This June, we made our yearly trip east along I-40 (A drive I could almost make with my eyes closed) to visit my family in North Carolina. This year we were celebrating a very special event. A wedding!
My niece, Elizabeth, married the love of her life, Josh. It was such a sweet wedding held at their home church. I’m sharing the wedding crafts first but you’ll be seeing more of this beautiful wedding in the next few posts.
Libby’s desire was to have a beautiful yet simple wedding. Nothing elaborate or over the top. She wanted to use hand made, vintage and sentimental items during the ceremony and reception.
My Mom commissioned a Personalized Wood Art piece for the new couple. Typically on these pieces I paint just the last name. Since Dean is a much shorter name we chose to paint “House of Dean”. I was very tickled with how it turned out. Libby and Josh are using this artwork in their new home but during the reception it was placed near the Bride & Groom’s table. (Special story about this table and the Couple’s Corner coming soon.)
A few weeks ago I shared the story behind this piece, scripture art from the Song of Soloman. Libby and Josh are using this piece in their new home as well but during the wedding it was placed near the reception entrance.
Burlap Pew Bows
Libby fell in love with the idea of simple burlap bows to mark the family pews during the ceremony.
While making the pew bows I wanted to add a little something. Maybe lace? I asked my Mom what she might have on hand. She pulls out this gorgeous hand made, vintage tatting made by her sister-in-law’s mother. (Did you follow that? My Mom’s brother’s wife’s mother made the lace.) It’s very subtle but I love it!
After tying the bows to the pews with jute and securing them with a couple of glue dots we finished the look by tucking Gypsophila into each bow.
Handmade Boutonnieres, Corsages and Bridesmaid Bouquets
My daughter, Kaleigh, made all the flowers you see above. Each bloom was made by cutting circles out of polyester fabric, burning the edges and them fashioning them into boutonnieres, corsages and bouquets. No two are alike. As you can image, this was a time consuming process but worth it.
During our January trip to help Libby get started on the wedding the girls worked together to make these adorable chipboard pennants.
These pennants were hung in several places through out the ceremony and reception.
Mr & Mrs Pennant
They loved the look of the soft scrapbook letters but later realized we should have probably used a stronger color to show up better. But we still love the way these turned out.
Instagram Picture Line
Libby made a Picture “Clothesline” of all her Instagram dating and engagement pics.
Wedding Photographs by Cali Lowdermilk
I’ll be sharing more of this beautiful wedding in the next few posts.
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