If you haven’t seen the post on the launch party for Wish Upon a Wedding St Louis chapter, see it here.
After the chapter officially launched, it wasn’t long before we were granting our first Wish. The young couple was Dani and Tony, who wanted nothing more than to make their commitment official before Dani’s illness would ultimately take her life. The gorgeous wedding designed and coordinated by Sarah Grus was held on September 1st. Dani peacefully passed away on September 31st. Details on the wedding can be found on the Wish Upon a Wedding blog, here.
Because we like to make things for our clients with our bare hands, and because we are a wish granter, we were asked if we could come up with an idea for a wedding favor, and provide them for the wedding. Immediately our little wheels started turning!
We decided to give everyone the gift of new life! Inside a clear 3″ box, was a single hyacinth bulb. We included instructions for how to plant it, and in Spring ’11 it will be the first bloom in their garden, representing Dani’s memory and the special time everyone had with her and her new husband Tony on their wedding day.
The front of the box read: “May the new life this flower brings always remind you of this wonderful day.” Above it had their names, and below their wedding date. Keeping with the wedding theme of Parisian Chic that Sarah and Dani created, we placed a ghosted Eiffel Tower or Fleur de Lis behind the text on the tags. The boxes were tied with aqua ribbon and a cream colored flower, and tags were in black and white to keep with the wedding colors.
Look at these exquisite linens from Sitting Pretty Party Arts.
And the beautiful bouquet from Festive Atmospheres.
Thanks to Signature Studio for the gorgeous photos and to Pam for donating her time for Dani and Tony’s engagement photos and to their whole wedding day. Amazing!