Sunday, October 17, 2010

Kendra's wedding card

Happy Sunday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. We just returned home from a wonderful weekend.

The young couple that my hubby and I have mentored for the past 2 1/2 years,
Kendra & Aaron, were married on Saturday.

We were invited to the wedding rehearsal and the dinner on Friday night. Then we stayed at a beautiful bed and breakfast that evening. They booked it for us as a small way of saying thanks to us.
All the rooms in this house were decorated so beautifully with such attention to detail. You can click on the above link to see the B&B.

The wedding ceremony on Saturday was held at Armstrong Farms about an hour north of Pittsburgh. What a beautiful venue for a wedding.

The ceremony itself was outdoors at the edge of a  lake. Kendra arrived in a carriage where her Dad greeted her and walked her down the aisle.

My husband and I were given the opportunity to speak. This was such an honor for the both of us. I directed my comments towards Kendra and Alan directed his towards Aaron.

We both spoke on their character and the growth we have seen in them over the last 2 years.
They were touched by what we had to say as well as the wedding guests.
We received many compliments afterwards.

This is a picture of the bride and groom at the ceremony. It was such a festive reception as well.
They were such a happy couple and their joy just spilled over to the guests.

Kendra's parents

You can even se the happiness on their parent's faces in this picture  We took this one and got the bride & groom dancing dancing in the background.

The card I am showing on the blog today is one that I made to give them with their wedding gift.
I forgot to take a picture of it before we left on Friday so I had to do that at the bed & breakfast.
I placed it on the window sill in our room where I had the most light.

I used the cuttlebug folder "scrollworks" to frame the bride & groom image. I added a chocolate satin ribbon a pearl button to the ribbon center and some randomly placed chocolate pearls and that completed my card.

Well, it's late and time to dim the lights in charmed life land for another day. God bless my blogger friends.

card recipe:
stamps: artful inkables "wedding silhouettes"
paper: chocolate and cream
ink: stazon timber brown
accessories: ribbon, pearls, cb ef


  1. Mary, your card is so beautifully elegant! Gorgeous! Great pictures of the wedding, too. I get very sentimental at weddings. It is a major milestone. A break from your first family to move onto one that you will create together. I always cry! The picture with the parents and the dancing couple I am sure they all will love to have. Great card, great photos and wonderful memories! TFS!

  2. I love your gorgeous wedding card!! What an elegant beauty! And thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures and memories of the wedding!! I know your presence there and your loving words will be treasured by this young couple!!

  3. LOVELY, Mary!! Thanks for sharing details and photos of the beautiful wedding. Always love the chance to peek in on the special days of others :) The card you made for the happy couple is just gorgeous, so elegant. I love the bow!! Sounds like you had a charmed weekend :)

  4. What a gorgeous card Mary! Perfect for this lovely couple! looks like you all had a very nice time!

  5. Beautiful card...and a beautiful wedding!

  6. I love the elegance of the cream and brown! Just a gorgeous wedding card!

    ps - good luck with your pearl stuff - I tried again...not impressed AT ALL! LOL

  7. Thanks for sharing the photos, the card is so full of grace, I am sure they will cherish it!

  8. GORGEOUS card! So elegant looking. Sounds like everyone had a lovely time too.

  9. Wow! What a gorgeous wedding card.
    Loved seeing the pictures of the happy couple. So glad you were a special part of their wedding.

  10. OMGosh! That is one ELEGANT wedding card! Love the way you did the ribbon and pearls. STUNNING!
    What an honor to speak about the bride and groom on their wedding day. You and your hubby must be very proud!

  11. I'm so glad you posted the pictures of Kendra and Aaron at their wedding! It was a wonderful finale to what we have been waiting for! Your card for them is fabulous...a real treasure they will keep forever!! thanks, Mary!!

  12. The wedding card is GORGEOUS! Love the chocolate and cream combo and that EF creates such an elegant frame! Thanks for sharing pics and wish I had been a fly on the wall to hear your wonderful words! :-)



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