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Monday, 22 January 2018

The Wedding!!

Can I suggest that you get yourself a tea or coffee,
as this is quite a long post!!!

All this happened within 8 weeks, with Christmas 
in the middle of it!!
With lots of laughter too!!

As some of you know, I have been helping my friend Lorraine
with arranging her wedding.

They had been together for 30 years!!
They also have a daughter and grandchildren!!
So it was about time!!

The first thing for me to do last December, was to make 
the invitations.

They are 2 champagne glasses that linked together
at the front.


Lorraine bought her dress and it was just a few inches too long. 
So I fitted the length and then cut it. 
The dress had 2 layers and both were very organza like.
So we used bonding web, as sewing them wouldn't work. 

This was the cake and I showed Lorraine how to make
the Roses, so we could make them together. 
I then stuck them onto the cake.
We did have so much fun doing them!

For the top of the cake, as they are a more mature couple,
we came up with the idea of a wooden heart
and I covered it with Gilding Flakes.


Lorraine bought the favour boxes on line and filled them 
with chocolates. I die cut the tags and did the place names on 
the computer and Lorraine stuck them on the tags,


The next job was the flower arrangements for the tables.

We went out to find some decent silk flowers
and after a few failures, we found these. 
I then had the job of doing the arrangements and had
Lorraine chopping each stem, to the length I wanted!
She was a great assistant!!

Fortunately I still had a roll of my Florist tape and ribbon.

This was for the top table.


These were for the guest tables


I then suddenly remembered I hadn't made their card.
So I went with the theme colour of navy blue, with a touch of pink.
I had to make a box for it too.

A terrible picture as the days have been so dark all day.


On the morning of the Wedding, just Lorraine and myself went to 
the Manor House Hotel, where the wedding was being held.

We had a nice relaxing time together and I did her make up
and hair for her.
I had made her posy for her a couple of days before.
I had also made her a garter and finished it the day before!

I also managed to fit in cutting and colouring
her hair and mine. Oh! Gave her Dad's hair a trim too!!

She looked lovely.


This is one of her Grandchildren and her bridesmaid.
She looked so pretty.

                                          

Here are the 2 bridesmaids and the ring bearer!!


The happy couple!
The picture is not very good, as the big windows behind were 
far too bright.


We had a lovely time and the food was very good too. 

It all went of very smoothly.

Don't know what to do with myself now!!

I do really!! Start making things for the 
Craft Fayres!!

Thank you for visiting my blog and hope you 
will drop in again.

Big hugs,
Carol 
xxxx





16 comments:

Lynne said...

Wow Carol, so much work! Everything looked wonderful, certainly a woman of many talents. I’d have a rest for a bit now 😊 x

Pollard Carole said...

Wonder Woman what a very special friend she has this is all just fabulous Carol and very special memories fro your friend and her family Love and hugs Carole x

Sarah said...

What a blessing you must have been Carol, every single detail is total perfection. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful makes and photographs xx

Doris said...

Wow Carol Gorgeous !
Looks all super. Nice pictures nice memory.
Hugs Doris

Diane said...

Wow Carol you are the best friend ever, I can't believe all the work you did helping with the wedding. Wonderful pictures.

Hugs Diane

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow Carol you did your friend proud. What wonderful and clever makes. Those flower arrangements are fabulous and as for the cake, wow. Would love to see a pic of you and Rick at the wedding too.

Judith said...

You have had a busy time Carole and Christmas in the middle too. Everything looks fabulous - maybe a new career as a wedding planner is the way forward lol xx

Pat K said...

Wow, everything looks gorgeous. You are the best friend ever to make your friends day so special. hugs, Pat K xx

MiamiKel said...

OH carol, I am just giddy reading all of this! She is a beautiful lady and what a special moment after 30 years! (better late than never? LOL) You are such a good friend to do so much and you made each and every item you made perfect! Love the wedding card and her make up and dress - wow! This whole post made me smile!

Jules said...

Hi Carol

.. .. and all that in just 8 weeks!! Amazing!!!

You are certainly multi-talented and must be shattered now! I don't think I would have dared to shorten the bride's dress though.

Everything is so beautiful. Both of you must have had such a wonderful time together preparing everything. You are clearly very good friends!

Love Jules xx

Anne said...

Good grief Carol I think you need a holiday after all that!
What a lovely friend you are, everything looks beautiful
Anne x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful post and so many thanks for sharing.xx [aNNie]

Elise said...

HI Carol! omg wowwwwww! You've been soooooo busy!!!!!!! I love love loooove everything you created and helped your friend with .. wow! You truly are AMAZING! What a special friend you are!

Sending you big big hugs my dear,
Elise

Chrissy said...

Dear Carol..I'm running so far behind with my comments..everything looked so wonderful..the flowers and your card..the invitaions were stunning, so effective,and the wedding cake was beautiful..Lorraine looked so happy and beautiful too..so glad it all went so well..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sue - said...

My goodness you have been busy. Everything looked wonderful !

Lorraine Martin said...

Carol and I definitely think fate bought us together, in such a short time we have become the best of friends. Carol you are an angel everything i threw at you in panic was done so calmly and beautifully and yes we did have some giggles along the way. You made our day so special and I will be forever grateful. As you know I have been ill since the wedding so I apologise for not seeing your blog sooner x still yet to see my wedding photos but hoping to very soon xxx thank you isn't enough for all your help and support but its all i got atm...love you loads xxx Lorraine