behind the scenes

This Place

Towards the beginning of our relationship, Jimmy and I started a National Parks bucket list. We set a goal in which we must visit all 58 National Parks, and camp there if possible. Another rule is that we must drive to said parks, although we might have to bypass that rule when it comes to Alaska and Hawaii! Anyways, we have an upcoming trip out west (hoping to knock out a few more on our bucket list!!) and I thought I'd share a little film we made from our trip last year.

Travel on my fellow readers!

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Map It Out

When Jimmy and I first got engaged, we knew we wanted a small wedding. Many of our past couples have told us that if given the chance to do it all over again, they too would plan small weddings, so we took their advice and decided to have a destination! :) We had heard of people having larger receptions a few weeks after their destination weddings so the people who could not attend would still get to join in the festivities. I loved this idea!...Except for one small detail. After the wedding the only thing we want to think about is the honeymoon, haha! So we planned a pre-wedding bash instead!

I can't even describe to you how excited I am! What better way to celebrate with your closest friends and family than to host a lakeside BBQ on a beautiful summer day?! Or at least I hope it's beautiful!!! All of you summer brides out there know what I'm talking about! :)

Anyways, as soon as we set the date, I got to work designing our invitations. We wanted our travel themed wedding ideas to be present at our big bash as well so I tried to come up with a design that represented our theme.

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One super cool idea that I got from a few of our past couples was marriage advice cards. Your guests write down their most valued marriage advice so you can refer to it later or apply it to your marriage right from the start! advice cards _AA_1070-7

advice cardbox

 

That's it for this week!

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The Scenery

Crafts, crafts, crafts! My recent creation for our travel themed wedding is a sign composed of our instagram photos and ... our wedding hashtag!

So long disposable cameras, hello hashtags! You either love them or hate them. Personally, I think it's kind of cool to have all of the photos taken by your guest lumped into one easy-to-find category, but that's just me. :)

Either way, here's how I did it!

Instagram sign

I had already created and printed my instagram poster so the next step was to work on the frame itself. I started with an old cork board that I've had for YEARS. I stripped all of the cork off the board, which wasn't to difficult since it was all ready peeling off.

 

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All right. Time to turn the old into new! I used my trusty glue gun, some burlap ribbon, and white paint to cover the old ugly frame.

 

Crafts

I painted the whole thing white, covering up all of the wood.

 

Paint

After the paint dried, I used flat thumb tacks to attach the poster to the frame. I wanted to be able to remove it in case I wanted to use the frame for something else in the future. You never know what I'll do next! :)

I then measured out the burlap ribbon. I wanted it to fit the frame without covering any of the poster. In the end I had to double up the ribbon before hot gluing it to the frame.

Burlap Ribbon

And there you have it! It was probably the easiest thing that I've created so far haha! Hopefully it survives the trip to our wedding in Utah!

 

Frame

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finished sign

See ya next Wednesday!

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