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  1. says

    monirose, the gown was custom made by a wonderful seamstress who was a long-time friend of the family. She also made each of the bridesmaid dresses. The bride got the inspiration for her gown from this site, and then her friend recreated it.
    I thought she did a great job! I'll post more photos eventually, and you can also check out the links to albums of the wedding I posted on my facebook page. Hope that helps!

  2. says

    do you know where she got her gown? it's just lovely and I'd love to get a better look at the style!
    (i'm a seamstress and have a friend looking for a similar style, so i'm searching for inspiration!)

    i've also helped with wedding flowers too – those bouquets looks BEAUTIFUL!

  3. says

    Here's my recipe. :-) If you decide to try it, let me know how it works out for you!

    3 TBSP baking soda
    1 TBSP shea butter
    1 TBSP cocoa butter
    1 TBSP coconut oil
    6 large drops vegetable glycerin (optional)
    6 drops tea tree oil
    10 drops clary sage oil

    Soften the shea butter, the cocoa butter, and (if necessary) the coconut oil. Combine the oils/butters and the baking soda. Add the glycerin if desired. (I added glycerin because I was concerned about the final product being too hard. Since this is a colder climate, I knew once the weather turned cool, the coconut oil in the recipe would harden, and I thought the finished product would be too hard. If I was making this for use over summer, I might omit the glycerin.) Add the essential oils. You could probably use any oils. I chose TTO and CSO because of their antiseptic, antibacterial properties. The next time I make this recipe, I will probably use less, because it's actually a little too scented for my taste. I was in a hurry and didn't have a dropper. Pour the finished product into a small jar. This recipe made exactly enough to fill an empty 3 oz. moisturizer tub I had stashed in my bathroom cupboard. Place in refridgerator to harden.

    Hope this helps! :-)

  4. says

    April, I get the flowers through our local grocery store chain – they have a great floral department, and allow me to buy large quantities on a given day as long as I call ahead and let them know how much I want on a given day. I will be posting more how to's for DIY flowers and other wedding details in future posts, so keep you eye out!

    Hey, while I've got your attention, I wanted to ask you, April, a question. I believe it was you who mentioned in a comment on my deodorant post that you make your own deodorant. I was wondering if you would share your recipe as mine has not been satisfactory lately. Please post in a comment or email me at trintjerenae@gmail.com Thanks!

  5. says

    Wow, seeing your floral creations is almost (*almost*) enough to make me want to get married! ;-)

    I would love to hear about how you acquire flowers for these events. Wholesaler? Online? Costco?