We just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary!
Our daughter threw us a surprise party with our friends and what a wonderful surprise it was!
That same daughter is as of today, 74 days away from her wedding....so we are planning and crafting.
Going with the vintage theme....what else?! I was so glad she decided to go that route since we can pack up half my house for decor.
Buttons are one of the themes, we are using collections we came across at garage sales and new ones at Hobby Lobby. Not my treasured Grandmother's buttons though.
And here are some of the button flowers we are making.
We worked hard on collecting pins, broaches, earrings etc to make her bouquet and her bridesmaids, we have a few more touches and the mounting left to do.
Is it a wonder why my shabby room looks so shabby and messy!
For corsages and boutonnieres we are also hand crafting, since we are not going with real flowers we were pretty open on what to do. Once again at Hobby Lobby I came across calla lilies that were on clearance. Walked by them a couple times over a couple weeks.....and when it hit me I needed to make boutonnieres I ran back hoping they would still be there, and they were, woohooo!
Already sold as boutonnier/corsage, I had to disassemble them because the style just wasn't the look we wanted. The above shows what we are going with.
Here is the interesting part....those same flowers that were on clearance....are now full price in the bridal aisle. Yep, same flowers, same maker- exact same- were full price and clearance in the same store at the same time! It saved us over $135!!
so....wedding is slowly taking over my house and my life, but that is ok
because before you know it, it will be their 25th! and God willing our 50th.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Cor 13:4-7
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