Inspiration for your road to the altar

Damask Pillows

September 8, 2008

This is the patio right outside of our tent and it’s ours to use during the reception. There will be some high-top tables out there complete with green linens, damask ties and candles. A couple of weeks ago I had the idea to put some pillows on the benches and when I found 14″ pillow forms for $2/piece I went for it! I also bought some inexpensive green fabric, thinking we could put one green and one damask pillow on each bench. When my Mom reported that there was just enough fabric left for the pillows she got to work, and this weekend she sent me this:They’re so cute I can hardly stand it! These will most definitely be found on our bed after the wedding…

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Sentimental Things

August 6, 2008

These are my parents on their wedding day, over 40 years ago. This is one my very favorite pictures of them not only because they’re adorable, but because it says so much. My Mom is beautiful in her short lace dress and my Dad, in a final act of defiance, has his pants tucked into his boots. My Mom and Grandma really wanted him to wear his uniform despite his protests, so he did it in his own way. Classic. But the point to all of this is to show you that my Mom cleaned her dress and cut a panel of the lace off of it for me:
I really didn’t expect her to just cut it (seriously took me by surprise) but the dress is still mostly in tact and now I have this beautiful piece of lace. We initially attempted to sew it onto the bottom of my veil, but the white just didn’t look right next to my ivory dress. So,instead, I am thinking of wrapping it around my bouquet and carrying it down the aisle along with these beauties:
The brooch is my Great Grandmother’s and the beautiful pin is my Great Great Grandmother’s. The gold earring is my Grandma’s…they were given to her by my Grandpa and each of her three daughters wore them when they were married (my Mom included). So my cousin and I split them up and each took one, one of which I tied to my cousin’s bouquet when she was married in May. I can’t quite decide what to do with all of these beautiful things but the history attached to them means so much to me that I want to use them all! I am thinking of wearing the silver pin in my hair somehow, putting the brooch on my bouquet, and pinning the earring to the inside of my dress. Or perhaps pinning the brooch onto the handkerchief my Aunt made me and the earring onto my bouquet. I just can’t decide! I took another picture of the pin on it’s own so you can see some of the detail – it’s so delicate:
Are you incorporating any heirlooms into your wedding attire?

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Sentimental Things

August 6, 2008

These are my parents on their wedding day, over 40 years ago. This is one my very favorite pictures of them not only because they’re adorable, but because it says so much. My Mom is beautiful in her short lace dress and my Dad, in a final act of defiance, has his pants tucked into his boots. My Mom and Grandma really wanted him to wear his uniform despite his protests, so he did it in his own way. Classic. But the point to all of this is to show you that my Mom cleaned her dress and cut a panel of the lace off of it for me:
I really didn’t expect her to just cut it (seriously took me by surprise) but the dress is still mostly in tact and now I have this beautiful piece of lace. We initially attempted to sew it onto the bottom of my veil, but the white just didn’t look right next to my ivory dress. So,instead, I am thinking of wrapping it around my bouquet and carrying it down the aisle along with these beauties:
The brooch is my Great Grandmother’s and the beautiful pin is my Great Great Grandmother’s. The gold earring is my Grandma’s…they were given to her by my Grandpa and each of her three daughters wore them when they were married (my Mom included). So my cousin and I split them up and each took one, one of which I tied to my cousin’s bouquet when she was married in May. I can’t quite decide what to do with all of these beautiful things but the history attached to them means so much to me that I want to use them all! I am thinking of wearing the silver pin in my hair somehow, putting the brooch on my bouquet, and pinning the earring to the inside of my dress. Or perhaps pinning the brooch onto the handkerchief my Aunt made me and the earring onto my bouquet. I just can’t decide! I took another picture of the pin on it’s own so you can see some of the detail – it’s so delicate:
Are you incorporating any heirlooms into your wedding attire?

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