Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Wedding Mania!



My sweet niece, Lauren, is getting married this weekend. It is wonderful to see the beautiful, kind, talented woman she has become. But I think I will always think of her as Lolo.....that precious freckle faced red headed baby with a raspy smoker's voice. What a doll! I am thrilled for her, and love to see her so in love and happy. I consider it an honor to be able to help with her wedding in any way I can.





I made these simple monograms to cover the ribbon seams on these beautiful square glass vases. Imagine them filled with split peas and gorgeous blue hydrangeas. I think these centerpieces will be perfect.....simple, yet elegant!




I made these rosettes for her bridesmaids. The wedding colors are chartruese green and navy blue.....I adore this combination! In real life the green on these rosettes is much brighter. I think they will add a great pop of color on the girls' navy blue dresses. My sisters and I got together a couple weeks ago and made 80 of these to pin onto the chair sashes. We pulled a late nighter, but we finally got them all done. Oh, and did I mention that the ones we made for the chairs were twice this size?



Tonight was her bridal shower and I really wnted to make something special for her. Since her wedding colors are also the colors she wants to decorate with, I decided to incorporate navy and green into my gift. Again, the lighting makes this green look dull, but it is so pretty in real life.




I used a scrap of canvas drop cloth to tie up the sign. That is my newest use for all the fabric remnants I have lying around. I love the texture and this natural color goes with absolutely everything. It's a nice alternative to your standard bow.




I also made her a personalized Christmas ornament for their first Christmas together. I used a leftover monogram label on the front of the box and tied it up with green toile ribbon.




Because I'm lazy and forgetful, I forgot to take a photo of it. But it looks exactly like this one with a different name. I hope she liked her handmade personalized gifts from the heart. Those are by far my favorite kind of gifts.....to give and to recieve!





35 comments:

Staci said...

Those are beautiful! I'd live to receive such a nice gift. She's going to love them!

Mine for the Making said...

What a lucky girl your niece is to have all that help!! The rosettes are gorgeous! I would have never thought of those colors together but I love it!

Your sign and ornament are too cute! I love making/receiving personalized, handmade gifts :)

Kara

Cammi at CK Events said...

beautiful ideas! I love green and navy together - classic and not too girly! The ornament is an adorable idea!!

ellie g said...

WHOA!!! These are so amazingly classy and clean. I'm completely in LOVE! Georgeous. The Vases look like they came out of a Martha Magazine. And I also adore that color combo. But wouldn't have thought of it for a wedding. Delightful!!

Paula said...

I hope you'll share pictures from the wedding this weekend. The girls' dresses are going to be beautiful with the pop of green against the navy dress. I love the monogram on the vases, too.

Brooke said...

What beautiful ideas!

NanaDiana said...

What a good Auntie you are! Loving everything you did! What the heck are the rosettes made out of ? They are wonderful and I'm sure the pictures don't really do them justice. Who said we couldn't still pull an all-nighter if we have to? Hugs- Diana

Becky said...

We had a destination wedding. We know people like to collect things from places they visiti so we had personalized shot glasses made with our Anchor logo. They were a huge hit!

leemeandthegirls said...

I am loving that color combination and that sign is so stinkin' cute and classy!

Michelle L. said...

Everything too charming! But I am in LOVE with those bridesmaid flowers. And the wrapping-with-remants idea is so great, what an excellent stashbust!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

If I were her, I think your gift would be one of my favorites. Handmade gifts are definitely the best!!!

NotYourOrdinaryBetsy said...

Everything looks so wonderful, great job. They are sure to enjoy their gifts. I can only wish I had a crafty relative out there...somewhere. :)

The Cannary's said...

I agree - homemade gifts are best! Love that navy and green color combo (:

SarahJarnagin said...

Love the colors she chose! The monograms look awesome on the vases.

Style Sisters said...

Love the monograms! The vase is fabulous! Please link up to our centerpiece wednesday party to show off these ideas.

Karin

Dawn said...

Beautiful, nice job. I love the ribbon on the vases. Great photos as well.

Chic Creations said...

Just beautiful! Your niece is one blessed gal to have you as an aunt. Thanks for sharing all the great ideas.

Kim's Treasures said...

These are beautiful! It's the special touches that make the wedding even more special. I just did my daughter's wedding almost 2 weeks ago and everyone complimented the attention to detail. Have a great day with your niece...soak the day in!

Christine said...

They are very special gifts, I'm sure she will adore them!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Lovin' everything! Especially the monogrammed jars! Great job!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Beautiful! I love those centerpiece vases, I imagine they will look incredible!! :)

tessie said...

This weekend is my niece's bridal shower that I am hosting. I can't wait for her to open the beautiful ornament you made for her! ~ Have fun at the wedding! Cindy R.

Porch Days said...

Very thoughtful hand made gifts - the best kind.
Nancy

North of 25A said...

Beautiful! Congratulations to the Bride & Groom! Can you tell me how you made that W? It is so perfect - sounds so easy, but looks a little scary to me - lol.
Best,
Colleen

Entertaining Women said...

I can imagine so many uses for the rosettes. Thank you for sharing your design. Cherry Kay

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

I love the navy and green together too. Cute gifts. I've never seen a vase with peas, but if it's like ones with lemon or apples I'm sure they will be adorable. My dad's family are Westover, wonder if we'll be related - maybe way back.

Vieve said...

The monogrammed vase is beautiful! Nice work!

Tamie said...

what kind of material did you use for the rosettes? just cotton? or something more?
my bro is getting married in a month and his sweetheart has chose apple green (basically that color you've got going) and chocolate brown. i'm just thinking that i want to make a rosette for my hair for the wedding since i'll be wearing brown...and i know they are super-easy to make....
everything is so cute and adorable...your neice will love it all!

Tamie said...

p.s. how big were your rosettes?

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

I'm a sucker for monograms so I love all of this!

South Coast Division said...

Do you have pic's from the wedding I would love any ideas and to see the large flowers I have the same color scheme and I'm doing everything myself & with a VERY limited budget so any DIY ideas would be great

Thanks, Lindsey

Bruce said...

Thanks for a great blog
Christmas Decoration ideas

scrapqueen141 said...

Hello, I wanted to let you know that I love that polka dot ornament. Over at the Fantabulous Cricut blog it is Polka Dot week. I wanted to let you know that I will be featuring your ornament and a link to your blog on my Fantabulous Friday inspiration post. Come check it out on friday this week.
http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/

Bucharoo said...

Saw your ornament over at FCCB and had to stop by and let you know how cute it is. Then I saw your other projects, WoW! very nice!

Susan Arrington said...

I was wondering how you did the ornament to look so pretty...having to do homemade things this Christmas as gifts because of a job cut back and I love this idea...thanks for your help! Susan

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