Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Only the memories (and some giveaway goodies) are left . . .

. . . and maybe a few more photos of things you haven't seen yet.  But I pledge, I guarantee, I swear, I pinky promise . . . this is the last wedding post you will have to trudge through!  (At least until the professional photos arrive!)

She wanted the cake to mimic her dress.  Ruffly.

Doilies were laid out on all the tables.  And we used our ratty old suitcases everywhere we could.

I'm a stickler on cutting threads when I sew, but we wanted the banners to show the torn edges.  Just maybe not this much!

Never got a photo of the complete favor table but I'll sneak one in when the photos arrive.

We made 4 kinds of cookies and stacked them in the suitcases so pretty.  (no, the sack of shredded paper doesn't belong in there)  The kolaches were snarfed up quickly!

The simple props were a big hit and we got some way too funny poses!  After a few drinks and a few dances, this was really a fun way to let off some steam.  I highly recommend it for any party!

This is such a crappy photo but I wanted to show you what was on the tables during the dance.  (gosh, I hope that is not dust but just poor lighting!)  The battery tea light was just enough light to make sure you were drinking the right drink and not sticking your finger into someone else's.

And my darling grandkids!  (why do they always scrunch up their faces when you tell them to say cheese?)  The J-man did a fantastic job as banner bearer and had the best time hanging out with the 'big boys'.

Now, because you have all been so patient with me throughout this summer of wedding planning and then finally the wedding itself, I'm offering a GIVEAWAY!  

Two of you will receive mementos of the wedding!  Don't worry, I won't send you any leftover cake or any of the bills!  Just a little package of anonymous things you can use as you please.  If you would like to tell me what you hope you win, I'll take that into consideration too!

The rules (ya know, ya gotta have rules!):

(cuz I hate rules! and I usually don't follow them anyway!)


But if you want to post it on your sidebar or become a follower or sneak any Butterfinger candy bars from your kids' Halloween bucket and send them to me, I'll love you forever!

Oh, and if you were sweet enough to leave any comments on ANY past wedding post, you get another chance to win for each comment you left!  Now, aren't you glad you didn't ignore any of my ramblings about this event? 

I've got another big deal coming up in a week that I'm nervous panicky loosing sleep over planning (that I'll tell you about later), so I won't set a definite date on when I'll choose the winners but it will be as soon as possible.  Okay?  Get those fingers limbered up and shoot me a comment!

And, as always, thank you for your support.



JoAnne said...

Connie, I am in awe of how this beautiful wedding came together! Your attention to detail really paid off. I love that grab a prop, strike a pose!!! Looking forward to the professional photos....

Yvonne said...

I am currently a follower. Thanks for the chance.

FarfallaDK said...

Lovely wedding photos.
Your grandchildren look so cute and adorable!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

what wonderful photos- so adorable and that gorgeous cake!


My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Love all the decorations and vintage taste to the decor. I am sure that the beautiful memories of the day will long be remembered.


Jill said...

It's all great! That cake really is striking!! So pretty and ruffly! The kids are just adorable. I haven't heard of a banner bearer before, fun!

Dorthe said...

Connie,- the cake is a wonderful art piece- so fantastic with the ruffles- and I love all the laces on the tables- the banners-and all the old stuff you used all over.
The kids are so cute.

Linda said...

Connie, everything about this wedding looks so personal and special...you did a wonderful job, and I am sure it will always be a time of really special memories! Fun giveaway!

Trisha said...

I can't tell you how much I love all the special details you put into this wedding. I only wish I could have been there to see it in person!! Very nice job! Can't wait to see what fun things you include in the giveaway!


Craftymoose Crafts said...

I adored every moment of the wedding posts and will be sad to see them end. Those grands of yours are just adorable--as if you didn't already know!

Vicki said...

I love the wedding posts! The cake was so pretty and the grandkids adorable.

Gabriela said...

You are so generous! The wedding was absolutely incredible!It si amazing the amount of things you came up with and did by hand!
And I would love to receive a momento!

susie said...

This looks like a wedding I would have LOVED to attend & the vintage suitcases are GENIUS!!!!
Big Hugs & a Congratulations!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh my gosh Connie, you thought of everything! This had to be the event of the year, no doubt the entire town will be talking about this one for years to come! Love the strike a pose. hahaha!

of course your still going to be in my giveaway, I don't discriminate besides the # generater does the dirty work! Best of luck .
hugs Lynn
now off to see more of those pics!

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage said...

Hi Connie, I'm glad that you are my newest follower because now I found your blog. This is great! When I read wedding pictures I though...oh oh, but to my surprise I loved your photos! That cake is gorgeous! All of your wedding decorating is fantastic! I have to go back and read more of your posts...you have a way with your words! I'm your newest follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!

Lisa said...

lOL! they kiddies do, do that don't they?
and if you send me your wedding bills, I'll tear them up. You did a great job with the wedding! I like all the ideas you came up with.

I'll post on my blog side bar as soon as I get home later.

lots of hugs, Lisa

Anonymous said...

I love the vintage feel of the wedding. I have been following you all along and have enjoyed every bit of it. I think you are probably ready for a rest - not another project to work on.

I would enjoy anything you send.

I have posted in the past.


FredaB - sewwhatsnew-fredab.blogspot.com

Yvonne said...

OMG, that looks like some wedding :)

I am a follower already.

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

The cake is gorgeous! Beautiful photos. Happy the wedding went well. I am already a follower.
Hugs, Jackie

Peace said...

You rocked that special day! :OD

di@cottage-wishes said...

I am sure we are not tired of the pictures! Thank you for the opportunity for the giveaway.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

such beautiful ideas for a wedding. i'm putting this in my file for a good friend of mine whose daughter is planning a wedding! LOVE! merci for the opportunity to win some lovely tresors from you!

Shell said...


I feel like I haven't talked/posted with you like forever! I miss YOU! Your humor and talent! Oh,,,,what a gorgeous wedding! And BTW,,,i'm looking to steal grandchildren because I don't think I'm EVER going to get any of my own! Living in the Midwest, you're probably safe though,,,,,,and IF I did steal them at any rate, rest assured I'd spoil them extensively,,,,so it wouldn't be so bad!
They are TOO stinkin' Cute!

The wedding looks/looked amazing!

Email me (HA!) when you have a couple and lets catch up!

I'd love to win your goodies,,,,,,I'd even settle for stale Groom's cake! And most assuredly this is going on my sidebar, because I love you and think you are the "Bestest!"

Love, Hugs and a long overdue Bus on the Cheek!

Robin Thomas said...

Please count me in.

Thank you!

The Cranky Queen said...

I know that you will reflect on that special day for years to come. The decorations were beautiful....Enter me into the drawing & visit me at the blog palace sometimes. Tiffany

Littlefoot said...

You did a wonderful job with all the details of the wedding. Love the old suitcases and the photo props.
Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

BECKY said...

Oh Connie! You just hve to pick me! I want it ALL!! I adore your creativity, and the wedding photos are too much fun! The one above with your grandy holding the sign...priceless!!

Love that your home show was a wild success!! I am thinking about doing one in the spring!

I saw something today that you might have to own, or make one similar!! Here is the link to it: http://www.bethquinndesigns.com/item_507/She-Dreams-Big-Presse-Papier.htm

I love Beth's work, and may have to request a piece for Christmas!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving that is overflowing with love, laughter, yummies, and sweet memories!!