I sat down and began to think... I wanted to do something different... Something I had never seen before. I went to my drawer of old paintings for inspiration and just like that, I knew exactly what to do.
I found an old sketch I drew of flamingos and it all came together.
“Will you STAND with me?” It’s perfect.
What I love about flamingos is that you always see them together. I have never seen just one on its own. Each bridesmaid means so much to me, and has made me feel like I am not on my own. I want them to stand with me on my wedding day as they have stood by my side throughout my life.
I drew it all out and ordered the print in wrapping paper.
Now that I had a theme, I still wanted a personal touch added to each bridesmaid proposal. I started thinking and it hit me... How much more personal could I be than to draw each bridesmaid individually? I wanted a uniform look for each drawing and off I went. I drew myself and the bridesmaid, customized each bridesmaid’s hair and added each name. I made them into cards with Matthew and I’s Story Print (NOW AVAILABLE TO CREATE YOUR OWN STORY PRINT AT J.SHOTMEYER.COM) and it made the bridesmaid proposals so sweet. I paired and wrapped photo cubes featuring 6 photos of each bridesmaid and I (from Amazon), and ordered several Voulspa Macaron candles from Anthropologie. I loved thinking about each of my 8 bridesmaids and what they all mean to me as I drew, crafted, wrapped, and reminisced.
Here are a FEW of the drawings, and a photo of the stickers I made of our Story Print to go with it.
If you or someone you know is getting married, I’d LOVE to help and prepare custom items!
I cannot wait for the big day and having each of my friends stand by my side.