the garland

My mom is an artistic soul. She loves to draw, press flowers, rubber stamp, write songs, do paper-cutting, and decorate cakes (she used to run her own Chinese cake and pastry business in Virginia).

It’s been hard figuring out how to involve our families in the wedding planning– it’s difficult to find appropriate tasks to delegate when they’re on the other side of the country. As I was reviewing our task list, I realized one thing we had overlooked– decorating our wedding arch. We’re renting one of these for our outdoor ceremony:

I started running through a list of DC friends in my head as potentials to delegate this task to, but couldn’t think of anyone who would be particularly enthused about the task… when I realized my mom loves this sort of thing! Perfect! I sent her this link for inspiration and within two days, she had taken two trips to Michael’s, selected about 3 different types of silk flowers and 2 types of leaves, and created this:

How awesome is my mom? Hmm…. what else can I delegate to her… ;)

4 Responses

  1. And the amazing thing is – I bet your mom loved it!

    Yes, Victoria, your mom is great :)

    Birch - January 26th, 2009 at 2:02 am
  2. Beautiful! You’re mom is awesome!

    rachel - January 27th, 2009 at 3:08 pm
  3. Wow…my English skills are lacking. In my defense, I haven’t gotten enough sleep… That should read “your”, of course, not “you’re”…

    rachel - January 27th, 2009 at 3:09 pm
  4. :)

    Victoria - January 31st, 2009 at 1:30 am

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