Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Will you be my Maid of Honor?

I took my mom and my sister in town Boston, under the premise that I wanted to thank them for the amazing engagement party. We started off walking through the Public Gardens. We went to see the 12:30 showing of Bride Wars. I took a cue from the movie and took her to Tea at the Boston Park Plaza (it is a significant part of the movie). I waited until she least suspected it and handed her a scrapbook.

My sister, I'm pretty sure, immediately knew what was going on. So my mom teased me and asked if I was going to say anything, but I said the scrapbook says it all. I'm not too good with words, but when I write, I can fully express myself. So here it is:

The title page: One of my favorite photographs from childhood. It may have been our first trip to Disney World.

A few more childhood memories: we used to go to the same Dance Studio.
A mix of pictures, past and close to the present, with a few quotes.

The letter that explains how much she means to me, why I want her as my maid of honor, and the actual question. She is a shoe fanatic, can't you tell?
The question:Top ten reasons to be my Maid of Honor: I found many lists by typing this into google, but they were too generic, so I made a personalized version. She laughed and cried, reading through it.
The end of the book has many pages left for the wedding activities to come, I started by doing the engagement party, but plan on having scrapbook nights with the girls to fill in the rest, including, a Will you be my Bridesmaid/Maid of Honor page, the Shower, The Bridesmaid Luncheon, Bachelorette Party, Rehearsal Dinner and Wedding.
What are some of the ways you have asked or been asked to be in a bridal party?


My Dream Ring said...

That is so SWEET!!! So perfect, sisterly love is a bond that cannot be broken!

AmyJean said...

That is so awesome! Congrats on finding your MOH and it's so awesome that you have such a history with her... makes it more fun :)


Joanna said...

That's so sweet and creative! My sisters are both MOH's in my wedding...one matron one maid!! I wish I would have thought of something like that.

quite contrary said...

I love the scrapbook...You are so creative and I am sure your sister appreciates how much time you put into finding the perfect way to ask her! so cute!

Jessie said...

Your idea to ask her is really sweet. And I like the scrapbookpages...!

LauraAnn said...

Very cute idea! That will be something your sister will have forever.
I bought each of my bridesmaids a wine glass that was hand painted that matched their hair and eye color. Paired that with a wine bottle that had a 'will you be my bridesmaid' poem as the label and a hand written/DIY card.
I am sure whatever you come up with for your bridesmaids will be adorable!!!!

Newport Nuptials said...

Thanks everyone!

LauraAnn, I love the wine glass/bottle idea. Where did you get the labels?

RhodeyGirl/Sabrina said...

awww sooo cute! I didn't do ANYTHING special! I think that while sharing the news of our engagement I just said "Well of course you'll be my maid of honor" haa and that was it! I didn't realize I was supposed to do something cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Your post was so sweet! She is very lucky to have a sister like you!

I'm sure she will always cherish the scrapbook and the day you asked her to be your MOH.

Adrienne said...

Very cute! Love the scrapbook!

Nat said...

That is so sweet! I love the scrapbook idea!