As we all know, June is typically a popular month for weddings. Last month was memorable for me because I experienced the joy of my oldest son entering in marriage. Keith and Tara were married June 27th. It was a beautiful day!
I had the honor and privilege of contributing to their lovely day with doing what I love best.....being creative.
Bridal Shower Favors:
I made these cute little key chains as party favors for Tara'a Bridal Shower. I started with a chain 9 links long and attached it to a key ring with a jump ring. I made some with white pearls and clear glass beads and dangled them from the chain with head pins. Others, I made with pink beads and some with colored beads. They turned out adorable. I like the fun dangling noise they make.
I placed them in white organza bags, added miniature tags and tied it off with a little pink bow. Everybody loved choosing their favorite and now they have something special to remember Tara's Bridal Shower with.
I found these fine European chocolate bars that were wrapped in gold foil. Even better, they were Toffee Crunch; YUM! Keith's favorite candy bar. I wrapped them in scrapbook paper with a beautiful wedding design. I made little tags with coordinating papers, added little love charms, punched holes, then tied them up with a bow using a beautiful burgundy ribbon. They were simple but elegant looking and Keith and Tara loved them.
This was a last minute idea....three days before the wedding, Tara realized it was going to be very difficult to find 100 picture frames for the place cards. So, I came up with a quick idea. I bought pre-made place cards and embellished them with burgundy flower cutouts and added a rhinestone center to add some sparkle. I used pop dots to adhere the flowers and hand wrote each name and table number with a burgundy marker. Ta-da! Problem solved.
Wedding Cake Card Drop:
This was a special request from Tara. She saw one I designed for Plaid on their website a while back. I wanted to make this one extra special. So I created a pedestal plate for the cake using a wooden plaque, a wooden candlestick and the lid of a larger paper mache hat box turned upside down which I trimmed in fancy swerves to give it more character. I glued it all together then painted it with gold and a touch of silver then used Plaids Extreme Glitter in gold and silver to add sparkle. I glued two smaller hat boxes together and hollowed out the center, cut a slit on top for the cards, and decoupaged it with fancy wedding scrapbook paper. I covered it in various fun trims and rhinestones to give it some more Bling :)
For the topper, I painted and decorated a wooden 'Love' word and two hearts with the names of my special couple. I added tulle to soften the overall look.
Here is the gift table at the reception....YEA! it all came together and she loved it.
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