Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wedding run down

For those who did not get the memo.. we are 7 DAYS OUT!! woo hoo. Here is the rundown (as of right now). Here are some answers to some questions I have been getting, hope this helps.

Date: Saturday August 6th 
Place: Gate way building in the Research Park, yes it is an office building and the address is.. 1800 South Oak Street Champaign, Illinois 61820
Time: ceremony starts at 4 pm, cocktail hour/toast at 430-530p, dinner at 530p, followed by cake cutting and dancing the night away
Theme: Vintage paper flowers and airplanes
Colors: Navy Blue, charcoal gray, ivory and pops of red
Wedding Party: 2 girls: Hayley (friend) and Kristie (sister of the bride)2 boys: Kendal (friend)and David (brother of the groom)
Flowers: Only using flowers for bouquets, corsages,buttoners and ceremony. They will be red roses and gladiolas. The center pieces are hand made by my dad and me with sticks, paper flowers and planes, and rice
Food: Hog roast, cole slaw and beans. Beer, wine and champagne provided along with tea, lemonade and water.
Registries: Macys: and honeymoon wishes:
Things to do in Champaign-Urbana: a good website with plenty of links and different options for people
Hotel: As far as i know there is no hotel space available in the area. The hotel that was saved was the Ihotel which is across the street from the venue.

I hope this answers a lot of questions and is helpful for people. I am getting so excited writing all this down I can not wait.

7 days out!

WE ARE 7 DAYS OUT, 7 DAYS!!! holy cow that is crazy.
I picked up my altered dress today from the dress store and I fell in love with it all over again. The look..

Jackie O. I also had my hair trial this week. 

I only have 2 complaints and changes. The right side has pin curls..
which I love, but my bangs did not stay very long. I was thinking of starting small and getting larger. Also, this side looks really wet from the hairspray and I do not like it at all. I also finished my bird cage veil, what do you think? Make up will be the same except red lipstick, opinions much?

Did I mention I also skinned my knees on tuesday? They hurts and I feel like a little kid. Thats all, all done. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Program 2.0

I knew I didn't want to have paper programs so I wanted to find another cute shabby chic option..

and I DID!

I spent $2 for the window at a preservation shop and I already had the fabric and the marker. Woo hoo!
I stapled the fabric on the back to make it easier to read and its polka dotted, which is my favorite. I am so happy with the way this turned out.

are/did you do anything fun for your program with games or fans?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

baby gift.

So Peter's best man's wife, is pregnant and with all the hundred things going on in my life I wanted to have her gift done when we went there (St. Louis) for my cousins wedding a few weeks back. So this is what she got..

This crazy looking elephant. This is the first time I have ever attempted to make a stuffed animal and I think it came out pretty cool. AND.. 

These two paci clips. They have velcro on them and you can remove the paci as well as wash them and are completely custom since I just used ribbon. 

What do  you think?

Monday, July 11, 2011

I.D.E.A. store

So, for some reason I didn't not there was a thrift shop in town for crafters until a friend told me about it. I promptly googled it and looked up the hours, and they were wonky but surprisingly fit with my schedule. I went in on Tuesday after hearing about it and absolutely FELL IN LOVE!

Well, i found a mound of objects and got to work. I bought two frames (one i painted white) which got a chalkboard makeover, some playing cards, and some scrap old maps.
gold frame painted white with queen and king of hearts.. love <3.

white chalkboard frame with a chalk drawing of us, that i did. I like how not perfect it is. 
What do you guys think?

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Neglect is the fail to care properly.. well that is what I have been doing with this blog. I have felt recently like my life is falling apart due to too much on my plate and this was the thing that i  dropped. I have had several break downs in the last week and now that school is coming to a conclusion, it has come a time where i can pay more attention to this bloggy blog.
So hello there, my name is steph and i am a fun creative person that hates planning (my) wedding and a senior in nursing school. it is nice to meet you, how are you?