Rob and Mandy's Wedding Extravaganza………….. May 26, 2012

Blogging my way to our wedding day.

121 Days to Go – Cranes, Cranes, Cranes! January 26, 2012

I am still hard at work on my 1,000 origami cranes project! Right now I have right around 700 πŸ™‚ Rob has helped, as well as my friend Kate from work. I’ve been using mainly scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and JoAnn Fabrics. However, I did decide to order some actual origami paper through a seller on Etsy. It took a couple of weeks, but my origami paper has arrived from Hong Kong! Check it out πŸ˜€

I wish I could read Chinese, I love how the characters look πŸ™‚

6 different patterns of beautiful origami paper

All of the papers have wonderful gold accents for a bit of sparkle

Cranes made from each paper design, so cute!!

Time to get back to work! πŸ™‚


299 Days to Go – Invitation Colaboration August 1, 2011

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Now that we’ve picked our dream wedding venue, Rob and I seem to have gone full-tilt into wedding mode. Over the last couple of days our wedding invitations have begun to take shape. For my part of the project, I did a watercolor painting of a cherry blossom branch, incorporating our colors of teal, pink and brown. Rob then scanned the painting into the computer and is using the image on both the inside and outside of the invitation. He came up with a really badass design/layout! I would post a picture of it here…but it’ll be more fun to see them when they come in the mail :). I’ll definitely put a photo up after they go out. Now that we pretty much have the main design down, next he’ll be working on the Save-the-Dates. Hopefully we can start getting thoseΒ  mailed out soon. We want the people that have to travel from out of state to have as much advance notice as possible, especially since it will be during a holiday weekend. In the mean time, we are so excited with the way things are coming together, and we can’t wait to share it with everyone!

PS. This is not my painting by the way πŸ™‚


328 Days to Go – We’ve Made Our First Decision! July 3, 2011

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Well, we’ve both Googled ourselves crazy since deciding when to have this shindig, but up until last night we couldn’t settle on much of anything. We’ve made the rounds to the local craft stores’ wedding sections, looked through books, played around with color samples for painting and searched the internet for inspiration boards. So after a LOT of indecision, tada! Pink, aqua and brown. Whew….why was that so hard? πŸ˜‰

So exciting! Now we can start looking for things to buy early and start thinking of all the DIY projects we want to do. Rob is already getting some great ideas for our invitations πŸ™‚ Maybe I’ll finally be able to start narrowing down what I want to do for the cake? (Ya right hehe).

So what do you think? Does this color combo seem like “us”?


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