My friend is getting married this Saturday in Virginia, and while I am bummed that us Bratchers can’t make it (though most my family will be heading east this week along with the photographer of the wedding Christian Cruz), I am so glad she entrusted me to make something so that way I can be part of it in a small way. I made two little pillows. This first one is for the coin pillow and the biggest leaf is a pocket that will hide the coins as it walks down the aisle (with a cute little boy holding it of course!).
The second one is the ring pillow that will walk down the aisle (of course, with another cute little boy holding it).
The pillows are made with some pretty gray linen fabric and the flowers and leaves are done with wool felt and some pretty vintage baubles. I opted against the traditional satin because I wanted some that would practical and cute enough to be used after the wedding, and could be put on some cute little chair or couch (if the bride and groom choose to do so).
To Joan and Terrence! We are so blessed by the testimony of your constant trust in God’s goodness and grace. Marriage is so fun and I know you two will have a blast! Enjoy running this race of life together!!! Love, the Bratchers
Monday is here again and my three year blog anniversary just passed, so there will be another fun giveaway soon! Promise. I got another list of things to do and projects I want to do with the girls. What is on your project list this week?
p.s. Must see Joan’s engagement shoot done by her photographer sister (and my friend) Ica. Utterly adorable!!!
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This week I am trying to begin a lot of sewing project that are in my mind. But with my two littles it's gonna be a tough challenge.
Really nice pillow !
Beautiful pillows, I especially like the one with the huge flower!
You did such a great job! I love the ring pillow and how it's nestled in between the flower.
those are so sweet! certain to be a treasure forever.
Those will be perfect!
This week I have a skirt to finish and a few shirts to paint for a friend (actually 5).
They are beautiful! What a great way to still take part in such a special day!
I have to ask, as I am not familiar with this tradition, what do the coins represent? I have not previously heard of a coin pillow.
Both pillows are beautiful, however. I love the color combo!
You did SUCH an amazing job! She's going to love them!
I love the idea that the pillows will have a life after the wedding and will be a constant reminder of your Wedding Blessings. I loved the engagement photos. What a clever sister the bride has.
I absolutely LOVE them!! thank you so much ruby for this special gift!! I am at a loss for words to tell you how much this means to me. Love you and all the Bratchers!!!
Curious Ruby, I 2nd Kimberly's query… Weddings have so many funny traditions. What is the meaning of the coins? Also agree this is a great way for you to participate from afar! Blessings!
ohhh Ruby!!!! This is amazing!! My sister can't stop talking about it, and though we wish the beautiful Bratchers could be here this week … this is possibly the sweetest sentiment you could give to my sister and terrence. WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH! And miss the Bratchers a ton!
these are stunning! very unique and oh so fabulous!
for those wondering the coin symbolism in a wedding… if i remember correctly, the coins are held in someone's hands and are handing dropped into the bride and groom's hands together or something like that. this means the joining of life also the sharing of everything financially, emotionally, spiritually. i think this is how it is done, but i am sure there are other variations.
GORGEOUS pillows ruby!! do you buy the felt by the yard? just curious… 🙂 they are too cute!
leah- yes! i buy by the yard and i have tons!!!
oh wow! That is SO cool! I LOVE THEM!! 😀 you should think about selling them on etsy!!
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