Sy – Eumague Wedding

 

 

Don’t we just love weddings? And agree with me here, we love it more because of the many DIYs we can make!

Well last October 10, 2015, I was blessed enough to make a lot of things for my cousin-in-laws wedding — even more DIYs than my own wedding! It was challenging, there were a lot of lessons learned, I have had my regrets (and I promise to make it up next time, perhaps on their renewal of vows, or in their first child’s Christening or birthday…) but nevertheless it was as fun and fulfilling as I expected it to be! So once again, a shout of thanks to Tita Jam and Tito Enzo for entrusting these things to me! It was such a pleasure as much as it was an honor to me! God bless you both!

And so without further ado, let me give you a rundown of our handmade things for this beautiful wedding:

  1. Monogram – almost every wedding has one. But we decided to keep it simple and use simple fonts rather than handmade calligraphy.

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2. Invitation Suite – I did several mock ups for the invitations but we decided on this format. 3-fold invitation with back-to-back prints. Everything is written within the invitation folds except for the mini-page where the Gift Registry tag was attached. I also did the Missalette  cover although there was a minor miscommunication on the paper we will be using but hey, it turned out just fine! 🙂

3. Giveaways – we had 2 types. I made the wine bottle label for the giveaways for principal sponsors. Then I made the stickers and tag for the Kisses which were given to guests in general.

3. Flower Girl Gown – I love this! As in! I’ve always wanted those princess tutu types you find all over the net but I was afraid purchasing them internationally would cost us greatly so we decided to make our own. And I had several trials as well, before we arrived with the design we liked.

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4. The Flowers – the flowers! This is one area where I had the most regret. 🙁 It was because I lacked time and resources that I failed to make the flowers according to our agreement. I had to improvise and these are what I came up with. It was such a good thing that the bride was very understanding and loved the flowers just the same. But really, I promise to make it up next time!

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The Bride

 

5. The Candy Bar – also one of my favorites though it was a simple setup of candies and sweets in shades of pink and choco.  A special shoutout to my hubby for helping make this a reality for me!

6. The AVPs – and of course, the AVPs. I made their flashback AVP and Pre-nup AVP which was played during the reception. Too bad I can’t upload the videos here (yeah, I’m still on a Free plan).

It was really fun! I wish I could do this again! But better! I thank God for the talent and grace He has given me And I thank God for the especially kind and wonderful couple who partnered with me on this. Really, so so so much thanks guys!

So what do you think? Do let me know your feedback.

How To: No Sew Tutu

I must admit, I wasn’t able to fulfill the 1-post-a-week I originally planned on doing, but I will do my best to uphold this commitment moving forward.

So while my work laptop is acting up (yeah, it’s taking 45 minutes to boot after I upgraded to Skype. boo-hoo), I am taking this opportunity to update you with one of my previous favorite tutorials, the No Sew Tutu [Dress]! I actually keep calling it Tutu Dress even though Tutu in itself already means “skirt”, one  that is particularly used in ballet. But you get the point.

So let me show you the tutu dress I made for my daughter’s photoshoot back in 2013 for her first birthday:

And here’s how you can make one yourself:

Materials:
– 3 yards dark pink soft tulle
– 1 yard 1-inch wide ribbon
– 1 baby headband
– scissors
– glue gun
– glue stick

Instructions:
1. Cut the tulle in 20 inches by 6 inches (length x width) strips.
2. Tie each strip of tulle around the hols in the baby headband.
3. Cut 2 8-inch strips of  the ribbon.
4. Attach each white ribbon strip into the back of the baby headband.

For a more illustrative tutorial, which also serves as my reference, you may view video here.

And that’s it! 🙂