Bridesmaids are special things. They stand by your side, wear what ever you tell them to, listen for hours to your (sometimes boring) wedding details and they even help you hitch up your dress when you need to pee! It’s a big deal to invite your special girlfriends to stand by your side.

So when asking my ‘best girls’ to be there for me, I wanted to make it memorable. I decided on a ‘bridesmaid proposal’. First, I found some gorgeous leather rings from Orange Sherbet that matched the black, white and dusky pink colour scheme:

Next I found Cake Face Soaping on Etsy who makes gorgeous wee handmade gift boxes in any colour scheme. So I ordered four boxes to tie in with the colour theme (like the box on the top right):

Four little gift boxes just like the one on the top right (photo borrowed from Etsy)
Four little gift boxes just like the one on the top right (photo borrowed from Etsy)

Then I created cards for each of my four ‘besties’ with photos of our adventures together and a special poem for each:

Will you be my bridesmaid?

Even though I live in Australia and they all live in NZ, I was able to ‘propose’ to 3 of the 4 gorgeous girls in person, which was fantastic. And even though I didn’t get to see Mrs P’s face when she opened her package, she called me right away so I got to share the excitement with her. So now I have four gorgeous girls to stand by my side when I walk down the aisle 🙂

Me with my beautiful bridesmaids.
Me with my beautiful bridesmaids.