Tuesday, April 22, 2014

S is for ...

Signs - Jeff is planning to make - thanks to me asking him! - some wooden painted signs for directions. Want a white-washed, distressed look, not all glossy and new. Then I can use some big stencils I've had in my stash for years to write the signs. Teamwork :) Made Orla a sign to hold and you can find the photo under F is for Flower Girls ...... or you could just look at the picture I've uploaded below :) And I need to paint another frame for the photo booth so peeps can write on a blackboard and hold up the messages - knowing some of my friends, this may be an idea I live to regret! Although, I love the one in the collage of lyrics from songs :)
Save the Date bookmarks - made of course by yours truly with the help of my crafting supplies :)
Sleeping arrangements - Oh. My. God! Next to finding a dress that the Oldmaids all liked, working out where everyone was sleeping had to be the next most frustrating thing! It keeps changing but once I've put pen to paper and drawn up the plan then that's it!! Well, when I say 'pen to paper' I actually mean paint to sheets! I have got 2 single sheets - £1.00 each at a charity shop - well, buying new and painting them made absolutely no sense! - and plan to paint a plan of upstairs and downstairs on each and then add who's sleeping where with stick men and the heads cut from photographs of, wherever possible, embarrassing photographs of the guests! This is for the ground floor, first floor still to do, once I've put it through the washing machine and tried to get rid of the red paint I spilled all over it!
Shoes - already blogged about them, but here's a photo if you're a new visitor of the footwear for my oldsmaids and me - and no, you don't need to ask, yes, I did make them myself :)
Sweetie bar - I've amassed a big selection of glass jars and containers. A couple were an extravagent new purchase, but most were charity shop and car boot finds. Local wholesalers for the sweets and I've given some name holders a vintage them by covering in small strips of an old book. Here's a few I've done in the past ...
Service - Writing the whole thing myself, and as mentioned I haven't even started and with only a week to go really think I should be making that a priority LOL!

9 comments:

  1. How many guests are coming from out of town? You are putting them up at your place then?

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  2. We've got about 65 in total, from the 4 corners of England, so we've rented a big old house in the middle of the country and that way everyone can stay and no-one's got hundreds of miles to travel. Of course with me not working, and therefore no income, it will mean no holiday for us this year! xx

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  3. I have never been to England; however, it's a goal of mine to get out there sooner than later. I seems more relaxed than the States. Although, we're pretty calm in Colorado.

    Visiting from http://www.richardskeller.com/richie-on-writing

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    1. Hi Richard, we have our problems over here, but when I think about some other countries in the world, it's not so bad! And I love that we have so much history, palaces, old buildings ....
      thanks for visiting :) x

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  4. All of your stuff looks great! B and I had a rustic outdoor wedding at my parents' fan so we did a lot of the same things with the signs and what not. Everything you have posted looks fabulous!

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    1. Thank you so much - hope it brought back happy memories, not sad xx

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  5. I loved your theme for the A-Z challenge! Here's to many more years of togtherness for you and your partner. :)

    -Fellow A-Zer
    http://voicewithin-pooja-laxmeshwar.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thank you - was worried it would not be well received, but think most people have liked it :)
      Thanks for visiting! x

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  6. Thank you for stopping by my site, and all the best for the next 20+ years of marriage. I like your theme. I think I would have had troubles if I had tried to stick to one theme. I find it hard enough coming up with something for every single A-Z day already.

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