we did it!

now what? ;)

D for Donna, Wedding

we did it!

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“wife cakes” – my fave

Wife cakes from a Chinese betrothal ceremony I attended recently. Well, 1/4 of one ;) The more I plan my own wedding, the more I learn about the many Chinese wedding traditions to learn, adapt, and do. While I do not feel a direct connection to them, I know it means a lot to my family to keep the same traditions they followed when they got married. I’ll do some of them as long as they’re practical and I can have some wife cakes!

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tiny washers (DIY bracelet?), vintagey safety pins, mini tags, and aluminum numbers (our wedding date!)

DIY, Wedding

crafty finds from Vancouver

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for the love of {wedding} paper

I’ve always known that I wanted to design our wedding suite myself. It’s the designer-in-my-past-life in me. Save the dates, invites, programs, menus, tags – everything! Sadly, I’ve been soaking up so much inspiration from wedding blogs and Pinterest that it’s starting to be borderline overwhelming. It doesn’t help that I’m on summer break with “relaxing” a top priority on my agenda AND that everything out there is just so beautiful to not be inspired by it! Now to make it all work into one cohesive, personalized wedding suite…

layout | via Minted

layout | via Minted

typography | Love vs. Design, via Miss Moss

letterpressed dots | via Bella Figura

white & yellow on kraft paper | via Fellow Fellow

yellow details and patterns | Source unknown

return address & logo | via Lovely Stationery

grey text & map | via Oh So Beautiful Paper

stripes, tags, & type | via Style Me Pretty

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wedding advice

Since we’ve been engaged, we have received some wedding advice here and there. The jeweler told J to always agree with me, to say “yes dear, whatever you want, dear.” Our wedding coordinator, on the other hand, told J to never say that, to make decisions when asked. “Which do you think is better? Blue and yellow or purple and yellow?” Pick one, any one, even if the bride will most likely reply with “I like the other one better. Let’s go with that one instead.” Yep, those lucky grooms have a tough job ;)

I was going through Pinterest’s wedding section per usual and came across a good article about practical wedding planning with this little gem of wedding advice:

There is a very fine line between “The show must go on!” and “This is stupid, I’m going home.” If something about your wedding seems like way more trouble than it’s worth… it probably is. Cut it without guilt, and move on.

Amen. Already applied this to one vendor and am hoping we won’t need to a second time!

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