I wanted a simple address label and decided to try to make our own silhouettes to use as motifs. Here’s how they turned out:
I am a photography & graphic arts dummy, and of course my cheap@$$ wanted to DIY this within my usual budget of zero dollars. The following are my ghetto instructions on creating the digi-silhouettes: … read more
I was messing around with different materials trying to dress up a little LED tealight, and this is one of the versions I ended up liking (plus it’s dirt cheap since it’s just thread!). I love me some textures. This may be useful for those with wedding venues that don’t allow real flames.
Finding these* at the dollar store is what started this mess…
After our over dramatic lip-syncing introduction (note the standing ovation for our performance behind us here), we walked over to our sweetheart table to drop off my bouquet and headed right back out to the dance floor. Though of course, not before presenting the fountain like it’s in The Price Is Right’s showcase.
I love choreography, and had wanted to DIY that too. I dreamt of a first dance like this one: … read more
I always envied those who didn’t have to pay, in part or in full, for their own weddings. Since I wanted to elope in the first place, thoughts of ‘better uses’ often came to mind when I sent out wedding payments. So when MOH-Ho got engaged and her parents offered her basically a blank check to pay for her wedding, the first thing out of my mouth was something like “HolySeabiscuit! You best not take that shiz for granted!”
Last week over dinner, MOH-Ho told me about a bunch of wedding ideas that have been scratched off her list, ideas that she felt confident about just the week before. Turns out, her parents were less than thrilled about them. It surprised me because her parents are the most understanding and supportive parents I have ever met. But of course, if there is anything I’ve learned from planning my own, it is that weddings bring strong opinions out of da woodworks.
The objections were prefaced with, “You can do what you want, but…” And while we know they absolutely meant it, MOH-Ho conceded to everything her parents disagreed with so far. … read more
Mr. Penguin and I are taking a whirlwind trip to New York! We’re taking a red eye on Virgin America and arriving in NYC first thing tomorrow morning.
I. Am. Excited.
I’ve known Bee and Mr. Bee since 2007, and have been slaving working for Mrs. Bee since shortly after our June 2008 wedding. Can you believe that I’ve never met Mrs. Bee? It’s one of the first things that people ask me when they find out that I work for Weddingbee. No, we’ve never met, but I think it’s pretty accurate to say that we’ve spoken to each other every day since mid-last year. Christmas and Thanksgiving included, I do believe. She is practically family to me, yet we’ve never met. Mr. Penguin thinks that this is bizzarre… having a life that is so severely impacted by all the bees that I’ve never met in real life. He thinks the internet is utterly insane. Aside from the majority of the Nor Cal bees (WHUTTUP NOR CAL), I haven’t met many of the girls that I interact with on a daily basis! Crazy.
We have some great stuff planned, but have some gaps that we’re looking to fill in, and I’m hoping any NYCers or NYC enthusiasts can point us in a direction for the gaps in our trip! I’ve been studying the ways of the New Yorkers by watching The City religiously. It seems like New Yorkers don’t like gossiping as much as us Cali girls do, and they also like to wear funny little beret or beanie hats all the friggin’ time. So, no gossiping, wear hats. Got it. … read more
This is fo’ shiz how I’d propose if I were a super nerd. This way, he/she would have no room to gripe about the geeky life the marriage would bring. “Can’t say you didn’t know what you were signing up for, honey!”