Here’s an excerpt from an email correspondence I had with Kristina the bride:
I am getting close to being able to blog a few of your wedding images,
and I was just wondering if you can let me know what you created for the wedding.
I know you made all the boutonnieres, the hair adornments, the flower girl baskets…
did you also design/create the dresses and ties??
the photos look great, can’t wait for you to see them…
yay! so excited to see everything! i made a TON of stuff. i’ll just try to make a comprehensive list… let me know if you have questions about anything!
(all made locally in houston, unless noted):
neck ties and bow ties
flower girl dresses
ring bearer vests
our rings (we designed one anothers and had made-brad’s is from an etsy dealer)
save the dates
invitation stamps-made these of two stella alesi photos where brad and i were in profile, and had the silhouette stamp design printed on zazzle.com
labels in the back of the neck ties (and hidden inside all the clothing!!-made in france)-i used an extra one on the front of the guest book!
cake topper (made by an etsy dealer)
veil (made by an etsy dealer)
fabric flowers (worn by the mothers, nanna, and the house party)
hair adornments for flower girls and bridesmaids
flower girl baskets
ring bearer box (out of a vintage box i found, with our initials inside made of vintage scrabble tiles!)
2 of 3 bridesmaid necklaces
bridesmaids and house party charm bracelets
moustaches on sticks
dancin’ shoes basket (with flip flops!)
brad’s pocket square
guest book and pens
KIND OF MADE:
my garter-bought locally and then i re-purposed it with vintage blue ribbon and a button of my grandmother’s
i purchased all the floral containers and baskets at flea markets and secondhand shops and spray painted bronze and gold
my sisters and i made the birdseed bags when they all got to austin from other states!
i collected all the vintage birdcages and painted them in wedding colors
all ladies hankerchiefs
my watch-a gift from my younger sister-it has the most romantic inscription inside, ‘to alice from inman, 11-21-40′
the frames-we had collected these for an interior design project, and had a bunch leftover. my brothers hung them in the tree!
Wow! I think Kristina did a wonderful job planning her wedding, and when the day came you can see from the photos, she
relaxed and had a great time. I need to mention here 2 other vendors that made it a sucessful event:
the florist: petal pushers
the DJ: Michael Antonia, (Kristina brought him in from Los Angeles, and he was well worth the effort!)
Congratulations Kristina and Brad!