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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.
    http://greenweddingshoes.com/real-wedding-catie-bens-vintage-inspired-backyard-wedding/
    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!

    Ingredients:
    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

    Directions:
    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?