One Man, One Wife, One Love Through Life: Gifting Those Near and Dear

When Cari was just about finished with BM Gunslinger, I decided to hand out the bridesmaids’ gifts.

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Mrs.Macarons

The ladies went straight for the Coach tissue paper. Bryan, our videographer asked MOH Sassy what she thought, to which she replied, “Every woman gets excited about Coach.” BM Mermaid was all smiles too.

Mrs.Macarons

Mrs.Macarons

When my grandfather finished getting ready it was time to give my family a little something. We’re a family of criers. We cry when we’re happy, we cry when we’re sad, hell, we cry sometimes for the sake of crying. For this very reason I thought handkerchiefs would be a good idea. “Mom, To dry your tears as you have always dried mine,” did the trick as she was the first to lose it.

Mrs.Macarons

Mrs.Macarons

Mrs.Macarons

Which in turn made me cry, and caused the rest of my family to quickly open up theirs, starting with my dad, followed by my grandparents.

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Mrs.Macarons

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Mrs.Macarons

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Mrs.Macarons

My grandfather is the toughest person I know. I can’t even begin to express how thankful and fortunate I was to have him at our wedding, especially after our Easter scare. The whole family celebrated his 90th birthday this past September, and I can only hope the mister and I are just as fortunate. I’ve only seen him cry once but “Papa, Today I count my blessings, to have you by my side,” generated a big smile. My grandmother’s read “Nanna, A grandmother’s love is special. I am grateful for all that you are and all that you do.”

After the waterworks were under control and my makeup was touched up, it was time to step into my dress!

Mrs.Macarons

*All photos by ee photography unless otherwise noted

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Mrs. Macarons

Location:
Tampa
Wedding Date:
September 2011
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    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:38 pm

    Those hankies are the sweetest gifts ever :)

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    1dutchie 75 posts, Worker bee @ 5:04 pm

    Awww I think the handkerchiefs were a darling idea! May I ask you where you purchased them/had them made. Also I love your bridesmaids dresses! Again where did you buy them? Thank so much for your time!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:19 pm

    Love those hankies, and I love everyone’s reactions even more! So much sweetness!

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    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 6:58 pm

    Those handkerchiefs are so sweet! My family is full of criers too.

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    Missido 813 posts, Busy bee @ 7:15 pm

    *sniff* :*)

    Touching!

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    pattygrade 12 posts, Newbee @ 9:37 pm

    so sweet and moving. Love your family. I hope my wedding blessed with my family. But it is hardly achieved. Maybe my father will bless me in the heaven.

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    shaniqua 188 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:43 am

    If any of your bridemaids are looking to sell their dress and are about a size 4 please PM, those dresses are beautiful!

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    macarons 241 posts, Helper bee @ 7:11 am

    @1dutchie: There are a ton of websites that sell personalized hankies but I ordered mine from Etsy seller gosiadesigns. Dresses were made by Mori Lee and the girls ordered them online.

    @shaniqua: Wish I could help but all the girls loved their dresses and still wear them.

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:28 am

    That was so beautiful, I teared up with your mom’s pictures, she looks so sweet.

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    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:29 am

    I really wish I would have done the hankie gift, it is so so perfect! Makes for a perfect keepsake, and touching pictures.

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    Elena, Guest @ 11:25 am

    Where are the bridesmaid dresses from? What a flattering silhouette! My friend is getting married and wants us to wear similar dresses ina blush-pink color…

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    MrsACarpenter 725 posts, Busy bee @ 11:55 am

    Just lovely! Tears of Joy

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:58 am

    Awww these are all so touching pictures! I really love the gifts, so lovely!

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:39 pm

    What an emotional series of photos! I think almost anyone would tear up at those hankies. Love the ones of you and your mom. You look so beautiful in your robe.

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