My sister recently go married and I want to dedicate this blog to her. She took so much leave after my mother had her stroke that she didn’t have much annual time off for her own honeymoon. It’s been postponed to this week when there are public holidays on (she’ll be missing my 30th birthday which makes me sad).
Things were hectic up until the wedding, I was a bridesmaid, so I just wanted to put together a little box of goodies so that her honeymoon was postponed but not forgotten. I will get her something bigger than this when she returns.
I started with a nice box and some tissue paper:
I placed some faux rose petals on top (you can buy these from Dusk here in Australia):
I laid another layer of tissue paper on top of this and then placed the bride and groom’s initials which I had spray painted. You can buy these letters pre-done if you don’t have time to do them from scratch.
On top of this, lay some more tissue paper down and place a scented candle:
And then because I wanted to keep “Love on Top” like Beyonce I placed the gilded “love” sign I crafted on the top of the pile before I sealed off the box:
At the end of my sister’s wedding, I went up to change out of my bridesmaid’s dress in her room. I opened the box and set the initials onto the bed along with the rose petals and placed the scented candle on the bed side. I hoped it would make Tamara and her groom feel their honeymoon wasn’t forgotten.
Thanks to my sister for being a wonderful daughter to my mother and making those big sacrifices. Hope you also love this DIY for something heartfelt if you’re on a budget.