Tablesettings

I had always assumed we would put plates and cultery at the front of the buffet line, but after seeing this awesome table setting I can’t resist!

 

I’m picturing putting either a red or purple tablecloth on each table.  Then, on the plastic plates we’ll take an oversized paper napkin folded in half in the opposite color with the cultery, with a purple/red fabric holding it all together.  Totally cute – and it will only cost us the fabric more to make it all pretty.

 

Yay!

 

November 18, 2009 at 12:21 am Leave a comment

Handfasting

Alchaun and I have decided to do a handfasting ceremony instead of the more traditional vows.  For those of you unfamiliar, handfasting is the traditional European ceremony where the couple’s hands are tied together using cords.  It is likely to be where the phrase “to tie the knot” comes from.

While modern handfasting is commonly practiced with Pagans, it is also becoming a more popular ceremony in more traditional weddings, and the actual ceremony itself doesn’t necessarily have Pagan elements.  The reason we chose it was that it is a departure from the usual ceremony we’ve all heard a million times, and the vows seem to be more realisic.

For example, a 6 cord handfasting ceremony can read like this:

[Groom’s Name], Will you cause her pain?
I May
Is that your intent?
No

[Bride’s Name], Will you cause him pain?
I may
Is that your intent?
No

*To Both*
Will you share each other’s pain and seek to ease it?
Yes

And so the binding is made. Join your hands
*First cord is draped across the bride and grooms hands*

[Bride’s Name], Will you share his laughter?
Yes

[Groom’s Name], Will you share her laughter?
Yes

*To Both*
Will both of you look for the brightness in life and the positive in each other?
Yes

And so the binding is made.
*Second chord is draped across the couples hands*

[Bride’s Name], Will you burden him?
I may
Is that your intent?
No

[Groom’s Name], Will you burden her?
I may
Is that your intent?
No

*To Both*
Will you share the burdens of each so that your spirits may grow in this union?
Yes

And so the binding is made.
*Drape third chord across the couples hands*

[Bride’s Name], will you share his dreams?
Yes

[Groom’s Name], will you share her dreams?
Yes

*To Both*
Will you dream together to create new realities and hopes?
Yes

And so the binding is made.
*Drape fourth chord across the couples hands*

[Groom’s Name], will you cause her anger?
I may
Is that your intent?
No

[Bride’s Name], will you cause him anger?
I may
Is that your intent?
No

*To Both*
Will you take the heat of anger and use it to temper the strength of this union?
We Will

And so the binding is made.
*Drape fifth chord across the couples hands*

[Bride’s Name], Will you honor him?
I will

[Groom’s Name], Will you honor her?
I will

*To Both*
Will you seek to never give cause to break that honor?
We shall never do so

And so the binding is made.
*Drape sixth chord across the couples hands*

*Tie chords together while saying:*
The knots of this binding are not formed by these chords but instead by your vows. Either of you may drop the chords, for as always, you hold in your own hands the making of breaking of this union.

*Once chords are tied together they are removed and placed on altar*

I like it.  Plus, it means i get to make cords!

November 17, 2009 at 10:12 pm 4 comments

Guestbook!

I found an AWESOME guestbook idea that I have to share! Collaborative Art! The idea was originally posted at One Love Photo and I love it.

Basically you take a canvas and pencil in a basic design for the guests to follow.  Then you divide it up in squares and let each guest paint a square!

We decided to go with markers instead of paint to help keep things a little less messy.  I scoured the interwebs to find a design i liked to put on there, and i think I’ve found it!

This is a picture I got from istockphoto and then converted to outlines in illustrator.  I’m going to go to Kinkos and get it blown up, then i’m going to trace it using carbon paper onto the canvas.  Sounds like a fun project!!

November 17, 2009 at 9:56 pm 1 comment

Snap Station!

Check out this cute idea! Instead of leaving the disposable cameras all over the place, the idea is to take a few specialty cameras and leave them on a table for people to take pictures as they will.

I think this idea would work best with an outdoor reception – something a bit more artsy than what we plan.  Still, it was too good of an idea to not pass along.

November 17, 2009 at 9:28 pm Leave a comment

LOVE boutineers!

I have rarely seen a boutineer that I found truly attractive.  They all seem too girly.  While I’m still going to do the clay flowers with dice, I might incorporate some elements of this awesome boutineer I found here.

 

November 17, 2009 at 9:22 pm 1 comment

Headpiece found!

Sorry for the lack of posts all!  I figure if i don’t have anything to say I shouldn’t post, right?

Those of you who have followed me for a while have seen my back-and-forth waffling over what to do with my hair.  I turned down the idea of a traditional veil right off the bat, but I wasn’t sure what to do.  I started thinking of hair vines, and then a headband with a feather fascinator.  But – I think I found it!!

Ashley_Back

Ashley_Front

Ashley_Side

I love it!  I’d get to have a veil but without the all-in-my-face-ness of a traditional veil.  I can totally make this on the cheap too – preferably with a MUCH smaller flower.  Even cooler, it’s the “Ashley” design from Sara Gabriel.  I’m thinking of making it in red and doing a purple flower (maybe even a d20 in the center of the organza flower…i’ll have to play around a bit)

Since this is something that can be easily done now – I’m gonna get started!  Yay wedding project!  I’ll post pictures!

October 18, 2009 at 9:43 pm Leave a comment

Awesome Invitation

Totally cute and subtle!

Adrianna-hord-invite-P

For those not familiar – the logos at the bottom are for the horde faction in World of Warcraft.

I have to do something like this now.  I just have to.

October 9, 2009 at 12:19 am 1 comment

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