A lot has happend in the past 10 months (yes, it’s been nearly a year since I last posted — I have no excuse *hangs head in shame*). Here’s the biggest news: In August, I got married. Here I am walking down a Montana gravel road with my lovely bridesmaids. We’re on our way to the ceremony.
Holy sh*t! I am married. I have a husband. I am a wife. How weird is that?
After Soren nixed my plan to make 150 individual cheesecakes, I came up with an equally stupid brilliant idea. I decided to sew a napkin for each guest. Easy. Never mind that I hadn’t sewn anything since eighth grade. Never mind that I didn’t have a sewing machine. Never mind that I didn’t know how to sew napkins. I was hell-bent.
|Note the TWO sewing machines – mine broke down near the end.|
Once the napkins were all nestled in their little boxes, I decided to sew some bunting. Our house looked like a very tiny sweat shop. And then I packed up 156 napkins, four strands of bunting, my wedding dress, wedding bra, wedding shoes (2 pairs), wedding hair flower, wedding hankie and various bridesmaids gifts, and — oh yeah! — clothes and toiletries, and hauled it all on a plane to Bozeman.
|North Dakota thrift store finds.|
Other evidence of crazy behavior: I forced my bridesmaids to wear heart-shaped glasses (see above photo). I spent months collecting vases, picture frames, and other decorations at thrift stories in the midwest. I forced my father to spray paint tiny plastic animals. I forced my father to iron napkins. I enlisted my aunt and uncle to collect 180 juice glasses for the champagne toast. I talked my mom and dad into turning old picture frames into homemade chalkboards. I convinced my aunts and cousins to help tie elastic bands on tiny name tags so that they could be easily slipped on wine and beer glasses. My husband’s family helped painstakingly assemble programs. My father-in-law calligraphied 156 escort cards. My stepfather sawed through a barn wall to get raw materials to make wedding signs. We all went a little nuts.
Over the next few months, I’ll be posting some of my DIY wedding projects as well as a bunch of other junk . . . you know, to make up for lost time. I hope you enjoy!