Friday, 3 August 2012

Bridal Shower Card

I attended a surprise wedding shower on Sunday.   It was for a very special friend who had lost her husband in a diving accident about 3 years ago.

She met the most wonderful man who cherishes her and treats her like a queen! It is so nice to see them together. She met him through her family...he is her cousin's father-in-law!

He carefully kept the shower a secret and delivered her to the hostess on the pretext they were stopping by for a swim. Luckily, the hostess had smuggled in one of the brides sundresses and had it stashed for her to change into.

We all contributed to a group gift but I just had to make her a handmade card. I met her at a scrapbook retreat around 12 years ago and for many years we shared a room at all the scrapbook overniters. For a couple of years she was even my next door neighbour!

Her wedding colours are white and a fairly bright aqua. The aqua will be in a hair flower that she had me make up into a headress and ...drum roll please...white cowboy boots with aqua trim!
She is a great country music fan and loves to dance two step in her cowboy boots! What a hoot!!!

Here is the card I made for her shower.
The shower festivities were held outside on a lovely patio. It was a gorgeous sunny day and the hostess had the patio decorated like a Victorian tea party. She had some lovely old character tables set up for us..
Tea was served on tiered plates and tea and a various assortment of pretty china teacups were used for the tea and coffee..
I thought the cupcake presentation was quite special. I hope you can see that there is a little engagement ring on the very top!

It's the wedding this weekend and I am really looking forward to seeing her dance in her cowboy boots!!!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Totally papercrafts  Monochrome
2.  PaperPlay  Cahllenges   Layer it up
3..The Sisterhood of Crafters   Use at least one of diamonds,        pearls or lace.
4. Wishcraft Cards Challenge  Use your forgotten stuff.
The diamond belt buckle has been sitting in a jar for I just don't know how long. The ribbon is a few years old and all the paper on this card is from my stash.


Darnell J Knauss said...

What a beautiful story and a beautiful card! I'm sure the wedding will be a kicking good time!!

Have fun at the lake! You are such a good grandma to take a 4- and a 5-year-old for five days! I can just see them quivering with excitement! You are making such fantastic memories for them!

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card and love the pictures and your write up.Enjoy the wedding!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful, elegant card.

Céline said...

gorgeous card, love the die cuts
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

...the yorkshire fox... said... loVely the tables look so pretty with all the china and your card is a delight, the diamonte buckle is a super touch...Mel :)

jo said...

Gorgeous card and fabby colour! Lovely story and pictures, sending the happy couple lots of best wishes for the future!Have a lovely time at the wedding!
Hugs Jo x

Redanne said...

Your card is stunning, so elegant, I really love it. A x

Staci said...

The card is gorgeous! What a lovely story. Glad your friend found a wonderful man. :-)

Diana Seal said...

What a beautiful card for a wonderful couple. Have fun at the wedding and best wishes to the happy couple!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Beautiful creation and the party setting looks awesome! What fun! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘DIAMONDS, PEARLS and/or LACE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

Wishcraft said...

Aww lovely story and a gorgeous card! Love that pretty buckle. Thanks for joining in with my WNW challenge hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

soapHOUSEmama said...

A lovely card and story!

Cindy S. said...

Wow - what a beautifully elegant card! Loved the story that goes with it too. Thanks for sharing! :)

Shelby said...

Yea for your friend who found love again!! Beautiful card and I'm sure she found your card as special as the whole occasion.


carol said...

Hi...Super card, thanks for playing along with our Mono theme this week at TPC, x Carol

May said...

Gorgeous elegant card... and a wonderful story.. the cupcakes and tea looked yummy... Beautiful post... Hugs May x x x

Barb King said...

I'm sure your friend loved her card. It sounded like a happy day, it's always great when someone finds love again!

Joann Burton said...

YeeHaw....I loved reading your story of the day's event. What a wonderful card you made for your friend. I love the cowboy boots and so happy that this couple found love again. Hope you had a wonderful time at the wedding. joann sassy raggedy

DottyA Cards & Things said...

I'm so glad you visited my blog today and left such a nice comment so I would come and visit your blog again and found this beautiful shower Card... Love the pic's from the wedding too.. I got so many ideas from you, and hope I can make them happen now...
Thanks again for you visit!!

Karen said...

What an awesome and totally gorgeous card!!! I love everything about it:-) Thanks for joining in the fun at Paper Play this week:-)

Tracy said...

Such a sweet thing for him to do for her :)
Very pretty garden where the shower was held.
Pretty card

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous card lovely photo's and I love reading your posts
Hugs Kate xx