This is an ice cream cone pin I made- I made a whole group of them to bring up to Toronto for Bloorcourt- which was great by the way! These are so satisfying to make- just the tiniest bit of embroidery and embellishment, with painted images and scenes- more of these later.
Here are more images from Kate and David's January wedding. Most are by their photographer Michael Hanlon, unless otherwise noted. This is another shot of the cake table. Kate made a dozen or so little cake plates from vintage dishes and glasses. I think you can find tutorials for this in the archives of both Readymade and Design Sponge.
This is my photo of Kate's invitation. This was made and essembled in about 2 weeks. We both thought it would be nice to have them hand printed, but worried about the turnaround time with letterpress or silk screening. We came up with having a huge stamp made by my friends over at CH Morse. It was the best alternative because in person, the hand printing is quite nice, almost a bit of a watercolor effect. The design was assembled in photoshop with a chosen font and some hand drawn squiggles and lettering I scanned.
The pretty ribbon is from Tinsel Trading Co. in New York. We made the flowers from beads I happened to have and vintage millinery flowers.
Kate made all the boutineres from vintage flowers.
We made a little satin ring pillow to go inside a jewelry case that belonged to Kate's grandmother. It's displayed here on the centerpiece made by David's sister,Beth.
The long main table
We made some drink menus for the bar (this photo is mine) using the table cloth I mentioned last post.
And place cards designed by Kate. This was such a wonderful wedding to work on, not only because Kate is such a great friend, but because almost everything was handmade! Personal touches make for the best weddings and this one was full of art and music by friends and local food and drinks.
My very good friend Kate got married in January. If you can believe it, her wedding was put together in about 8 weeks! Kate and I worked together on just about everything. Here are some images by her photographer Michael Hanlon.
Kate gave me remnants from her dress and veil which I sewed into these garlands. One thing I can now check off my "to do" list on Pinterest! Kate is very into recycling, so this was such a fun way to make the most of all her pretty leftovers.
Kate found a beautiful vintage tablecloth at a consignment store, so we cut it up and used it in almost everything. The flags on this garland were cut from it, the flowers are silk- I hand sewed them and embroidered little gold beads from Africa in the centers. The flowing ribbons are a combination of vintage and new pieces, some from Tinsel Trading Co. in NYC. David (the groom) had his talented sister Beth make the lovely bird centerpiece.
This closeup is my photo
Kate made the most delicious peach and basil jam. We cut up the tablecloth into squares for each lid, wrapped peach ribbon around the tops and hand stamped and cut little tags for each favor.
The flowers were from the Topiary in Pittsford- lots of pretty little arrangements in sepia colored bottles and antique glass cups. We hand printed all the table numbers on vintage Japanese fabric (circa WWII), then framed them in old wooden frames we painted gold.
Another "check" from my to do on Pinterest- the cake topper. Kate's cake was two tiers, so we decided it would be best to make a third teir as a topper. I made it without seeing her cake, so I think in the future I would go and match colors with the bakery. I wasn't anticipating that the cake would be more antiqued looking than the topper, but it still was pretty. The cake was from Cheesy Eddies'.
Beautiful, beautiful people.
I did Kate's invite too and some more details, so I'll post some photos of that next.