Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wedding Wednesday ~ more randomness

Just more random wedding stuff while we wait for the pictures.

Everyone at the wedding loved my grandma-in-law.  Roberta Jo (or Bobbie Jo) is so cute and sweet, and just lovely all around.  By the time I was 16 all of my grandparents had passed away, so to now be 32 and inherit a grandma by marriage makes me elated!  Especially one so sweet, kind, and fun as G-ma (as her grand kids call her).
When Mary (my mother-in-law) and Gma were here back in April, we went to a fabric store and items were purchased for Gma to make the pillow for our ring bearer in our wedding.  I was thrilled to have a personal homemade item be included in our wedding!  I myself am not crafty whatsoever, and both Mary and Gma can pretty much do it all.  When I saw the pillow the week of the wedding I cried.  The details are gorgeous, and it was perfect.  Gma was super worried (I have no idea why!?) I wouldn't like it.  But I love it!
 She won everyone over at the rehearsal dinner, and even taught some sign language.  She's so easy to talk with and her little giggle is contagious. 

After the wedding I wanted to find a way to preserve some of my bouquet.  I love my flowers and didn't want all of them to go in the trash.  I somehow thought of the idea of doing a shadow box and adding some of the other day wedding day details.  I got this rather large frame at Target and put this together.  I thought it would be difficult to fill, but it could have been bigger!
Included in it are: A strip of photo's from the photobooth, the awesome wedding sign that hung outside the church and the chateaux, our save the dates, our cocktail napkin, our vows, our rehearsal dinner invite, part of my bouquet, a packet of our matches, the bronco garter belt, the ceremony program, a card and note that I gave to Chris on our wedding day, a card and note that Chris gave to me on our wedding day, and our escort cards.  Our stamp that was on the invites, and the sticker on the back of the invites.
Funny story about our escort cards.  When I was packing everything in a plastic bin a few days before the wedding it was at that moment I noticed "Sweatheart Table" on our cards, rather than "Sweetheart Table".  Chris didn't even notice until I pointed it out to him while we were eating dinner at the reception.  It was a super funny moment.
A cute mention of the note Chris wrote me.  He wrote on a cocktail napkin from the Westin a little note, formatted like an email.
He had the "To", "From", "Subject" and date/time listed.  He had Cheyenne our flower girl deliver it to me in my suite while we were getting ready.  He then gave me a card once we got to our hotel room after the reception.


Sarahlove said...

Adorable! I like what you did- you are crafty!! That pillow is so special!!!

Nikki said...

Oooh, I love all the crafts mentioned in this post. That embroidered pillow is to die for! What a beautiful treasure. And, dang April! You are super talented with the memories shadow box. You'll be so thankful you did that! Love you!

Emily Foley said...

I love that pillow. What a terrific gift and keepsake.

Anonymous said...

And in my heart I am still the MOT-B and proud so proud . . .

Tears still come to me in great Joy.

Love you so much and bunches!!!!