Wedding season - Time for crafts

12:56:00 PM

Hello dear friends

I love September! I think it’s because I love the “back to school” feeling, I’ve always have. Actually I’ve always considered the start of each school year as the start of the year itself. Is this weird?

Apart from the back to school season, September is also the wedding season! Not too hot and not too cold, it is just perfect. The brides can have their dream wedding outdoors without the risk of rain and cold. It is just right!

We got invited to 4 friends’ weddings this September! Wow, I know! I was asked to help out with the wedding favors for three of them and make the single ladies a flower bracelet for the fourth one. Well that was really fun!

The bride, Gogo is from a part of Greece where as a tradition all the single ladies in her circle get a flower pin from the bride to celebrate her wedding. Well Gogo having been a single lady she had received some of these pins and she found that their pointing ends don’t agree with the fine textures of her clothes. So being a practical and thoughtful girl that she is, she asked me to make those ladies bracelets instead of pins.

I, on the other hand, being a practical and thoughtful girl in my turn, made Gogo’s friends bracelets that can also be worn as pins!
Here they are:

I made the flowers with ivory satin, white satin and ivory tulle and I embellished them with pearls and gold sequins.

Since the theme of the wedding was based on the olive green color, I used satin ribbon in that color to make the bracelet.

The flower can be de-attached from the ribbon and be worn as a brooch.

Each bracelet was gift wrapped into a recycled paper bow along with a handmade card with the couples’ initials in gold color and a red heart stamp in the middle.

I used my stamp on the other side of the card.
Overall I liked the end result and I hope the ladies that got them will enjoy them too!

And, as we say in Greece

“Long live the happy couple and hope to dance in your wedding soon”, or

«Να ζήσει η νύφη και ο γαμπρός και στις χαρές σας».

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