Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Wedding Crafts

As I mentioned in my last post, for anyone who was listening, I was working on some things for the wedding over the weekend.  There is so much to be done that sometimes I don't know where to begin but sometimes it is just best to get started, so that is what I did.  All along I have been trying to be organized and I have thought somewhere in the back of my somewhat twisted mind, that I have been keeping up with things but, that has just not been the case.  What I have been doing in all realilty is hunting and gathering.  And as we know, that is a mans' job!  Women are the doers', so it is well past time for me to begin doing!
First up, we wanted to go with something that had a little more meaning for the rings than a simple pillow.  At first, we had given thought to using my wedding dress to create a pillow from, but it still brought us to a pillow.  We wanted something a little more from the heart, something more spiritual, and what is more spiritual than the Bible.  My darling Bella is named after my husbands' mother who passed before Bella's birth and Mr. Wonderful is in possention of her Bible.  It seemed meant to be, so I tied a little white ribbon around that old, worn Bible and that is what the ring bearer will carry down the aisle.
Inside, Mr. Wonderful's Mom has written her name, and some other inscriptions, it is special to him and it will be special to Michelle. 
Next up, a frame that I recovered from a yard sale.  It was in a bin for $1.00 and it was gold and green, broken, scratched and a mess.  A little elbow grease, a wire brush, and some silver leaf, then a thank you letter typed up and inserted into the frame and this is the end result:

(You can click on the picture to see a larger view.)
I am pleased with the results.  I plan to put it on the table with the guest book.
Finally, I have been working on a family tree family tree for the bride and groom.  Wedding pictures of the families of both the bride and the groom's families to the grandparents.  I copied pictures of each couple and then put them in frames that I purchased at the dollar store and painted with gold and silver leaf.  I then added white ribbon, again purchased from the dollar store and they were ready to add to my tree.  The tree I found after Christmas deeply discounted at a Hallmark store.  I spray painted it first with a nickle colored spray paint and then with silver glitter spray paint to give it a little shine.  (It was brown and white.)  I added gems and will add more and white lights too.  Here is how it looks so far:
It is difficult to tell from the picture, but it is looking good!  It catches the light and shines, but not too much. 
I've also gotten ribbon tied to little bottles of bubbles for the end of the ceremony.  That has been a tedious job. 
I also need to do the escort cards, the seating charts, plaques for the bride and groom's chairs and the table numbers.  That might be it.  Until something else comes up.  Ha!
Please let me know if I'm forgetting anything!  I can use all the help I can get at this stage, my mind is all over the place. 
By the way, did you all know that today is Valentine's Day?  Hope you made it a nice one for you and your sweetheart!


  1. am really touched by the use of the Bible.


  2. Hi Karen!
    You entered the giveaway on my blog, but I noticed you are not a blog follower. Please become a follower of my blog and I will enter you in the giveaway! Thanks!