Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Simple and Beautiful!

Today my blog post is going to be a bit about my sister and Pinterest!  My sister is a wonderful woman, great Mom and hard worker but not very crafty or so she thought until she decided she was going to do most of the decorating for her wedding!

I introduced her to Pinterest and as they say the rest was history.... she made so many gorgeous things from that site!

Her wedding was very beautiful and everyone was amazed at some of the things that she did with simple things.


Her Husband to be was very handy too and made lots of gorgeous wooden items items for the decor.

Card box/keepsake box - Husband made.


The letters are made from cardboard and glitter, tacked to a piece of satin fabric... her husband made the frames to highlight them... she made LIVE, LOVE AND LAUGH!  The hearts hanging from the ceiling are also made from cardboard... she had 3 different sizes that randomly hung from the ceiling. Also the little flower arrangements were her pew markers.. made from cans, glitter, and dollar store flower with small clip to hang by(Pinterest)!
This was so special... also something she saw on Pinterest... Parents wedding pictures placed next to a candle.. both Dad's have passed away and were not here for her special day.  It is hard to see but her programs are also placed on the table... they were fans... each blade was a part of the program.. stunning idea and very useful in the church.  The blue table cloth and table mats were made by me.



Our Family!


As you can tell I am very proud of my sister and am so happy for her... she deserves it so much... she lost her first husband in a boating accident 17 years ago when her children were 3 and 5!  It took her this long to move on and make a new life for herself... and to show how wonderful she really is!  Her first husband's family were almost all there at the wedding!

One last picture... this was so fun... the bouquet toss...
Lady in the pink and black- MIL; 2nd last lady - her former MIL; Last lady in green blouse our Mom... all up to catch the bouquet! It was so fun getting them up there to catch her bouquet...  Sadly they are all widows!


I hope you enjoyed the little glimpse of my sister and her beautiful wedding day!




25 comments:

Janet G said...

What an inspirational story! I am so glad you shared this story with us. Your sister is lucky to have YOU as a sis. The decorations look amazing, and it is just wonderful that after such loss and tragedy to see a happy ending :))

Symbolic Imports said...

Wow, what an amazing story. I know you are just so happy for your sister that she found love again after such a tragic incident. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful photos of your family!

CalliopeCreations said...

Mona - that brought tears to my eyes. So amazing and heartlifting.

Jocelyn Friis said...

Wow - what a story! That must have been one amazing day! So happy for her and wish them both many, many years of happiness that they deserve!

Ooh Leela said...

Such a sweet story Mona, thank you so much for sharing it with us. Everything looks really nice.

Aulani Photography and BH Giveaways said...

Im glad that she is strong and has got through the past things to find love again. What a lovely wedding.

Jill Q said...

What a wonderful post, Mona. There's a whole lotta specail love on this page!

ByNanasHands said...

She did a beautiful job Mona, the reception hall looked amazing! I pray she will be happy the rest of her life! Congratulations to her and your entire family!

Ana said...

Wow, what a beautiful day and such an inspirational share and story. I'm go happy for your sister and congratulations to her for her beautiful wedding. You have a wonderful family. Many blessings to all xx

Linda Blatchford said...

Mona, I'm so glad you shared her part of her wedding with us. You two are lucky to have each other. Wish your family the best.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

I would love the see the close up of those fans... what a great idea!

Ariella Kirtley said...

It sounds like it was a wonderful wedding! The decorations look great and I love the fan idea!It's wonderful that she found happiness again after such a tragic loss.

Mandee said...

pretty photos

Dorene said...

What a wonderful wedding! I hope all goes well for her.

Desert Shine Jewelry said...

Great story Mona! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Desert Shine Jewelry said...

What a great story Mona. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Petite Hermine said...

Wow, that keepsake box is beautiful! And so is the rest of the wedding :) Pinterest is quite inspirational!

Desert Shine Jewelry said...

What a great story Mona. Thanks for sharing it with us!

BijiBijoux said...

What a great story and fun wedding:) I wish your sister a very happy life with her hubby!

evey said...

Thanks for sharing Mona. Pinterest is super inspiring... I can't wait for my own wedding so I can make all the things I have saved on my boards. Well not all. :)

justByou . said...

This is truly great! Congrats to your sister and her hubby in finding how crafty they can be. Oh, for the love of Pinterest! So many great things and ideas. Everything looks absolutely beautiful. I really love that card/keepsake box. Amazing! And the story in this post is just so heartwarming. Congrats to the happy couple. =)
~Kim
http://2justByou.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Wonderful post, and moving story about your sister. Loved seeing the photos, and very cool about all the Pinterest ideas! Congrats to the Bride and Groom!

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Thanks everyone for the kind ones for my sister... she deserves everyone of them... she really is a special lady!

CBLandCO. Jewelry And Gifts said...

Congratulations to your Sister and Hubby!! What a beautiful story and wedding Mona! Love that she found so many ideas on Pinterest!

BeadedTail said...

Beautiful story about your sister and her wedding day! It's wonderful she had such a special day and I wish them both many years of love and happiness!

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