Monday, October 5, 2009

So yesterday The Candyman and I headed over to my friend Jan's house to pick up our OOT bags so that we can get them where they need to go this week. THIS WEEK! AHHHHH!
Anyway, we sat around and chatted a bit while I downed a few glasses of wine. Mmmm, wine. Jan had wanted us both to come over so that she could give us our wedding gift. I have to say, that it probably one of the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received in my whole life.

Jan works with one of our designers Belinda Miley. Belinda and I have never worked together, but I love being around her. We are about the same age and have so much in common, it's disgusting. We always find some tangent to fall into whenever I see her in a work atmosphere. Belinda is known for her shadowboxes with Swarovski crystal accents. It's hard to describe her work, but she's talented as all get out.

Anyway, Jan and Belinda got together and Belinda did a custom framed piece for The Candyman and me!
Here's the whole thing. The top opening is for a wedding picture and the bottom opening has my invitation in it.

I swear, these pictures do not do this justice.

She embellished the invite with crystals and pearls! Gorgeous! How cute would this have been on all the invites? ;)

All the moldings are custom designed and are embellished with more crystals and pearls!

She also did a more casual single frame for us! Check it out!

I mean how cute, right?

I was so blown away by the thought and time and effort that went into this that I almost started crying. Not only is this so incredibly thoughtful, it's something that we will keep forever. Forever. I like the sound of that.

I took some snaps of the shrug that arrived this weekend, but they simply do not do the thing justice in it's cute factor, so more on that later. One last pic for you though. We had our waitress take this Friday night.


The super-duper fabulous Miss-Kriss, The Thirty-Something Bride, and the uber-maven of style Miss SE!


  1. Wow! Those frames are absolutely gorgeous! What wonderful keepsakes. She does amazing work. Hope you have a great (and not too stressful) week!

  2. That is just gorgeous and so thoughtful!

  3. Aaaah - you have awesome friends! The frames are so chic, elegant, and whimsical - love it!

  4. Wow! I LOVE the frames!! That is such a great gift idea!! Seriously, girlie...we are down to the wire! 5 days and counting!! Sooooooo excited for you! (So excited, in fact, that I will excuse the incredibly skanktastic photo of me! haha)

  5. I'm so excited for you! Your wedding will be amazing! I can't wait to read and see how it all went!