Thursday, July 8, 2010

handmade wedding cake topper {finally}

Inspired by amazing work by Katie Runnels, making a cake topper was high on my list of DIY projects for my wedding. Since I was planning on using {life size} pennants throughout the ceremony and reception, I made a tiny string of pennants to hang over the bride and groom birds. I used wire wrapped in silk to create the arch. I found feather birds from Micheals and covered them in silver glitter and made them tiny outfits. For the base, I covered a round chipboard box with pink silk, a stripe of muslim, and a length of vintage sequin trim. I used the lid from a smaller chipboard box, covered with pink glass glitter as a platform for the birds. In the end, I was really happy with it! I had a really simple cake to save $$$, so the topper was the showpiece.
{glue guns are perhaps the best invention ever}

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Illustration friday, "giant"

{my frame can't constrain my giant, happy heart} See other entries here...

Monday, July 5, 2010

the wedding extravaganza ends {and it was perfect}

After a year of endless planning, obsessing over wedding blogs and magazines, dedicating my time to all sorts of DIY projects for the wedding, and being simultaneously extremely excited and freaked out, the wedding extravaganza has come to a close. We had an amazing week with friends and family, then a relaxing week at a beautiful resort in Mexico. I have realized that sometimes the things that you cannot control {such as rain during your outdoor ceremony} can make the most beautiful moments of your life. I also learned that you cannot style every detail of your own wedding and that real weddings are not perfect like magazine weddings. It is the people that surround you during the brief time of the ceremony and reception that make the wedding amazing.
Now that we have made it back home, I am ready for my new life of being Mrs. Kara Kopp and all the wonderful things that will come with that...
I thought that I would feel withdrawal from the wedding madness and projects that went along it all, but instead I feel very excited to be able to focus my time on my career, making new jewelry and art, redecorating our apartment, cooking, and relaxing with Zach.
Photos above by
Also, more photos to come from
as she was our amazing photographer that traveled from California to shoot our wedding.

Please expect regular postings to come as I get into the swing of married life.