Monday, June 20, 2011

Handmade with Love

I was going through my files of pictures and stumbled upon these ones. My niece got married a couple of years ago and as my gift to her I made her  thank you gifts for her Bridesmaids & Maid of Honor, 10 ladies, one of whom was my daughter,Natasha.They got married in Vegas...and they had these coasters as party favors, which I wrapped with a personalized paper that I designed with their names (Pat and Avy) and their wedding date, printed them out on a beautiful paper, tied with a pretty red bow and a little charm that says "Thank you".  
They had a beautiful ceremony and had a great reception party. With the wedding package came the flowers, cake and centerpieces, which were okay...but of course as a floral designer/florist, I would have wanted to do something more personalized. She said thanks, but no thanks...she just wanted me to be a "guest/aunt/family" sort of thing, and didn't want me to stress out, worrying about the flowers, having to transport them from LA to Las Vegas. So I said, okay then, let me do something for you, hence the thank you gifts. Her colors were black and red, so I made those bracelets and gift boxes and the thank you cards.

I made the bracelets using red and black glass beads, pewter spacers and toggle, with a little heart charm. The girls wore it during the wedding. It came in a little white gift box which I embellished with polka dotted ribbon (some in black and white, some in red and white) finished it off with a (permanent) red rose accent.

The thank you cards has the newly wed's names and the date. I just thought something personalized is always pretty!
Anyway, that was almost three years ago. Wow! Time just flies so fast. She and Pat are just enjoying their married life. Lovely, lovely couple!
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