Have you ever thought, "If I could get married again (to the same person of course! :) What would I do differently?"
Now don't get me wrong, I really loved my wedding and reception. But their are two things I would change.
First- I would have different flowers, when my husband and I moved to LA very soon after we were married I discovered the LA flower market. It was one of my most favorite places in the city. It is enchanting. When I lived there fresh flowers abounded in our home and I was really able to discover a lot of different types and combinations, especially because they are so inexpensive there. Where else could you get 2 dozen roses for $6?
Secondly- I would have had a cake topper. I just used fresh flowers on my cake, but now I think I would go for a really fun vintage looking one.
And so we come to my ARTFUL THURSDAY.
I found this cheap vintage wedding topper at a antique store for $2! Now I know it needed something. This lovely couple has been sitting on my work room shelf for months just begging me;
"Make Us Beautiful!"
I finally decided to help them out last night. It really was simple, I just pulled out all those supplies lying around and just starting experimenting. I tore off that funky shiny paper and plastic beads. I added beautiful vintage blooms, tinsel, buttons, beads and old hat netting to cover everything. In the center of the heart is an old vintage earring. I love words and turned to my cutter dictionary and inscribed on the heart:
She Saw the Future in His Eyes
Lastly I added some color around the bottom of the white lace (about the only thing I kept from the original.)
Now this is the wedding topper I would use if I could do it all over again. This year my husband and I celebrate 15 years of marriage, and I plan on many more with him. I don't see any wedding in my future anytime soon.
But don't you think it would look great on a 15 year Anniversary cake?
Hope you have found moments to be creative this week. Click on the Artful Thursday Button on the side and visit some of my other friends Thursday projects.
You won't be disappointed.
The "Before" Picture