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Wedding Planning WIP 2

Ah, another Thursday with no tutorial from me! I have the photos for one, but instead of writing a tutorial yesterday, I turned this:


into this:

cornhole boards

Yes, I made a set of cornhole boards (the legs are just folded up and out of sight in the second photo). I’m going to paint them up, have them for entertainment at the reception, and then give them away. I don’t know yet if I’ll be successful, but I’m going to try to put the emblem for Papi Chulo’s submarine on one of them. Not only will most of the guests think it’s pretty cool, but it should ensure the winner wants to take the set home without delay! They’re nice enough, but we really don’t have space to hang on to them.

This week I’ve also returned to cutting paper flowers. A couple months ago I started cutting them out by hand, which resulted in me destroying the grips on a new pair of scissors! Since that time I’ve purchased a Silhouette Cameo and it’s made my life much easier. The flowers are going to be stung into paper leis and hung from a bamboo arch (that we’ve yet to make).

paper flowers

I’ve also picked up a couple of additional items, including this mold for chocolate shells to decorate the cake with.

shell mold

We also got this sort of silly cake serving set. We like it, though, and it fits.

cake server set

Lastly, these are WIP fish that I may or may not use as a cake topper. We’ll see.

wood fish

I’ve talked to a few people who thinks it’s really weird we didn’t hire a wedding planner and are doing everything ourselves, but I’m pleased with our decision. Quite honestly, the average amount people pay for wedding planing services in Oahu is more than we’re spending on the whole thing! I’ve worked at well over 100 outdoor weddings over the years, and I have a pretty good idea of what I want and don’t want. Besides, I’ve been having too much fun getting everything ready myself to want to hand the project off to someone else!

I hope everyone’s having a great week and I look forward to sharing more soon. =)



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  • Rose June 5, 2014, 15:48

    Everything looks great and so fitting for a wedding in Hawaii!

    • Natashalh June 6, 2014, 11:33

      Thank you! We figured that so many people dream of a wedding in Hawaii it would be silly to waste our opportunity. I can’t believe it’s 6 weeks from tomorrow!!

  • Duni June 5, 2014, 20:29

    Wow, you’ve been super busy!!
    The cake serving set fits into your theme perfectly 🙂
    And making paper flower leis is such a sweet idea!

    • Natashalh June 6, 2014, 11:32

      I’m currently baking cookies to practice icing them for the third (and hopefully final!) time and making paper flower pomanders. It is definitely busy over here!

  • Melissa @ Bubby & Bean June 6, 2014, 08:11

    My sister had cornhole at her reception too. So fun! Everything looks great!

    • Natashalh June 6, 2014, 11:31

      I’ve seen it at lots and lots of weddings before. I think it will be fun and I hope whoever wins the set enjoys it!

  • LeAnn June 6, 2014, 16:53

    Love your paper flowers!!! And the cornhole boards should be great fun. I think your cake servers are perfect for your beach-themed Hawaiian wedding! You two have had way more fun planning your wedding than if you’d have just handed it over to someone else, and then stressed about the cost. You’re going to have a beautiful wedding — and the guests will have a great time!

  • Edi June 8, 2014, 23:07

    I love all the special touches you’re putting into your big day. Who needs a wedding planner…I think these people are just jealous that your wedding is going to be awesome 🙂
    The cornhole game will be lots of fun!

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