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« on: April 11, 2010 07:33:17 AM »

I'm getting married this May in a lovely woodland about an hour north from where I live.  My fiance and I don't have a lot of money so we're doing a lot of things diy.

These are our invitations, unfortunately the little green leaf on the ribbon fell off in the post for most of the invitations.

For centerpieces I engraved a picture of a tree onto the vases and then we spent ages making origami lilies that I'm attaching onto twigs and placing one twig with lillies into each vase.  We have lots of bigger origami lillies that are being placed aroud the tables too.

For the place names my fiance cut lots of little circles of birch, which we then sanded and I wrote the names on with a pen.  Each table will be named after a different tree, so I've added the leaf of that tree to their place name 'card'.  I've only done the top table so far, so they're all oak leafs in the picture!

The bridesmaids are wearing red dresses, but as the wedding colours are aqua and cranberry I thought it would be nice to have aqua flowers, these are all paper flowers made with help from various websites including, http://averychocolatewedding.blogspot.com/ .

I've also made the bridesmaids (there are 4) jewellery each and also one set for the best person who's my fiance's sister.

I made each bridesmaid a guide, which included important telephone numbers, dates, information about the spa weekend (instead of the traditional British hen night) and other useful info.  I saw this idea somewhere on the web, but couldn't find it when I looked again!

This is my jewellery. There are two pairs of earrings here, I think I'm going with the heart ones as they'll match in with the red flowers in my bouquet and my red shoes.

This is a sign that we hope to hang outside of the little folly in the woodland where the ceremony will take place and a felt heart garland I made to wrap around the balcony at the ceremony site.

Next to each place setting we made a wedding wordsearch, which I've attached a small pencil to.

For the mothers presents I made a simple necklace each with a tree pendant and I embroidered a handkerchief for each mum.

For the dads I've etched a picture of a tree (the same as on the invites) on a glass beer mug each and filled with heart shaped chocs.

As an extra gift to the bridesmaids and best person I made these bags, based on Tiny Happys shoulder bag tutorial, and have filled them with things that might be useful the morning before the wedding or later on, including water, cereal bars, mints, blister plasters, paracetemol, cotton balls, hair grips, tissues...  The bags aren't meant to be taken around on the day, it was so I had somewhere to put all the stuff in.  I also made them each a small pouch to put the smaller items in so they won't get lost in the bag.

Hope you like all like the things I've done so far!

I still have some more things to make;

table plan
photo board of when we we're young
table names

C and c welcome!  Smiley


« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2010 07:50:12 AM »

It is lovely, absolutely lovely. I would love a wedding like that. I wish you luck.

« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2010 09:43:47 PM »

They all look fantastic!
You're getting married in the UK? I hope it doesn't rain! My fiance are in are going indoors just in case - but that is Manchester where it never stops raining! I hope its a lovely day - the woodland sounds like a gorgeous idea.
Your crafts are all amazing! We're considering origami flowers too. Where did you learn how to make them?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2010 12:22:31 AM »

Taramor - Thank you, I hope it will be lovely!

Faycharlotte - Thank you and yes, we're getting married in Perthshire, we're both Scottish, but live about an hour south of where we're getting married.  But it's such a lovely woodland, especially in May!  When are you getting married?  You never know, it might be sunny! Smiley  My fiance decided we had to have the ceremony inside in case it rained, I wanted it outside in the woods, so we compromised and are now having it inside the folly in the woodland.  I've bought red wellies and a polka dot red umbrella though, just in case!

I learnt how to make the origami lilies from various websites online, they're quite easy really.  I used several different sites, as I didn't find one tutorial quite comprehensive enough!  I can probably make them in my sleep now, made hundreds for decoration around the reception site.

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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2010 01:13:55 AM »

This all sounds lovely, I'd have loved to have been so hands-on with my wedding. Have a beautiful day xx

« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2010 11:03:42 AM »

hehe love the red wellies and umbrella idea!
I have a red umbrella... in fact its a giant ladybird umbrella!... I was thinking to have it on hand too!
I'm getting married in August. It might not rain, you're right, but it does rain A LOT in Manchester.
We're actually going on our honeymoon in Scotland, in the Argyll! Very excited!
Oh, and we're going for a bit of a red colour scheme too! I'm hoping to make jewellery. I'll have a search and possibly give the lilies ago. We're looking for inexpensive decoration ideas!
Thanks for sharing!
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2010 02:24:45 AM »

Thank you Blottedcopybook!

Faycharlotte - I love the idea of the giant ladybird umbrella, I've seen the kids one, but would love a bigger one for myself! Smiley

Here's a site that has good instructions on the origami lilies: http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-lily.html  We made bigger ones to start with and then started on post-it note size squares for the smaller ones for centerpieces.

Argyll is a lovely place for a honeymoon, I love the west coast of Scotland, shame there aren't too many jobs for us over that way or we'd probably be living there now! Smiley

Put photos up of any wedding crafting you do, it would be great to see your ideas! Cheesy

« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2010 12:27:56 PM »

everything is incredible! great job!

« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2010 08:03:23 AM »

Thank you Hawtmamah! Smiley

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