Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Special Wedding Card


Hi everyone.  Today I'm showing you the wedding card I made for my son Evan and his new bride, Nikki.  I used Nikki's wedding bouquet as my inspiration for this card.  I included her favorite flower (orange gerbera daisy) along with soft yellow hydrangea blooms and twine (which she used to tie her bouquet together).  I printed the sentiment on my computer in brown ink to match the center of the gerbera daisy.

Here's a close-up of the card:



And here's a picture of Nikki's bouquet, which was the inspiration for the card:


You'll notice there are four picture charms dangling from her bouquet.  Evan also had four picture charms pinned to his shirt.  They wanted to honor loved ones who have passed and weren't able to be there for their special day.  Nikki had pictures of her two grandmothers, Evan's Auntie Nancy and Evan's Auntie Moe.  Evan had pictures of his two grandfathers, Nikki's grandfather and Evan's Uncle Dave.  It was a very special way of including them and it brought tears to my eyes.

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Paper:  White, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso (SU!)
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Calypso Coral (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Lavish Branch die (Memory Box), Rectangle Nestability (Spellbinders), Small Daisy Punch (Punch Bunch), Small and Mini sun punches (Punch Bunch), Hydrangea Punch (Martha Stewart), stylus, mat, tweezers, sponges, glue, glue dots, twine, adhesives and dimensionals

Love my new Lavish Branch die and think I will get a lot of use from it.




20 comments:

Peggy said...

What a cool thing to do! Surprise the guests....Your card is an awesome case of her boquet. The tribute of the pistures hanging from the boquet was so vry touching. Loved this story...and your card is amazing!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

What a beautiful wedding card Loll, and such a wonderful take on the detail in the bouquet.
I love the idea of the memento charms - I can understand why you felt emotional.

Congratulations to the happy couple - I hope you all had a fabulous day.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Loll! It matches her bouquet just perfectly...I love how you added the trailing hydrangeas, too! I'm sure they appreciated all the special touches on your beautiful card!

Marian Garcia, Studio M said...

You're so special. What a beautiful wedding card. I'm going to have to buy the martha hydrangea punch.

MaryH said...

What a lovely, extra special card, made in your usual beautiful style. Your kids will treasure this I am sure. Enjoyed reading about their wedding & what a very caring thought for them to add the charms of your loved ones, so that they were remembered during this family celebration. Your children sound like very wonderful people, who will have a happy life together. TFS & letting us share the celebration with you too. Hugs

Albertarose said...

The card is perfect Loll, and the charms were such a caring thought of the bride and groom...

Gerry said...

What a beautiful card. They must have loved it and will cherish it.

Cathy said...

Stunning card Loll, so many pretty details, and a perfect case of the bouquet. Sounds like it was a lovely gathering for you and what a lovely caring tribute by your son & his bride :) Cathy x

Stamps and Paper said...

A beautiful wedding card Loll your flowers are gorgeous a card to be treasured. What a lovely idea having photos of loved ones that are no longer with us a perfect card and a perfect bouquet .

Anne

shirley-bee said...

This would be a beautiful card under any circumstances but you've made it so personal for your special couple, I'm sure they'll treasure it forever. I'd wondered about the badges on Evan's shirt on your wedding post (I'm nosy like that), and now I know. They obviously thought of every detail to make the day special for everyone.

Karen B said...

This is beautiful Loll - so delicate. Fabulous that you could match your card to the bouquet.......perhaps the bonus of having the surprise wedding eh?

Hugs.

Karen x

Lea Brawn said...

A fab card Loll as usual.
Love Lea x

harrahx2 said...

Absolutely perfect Loll, even more dynamic than you always do! I know your son was very proud!

Bonnie said...

What a special card, Loll! I have no doubt that Evan and Nikki will treasure it! So beautiful!

Donna Przybylowski said...

Loll, Gorgeous card, just love it, that is also one of my favorite flowers, I have not had the time to sit and type, but I am so happy for you and what a surprise that must have been, never heard of a surprise wedding like that, AWESONE, I don't believe she pulled it off, I bet everyone was so surprised!! So happy for you all, I have been loving all your cards of late, just not enough time in the day for me lately, well at least good hours where I can function well enough to come on line, and visit blogs and type comments, been watching all the cards, just not typing my usual comments, trying to catch up.
Thanks for all you do,
Big hugz
Donna

Nonni said...

Beautiful,special card! What a lovely gesture with the picture charms -I haven't heard of it before, really touching.

Karen M said...

I love how your card matches the bouquet - what a special touch! Your card is so beautiful and I love it:) hugs xx

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, love the flower arranging!

Mau xx said...

A beautiful wedding card Loll, I love that Branch die...I guess I am off spending..yet again! Such a beautiful personal touch for them.
What a lovely way to include loved ones, My nephew got married in 2011 and had a gorgeous large basket of Flowers to the right of them at the alter to remember his lovely mum..my sister, died 12mths before. They stood in church and spoke of her before the wedding started..not a dry eye in church..including the men, I was in pieces..huh!and me trying to look glamorous ...lol
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Lolly, your beautiful card is breathtaking! I love your beautiful frame around the words! It will be a treasure for them forever. Thanks for sharing about the charms. What a heartwarming and sweet gesture. I think this is a special young couple! xxoo Dolly