Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Will You Be My Bridesmaid?


Well it's about darn time.

I believe I promised to show y'all how I asked my girls to be my bridesmaids a month ago.
In all honesty, the projects I set to create took much longer than expected.
Not to mention, I had to ask all the girls before I posted anywhere for them to see!

So without further ado, I present to you...

"Will You Be My Bridesmaid?"
Scrapbooks


If you know anything about me, you know I'm a pretty crafty person.
Well, I try my best to be.

Ever since I was sixteen, I have loved scrapbooking.
I love the idea of documenting special life moments, in hopes of showing generations to come.
So when I was thinking of a special way to ask my girls, a way that fit my personality, the clear answer was scrapbooking.
The idea behind the books was to document the friendship that I've shared with each girl individually. Our journey through life together, remembering the good times, the fun times and of course, the silly times.


 Each girl received their own personalized box.
The boxes were each wrapped in three different ribbons: burlap, silk and ruffled.
And then monogrammed with a pink, glitter, ombre initial.

Inside the box, laid their personalized scrapbook ontop of pink chevron tissue paper.

The Bridesmaids scrapbooks were a pink and orange floral print, with picture opening, as well as a title opening at the bottom. I adorned each book with a pink fabric flower.


The Maid of Honor scrapbook was intended to stand out from the others. The burlap scrapbook was wrapped in a coral and pink chevron ribbon, and adorned with a pink fabric flower.


As the girls opened their book, the first page was personalized to them specifically.




Since my Maid of Honor is my sister, I chose to set up her book differently. Since Whitney and I have SO many memories, I set her book up in storybook form.


(I'll share her entire book in another post because it's so darn cute, and I'm not ashamed to admit it :P )
But the rest of the ladies, each just had photo collages of different times we shared together, without the words. 

To top each book off, I had a surprise ending.
Each book had a big question to ask each of the girls.



And last, but certainly not least...

I thought all my girls really liked their books, and loved seeing the memories we've shared together over the years. Luckily for me, they all said YES! and I have four beautiful bridesmaids to accompany me on my wedding day!

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If I could offer any suggestion to a bride looking to ask her favorite ladies to be bridesmaids in her upcoming wedding, I would say find a unique way that fits YOUR personality. Scrapbooks worked perfect for me because I love scrapbooking, and my friends all know that. It means the most to them, if it reflects your personality and your friendship you've shared over the years.

**If you have any questions on where I found the materials to make the books, please feel free to comment, or email me at Lauren7Maci@gmail.com (which is the email linked directly to my blog)

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Happy Wednesday!

8 comments :

  1. So pretty! You're very talented!

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  2. I love mine sooo much! I am so honored to be a part of your big day :D

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  3. Awww I love this idea!! sooo cute!!!! awesome job!!!

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  4. So cute. I have yet to think of a cute and creative way of how I'm going to ask my Bridesmaids.

    Mel
    http://mels-corner.blogspot.com/

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  5. You r so sweet, I'm sure your girls will say YES.

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