Ten months ago, I married the most wonderful man I could ever have! And while I have to agree that wedding prep is super exciting and is so much fun, I must also admit that it takes a bit of time, has a lot of work involved and can be hefty on your wallet.
And so, I made a decision to make most of our wedding stuff handmade.
It wasn’t the easiest route, but all the details, the personalized ambiance and the emotional connection that you and your guests will feel before, during and years after the wedding ceremony is over; that is priceless!
My model-material bridesmaid in her Element.
As a countdown to May 4th,2013 I am going to devote this blogpost to share our small, simple Seaside themed-Wedding.
My hope is to inspire all women and all bride-to-bes when their special day comes as well as to convince everyone that it is possible to maximize your small budget and not compromise the quality of your wedding day. (=
Okay, let’s get started. One of the favorite wedding projects I have done is our headpieces.
This is not as hard as you might think. The trick is to have a solid vision of what you want, how you want it to look and where to get your materials.
Grapevine wreath (available at craft stores like Michael’s)
a variety of seashells
Mini plastic pearl beads/ garland
hot glue gun
1.Measure the head circumference of your bridesmaids, flower girls by putting the grapevine 2 or 3x around their heads.
2. Sketch a picture of how you want all your shells/ ribbons/ starfishes to be laid out. In here, the secret is to be creative. You want your pieces to look just right. Not lopsided or over the top. Balance is key.
3. Using the hot glue, secure all your pieces together, holding it firmly after about 30 seconds.
4. Glue one end of the pearl garland at the front right. Coil twice and secure with a dab of glue gun.
5. Repeat Step 4 twice until you have a cascading pearl garland on both sides and at the back of the grapevine wreath.
6. Try it with your girls and adjust the wreath if necessary.
7. Store in such a way that it won’t get squished. In my case, I placed it in a ginormous green cookie jar. (=
They look like sea nymphs!
Side view of the cascading pearls at the back.
Aren’t they lovely?! (=