Thursday, September 2, 2010

Home Sweet Home

                                                                                            All Photos: Filia Artis

We three here at The Do-tique arrived home safely last night after our visit to Falher, Alberta, home of the world's largest bee and site of my sister-in-law's wedding.

We begin with a congratulations to the newly married couple on this special occasion!

The Bride and Groom made an exciting Alberta-style entrance into the reception atop a small John Deere tractor.

Since this is a blog about DIY culture, here is one of the many thoughtful wedding accessories that the new Mrs. I. created herself (with some help, I believe).

Here are the cute homemade jams that our bride presented to her guests as favors:

The Bride's gorgeous bouquet was made by a local grocery store. 

I got a bit of a "behind the scenes" look at how the DIY aspects of the reception were created. The key to Mrs. I.'s recipe was a small army of family and friends who were able to help with setting up all the decor for the hall and who provided all of the catering for the wedding as well as looking after cleanup.

Martha and many others would like to have us ladies believe that we should and indeed can do it all ourselves. My feeling is that it often leaves brides feeling much like my friend the bumblebee above. Brides-to-be must remember to delegate where possible and that time and sanity are priceless!

Baby and her cousin test driving the Bride and Groom's MG convertible

In other news, we did happen to receive this gift from Grandma and Grandpa, so stay tuned to see what it might be transformed into in the near future!

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