Friday, October 24, 2008

The Jefferson Hotel

Opened in 1895; The Jefferson Hotel, located in Richmond, Virginia.

The Jefferson's history would not be complete without mention of the numerous dignitaries, celebrities and notables to visit over the last century.

No less than eleven Presidents. Harrison, McKinley, Wilson, Coolidge, Taft, both Roosevelts (Theodore and Franklin Delano), Truman and Reagan, and both Bushes have stayed at the hotel. Also among the rich and/or famous guests were: Admiral Dewey, Sarah Bernhardt, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Vanderbilts, Whitneys and Barrymores, Gertrude Stein, Sir Edmund Hillary, Charles Chaplin, Nelson Eddy, Robert Mitchum, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley who enjoyed a breakfast of bacon, eggs over easy, milk, no coffee, and home fries, capped off with a scoop of ice cream in cantaloupe. Sergie Rachmaninoff played in The Grand Ballroom and one of the world's most famous dancers, Bill (Bojangles) Robinson, was "discovered" as he waited tables in the dining room.

In recent years, a wide variety of actors, musicians, politicians, professional athletes, foreign dignitaries and other luminaries have visited. Members of the media have also taken an interest in The Jefferson, broadcasting live from the lobbies. ABC Weatherman Spencer Christian stayed at The Jefferson and broadcast his portions of "Good Morning, America" on December 4, 1992 and again during the spring of 1994. CBS news commentator, Charles Kuralt, filmed a segment for his "Sunday Morning " show on November 29, 1987. The Jefferson and its statue of Thomas Jefferson was backdrop for another segment of “Sunday Morning” in December 1994. The subject was the Statute for Religious Freedom.

This is where we will be staying on our wedding night, in a deluxe king room with room service breakfast for 2!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Made with Fabriano Ingres handmade Italian paper

The brand of the paper we used to fold all the origami roses is Fabriano Ingres. It's handmade Italian paper, and you might recall that it took Daniel & I quite some time to find just the right shade of red and just the right texture of paper..

How cool is this?

"Ingres paper, also called fabriano ingres is the most elegant and equisite handmade paper from Italy. The paper is elegantly watermarked, mould made and acid free drawing paper with two deckled edges. The sheets are available in a spectrum of colors and a range of weights.

Each paper has a distinctive look with a rich appearance and an appealing effect. The paper features a soft laid surface. It is one of the popular handmade paper of Italy. The paper is mould made of lignin free cellulose."


Daniel & I have folded well over 1,200 origami roses for this project. All of our flowers are these origami roses; including centerpieces, boutineeres, bridesmaid bouqets, my bouquet & tossing bouquet, the cake topper, and each guest gets a single red rose at their place setting.

Our Centerpieces: Origami rose ball topiaries.

Bridesmaid bouquets:

Tossing bouquet:


Guest Basket for the restroom @ the Manor House
Programs with wax B seals!
Our 'guest book' quilt!!
origami roses..
photo scavenger hunt list!

Monday, October 13, 2008

These are in the well as the shoes I posted about last week!

I am trying to win this on ebay...!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I changed my mind when I saw these..

These are the shoes. Even though I already purchased wedding shoes, I have changed my mind about those since I discovered these.

Now I just need a six pence to put inside one of them..

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


We picked up Daniel's tuxedo last night. We are going to send it off for some alterations on thursday, though, but other than that, everything is good.

I made the toss bouquet and one of the bridesmaid's bouquets so far. 4 more to go, and then mine.