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Sunday, August 24, 2008

FOR SALE: Votive Candle Holders

Last up (for now)... votives!

We used these as part of our centerpieces. We used four votives for each table. Loved the candlelight, it was all so beautiful!

I have almost six dozen of these. I had six dozen, but two mysteriously disappeared (who knows?). So it's a total of 70 votives. The candles have been burned for several hours, but do have quite a bit of burn time left in them. The candles can be removed easily by sticking them in a freezer and then popping out the old candle with a butter knife, and the votive holders can be washed. New candles can then be inserted.

I'm asking $25 for all.

E-mail me at roadtotheaisle@gmail.com if you would like to purchase.

All buyers are responsible for shipping costs + optional insurance. All sales are final. Payment will only be accepted through Paypal.

FOR SALE: Black Umbrellas

We purchased these umbrellas for our bridesmaids and groomsmen (and ourselves!) in case of rain on our wedding day. We thought simple black umbrellas would have made for some really cool outdoor pictures with our bridal party, if need be. Luckily, we didn't need them!

I gave my bridesmaids their umbrellas in their tote bags as part of their gifts at the rehearsal dinner, but we kept the groomsmen umbrellas in a bag.

So, here they are... brand new, unused black umbrellas. We have six of them. They are compact and lightweight. When opened up, they are a standard sized umbrella.

Six of them for $6, or $1 each. I am willing to separate the batch of them if you don't need all six.

E-mail me at roadtotheaisle@gmail.com if you would like to purchase.

All buyers are responsible for shipping costs + optional insurance. All sales are final. Payment will only be accepted through Paypal.

FOR SALE: Photo Frame Cardbox ***SOLD!***

***Update (8/24/08, 11:07 p.m.): The cardbox has been sold.***

I'm selling my photo frame cardbox. This was a big hit at our wedding, and was plenty big to hold all of the cards we received at the reception.

It is made out of 8" x 10" frames with 5" x 7" mattes. The box holds four 5" x 7" (with "portrait" orientation) photos. It sits on a lazy susan. The box spins so guests can easily see all four photos.

All these pictures of the box were taken yesterday.

One catch with the box is that is difficult to remove and insert the photos without taking the box apart. I will have to unscrew some of the brackets in order to remove our pictures... if you already have your photos picked out for the frame, you can e-mail them to me and I'd be happy to print them and insert them in the frames for you at the same time. That way, it doesn't need to be unassembled at all once it gets to you. Or, you can do it yourself. It's not hard... just screws. Let me know if you have more questions or concerns about that.

This pictures shows that there are two additional layers of foam board underneath the top to boost the top up a bit.

Inside of the box.

I am asking $45 for the box. I also have extra fabric that I used for the top. I'd be willing to throw that in for an extra $4, in case you want to make a new top or reupholster it for any reason.

E-mail me at roadtotheaisle@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing the box.

All buyers are responsible for shipping costs + optional insurance. All sales are final. Payment will only be accepted through Paypal.

FOR SALE: Table Number Luminaries

Next up are my table number luminaries.

Here is a picture of one of them at the wedding. All the pictures I have were taken when it was still light outside. They were beautiful on the tables, and looked better and better as it got darker outside (we had a lot of natural light in our venue). Obviously, they were useful as our table numbers, but they also added to the overall look of our tables and centerpieces.

Here is a picture that I took of one of them yesterday:

We have 16 luminaries. Table numbers 1-15, and then a "Mr. & Mrs." luminary that we used for our sweetheart table.

They are in really good shape. We used mini pillar candles inside of them. They melted down quite a bit, but probably still have a few hours of burn time left on them. Or, you can obviously put a new candle in each of them. The mini pillars are available in 8-packs at Michael's or probably any of the other craft stores for $5.99 per pack.

The candles we had in there melted down flat, so you could actually just set a new candle on top of the old one. Or, the candles should be easy to remove if you chill the glass a little bit (stick them in the freezer--instructions can be found here, or through a simple Google search). The candle should pop right out with a butter knife and a little effort.

Here is a picture of what the insides look like (also taken yesterday):

I'd really like to sell these to someone who is also using the aqua color for their wedding. Trying to remove or replace the ribbon may damage the surface of the candle, and plus it is a whole lot of extra work for you! So for you aqua brides... they are up for grabs!

I'm asking $40 for the 16 luminaries. Need a few more table numbers? I'd be happy to use these four extra glass cylinders (if they are not already sold!) to make them for you for an extra $20, or $5 each. The extra cost is to cover the extra supplies used and my time to make them.

I would LOVE to sell these to a local bride so we can arrange pick-up/drop-off instead of having to ship them. Any takers? Even though I would prefer to sell locally, I am willing to sell them to an out-of-towner, too.

E-mail me at roadtotheaisle@gmail.com if you would like to purchase.

All buyers are responsible for shipping costs and optional insurance. All sales are final.

FOR SALE: Glass Cylinder Vases

I bought these to make table number luminaries (also for sale--check it out), but it turned out that I had extras. I kept them around because I thought perhaps I'd find some other use for them, but I never did.

These are brand new, never used. 3" diameter x 9" tall glass cylinder vases. I have four of them for sale. $3 each, or $12 for all.

They can be used for candles, flowers, centerpieces, etc.

I am also offering these up as an option for extra table number luminaries (if you need them, I will make them for you). See the table number luminary listing for details.

E-mail me at roadtotheaisle@gmail.com if you would like to purchase.

All buyers are responsible for shipping costs + optional insurance. All sales are final. Payment will be accepted only through Paypal.

Selling off wedding items

Two months after the wedding, and I am just now getting organized enough to sell off my no-longer-needed wedding items. I'm going to give each item its own post so that it's easier to separate pictures and information.

My "for sale" posts will be coming up soon. And there may be additional "for sale" posts in the future as I find things that are still hanging around our house! So if you're looking for something in particular, definitely keep checking back every once in a while.

Happy shopping...

Friday, August 22, 2008

Thank You Cards...

...are the devil.

Don't get me wrong, I want to send them. I want to thank our guests.

But damn are they a pain in the butt. And the hand. And the wrist. Not to mention the wallet.

Our goal is to get them completely finished this weekend. Wish us luck!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Video Recap

This recap "music video" appears at the end of our DVD that we were given by our videographer.

We figured out how to get the video off the DVD and onto our computer, and as a result, we're able to share it via YouTube.

Obviously, the quality of the video is greatly affected when uploaded on the internet... but I always figure it's better than nothing. :)

Friday, August 8, 2008

Pro Pics, Part 13: Fun at the Reception

We did an anniversary dance. I love this picture of my Uncle Gary.

This is Michael's great aunt and great uncle. They ultimately "won" the anniversary dance. We gave them a bottle of champagne. They have been married for 60 years.

So sweet.

After that, the fun really began.

I don't know if you can tell by looking at the pictures, but I don't think anybody had any fun at our reception.
Nope, this is not fun.
Not fun at all.

In all seriousness, I have never had so much fun in my entire life. Surrounded by all of our friends and family, with good music, drinks, and a fantastic reason to celebrate. It was a good night.
I loved that we had children at our wedding. It was a good decision.
Love this picture of my brother and my mom.

Busting out the Michael Jackson impressions.

Our groomsmen, Jason, does a really good job with it. It's hilarious.

My grandma is so cute. Now that we have the video, we know that at this point, my grandma was dancing to Nelly. Hilarious.

My dad has always loved to let loose and dance (or at least that's what my mom tells me). He has a horrible back, though. My mom asked me at one point during the night, "How is your dad doing all of that dancing with his back?" Come to find out the next day... he was able to do it because of all the rum he had.
Booze. The natural painkiller.
He certainly did pay for his fun the next day, though. He was sore and hungover.

Well, that brings us to the end of the wedding day. I still have one or two more "installments"--all of our detail shots. But chronologically, this is it! :)