Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Break From Our Regulary Scheduled Programing

Hi friends. It's Wednesday and that usually means I'm here with one of my craigslist city posts, however this week has been so crazy busy that it will have to wait until next week. Hope you'll forgive my tardiness.

My schedule has been jam packed lately because, as you know, I was getting ready for the Apartment Therapy House Tour this past weekend {even though they said not worry about cleaning I just couldn't do that}. Then, and this is the biggie that I don't think I've mentioned here yet, but I am pretty much single-handedly decorating a wedding reception this coming weekend. I got the go ahead last weekend {yes, you're reading that right} to buy the entire reception decor and I have been spending every.last.second of my free time working on buying, organizing, creating, and DIYing centerpieces. I'm having a ton of fun but I am exhausted. For reals, like all I think about is when I get to sleep next. I will be SO happy when Saturday comes and goes and I really hope the bride likes what I came up with. It's a little strange because I basically have a set budget and free reign to do whatever I want with it. I'm also so appreciative of my worker bees who are joining me Saturday morning. : )

Wanna see a sneak peek at what I've been working on? Take a gander below...

Again, my photos are from my cell phone pics so you'll have to excuse their quality. I haven't regressed that much. ; )

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See those flower arrangements? 3 down, 1 more to go. Making just one of those bad boys takes 3 hours. THREE hours.

I know, right?! Am I a glutton for punishment?

And that's only if two people are working on them! Bless David's little heart for helping me. I've told ya'll before, but that boy's a keeper. {If you're looking for a tutorial, take a trip down memory lane to this post.}

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The pine cones you see will eventually be sprayed silver and I am incorporating other types of items later on.

Some of the tables are going to have branch centerpieces that you see below. I told David I was going to get arrested for trespassing Sunday night for snagging branches from the lake by our house. Picture me, traipsing through almost a foot of snow with my clippers, while it was still snowing out, attempting to pick out the perfect branch. It's really just a hoot.

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As of right now, the branches are sitting in large restaurant tin cans, wrapped with paper, and filled with sand. My plan for those is to hang the smallest mason jars with tea lights in them, from the branches. Wish me luck. It might take a miracle for this all to come together in the very few hours I have left.

So, in a blogpost, that's my life right now. I still have TONS to do and the clock's ticking. I'll be around here and there, but I promise to be on the ball better next week.

Thanks so much, loves. Oh, and I read all of your comments on the new rug. I love your honesty--you guys rock!

xoxo

28 comments:

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

You are just lighting it up everywhere. I am proud to say I know someone famous!


Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Natalie said...

I love the floral centerpieces! They look great, I can't wait to see everything all put together!

modern jane said...

You are ambitious! Good luck.. it looks like it will be a pretty in pink wedding! Make sure to take lots of photos!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Wow, I hope you post photos of the final outcome...it looks AMAZING. And girl, you've got some patience!

KT said...

Good luck getting everything done! I hope you will share pictures of the final product with us :)

sarah said...

Amazing! I'm currently planning the floral arrangements for my own wedding and I'm seriously considering some paper flower arrangements! So much fun!

Emily V. said...

OMG! So pretty! I would totally use the floral centerpieces for home decor. I would be that crazy bride making sure they all come home with me after the wedding. The tiny mason jar is also fab! Everything is gorgeous!

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

3 hours....wow..you are the BEST friend EVER! :) I love it. I have done 4 wedding with roses that hot pink color. It always looks so fabulous. I can not wait to see the wedding. You will make it fabulous.

Cheers~
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kelly said...

Gorgeous! Where did you find the large floral urn vases?

Lynett said...

It's going to look so great Joi! You rock!

Caitlin at the Desert Domicile said...

Loving everything so far! I hope you don't fall asleep at the reception before taking some pictures of your hard work!

Leslie G said...

Wow- everything looks great! I love snipping branches from flowering trees and watching them blossom in vases indoors. I'm sure the bride will love!

Mrs. Chic said...

How exciting - good idea making diy paper flowers they look so pretty and full! lovely

jonalynn said...

I think you should officially change your name to "Super Joi!" You continue to amaze me!

I am loving the decorations so far and can't wait to see the end result of all your hard work!

Polka dots, pink, mason jars and branches = LOVE!

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Samantha @ Black Velvet Chair said...

OMG that looks amazing! I can't wait to see pictures of the wedding decor complete- so inspired! ps" I have the same milk glass vase as in your tutorial- love it! Samantha

Karen said...

Joi, those are really beautiful and elegant designs.The wedding is sure to be magazine worthy.I used to do weddings when I worked retail it's nerve wrecking but fun.I can't do them anymore though.

Comeca Jones said...

Love the pink

Sharstin said...

oh wowza! so pretty! it sounds like it is going to be insane gorgeous!

Chrystal said...

You might want to consider some cement in the bottom of those tin cans to hold the branches in place. I don't think sand will hold them once they have stuff hanging from the branches.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Girl, you do EVERYTHING. I'm just continually impressed by you. Love the pink with black and white.

Jesse {GoodGirlGoneGlad} said...

Oh my goodness girl! You are one busy chick! Best of luck with everything!
xx

Julie S. said...

I love this, Joi! You are so amazingly talented, and I can't wait to see the finished product! Best of luck- you will get it done!

Joi said...

@Kelly-I got the black and white pottery at Garden Ridge on sale for $5 a pop! Can't beat that! : )

Thanks, everyone! You guys are so beyond awesome. LOVE you all!

xoxo

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Those centerpieces are beautiful! I have to say, is AT crazy telling people not to worry about cleaning? Who would listen to that advice? ha!

Brandi said...

I would go gaga to do something like this! I'm giddy to see it all put together. Great work!

Steph <3. said...

question about the centerpieces.. whats inside the buckets.. it looks like rice?

Suzie said...

Where have I been. Seriously, congrats on the house tour and don't stress out too much over the wedding. Everything looks beautiful.

Freckles Chick said...

Those centerpieces already look GORGEOUS so I can only imagine the overall effect when they're in action!!

Good Lord girl, your plate is overflowing! But in such a good way, I'm so happy for you.

Do you drink wine? If not, this is as good a time as any to start......HA!

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