Showing posts with label wedding dress. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wedding dress. Show all posts

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

An Amazing Wedding Day!

Well all of you who saw last week's blog will know that my daughter got married last Saturday!

She's the nearest thing to Superwoman I know - in the middle of her finals as a dispensing optician she and her fiance started planning their day.  Hayley then decided she was going to make all the decorations herself and set about making miles and miles of bunting, painting branches cream, making heart shaped decorations for the said table centres, decorating and filling dozens of tiny buckets full of sweets and everything else she could think of to fulfill her sweet-themed dream which was to take place in the Orangery at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. 
There was also a table full of pick'n'mix with bags!

The handmade feel did not end there! Hayley's grandmother made the wedding cake (soaked in grandad's very best brandy!!) and we three decorated it with lovehearts and dolly mixtures and added Hayley's customised bride and groom to the top.

I also made their wedding rings.

The wedding ceremony took place in the main house in the galleried main hall which was a stunning setting.

I have to say that I have never seen such a chilled out couple on their wedding day - absolutely no nerves - just sheer joy at the fact that they were about to be married.  If anyone else is looking for a venue around Devon/Cornwall I would heartily recommend this one.

Hayley's dress was by Benjamin Roberts from and as you can see, she looked so beautiful and so did her bridesmaids.

As I said last week, my dress was provided made to measure by Dig For Victory Clothing from lovely vintage fabrics so here's a pic of my husband and I (I sound like the Queen!!) looking dressed to kill!

It was a wonderful day with my son and daughter-in-law (also one of the bridesmaids) singing and playing the first dance and probably the finest best man's speech I've ever heard.

Thank you for bearing with me during this lovely but crazy time - back to jewellery/collaborative blogs next week!


Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Wedding Fever!

I hope you will all forgive me this week for posting a completely different type of blog!

You see on Saturday 17th I will be the Mum of the Bride!  My only daughter is getting married at Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall, a beautiful country park overlooking Plymouth and the Sound.  I shall blog with pictures next week.

Our bedroom is now full of wedding dress, hooped petticoats and all associated finery! Our house is becoming increasingly mad (we only actually have one usable bedroom as the others are studios for me and hubby) as relatives move in tomorrow from various areas of the country and we yet have a lot of work to do in dressing the Orangery where the reception is to be held.

My dress was a real find from Dig For Victory and was made to measure in my choice of vintage fabrics from Eleanor's cupboard - I'm a real fan of fifties dresses.  I've also made myself a pretty butterfly necklace in matching aluminium.  I haven't made my daughter's wedding jewellery as she wanted something very particular, however, I have made their wedding rings.  My mum has made the wedding cake and my daughter has made most of the decorations herself, from miles of bunting to table centres.  You could say that it is a bit of a handmade wedding!!

Just to let you know that I shall soon be featuring another artist in a collaborative blog - particularly exciting for any brides to be out there!!

I look forward to sharing photos and memories of the day with you all next week - can't let any secrets out yet!!! Here's a quick peek at me with my daughter and soon to be son-in-law!