- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
I haven’t shared anything yet in regards to my wedding so with this post I will share what I have done so far. I’m getting married next Friday (Ahhh!!!) so once I get them from my photographer I will post them to the gallery.
Being a designer and a very crafty person I knew for my wedding I wanted to do as much as I possibly could. I’ve had a complete vision of what I wanted for my wedding for a long time (we have been together for 6.5 years). Being very paticular and picky I felt I had to do things myself in order to have them the way I wanted. I know I saved money with all of my projects but they did take a lot of time and effort, to me it was totally worth it and kept me busy!
I’m a carpet/textile designer so pattern is a huge part of my life. I knew that I wanted to have a lot of patterns. My fiance kinda argued with me on this in the beginning saying that its too much and we don’t need all the patterns. I told him I had a vision and it had to come to life. I also asked my fellow designer co-workers and they said there is no such thing as too many patterns! Yea!!
So my vision- DIY, black & white patterns and lots of them, red carnations and lots of them, b&w chuck taylor high-tops (just had to have them)!
Earlier this year I went through a spirograph phase and had my heart set on having a sprialgraph pattern in my wedding. I had a spirograph kit as a kid and find these patterns to be so fun so I wanted to use it. I designed a pattern and designed my invation with it. I picked out my patterns for my centerpieces (a damask, organic stripe, dots & octagon) I just felt like the spiro didn’t really match. Having my heart set on this pattern I designed an all over spriograph pattern and incorporoated this with the other patterns. I used all of the patterns on my wedding stationary (STD, invites, envelope labels..etc) and decided that I would use the patterns for my centerpieces and the sprio on everything else (card box, cupcake stand, question can, favour labels, gifts…etc).
(save the date w/ sticker, sent in sewn vellum envelope)
(3 page invite, vellum & two pages of cardstock put together with a round tack, I forgot to photograph my RSVP- it has my damask pattern on it)
(the envelope labels used all of the patters- the dot pattern is missing here)
(jam favours with sprial pattern and red & white pola dot fabric)
(this is what my card box looks like, I forgot to tahe a photo of it but I had originally designed it on the computer so this is the next best thing)
A while back I came across a tissue paper carnation tutorial and started to make them for people, I completely fell in love with them. For the amount of carnations I was wanting I knew they had to be tissue paper as real would have cost a lot! For the centerpieces & boquets I probably made in total 720 flowers or more. I know I’m crazy but I really do love them. I also used carnations for the guys boutonnières.
(center pieces, 4 per table, sorry my parents camera sucks)
(my bouquets and my maids bouquets and a teeny one to toss)
(the guys boutonnières)
(1 of the guys gifts computer key cufflinks… I also screen printed ties for them and got them black chuck taylor high-tops)
When we were starting to plan our wedding I knew I wanted to have cupcakes. I bought a “cupcake tree” and covered it with paper and ribbon. We are going to have a small cake on the top to cut that will have cake toppers (wooden pegs that I have painted). I forgot to take a photo of them but I will post one after the wedding. I bought some black and white polka dot cupcake liners that we will be using, I can’t wait to see them on it!!
So I think this is everything that I have completed so far! I’m happy to share it and I hope that maybe this inspires you all to be crafty!!