DIY Wedding

Clever Monkey and I have been married for 6 whole months! To celebrate this wonderful news I’m going to do a whole post about my wedding. I’m sorry I know this is a bit naughty on a knitting blog but everybody I know in real life has heard enough about it.

We got married in mid October last year but it was so freakily hot it was like summer. We had a fairly small wedding (80 people – is that really small, it felt quite big at the time?) I’ll focus on the crafty side of the day to try and keep it somewhat appropriate.

This is my wedding dress, I made it! I hand embroidered lots of daisies on it with tiny diamante in the centres. It took me a long time and lots of experiments to decide on the design but I chose daisies in the end as my Mum had daisies on her wedding dress (which she made!) on her wedding day. I was very naughty as I had only started the embroidery in August which meant that there was less than two months to make up the actual dress. As you can imagine I got pretty frantic.

I made the wedding invitations but I don’t seem to have one left over to show you, obviously they were stunning!

Now we get to the real talent of the day, my Mum did all the flowers - church, bouquets, table decorations and button holes. Don’t they look amazing? I absolutely loved my bouquet, I took a picture home to show my Mum what I wanted and she managed to match it exactly. The roses are grand prix, the boys have Romance roses (I think that is what they were called); Romance roses have the most incredible scent.

My Mum also made the cake (baked it and iced it). Check it out, it matches my wedding dress.

We had the reception in the Royal Clarence in Exeter and I would definitely recommend it, the food was amazing, the room looked like something out of a dream and there is a great view of the cathedral.

It was the best day of my life, I didn’t get stressed at all (very unusual for me). It was just amazing to have all our friends and family together in one place. I am still probably the happiest wife in the world and I bet I always will be. I know - sickening isn’t it?

One more mention with regard to talent, my brother was the DJ and played some great music. He even played So Long, Farewell from the Sound of Music when Monkey and I left for the night!


dreamcatcher said...

Thanks for sharing, your dress is beautiful. You're the second person (and knit-blogger!) I know who has made their own dress :-) Looks like you had a wonderful day. It was a large wedding compared to ours, last July - just 4 of us!

Brahdelt said...

Oh, it's so nice to read that someone is actually happy and sure that this happiness will last forever - that's the way it should be! Happy people make my day! ^-^
You are talented, the dress looks great!

Anonymous said...

i showed ian, my husband, your blog since we're both making the same wrap sweater, then i scrolled down to show him your photo (while noting how you made your wedding dress). he thought you looked a bit like renee zellweger aka bridget jones. have you ever had blonde hair?