We met with and decided on our florist: Kim with Geranium Lake in Portland. Not only is she one of Portland’s most sought after wedding florists, but she is just 5 minutes from the HVP and has helped others make the Tuscany Room (a.k.a. a hotel conference room), look fabulous for ceremonies. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but we both really like the idea she had for the ‘altar’ space.
With the centerpieces, ceremony set up, bouquets, corsages and bouts, we’re looking at around $1600. It’s weird, but if someone asked me whether I would ever spend that much on flowers – flowers that DIE – I would have sported an open-mouth ‘are you kidding me’ look at them. Of course, I had no idea about weddings then and now my reaction is like, “Yay for us! We kept it under $2000!” It’s sad, really.
I haven’t posted in a couple weekends because I have been so busy crafting! After our visit to Barbara, the crafting queen (you should see her craft room!), we came away with a great design for the programs. I’ll spare you the details but I changed it and then changed it back a few times and have now decided on the programs and menu card designs.
Damask, damask, damask! I love the clean look of these patterns and I have to say that I spent SO LONG looking for the right craft paper with any acceptable pattern. I never found it.
I finally found ‘digital paper’ on etsy.com – 12 patterns to print on your own card stock or to use as backgrounds on the web. It’s awesome! It’s going to be the accent on the book-style programs and the menu cards. Now I just need to make 40 of each…
While over at the crafting queen’s creative abode, she graciously offered to make the thank you cards for Jeff and I. We have no doubt that they will be the nicest thank you cards either of us have ever owned. If you don’t get them, sorry: we kept them to ourselves!