She has six sons, which means, six future daughter-in-laws. She invest her time and talents into a piece of art, which she cross stitches with her prayerful hands. For years she has raised her boys by home schooling and teaching them the Word of God. The time comes when she hands over her sons to the new woman in their life. Each daughter-in-law unique. Each personality adds a new dimension to her growing family. Each daughter-in-law becomes the daughter she never had. This is the point I get to share in her story.
She trust me to take her piece of art and surround it in a pillow. Each time...I have now done three...I pray over the piece and how it is to look. I pray for the daughter-in-law that will receive this precious gift from her mother-in-law. Each time I want to get it right.
This is the gift she presents to her future daughter-in-law at the Rehearsal Dinner. The pillows caused her to ask, when she found out the rehearsal dinner would be in my city, instead of hers, if I would do the rehearsal dinner. What a privilege to use my Rachel business.
Yes, my Leah is producing much needed income, but like the Leah of the Bible with all her producing there was hard work. My Rachael business just brings much needed energy. So when asked to use my Rachael business...decorating- well you can just guess I jump to the occasion In the summer I started to collect items to bring about the dinner that would my friend would give her son.
|Carnations would be the popcorn!|
The only guides I received was they like "popcorn" movies...still not sure what that meant...comics, superheros and were gamers. The creative juices and fun began. The parents came down to my state for a shopping and brain storming day. Here is the results.
Red chargers to dress up the tables. We would serve the dinner on nice clear plastic that could be tossed in the trash. She had ironed and folded the black napkins I had suggested, that would stand on each plate, giving a comfortable, practical and yet elegant place setting.
See how the carnations became popcorn?
The head table held the Bride and Groom, surrounded by their loving and supportive parents.
Prayers and words of blessings were given during the dinner.
The hit of the evening...the POPCORN BAR!!
Invitations were custom printed movie tickets to the Rehearsal Dinner....custom stickers were bought for the popcorn holders...meal was catered by a local restaurant. Fun was had by all. My Rachel business was blessed by this precious family. It was a blast for me!
End results....SUCCESS AND JOY!!!