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Unique Wedding Program Idea

How cute are these! What do you think?

DIY Paper Flower Backdrop

DIY Paper Flower Backdrop

I need to do this! I don’t know where I would use it at my wedding, but I must find a place for it.

Love it.

A Groom’s Suggestions

If Cody had control of the decor at our wedding, it would be a fishing wedding extravaganza.  It would include Coleman lanterns, fishing poles at each table and bowls with fish that are just asking to be caught. Well, I said no. I did say yes to the lanterns, but not to the Coleman. His love for fishing has no place in our wedding. That being said, my love for pandas and Special Agent Dale Cooper also doesn’t have any place at our wedding. Why? I will tell you. One, I can’t get a panda at the wedding. And two, Special Agent Dale Cooper went crazy in the last episode of Twin Peaks; he won’t be making any appearance anytime soon. But Jess, no fish!? I don’t want to acquire 20 goldfish after our reception.

Cody said that he wanted to invite Jamie and Adam from Mythbusters. And…I said no. I guess I am not any fun. Why in the world would I want to have Jamie and Adam from Mythbusters to our wedding? No one would want to have pictures taken with us; they would want one with the mythbusting duo.  I would like all the attention on us please!

Cody then asked if instead of a suit, he would rather wear a strormstrooper uniform. His requests were getting ridiculous at this point.

I did say yes to one suggestion from Cody. He would like a groom’s cake. He has free-range with that thing. He can put Jamie and Adam, Star Wars or fishing poles on it, I don’t care. Let’s see what he comes up with.

Oh, got some prices for Botzum. Let’s just say it’s a lot of money for just a barn. Cody and I will keep looking. We are off to look at Tara-A Country Inn and The Yellow Butterfly Winery. 

Haunted by Mason Jars

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From the start of all this planning, I’ve had the idea of mason jars as centerpieces at the reception. The mason jars would hold a large assortment of wildflowers. I’ve seen a lot of wedding use the jars as vases. I thought it was kind of neat, taking something that you typically wouldn’t see and place it in the center of our tables. I’ve seen other variations on the mason jars. Mason jars used as cups (cute, but a little too country for me) or lanterns (I could do that, it’s cute and cheap!).  Every single time I’ve brought up the idea of mason jars as vases my mother has cringed. I didn’t really take notice of it. Finally after weeks of mason jar talk, she finally spoke up, “I hate the mason jars, they remind me of your father and his obsession with everything country.” I laughed and said, “Okay, no mason jars.”

One of my dear friends, who will be married very soon, told me how she always felt like she need to please her family when it came to her wedding. She was always trying to incorporate her family’s ideas into her wedding. She said it was trying and quiet difficult. That was her first warning to me after I told her of my engagement. I wasn’t worried then or now about this warning. My family is pretty easygoing when it comes to these matters, but I do try to please my mother with things. It’s just because I like her.

When confronted with these issues, I think it is best to communicate your feelings and ideas. I being a communication major, I believe communication is the key to solving all problems, wedding or not.

Rather than a Momzilla, I would prefer a Mom-Kong.

Not so matchy-matchy

Well, what you’ve got here is a case of same, same, different. Same, same, different is where we are going with for our look.  We want things to work together, but not typically go together.

We are in hot pursuit for different shaped vases and place settings that have been mixed together for a cool vintage look. We are looking at flea markets for vintage centerpieces like mason jars or glass containers. You can visit Goodwill for a huge selection of random plates and glassware. All for about a buck a plate. I grabbed about 60 plates for $70 bucks. Not bad, right? The plates are all different colors and sizes.

Don’t get us started about colors. When it comes to colors, we don’t want colors. A lot of times, weddings look like a prom. We aren’t going to prom, we are getting married. You’ll go to a wedding and everything is pink and brown. Everything! Dresses, tuxes, cakes, centerpieces, the flower girl’s earring and every bow you see all match. We want to change it up, we don’t want to match at all and we just want to work. Cody and I are pretty eclectic people. We demand unique and not boring. Please and thank you.