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It Took Me Eighteen Months…

By Twistie

… 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.









One Response to “It Took Me Eighteen Months…”




  1. ZaftigWendy Says:

    Happy Anniversary! My wedding was not handmade, except that I had made all my own clothes. We were only engaged for 11 days and because our planned in-the-park wedding was rained out, we ended up actually getting married in a Best Western motel room.

    It will be 25 years on July 1! And it only took me 18 years to get him started knitting…













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