Thursday, April 14, 2011

Celebrating A Life Together

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My sister Sue and brother-in-law Todd recently celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary and the event was marked with a family dinner hosted by my parents at their home. It was a simple affair to mark a grand achievement, one that I thought deserved a souvenir to commemorate the special occasion so I decided to create something that would be a lasting reminder of the day they got married. To that end I created  coordinating corsages for the two of them. (Oh, I know that men aren't "supposed" to wear corsages but what is a boutonniere if not a very small corsage?)

The corsages are created with a mix of miniature roses I made myself and manufactured elements in a gold and white color scheme. Her corsage features a small narrow ribbon bow imprinted with the words "Mr. and Mrs." and a white dove perched on the side of the golden bow. His smaller corsage features two golden rings affixed on the white plume just above the roses.

I also made corsages for my parents, the host and hostess. My mother loves all things green so her little roses are pale green with matching ribbon bows. My father's corsage is blue and white.
Wearing their anniversary flowers.

Seems I haven't stopped making paper flowers for a year now, starting with that massive floral project I did for my daughter's graduating class in 2010. Funny thing is that the more I make them, the more I like making them. I guess there are more flowers in my future for sure.

Ballo ergo sum
- Gitana, the Creative Diva
Design team member for About Art Accents

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to seeing every one of those beautiful flowers, Gitana.