Monday, March 28, 2011

What do you do when...

your baby sister asks if you will make a boutonniere for your niece's prom date. 

Your niece you have adored since she was born.

You say YES of course!
You also say YES when your niece text a few hours later and ask if you will also make a boutonniere for Maci's, her best friend, date. 
Especially since you have known Maci since she was in kindergarten and she calls you aunt Elizabeth. 

I gathered all the necessary supplies after
asking all the right questions... what color is the dress?... do we like this boy?... what color is the tux?... does Mark, her daddy like this boy?... what color vest is he wearing?... can we trust this boy?... what kind of flower does she want? know all the important questions!! 

After I got a "yes" to all the questions that really matter.

I found out Erin's dress was royal blue and that
Maci's dress was a rainbow of colors.
Both dates were wearing a black tux with royal blue vest and tie.

Since I knew I wouldn't find a royal blue flower I suggested to Miss E that we use a white rose and that I would bring the blue in by wrapping the stem with that color ribbon.
She liked that idea.
(This worked out because her corsage had white roses.)

Believe it or not, Maci doesn't really like roses, so I suggested we use a kermit mum and also wrap the stem in the royal blue ribbon. 
We were good to go!

So their boutonniers would be a little different I used seeded eucalyptus instead of baby's breathe.

Here's the end result.  What do you think?

  Could their dates be more good looking!?

It seems like yesterday this was my Erin girl....

putting together her own styling outfit..cowboy hat, sleeping beauty gown and her daddy's slippers!

Then I blinked....

I love you my Erin girl!

Elizabeth Ann
(a.k.a. Aunt Elizabeth)


  1. Erin is a lucky girl to have you! She loves you very much, too! AND SO DO I!!! Such a sweet post! Thank you for everything!

  2. What a wonderful aunt...the "bouts" were adorable...not sure that is a "manly" term...thanx for sharing your story, Tiff

  3. Such a sweet story! Yes, your family is soooo lucky to have "Aunt Elizabeth"!! Love the twist on the flowers!