Sunday 30 October 2011

The Wedding of Awesomeness: Part Four

Two big reasons behind the handmade nature of our wedding were the desire to express ourselves precisely, and having a small budget. The table decorations we pulled together show both of these:

I spy nautical stars again

The flowers, as you know, were handmade from paper. The vase was a coffee tin covered with punchinella (look out very soon for a video tutorial on using punchinella); the candle holder was a jar that once held gherkins. I designed the labels on the jar and candle myself.

We kept it simple and understated - just us. No frilly froofiness, no swan-shaped napkins, no bows on backs of chairs. There were a couple of other things that formed the table centrepieces - a quiz, again completely designed by me to look like a old diner menu, and the evening programme:
I totally love that microphone image
Once again those beautiful swallows made an appearance. I am planning something else for these swallows, something that I hope will happen this year.... to be continued....


  1. Gorgeous and perfect art, Cheryl!! I LOVE simple wedding too, because I believe it's more satisfying :) I'm sure yours is :)

  2. What a great idea to cover the coffee tins with punchinella! The tables looked great, it all worked together beautifully.

  3. Looks fantastic! LOOOVE the program design! Now bows on the chair backs- I wish you were my friend back in 2008- you would have steered me in the right direction. ;)

  4. I think it's wonderful to express your own style, especially on yr wedding day. Three cheers !!

  5. beautiful touches Cheryl - but I want to see more photos of you!!!