Archive for September, 2011

Etsy Find Friday: Photobooth Save the Date

Friday, September 9th, 2011

{Becky found this very cute save the date idea your guests are sure to love!}

There is nothing more adorable than a “Save the Date” card that is fun and genuine – which is why I love this magnet from papel lindo!

All you have to do is snap five great pictures (you two are madly in love, so that should be easy), and send them in to have a 2 by 6 inch magnet created. 25 magnets will run you $80 or you can get the digital file to print on your own for $20.  Papel lindo has some great “Photo Tips” to ensure the best results, and nothing is printed without your feedback and approval.

Adorable, genuine, and shows your personality? Yes, please!

Wedding Reading: As You Like It

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

{Another reading from Laura}

As You Like It, Act V, Scene II by Shakespeare

No sooner met but they looked
No sooner looked but they loved
No sooner loved but they sighed
No sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason
No sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy;
And in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage which they will climb…

Wedding Reading: Sonnet 116

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

{Another reading selection by Becky}

Sonnet 116 by Shakespeare

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixèd mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

Wedding Reading: Little Yellow Leaf

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

{Thanks to Laura for finding this lovely little reading}

Excerpt from Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger

And then, high up on an icy branch, a scarlet flash.  One more leaf holding tight.
“You’re here?” called the Little Yellow Leaf.
“I am,” said the Little Scarlet Leaf.
“Like me!” said the Little Yellow Leaf.
Neither spoke.  Finally… “Will you?” asked the Little Scarlet Leaf.
“I will!” said the Little Yellow Leaf.
And one, two, three, they let go and soared.

Etsy Find Friday: Custom Cake Toppers

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

{Etsy + Interns = new Friday finds!!!  This one from Laura!}

Weddings and Wire hand-makes unique wire items including wedding cake toppers!  You can tell them how you want certain details to appear, such as skin tone, hairstyles, clothing outfits, and appearance of the bride’s bouquet.  Many brides and grooms send pictures of their actual wedding attire so that the cake topper will be miniature (wire!) versions of themselves!  Sizes range for each topper and prices range anywhere from $50 to several hundred dollars, depending on the design you create.

Katemdot hand sews each wire bride’s gown so that attention and care are given to every aspect of this important part to your wedding day!  She can even use fabric from your wedding gown to make it completely personal.

{Emilie’s Note – I am In. Love. with the tree swing toppers.  Adorable!}

Wedding Reading: The Art of Marriage

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

{I tasked my lovely interns with finding some more readings for the Wedding Reading Series – this first one is from Becky with more to come from both of them.}

The Art of Marriage by Wilferd Arlan Peterson 

Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created.
In the art of marriage the little things are the big things
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say “I love you” at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with the honeymoon, it should continue through all the years.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy.
It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not looking for perfection in each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humour.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
It is finding room for the things of the spirit.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.
It is discovering what marriage can be, at its best.