The bridesmaids and flower girls will carry pinecone balls. My older daughter, the MOH, had to leave early so hers isn't finished but here are all of the others. Four of us worked all afternoon and evening (past midnight!) to finish the "flowers." Each bridesmaid is decorating her ball so they will all be different. It's hard to tell in the photo but they are so pretty! The two smaller ones in front are for the flower girls. My daughter, the bride, did those.
I purchased several varieties of pinecones on ebay. The ones I used for the tree are gorgeous but older daughter calls them satanic, lol. They have wicked spikes on them. Rather than risk someone getting a spike splinter on the wedding day, I used them to make a tree for the guest book table.
This is the bride's bouquet. I spent five hours just on this but it turned out well. I used pinecones given to her by people in our family. We also gathered some from the woods behind our house. Her grandfather planted those trees and he passed away several years ago. Those cones are in memory of him. The roses are pink burlap and several of the pinecones have outlined petals in pink or iridescent glitter.
The lace is from my wedding veil and the beaded charm was made by one of her bridesmaids as her something blue.
And, as you can see, the bride to be is happy with the results. :-)
As soon as Hobby Lobby gets another of the paper mache houses in the right size, I'll be starting a new mini project. Hubby's cousin commissioned a stone cottage as a Christmas gift for one of her daughters. Stay tuned!
I've been happily married for 33 years to my high school sweetheart and we have three great kids. All are young adults. I'm currently working part time as an instructional assistant at the local elementary school. My mini life is especially important to me because it takes me away (better than a bubble bath!) from the stresses of real life. I've been involved with mini-ing since the late 1980s with a break for about 10 years while my children were young.
My faith and my family are very important to me. I am so thankful that God blessed me with the gift of creativity!