Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Preparing for the Big Day

If it seems like I have been absent from my blog a lot it is because I am preparing for my daughter's wedding in December.  One of the things she asked me to do was to make her wedding bouquet.  While we were shopping for her wedding dress we saw a beautiful bouquet on display in the store with antique jewelry pins and paper flowers.  She looked at it and said "Mom, you could do this!"  (She has great faith in my crafting skills)  So for months I have been making paper flowers and throwing them away because I didn't like them but I finally finished and I am happy with the results.  My Aunt is an antique dealer and she helped me find some pretty costume jewelry earrings to use.  We also raided various family members jewelry boxes for pretty pins.  Along with some silk flowers and some lace flowers I made, here is the final result.

The cream colored crochet tulips were made by my grandmother many years ago.  I thought it was a great idea to add some of her handmade items in remembrance of her.  Here are a few more close-up so you can see the jewel details.

With less than two months to go to the wedding day I feel a little more relaxed since I got this major project accomplished!

Happy Crafting!


  1. Hi Donna
    Thank you for sharing this precious project. The bouquet is amazing, stunning and beautiful and something that your daughter will treasure for ever.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  2. So, so beautiful, Donna! Definitely a work of art made with love. Of course, your work is beautiful, but to include Grandmommy's flowers (or was it Grandma) is so special. I also love the snowflake pin- perfect for her December wedding! You should be so proud, cuz it is stunning!

  3. The wedding bouquet that you've created for your daughters wedding is spectacular! I love all the details like the crocheted flowers and the jewels but especially the flowers. The colors are just wonderful.

  4. Love the colors of this wedding bouquet! It's SO beautiful with lots of fantastic details!

  5. Donna,
    It is beautiful. What a legacy for Maria she will have a lovely wedding.

  6. One of my favorite things to do is make paper flowers and your daughter is very lucky to have such a talented Mom to make her a bouquet for her wedding day, what a memorable keepsake!! She will treasure it forever.

  7. How sweet of your daughter to trust you to make her bouquet! And make her bouquet you did! What a gorgeous treasure this is, and I can already feel all the love and special touches you put into this project! Congratulations on your daughter's marriage - she has a very crafty and caring mom :)

  8. WOW!!! What a reallyunique and meaningful bouquet!

  9. Oh my goodness! This is stunning! Your daughter was correct in her assessment of our skills :D You could, and indeed did, DO IT :D Totally awesome. Thanks for sharing the link to your creations with me. I've enjoyed looking through your blog.


  10. I haven't seen a paper flower bouquet before. Amazing you have done a fantastic job. You know you have started something now. Everyone will want u to make one.

  11. WOW Donna!!!! This is amazing!!! I LOVE that you incorporated the flowers from your grandmother and jewelry from the rest of your family. That's SO MUCH BETTER than a bouquet of flowers you'll just throw away. And now maybe your daughter might pass it down to one of her children one of these days. I bet the wedding was absolutely beautiful!!!

    Thanks for letting me know about this!!

    Amy E.


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