Tuesday, September 22, 2020

A Handmade Wedding Card For A Beautiful Wedding

Today I have a post to share that celebrates the goodness of life amidst all the sadness with the world's response to Covid.  I had a very busy, but blessed weekend celebrating two life moments in two dear friends lives:  one was a wedding and the other was a baby shower.  I've known both of these dear friends for many years.  We have watched together our kids grow up, and now we celebrate the marital unions of our children and the birth of our first grand babies.  There is something special about friendships that stand the test of time and that celebrate life's milestones together.  This week I will cover my dear friend's Julia's daughter's wedding and next week I will cover the baby shower of my other dear friend Sandy's daughter-in-law.

First, I want to show the card I made for the bride and groom:  Savannah and Trevor.  I kept the card on the simpler side because I think that is more to Savannah's taste, plus I was really pressed for time this week.  

I used a retired Stampin' Up set called "Wedding Wishes".  I simply stamped the main image and sentiment directly on a card base and colored it in slightly with Copic Markers.  I then adhered the card base to a light grey mat to make it pop.  

Now I'd like to show you a few snap shots of the wedding venue.  The wedding was held in a renovated factory that took milk from its original form and made it into other products such as condensed or powdered milk.  They named the 1903 building "The Condensery" in honor of its history.

They did such an excellent job of keeping the beauty of the original craftsmanship of the factory and yet adding the modern conveniences like elevators.

There are three rooms on the upper levels of The Condensery.  One was a large banquet hall and overflow room, and the other room is used as a dance hall/bar.  On the lower level of the building is a restaurant.

I just loved these big wooden doors!

This is the large banquet hall with the wedding party table on the right.

The bride kept the decor simple, yet elegant and a bit rustic at the same time:  the perfect blend for the atmosphere of the establishment if you were to ask me.  Each table had a burlap runner with a blue Mason canning jar sitting on top of a round wood slice.  The floral arrangements included pink Gerbera Daisies mixed with Baby's Breath.   Small gold votives and some Lindsor Truffles completed the display.

My favorite decor of the wedding was the dessert table...but I am partial to cake so why wouldn't it be?  I just loved the rustic decor of this table!  

Savannah used old wooden crates and old metal tins to create different levels of height on the table.  Pretty pink and white cupcakes were placed in delicate, lacy pink liners once again contrasting the beauty of the old with the new.  A few of the same floral arrangements used on the tables was brought in to tie everything together.

I just loved this cute sign too!  I am one that really enjoys the art and taste of a beautiful wedding cake at a wedding, but if you're not going to have a cake, as many couples today choose not to do, this was a great alternative as it was very well done.

The bridal bouquets were a romantic mix of pink roses and pink Gerbera Daisies mixed with white roses and babies breath.  They were so lovely.  The wedding was originally scheduled for May but was delayed due to Covid lockdowns, that is why the bride went with spring colors.

Many weddings have personal touches woven throughout to commemorate lost loved ones who could not be with them in person but are there in spirit.  One of the most touching aspects of this wedding was to see beautiful butterflies in the brides and the matron of the brides hair to remember the brides beautiful nephew and the matron of honor's lovely infant son.

The bridesmaids wore exquisite, full length,  blush pink halter dresses.

The bride looked absolutely stunning in her gown by Ines Di Santo.  

And finally, I want to show you my dear friend Julia, the Mother-of-the-Bride.  Julia is such a naturally beautiful woman any day of the week, but she looked exceptionally gorgeous in her dress by Tadashi Shoji purchased from Nordstrom.  It has an off-white lining with a sequined taupe sheer overlay.  My dress you will hear more about in my next "Ageless Style" post.  I had originally purchased a blush pink floral halter dress for Savannah's wedding, but when the wedding was moved to September, and the temperatures dipped to low fifties/sixties, I thought I'd better find something else to wear.  I found this gorgeous fall dress at JCPenney.

Of course my husband/photographer never noticed the wind blew my flutter sleeve up before snapping these photos 😄 But I do love this dress.  It is a very soft knit and is so comfortable to wear and the colors are very suitable for fall.  I loved it so much I wore it again the very next day to the baby shower!

This last photo is not only to show my footwear but these gorgeous wooden floors!  My husband couldn't stop commenting on how much he loved the floors of this old building.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how life continues on in spite of Covid and all the other nonsense going on in the world right now.  It was a wonderful weekend to get away from it all, and enjoy ourselves and celebrate the things that are really important in life:  family, friends, and God!

Have a Great Day!

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  1. What a lovely venue! Your card is just beautiful and all those little touches like the flowers, the wooden cupcake stands and everything were just perfect.

    1. Thank you! Yes, the venue was exquisite wasn't it?

  2. Looks like a beautiful wedding. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Life does continue on and it's a good reminder to enjoy it because we never know when our last day will be. What a gorgeous wedding and your card is just perfect.

    1. Jodie, that is my opinion of the Covid lockdowns in a nutshell. Life is too short to stay at home and hide in a basement out of fear of catching a disease. I have several friends with cancer right now and it has really reminded me that at my age anything could happen, so I want to go out and LIVE now! Thanks so much!

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  5. What a perfectly simple but elegant card you made for the wedding couple!
    The Condensery looks like the perfect venue for this and I love the rustic way they decorated it with the romantic touches of the flowers. Cute cupcake table too! And both you and your friend look amazing in the dresses!

  6. What a beautiful wedding ceremony. So happy that you had a great time. Cris

  7. That gift card and avenue look so beautiful. Bride is gorgeous and I like your outfit.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, she was the picture perfect bride!

  8. I know your beautiful cards are most appreciated by the recipients. This wedding card is so sweet. Love that you just colored the stamped images slightly. So soft and feminine looking. Perfect.

    And what a venue! Beautifully restored from the tiling on the walls to the wooden floors. Wishing the couple a lifetime of happiness.

  9. Beautiful card Amy and gorgeous venue! Thanks so much for sharing such a happy post! We can all use some positivity these days.

  10. That look like an amazing wedding. i hope so that you have great time and enjoy.

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  11. What a lovely wedding! I like the pink colour scheme and you picked such a pretty dress to wear! Congrats to your friend's child on their wedding :)

    Hope that you are having a wonderful weekend! :)

    Away From Blue

  12. What a cute and simple card. The venue and wedding look beautiful. Thank you for sharing! I'm visiting from the You're the Star link up today. Have a great week!

  13. Many congrats to your friend and her daughter! The card you made for the occasion is lovely. I will be featuring it in this week’s Creative Compulsions.


    1. Thank you! Wow! That is awesome! Thanks so much.

  14. What a beautiful venue! Love your pictures.


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