Purple Flowers for Colleen

September 29, 2014 at 5:33 pm Leave a comment

Colleen and Geoff wedding

Colleen and Geoff by Luke Jones Photography

A best friend of mine got hitched to a lovely gentleman this weekend. I was so honored to stand with her at the ceremony, sing for her, and, make her pretty hair bobbles to wear on her special day. You can kinda see it on the right side of her head in that top picture.

First draft

She chose this style, which is a method I want to learn. She chose this method, or maybe it was me that really wanted to use this method. Long ago I figured out I needed at least a first draft in jewelry just like in any piece of writing (including this post);  it allows me to be especially proud of the final product.

Shout out to Luke Jones Photography. Not only did he do a fabulous job but he was a pleasure to work with.

While this is primarily a post about my crafty contributions to this event, another boisterous shout out goes to Colleen for this DIY wedding. Apparently there is a TV show about DIY weddings; I haven’t seen it, but if you have it will help you appreciate the details and effort it took for Colleen and family and friends to pull it off. She and her mom spent many a weekend collecting plates from Goodwill, collecting coupons for glasses, washing them, storing them. Mr. Geoff (this is what we call Colleen’s husband) made all the graphics for the posters and invitations and DIY photo booth. Lauren (best woman AKA maid of honor) and her mom did a beautiful job on the center pieces for the reception tables. Miss Partner (also an attendant for the bride) and Colleen’s brother brewed beer for the reception. I could go on, but you get the picture.

Purple flower hair clip

On the day of, everything came together beautifully with minimal drama. What better way to celebrate the love and commitment of two people to than for family and friends to make the wedding a labor of love. I can’t think of a better way to show support for their union. Okay. Gonna make myself cry again.


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