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A Wedding in Progress

Happy Tuesday, Lovers. Good long weekend? Yeah, me too. A much needed massage at Corroboree and additional self-love treats the included wine drinking and a mani/pedi. I slept a lot and ate indulgently. And uh, now it's back to the grind. Bummer.

Yesterday I met up with one of "my" brides, Miss Natasha. She is another Nashville bridal blogger (Big Spoon Little Spoon) who is getting married on the coveted 10.10.10 date! I'm creating a custom shorty bubble veil and hair toy for her and we did some fitting and altering of it. It's going to look SO CUTE when it's done, I just can't wait. While I was over at The Spoon's residence, Natasha was so sweet to show me "The Room" where are things wedding have taken over. I was so excited. I have no idea why. It's not my wedding. I mean, I know Natasha, but it's not like we've been BFF's forever. I really do think that I've got an issue with the World of Weddings now. How, may I ask, did this happen? Good Lord.

At any rate, I took some snaps of her work in progress and am just dying to show you some little snippets of her amazing DIY planning thus far. Her colors are white, ivory and champagne with little snippets of black. It's looking REALLY pretty.


Bubble veil in progress.


A snippet of her AMAZING dress. She got it for a song too - SAMPLE!


The most adorable little bags for their candy buffet. See the LITTLE SPOON!?! So freakin' cute.


DIY wedding signs a la Natasha.


DIY Wedding Wands! What's a Wedding Wand? Just another option to bubbles, sparklers, rice, rose petals...you know, a Wedding Wand.


Her GORGEOUS poms! Miss Natasha tea-stained THOUSANDS of coffee filters. They really are stunning.


More coffee filter decor! Love it.


She hand-cut these to save bank on a one-time use punch. I hear patience is a virtue...The Virtuous Natasha!

Little Spoon is just 34 days out from her wedding. It's the final countdown, right? The girl has got it together though and appears ready to wed. She's been working her tail off so that she can try to relax these last few weeks before the wedding. I did the same too, although it still just gets crazy when you get down to the wire. I am excited that's she letting me do her veil and hair toy. Can't wait until it's done!

Are you getting down to the wire? Are you ready? Did you wait until the last minute for everything? Did you think a DIY project would be easy and were you wrong? So wrong? Do tell.

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Reader Comments (7)

Thos are coffee filters? Wow, they look stunning! What a talented bride!
PS the world of weddings does that to you, it kind of sucks you in! ;)

September 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPaula@DWI

Ah! Squeek! All of your pictures make my organized chaos look SO PRETTY! Thank you, Louise! I'm super stoked about my veil and hair toy too! Thanks for indulging my "show-and-tell" yesterday and for this very kind blog post. I blush.

<3 Natosha aka Little Spoon

September 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNatosha

That 10-10-10 date was just too hard to resist!

Everything looks amazing. We're doing little menu cards too, but hand cut?!?! - dang, girl. Impressive!!

September 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterverhext

Such pretty details. I love making beautiful things out of items that would otherwise be trash.

September 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

LOVELY! Truly, really pretty!
I'm 11 weeks out and in the middle of some DIY. I'm assembling my home printed invitations that turned out just lovely (SUCK IT, ENGRAVERS!), next I will be assembling my favors which will be 2 See's suckers wrapped in tulle with a paper tag that says Thank You, and whenever I can find spare minutes (literally, if I have more than 10 minutes) I'm embroidering little hankies for the folks attending our ceremony. My sister, the MOH, is making my wedding wands, and I'm going to make paper wreaths for the chapel doors.

I'm really captivated by those coffee filter pom centerpiece things. Can I get a How-To? Because, I'm really not craftily inclined. And, I'm planning to use the hotels silk flower centerpieces and I'm not in love with them. But, they're free, yo. I kinda love that.

PS I really wish we had the budget for the fancy engraved invitations. :sigh:

September 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristy V

Wow! What a smart bride!
And your blogs just crack me up! Always look forward to them.

September 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVickie / Bella Weddings

Hey Christy V! If you want to hop on over to my blog this week, I am planning a post about the pomander balls. There is a tutorial already up online that I'll include as well as share my trial and error with them. Good luck to you on all your crafting projects!

September 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNatosha

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