The Stillman Wedding: Our First Dance (+ a DIY photo craft!)

April 12, 2012
photo by Katelyn James Photography

John and I love country music. Our first “date” was a Toby Keith concert. Don’t judge.

We also LOVE Eric Church. Like, a lot. When “Chief” came out we both listened to it all the way through together and when this song [“Like Jesus Does“] came on, we looked at each other and said, “Yep, that’s our first dance song.”

It fit us perfectly.

Well, I love this particular photo of our first dance and I knew I wanted to blow it up and frame it and do something cheap, fun, DIY, interesting, unique, etc.

Now, I have a SAAAAWWWEEEEEEETTTTTT story and another SAWWEEEEETTTTTT craft coming up next week – but I wanted to show this one to you first to just give you a teaser [real teaser included at the end of this post].

Also, here’s the song we danced to in case you wanna hear it… 馃檪

I cropped the photo to 8×10 VERTICAL and had it printed at Ritz Camera (SO cheap! and SUCH good quality). I got this frame from Wal-mart for $13. I wanted to write the lyrics to our song around the photo and since I wanted to make sure all the lyrics would fit, I practiced writing it on the little matting insert…

Voila!

I love it.

I know I don’t have the neatest handwriting in the world [I’m a lefty], but it’s so sentimental and I don’t care. 馃檪

all hung on our wall! 馃檪 i love it.

… annnnnnnd here is a little teaser of the craft / a-mazing (at least, to me) story coming next week:

[yeah, that’s a picture of Eric Church… that’s part of the story]

Whattya think? Done anything fun / creative lately?

xoxo, all for now.

Original dance photo taken by Katelyn James Photography