It took me ages to settle on a design for the bride's bag. I wanted to do hand embroidery or beading but in the end I opted for this machine-embroidered heart design with a pair of ladybirds. But I did hand-stitch the beads in place around the top of the bag.
I then stitched the names of the bride and groom, bordered by hearts, onto the back.
I also made this bag for my d-i-l, whose black dress featured a fern design in silver sequins on the bodice: