Sunday, May 15, 2011

Around the Clock Bridal Shower

I'm the matron of honor in my best friend from college's upcoming wedding. Last night, while watching Bridesmaids , I had a wave of relief flow over me as I thought - well, at least things won't get this out of hand!

Being an out of town Matron of Honor can sometimes make things difficult - you can't be there for every little thing, even though you really want to be. I was talking to the bride one afternoon and she was taking about purchasing a pillow for the rings. In a moment of crazy I told her that she had to have a ring barer to need a ring pillow and that I wouldn't be carrying a ring pillow down the asile - I had no idea she had asked a little one who is a friend of the family. Oops. haha.

Anyway, two days before we headed home from Texas I flew to Detroit and, along with the two other wonderful bridesmaids, threw the bride a beautiful wedding shower. It was a small intimate brunch at one of her favorite restaurants just blocks from her home. Everyone had fun watching the bride open her gifts - blissfully unaware of the "breaking ribbons =babies" superstition and then we got everyone to empty their purses in a good old fashion shower game.

The wedding is now just a few weeks away so I want to share a few pictures from the shower.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Beautiful Quilt for a Beautiful Bride

This weekend I was back home in Atlanta for a dear friends wedding. Spring is in full swing down south! Despite a bad wave of storms earlier in the week, Saturday's weather was perfect for an outdoor wedding. As a wedding gift I made the new couple a quilt from Moda's Lily & Will fabric line. The blue's and yellow's in the quilt felt so springy! I struggled a bit to get this quilt together - I was a little scared at the beginning when I needed to cut the fabric into more then 200 pieces but as it pulled together it got much easier. I was literally putting the binding on as I was packing my bags to head back to Atlanta. I pulled it out of the wash and packed it in my bag to head home. I I was almost tempted to keep it for myself, but sanity prevailed and I delivered it safely to the new bride and groom last night at their reception. Here are a few quick pictures I took before packing it up for delivery.

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. M!! I was so thrilled to be part of your special day.