Archives for the month of: August, 2014

We’ve reached the home stretch! Decorations are made, favors packaged, thank-you notes written (to date), and vendors confirmed. My two last sewing projects are complete and awaiting their purpose in the next few days!

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I used a comb my mother passed to me years ago – not particularly sentimental but sweetly vintage and perfect for this purpose. Initially I edged the tulle in a shimmery bead trim, but the effect was off-putting. Scrounging for what I had on hand, I found a spool of thin, baby blue satin ribbon, and thankfully I had enough for the entire veil! After machine stitching the ribbon and trimming the excess seam allowance, I loosely gathered the tulle and hand-sewed it to the comb. In person, the color is subtle, but it’s the ideal “something blue” I was lacking anyway!

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Speaking of color, I had a last-minute inspiration to make a flock of bright birdies! I started with the Spool Bird pattern as inspiration and freehanded a miniature version. These will be part of gift bags my mother and I are assembling for wedding guests staying at the lodge. The remainder will find homes among table decor and fabric flowers and eventually back to me (yay!) – they turned out so sweet that I just want to keep them!

Four more days til I change my last name! So excited – can hardly wait!

I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! Maybe one more teeny bit of sewing remains for the wedding – and I’m right on schedule, only 14 days to go!

I was not expecting it would be so hard to find suspenders for the ring “bear”! Of course, the only option was to make them. Thankfully, I found a tutorial that was quite helpful! Then came time to decide the color. Little Man wanted blue, and his mama wanted red. So I made a pair of each, sourcing fabric from the Stitcher’s Garden, the legendary hoard of hundreds of bolts tucked into a strip mall in Franklin.

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If you look close you’ll notice those aren’t proper sliders. I remembered bow tie sliders being hard to source, so it ought to have been no surprise that their suspenders-sized cousins were equally elusive. However, I think they’ll do just fine!

As all our groomsmen are in suspenders, I thought to put a clip back on their boutonnieres.

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The other corsages and boutonnieres have pin backs. I had so much fun sorting them out! Two weeks to go and they will be pinned on our honored family and friends!

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I just love how they all came together! Bright and sweet and cheerful! And Momma, if you’re reading this, you can guess which might be yours!

Can’t wait to celebrate with everyone soon!