WARNING!! I would like to warn you all now that this is a photo-heavy post. If you are viewing from a mobile device that is not connected to a wi-fi network then it may take about 3 years to load all the images :)
I am here today with a post that is so overdue it's borderline embarrassing/funny!
Allow me to explain...one of my best friends got married in September 2012 - yes, 2012, and I made her wedding stationery for her. I had meant to post all about it following the wedding, but then life happened and the blog post never did. It then got to that point where it was too long after the wedding...you know like when you've been speaking to someone for a while and then it's gone past the point when you can ask their name?! It felt like that. Then, I thought I would post it on their first wedding anniversary...nice idea...it works...but no, didn't happen. So now I'll be honest, I'm out of ideas about when would be the 'right' time to do it so I'm just gonna do it! Has this whole thing been over-thought...you bet it has! :)
There's not really much else I can say except that it was a fab day, I was lucky enough to be one of the bridesmaids and the colour scheme the Bride chose was beautiful! Oh, and I love her dearly, can't forget that part!! ;)
Here we go...
I have to apologise for the quality of these photo's...I took them on my mobile to email to the Bride-To-Be when I was coming up with ideas for her. As it happens, after making about a billion wedding invitations, I don't actually have a single one left to take proper photograph of so that's why you're stuck with this! Just imagine that it's a lovely lime green, less dull than it looks in the photo! I also ended up heat embossing the floral flourishes on the real thing which I didn't do on this prototype.
Now, the next batch of photographs are from the wedding day and were not taken by me. I would love to give credit to the photographer, if only I knew his name! If I manage to obtain that information then I promise to come back and edit this post to give credit where credit's due!
All of the table names were names of coffees as my friend is a MASSIVE coffee addict!! There was also a slight Art Deco theme running throughout - the font on the invitations and the font used for the rest of the stationery...
Yes, I did HAND WRITE all of the place names! I quite enjoyed it actually as it's rare that I get to use my calligraphy for anything these days :) The lines were drawn freehand too to break up the perfect straight lines and to add the 'handmade' feel to them.
I like to be a little bit unconventional...instead of 'easel' style place names, they were more like little cards :)
Now then...this was the best part of the whole thing for me. When my friend went to the cake decorator/baker (whatever the proper name for the amazing cake making people is...I don'y know!) she took the invitations with her and the cake was made BASED ON MY INVITATIONS!! Yep, super humbled at this point, especially when I saw the cake!! She even put the little blue and white rhinestones in the same place ;)
|On the left is the post box I made for all the cards to go in|
This is probably one of my favourite photo's of the marquee - how pretty did that look!!?...
I was so proud to have been able to do this for my friend on her special day and bless the Groom, he even thanked me in his speech ;)
So there you go...I've finally done it, it's posted!!!
Thank you for reading my ramblings and checking out my proudest crafting moment to date...I'm hoping there will be many more to come! ;)
Hope to see you soon ;)