I met with Gillian, who kindly trudged through knee-deep snow with me so I could see the Ellis Chapel. Still as beautiful inside as I remembered it to be. And now with electricity! Woohoo! (Not sure if we'll even use it, but woohoo anyways!!!)
Afterwards I met with Mizzus K for a crazy good dark cherry mocha at Starbucks, and she graciously informed me that she would like to design and create our invitations as her wedding gift to us. Well, of course I jumped at that one!
So off to Michael's we decided to go, for inspiration and ideas on colour scheme etc. But first I asked her if she wouldn't mind accompanying me to Klara Johnson's shop to look at wedding cakes. Her cakes are expensive, but truly works of art. I fell in love with a display cake decorated with orchids made of sugar paste. So beautiful...(Now I need to get JD over there to look at it, and agree the extra expense will be worth it!)
Mizzus K and I spent HOURS at Michael's, pouring over papers and looking at the invitation kits for ideas. Almost immediately I found a something...it's not a stamp...but not sure what it's called. Anyways, it cuts out a silhouette of a dragonfly when applied to paper. This was our starting point. Now for the papers - Mizzus K and I both were agreed on looking for a variety of different textures and patterns that complemented each other. After what seemed like forever, we came to find 3-4 beautiful papers that had everything I was looking for: rich colours, great patterns, shimmer and shine, that worked together beautifully. After that, finding coordinating ribbon was a snap. I can't wait to see what she comes up with!
As a bonus, I picked up a lovely cake topper - a silver letter S, studded with diamond-like stones, for JD's last name, the one I will be assuming after the marriage. I can see it already, tucked behind that sugar orchid....