What? It’s our wedding week?

Hello again, Hive lovelies! My last post was at eighteen days out and here we are, just five days left! What’s been going on? Here are some things in the Glove’s life:

–          We had Christmas, and it was awesome!

Glitter, Howie

Howard clearly enjoyed Christmas 🙂

–          I got the flu on Christmas night, and it was less awesome- I was seriously in bed for five days, and had fever-induced nightmares about things not being ready.

–          Our wine vendor cancelled our order, and it was so incredibly frustrating! Not to worry, though- Mr Gloves handled that issue.

–          We got a new priest, and he’s amazing! I’ll tell you about how unhappy I’ve been with our church after the wedding, but this new priest really is a blessing, and will be a highlight in our day 🙂

–          I finally started the DIY portion of my wedding. We don’t have a ton of DIY, since I don’t think the church or reception venue require a lot of décor, but we do have some, which I’ll get to this week.

So, first order of business is regarding some cardboard letters. I have this idea for the entry table in my head, I turned to one of my boards on Pinterest for some inspiration. Here’s what I found:

Photo by Kari Herer, found in Style Me Pretty

Photo by Kari Herer, found in Style Me Pretty

I don’t know why, it could be the middle school cheerleader in me, but I really love the glitter number.  So I figured I would work with that idea and, using paper mache letters in McGlovin and my initials, create some lovely glitter initials for our entry table.  I was, in fact, a middle school cheerleader, so I know that just putting glue on something and sprinkling glitter over it turns into a huge mess that leaves a trail of glitter everywhere. So, I did a little research {does pinterest count as research, at this point?} and found several tutorials in glittering things up that suggested mixing glitter into ModPodge and painting the mixture on, so I tried it.

Hive, it was a hot mess:

glitter fail

I don’t know what the problem was, but everything was uneven, and it was a lumpy mess. I even got the superfine glitter that’s really just shimmer, because I thought that chunky glitter would be awful. Maybe it’s just glitter, in general, that’s awful for a wedding?

In any case, I could not leave well enough alone and had to try again. With a new set of E’s {by the way, having the same first initial kind of kills a monogram, in case you were wondering} and a bottle of Krylon Glitter Spray, I was ready to make it happen. Behold:

glitter success

I was really happy with these! The coverage is uniform, the glitter isn’t rubbing off and they’ll look so pretty illuminated by candlelight! I’m calling this a success. Hope you’re getting ready for my next DIY- I’m framing one of our engagement photos in an old window frame!

Well, friends, I don’t have a pertinent question here, soI hope you all have a lovely New Year’s Eve! McGlovin and I are headed out for birthday drinks and some nice Italian foo {I’m a New Years baby :)} What are you all up to?


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