All Things Fabulous Stamp Set and the Fabulous Florals Dies are the co-ordinating products I am using this month to tell you all about my favourite month!!
Welcome once again to Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop, travelling around the world through every time zone. You may be starting here or you may have come from the blog of the amazing Rochelle Laird-Smith.
This month, we are talking about our favourite month! I can usually find something in every month that I love, so the choice was difficult. In the end I thought about what was most important to me and it turned out that the decision wasn’t that agonising.
Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop is the brainchild of Angie McKenzie, a wonderful friend and amazing paper artist. My name is Cheryll Miller, and I am so delighted to be a part of this varied and talented group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.
All Things Fabulous ….
We had been in McLaren Vale, South Australia for a couple of years. Duncan had done a lot of work on the front garden, making it into a cottage garden to frame our old cottage house. He had planted a row of white standard roses along the front and we had lots of other roses of many colours that came with the house. Sitting out having a drink one afternoon admiring the last of the blooming roses, I mentioned that it would be a lovely garden to get married in. “Why don’t we?” … Duncan said! And I took that as a proposal and said “yes, lets!”.
Our wedding was low key, all catered for by a very close friend (without Jayne it would never have happened, in so many ways) and with the help of all the wedding guests who were either family or close friends. Roses and other flowers were the feature.
The only current stamp set I have that sort of resembles roses was the All Things Fabulous stamp set, so that is what I have used to create a full blown, cottage garden type arrangement of rose like florals, along with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder and a host of both bright and soft ink colours.
Our Wedding Day …
Here are some pics of our wedding … the best thing about the entire day (other than actually getting married), was that family and friends turned up the day before and everybody chipped in with decorating with whatever we had on hand, prepping for catering, setting up the marquee and tables, mowing lawns, arranging donated flowers from green thumb friend’s gardens, my daughter cooked and decorated wedding cake on the day. It was truly a wedding where everyone owned a little piece of the wedding day, and we had the best and most relaxed time (despite the wedding celebrant getting lost and being late). All our neighbours came and stood on the footpath to watch and were offered champagne and nibbles. It was a day full of love and laughter. Best Day Ever!!
We collected glasses, crockery and cutlery from second hand shops in the lead up to the wedding for a very “mismatched” colletion and my talented sister did the table settings for me. The donated and cut flowers from our garden were arranged in whatever second hand vases and bottles we could find. I am sitting here crying with joy remembering how special this day was.
Next up we are are going to take a little trip across the ocean, all the way to Danielle Kassing’s blog in the Nederlands!
Here is the full list of blog hop participants this month …. I wonder if all twelve months of the year will get a mention? I am keen to find out, are you?
Jan Clothier – NZ
Leonie Stuart – AU
Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU
Cheryll Miller – AU
Danielle Kassing – NL
Aurélie Fabre – FR
Mikaela Titheridge – UK
Tina Zinck – CA
Angie McKenzie – US
Wendy Lee – US
Chris Smith – US
Brenda Nelson – CA
Tricia Butts – US
Elaine de Montmorency – CA
Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – US
Teri West – US
Cheryl Hamilton – US