In my final recap post (sniff! sniff!) I wanted to highlight some of the DIY projects we did for the wedding and give you some basic instructions on how I made them all. Crafting projects can be daunting and a little overwhelming at times, but I am so glad we powered through and got most of our original projects finished for the wedding. I believe it made it that much more personal to us and our guests. It was also hella fun having crafting parties with our bridesmates and random wedding folk!
The Ring Book
The front of the Ring Book
We wanted something our ring bearer could carry that was large enough to actually carry (and not just hold). It also needed to have some kind of thing that detached so the rings could be passed around for our guests to bless the rings during the ceremony. In the end, I bought a cardboard book from the craft store Micheal’s, some scrapbook paper and pulled out my handy-dandy modge-podge glue. Voila! In about two hours time, I had our ring book. For the detachable part, I cut some styrofoam and covered it in leftover fabric. Then I modge-podged a tinier box (with a tinier section of fabric covered styrofoam inside of it) for the rings themselves!
*pokes head around corner*
*timid steps into the blogosphere*
Remember me? Sorry I dropped off the face of the earth for a little bit! I sort of fractured my tailbone and ended up on all sorts of crazy medications, missed work for a week and then had a terrible reaction to the steroids they put me on. It has been an unpleasant month. But I’m back! And not only am I back, I am back with pretty pictures!
Most of the typical wedding traditions were accomplished with much bravado! We only had one thing left to do– the bouquet toss. Now, I know some folks think the bouquet toss is a little antiquated. Some people think watching women fight over a bouquet in order to secure their marital status is weird. We do too. No, honest! However, we do enjoy watching people grapple with each over in a knock-down drag out for an inanimate object. So, we upped the ante…
Not just single ladies were invited to participate in our bouquet throw. We wanted anyone and everyone who wanted a piece of the action. And we told the crowd the whoever caught each of our bouquets would win a very nice bottle of champagne.
1. Amazing day full of love, happiness and support (Check)
2. Get Married!! (Check)
3. Eat amazing food and have some cake (Check)
4. Get the sword.
Oh yes, I said sword.
Why a sword? Well, when cutting a Croquembouche (also known as a French wedding cake) it is tradition to cut it with a sword. Well, cut isn’t exactly the right term. You have to slice it with a sword. Which is exactly what we did.