Thursday, May 8, 2014

where did the time went

First Birthday Cake Topper - Fabric Cake Bunting - Wedding, Party, Shower Decor, baby elephant grey blue white aqua chevron polka dots boy
{ first birthday custom cake topper by athenaandeugenia }

what?? it's 2014?

oh right. I had a BABY. in *2012*. and lo, a giant hole opened in the space-time continuum.

I don't know if I'll continue writing here or on another blog-to-be-named, as etsy does a decent job these days of leading you to wedding stuff. plus the search is 100x better than when I started this blog back in 2007. but it just didn't seem right to end on cassette tapes. I owe you a couple of stories.

in the meantime, if you're here for the first time: if you check ONE blog while getting married let it be public service announcement.


Birthday Cake Topper , Cake Bunting, Party Decoration, Wedding, Birthday, Shower Decor "Butterfly" hot pink polka dots coral mint yellow Wedding Cake Topper, Cake Bunting, Party Decoration, Birthday, Shower Decor "Midnight Garden" black mint green cream spring floral romantic
Ribbon Cupcake Cake Topper Flags, Set of 12, Wedding, Shower, Birthday, Party Decor -rustic country red and pink gingham Embroidery Hoop Wall Art home decor hand embroidered words "You & Me" fall autumn golden yellow orange rust maple leaf wreath wedding decor
for more see athenaandeugenia

Thursday, March 29, 2012

break the record: upcycled cassette tape wedding centerpiece

Red Cassette Tape Wedding Table Lighted Centerpiece
{ music lover red cassette tape LED-lighted centerpiece }

this is just the coolest idea! '80s theme? rock n' roll wedding? it takes me way back.
oh mix tapes. How I crafted you so lovingly. How I listened to you over and over when someone made you for me. I kept every single one of you, even though I no longer have a way to play you.

we are both musicians, and incorporating music into our wedding was so important to us that our wedding invitation was a hand-letterpressed mix-cd for all of our friends and family. (I will one day post step-by-step instructions for how to DIY your own!)

You can get these in all sorts of colors -- plus you're supporting an awesome single-mom crafter and her two girls. Maybe the best store motto I've seen: Music + Recycling + Craftiness = Break the Record.

(plus check out the amazing vinyl record cake stand!!)

Vinyl Record Serving Stand GREEN Cassette Tape Light Centerpiece
DJ Purple Cassette Tape Lamp Mood Light Music Lover Retro Recycled Upcycled Music Lover Repurposed Upcycled Vinyl Record Mail Holders Set of 3
MixTape Lighted Centerpieces (Set of 10) Golden MixTape Light Lamp Centerpiece
10 MixTape Lighted Centerpiece Lamps Music Lover Vinyl Record Earrings and Bracelet
Iphone Ipod Cassette Tape Case Charging Dock Led Zeppelin Repurposed Green Upcycled MixTape Night Light Lamp Centerpiece
Vinyl Record Wall Clock DURAN DURAN "arena" 80s Party Pack
more at

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

my heart's in egypt wedding sampler

Vintage Map Necklace Cairo
{ cairo vintage map necklace by ivcreations55 }

one of my dearest friends is spending yet another birthday on an amazing trip, this time to Egypt, that I was invited on but couldn't swing. I would like to be in Egypt right NOW. (not working.) RIGHT NOW.

someday I will go to Egypt and see Cairo and the Nile.
For now... thinking of you, Delly -- happy birthday.

Exquisite Vintage Turquoise Bugle Bead Egyptian Cleopatra Collar Necklace Egyptian Cats - American Apparel Womens t shirt ( womens t shirt) ( Cat t shirt)
Egyptian Goddess Patina Brass Bangle Framed Scarab Beetle with Egyptian Money Insect Display
Crochet Gold Filled Wire and Pearls Nile Necklace Silver Coin Ring 1957 Egypt 5 Piastres - RIng Size 5 1/4 and Double Sided
Egyptian Scarab Earrings Patina Scarab Earrings Verdigris Scarab Dangle Egyptian Earrings - E102 Theda Bara Egyptian Revival Necklace Collar
Egyptian Circle Wish Bracelet - Antique Brass XLRG  Egyptian  beaded  Queen Cleopatra Necklace 9 Scarab
Rusty Cuts Egyptian Nefertiti Mini Dress Sz XS S M L Egypt Flag Cufflinks -- Gift for Egyptian wedding, groomsmen, and university graduation
Egyptian Pharaoh Earrings Egyptian copper necklace with cascade and light seafoam chalcedony briolette dangle
Vintage-style print: man on a camel, Egypt 8x10 Egyptian Warrior Goddess, Sekhmet Lioness Leather Mask
Unique handcrafted Ancient Egyptian Senet Game board in cotton bag EGYPTIAN BIRD god horus brown tee SILKSCREENED large
{each photo links to its etsy shop}

Thursday, March 22, 2012

a practical wedding, on bridesmaids and accessories

Letterpressed Will You Be My Bridesmaid Card by drippyink etsy
{ letterpressed "will you be my bridesmaid" card by drippyink }

better late than never, celebrating blog-friend Meg's first Huffington Post article, "Your Bridesmaids are not Accessories and other Truths" -- in which she lets you off the hook for any fears you're doing the bridal party thing wrong. THERE IS NO WRONG.* There is only Zuul.

[update! plus her must-read series of posts on etsy's blog:
A Wedding on Your Terms: The Stuff
A Wedding on Your Terms: The Registry ]

If you don't already read A Practical Wedding it is just *great* -- I still do.

Plus check out her new book! A Practical Wedding: Creative Ideas for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration -- filled with sane sanity, which is not redundant when you're planning a wedding.

(I'm so pleased to feature it in the first ad I've ever posted on this site. We started our blogs around the same time [don't compare, APW is all grown up!] and it has been a pleasure and inspiration to watch her grow ever since.)

(and of course if you need accessories for your friends-who-are-not-accessories:)

Gray and White Bridesmaids Clutch Set varying shade and patterns of gray Design your own SET OF 6 , coral  bridesmaid earrings , bridesmaid gifts   , gold  coral earring ,spring , wedding jewelry, beach
Orange Red Organza Flower  Bridesmaid Hair Comb-3 Organza poppy Flower and 2 Fall Leaves Bridesmaid Gift Set of 5 Make up Bags  - Choose the fabric
Dress / Bridesmaid / Romantic / Yellow / Dreamy / Bridesmaid / Party / Ruffles Flowers / Ready to ship Pocket Mirror - Party Favor, Bridesmaid Gift or Stocking Stuffer - Modern Birdhouse Purple Mirror With Pouch - Buy 3 Get The 4th FREE
Tangerine Orange Tiffany Blue Glass Earrings, Bridesmaids Jewelry, Bridal Jewelry, Wedding Jewelry 4 of Ruffle Chiffon Flower Hair Clips/ Brooches for Bridesmaid Hair
Bridesmaid Gifts - Set of 7 Jewelry Travel Organizer Clutches - Custom fabric/colours gold karma necklace, Freshwater pearl, bridesmaid gifts, eternity necklace, entwined rings, sisters, best friends, circle necklace
Large Peach Rose Flower Stud Earrings perfect for Bridesmaid or Maid of Honor Gifts Bridesmaids dress - mix it up.
{each photo links to its etsy shop}

*ok, technically there may be a wrong way, which would be to let the wedding-industrial complex make you feel like you have to buy 15 matching sets of everything or to think there's only ONE RIGHT WAY and every other way is TACKY, but we're not here to judge if that's what makes you happy, do your thing.


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