10 February 2012

i have seven bridesmaids!

Since I love paper and craft projects,  I figured I might as well do something with paper to make asking my bridesmaids a little more creative.  I saw this idea for making a paper doll chain of bridesmaid here.  I had a free afternoon one day in January, so I started cutting away.  I didn't actually have paper long enough for all seven of my bridesmaids, so I made a chain of five and a chain of two and glued them together.  It wasn't perfect, but it worked.  I went to town cutting seven of each girl's hair and dresses in purple, grey and green.  Those aren't quite exactly my wedding colors and as of now I have no idea what my bridesmaids will actually be wearing, but these are just paper dolls.  The hair was my favorite.  It made it more fun that each of my bridesmaids have kind of distinct hair.

All of my bridesmaids are in Greenville so I asked them all in person.  I also didn't include many details about what they will wear/do because they all live close and we will be talking about it a lot in person over the next few months.  My four roommates all screamed when I asked them and everyone was excited.  I'm excited.  It's going to be great to have them participating in my wedding ceremony in a special way.  Josh and I believe that the wedding ceremony is a sacrament of the church. These seven girls are a part of my church community, so it only seems right to have them by my side as I participate in this sacrament and marry Josh.  Community is important to us and while Josh and I are the two getting married, we can't do this all on our own.  We need our community to support and helps us, give us a different perspective when we disagree, make us laugh and encourage us.

Well this post got a little more deep than I expected.  Anyway, here are some pictures of the finished product.


1 comment:

  1. i love this rach! you are so creative and i can't wait to hear about all the fun things you do with your bridesmaids :) what a fun wedding party!!
    i love what you said about community and having people by your side as you get married - so true and such good words.
    love, alyssa


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