Friday, September 26, 2014


when Chrislyn was planning her wedding, five years ago,

 she wanted an informal, "Style Me Pretty" influence.

one of the design challenges was the aisle at the church.

instead of a white carpet or a flower petal lined aisle, we thought...

what about pennant banners?

...fashioned of white linen!

what if were to flourish them with wedding pictures from the past?

...marriages that have stood strong in love over the years.

we emailed our family and friends to send us a picture of them on their

wedding day. the response was phenomenal!

the banners filled fast.  a few of our guests gave us photos on the

day of the wedding.  anticipating this, we had reserved blank

flags for "last minute flourish" using pretty tiny glass topped dressmaker pins.

by the start of the ceremony...every flag was flourished!

my mom made the banners.

she also made hundreds of pretty dupioni silk blossoms, in Autumn

jewel tones,  and a few, in white, to be appliqued onto a white cropped cashmere

 "cardie" that Chrislyn wore over her wedding dress in the evening.

the Caspari bookplates, chosen to bring the colors together now seem so appropriate.

this morning, on the farm table, two linen wedding journals, filled and fashioned...


happy fifth wedding anniversary, Chrislyn and Jason!

enjoy your day off!


  1. Lynne, That was a very clever idea. I love that weddings are not all cookie cutter style any more. Have a great weekend, xoxo,Susie

  2. Lynne, this is such a BEAUTIFUL and special idea for a wedding. I am pinning it and saving it for our daughter.
    Happy anniversary to Chrislyn and Jason.

  3. How wonderful and SPECIAL!!! Leave it to you to think of white linen!!! Lovely idea and such a beautiful couple!

  4. Happy Anniversary to Chrislyn & Jason!

    I could not imagine a more wonderful idea than the banners you created! What a truly special idea and so memorable, too. I really love it!

  5. These banners are so cool, Lynne. I love the ones with the old wedding pictures. Happy Anniversary to your Chrislyn and Jason! This last picture of them is so special, I love it.


  6. Good morning dearest Lynne! I am yet again very late in my visits since school as started...I cannot seem to keep up!

    Great idea with the banner and photos...a way to chronologically celebrate the cycle of love. Your daughter and son-in-law are a GORGEOUS couple! Much love, Anita

  7. Lynne what a very special idea that you brought to life for Chrislyn and Jason! It is something so unique and memorable!

    The Arts by Karena

  8. What a really neat idea the banners were...and all those wedding pictures! You mom sounds like quite a seamstress. I really love how brides are coming up with so mnay unique ideas for their weddings. I'm sure Pinterest is a huge incentive.

    Thanks always for your kind comment. i am looking forward to a granddaughter, I always loved shopping and dressing my girls!! :)

    I agree with you about the cancer donations. If you've noticed on my sidebar, I donate to Sloan Kettering in New York, which is a front runner in cancer research. I, too, could go on forever!

    Jane xx

  9. Oh my goodness those are absolutely gorgeous. What a clever idea you had for your daughter's wedding...just lovely

  10. What a wonderful way … to celebrate love … full circle! Kudos my dear!


  11. Such sweet memories for a lovely couple … Happy Anniversary to Chrislyn and Jason!
    Happy October Lynne
    XOXO Mary

  12. Lynne, Just go back from our trip to Europe and getting caught up, sorry late on seeing this lovely post! What a wonderful memory banner made with love. Happy 5th Anniversary to your daughter and son-in-law!