… to craft my wedding. The bulk of that time was devoted to making the eleven yards of lace for my gown, a process that closely resembled this:
(Illustration via Diane’s Lace, Knitting, and Other Crafts)
But there were other crafts involved in my wedding. One of my bridesmaids sewed the custom gown:
(Illustration via Sewing Mantra)
And then there was tying the bouquets, doing all the other flowers, making favors, decorating the site, writing the ceremony… yeah, it was pretty handmade.
What’s the point of all this blathering about making my wedding by hand?
Well, that wedding was nineteen years ago today, and I wouldn’t change a thing about it. I would still do it all by hand… and I would still marry the same amazing guy.
After all, he’s the one who took how long it would take me to make the lace into account when he picked our wedding date.
Happy anniversary, Mr. Twistie! May we share many more while making our lives by hand.