March 26th. 10:30am…
As I type this post, I’m sitting under a heat lamp with foils in my hair and a latte by my side. With just 72 hours to go until I say “I Do,” I’m in full bridal beautification mode and if I’m being honest, it’s kind of the best part of the planning process. This week, I’ve had, in no partcicular order (certainly not by rank of what hurts the worst): My eyebrows shaped and tweezed, waxing, laser hair removal, (Judaism = Hair issues), a manicure/pedicure, and now a cut, highlights, gloss and blowout.
In just a couple hours (oh, yes, these things take time), I will walk out of here, go home, grab the kid, the guy, and that long white dress . We’ll stuff our car, all get grumpy, then take deep breaths, recover, regroup, talk about our excitement and before we know it, will be in the throws of wedding weekend extravaganza….
And a what a wedding and weekend it was… Now 13 days later, I’m sitting at my desk with a hair on top of my head, a 4 hour old coffee that could use a reheat, and a heart and computer FULL of incredible memories that I want to savor forever.
One of the best parts of our wedding was how we were able to include our family in the ceremony and celebration. From Jonah walking me down the aisle (a moment I will treasure forever), to our family gathering around us for a special prayer during the ceremony (see below), we were surrounded with such love, warmth and tradition. We also happened to have the world’s most delicious ring bearers and flower girls a wedding has ever seen. (It’s my blog, so I’m allowed to say that).
Over the next few weeks and months I plan to share some of the things I did on the DIY and decor front to make the wedding special and “us.” But first… a little, teeny sneak peek at one simple project that added extra cuteness to the cuteness factor that was our ring bearers. (Hey, it’s my blog, so I can say it again!)
At the very last minute, literally the night before we left, I decided that bribing the boys with candy at the end of the aisle wasn’t going to guarantee that they’d actually agree to walk down the aisle in front of 100 strangers. So knowing that 4 year olds like “assignments,” I decided I’d create these little hand held signs for them to carry. It was so simple!
I found a shop on etsy that created custom 5X7, downloadable and printable signs to say “Aunt Jenny” & “Uncle Peter.” I ordered them and uploaded them to Staples.com for printing on heavy, white card stock. (Hi, easy!)
Next, I cut them with an exacto knife. Using the bamboo, painted knives I used for my CPK Rooftop BBQ party, I hot glued them to the back of the sign.
To make sure they’d really stay, I put a label on top of them…. and voila!
This is a picture of the boys practicing during the rehearsal….
I cannot wait to get the professional photos from our photographer Leah Lee. Here are some photos gathered from family and friends. There are so many candid photos that were shared it’s almost hard to choose… stay tuned for more… and more… and maybe some more after that. You didn’t think that this was going to be it, did you? Like I said, it’s my blog and I’ll…. you catch the drift. xo.