Thursday, June 23, 2011

The One About the Jewelry Bouquet

When I announced my engagement last year and had received good wishes from family and friends, a lot of them expected that I would churn out a "crafty" wedding, so to speak.  Handmade invitations and DIY wedding favors were just some of their crafty expectations.  While I have to admit that I am a big admirer of homespun backyard weddings like those in the States, I had to choose between being crafty - and thrifty altogether - and being relaxed and beautiful on my big day.

Creating invitations and wedding favors for about 200 guests would inevitably leave me haggard and so I went with the latter option.  Still, I wasn't about to get hitched without being a tad crafty.

Since the start of the engagement, I had been collecting vintage-looking jewelry.  Remember this post?  I had initially planned on making a entire wedding bouquet out of jewelry.  However, when I talked to my florist, the lure of fresh flowers was hard to resist.  I'm a sucker for fresh flowers.  If I could, I'd buy fresh flowers everyday and nix the room spray.

So my florist and I decided on a bouquet of white roses (which happened to be my favorite) but I asked her if she could include the jewelry "flowers" I had painstakingly made (I still have burnt fingers from the hot glue to show for it).  Delightfully, she said yes and this was how the bouquet turned out:

The purple flowers on my bouquet (the big one) were paper and fabric flowers.  Can't be seen much in the photo but I beaded some pearls as well and they served as elegant accent pieces.

I happened to make a lot of the jewelry "flowers" so each of my bridesmaids and maid of honor got some in their bouquets as well. 

The beaded flower at the bottom is a cocktail ring!
It was like a hidden gift as they could deconstruct the bouquet and use the jewelry after the wedding.

Happy crafting! :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Picture-Perfect Thursday: Our Wedding Photos

I  know it's only Wednesday but I figured it wouldn't hurt to post a Picture-Perfect post a day earlier than its scheduled posting given that I've been MIA from it for a while now.  This week, I'd like to share some images on the day when Hon-some and I took on an adventure that changed the course of our lives - marriage.

The groom

 I made sure my little bro wouldn't miss out on this special day.  I strung his toy car through a necklace and I held it for the most part of the wedding.

 I wore a fascinator/birdcage veil.

 With my maid of honor

 With our respective parents

 Our motif was deep purple and leaf green.

 The dinner reception was held at C3 Events Place.  Lovely place.

Forever, indeed, began on that day.  To bliss and beyond!

Friday, June 10, 2011

The One When I Was MIA

I know I've been MIA for some time now. I was busy with life, you see. In particular, I was busy getting...

Read that right. I'm officially hitched, officially hypenated. The picture above was our plasma display at our wedding reception.

I'm still caught up with last-minute work requirements before I officially leave my current job to begin a new one and also with sprucing up our humble abode.

Kinda off-tangent but I loved the idea of Prince William and Kate Middleton releasing an official wedding photo...

And because I'm still over the moon (not to mention feeling royalty!), I leave you with ours...

Hahahaha! I know, right?!?!? It was a wedding gift which we loved to bits! Real wedding photos soon, I promise!