We met with the priest and now have an official wedding date. We were hoping for Oct. 17th, but the church was already booked so instead of trying to squeeze two weddings into one day we decided to go with the 24th. Our hall is available and so is our DJ (the only other weekend he had open in October) so we feel like it's all falling into place. We still have some family issues to work through, but I'm going to be optimistic about that.
We made our first official wedding purchase last night--Love & Romance Waterford crystal champagne flutes for our toast. They are absolutely beautiful and we were lucky enough to find a box that had never been opened at the Macy's that is closing by us. Waterford NEVER goes on sale, but since this store is closing we got them for 40% off. It was our lucky day for sure.
I have a quick card that I made a few days ago using a new add-on to Papertrey's With Sympathy Set. They released the main set along with two add ons, Loss of Pet and Loss of Child so they've got you covered for almost any sympathy card you could ever need. It's a set that you hope you don't have to use, but is very nice to have on hand.
I had hoped to never have to send this card, but it may have already have a recipient. A friend is struggling with the idea of euthanizing her 16-yr old Yorkie. She has had a good long life but her health is declining rapidly. I can completely understand how she feels. It's been almost 2 yrs since my 20-yr old kitty died and I still miss him terribly. It is like losing a family member when they have spent so many years with you. Anyway, here's my card before I start getting all emotional (too late).
I kept this one fairly simple using Ocean Tides (a nice calming blue/grey color from PTI), Vintage Cream, and Dark Chocolate. I used an embossing folder from ProvoCraft that came in a pack of 5 different borders. Sometimes it's nice to just have a touch of embossing instead of the whole card and this set is perfect for that.
If you made it all the way to the bottom of this post all I can say is "Thank You"! I have a feeling my blog is going to be a combo of cards and wedding blabber so I won't be offended if you just skip to the pictures. LOL :-)