Thursday, 17 October 2013

Handmade Wedding Menu

This was a little quick project using the same designs as the table names paintings.
1) Get a printed copy of your menu from your caterer/ venue
2) Handwrite it out with pen and ink! (you can find these in most art shops..)
3) Scan in, and use photoshop to tidy, making sure to make two columns to allow for the central fold.
4) Use a background of the venue/ favourite places/ personalised designs as the background
5) Get printed onto some stiff, A4 textured card, fold,  pop on your tables and bob's your uncle!!

Here are a few images showing how it developed and the final result! The menus in situ..

Thursday, 10 October 2013

A handmade sweetie table

Another part of the wedding I really enjoyed putting together...
Aside from more personalised bunting, I had another stamper made for the little sweetie bags which people used to take home their bag of treats! Total hit with guests of all ages might I add!

 Tom and I on the cash and carry sweetie run!! Yum yum!
The design for the stamper:

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Handmade Table Plan

This was a little bit of a last minute jobby using what I had to hand to make it! The base is a piece of lovely dove grey mount board. The designs behind the names were scans of the table names with individuals names' typed on top and then printed.

The little bunting design was made from white paper and twine - very simple indeed!

A close up of one of the name ovals..

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Handmade Hessian Table Runners

One more project for the wedding - and although very time consuming, the effort was definitely worth it!


I went to London's Goldhawk Road fabric shops to get my hessian really cheap. I carried mine home on the bus but I'd probably recommend roping in a friend if you buy metres and metres of the stuff!!

The roll measured approx 1.6 m wide so I measured and cut into 4 very long (be neat!!!) pieces.

I hand folded and hemmed the edges by about 1cm on each edge to stop fraying an give a bit of a neater look then whizzed them through the sewing machine for hours and hours till it basically broke!
My glamorous assistant Felicity!

The sweat and the tears in the making
Laying out the runners in the marquee the day before the wedding!

 And the final results in situ!