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The Wellington Wedding Show

So this is what has been keeping me quiet and out of trouble for the last little while.

Designing/creating the Craft House booth for DIY Stationery at the Wedding Show.

The whole concept all stemmed from a photo I found on the net somewhere of a paper wedding dress. I really wish I could find the link for it again but anyway thus began my search of second hand shops for a ‘body’ … and I became obsessed with the idea of making my own paper wedding dress.

So here she is … Henrietta in her wedding dress.

Paper roses and vintage pearls, cuttle bug embossed edges and ribbon lacing … you truly can do ‘anything’ with paper (and a few glue dots!)

So during my trek of second hand shops in search of Henrietta I also picked up old frames and along with a few bought from the $2 shop these became our wall display … all I had to do was paint and distress them all and add stationery samples.

We also made a complete matching set of stationery to show how the design can be brought through from the invite to the order of service and table bits and pieces and even a ‘do not disturb’ door hanger.

We had ‘I’m the Bride’ badges to give out …

and the flower lamp was there too

I thought it made this frame look kinda cool with the light shining at just the right angle.

The real live doves we had in the corner also attracted a fair bit of attention.

With lots of people interested in having Divine Doves at their wedding ceremony.

Yeah … so … I’ve had lots of fun lately!

And after a day of constant crowds like this … I’m kinda tired now!

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15 Responses

  1. WOW they are all real impressive – makes me ALMOST wish I was doing it again (but for the first time of course with the same man lol)
    Bring on the kids weddings in 15 years or so lol!
    Seriously well done LOVE them all!

  2. impressive alright!!! and that dress does NOT look like paper….also love ALL the frames!!!!
    amazing!!!

  3. WOW!!! Amazing, it looks beautiful!! Great job 🙂

  4. Love the whole display booth, everything carries through. Well done on an awesome and excellent job.
    Loved the detail on the dress, that is stunning and the lamp is gorgeous.

    Eeeeks at Miss R and her wee accident. at least she gets to have a cool cast lol. Loving the colours in that vintage layout below.

  5. Looks fantastic Beverley – must have taken you ages to make the dress, let alone do everything else as well. Hope you got some good feedback at the show.

  6. Wow Bev, you have been busy – looks totally amazing. What an achievement. Bet there was heaps of interest too.

  7. s.t.u.n.n.i.n.g. I’m blown away by all of your creativity … wowser!!!

    Totally flippin’ awesome.

  8. that all looks pretty amazing – well done you!

  9. awwww, it looked amazing! I couldn’t get all the photos to load last night so had to come back for another look. I love the badges – and the frames worked so well – great idea chicky! It was so worth all the hard work you put in.

  10. cool, thats all pretty amazing

  11. Looks fantastic and is that David in a suit?

  12. Brilliant!!! Great work Beverley 🙂 Sorry to hear about the other broken limb though 😦 Hope there is lots of healing going on in that department.

  13. What a HUGE amount of work – it looks totally amazing. (And I was so inspired by your earlier post of the paper flower lampshade that I am making one. Despite having a kid in hospital I have been making a few a night – quite relaxing. I’ve got about 80 roses so far. Looking forward to the gluegunning bit!)
    Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  14. […] mostly white and cream … it had to fit in with the black and white theme we had going on at the last wedding show but still be a step towards adding a little […]

  15. […] it’s Wedding Show time of year again … last year it was all about Henrietta and her dress … this year … it’s all about the dessert […]

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