What? It’s Our Wedding Week?

Hello again, hive lovelies! My last post was at 18 days out, and here we are, just five days left! What’s been going on? Here are some things in the Gloves’ lives:

  • We had Christmas, and it was awesome!

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Howard clearly enjoyed Christmas. :)

  • I got the flu on Christmas night, and it was less awesome—I was seriously in bed for five days and had fever-induced nightmares about things not being ready.
  • Our wine vendor canceled our order, and it was so incredibly frustrating! Not to worry, though—Mr. Gloves handled that issue.
  • We got a new priest, and he’s amazing! I’ll tell you about how unhappy I’ve been with our church after the wedding, but this new priest really is a blessing, and will be a highlight in our day. :)
  • I finally started the DIY portion of the wedding. We don’t have a ton of DIY, since I don’t think the church or reception venue require a lot of décor, but we do have some, which I’ll get to this week.

So, first order of business is regarding some cardboard letters. I have this idea for the entry table in my head, and I turned to one of my boards on Pinterest for some inspiration. Here’s what I found:

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Photo by Kari Herer, found on Style Me Pretty

I don’t know why, it could be the middle school cheerleader in me, but I really love the glitter number. So I figured I would work with that idea and, using paper mache letters in McGlovin and my initials, create some lovely glitter initials for our entry table. I was, in fact, a middle school cheerleader, so I know that just putting glue on something and sprinkling glitter over it turns into a huge mess that leaves a trail of glitter everywhere. So, I did a little research {does pinterest count as research, at this point?} and found several tutorials in glittering things up that suggested mixing glitter into ModPodge and painting the mixture on, so I tried it.

Hive, it was a hot mess:

I don’t know what the problem was, but everything was uneven, and it was a lumpy mess. I even got the super-fine glitter that’s really just shimmer, because I thought that chunky glitter would be awful. Maybe it’s just glitter, in general, that’s awful for a wedding?

In any case, I could not leave well enough alone and had to try again. With a new set of E’s (by the way, having the same first initial kind of kills a monogram, in case you were wondering) and a bottle of Krylon Glitter Spray, I was ready to make it happen. Behold:

I was really happy with these! The coverage is uniform, the glitter isn’t rubbing off, and they’ll look so pretty illuminated by candlelight! I’m calling this a success. Hope you’re getting ready for my next DIY—I’m framing one of our engagement photos in an old window frame!

Well, friends, I don’t have a pertinent question here, soI hope you all have a lovely New Year’s Eve! McGlovin and I are headed out for birthday drinks and some nice Italian food. (I’m a New Year’s baby.) What are you all up to?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Gloves

Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Wedding Date:
January 2013
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    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 2:44 pm

    Wow your letters look AWESOME. I’ve never heard of glitter spray but I feel like I need it in my life now. Hm…what can I glitter spray…..

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    thatredheadedbride 791 posts, Busy bee @ 2:57 pm

    Glitter spray? Omg, I want a few bottles of that to play with! My apartment would look like Tinkerbell exploded!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 3:00 pm

    ah i bet the spray was much easier! happy birthday!

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    msarmadillo 497 posts, Helper bee @ 3:12 pm

    Happy Birthday!! And the re-vamped E looks awesome!!! :)

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    panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:20 pm

    Glitter spray is amazing. I can’t believe the difference!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:21 pm

    They look amazing! I wish I could have found glitter spray it would make life easier! Happy new years!

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    mrshollinger 1013 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:15 am

    Looooove your glitter letters! I was planning on putting some initials on our sign in table and now they will def be glittery! Where did you get the glitter spray?

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    Miss Ariel 83 posts, Worker bee @ 10:07 am

    Good luck on making it through the last few days as a single woman!! I’m sure the wedding will be here in a blink of an eye for you

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 12:19 pm

    Enjoy these last few days! Your letters look amazing, can’t wait to see your other projects :)

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    angelwinged 127 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:12 pm

    is your gitter gold or sliver in the revamp just wanted to check my computer changes colors lol

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    x0jlynn03 2145 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:08 pm

    I can relate to having the same first initial being a bummer.. even worse, our last name is also the same letter as our first names! So it’s all J’s — no hope of a monogram for us!

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