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« on: October 08, 2013 03:03:34 AM »

My husband and I got married in September (friday the thirteenth!) and we had a steampunk marriage for under 4000. We put in a lot of creative juice! My mother and husband were the main creators, while I did most of the seamstress's apprentice's jobs like sewing on buttons and rings, drawing and cutting out patterns, pinning lace to fabric before sewing, checking all the seams to search for parts that were missed, cutting ends of thread, that stuff. All very important jobs in making sure something looks finished and pretty, but not the most creative tasks. (I'm happy to have done it though, the outfit collaboration will always be a fond memory!)

I did channel creative juices in my wedding bouquet! From the beginning, I had the vision of a dangling orb of flowers, one I wouldn't have to grip, but that could just hang from my wrist. I first intended to crochet the bouquet, but it was to crude, not elegant enough for a wedding, so I had to change plans! My mother thaught me how to make lace flowers and managed to find a fake buxus orb in the garden center and I created my bouquet.



Combination of vintage lace, vintage buttons or gears with felt and spring coils from old watches. And a bit of non-vintage lace: several flowers were made from the lace of brassieres from my grandmother, who passed away in May. It felt really symbolic to incorporate it, I was really sad that she couldn't witness this large event in my life and I still miss her very much. She was present in many ways in our wedding, the flowers made from her lingerie, but also the table coverings (we put many of her white doilies and lace tablecloths over chocolate brown table paper)  and centerpieces, which were also my something blue: she used to collect blue glass, and we used that for our focal points on the tables.
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013 05:18:12 AM »

Very unique and such a treasure with all the various pieces. Smiley
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