Saturday, April 18, 2015

DIY Pocket Squares

Woohoo more wedding crafts! Aaron is a fashionable dude and for the wedding, he's forcing his buddies to be fashionable as well. He picked out a super cool suit for him and the guys, and we found some great olive green ties that matched our vision for the color scheme. We thought it would be fun to find unique pocket squares for each of the guys so that they wouldn't match exactly. We were disappointed to discover that olive green is not a popular color for pocket squares, especially in the middle of April. We didn't want to wait until the fall to find them because that would be cutting it a little close to the wedding, so off we went to find fabric to make them. 

I basically followed SewTacey's tutorial exactly and it was very easy to follow! The only thing I did differently was use a mini hair straightener to press the edges. I love using my mini straightener for things like hems and edges because I don't have to drag out my bulky ironing board. I usually keep it next to my machines on my desk, so I don't even have to move really! 

Unfortunately, we were only able to find 2 fabrics we liked, so we'll have to keep searching for 2 more.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Wedding Drama

I really should have seen this coming. Everyone was telling me "every wedding has it's drama" and so far (at that point), our wedding had none.

About two weeks ago, we got a phone call from our venue. Due to some renovations, they could no longer accommodate our wedding. Needless to say, we were devastated. This wasn't just a wedding venue to us, it was the building where we met. Our first dance was supposed to happen in the exact spot where we met. But with less than 5 months until the wedding and all of the vendors booked, we were scrambling to find a solution.

Enter a miracle. We reached out to a local theatre in the area that has a really beautiful space frequently used for weddings. They didn't have our date available, but they had another date very close to ours. We really loved the venue and decided to go for it. Through some miracle, all but one of our vendors is available for the new date and we were able to find a replacement fairly easily.

Oh, did I mention the new date is exactly 6 years (to the day) after we met?

We're really lucky everything worked out, despite the financial and emotional damages. And hopefully, this is it as far as wedding drama goes.