A handmade Wedding.

>> Saturday, November 19, 2011

After a very eventful few months, Rebecca is back to the blog! I don't have any recent crafty creations to share at the moment, but I thought I would post some pictures of the details from the wedding back in September. We were on a budget and decided to lots of the decorating ourselves. It worked out fantasticly! We were married in an outdoor ceremony at a heritage village and had a garden party reception. My Mom is an avid gardener and all the flowers were from her garden. While she didn't do the bouquets (a family friend did), all the other floral arrangements were hers, aren't they incredible?!

Between my husband and I, there are 25 siblings (yes, you read that correctly). We decided that instead of numbering each table, we would name each one after a sibling since we had exactly 25 tables of guests.

The guys boutonniere were Gladiolas. I wanted something other than traditional roses.

They also wore Morning Suits with Ascot ties, I made the tie pins with beads from my sister's collection and hat pins!

The ringbearer's pillow was the same one used at my sister's wedding 3 years ago, but I spruced it up a bit with a rose I made from left over scraps from the bridesmaids dresses.

The program was designed and printed at home, an easy way to save some money!

The invitation, which I also designed and printed at home. The wax seal made a huge impression on those invited. A simple, and fairly inexpensive touch to make it more personal.

I adored my bouquet. The flowers (with the exception of the roses) were home grown from my Mom's garden and hand tied by a family friend. 

I didn't make this detail, but these Mother of Pearl cufflinks were the perfect accent to the morning suits.

My husband's ring is a custom made titanium ring inlayed with blue box elder wood. Minter and Richter Designs on etsy has some amazing and unique rings. I knew he had to have one.

Another look at the centrepieces on the tables. That is one of the bridesmaids bouquets as well as a sunflower arrangement by my Mom.

Guestbook table. The antique typewriter made a perfect accent, we had typed out "Please sign our Guestbook" as instructions.

Instead of haveing individual favours, we incorporated an old fashioned candy table. It was a hit with young and old.

The Precious Moments figurine was a wedding gift to my parents 28 years ago, which they then passed onto my husband and I. Along with the little banner, it transformed the store bought cake into something a lot more unique to us, I just couldn't justify hundreds of dollars on a custom cake. We had some delicious sheet cakes as well.

All the food labels were made by Sarah, doesn't she have tidy hand writing!

To go along with our Thank You cards, I made the banner ahead of time and we made sure our photographer got this photo. The feedback from the guests was unanimous, they loved the idea!
The picture wall was made by my husband the night before the wedding. It was a perfect accent to our vintage wedding.

Dress details! You all were waiting for these, right? The dress was originally strapless, but my very good friend redesigned the entire bodice so I would be more comfortable on our wedding day. The guests couldn't tell it had been altered and I kept getting asked "where did you find a dress with sleeves?"

My amazing Mother basically designed and sewed all three of the bridesmaids dresses.

there are more photos I could post, but I should leave it at this. Thanks to everyone who is reading! I cannot wait to show you the December challenge, its just around the corner. Don't forget to enter the November Inspiration challenge, there are so many great prizes to be won!


Colleen Dietrich December 18, 2011 at 5:31 PM  

What gorgeous photos of a gorgeous wedding! Belated congratulations to you. :)

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