Monday, March 5, 2012

The Countdown is On!

Five days and counting! 

As you can well imagine, my weekend continued at a rather busy pace.  I decided though that I could only get done what I could get done and I was not going to stress about the rest.  So, as I mentioned I finished all of the escort cards on Saturday after the aforementioned flood. This is how they turned out:
I stamped above and below the names and put a little jewel in the bottom part of the stamping.  I know it's hard to see in the picture, but it's there-in all of them.  Nothing fancy, just simple -but nice and something for the guests to take away too. 

Then I also made these for the doors of the church:
Here is a close up of the 'S' so you can see a little more of the detail.
Again, it's simple, but nice.  Michelle had seen these at her friends' wedding and liked them, though they had no flowers on them.  I added the flowers as I thought it would be nice for the church.  Though I am not certain that that is where they are going, but even if they go to the reception hall it will still be nice.  The flowers are of such a quality, that they don't look too fake if you know what I mean.  They are not silk but they're not dried either.  (You can click on the pictures to enlarge them.)
But boy, working with this moss sure did make a royal mess of me and my studio!  Had it been warmer I would have opted to move the whole operation outdoors, but we actually had snow flurries on Sunday!
After I cleaned up from that mess, Michelle, Shawn and Isabella stopped by after picking up Bella's dress from being altered.  Michelle had brought it to one of our neighbors to do the alterations, she had also done the alterations of the dress that Michelle wore in Brooke's wedding.  Alice does great work and is a woman of many diverse talents and had readily agreed to do it when Michelle asked her.  She did a great job and when Michelle went to pay her for it she declined payment and said that it was a wedding gift!  What a sweet and unexpected gesture!  Michelle was really touched, as was I.
Bella had to be at her dance studio for pictures, so I did her makeup for her and they took off and then it was on to my next project.  Michelle had purchased gifts for her Bridesmaids, but wanted to give them a little something else.  I had seen something on Pinterest and so I suggested a survival kit and she agreed.  We purchased the items and I put it together and this is what I came up with:

They are little black quilte make up bags!  I found the bags at Hobby Lobby and then purchased the iron on letters and added them to each bag.  I typed up the poem and put it on a tag, attached it to the bag with a monogramed brad and orange ribbon.  The poem reads:
"This survival kit was made just to say, I'm thrilled you're beside me on my wedding day!
There's chocolate to give you that sugar high and a packet of tissues in case you should cry.
Lip gloss to help you care for your smile, If a nail should break I've included a file.
There's Shout if you should spill on your dress, and Lifesavers to keep your breath minty fresh.
There's Aleve and Tums if it's ill that you feel, and Baind-Aids to help you tackle high heels.
I've put everything in this handy pack, so you know that this bride has got your back!
This kit was created so that you can see how much you mean to this bride to be!"
I had fun putting it together, found tissues at HL that are monogramed with a black letter and have a damask pattern on the tissues and mints in a little tin with a maid holding a bouquet that says "Mint to Be" on the front.  I could only find three of the little make up pouches though but they had a little purse so I got that for Bella, thought that was okay since she is only 7 and doesn't really need a makup bag.  Yet!
Then I was trying to figure out what to do about food, munchies between the wedding and the reception because there is a couple hour gap and we have a lot of out of town guests.  Then the best thing happened.
My bestie Durinda called and said that she would take care of it!  I was to make meatballs and other than that, she was going to do the rest.  From soup to nuts, so to speak.  How is that for a friend-and a saviour! 
I'm telling you it takes a whole lot of weight off of my back and allows me to breathe a lot easier this week.
And all I can say is a big Thank You! 
There is nothing better than a true Friend!

1 comment:

  1. what a wonderful wedding and reception. Love and respectand joy.