Saturday, May 30, 2009

I do love weddings

I just hate how tired I get when I do one! The key is to do as much ahead of time as you can. I was anxious to get things done when my daughter was getting married and still shots were something I could do ahead of time. Above this their wedding invitation. I used Crane stationery as we loved the light blue envelopes lined in white. I printed the photo I had taken of them and created into an oval vignette on the card. The info was printed on vellum and I made a belly band with the two hearts. The bow signifies that they are "tying the knot".
For the reception, I made cutlery holders out of envelopes and punched a heart, so the periwinkle napkin shows through. These can be used for any party, and it makes it easier for the guest to pick up the cutlery and keep them all together and they have their napkin too. I tied two chocolate kisses in tulle and they look like wedding bells. I had photos of the couple on the tables for people to take home if they wanted them.
We also did book marks to give as favors at the wedding. Most all of this could be done ahead of time and checked off the list. Having just helped with a wedding where they weren't done ahead of time, I highly recommend it :-). It will de-stress the process. There will still be stress and things that come up unexpectedly, but at least these things will be out of the way.
The rings are a great subject for still shots and I like to find interesting places to put them. In flowers such as this lily or roses is a great place. I also like to use a starlight filter on items that have a reflection.

It is wedding season so I thought you might enjoy seeing some of these details. I know I enjoy looking back at them.
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Becky Spinks said...

Holly, I love reading your blog and am fascinated with your talent. Your photos are very professional as are your paper crafts. What need ideas you have! You give me inspiration each time I pop in. Thanks!

Jenny Gropp said...

really wonderful pics Holly! That starlight filter is really neat.