Earlier this spring, I was asked to help make decorations for a wedding! The lovely bride-to-be shipped me some wooden ampersands "&" and bases to "decorate as I pleased," so long as I followed the red, white, silver, and black color scheme. Decoupage, I thought! Decoupage it all!
So I did!!
I learned that covering curvy 3-D items with tissue paper takes a significantly longer time than covering one flat surface. It is also quite messy, as my poor table was sticky with Mod Podge for a period of time.
The cat was quite helpful during the process. She added her own flair (read- cat hair) to the pieces and kept the tissue paper warm for me.
This project took significantly longer than I anticipated. I am glad I started weeks before the wedding date, otherwise it would have been a scramble to finish in time!
Overall, I did 5 ampersands and 5 "bases", each with a different color or pattern of tissue paper. I found some silver glitter spray paint at Home Depot that I spritzed over the solid colors to jazz them up a bit. Note to others who use this spray paint: IT IS VERY GLITTERY! You only need one or two quick passes over your piece to add a bit of glitter! It is very easy to over-do it with the glitter!
The wedding itself was beautiful! It was a private ceremony held at a lake-side mansion out in the country. The bride looked spectacular and the groom was quite spiffy.
Much to my delight (and horror of Doyler), I caught the bouquet!
Overall, it was a beautiful weekend celebrating a wonderful couple. I was very honored to be asked to be a part of the affair and relished every moment. I will definitely be open to crafting for other weddings, but will no longer underestimate the amount of time or prep work that goes into them!