Sunday, June 18, 2006

A Father's Day Preview

I will spare our readers a description of the process of selecting bridesmaid dresses for this wedding, but let's just say it involved delicate, sometimes volatile negotiations among the interested parties. The whole thing was resolved in March when Laura's folks, the Maid of Honor, and Laura's older sister Lisa, visited here. They visited a lovely fabric store here in Austin called The Silk Road and found some interesting silks that show one color from one direction and another color from another. My Mom was kind enough to agree to make ties for the groomal party out of the same fabric, and she has finished them. Here they are in all their glory. The little ties on the end are for the ring "buriers," and they are both purple/green, although they look different in the photo. The teal/green is for the fathers of the bride and groom, and the pink/orange is for the groomsmen. There is a tie for the groom of course, but I'm not showing it on the web, as it would compromise my virginal virtue. What kind of guy do you think I am?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! Carlena, you outdid yourself and this is the perfect way to "tie" (get it?) in the guys with the gals. It's also a wonderful preview what's to come. This is going to be a beautiful and colorful...and most of all, FUN, wedding. Now we just have to get Laura through her defense and get on with the celebrating!
Mother of the Bride

June 18, 2006 10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The material is lovely, and what interesting stuff it was to work with! I've never been on any kind of drug "trip," but as I would sew and turn the fabric the different colors would flash and it felt like some kind of trip! Actually, once I figured out the experimental, practice tie there was really nothing to making them. The two tiny ties are just the cutest things! Of course, maybe anything miniature is cute, but I can hardly wait to see them on Alex and Aaron.
Mother of the Groom

June 20, 2006 3:39 PM  

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