Will you be my bridesmaid?

Deciding who you will ask to stand up beside you on your special day can be a tough choice but for me it was an easy one. I knew even before Brody proposed that if we ever did get married I would want his two daughters to stand up with me. Not just so, they could wear a fancy dress but also so, they would realize this wedding was about them too, that I was not only making a commit to love and cherish their Dad I was also making it to them. When we say our vows I wanted them to be standing beside us knowing these vows were also directed towards them and at that moment we were all becoming a family.

Even though the girls knew the day we got engaged that they were going to be my bridesmaids I still wanted to ask them “officially” and in a fun way. I decided to look through Pinterest for some fun and creative ways to ask the girls. I decided to make them a basket of goodies. First I had a card made with their name on it formally asking them to be my bridesmaids. Attached to the card was a bracelet that showed 4 circles interlocked. One representing each of them, myself and Brody. I got that for them to wear to show the unity of our family. I had fun silk bath robes made for them to wear the day of the wedding. Each robe has their name in glitter on the back. I also included hair ties, and a black and gold mug with their initials on it. My favorite thing I put in there was a pair of gold heart earrings for them to wear on the day of the wedding. They are attached to a card that says “Love you Mean it”. This is our slogan and something we always say to each so it has a special meaning. Putting these boxes together was so much fun and I was so excited to see their reactions when they opened them.

Becoming a “Bonus” Mom is one of the greatest gifts life has blessed me with. Even though I didn’t give birth to these little girls I love them like they are my own and I feel so lucky to get be a part of their life and love them.

Below are some of the highlights, enjoy. Cheers!




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Tara Lynn Harms is a lifestyle blogger from Iowa. Tara Lynn created her blog as a way to share her personal story about life after 40 and all the adventures that come a long with it. Her blog is a mixed bag of posts about her blended family, lifestyle, fashion, beauty, fitness and healthy living, travel and everyday life. She recently was married to her husband Brody and gained two beautiful stepdaughters. She is the proud owner of two English Bulldogs. Follow along with her as she documents her life after 40. Feel free to contact her with any questions or collaborations.

One thought on “Will you be my bridesmaid?

  1. Another tear jerker! Love, love the 4 circle brackets , what a great idea and I hope try keep them forever. How proud that I am that I raised such a thoughtful sensitive daughter. God has blessed me and will bless you!


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