Hi you crafty bunch!
This is the final post showing the stuff I made for my Wedding!
I’ve put this in the Fashion category as I’m starting with the dress I made for our Legal Ceremony which was just and our immediate family (with the surprise Steampunk party ceremony the following day).
I made a corset top to the dress (the same way I made the corset top for my Steampunk oufit) with a shorter circle skirt and sash with a lace trim, and on this dress I did add straps (tho they still didn’t quite cover my bra straps!).
Also my shoes I did ‘upcycle’ to match. I bought them from a second-hand shop, added a purple faux leather strap and a cute Victorian looking black diamante buckle. Unfortunately I didn’t take any closer piccies of them tho!
And yes, he is squatting down in this photo, because he’s a 6ft 7 monster and he feels like he needs to always crouch next to “normal” sized people, rofl. Also my shoes hurt, so I changed into flip flops after the ceremony (and cocktails ahem).
Next up is my little fascinator hairpiece! I ended up wearing it clipped onto my dress for the legal ceremony as it kept sliding off my hair tho, but I did wear it the next day for the Steampunk party.
Here it is, along with the bracelet and earrings I also made for the big day[s]. I used buckram for the base, the same fabric as my Steampunk wedding dress, peacock feathers and a lovely brooch that I got at a second-hand market, and cleaned up and replaced the gems on.
Next up is a bunch of bottles that I decorated with puffy paint and spray painted with copper spray paint, and we used them for decoration at the Steampunk party for Sunflowers (my fave flowers) and candles! My in-laws own a scrap metal company, and managed to get some copper pipes and such to make some more candle holders for the tables
Chocolate gears and cogs, [badly] sprayed with edible metallic spray. And black lace candle votives, I had to use fake candles in them though, as in the “testing phase” of these (lol) I tried a normal candle and the lace melted!!
I did also make 4 varieties of tarts instead of having a wedding cake (and my renowned cheese straws!), treacle, salted caramel, chocolate and lemon and had them on a tiered display (decorated by my Mum, and with 2 little fimo Steampunk bride and groom dragons that my friend made). Buuuuuut I didn’t think to get a picture, so this is the only one I have that has them in, just about, on the left hand side!!
Next up! I took a blank letter holder drawer thing I think I got on ebay, painted and decoupaged it, and added a little Steampunky octopus. I used it on the day to hold a bunch of movie/tv/music postcards and pens so that people could write us little messages (like a Wedding guest book)!
And finally (I think!). I put together little “hangover kits” for our guests to take away with them for the next morning Coffee sachet, plasters, ibuprofen, energy boost sachet, a mint, a fresh wipe, and ‘hair of the dog’ (lemon schnapps in the pink ones, rum in the blue ones)
Oh and I also made a little purple wedding garter as is tradition, but you’re not seeing that
And I think that’s all of it!!!
If you made it to the end, well done, and I hope you like it all!!