Friday, May 28, 2010

Will You be my Bridesmaid?

My baby sis got engaged the other day.

My Mum had called me the week before and told me that Karla's boyfriend had emailed my Dad and asked if they could get together for coffee. We had a pretty good idea what her boyfriend wanted to say. So my Dad and her boyfriend met up on Monday for coffee, and that's when her boyfriend told Dad how much he loved her, and asked if he had my Dad's approval to propose. The very next day, he proposed.

The wedding will be in August. A quick engagement, I know - but Karla and I had already been planning out wedding ideas and details months ago. I made some little Bridesmaid books for Karla to give to her other Bridesmaids.

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In them contain color swatches, dress details, important dates, and little tidbits about each girl - what Karla loves about them. I think it's a nice way to ask the most important girls in your life to stand by your side on your big day.

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I remember when I asked my bridesmaids if they'd be in my wedding. I made bouquets of paper flowers for them, along with a little card - and I went to see each of them individually and "proposed" to them - asking "Will you be my Bridesmaid?", down on one knee.

I am so excited for my sister. Fun times ahead!

UPDATE: For those of you who asked - I do sell Keepsake Books in my Etsy store here. If you are interested in me creating custom books for you, shoot me a convo and we can talk more.

36 comments:

FEDERICA said...

Oh wow, those books are soo pretty! How lovely!
Congrats to your sister!
Federica
xoxo

{eleise} said...

Great books!

I get to be a bridesmaid again this summer too! =) It's so fun! =)

maggisaar said...

Congrats to your sister! I think that's great! That's why you're coming out in August, isn't it? ;-)

I'm supper happy for your lovely family.
<3 Mags

I miss you!

Amie McCracken said...

So creative. The books are great. And you 'proposed' to your bridesmaids! That's awesome!

Alicia said...

These are great!! Very creative!!

Mommy in the Making said...

oh my goodness - I would LOVE a little info on how you did these - they are so special and something similar would be perfect to give to my bridesmaids!

And congratulations to your sis ;)

Amanda

Michele said...

Congratulations! This is a beautiful idea! You should sell these!

Congratulations to your sister! Sounds like she has a gentleman!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Yes, they are beautiful cards and I agree, you should sell them in an etsy shop or something!
I also 'proposed' to my bridesmaids. I bought boxes at Michaels and stickers spelling out "Will you" and when they opened the box said, "Be my MOH (or Bridesmaid)?" Inside I had a ring pop. They all loved them. It was very fun.

Such an exciting time for your sis! Congrats to her!

Life Smart it said...

wow what a lovely idea!! .. Congrats to your sister :)

SK said...

Congratulations to your growing family! I would have never thought of including color swatches in bridesmaid books. It's such a thoughtful, effective way to share that info!

jennifer young said...

my goodness dionne what amazing little books! so inspiring. congrats to your sis!

thank you for your comments while i've been away. i always love hearing from you! :)

have an amazing memorial day weekend!
j.

AMKreations said...

Awe! That's so wonderful! Weddings are such fun!

Koo and Poppet said...

These are gorgeous Dionne!
beautiful work as usual :-)

Kelly Irene said...

Beautiful, Dionne! I love this idea, and you all really made gorgeous books (too bad you didn't tell me about it 4 years ago ;)

Christina Moreno- floresdelsol said...

you have such a talent! Those cards are gorgeous! I love love love them. So creative.
ps- i was engaged in june and married in august so you can tell her its not THAT uncommon :)

oh, hello friend. said...

CONGRATS to your sister!!! that is so exciting :) what a sweet book too dionne, wouldnt expect anything less since youre fabulously crafty ;) happy weekend! xo.

Sassy Molassy said...

Ah, these are adorable cards and such a sweet way to be asked to be part of a wedding!

sEy said...

congrats to your sister! What lovely surprise for the bridesmaid

Meghan said...

Congrats to your sister! What a thoughtful way to ask the bridesmaids to be a part of her special day. She's so creative - just like her big sister:)

Maki said...

Aw Dionne, congratulations to your sis Karla!! How sweet is that her fiance, then BF asked your dad's approval - the tradition that many people nowadays have forgotten about... Many blessings to both Karla and your soon to be brother-in-law..

Love you~

p.s. your creations are always lovely and so pretty;)

Michele Lee said...

Aww! Big congrats to your sis! I also love the booklets...what a sweet and visually enticing way to ask such a lovely question. If you're creating more for her wedding...can't wait to see more of your work! :)

k. davis said...

those are gorgeous Dionne!! Too darling. I never even thought of doing that when I was getting married...

Amaria said...

Something with so much time and thought put into them really shows you care- you for your sister and she for her bridesmaids. Lovely idea!

Michele Lee said...

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kelly ann said...

these are the CUTEST! congrats to your sis. :)

jamfiescreations1 said...

Wow Dionne, these Bridesmaids booklets are adorable. What a great idea.

Sandy a la Mode said...

Congrats to your sister dionne! i LOVE these little books you made, how fabulous are these?? i bet the bridesmaids loved them! for my girls, i made a card and a care package full of stuff to ask them to be my bridesmaids, i would have done it in person but they all lived so far away from me. LOVE the idea of "proposing" to them hehe!

Kristin said...

you are just one of the most thoughtful people I "know"... sincerest congrats to you and your sister! I'm sure you're going to help her plan an amazing fete, and I hope you share lots of pictures with us!

those books are fantastic. LOVING the cover. ;)

Tali Schiffer said...

Oh Dionne, Congrats to your baby sister on her engagement! These bridesmaids books are just adorable, and so pretty!

Barbara said...

Congratulations to your sister!
The books are just adorable and I can't wait to hear all the plans!

LBB said...

Those books are so soo sweet & clever! Congrats to your little sister too! Exciting! :)

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh how sweet of him to ask your dad's approval! those books are divine! xo

Nicole Marie said...

these are so cute!! congrats to your sis!! can't wait to see what other fun things you make for the wedding!

Claire said...

Really, really sweet!

{lovely little things} said...

Such a cute idea! Congrats to your sis!

Holly said...

those are SOOOOOOO cute!