~ A Crafty Wedding~
My girls were both born with a crafty gene! You know that Blossom can stitch and design, but Kezzie also has a creative streak!
Behind the scenes of Kezzie's wedding (which was done on a very tight budget), my girl skillfully put together many of the reception decorations as well as the jewellery she wore, the little hats the bridesmaids and boys wore, and the boy's shirts.
Every flower handmade...
The seating arrangement poster...
The hats, and the boys shirts...
...the shirts have double rows of hand stitched red braid.
Plus she made her own jewellery, as well as all the bouquets!
It's part of who she is. Always getting joy out of what she can make herself, and wanting to bless others too.
The wedding reception was a simple BBQ, but she made all the salads the day before, as well as some of the desserts with the help of her friend Jacinta.
I was 'allowed' to make the boys spotty ties, and some Blueberry & Lemon, and Cherry & Orange Shortcakes.
In fact the Cherry & Orange Shortcake was her wedding cake!
~ Some other lovely wedding bits~
Look what Bert and his two groomsmen had on their shirts...
...and Bert's wedding ring has a cross in the middle, and all around is written the Lord's Prayer.
No questioning who is guiding his life.
The gifts I made them were...
'The Announcement Stitchery' - very bright and happy, just like their wedding.
...and something they are treasuring.
The 'Promises & Borders' quilt...
~ Last night~
Finally, last night after putting family and friends on planes home, Kezzie, Bert and the boys could wind down. They called Blossom and I down to the beach for a relaxed dinner at the Souvlaki Bar and then a long walk along the shore. We ended the night with coffee and gelato at Juliette's kiosk overlooking the ocean.
Mr E is working away this week, so he missed our lovely time together, but I took plenty of photos.
Here are just a few...
Just before we said our goodbyes Kezzie and Bert got to open their wedding gifts. You see, they wanted to do this after all the guests had gone home and they were alone with us.
It was very emotional, there by the beach in the dark, opening gifts...and they loved them. We all shed a tear, and I was especially moved as Bert read the verses from the quilt to us all...
And so ends the wedding story of my darling Karen & Brett (aka Kezzie & Bert).
Now on to a beautiful and blessed marriage together.
Thanks for sharing this with us. xx