With only 17 guests at my wedding, I played the role of planner, decorator, and bride. With such a small group, I was able to bring my handmade aesthetic to every aspect and find vendors that fit perfectly with that vision. It was a beautiful day with months of preparation leading up to it.
Knits & Pearls
Part of that preparation included creating gifts for all of our family in attendance. For the women, I decided to knit ten shawls and one mini sweater (for my four year-old flower girl) from Valley Yarns Deerfield baby alpaca and silk yarn. Each shawl took 14 hours to craft. While it was probably a silly project to bite off with so many other things to do, it was my way of showing our family my love and appreciation. The last shawl I made was for me to pair with my wedding dress. It was made out of Filatura Di Crosa cashmere, silk and merino lace yarn.
Paper & Tablescapes
Because I love paper, I designed and made our wedding invitations (although we only needed ten). I also made personalized name cards, combined with the dinner menus. I selected our table settings, linens and flowers to complete the look. On the big day, I set half of the table before getting in my wedding dress. From there, my lovely sister and officiant took care of the rest.