Monday, 22 August 2011

D.I.Y. Wedding

Wow, so long since I blogged it's scary. However I can sit here before heading back to work tomorrow knowing that it's over. Wedding, done. Honeymoon, done. Clear up, done! It feels so great for things to go back to normal. Best of all I can take up all things I love to do without feeling guilty about not completing wedding jobs. Such a relief. Know why people say you only do it once now ;)

So since life is fresh and normal, HELLO HANDMADE MONDAY. Feels so good to say that.

As you can guess, having arrived back in lovely England at 12am this morning, I have no nice new makes for you. So I thought I would share a handful of photos from my handmade wedding instead. Most of you will have seen the pics of the invites, the cakes boxes and wreaths, so here are some photos of how it all came together (or didn't in some cases as I ran out of time - you know how it goes). The most important thing is everyone had a good day... or so I am told. I admit there may have been nor breakfast consumed, and some drinking taking place...ho-hum...

So lets do the before and after.

Before (remember this back garden?):

And now... the finished product. It never ended up the way I wanted due to a number of issues we faced on the week leading up. Everything from one of the wedding cars breaking down, the cake nearly going down the drain (literally), people cancelling, my dress getting damaged after my mother decided to take it to a dry cleaners to get the creases out. However, we got something together and it did the job just fine.

A friend of mine took photos of the cake so I am yet to see a good photo, but here is one my sister took. I am looking forward to seeing a better photo of this, but you get the idea here. By the way, all you cake makers - how you do it I will never know. I bow down to your expertise.

The working wedding car (one out of the should have been two):

Then the most important piece of the day...

Okay... maybe the most important was the champagne we had for our journey home...

I will share some more photos as and when I get them - as well as some holiday snaps. In the mean time I am going to join in with the Handmade Monday crowd and see what I have been missing! Please join in by visiting 1st Unique Gifts.


  1. Oh my goodness how fab, love the little dragons on the cake, love the colours too. New to handmade Monday so first time I have seen this, I love it. Must dig out my own wedding pics sometime, mine were not traditional either, I married in a chocoalte velvet dress and had a cake made with our five dogs we had at the time on it.


  2. Sounds as though you've had a really busy time! Love the photos.

  3. I must admit I really enjoyed seeing those pics, much more special than any individual makes would have been! It all looks fab and like it all came together beautifully. Congrats and best wishes, btw!! xx

  4. Congratulations to you both... have been wondering how it all went after all the hard work you put it. You did a great job on the garden... mine is currently a nightmare... next door neighbour is currently reconcreting his... so I cannot get out there properly :(

    I love the wedding cake and demand that we get to see your dress... please?

  5. I will post some pics with dress for you Ros!

    I have spent some time today going through memory cards and phones, contacting other wedding goers hoping to get some more nice pics together. It's the only problem of not hiring a professional photographer. But they will be collected.

  6. Congratulations, I love the car, the dragons, the cake, everything. It looks like you all had a great time. I'm sure you will soon have lots of great pics to put in an album. Well done on all your hard work.

    Jan x

  7. Congratulations to both of you. Everything looks great and being a follower of your blog for a while I know how much hard work went into everything. I can't wait to see more pics especially of your dress.

  8. Exactly how a wedding should be done!! Shame about the hassle but its the marriage that matters not the broken down car. Congratulations and good work! It all looks so worth it.


    PS. Found you on handmade monday! I believe all events should be handmade to make it personal.

  9. Oh, it looks wonderful! I am so proud of you for handmaking it! Missed you, but glad it came off and you had a good time. I think you need some mango sherbet and a little wine and then put your feet up! :)

  10. Congratulations! You transformed the garden beautifully :)

  11. Congratulations to you both. Just love your cake and the dodge is a fab car. Hugs Mrs A.

  12. How nice to see your photos! I got married earlier in the year and definitely can sympathise with being able to do other stuff now and not feel guilty about not doing wedding jobs! Welcome back to the crafty world!

  13. I have been thinking about you so it is wonderful to see the photos. Congratulations and see you back here soon.

  14. Conhratulations, and well done on the handmade weding :)

  15. What an awesome wedding, love everything about it from the dragons on the cake to the gorgeous colours you used and all the handmade items- you have really made your wedding day your own.
    If I should ever get married I want a wedding just like yours.