Thursday, July 30, 2009

Forehead down, belly in!


I went to Miami the weekend of the 25th to meet with some potential vendors and TO TAKE MY BOUDOIR PHOTOS!!!! As stated previously I won a wedding planner who works closely with a photographer, and as part of that package I got to pick from a bridal, engagement or boudoir session. Since my photographer already includes the first two, I thought it would be awesome to provide my honey with the latter, and OMG was it an awesome experience.

I introduce you to PProvocateur By Carmen. The photographer is The Amazing Carmen (of Studio By Carmen) who is, well, amazing! I haven't seen the photos yet so I don't know how happy I'll be but the experience itself was awesome. I am not one who likes to be exposed and I dont see my self as sexy at all... 5'3 and a A-cup... I mean really! lol But Carmen made me feel like a modern day Jessica Rabbit.
I arrived at her studio and we chatted over my outfits like girlfriends...layed out my "gear", picked the order they would go in and with what accessories. Then we were off. Here I was, in front of someone I had just met less than 5 minutes before in a garter belt thigh-highs and stilettos and I wasn't uncomfortable at all! Mind you, before I'd gotten there I was totally freaked. In our one phone call she asked me what I was bringing (I felt exrememly embarassed mentioning my lingerie) and what size I was (ummm do we really need to talk cup size lol)...I felt like I was at the gyno lol ... but as soon as I walked through those doors Carmen made me feel like I was in jeans and a shirt (sexy jeans, mind you) and not weird or uncomfortable at all!
The shoot lasted about an hour and a half. The whole time I was sucking in my belly, trying not too look like a deer in head lights and laughing. Really good experience that I think every woman should have. It's like an adults "dress up". Completely out of my character and I loved it, and I hope he'll love it too! And one day when my daughter is dressed all skanky and tells me I know nothing about being sexy, I'll have something to show her..because YES it was classy...and I'm proud I did it :)
**For those of you not based in Florida (she's located in Miami) she holds marathon shoots nationwide, and if you contact her with interest she may hold one in your city!**
Pictures to come!...maybe lol (he doesn't like that idea)

Monday, July 13, 2009

I look like a sexy alien :)

I am taking off running today! I dipped out on the gym today and got right to crafting. My Card Box is 90% complete, I just need to glue on the bases and add on the orchids and then, it's a wrap! First project almost complete!!!
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these bases are the reason I'm alien-like. I used a sponge brush, green paint and glitter on each base once dried I'll glue everything together an add the flowers.
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added some ribbon and letter sto the top tier
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in the end it will look something like this, almost there but not quite...
I'll get back to you
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I also started on my flower girl's pomander:
I used a metal skewer to poke the ribbon all the way through, and hot glue to attach the flowers.
Originally I'd bought hydrangeas at $8.99 a branch from Michaels, then found these carnations at Walmart for about $2 a branch and they look fuller and better.

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Not too sure about these leaves, they're not glued in, thinking of maybe
adding them for a splash of color...but I dont think I like that dark green.
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I'll be adding a strand of pearls for a triple handle effect. To be seen
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I've also decided to make my own aisle runner...and large initials...and add rhinestones to my heels, and, and, and....lol we'll see how much I can take.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cakes, cakes and more cakes

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How pretty are these!!

Perfect dress for the perfect girl

I just emailed these 2 dresses to my cousin to see which one she likes for her daughter, our flower girl. Found them on Etsy from seller Sweet Plume and they come with a detachable apron made of feathers (hence the Plume) which I'll be forgoing...they run for about $85

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what do you think?!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wedding Inspiration:

Just some random things that inspire me, looks I'm going for or working off of:
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love love love the use of pearls here and the beading on her gown.
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simple, elegant and clean...love it!
and now I LOVE Mr. D...so I think these cake toppers reflect
that pretty well :) Don't you?
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seriously doubt using on like those though, again we're going for simple and clean,
this is more my style:
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Flower Girl Pomander

Along with the card box I am also working on my flower girl's pomander, for your newbies to the wedding lingo it's the } more neat} alternative to the basket with petals.... and is pretty easy.

I bought a styraform ball from Michaels, a hot blue gun, some silk flowers, ribbon, wire cutters and green paint to cover the styafoam ball and ensure there were no white spots left uncovered.... In the end I hope this



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looks something like this:
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The making of our card box...

Once upon a time there were plain boxes sold 3 for $7 at Michaels, til one day Future Mrs. D came upon them with a vision, a vision for a better, prettier tomorrow... this is my more expensive reference/inspiration:



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It's a bit "much" for me so I'm going for a more subdued version in the same color combination.

For this project all I used were the round hat boxes, spray glue, ribbon, a hot glue gun (to attach the ribbon), box cutters (for the holes), wrapping paper, wire cutters (for the silk flowers) and silk flowers... check Walmart for cheaper prices on the glue gun, spray glue and wire cutters.

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Back in Wedding Mode

Slowly {very slowly} I've made my way back to wedding planning...the house is still in the work and with that is the beginning of Wedding Central, my home away from home:

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Anyone have a chair I can have lol