Mar 23, 2011

Gear for your Wedding Party

Are you hosting the Bachelorette party for your friend?
Or are you one of the Groomsmen and want to get a funny gag gift for the groom?

Why not head to CafePress to grab the perfect items for your gang?  From Girls Night Out to Game over shirts, you're bound to find exactly what you're looking for.

They don't just sell clothing here. Grab a mug, shot glass or a tote (among other things you can find on the site).

Got a Bridezilla on your hands?
Let her show when the groom should keep away with this tank top.

Visit this shop and others by clicking here

Mar 9, 2011

I am a DIY girl all the way and of course I had to design my own invitations and RSVP cards.  I have a nautical themed wedding and here is what I've come up with.  I think it's classy and fun at the same time.  The pink gives it that little bit of "Pop" that I need and I'll also be placing a rhinestone/crystal in the center of the compass rose design.

How I did it:
I first created the Compass Rose design in Adobe Illustrator.  I chose this program because for printing text and images, lines come out crisp and clear.  This is because Illustrator uses vector vs. photoshop using pixels.

I had already ordered my envelopes.  Make sure before you order to check what sizes the post office will mail.  Too small and they might not send it.  I measured a size card that would fit nicely inside my envelopes.  I will be printing from a inkjet printer on watercolor paper to give it a nice letterpress look.

To stop unwanted guests from coming, I have added a "we have reserved X seats in your honor"  That way said guest knows exactly how many people they are allowed to bring in case the invitation envelope itself wasn't enough ;)

I recently went to a wedding where they did not put a check box for not attending.  I think it's important because otherwise you have people going "what do I do if I don't want to go?" and they would just abandon the idea of responding altogether.

Menu selections:  I love the animal images and wanted something better than a silouhette.  To upgrade my images I did google searches for the animals I wanted as illustrations, dumped it into photoshop and fixed any image issues and fiddled with colors.  Then I brought the image into illustrator and changed it into a vector.  This way I get crisp clean lines no matter how big or small the image gets.

I would love to post a tutorial soon for all the photoshop savvy people out there that want animal images for their RSVP cards.  Stay tuned for a post as soon as I am able. :)

Mar 7, 2011

The perfect nautical cake?

So there doesn't seem to be much out there for classic looking nautical cakes. I've been on the hunt for something nice that I love and I just keep finding beach themed cakes with seashells and graham cracker "sand" dumped all over them. Hardly the look I'd imagine on a classy wedding cake. Plus my theme is more nautical, not beachy.

Dark cakes with light designs are striking, but don't look much like wedding cakes to me as chic as they are. I knew I'd need something white or ivory with elements of my pink or blue in them.

I've seen cakes with giant compass designs on the top, blue ribbons and pink flowers on them, pretty, but a bit much for what I want.

I was flipping through a bridal magazine today and saw this cake.  It's fantastic!  It's delicately nautical.  What do you think?