As some of you might have noticed, I was absent for the past one and a half weeks. I had gone back to my hometown of Dresden, Germany, to attend my best friend’s eve-of-wedding-party (which was actually the week before the wedding) and the actual wedding. Being the maid-of-honor had me responsible for a few things and even though not all my prep worked out smoothly, everything was peachy in the the end.
I had to design and print the menus and the name cards and then cut and score them. Thankfully, being the crafter I am, having a scoreboard and paper cutter made this easy. But I couldn’t assemble everything back home but had to do that in Dresden while staying with my parents.
Disclaimer: please excuse the image quality, I only had my iPhone with me and not my “real” camera.
|A few of the menus and name cards I made, and also the wonderful cookies made by Louise from The Cookie Studio|
I die cut a whole flock of vellum butterflies with the Clearly Besotted Stamps dies, but somehow, about forty of them just flew away into the wild and suddenly I was left with 6 name cards and all menus and no butterflies. A quick visit to the local craft store, one butterfly punch and a sheet of vellum later and the problem was solved. Of course, then I had to adhere one gem per name card, a total of 70, and three per menu (3×16). Needless to say, that took me three glasses of wine.
|Close up of the name cards for the tables at the wedding. The butterflies were cut from vellum using Clearly Besotted dies, then slightly folded and glued to the cards. Each gem was individually attached later.|
But that wasn’t even the best surprise. Via Instagram, I had found Louise (@loompiie) who makes adorable cookies! In a spur of the moment decision, I contacted her and asked if she could bake me 70 cookies, hand-decorate them in the colors I needed, and deliver them to Germany (she lives in the Netherlands) within a week. Needless to say, I am totally recommending her. Check out her website: The Cookie Studio.
|The perfect cookies for the perfect occasion.|
|I was sorely tempted to eat them while packing them into the organza bags. Had to exercise a lot of self-control to make sure the cookies made it to the wedding.|
Louise was incredible; despite having a regular job, she did all of that within three days, mailed my cookies on a Thursday and they arrived in Dresden on Saturday. She also included two packs of thin organza bags into which I put the cookies. Each guest at the wedding got the one cookie and even though some tried to keep them as a souvenir, they were way too tasty and by the end of the evening, more than one person had asked where I had gotten the cookies from and if there were more 😉
|Super cute hand made bag with lots of goodies spilling out – thank you, Louise!|
To my surprise, Louise also included something else in my package: a handmade bag with my name on it! It’s super cute, and perfect for transporting a small stash of crafting supplies when visiting fellow crafters or travelling. I totally didn’t expect that and my mom, who also does a lot of needle work in her spare time, was very appreciative of the bag (good thing it had my name on it, otherwise she might have claimed it 😉 ).
|All this came extra in the package: a wonderful card using Lawn Fawn, and a hand made bag with my name on it!|
As for the wedding: it was awesome. The groom’s brother and I were the witnesses, we had some games organized to entertain the wedding party and the couple, and the weather was fantastic. I was super happy that the day turned out perfect and my best friend had a wedding that surely is memorable in every positive way.
|The table setting with the cookies placed in front of each guest.|
|Close up of the cookies.|
I also caught the bridal bouquet – well, strictly speaking my arms were glued to my sides, but when my best friend managed to smash the bouquet into my décolleté, I didn’t have a lot of choice. Let’s see what happens next 😉
Ending this post with a picture of the happy couple. Tomorrow my regular card posts will resume 🙂