A baby goat proposal

I was beyond honoured when one of my dearest friend’s boyfriends asked me to add some crafty touches to his marriage proposal. Ummm, FUN!
You see, my pal Leigh loves baby goats. (Proof on her website’s facebook page.)
She thinks they are the cutest. And she’s right.
So it made sense that her boyfriend would pop the question with a baby goat, wearing a ring around it’s neck. I know. Beyond.
Where I came in: to add some crafty details!
I started by making flower ribbons for the eight baby goats from Kindifarm to wear – one would feature a ring!
Then whipped up a 12 metre long jumbo satin bow to wrap about the play pen which was set up on her parents property.
And because I got a bit over excited (surprise, surprise), I also sent her parents daisy heads to sprinkle in an aisle leading up towards the proposal site!
Needless to say, Leigh said ‘YES’. And then, ‘Can we keep them?’
Congrats my amazing friend. Now, lets plan the wedding!

Flower ribbons ready for the baby goats

Jumping all over the bride-to-be!

The baby goats trying to eat the daisy heads

The making of giant bow (didn’t take any proper pics of it!) and the daisies pre-chop.

The happy couple

Alex’s wedding place ‘cards’

My friend Alex is the most polished, classy, sophisticated woman I know, and her wedding was all of those things too. It was also an intimate affair, so there was no need for excessive styling or tricked-up details. But Alex knew how much I wanted to help, and she let me take care of the name placements. We’d seen these gorgeous ‘name napkins’ at a function years earlier, and I’d kept mine knowing it would come in handy one day. I managed to track down the original seamstress, and had these whipped up for the wedding.
Beautiful and elegant. Just like my friend.


Justine’s flower girls headbands
This one time, my editor Justine got married. And it was magical on another level. It was like those dreamy flared-light, seventies tinged photos you cover a mood board with, but in real life. I was lucky enough to attend, and make the flower girls delicious velvet floral headbands. Can’t cope.
Photo by Alana Landsberry
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