7.30.2010

// diy saves the day!

I found these really awesome tutorials today. This ruffle necklace is super cute - only I already have a necklace from Skermunkil. But cute idea for the brides mates maybe? Check out Ruffles and Stuff for the full instructions!

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Then I also found these awesome diy chiffon flowers tutorial on Creature Comforts! Definitely will be using this to make some awesome brooches and rosettes! Get the full tutorial here! x

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7.29.2010

// a must-have!

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by awesome Rob Ryan via Home Shopping Spy

7.26.2010

// oooh wedding dress

I went for the final pattern fitting for my wedding dress today. Terese from Nooi is designing it using my oma's wedding dress (sentimental me), some hand-crochet lace from my other oma (I can't leave the one out!) and a beautiful soft silk which we bought today! I am so excited - I can't flippen wait to put it on! I thought since I won't be able to share any pictures of the actual dress, I'd share some of my inspiration for now x

http://www.greenweddingshoes.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/lovely_store_nyc_dresses_011.jpg

http://www.greenweddingshoes.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/vintage_modern_wedding_071.jpg

http://www.greenweddingshoes.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Claire_pettibone_dress_05.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_q3VawqKcjpI/SudjBBNm_jI/AAAAAAAADag/VcklDDE2b64/bridal_dresses_carl_02.jpg

http://admin.greenweddingshoes.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/canada_wedding_01.jpg

all images via Green Wedding Shoes

// wedding signage

Yesterday our friends Migi and Wendy came over and we painted... the entire day. We finished almost all of the signage for the wedding (or the event of the year - like my bff Maaike has been calling it). This is a tricky post because I don't want to give too much away :) So I'll just share a few pictures I took - it was such a cool day. This is what wedding planning should be like! x

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac125/lovemademedoit/migi_02.jpg?t=1280159672
http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac125/lovemademedoit/migi_03.jpg?t=1280159674
http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac125/lovemademedoit/migi_01.jpg?t=1280159671
http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac125/lovemademedoit/migi_04.jpg?t=1280159675

7.19.2010

// oh I can't wait for spring!

I think this must be the longest winter ever. I am very much over it now and I can't wait for spring anymore. Our garden is amazing in Spring and it always makes me so nostalgic coz Travis and I met in Spring and we moved into our home together in Spring. And now we'll also be getting married in Spring. Only 6 more weeks to go. Yay! x

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image from little blue deer

7.18.2010

// welovepictures make-over

Head over to our welovepictures blog to check out our re-branding! x

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac125/lovemademedoit/yay_-final_web.jpg?t=1279479271

// good advice

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via pinterest

// wow (words of wisdom) sunday

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via etsy

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via flickr

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via this isn't happiness

7.16.2010

// i'm back!

Hello friends! It's only been a week of blog-less-ness and I started feeling all sad and gloomy.

I'm sooo happy to be back, I can't remember the last time I went without internet for a week! Ha! Kind of scary actually...

Anyway, we had a super fun week in Cape Town, although the weather was mostly miserable and I was sick in bed for two days. And the wedding went really well although it was pouring and Joe and Marzaan are really awesome people. Sneak Peak coming soon soon! Also, check out Top Billing this Thursday or next to see us busting our photography moves in front of the camera! Pretty awesome! welovepictures is stepping up in the world :)

For now, I leave you with just a few beautiful pictures that make me smile x


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http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2698/4539006628_6eaa8ab06a.jpg

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all images via pinterest

7.07.2010

//Wedding Wednesday: Sneak Peek of our invites

My mate of honour and my awesome friend and housemate Angelica have been slaving and screen printing all weekend to get our invites ready. This is only a sneak peek - so it won't make too much sense :)
I'll blog bout them as soon they've all been sent out!

P.S We're off to Cape Town tomorrow for a wedding so will not be blogging for a week - back next week Thursday xxx


http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac125/lovemademedoit/invite_sneak-Peek.jpg?t=1278517553

7.01.2010

// love makes me package it #3

We finished this wedding today. Friedl and Mareesa got married almost a year ago, but like us, they are super busy guys and always on the go. We only got their selection from them a couple weeks back (I would've struggled with the selection too though, to be fair) and then they went to NY (I know right?) and then we were stampeded with deadlines... BUT finally! Their pictures are finished x
Thanks for your patience guys xxx

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac125/lovemademedoit/FM_web.jpg?t=1277995180

I forgot how beautiful this wedding was, so although we've already featured it on our welovepictures blog, I thought I should blog about it again. It was just that beautiful. And Mareesa and Friedl are also just the coolest people. Oh and how pretty is her dress?!

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac125/lovemademedoit/FM_01.jpg?t=1277996235
http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac125/lovemademedoit/KREUSER_DECOR_RECEP_023_comb.jpg?t=1277996389
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http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac125/lovemademedoit/KREUSER_DECOR_RECEP_017_combined.jpg?t=1277996266
http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac125/lovemademedoit/KREUSER_DECOR_RECEP_039_combined.jpg?t=1277996391
http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac125/lovemademedoit/_MG_5568__low.jpg?t=1277996161
http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac125/lovemademedoit/FM_03.jpg?t=1277996323
http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac125/lovemademedoit/FM_02.jpg?t=1277996394

We also did one of our first love booths at their wedding. It was too much fun x


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