There have been weddings galore within my circle of friends recently. We’re at the age that we’ve started, couple by couple, to realise we’re now adults and should grow up accordingly.
The latest wedding belonged to a couple I’ve already blogged about. They had a formal wedding earlier in the year (remember, I made this blanket for them?). This time they had a pagan wedding blessing festival for friends – and flipping amazing it was too. Here’s a pic of the lovely couple.
The happy couple at their crafty wedding
It was a very crafty affair. Claire, the brains and beauty behind the pretty vintage dress company, Prince Lilly, refashioned the bride’s dress into something even more stunning than it already was (the fur stole became a trim at the base of the dress and she added tiny handmade fabric roses and feather tufts).
Two other slices of genius in female form, Margarida and Elsbeth, made some of the most special cupcakes I’ve ever seen (my boyfriend got so excited about these that he stole a ‘midnight-snack stash’ and smuggled them to our room in a tea towel. Don’t worry, I told him off for it – before snaffling two in a row!).
The theme of the wedding was a suitable pagan ‘four elements’, so Margarita and Elsbeth made four types of cake, my faves were the carrot cupcakes, which were decorated with icing sugar foliage and bugs representing earth and chilli-chocolate cupcakes, adorned with fire-breathing dragons.
The bride spent hours making amazing four elements masks, which everyone wore during the ceremony.
The fur stole was sewn onto the trim of the wedding dress to make a trail
One of the amazing masks, which the Bride hand-crafted
Two of the delicious homemade cupcakes
Obviously, I didn’t want to be left out of the craft fun. I did my bit during the day by styling the bride’s hair (why she let me, I still don’t know) but beforehand I made these crafty gifts. I gave the bride a dual-pendant necklace, the groom a pair of cufflinks, and each of them a keyring. They are really just a bit of fun and a memento of their first and official wedding, when they chose 80s comic book character, Lion-O, and Star Wars’ Princess Leia as wedding cake toppers.
The bride and groom’s first wedding cake and toppers
Crafty handmade cufflinks using polymer clay
Lion-O and Leia pendants made with polymer clay and resin
Handmade and personalised keyrings made with polymer clay and resin
Handmade gift boxes
Cross stitched personalised sampler wedding card
I also handmade the card boxes using a template I found here. I secured it with a bit of garden sting and some oh-so-cute ribbon that was free on the cover of Mollie Makes (issue 15). I also stitched a wedding sampler and made it into a wedding card
Tomorrow, I’ll post on the fascinator I made for the wedding day. And in the meantime, I’ll think of what to make for the wedding next month – any ideas?