DIY DIY DIY
- Last updated on October 3, 2009 at 5:07 pm
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Since the wedding is in November, and I just plain like to knit, I decided to knit a shawl to go with my wedding dress to keep me warm. This is actually the second shawl I knit for my wedding! My first one, Ishbel, came out a little too small, so when I saw how beautiful Pax*knits's Purity came out for her friend’s wedding, I knew I had to make one for myself. I left off the second edging from the pattern.
Pattern: Purity from Rowan 43
Yarn: 2 balls Kidsilk Haze in Cream
Needles: US 9
I also knit my garter. It's knit from the same yarn I used for my shawl. Since it's a teensy bit on the itchy side for my thigh, I may only wear it right before the garter toss. The pattern came from here.
My fiance is so wonderful! He took it all upon himself to build our cake stand, from concept to product! He used 2 16 in styrofoam wreaths as the base, glued them together, draped satin over, and pinned silk flowers and lace all around. It turned out so awesome!
And we he was done, he used our cat Skuz to help weight test it:
Since we have so many guests, it just wasn't practical for us to do escort cards. Instead, I designed a 20"x16" seating chart. We're gonna get this printed out at FedEx/Kinkos and place it on an easel by the reception table.
Josh draws comics, so we thought it'd be neat if he did one for the wedding. On the insides of our reception program, there's a two page comic about the story of us! I designed the cover and layout.
We bought a photobox from The Container Store, cut a slot in the top, and modded it out with ribbons and silk flowers.
My MOH designed this one. They are accordion-folded. We got them printed at Kinkos, fitting two on one 11x17 doublesided 80 lb. paper. I'm really happy with how they came out! The backside has a quote from Josh: "That one time we were under the trees and the breeze blew around us like we were one person, we called it a perfect moment."
MOH also designed these. Each number has a custom design and will rest on an unfinished easel. These origami flowers will be tied around each easel.