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Birth announcements are usually the first official presentation of your new baby to the outside world.  So when my sister Debbie came to me asking for a birth announcement I was confused…. you see, she has no children nor has she ever been pregnant.  What she did do though, was rescue a Husky puppy from Second Chance Mutts in Indiana. Debbie like many people, considers her pets a part of her family, almost a child even, that is when it all began to make sense! Why shouldn’t her “furry child” have a proper introduction to the world just like any other baby? So we got to work right away on creating Crystal Skye Martini’s birth announcement!

Pet Birth Announcement

Pet Birth Announcement

Debbie’s favorite color combination is HOT PINK and black…so I thoght it was fitting that Skye’s announcement should fit the theme. A cute black and white photo along with all the neccessary details about Skye in a clean layout was all this piece needed to show off Debbie’s new bundle of joy.

Another aspect of this announcement that I really love is the shout out that Debbie gives to Second Chance Mutts; the rescue where she got Skye from. Being a part of animal rescue and volunteering for our local humane society is something that is close to both my sister and myself. It is just a little something that ends the announcement with a nod to others to think about animal rescue.

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Despite the rain and gloomy clouds in the morning on August 1st, Jennine and Trevor had a bright and cheery wedding that went off without a hitch! The ceremony was held in a small picturesque chapel followed by a backyard outdoor reception at the beautiful home of some of Jennine & Trevor’s very generous friends.  From the handmade centerpieces, programs, and place cards, to the delicious dinner and dessert…all the details of this wedding were made with love for Jennine & Trevor by friends and family, making this a truly unique and special day!

    Photos By Alexander Photography

Photos By Alexander Photography

THE INVITATIONS:

Jennine & Trevor had a short engagement and were on a tight budget. To accommodate that, Jennine decided it would be best to do digital invitations. See my earlier post for more details on how those came together HERE.

Page 1 of 2 of Jennine & Trevor's digital wedding invitation.

Page 1 of 2 of Jennine & Trevor's digital wedding invitation.

THE PROGRAMS & PLACE CARDS:

To coordinate with the design of the invitations, I created simple half page programs and cute fan style place cards. We used some left over cream paper that I had on hand and printed them out on one of Jennine’s other bridesmaid’s home printer.  We then cut the programs and place cards out and had a fun night of assembly and dinner!

Close up of ceremony programs

Close up of ceremony programs

Close up of fan-style place cards

Close up of fan-style place cards

To assemble the place cards, I first designed them so that 2 fans would fit on 1 piece of paper…that way we could make only 1 cut per page and use half the amount of paper. Once we printed them and made our cut down the center, we then had to score each piece in half so that we could fold the card over our popcicle sticks.  We held the cards to the sticks with some double-sided tape.  Then we tied pink, brown, and green ribbon around the sticks to create a variety of color and interest when we placed them all out on display at the reception.  These place cards worked out great because the reception was outside on a warm day and it gave the guests something to cool off with, plus they made a great decoration to each place setting and added a pop of color to the tables.

THE PHOTOGRAPHY:

The photography was provided by Kelly Alexander, owner of Alexander Photography; a long time friend of Jennine’s. Kelly has such a great style and she is so friendly and easy to work with! (that’s why I chose her to be the photographer at my own wedding!) She captured every special moment that day! For more information on Kelly’s services, visit her website HERE.

All photos in this post courtesy of Alexander Photography!

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Busy Little Bee

Wow this summer is flying by and I realized I have neglected my swell little blog. Although it looks like my summer has been slow, that’s not the case. I have so much to share with you, from the planning to executing of Candice and Landons weddings elements HERE to more details of Kristen & Jeff’s beautiful wedding  HERE.

And coming soon some photos and the details from a dear friends wedding that just finished up a few weeks ago. Plus did I mentioned I have 2 new projects coming up?! Get excited! Please keep me in your google reader as I know you won’t be disappointed.

In the meantime, head over to http://www.eluckyme.com/home/2009/8/10/giveaway-the-lucky-30-birthday.html and help her to celebrate her 30th and enter to win some of her great give-a-ways.

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