Friday, August 30, 2013

Family Wedding, Handmade Flowers, Memories

After being a single mom raising three children, completing her bachelor's degree and being a grandma of two, my beautiful niece Sandy found her true love.  Kevin & Sandy were engaged last Thanksgiving with full blessings from his children and hers.  Fairy tales do come true!

Sandy fell in love with a vintage girl's dress I had.  It was perfect for the style and colors she had envisioned for their wedding.  I was thrilled she loved it and gave it to her for her flower girl dress 
 Sandy's granddaughter & grandson - the flower girl and ring bearer

Sandy showed me a gorgeous fabric flower bouquet she had pinned on Pinterest.  I had made fabric flower rosettes before, but never a full bouquet.  After much consideration, I offered to do her wedding party flowers.  

Sandy and her bridal bouquet

I created a Wedding Memorial bouquet for Sandy.  Her Great Grandma Jennielee, Grandpa Roy and Grandma Mim had influenced her life, but had all passed away.  I added mementos of them into her bouquet, so in memory, they were with her on her wedding day.  

Great Grandma Jennielee was represented with a swatch of her lace tablecloth (tattered & worn with use & age) and her memory photo. 

On the two sides, Grandpa Roy and Grandma Mim were represented

Grandpa Roy always carried a hankie - this was one of his monogrammed hankies for our last name of Jeffery.

 Grandma Mim loved butterflies and hankies.  

A couple of other personal mementos in her bouquet were several pieces of lace I brought home from my lifetime trip to Paris, France, and vintage buttons & jewelry from my collections.

The Bridesmaid Bouquet

Sandy's oldest daughter Sheena, the Matron of Honor

Sandy's youngest daughter Breanna, Bridesmaid

 Bridesmaid, Bride and Bridal Toss Bouquets

Mother and Grandmother wrist corsages

Sisters and Daughter-in-law wrist corsages

I asked Sandy's mom (my sister) Dee to help create some of the wedding party flowers.  She did a beautiful job in creating this silk flower Bride's Toss bouquet

 Dee also created all the boutonnieres - aren't they fantastic? 

Dee & I shared several 'Sister' hours together over the months it took us to create these wedding flowers.  Lots of love, laughter and memories went into each one made.  It was our joy to create these for Sandy & Kevin's wedding! 

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Kevin & Sandy Wood

A special thank you to my wonderful husband for helping me cut out fabric pieces to create these flowers...
thank you Larry!


  1. Everything is just beautiful. What a treasure for your niece to have such wonderful family mementos as part of her wedding - and such a talented auntie!

  2. You sure did a wonbderful job on all of the flower bouquets, etc. Also adding in the relatives who were no lnger with her b ut were that day was a great idea. I bet she was very pleased.


  3. Wow! What a gorgeous wedding!! You have such an amazing eye for details!

  4. Such a lovely wedding and your creations are gorgeous! I am sure they are were thrilled with your handiwork. I am your newest follower, Linda

  5. Wow, sooooo pretty! When it's my daughters turn to get married, you'll have to help me figure out how to do those little pictures for her bouquet! We've got that idea tucked into the wedding idea folder. We have grandparents and an uncle who need to be included in the special day... whenever it is.