Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Today we're going to revisit some wedding projects that I've mentioned.. and then never mentioned again, or that I have since redone. 

Almost a year ago (holy crap!) I talked about our "Anniversary Books"I was making for the tables. To refresh your memory, they looked like this: 

I had made 10 of them. Then I stopped. Mostly initially because I ran out of twine, then later because I realized I absolutely hated them. I started to think: This is something that I want to be more than "just another Pinterest project" to have at the wedding, and that this would be something we were planning on holding onto for forever, and revisiting every anniversary. I didn't want something flimsy, or trashy looking, I started to want a REAL notebook to put at each table. I also then thought that in addition to reading the notes people left us at the front of the book, M and I could use the back of the book to jot down our favorite memories, and things we learned, from the last year. 

SO, in search of something more stable, I poked around I saw they had sets of small notebooks, 3 for $4.

I ended up finding some that were red, green and blue with different polka dot patterns on them. When I got home, I realized we still had a bunch of engagement photo prints that we weren't using. SO, I trimmed the photos down to size, glued them onto the notebooks, and peeled the 1-10 stickers off the old notebooks..and was left with this:

I'm SO much happier with them, it's unbelievable. I'll have to make a little note that I'm going to paperclip onto the top of them, and then put them on the tables.

Also, FINALLY almost done, the "Instagram wedding photos" some of you may have been seeing me repost to IG (kellybea14).  I finally ordered the second wave of prints from prinstagram, and taped them all to twine. I actually just got a 2nd frame today from M's mom. I'm going to re-spray the one below, and spray the other one, gold. When I'm done, the set up will look something like this:

I'm going to string them between the frames, and prop them on the escort card table! I hope people enjoy seeing these set up! I also have a sweet note I printed and framed that talks about how Matt and I couldn't do it (marriage) without such great role models around us. Not that our single friends aren't good role models, but I thought it'd be nice to celebrate other people's marriages, at our own.

So, there's an update!


  1. I love the look of your new books. We had a "time capsule" type thing at our wedding where people put prediction/wishes for certain year anniversaries. It has been so fun to read all of them so far! You will love having these keepsakes!

  2. I LOVE the new books! they're such a great idea, and I love that you redid a project you weren't completely happy with! :)

  3. I really loved your first book idea, but the revamped ones are absolutely beautiful. Such a neat idea. And I love the IG photos of wedding pics, too!

  4. "Not that single friends aren't good role models..."

    Womp womp.

    ;) Kidding. LOVE the instagram loving. Can't wait for your wedding, and to experience it via the blogosphere!

  5. Aw I love both of those things! The anniversary books and fun and I can honestly say I've never really seen that before. I've seen the whole notes to the bride and groom for like marriage advice but the books are a good idea. Those weddings pics...freaking amazing. Aren't you glad we didn't get married in the 60's, 70's, and 80's? Oh the hair and the fabric used...oy!

  6. Ok, WAIT A MINUTE! Are there pics of your parents/grandparents AND friends?! Cause if so, I am jumping STRAIGHT ON THAT TRAIN.

    Fantastic idea, and I have absolutely gorgeous shots from most of my friends weddings. Spill le beans.

  7. You are one talented lady. I can't wait to see all your pics from your wedding.