Gold and pink – oh how I love thee. The combination is all too pretty in today’s wedding from our featured vendor, Geneviève Sasseville Photography.
Photography: Geneviève Sasseville Photography
I’m in love with painted portraits of wedding gowns by Diane Bronstein which you can cherish as artwork in your home for years to come. All it takes is a photo of the bride either at the wedding or at a fitting. It’s a great gift idea for the bride or a great way for the bride to remember her special day.
When my daughter got married last year she asked me to paint her a portrait of her wedding gown.
Photos: Diane Bronstein
It’s so simple to create a gold (or any color) vintage-ish vase that can hold fresh cut flowers for your tables. I always have mason jars laying around and thought it would be a sweet way to make them more modern by spray painting them in a metallic gold. Aren’t they pretty?
My husband Jason spray painted these in the garage when it was quite cold out (probably not the best of ideas!), so there were a couple drip marks near the top. But you won’t notice it once the flowers are in the vase. Alternatively, you can use a ribbon to finish off the top if you want a more polished look. To get this coverage, he did 2 coats, allowing the mason jars to dry for 24 hours in between coats. And because they release fumes, we stuck them in our powder room bathroom with the exhaust on. If it was warmer, we probably would have let them dry outside.
The round paper items under the mason jars are actually coasters that I found at my local Home Sense. I couldn’t resist buying them as they came in a variety of patterns. They really help the arrangements stand out against my dark stained table.
And after 4 days, they still looked oh-so-pretty. I actually wished for a moment that the hydrangeas were fake so I could enjoy them longer on my coffee table.
All photos: weddingobsession.com
Unlike many couples, Stephen and I are not living together and I won’t officially move in until we are married. We just moved him into our place this week, so we actually do need a lot of quality housewares.
In my culture, everyone tends to give cash for weddings. We usually account for at least $100 CAD per guest, so when my family of four goes to a Chinese wedding, my parents expect to spend at least $500. It sounds odd to western cultures, but growing up, I was used to getting red envelopes full of cash for Chinese New Year, so receiving cash isn’t so odd to me. In fact, my mother was shocked that western cultures give only gifts and it is not customary to give cash.
However, my fiance is basically 100 percent home-grown white Canadian so we made sure to register for items to avoid receiving weird gifts such as porcelain statues of wild farm animals.
Although I prefer receiving cash to help us start our new life together, I’m also very excited about the Sophie Conran dishes and soft Calvin Klein sheets I registered for. It thrills me to know I could be cutting with quality German knives soon!
As a frugal and practical person, I would never personally buy those items for myself. I do secretly wish that Ikea would have a registry though.
Where did you register? Do you and your fiancé already live together? What kinds of unconventional items did you put on your registry? Let me know in the comments below!