A big theme of decoration at the reception was bunting I'm unhealthily obsessed with bunting it's brill. My awesome Mum made tones of it in specially picked fabrics to match with our colours, one of which was a great mint green with bees on it which tied in with the bridesmaids gifts. There was enough to go all the way around the edge of the inside of the marquee about 200 foot of it.
There was also a mini version made in matching fabrics to adorn some shelves in the entrance hall on which we created a display of black and white wedding photos of of family and friends some of which dated back about 100 years. This string of bunting has now found a home on our favorite bookcase a constant reminder of a wonderful day.
We also managed to get some of the fabric used inside as matching oil cloth fabric this was cut with pinking shears to make abit of quick and simple bunting to adorn the garden outside and carry on our theme. Our guests spent lots of time in the lovely garden chatting, playing games and enjoying the sunshine.
I also made a couple of card strings of bunting, its not very clear on this photo but it had the die cut letters MR & MRS RODDIE in the mint green and grey of our colour scheme. This hung across the enormous fireplace in the entrance hall.
The last string of bunting I made also using die cut letters was this saying just married I put it up in our room for when we returned home and then we took it with us on mini-moon to adorn our tent.
Another use I found for my letter dies was creating the cards sign for the basket thought it looked rather good placed in the entrance hall next to the table plan
Also decorating the marquee was these brill hanging paper decorations, I didn't make them my self but purchased them from a great party decoration company called ginger ray they did all come flat and need assembling which took quite a while but was fun.
Then my brother in law was in charge of getting them all strung from the ceiling with a little help from my niece.
The last handmade element was something quite small but played quite a role in the proceedings of the day. I made a dinky throwing bouquet which included crocheted flowers and leaves, wool pompoms buttons and felt hand stitched flowers to cover the underside.
And here's its big moment.
So that's our handmade wedding. So much fun to plan, make and celebrate the day with our family and friends.
I do plan to get back in to blogging more so check back soon to see what over crafty adventures I've been having.