What a sweet way to capture the fun, happiness, and love that two best friends share~ especially when one friend is moving far away!  Mom Jennifer came up with this lovely send-off for her daughter’s friend using her resources from her own shop, Discarded Couture.  I love to see how different families use what is at their fingertips to make special days for each other. What I also REALLY LOVE is that these gorgeous photos were taken by Jennifer’s 11-year-old daughter!  Creativity may just run in this family!

Jennifer invited Erin Bradley to treat the girls to hair and make-up to go along with the dress up clothes from Jennifer’s shop.  It is fabulous to see how big sister Loganne captured the day in photos for her little sister!

They played dress-up and designed fashion-plate sketches…

Wardrobe changes…

And, a funky frame for posing!

There was even a funny little fairy to find…FAIRY IS THIS WAY

AN UNEXPECTED FAIRY, I would say!  I bet that made for a good giggle!  Nothing like a fairy dragon! 🙂

Such a creative way to hold on to memories of friendships and childhood!  Jennifer also had hand-embellished favor bags for the girls (and the big-sister photographer)~

Such sweetness!  Thank you for sharing this great idea with us, Jennifer!  I enjoyed seeing the talents in your family!

VENDORS AND CREDITS~ EVERYTHING AT THIS PARTY WAS 100% UPCYCLED!

Website: www.discardedcouture.org
> Hair and Makeup: Erin Bradley
> Photographer: Loganne Bell
> Friends: Maddison and Shae

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