My Holly-day

Last night my good friend Holly got married.  I just love this friend because we have so much in common.  We both like to travel, we love bling and the color pink.  We love to sing and learn different languages.  It's a blessing to have this lady in my life.  For the past two years she has been doing mission work in Germany and while there met her new hubby.  She came home in December to plan the wedding and will be leaving on Wednesday for Germany again.  It was such a special time last night as we celebrated the couple and how the Lord brought them together.  It was also a sad time because Holly and Lars would be leaving us and it will be a long time before we get to see them again.

Isn't she a beautiful bride?  Gosh just writing this I'm getting some tears in my eyes!

As my gift to Holly and Lars I made their guestbook and some decorative letters that were placed on the cake table.  Here are a couple of those photos:

When I was running my invitation business, one of the most difficult things for me was when I had to create something that wasn't my style. That was part of the reason I ended it.  But when I thought about creating something for Holly's wedding, I knew it would be exactly my style since we are similar!

Inside the book are pages with the couple's photos interspersed with blank pages for people to sign and leave their well wishes.  I wrote a special note in the back of the book for them.
For that background patterned paper, I used a technique that you can also fine here.

Well I'm off to fix myself a coffee.  Haven't had one yet today and I can tell the difference!