More Wedding Ideas

This is another wedding post.  So many of you were so excited for us the last time I wrote about our upcoming wedding, that I decided we would be sharing most of the details with you on our blog.  Even my mother visits the blog to catch up on our wedding plans, so we hope you enjoy the full disclosure. 

Also, a few of you asked if you could "copy" ideas.  Please rest assured, that most of these ideas are borrowed from others and I am not possessive of any of my own wedding ideas, so please feel free to take what you like! :)

It's been another busy week, which has left us very little time to work on our bathroom renovation.  It seems like we've been playing catch-up with our sleep and Corey and I have been working opposite hours.  It's seriously been one of those weeks where you basically collapse in bed at the end of the day without an ounce of energy to spare.  I honestly don't know how people with kids manage... I think parents must be superheroes!  The good news is that Monty has gone to his forever home and our house is back to normal again!

We have been devoting a little time to planning our wedding, since it is something we can do for a few minutes before bed.  Last time I posted about our wedding, we mentioned our colour palette of emerald and jade, and we found a couple of great inspiration photos on Martha Stewart Weddings (photos above and below)... As usual, Martha knows best!

I came across this pretty inspiration board for emerald weddings online, and while we probably won't use any of these ideas, it reassured me that this is a good choice for us!  I've posted some other ideas below.

I just love this simple DIY photo backdrop from Style Me Pretty.

In case you missed our glass cutting post, we're making individual glasses from wine bottles for our guests.

I adore this idea from Wedding Window and think we'll definitely have shot glasses of milk and mini cookies passed around to our guests at the end of the night.  What's better before bed than milk and cookies?
Since our ceremony and venue will be a few kilometers apart, we were thinking of printing cute maps to include in the invitations or to post on our wedding website.  I really liked the fun style of the maps by Merry Maps!  We could add personal landmarks and set a fun tone for the wedding!
I will never tire of beautiful vintage milk glass centrepieces planted with succulents.  I think they're so pretty and simple.  This photo is from Pinterest.
... And these are from Green Wedding Shoes.
This table from Silver and Jewelry is a little too rustic for our taste, but I love the eclectic style!
Do you like the idea of a providing a large frame as a photo prop for wedding guests?  I think we would choose something a little more ornate... and perhaps hang it from a tree so it's more stationary.  This inspiration photo is from Pinterest.
I doubt I'll have the time, but these fabric flowers from My Hand Made It are really sweet.  There's a tutorial for brides who are even more DIY ambitious than I am. 

We have known from the beginning that our camp themed wedding would have a candy buffet.  We're planning on calling it the "Tuck Shop" and including some of our favourite candies for our guests to help themselves.  This photo serves as our inspiration and we're already collecting large apothecary jars from thrift stores.
We're thinking of providing these sweet boxes to our guests so that they can take their candy home. 

 We're hoping to have our ceremony outdoors, and these personalized water bottle labels, featured on Wedding Window would make a nice touch.
I'm not sure if we'll need these, but I thought this printed itinerary from Etsy would be a cute way of helping people to understand our timeline.  It would probably be appreciated by our friends who have children and will want to know when we eat, how long the ceremony is, etc.
And on the paper front, we think we'll probably be printing our own invitations.  These pocket envelopes from Paper and More would allow us to neatly include RSVP cards, maps etc.

While we still have some oodles of planning to do, you may have noticed that I'm sounding more excited about it!  Now that we know how much we're going to need to spend, I have relaxed and now feel motivated to make our wedding as nice as possible on our budget.  I think this will be almost as fun as renovating our house... ALMOST!

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