Posted on February 2nd, 2011 by Brian.
A while back, I blogged about incorporating gay symbols in my gay wedding. It was something I felt compelled to do being a proud gay man. I would imagine that all of us consider it when planning our big day. So, as a follow up to that blog, I thought I would share with you how and where I did just that!
As you recall, I had decided to have rainbow hand-made ribbon flowers at my wedding for decoration and favors. I had ordered 100 and only needed 25 for favors, so I had plenty to have fun with.
I placed them in the knots of the bows on our chairs at the ceremony:
Photography by Kristina Hill
Here is a close-up:
Photography by Brian Edwards
Posted on January 19th, 2011 by Sar.
You didn’t honestly think I would conclude my experience writing for SYE without doing one last DIY, did you?
Photograph by Kelly Prizel
I had been saving this post for after the wedding because I really wanted just one thing to be a surprise for our guests, and that was the favors! Nic and I looked at lots of pre-made favors when we were trying to decide what to give. One day while perusing Etsy I stumbled upon a shop that sold etched beer glasses with mustaches. I knew Nic would LOVE them, but I also knew we couldn’t afford them.
When I was in my early teens someone gave me a glass etching kit which I loved to use. My Mom on the other hand, not so thrilled to come home and find her favorite mixing bowls sporting brand new etched flower motifs. So I talked Nic into crafting our very own mustache champagne flutes!!
Posted on December 17th, 2010 by Erica.
The jam + preserves ready to go!
Way back in the planning process, I’m talking like 10 months in advance, I sent an email round to all my friends and family who did canning, was interested in learning, or had gardens at their disposal. What Alex and I wanted to create with our ‘country kitsch’ theme was a home town, relaxed affair that not only reflected a bit of good ol’ Americana but also my family as well. And one of the things about my family is that we ALWAYS has home-made jam in the house. Whether it was my mom, my g’ma or an aunt, home-made jam we had.
Posted on September 21st, 2010 by Derek.
Its about that time in my planning where things have decended into chaos and my house is stuffed to the hilt with wedding stuff. Where juggling work, the wedding and a regular sleep schedule is proving to be a most challenging task. However through the madness of this stage there is nothing that feels better than crossing a project off my list. And thats just what I get to do now!
A few years back my parents went to Italy with most of my extended family, whilst there they rented a villa and drank tons of wine and did all things Italian. Since then my family has developed a fondness for Limoncello. For those not in the know Limoncello is a liquer distilled with the essential oils from lemons. The name may sound familar because Danny Devito got himself into a bit of a mess a few years ago when he went on The View wildly intoxicated on the stuff.
For me the taste always reminds me of the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster from Hitchiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, which my fellow nerds may recall is refered to as “The best drink in existance. The effects of which is like having youre brains smashed out with a large gold brick wrapped in a twist of lemon”. Its delicious and intense… sip it slowly though, or else you may end up in a bluebird costume crumping at you’re engagement party… not that… thats ever happend to me. ::shifty eyes::