Caravan Sonnet: Emily and Kenneth's Engagement Party

8/14/16

Emily and Kenneth's Engagement Party

Several weeks ago we had the joy of gathering with dear friends, loved ones, and family to celebrate the engagement of my sister, Emily, and her fiance' Kenneth. Despite the call for rain and thunderstorms, we prayed that the Lord would keep those away until after the party and He did. Due to the heat we were so grateful to have the opportunity to gather outside with everyone.
I had a delightful time creating this "sheet backdrop" for Emily. Y'all may remember that a couple of years ago I created a different "sheet backdrop" for a company that I worked for as a design team member. At the time Emily had mentioned that she would love a "sheet backdrop" of her own and this seemed like the perfect occasion to create one.  For this "sheet backdrop" I purchased a brand new Queen sized sheet and started by painting Kenneth and Emily's names on the sheet. The next step was to sketch out different flowers and using a variety of specialized ribbon, twine, and thread I hand-stitched over the flower sketches. Finally I wrote out parts of "the vow" vows, traditional marriage vows, and I Corinthians 13 as "background". I was so thrilled that Emily loved the final product!
I had a delightful time using some of my favorite blue ribbons from May Arts for the ribbon bunting above the sheet and tying around the vintage vases and glass jars that held flowers.
If you haven't already guessed, blue is Emily's favorite color so there was lots of different blues surrounding this party! Even the happy couple dressed in shades of blue! *smiles*
We had a lovely time visiting with dear friends that we count as family and loved ones. It was such a joy and honor that so many people traveled quite a distance to come to the party.
What a beautiful evening celebrating Emily and Kenneth's engagement! 


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