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Topic: My beautiful wedding day and it's crafty little details  (Read 3993 times)
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« on: August 09, 2009 01:25:03 PM »

I got married on the 25th July this year and being a crafty person I of course wanted as much as possible to be hand made. Unfortunately I could not make the bridesmaids dresses myself since 2 of my bridesmaids live in Germany and the third one and I are living in the UK. Fittings were just not possible to arrange. But fortunately I work in a bridal shop and got a good discount.
I also had a cute little flower girl and decided to make at least her dress myself and try to match it as close to the adults as possible. I also decorated a basket, my friend Julie found on a car boot sale for me. My mum did my flowers, the girl's flowers and all table decorations. My friend Julie made me a top hat for the reception and a fascinator for my mum. All in all a pretty crafty input from all sides.
We all did our own hair and make up as well.
It was the best day of my life and I could do it over and over again.

Here are some pictures documenting the day and everyone's crafty input.

my veil was a nightmare and always blowing all over the place but here you can see my hair and the flowers

My mum's fascinator (2nd left) was made by my friend and colleague, flowers by my mum and I did my own hair and make up that is blown everywhere here.

a bit better shot of my mums head piece

details of the little couple my mum added to the bouquet. They were made from pipe cleaners and polystyrene balls.

I made the flower girl dress myself. It is made from organza with a light lining underneath. I also adds little yellow flower sequins. All my flowers were yellow. I thought it is a nice contrast to the turquoise dresses.
It happened to go well with the colours of the venue. This was not planed by the way. I forgot that fact after booking the place but when I saw these first pictures (I'll be getting the photographers ones soon)
I realised how colour coordinated it all was.
The little dress went well with the adult ones as well despite the fact that they were in shantung and the little one in organza.
Group shot

The little basket to go with Emma's dress

My hat, unfortunately you can not see all the detail on it on the pictures. I will add some better ones when I get them. She added dyed lace in yellow and turquoise, pearls, little butterflies...to it.
Of course later on it was worn by several people.

We also received some crafty wedding presents. Cards made by friends' children (I am German, my husband is English so we got cards in German here)
Sorry for the massive overload of pictures but I wanted to share my special day and all efforts put into it with you.


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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2009 01:51:41 PM »

Everything looks beautiful. I especially love the little wedding hat you wore.

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2009 02:03:25 PM »

LOVE the mini hat! Your wedding looks beautiful:)

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009 03:00:25 AM »

Thank you two. I wish I could do it over and over again. I will get a better picture of the hat. My friend Julie is so amazing. She does modern millinery. I am so lucky she made that for me.

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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2009 06:11:35 PM »

Congratulations! You look stunning and all the little details are wonderful. I love the group shot on the stairs--the colors are perfect!

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