The Big One

I know this may be taboo for some of you, selling your wedding dress may be an unspeakable act… but I just can’t really imagine something so pretty being put in a box and left in a closet for years. Someone else should enjoy it.

This dress is an Allure c207 (new design in 2012) in ivory/gold/silver (a light champagne color). I removed the cap sleeves, but the only other alterations were the addition of a bustle and bra cups. It is a size eight. Yes, I just let the world know my dress size.

Email me for questions + price:


Items for Sale

Natural Stained Cedar “Planters” (25): $10/piece

I say “planters”, because we call them that, but they have no bottom. So… planting anything in them would be fail. BUT, we used them as decoration around our square glass vases. I have two sizes: 10 @ 6x6x6 (We used these around 4x4x20  glass vases — these held our tall arrangements and the wood covered the bottom six inches.) and 15 @ 8x8x.6.5 (These held 6×6 glass vases with our short arrangements.)

(Sold) Grey and White 10×10 Chevron Napkins (300+): Will sell in sets of 100 for $75 or all for $200

We wrapped these in twine and put a little tag on them. They made the place setting pop and added pattern to an otherwise boring white table setting. If you would like the template for the tag or the thank you card underneath let me know. I can put in your name/dates and send you the pdf for $15.


“Mr and Mrs” 6″ woods signs: $10

We used these for our signature cocktails. Mine was a Malibu/Peach Schnapps/Vodka concotion and Jay’s was a drunken Arnold Palmer.

(Sold) Various Sizes of Wood Slabs (50+): Will sell all for $75, or $2/per slab

Not so glamorous here, but I swear these looked better on the tables. We combined various sizes with candle filled mason jars and and some single stems. So pretty!

Clear Glass Wine Bottles (39): $50

We tied twine around these and used them as water pitchers, but there are so many other fun things that could be done with them! Paint them a metallic color, wrap them in vellum…

Hand Painted Wood Table Numbers (1-34): $25

Who wants to spend a ton of money on table numbers? Not me, but they are a necessary evil. Putting together a seating chart was one of the best things we did. It allowed us to control who sat together and what tables were next to each other — people stayed longer because they had familiar people to converse with.

(Sold) S’mores Bar / Gold Planters with Rocks, Marshmallow Jar, Chocolate Jars (4): $60

This was one of the ideas I was most excited about. I freakin’ love s’mores. If I still had the chalkboard I would sell you that, too. I have a different chalkboard though if you are interested…

(Sold) Chalkboard: $20

Large square chalkboard. I’ll even write something new on it if you want. 🙂

(Sold) “Chalkboard” Tags: $30

I have nearly 300 wooden tags that could be painted to work for you! We tied ours around a mason jar with twine.

Mint Green Watering Can and Flower Girl Basket: $5

Spray paint the can any color you want and stick some flowers in there. / The flower girl basket is gold with a large burlap flower.


2 Gold Baby’s Breath Pomanders 30″ (they’re big!): $75

These things were a pain in the a to make, but they looked amazing!

Willing to accept best offer — check, Dwolla, Paypal, bank transfer (whatever). Email me at with any further questions.

Sneak Peak


Our amazing photographer, Paige Peterson, has posted some of our wedding photos on her blog. You can check them out here:

Just in case you are wondering about our other vendors…

Floral: Adam Covington, Cedar Rapids

Food & Drink: Bread Garden, Iowa City

Cupcakes: Scratch, Cedar Falls

DJ: Kasey Keller, Quad Cities

(And a lot of help from family + friends!)

On a different note, please let me know if anyone is interested in buying wedding decorations!

Gotta Love Honesty

Last weekend my parents hosted a party for my grandparents’ 58th anniversary (pretty amazing, I know). As I was piling my plate full of goodness, my cousin’s daughter asked her mom who I was. She explained to her that they were just at my wedding a few months ago…

Then the girl replied with,”She looks different.”

Since I had overheard the conversation, I responded with,”You’re right. I probably looked a lot better at the wedding.”

She simply said,”Yeah…you did.”

Two lessons learned from that exchange:

1. Don’t attend family functions without make up.

2. If I’m feeling fat, don’t ask her, unless I want a truly honest answer. (Jay will be much kinder.)

Speaking of the wedding, here are some pre-party pics.