Wedding break

Wow!  That was a huge break from blogging – not the way to make a splash.  My wedding to Glenn was in November and there was a lot of planning and making to do.  I thought I would share some of the crafting from the day.  We decided to make all that we could for the day; this included invitations, flowers, place settings and the cakes.  This was to keep costs down but also so we could have everything just how we wanted.

I decided to make felt and button bouquets.  They are so individual and easy keep after the big day.  I made three bouquets, one for me and two smaller ones for the bridesmaids.  Originally, I was just going to make one bouquet for me.  A few weeks before the wedding I had a change of heart and thought “How can I not make my bridesmaids a bouquet??!!”  Cue lots of last-minute sewing and panicking.  If it wasn’t for a three-hour train ride to Newcastle for work, I’m not sure they would have been finished!

Three bridal bouquets

There are a lot of on-line resources which I used as inspiration for my bouquets, but I didn’t use a pattern or template.  I found a flower font on a free fonts website and printed my favourites in several sizes for flower templates.  I cut out the flowers in white felt and used a selection of stitches to decorate them.  The buttons were a selection of old and new.  There are a lot of companies who sell mixed bags of buttons on-line.  These are great for this type of project but the cost soon adds up!  For the assembly I used white florist’s wire and ribbon to wrap around the ends.

Glenn with the bridesmaids' bouquets

I was really pleased with the results and we got a lot of compliments – most of them from men!

I also made a ring cushion.  Our two-year old son was the ring-bearer so we needed to keep them secure.  This was a really simple cushion with a felt flower and satin ribbon attached.

Wedding ring cushion

Now the wedding is over, I can get on with some everyday makes!

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