Wedding Collection

This collection is by far my most favorite bag to make! This bag celebrates the union of two people and their families. In order to create a wedding bag, I ask each family to give me pieces of fabric from special occasions or special family members, for example, Grandma's hanky or lace, mom's wedding dress, baptism gowns from the bride or groom, grandpa's or dads tie, a locket from Aunt Betty - anything that has special meaning to the bride and groom or their families. With all the items I'm given, I lovingly create a purse to be carried by the bride on her wedding day. I can also transfer the text from the original wedding invitation to fabric so that all the important information from the day is recorded. The bag is a bit of history from each family and becomes a family heirloom to pass down to a daughter or son for his or her special day. This bag is a wonderful gift for the bride-to-be! Happy Wedding!

 

This is my niece's wedding bag created from her special memories. Click on the photos for a larger view.

 

The front of the bag features grandma's lace handkerchief and favorite brooch... The back of the bag is decorated with lace and beaded edging from mom's wedding dress
The inside of this bag sports grandpa's favorite tie and tie pin... Closeup of the wedding inviation on the back of the bag along with grandma's earrings