As our wedding day draws ever closer I thought I would start sharing the things that I am currently making for our special day. In a series of blog posts over the next few months (4 to be exact – eek!) I’ll be sharing the preparation for our homemade wedding day.
When we 1st started to plan our wedding we were so overwhelmed with the plethora of choice.. if you’ve planned a wedding recently you will know what I’m talking about. We visited some beautiful places to get married, breathtaking in fact. The only problem was they were either extremely expensive or the same as every other wedding. Don’t get me wrong here, I absolutely love the wedding themes at the moment but when we asked if we could change certain aspects, like having our own decoration, place settings or cake maker it was an resounding No. With that in mind we took it upon ourselves to do everything the Me and Mr P way.. We have booked our ceremony and venue separately so we can decorate and plan everything just the way we like. BIG job but we have thoroughly enjoyed being in control of the most special day of our lives.
In this post its all about the Bunting! What wedding doesn’t have bunting?! This is the very 1st thing that I started on as we need a vast amount of it. I have my Mum on the bunting bandwagon too, she used to crochet when she was younger so has some crochet knowledge under her belt. Phew!
All of my bunting is made with Stylecraft Special DK in White, Cream and Soft Peach and a 4mm hook.
We have booked a very quaint little Village Hall for our reception and I would like to decorate around and outside with this Granny Triangle Bunting. They are made in the very same way as traditional granny square’s you just omit one corner when you begin so the square becomes a triangle! Lucy over at Attic 24 has a great free pattern.
To adorn the tables I went with this Solid Granny Bunting. Pattern from here. I love the lacy look of these and I decided to add some whimsical mini tassels to the bottom.
You can add these mini tassels to almost anything. If you want to make some of your own here’s a quick picture tutorial
- Wrap yarn around 4 fingers 8 times and cut from the skein.
- Tie yarn at the top centre
- Tie yarn around the top
I have also crocheted the letters for our card station. The alphabet letters are a free pattern from Moogly. They still need a bit of blocking and tidying up but I’m super happy with how they have turned out.
Well that’s me all buntinged (not a word) out! In the next few months I’ll be posting more about our decorations, button holes, cake toppers and finally my bouquet. I’ll be saving my bouquet for after the big day but I may just give you a lil’ sneak peak 😉