Thursday, August 11, 2011

Getting Married

You know, I think M. Ward said it best: "hey, I ain't never met anyone like you before...I thought all the good ones were gone you're here to tell me I was wrong". Minutes after meeting Chuck I said to myself "just don't screw this up". Lucky for me, he was saying the same thing to himself. I could talk for hours about what a lucky girl I am, but who's got time for that? Instead, I wanted to take the opportunity to share some of my DIY side. While planning for my wedding and even after the wedding I was continually told that the "Jenna touches" were everyones favorite part. I think I let the flattery get to my head because here I am blogging about it.

Being on a budget helped to inspire a lot of my wedding decorations. I also hated the idea of spending SO much money on decorations/accessories that would only be used for one day. Thus, I was forced to think outside the box. Handmade items with recycled materials became my wedding theme. From the button boutonnières to the recycled table decorations and and making my own invitations, I found ways to cut cost. Speaking of invitations. I thought I'd share a few photos.

I used different shades of teals and blue greens for the back color paper.

Chuck insisted on the expensive glue sticks to make the process go faster. I let him win this battle, marriage is about compromise right?

The button boutonnieres and bridesmaids hair pieces were all made with vintage buttons. Though, the invitations used store bought buttons. I hot glued one to every invitation.

...and the finished product. There is something about making them myself that seemed satisfying. We used recycled paper bag envelopes to mail them in. If this bored you, don't worry, I think the next blog will be about food. I know everyone can relate to that. Talk to you soon, friend.


  1. That's my wife. She is so talented at everything she does. I'm one lucky guy.

  2. You are so beautiful, and inspiring, and wonderful. Chuck's pretty okay too. :) I'm glad you two love each other. I love you together.

    Also I love that you have a blog- I didnt know this- If you ever create a sidebar button you better tell me.

  3. :) I loved your invitations! It's so special that you made every one. You're inspiring and I'm going to be a regular on this blog!

  4. Reading throuth the comments i see that Jenna is Chucks wife,he must fell that hes a very lucky man.
    Also i think about the amount of patience that must of gone into the making of each individual invitation,that tells me a lot about Jenna.