Sunday, May 12, 2013

Getting Ready for a Wedding


In just five days, we will be having a wedding in my family.  My oldest son Jon is getting married on Friday May 17th.  Such a joyous and hectic time!  I spent today with Jon and Ashley (my soon to be daughter-in-law) taking care of some last minute items.

First I framed the "guest book" - which is actually a poster sized piece of art filled with hearts on which the guests will sign.  Ashley found this on Etsy.  She wanted a distressed looking white type frame, but alas, none could be found that were the right size.  So I found a plain light brown one and sponged it with cream colored acrylic paint giving it a nice vintage look.  We will set it on an easel for guests to sign in on.


I also worked on the bridesmaid jewelry - which I'm still finishing up on. But here's a sneak peak at one of the necklaces and pair of earrings.


I've already finished Ashley's necklace and earrings, but will wait to share pictures of them until after the wedding as I think she wants to save showing them until the Big Day.

Have also been getting the house ready as we are expecting some house guests.  Finally finished decorating my guest bedroom.  I've never had a romantic or feminine room - I've raised two boys and my house has always been filled with boys and all the things that go with them.  But when we did a remodel last year, I made some changes.  And one of them was making the guest room - which over the years had hosted many of my two sons' friends - into a softer prettier room.

I painted the walls a soft yellow and hung curtains in a pretty gold sheer fabric with beaded fringe - I love anything beaded, you know!  The bed has a light yellow bedspread with a light blue quilt at the bottom.  Some vintage looking pictures and lamps finish the look.


As for what I will be wearing at the wedding, I have found a pretty navy blue dress embellished with - what else - beads!  Here is the dress, shoes, a pretty beaded purse I found, and a beaded hair clip.  By now you know I like beads.  You know, I could have beaded the hairpin myself, but found one I just loved on Etsy from DesignsbyDeb. 


I forgot to photograph the shawl I bought, but it is a pretty sheer silver with - what else- more beads!  Will share some pics of the wedding after it's all over!

10 comments:

  1. Hi Irene, Congrats to your son and his new bride to be. They are a darling couple. Love the pic. The jewelry you made for the bridemaids is gorgeous and your dress is stunning. Love the beads and the shoes are really fabulous.
    Love your guestroom redo. Really pretty in those soft colors. Anyone would feel very pampered.
    Best wishes on a wonderful day for the wedding.
    Perfect designer look for the sign in guestbook too.
    Hugs, CM

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    1. Thanks so much Celeste. We have really had a grand time planning this wedding ... and soon it will all be over!

      Thanks again for your kind comments!
      Irene

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  2. Oh how exciting, I am surprised you had a minute to post. My son got married in November and I know well how crazy this last week is...Heck the last 6 months. Goodness you are going to be the bell of the ball!! Oh we all love wedding pictures, can't wait for you to post!!

    Carol

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    1. Yes, it has been a bit crazy but also lots of fun. Will definitely post some pics from the wedding. Thanks for visiting!
      Irene

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  3. A beautiful beader like you has to love beads, right? Congrats to the cute couple. Hectic yet joyous time I know. Love your dress. Can't wait to see pictures of the wedding!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Yeah ... beads are indeed my weakness! Will definitely post some pics of the wedding. Thanks so much for visiting Jann!
      Irene

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  4. :-) How fun! I'm looking forward to seeing the photos from the wedding!

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    1. Yes, will be posting pics soon now that the wedding is over. Thanks so much for visiting!
      Irene

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  5. GREAT POST:)
    Your blog is so wonderful and Im now following

    If you want some cute vintage inspiration...check out my blog:)

    Have a great day dear

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (sweden)

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    1. Thank you Maria ... love and now following your blog as well!
      Irene

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