Thursday, 5 March 2020

The Colour Purple for a Silver Wedding

A new customer and fellow Facebook IWENer (Israeli Women Entrepreneurs' Network) contacted me well in advance of her 25th wedding anniversary and asked me to make a special card for her husband. She had seen my cards in the group that we both belong to and wanted me to make one showing her and her husband on their wedding day. She also wanted me to add some personalised images and requested the biggest sized card I could make.
My customer's list of personalised images was long but, after some suggestions from me, she decided on the following things: a heart, a Scottish castle, a male deer with antlers, the letters FYF, a silver 25 to mark their silver wedding anniversary and a Yorkie bar with the letters YYK replacing the brand name. It's apparently the couples favourite chocolate. I was also asked to use the colour purple, her favourite colour, as much as possible. She later added a cassette tape labelled 80s, since she and her husband both love 80s music.
My customer sent me a photo of the bride and groom on their wedding day. She asked me to pretend that the flowers in her bouquet were purple. Apparently when she went to the florist before their wedding they didn't have any purple flowers in. She told the florist really clearly that she didn't want any pink in her bouquet (she hates pink). Lo and behold, guess what colour flowers she received on her wedding day? 25 years later I was able to put that right by adding pale purple flowers to her bouquet instead.
I spent a long time creating this card, making sure to get all the details that my customer had requested exactly right. She got her Scottish castle and a teeny tiny 80s tape. I Photoshopped the correct initials onto the Yorkie bar and gave the deer some rather grand antlers.
It seems that it was all worth it.
"Hi Lisa. Hope you are well. We ended up celebrating our anniversary early because I am in England next week. My husband was absolutely gob smacked by the card! Thank you again for your amazing work."
Pieced Pastimes

16 comments:

Michele Morin said...

The people you craft always looks so pleasant!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautifully done! At least this bride finally got her purple bouquet. The moose antlers are so fun how they peek up from the background.

Tamar SB said...

What a great card!!

Pam said...

I love it! So nice!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

beautiful as always - amazing a business like a florist can't listen to their customer

Nancy Andres at Colors 4 Health said...

Purple is one of my favorite colors so this post title attracted me. How amazing your skill and nice to see how a handmade could be so beautiful. I will pin it! Visiting at #TFT. My share is #84, “Ways Colorful Flowers Boost Our Happiness." Wishing you a beautiful spring. Nancy Andres @ Colors 4 Health.

VeggieMummy said...

Your attention to detail is amazing. Even down to the lettering on the Yorkie bar. xx

Claire Justine said...

Great card Lisa. Love it :) Thanks for stopping by 7 Blue Dresses For Dress In Blue Day: Cancer Awareness. #WelcomeToTheWeekendLinkUp

italiafinlandia said...

Very cute. Happy Women's Day!

Stephanie 139a said...

The personalisation is always a winner! Great card - again! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

fun as a gran said...

such a lovely personalised card, a lot of thought went into this and says much more than a shop bought card. #PoCoLo

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love that you made their memories even more perfect by fixing the bridal bouquet!

junieper2/jesh StG said...

Silver wedding - very pleasant memories for me, because we went to Greece for the occasion. An unusual background for a wedding anniversary, but I love the antlers of the buck! That required your precision skills. You can be proud of a job well done, Lisa! Thank you for your fun comment:)

tiredbutcraftymummy said...

I love all the personal touches which have gone into this design! #POCOLO

likeschocolate said...

What a wonderful card!

Chickenruby said...

I love how you work with the clients wants to ensure the card is just perfect, #pocolo

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