Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Monday, April 28, 2008

A Sneak Peek

I was talking with my friend, Beth, & she was saying how I haven't really posted any wedding information on my blog (ie. my ideas, decorations, etc. . .). This is true! Part of that is because I want a lot of the elements of the wedding to be a surprise. I am trying to do things differently than the average wedding.
I am also trying to be a little secretive.
So. . .I am giving in & giving you a little sneak peek! This is my creative project from last week. I have been contemplating what to do for pew decorations. I knew that I did NOT want bows or tulle or flowers. I searched the internet for ideas & there is nothing! Everything is bows, tulle or flowers. After much thought, here is what I came up with. . . A Meg Original!

I made 10 total. I used old wooden blocks & glued 3 together for everything to be mounted on. The blocks are the old kids kind with letters on them. I wrapped the blocks in a burlap. Each pew decoration says something with the 3 blocks like: VOW, 4VR, 726 (the wedding date), 118 (the day we were engaged), IDO, LUV, and a few have our initials & our monogram. I used sticks from IKEA & braided them together with ribbon. Then nailed the ribbon to the blocks. The other sticks are curly willow that are nailed on as well. I didn't use any hot glue! I always burn my fingers while using that & it ends up leaving glue strings everywhere.
Overall, I am very pleased with how they turned out. I must say. . .they look WAY better in person on the pews. :) Hope you can come to the wedding to see them in person.


Love it! Finally someone that isn't afraid to ditch the same ole' same ole'!
Those are awesome, Meg. Love it.

I couldn't find your email, so I'm reminding you here that we're having the book study again tomorrow (5/10) if you want to come! We'll be at Molly's coffee shop
hope you can come! :)