Sunday, November 28, 2010
Craftster is my whole life. Seriously. I spend more hours on that website that anything else. And my favorite people on Earth I have met through that website. In fact, my BFF Amy, and I met through Craftster!
That said, I wanted a way to involve all my buddies in my wedding and have them be "present" on my special day. So I had my brother build this spectacular shelf. Once again...I was expecting a little shelf and got this masterpiece. My family spoils me.
For months, I swapped art with all my favorite Craftster buddies and they all made me splendid gifts.
They all varied so much, but each gift was themed to my wedding colors and my likes and in the end it came together beautifually.
It is made of awesome.
I made a sign to describe what Craftster is and how important is is in my life to keep people in the loop.
To all my Craftster buddies, I love you dearly. You have literally changed my life and made my art so much more meaningful.
So, if you have not noticed, this wedding was an entire family affair. My dad built a ton of things.
My mom just seriously provided SO MUCH: financial and mostly emotional support. She helped plan it and bring it all together. I literally could not have done the wedding without her.
Two of my cousins were bridesmaids. Another cousin did my hair and makeup.
My whole entire extended family helped set up all day and clean up the next day.
I love my family so much.
They are amazing.
I also had two tiny family members included in the wedding, and seriously, they were one of the best parts. These are another one of my cousins baby twin girls. At 18 months, they are itty bitty for their age. But I have never seen so much energy, happiness and love in such tiny little things in my life! They are the cutest, sweetest babies ever!
I made their fairy wings and decorate the basket and pillow myself. The pillow matched my garter and top hat that you will see later.
Only one made it completely down the aisle...guess that is why I had two! :D
Once again, I have another amazing project built by my dad. I wanted an archway or something cool for me and Kevin to stand under during the ceremony. Just something that was not your typical wedding lattice and ivy. Once again, I got SO MUCH MORE than I asked for!
Inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas,
he built this out of sheet metal just like the tree and hat, and the details up close are stunning.
There is ivy and hand-sculpted flowers and everything.
The rocks were constructed from plaster and he added black flocking dust, giving them a sparkle in the sunlight!
Yes, I am stepping up onto a stool. I am little, like I said!
Trains at a depot...who woulda thunk?!
So next up for the wedding posts I thought I would share my guestbook. The whole table was decorated to the theme, including a tea set, "Drink Me" bottle, pumpkins, cards, and a matching pen to the guest book.
I did 30 different digital layouts using our engagement photos and quotes from songs, movies, and other things that were important to us and had a lot of symbolism in our relationship.
Here are most of the layouts! (A couple of them would not post
More to come!