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Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth of a Centerpiece!

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The inspiration for our centerpieces.

Oftentimes I will find a photograph in a magazine that inspires a project or determination to figure out how to replicate or reconceptualize a design.  One of these pictures was a miniature wreath created by pine cones.  I was immediately drawn to the simplicity and elegance of this piece.  Years later, as I was planning my winter wedding reception, this image returned to my mind, and the concept for our centerpieces was born!

Pine cones that our children painted
were used to decorate the wedding chapel.

My parents live in South Carolina surrounded by magnificent Loblolly pine trees that yield thousands of HUGE pine cones.  We collected bags of fallen cones during one of our visits.  Then my mum shipped extra boxes as we cried out for more!  It turned into a family project to tediously pull each scale off of the cones.  But eventually, with the hot glue gun in hand and some perseverance,  a finished wreath emerged ready for painting and of course, the shimmer effect!

This was also a great way for our children to contribute to making decorations for the ceremony and reception as we all became more excited for the upcoming wedding!

One of our wedding reception centerpieces.

Later, we used the wreaths to decorate our new house for our first Christmas together as a family!

      May we continue to grow in love,

as we create new family memories together

                                                                     in our days ahead…

For more information about joining in on the weekly photo challenge, go to:  http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/08/03/weekly-photo-challenge-growth/

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Weekly Photo Challenge: PURPLE!

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Two sweet little girls
at our wedding reception in November!

As I am relatively new to this whole blogging thing, I am finding fun ways to keep my posts interesting.  Upon perusing the latest postings of a blogger I follow, her ‘Purple Picture’  has inspired me to jump into the game with The Daily Post-ers and take on this weekly photo challenge that is perfect for me…  

Purples, and especially plums, are some of my favorite colors!   This becomes vividly apparent through these pictures taken at our wedding last November! 🙂

Then, all the way at the bottom of the page, I included a photograph taken at Brookside Gardens in the spring.  A pond surrounded by wisps of purple blooms, was tinted a dark violet color which sprinkled through a fountain at its center !  It was absolutely stunning!

A collage of wonderful winter memories…

Beautiful bouquets carried by our wedding party.

A purple-tinted fountain at Brookside Gardens.