Monday, 10 June 2013

DIY Wedding 2010: Part 3

There are just sooo many things I wish I had photos of, but I suppose the photos I DO have will have to do!

In the previous posts, Part 1 shows our planning beginnings, and Part 2 goes into reception decoration.
Part 3 will go into a little bit of the attire.


I like fascinators and fancy barrettes, so I thought I would try my hand at making something for my BM and my MOH. I started with some craft feathers, a couple of inexpensive clips, and some Value Village jewelry.



This is what I ended up with for my girls. I think it turned out pretty well!
Can I also add that my BMs were the absolute bestest too! I really couldn't have had a better day, and it has an awful lot to do with them.


and a mini veil for me too... which I ended up cutting down significantly in the end.
ya, I may be a little sun-burned in this photo - shut up! LOL


Then there was the challenge of what to do for the BMs instead of bouquets.
(As some of you know, I have a black thumb - so I didn't feel right about having flowers at the wedding - I felt like a fraud - A fraud, I tell you!)


The answer came when I was shoe shopping one day. I found these great yellow clutches. Certainly plain enough for the girls to use again, but it was exactly what I needed for that pop of colour.


For my outfit, I had only the finest jewelry... Bahahaha!
And these cool leather half gloves, which I also bought for each of my girls.


My dress came with a matching shawl, which I could never see myself actually wearing. So I made something I could possibly use.
First, I cut a section off that would be used as a tie.



I sewed both the large portion of the shall, and the tie. Then I had a drink. All sewing projects should be accompanied by some sort of alcohol.


I pinned  the large portion into folds to create ruffles.


 The tie was then pinned slightly offset so that the smaller section will serve as a collar.


Oh ya, then I added a fabric floret with the leftover fabric.
I never did wear this at my wedding, at least I have worn it though, which is more than it would have been as a shawl.

Stay tuned for Part 4 next Monday!


3 comments:

  1. OH MY GOD. I CAN'T EVEN LOOK AT YOU RIGHT NOW. I think I'm in love. You are straight up amazing. And you went with a dainty yellow dress? You did what I couldn't. I so wish I had a grey dress.

    I also made my bridesmaids hair accessories, and my own veil, very similar to yours, 20 minutes before the ceremony. Because I'm badass like that.

    Those gloves - so hot. I really wish I had attended your big day. Can't wait to see part 4. xx

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  2. Yeah, I'm married to her and I'm still flabbergasted that she accomplished so much. She's pretty amazing, and amazingly pretty too. :D

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  3. you blow me away!!!!! Your creativity is endless!!!

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