Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Violet's Bouquet

I had the absolute honor and pleasure of making the bridal bouquet for my dear young friend, Violet.  (Her mom and I go way, way back to the halcyon days of high-kicking in the Robinson Rockette drill team.  I have known the Violet Child since the day she was born.)  Now that she is a Mrs, I can share pictures of the blingy beauty!

Violet longed for a brooch bouquet.  I had never made a bridal bouquet ever, ever, ever.  But, a person can learn how to do most everything on the World Wide Web.  Brooch bouquets are actually not that hard to make.  The hardest part was wrapping the stems.  For that I called upon my DIY hero and Gift Wrapping Mentor, Shanna.  It takes 2 people!!
In early February, I drove to Waco to hand deliver Violet's bouquet.  
Seeing her reaction made the 6 hour drive so worth it!!

First, the "packaging."
I'd been saving this cool box for "sumthin special."
I found this beautiful bauble on ebay and thought it might come in handy some day.  It did.
Next, the delivery.
(This picture isn't blurry.  You need to put on your readers.)


On her wedding day, I added a little special sentimental detail - a silver locket with her monogram on the front and her wedding date on the back.  Inside, I had a head shot of her as a 5 year old in the wedding dress and veil her mom made for her to play in.  
Opposite that picture I placed a head shot of one of her wedding portraits.  
I tied it just under the satin ruffle with a piece of white satin ribbon.  Sigh.



Thank you, Violet, for letting me share in such a monumental moment of your life.  I  have thoroughly enjoyed being your Fairy Godmother since the day you were born.  



Happy Birthday, Precious Violet Suzanna.

Violet's Bouquet.  Every single time I say "Violet's Bouquet" I think of Hyacinth Bucket. 

5 comments:

Barker Crew said...

CAROLYN!!!!! That is amazing...
Can I pin this?? I want it to be pinned under a category I didn't think I'd need to create for a least another 20+ years..."Lainey's Wedding Day" :)

You are so talented...I know she cherished that beautiful gift!! Ohhhhhh...

Well done, friend.

Mama Bear & Baby Bear said...

Violet is the luckiest girl alive to have you as a Fairy Godmother! When she brought up the idea of a brooch bouquet, you never batted an eye, you just proceeded to produce it. Not only that, you were the absolute best Wedding Site Coordinator! You produced a reception site to make Violet's vision for her special day come to life. Never, never, never could Violet Susanna have had the dream wedding that she envisioned without your painstaking attention to detail. I love you dearly for loving my daughter.

lulu

Carolyn Lackey said...

Kristi, I'd be honored by your "pin!" I'll be almost 80 by the time Lainey get's married!!

Lulu, thanks for your sweet, sweet words! The pleasure was all mine! Love you dearly!

Tanya said...

Carolyn that is such a sweet memory for both of you..... I love the bouquet and your talent in creating it......I love this post!

Carolyn Lackey said...

Thanks, Tanya! I had so much fun making it! It was my winter-sit-by-the-fire-and-watch-tv project.