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  • G’day! My name is Rebecca Joy.

    Some call me Rebecca, others "Becks," & my Dad lovingly refers to me as "Beckaroo." Take your pick! When I'm not behind my camera or working my day job (I double as an accountant), you can find me at the beach, snuggling up with my furbaby or learning to be a domestic diva.

    I love being married, photographing you getting married, and being able to tell your story after the vows.

    Thank you for stopping by & I can't wait to meet you!

I have never been one to make resolutions on New Year’s (probably because I didn’t want to be part of the majority that abandon theirs), but I’m deciding to give it a shot this year.  I have officially hopped on the 2013 Resolution Train!;)

Okay, well kind of…

Checklists motivate me.  I loooove accomplishing tasks for the mere fact that I get to cross them off the list.  It’s like getting gold stars for my effort and I. Love. It.  So, this year, I have made a checklist of things to aspire to.  My aspirations range anywhere from getting my butt to the gym on a regular basis (typical, I know) to reading at least one book every month to learning to make a delicious roasted capsicum soup that rivals Trader Joe’s.  That is, of course, assuming TJ‘s doesn’t open up shop in Perth.  In which case, my husband would buy out their entire supply of soup!;)

To make sure I accomplish everything on “the list,” I’ll be posting periodically about my latest feats.  Hope you don’t mind being my accountability buddies!

So, here’s to making healthier life choices, going on more adventures, and not taking for granted all of the gifts we have been given…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy 2013, friends!

Did you make any resolutions this year?  Post them in the comment section below! :D

 

This summer, I know a lot of you were curious about everything I was making for the wedding– and how!  I posted a few sneak peeks & how-to‘s, but some of these projects were already under way (or done!).  Sorry that I don’t have step-by-step photos for all of my DIYs, but I do have images of the finished products.:) Let’s start with the biggest undertaking: the paper goods.

1.  The Wedding Invites

In progress… lots & lots & lots of edging.  I went through 7 of that specific Martha Stewart puncher.  The first one lasted for quite a while, but once it was spent the next 6 kept losing pins mid-punch.  Frustrating, to say the least.

Finished product… I loooove how these turned out!

 

Text: Designed in PhotoShop

Envelopes: Tropical Green & Natural Kraft, Paper Presentation

Paper: 5×7 & 4×6 Flat Cards from Michaels; 12×12 scrapbooking paper for floral bands

Flowers:  I can’t remember the brand names, but I found the paper flowers (sold by the jar) and adhesive pearls (hot-glued into the flower’s center) at Michaels in the scrapbooking section

Decorative edging: I used two Martha Stewart punchers, the Doily Lace edger & Deep Edger

2.  Bridesmaid Invites

I thought it would be cute to send out little bridesmaid invitation packets, so I came up with these… a card with a personal, hand-written note; an info card with the wedding details, dresses I had chosen, and bridesmaid duties (1. Smile for the camera; 2. Make sure I don’t look silly before walking down the aisle; and 3. Celebrate & have fun!!); and a response card.

Paper: 5×7 & 4×6 Flat Cards from Michaels; 12×12 scrapbooking paper for floral bands

Decorative edging: I used this Martha Stewart Deep Edger

Flowers:  The same paper flowers I used for the wedding invites

3.  Save The Dates

I don’t have a photo of these, but this is what I designed in PhotoShop…

Paper:  Vistaprint oversized postcards

Envelopes: Natural Kraft, Paper Presentation

4.  Rehearsal Invites

I don’t have a photo of these, either.:( However, I did save the design files…

Paper: Vistaprint postcards

Photo: bobbi+mike

5.  Programs

These turned out really cute!  We attached ribbon dancers to the back of the programs to help streamline the church exit & so everyone would get one.:)

An instagram shot of the programs being cut in half…

Printing: FedEx Kinko’s

Photo: bobbi+mike

6.  Gift bags

We decorated & stuffed goodie bags for all of the hotel guests.

Paper bags & stamps all came from Michaels.

The end!:) Phew.  I’m exhausted just looking through these photos & thinking about how much work went into this bit of wedding stuff.

If you have any questions on the products/vendors I used, want to know more about the process, or just have something nice to say… post in the comment section below!