Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I'm back...for good this time!

Exciting news in my world and sort of a catch up post. On my 29th b-day in 2008 my bf of 6 years at the time (its 7 now :) proposed to me! So I basically spent that year planning and making crafts/decorations for the wedding. We set it for July 2009. That year went by really fast and I really had no time to work on Mouse Ink, let alone make anything for it. We decided to go for a medieval theme since I think that is what I have always dreamed my wedding would be like since I was a child. Thankfully my hubby was okay with that. It was a beautiful ceremony, the day turned out great (regardless of the wind!) and everyone had a blast.

I made everything from our invitations, reply cards, centerpieces, wedding favours (chain maille keychains in our wedding colours) with tags designed by me, a sheet for guests to fill out at the reception hall, card box, wedding programs (not your normal average everyday wedding program :) and many more things that I either made completely myself or helped my mom and sister make.

Anyways here are some highlights of my wedding crafts :) There are more things I would love to show but I can't find the pictures at the moment. Maybe later :)

This is a pic of me in the most perfect wedding dress ever! Mom made the shrug to go over my arms since my dress was strapless.

She also made the flower that was pinned onto the bible. This is what I carried down the aisle instead of flowers. This is my something borrowed since my sister also carried this down the aisle when she got married. Mom just took off her flowers and added mine. My father's photo is also attached to the flowers since he passed away when I was 4. I wanted him to be near me on this special day.

These are what our two little squires wore ( our ring bearers). They looked sooo cute in this. Mom is the one that put these together and I stenciled the crosses on with gold paint.

These were for the men at arms (groomsmen). Mom also made these and I stenciled the crosses on in gold. I tell you I did that the week of the wedding and I was so nervous because I didn't want to mess it up! They turned out amazing though!

This is the faux cake I made. Basically three boxes with the typical castle top hot glued to it and covered with paper mache and painted grey. The ivy and flowers just rest in the areas around the layers. We also found the most PERFECT cake topper, you guessed it! A bride and groom mice! I never thought I would ever find something like that. I was convinced that I was going to have to make the cake topper as well. I am the mouse so it was perfect!

The card box that I also put together with cardboard, paper mache and grey paint. I think it turned out awesome. I just have no idea what to do with it now! Its soo big! Also my brother made a stand for his armor. The knight looked awesome standing guard of the card/present table.

Now that the wedding is over I can finally concentrate once again on my business. :)

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