- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
Hi allmy name is Tawnya and i am craftinista,if their is such a thing. I have wanted to to a lot of my own DIYing for my wedding. We orginallly set a date of July 30 2011 but had to move it back to July 7th 2012. I thin 7/7/12 just sounds really pretty. Yeah I know that I am a lil corny lol. but i have a plan and I will accomplish it at all costs. SO join me for the next 16 months as i show you through the good , the bad and the hopefully not to ugly of my DIY projects. To get started here is my DIY list!Oh and if you see something you like or want to know more about let me know , i don’t mind
WEDDING THEME: Royal Love Fusionn
He is half chinese and i am half native american so there will be sublte refrences to our cultures.
Colors: Eggplant,Candy Apple Red ,Gold and white
- Lacy Crochet Clutch (White, Cherry Red, Eggplant)
- Crochet vintage lacy wedding dress w/handmade crinoline.
- Crochet Fascinator with flower and Rhinestones
- Convertible dresses for Bridal party
- Cylinder Centerpieces
- Invitations,Menu Cards, etc
- Tears of Joy Fans(Cherry Red)
- Card Box
- Bouquets (Bridal Party)
- Ring Bearer Pillow
- Wedding Cake
- Catering own wedding ( yes I hear you all gasping) yes i will cater my own wedding.
- Bling flips for bridal party and mothers of the bride and groom
- Aisle Runner
SO far this is my list and i can’t wait to get to each and every one of them. So as i get to all of the ones on my list i will cross off what is finished.
Now i love watching other brides and getting ideas. However I am a detail junky so for other brides like me I want to give you guys details and lots of them perhaps it may help you when planning your own wedding.
Let’s get started:
as stated above FH and I are muticultural he is half Cinese and I am half Native american. So as a nod to our heritage we are incoporating elements of each heritafein our wedding.
hence the color scheme of Cherry Red ( Traditional color for Chinese Weddings) Eggplant ( Symbol of Royalty and my FAV color ) Gold and White represent (God is in our loves)
Now for my tables I have decided to use plum satin table cloths with the gold underneath as a neutral. Here is the idea i am going for
However my chairs are banquet chairs so i still have yet to comeup with a way to decrate them inexpensively. I hate chair covers.. so trad. and this wedding is VERY unique. Open to ideas and suggesstions.
Now my centerpieces i finally decided on cylinders and i am thinking about haveing cherry red roses wth sparkle picks in them. Still undecideo on that but here is what i am thinking about
theonly change to this would be that i am using cylinder vases i got from dollar tree and white rose petals. I amthinkig that i would have a single open red sylik rose in te center of a sea of white roses . The vase would be wrapped in orgnaza circles and inside would be flora lites to give a nice glow. What you guys thinks
Now for my settings i decided on white square plates with red chinese take out boxes tied with gold chop sticks as favors. Regular clear eating utensils would be out by the buffett tables. but the chinese take out boxes are for the candy buffet table.
Now as for the bridal party I am sewing all of their dresses and will alternte between cherry red and eggplant:
all my ladies will wear tea length gowns so that they can show off their shoes to decoratignn the dresses themselves with rhinestone broaches and hair clips
also I am making them crochet clutches in a lacey pattern that will feature a rhinestone heart , i just finished crocheting mine in white and have to wait to order the satin lining to sew inside and get the rhinestone pins.
For myself I am CROCEHTING MY Dress -Here she isalong with the garter i will crochet to wear underneath
for my garter i will add eggplant ribbon and chinese character love charm
Now here is the picture of the pattern for my dress
I am really excited to being addng these personal touches to my wedding and i will post more ideas in m second post.
Oh here is what our invitations will look like i did these before we changed the date. Ordering them through VISTAprint gonna glue them on gold glitter cardstock and fasten with a ribbon. Most of ours are being hand delivered so we really will save on postage costs
FH wrote the poem