Hand Made Wedding

Hello!
This page is a little different from the others - here are some other things I've made - for my wedding last June!

I married the best-boy-ever!

photo by my wonderful sister, Bella

We knew from the beginning that I was going to go craft crazy and make lots of things (!).

Here's what I/we made:

We knew we wanted a scrabble theme so lovely Mr W designed the Save the Dates and Invites (photos will come!!)

Going on from that theme we made some signs from Scrabble Coasters (found here).

photo by Bella


photo by Bella

photo by Bella

photo by Bella

photo by Bella

We also covered a wooden box which was made for us which we put our cake stand on.  The Mr is in theatre lighting so he had the box made to spec by lovely theatre folks and there was a custom hole in the middle so he could put some lights inside to shine up through the cake stand.


photo by a lovely guest

Still on the scrabble theme we made the best men and our father's cuff links.
photo by lovely guest
We made our Mum's tile broaches - I can't find any photos though!

We also made our bridesmaids scrabble tile necklaces.

photo by Bella
Lastly on the scrabble theme we made name place settings for our small evening dinner.

photo by Bella
(need to find more photos!)

The Mr grew up in Luxembourg and when there shortly after we got engaged we found some wooden flowers which I fell for big time. (the website I used seems to have vanished...)

We ordered LOADS and made all the button holes, bouquets and had them as decoration.  Each guest was then given one in the receiving line by the bridesmaids as a keepsake.

photo by our official photographer, Robert Workman

photo by our official photographer, Robert Workman 
photo by our official photographer, Robert Workman

photo by our official photographer, Robert Workman

photo by our official photographer, Robert Workman

photo by our official photographer, Robert Workman


The chairs in our venue were plain black so we cut up organza to wrap around them and I knitted 140 flowers to pin on the back.  The guests were also encouraged to take these at the end of the ceremony.  These aren't 100% my patterns - I adapted them from some I found.



photo by our official photographer, Robert Workman



photo by our official photographer, Robert Workman

photo by our official photographer, Robert Workman

photo by our official photographer, Robert Workman

photo by me

My bridesmaid Ruth made our cake topper:

photo by a guest

My mum made our cakes.

photo by guest

I made my bridesmaids earrings and bracelets.


photo by me

(need a bracelet photo!)

I knitted our ring cushion which we then put little elephants on.

photo by our official photographer, Robert Workman

We put together gift bags for the children which included colouring books, pencils, raisins, rubber ducks (we also hid rubber ducks all over the venue for them to find - see the one in my bouquet?! My cousins little girl put it there during the official photos!) 

photo by our official photographer, Robert Workman


and little elephants from a pattern here.

photo by me

Also along the lighting theme, the Mr designed a custom Gobo

photo by our official photographer, Robert Workman


and lastly, I made little gift bags for chocolates for our evening dinner (bad photo!)


It was so much fun thinking of things I could make.  I keep coming up with ideas even now!  If you have the time to make things, and enjoy doing it, I would really recommend it - it makes the day so special seeing all the little touches come to life.

More details on the flowers here.

Here are some extra photos!





















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