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Wedding Bells . . . Continued

Some months ago I mentioned that my daughter was getting married. She is the first of my children to tie the knot, so I was quite ignorant regarding the happy madness a family goes through to prepare for a wedding reception.  And I have come to the conclusion that it takes a village to marry a daughter. The whole endeavor was both incredibly wonderful and quite exhausting—like running a marathon, up hills and down! I won’t even talk about the wedding dress purchased online—except to say—it began in tears and ended in joy . . . thanks to the expert sewing skills of a very kind neighbor!

Three weeks have passed since the big day, and I think things are starting to get back to normal. Maybe.  My youngest son opened a drawer recently and was enveloped in a cloud of glitter. “I thought we stamped out the glitter plague!” he exclaimed. We’re almost certain to be running across pockets of Gold Stampin’ Glitter for some time! (And I think it’s delightful!)

SO many people helped us, and we are deeply grateful to them. Here’s a picture of the bride and groom leaving the Logan Temple.

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Here is Gloria with her beautiful bridesmaids.

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Have a peek at some of the hundreds of invitations we made with much help from the groom’s family and friends. (Click here for a list of supplies!) 

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Check out the thank you notes I just finished using the fabulous Another Thank You Stamp Set

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Do you have any images of wonderful wedding projects you’ve made using Stampin’ Up! products—or fun wedding stories to tell? Please share in the space below!

Cindy B.
Sr. Staff Writer



  • Roxanne Camus

    Oct 22

    Love your story! I am in the thick of things right now- my daughter is getting married September 19th. We don't have glitter, but we have plenty of twine and lace and burlap!

  • Cindy Bowden

    Oct 22

    Thanks, everyone, for your comments! And Gloria--your wedding day was indeed perfect. It was one of those shining moments in life when everything went just as it should have. WOW! *hugs*

  • Gloria

    Oct 22

    Those Thank You cards look FABULOUS mom! I love them! Thank YOU for making them. (and for all the other craziness you took care of to make that day special). I can honestly say I felt like my wedding day was perfect.

  • Mary Ellen (M.E.) Stites

    Oct 22

    I just had to comment on this one Cindy! I know EXACTLY how you felt this summer. My first Daughter got married in June and my emotions sounded exactly like yours. It takes a Village to marry off a daughter. Because Mama is crafty and Daddy is a butcher we did almost EVERY thing ourselves. It was so beautiful but oh so exhausting! Luckily my next daughter is 15 so I have a few years to re-cooperate! The two boys won't be as hard...right?! :) Enjoy your memories. ~M.E.