Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Weddings Are So Wonderful . . .

. . . and even more wonderful when you're involved in the preparations.  Especially if you're the mother of the bride, live 300 miles away, and are still able to be a part of it all.
So I have been honored to get a few things ready before I head to my daughter's tomorrow to help out even a bit more for the wedding on Saturday. 

The crowns that I had started last week took a bit of a turn.  I was not pleased with the way the silk looked on the inside where it was stitched together, so at my husband's suggestion, I simply wrapped them with 5/8 inch ribbon.  Then added a ribbon cross which is centered with a silk yo-yo.  At least I got to use a little bit of that silk!

Perhaps the most fun, though, was putting it all together after I got the sacramental elements:  candles with matching cross bows, the "common cup" and tray.

And then, of course, there are the obligatory (at least by Greek standards) Jordan almond favors for all who attend.  Oh, and yes, there are boxes of powder sugar wedding cookies all ready and waiting to go in the car for my journey tomorrow.

Sorry, I cannot invite you all--family only.  But maybe I'll have some photos next time around--in a couple weeks.


Jennifer D said...

I love the yo yo addition. Genius

Jan said...

Beautiful job Mary Lynn! Have fun and my best wishes to the happy couple!