Saturday, September 25, 2010

August 14, 2010: Something Beautiful

I know this post is about a month late. I was waiting on our wedding photos before I decided to sit down and type this out.

Our wedding took place in Garland, TX at Northlake Baptist Church. Jonas and I met in the youth group there on a Wednesday night at Soul Food Cafe. We were both baptized in this church. God placed us there to build a foundation in Christ. As for our house, we will serve the Lord. What an amazing Lord we have!!

We will: "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer" Romans 12:12

We will hold this to heart: "He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure." Isaiah 33:6

We pray: "Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word." Psalm 119:37

We will laugh and praise in all circumstances: "Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them." Psalm 126:2

We will dance when no one is looking

Love never fails.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

DIY Wedding

I am wayyyy over due for a blog...I know! I was waiting on my beaaauuutiful pictures! I am actually going to break my wedding blog into two. One, for how I pulled off a DIY wedding. Two, my favorite moments from my wedding day!

If you know me at all, you know I am a bargain shopper. I kind of take it to the extreme sometimes. I am a digger, whether it is T.J.Maxx or the Dollar Tree, I know how to stretch my buck! Here are some of my money savers from our wedding!

The arch from our wedding was handmade with love from Jonas' dad. It was made with trellis from Home Depot. He had the rest! The fabric draping the arch was $1 a yard down on Harry Hines Blvd. We got out with 20 yds of fabric for $20...You can't beat that! The average arch standing that tall cost close to $100 and chiffon and iridescent organza fabric can range anywhere from $3-$15 per yard!

Our "bridal cake" was actually petit fours. The average cost for a cake serving is $3.50 per serving. Our cost per serving was $2.00 from Casa Linda Bakery in Dallas. For an approximate saving of $250. Our cake stand was hand made from wood we got pre-cut at Home Depot, 3"wide PVC pipe fittings, and 1" wide dowel rods. I threw on a little Mod Podge and a lace trim for a total cost of $25. The average cupcake stand for 100 servings cost approximately $65 with tax and shipping (Cupcake Tree). This does not include decorating supplies and it is made out of cardboard.

Handmade Boutonnieres!! Early in my planning, I stumbled on how to make flowers out of burned fabric. I was able to make 12 boutonnieres for $20. Boutonnieres on average cost $10 a piece. Total savings: $100

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You will never guess where I got the vases for my centerpieces. Dollar Tree had 9" tall vases. I bought 10 of them. Michael's and Hobby Lobby both priced vases of that size about $10 per piece. That's right...I saved $90. All the flowers for my centerpieces were either on clearance at Michael's or from Walmart. Flowers look less cheap and more vibrant when they are submerged in water. The floating candles were 4 for $8 at Garden Ridge. There were also 10 different vases that Jonas' mom picked up on sale at Michael's. We scattered the vases every other table and it looked awesome! P.S. I still have most of these vases if anyone needs some for anything!

I am not sure where those little swans came from...a little cheesy.

AnyWHO...There are many more ways that we saved that I can not disclose! We were incredibly blessed by our friends and families. It would not have come together without all the helping hands. I felt like my wedding was pretty much perfect. The things that I were irritated about at the moment I can look back and laugh about. So many beautiful memories were made. We are thoroughly enjoying married life. Well worth the wait.

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