Sunday, July 22, 2012

Crafty Castle-in-law

I am very lucky. I have an amazing Mother-in-law. She is one of the nicest people I have ever met. She was so excited about the wedding and was willing to help in any way possible. We took her up on that offer and gave her with a few projects to tackle. Of course everything we gave her was finished and waiting for us when we arrived in California!
 We were greeted by this adorable sign. MIL Castle knows my love for turtles and always includes one for me :)

Their whole house was decorated in "wedding inspired decor." It was so cute. Right away MIL Castle showed us our completed up mailbox. We had done our hand prints the last time we were in Cali and she finished it up by adding our names. 
MIL Castle made it look so much better than Mr. Castle and I ever could! 
(Excuse me looking beat in this photo... we had just arrived after a long stressful flight)

Next MIL Castle took me into her bedroom to show me the sash she was working on for my dress. Let me back up a little and explain. When I found my dress my consultant added a sash and I fell in love with the way it looked. 
 A reminder photo of finding my dress

Unfortunately that sash was $800... yeah it was pretty but not that pretty. MIL Castle came to the rescue and offered to make me a similar sash. I bought a flower for the sash from the etsy seller Silverpencils. It was meant to be a hair flower, but I just asked the seller to add a pin backing instead of a hair comb. MIL Castle had already made the sash and all we had to do was choose the spot for the flower.
I decided I liked the flower in a similar spot as it was on the $800 sash.
A close up. Looks good to me!

My MIL even surprised me with a hidden turtle on the under side of the sash!
My special turtle!

My MIL was so sweet to do these things for us and have them ready right when we arrived! She did an amazing job. I was so excited to wear something she had made on our wedding day. :)

Did your Mother in law help with any special wedding projects?

1 comment:

  1. Lucky lady! YOu are so loved! It is awesome to have a great MIL..I have a wonderful MIL too...unfortunately not so many people do!

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