handmade bonding

Planning a wedding can be a very stressful time, with lots of decision-making and organizing.  During my own wedding, I try to find things we can do ourselves – not only to cut costs, but it seems more personal when I get to really be a part of the process.  I have found the process to be fun and a bonding time for my fiance and me as well as my family members and good friends that I’ve recruited to help out!

Above is a picture of me printing out all our wedding invitations – we later had to assemble all the pieces and wrap with ribbon.

Here is a picture of my fiance Evan working so diligently on our wedding favors gift tins.

Here are my friends helping to assemble our wedding programs that double as fans! 😉

These butterflies will soon become place cards at the reception – and will rest on the wine glasses!

Hopefully next month, I’ll be able to share some more photos of the final products displayed during the big day! 🙂


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Featured on a Wedding Blog!

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My “red fern on teal” square glass pendant was featured in “Inventing Weddings” an exciting wedding blog that has great color themes and provide great inspiration for wedding planning, especially for those eager to support handmade artists/small businesses!  🙂

New Item — Pop-up Invitation Cards

PLEASE VOTE:  I entered this invitation as part of the Etsy Wedding Challenge which is  sponsored by the Jetteam, EstyGreetings, and EstyFAST.  Please vote for my item (#5) at http://www.etsyfast.com/blog/?p=65

DESCRIPTION:  This accordion popup booklet makes a perfect invitation card or a wedding party favor! Simply untie the ribbon and it unfolds into a 6″x6″ display.  I used traditional Japanese handmade paper, picking this particular design not only to match the bride’s color scheme, but also the colors red and gold are auspicious colors of good luck and good fortune which are always used in Chinese wedding decorations. Cranes are also symbolic of peace, happiness, and longevity, as well as are often used in Asian weddings because it is said that cranes mate for life and are devoted to their partners in all seasons.