Its been a few weeks since the wedding but I’m finally getting round to posting up some pictures. It was an amazing day, so much fun and possiblyone of the only days it didn’t rain in June!
The tables all set ready for tea in the hall.
Paper boats and washi tape flags as place names.
Favours - little jars of homemade Rhubarb and Champagne Chutney, made by me and my mother in law with rhubarb from my own garden none the less! (A while ago I made some printable Rhubarb Chutney Labels which you can still download here)
My mum made all the flower arrangements for the church and the tables in the hall, they were all from her own garden or from friends near by and included sweet peas, honeysuckle and little daisies. On the tables they were arranged in golden syrup tins and ordinary tins which my sister had decorated with ribbons and lace trim.
We decorated the hall and a marquee (which was outside for milling about in before tea) with all the bunting and paper chains we made at the wedding making session back at the start of June. As well as making fabric bunting we also made bunting out of doilies cut in two and sewn on to bias binding or ribbon - I had seen some mexican paper cut bunting on line but it was sooo expensive so i decided to go for this version instead, and with doilies from the pound shop it worked out very reasonably indeed!
The cake was carrot cake made by my mother in law and it was absolutely delicious. In the background you can see a blackboard with the seating plan drawn out, the hall was once used as a school house and I just couldn’t resist writing on the blackboard!
Me, my sister and my sister in law. Me, my bridesmaids and my family travelled to the church in this 1940s charabanc bus. It was so much more fun that going in a normal wedding car and me and my dad got to sit in the back seat! My sister and I made the bouquets.
Smooching in front of the bus!
We also had this 1960s bus to transport everyone to the evening venue for dancing. Its a bit hard to see in this pic so I will try and find a better one somewhere!
This is where we all went dancing in the evening. It is an old lightship moored in Strangford Lough which is now a sailing club!
And finally a picture of the back of my head! My friend Sarah did my hair and my make up - she is one talented lady - both still looked good when I finally went to bed in the wee hours! (She also makes beautiful jewellery but she doesn’t have a website yet)
Anyway it was such a lovely day and although it was hard work making everything in the run up to it, it was so worth it! Thanks for reading!
One of my favourite things lately has been making all the different bits and pieces for the wedding - the dress, the favours and of course the decorations.
Over the Jubilee bank holiday I organised a making day at my house with crafty family members and friends. It was such a great day and we got so much made (so much more than if I’d been making by myself, many hands and all that) The chat, tea and cake (baked by my talented sister) made the day fly in and i could hardly believe how much stuff we ended up with. I don’t want to give too much away before the big day so i’ve only got a few shots at the moment but I’ll put up photos of the finished decorations once its all over!
working on many metres of bunting.
I really don’t know why I am pulling such a strange face in this one!
oodles of paper chains
Hard at work pining bunting together
My mum busy at the sewing machine
Yet more sewing - Carol and Tineke
More old paper creations
I look a bit manic in this picture, I don’t know why as it was a really lovely day and not stressful at all (although my sewing machine had given up the ghost by the end of all that bunting!)
Everybody seemed to enjoy it (or maybe they were just being polite because I made them lunch!) and we agreed that we’d try to get together again for another (non wedding related) making day very soon.