Sunday, 14 August 2011

A Cherry Cobbler Wedding!

I was at my cousin's wedding (which was held in a tithe barn in Gloucestershire) a couple of weeks ago and as well as being a guest I also made the place cards, table numbers and table plan using SU's Cherry Cobbler (don't you just love that name?!) card stock and ink as well as the Vintage Vogue stamp set.

Alex and her (then) fiancé (now husband!) had a basic idea of what they wanted as they really liked the engagement card I made for them (shown in this post here).  I made up several designs of the place cards, photographed them and them emailed them for Alex and Nev to choose from as we live 90 miles apart (ahhhh - the wonders of modern technology!).  Once the design for the place cards was agreed, I then carried the theme through to the table plan and table numbers.  We did have a few dramas of additional names and last minute drop outs in the last week, so I decided to leave it until the day before before I finally stuck the table layouts to the plan.  I was even prepared and had a few blank place cards made up in case there were any last minute changes in guest name(s) - and there was!

You can click on the photos to see more detail (I have blurred the names on purpose by the way!)

Cardstock: SU Whisper White, SU Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: SU Vintage Vogue
Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler

As you can see Alex loves red and this was a theme she carried throughout the wedding in different ways.  Here is a photo of the happy couple just after they signed the (fake) register (as you are not allowed to photograph the actual signing of the (real) register)!  As well as the gorgeous couple you can see the fab flowers - if you are interested more details can be found on the florist's blog.

Also, do look at the amazing wedding cake that my gifted aunt made (you should see the cakes she makes for Christmas each year as well as for any special family occasions!).  Both Alex & Nev LOVE, LOVE, LOVE chocolate so they had a wedding cake with a difference!  As a result my aunt told them they couldn't get married until school had broken up (she is a primary school teacher) as she would only be able to make the cake a couple of days before the actual wedding.  The cake had 3 different layers - chocolate fruit cake, carrot cake, and chocolate sponge cake - all covered in chocolate.  As well as the chocolate roses decorating the cake, there were also chocolate horses (for Alex) and chocolate cars (for Nev).

For making the place cards & table plan, Alex and Nev very kindly gave me a donation for a charity close to my heart - The Eve Appeal (coincidentally they have red in their logo - but it is more like SU Real Red!).  It was certainly a learning curve doing a table plan and place cards for a wedding but having done one I would be happy to do so again, so please contact me via email for any commissions.

Well I am sure my aunt is giving a huge sigh of relief that the stress is now over - her 2 daughters married within 2 months of one another!  And of course I HAD TO HAVE 2 different wedding outfits (well some of the same people were at each of the weddings - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it)!  This is the card that I made for the couple (which is based on the last one shown in this post).

Paper/Card: SU Whisper White, SU Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: SU En Français, greeting (non-SU)
Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, Butterfly die (non-SU), SU Rhinestones, SU Whisper White organza ribbon, SU stampin dimensionals, silver embossing powder

Best wishes to Alex & Nev for their future life together and also to Tamsin & James (their wedding card was featured in this post here, which I have updated with a photo of the happy couple and another of my aunt's cakes - a more traditional wedding one this time!).

A la prochaine!  Amitiés!



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