Monday, 5 July 2010

Isabella the Flower Girl

We have been planning my good friend Kathryn's wedding for the last year. My role as a bridesmaid included making the flower girl dresses so that they would match the bridesmaids gowns. So I sent swatches of fabric and Pedro's mom was able to find just the perfect material in Puerto Rico.

Kat and I made the crowns for the girls and the end result was totally adorable. They looked like two little fairies flitting about the church and the field where the reception was held. My friend Amanda graciously offered to do my hair, even though she was dealing with a house full of boxes only one day after moving.

Instead of a traditional wedding cake, the couple opted for a cheese tower, using traditional British cheeses. Isabella kept robbing it of its grapes throughout the reception. We were experiencing one of the hottest days of the summer and this cheese tower got pretty ripe before the night was over.

It was one of the most beautiful weddings I have been to. The weather was unbelievable. Isabella was a perfect flower girl - she spent over three hours dancing on the dance floor, up WAY past her bedtime, but happy the entire time. Seriously, we couldn't have asked for a better experience.


Maria said...

The dresses turned out beautiful. I love your dress too!!The cheese is a great idea, I love cheese!!

junita said...

I LOVE the tower of cheese in lieu of a cake. That is just so decadent and right up my alley. You look like a Greek goddess and Isabella like a little wood nymph-- just beautiful!

April said...

thank you, Mari - I was so glad when those dresses were finished - chiffon is so difficult to work with. I wasn't sold on the cheese tower at first because I'm totally a cake person - but it turned out way better than I imagined. Plus, a handful of us supplemented the cake table with our own homemade cakes. Junita - you're too sweet! Isabella did look like a wood nymph - there were a lot of strangers taking pictures of my child!

April said...

PS Junita - I have a letter for you and I hope to finish it soon!