a wonderful wedding

Over Easter we were privileged to witness and celebrate our friend’s wedding. The bride of Vietnamese heritage, the first celebration was the traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony. It was a lovely day, filled with colour and tradition.tea ceremony

A civil ceremony and gorgeous lunch overlooking one of the best harbour’s in the world followed the day after.

I would like to share the craft aspects from the wedding. Following the bridal high tea,the bride asked if we could replicate the place cards for the wedding. I modified the paper flower, and instead of using old novel pages, we cut pearlescent Champagne coloured paper with a water lily die cut. We secured the flower with a pearl pin to the cork. And tied the cork trio with matching ribbon.


placecards close up

Although quilling is an old craft, I am enjoying seeing such modern takes on this craft. I wanted to created a classic, elegant wedding card. I choose 3 colours, and created some shapes. I then played around with position and came up with a freeform design. I added some copper coloured pen highlights and some hand-stitching. Looking through my ribbons I found the perfect match. Wire edged variegated ribbon in the similar hues. I stuck the ribbon with double sided tape and add the date and ‘Mr and Mrs’ with a copper coloured pen. I added a red brick insert and wrote my message with a white gel pen.


card close up

All quilling cards deserve protection – so I created a box for the card and gift wrapped it. I knew there was going to be a travel theme woven into the wedding so I wrapped the box with some atlas pages.


The wedding had a number of Pinterest inspired wedding ideas.

A white platter was used as a guest book.

world map

A red vintage luggage suitcase, served as a travel and wishing well.

vintage suitcase

Guests were welcomed to provide travel suggestions to the newly married couple. Destinations were written on tags, tags placed in the travel well and destinations pinned on the world map.

wishing well

And home made [by the bride] gourmet rocky road were our take home treats. White chocolate, marshmallows, coconut, cranberries, puffed rice, pistachio nuts and edible rose buds and petals.



10 thoughts on “a wonderful wedding

  1. Wow! What an amazing wedding. I love all of the wonderful “craftiness” involved in it. It makes it so special, when items, like the take home and decorations are made by the bride, family and friends.

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