Happy Monday, lovers. Today I have a story I’ve been meaning to share with you. The story is followed by a very relevant DIY by Renee Hong for the young – and the young at heart – on your wedding day. And I’m excited about it.
The story I’m about to share involves what can go wrong when whittles are present at weddings. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Quick Note: the rest of those dresses I’ve been meaning to show you from fashion week are coming up, I prrromise you dahlings. I think I’ve contracted the flu, which has put me out of commission
a tad completely. Thanks everyone who I’ve been hanging out with recently who had a cold but called it “just a cough” and “not contagious.” Literally four people I know said that to me throughout the past two weeks, and I chose to believe them. I am so dumb! *slaps self*
THE STORY: Once upon a time at a friend’s wedding, there was a young child present at the ceremony. Two things about this child…
- he was a toddler,
- he was not having any of it.
We’re all sitting and listening to this ceremony… which is unfolding beautifully by the way… and then all of a sudden, it starts happening. What did the little child do, instead of quietly and from a distance admire his mother, a bridesmaid, as she stood beside the bride? Well, he chose to scream bloody murder for his mother for the duration of the ceremony. From the comfort of his father’s arms. Arms that remained at the ceremony the entire time. While a child wailed and howled and fussed, for his mama. Clearly frustrating the bride and groom.
Here’s the thing: kids cry. Kids want their mamas. Everybody is aware of this. And I’m displeased with the way society looks upon new parents when their children make the slightest fuss in public spaces. But I have to admit, it frustrated me a little bit (a lot bit) that the husband (who was seated in the back, so he could have made a clean exit) didn’t choose to remove himself and his little one from the situation – if only for a few minutes, just so the ceremony wouldn’t be forever marred by the loud screams that completely overwhelmed any other sounds. Like the vows, for example. Didn’t hear them at all, and I know that the couple had intended for their guests to hear them.
While it didn’t ruin everyone’s fun at the reception, it definitely changed the focus of the ceremony. It took the spotlight off of our lovely friends on their magical day, and made it all. about. a crying baby. So………..
I’m curious: have you ever been in a situation similar to the one I just described? Or do you have any thoughts/reactions on how it unfolded? And lastly, any suggestions for others, regarding the handling of a little one at a wedding, once that little one’s meltdown is imminent?
On a related note, our resident DIY bloggista Renee Hong is back, and she’s got quite the perfect little playtime idea for all the wee ones at your wedding. Take it away, Renee!
Hey guys! Today’s DIY might be a little childhood throwback for any of you who grew up loving puzzles. I’m going to be honest and let you guys know I have pretty much always hated doing puzzles… I was never anywhere near patient enough for them and could never understand why my friends would gather around to put pieces together to make an image that didn’t even contain a secret message. Well, the puzzle I’m about to show you is only made up of 16 pieces, so even you non-puzzle lovers should be pretty alright here! And you get to design it yourself… which means you can include as many secret messages as you’d like. They make great entertainment for the kids’ tables at your wedding or, if you’ve got an especially youthful bunch, can be used on every table!
What you’ll need:
– 16 wood tiles (mine were about 1×1″ each)
– Paint in color of your choice
Arrange your tiles into a 4×4 square layout. Keeping them as straight as possible, tape down the tiles to secure them in place.
Flip your tile grid over and sketch your desired design on the tiles with a pencil (here’s where the secret message comes in!). It is best to use a design that has as many curves as possible in order to make your puzzle easier to solve (since the tiles are all the same).
Fill in your puzzle! Use as few or many colors as you would like. You may need a finer brush for more detailed designs. Once the paint has dried, remove tape from the other side and you’ve got a finished custom puzzle!