Hello dearies, so sorry for my prolonged hiatus but planning a wedding and doing all of the creative bits was rather all-consuming for the past couple of weeks (not to mention the small con I attended the week before at which I was vending). Needless to say, it's been exhausting but it was oh-so-worth it.
Since I haven't been doing much costume-related stuff lately,I figured I might show off some of the fun crafty, and very nerdy, creations I put together for the wedding. You can expect the cosplay stuff to resume promptly after this week as I'm already into my next commission and started thinking about my [secret cosplay] again too.
So for the traditionally creative and craft bits of the wedding, I made pretty much everything. We had centerpieces put together with the wonderful help of my mother (god bless), and those actually doubled as favors, so we got two birds with one stone there. We decided to save some money on materials by using a bunch of things I already had: Magic cards. For those of you who play Magic: the Gathering, you know how relevant the lotus is in the lore, and as such, it seemed like an appropriate flower to liken the centerpieces to. Jordan and I actually met primarily because of Magic through a mutual friend who is much more heavily into the game than we are. So it seemed appropriate that MtG cards were used somewhere in the decorating.
As you can see in the photos, there's a little button on a pipe cleaner to hold things together, and a round piece that says "Wishing you Magic in your lives" in the center. Thank god my mom cut out all of the petals and did a lot of the assembling with me because they took a long while to put together. You can also see some of the other arting I did for the tables in the form of those family crests that you can see. We used those for the table designations because come on, who was expecting me to just use numbers, I mean really?
Along with all of the lotuses we used for the table decor, I decided to create some different Magic card flowers for boutineers, which was particularly relevant because that friend through whom we met, who also is an avid magic player, was our officiant for the ceremony. so we all got some Magic roses for our lapels, with some sprucing up in the form of fall foliage.
The next fun creation I got to put together was the card box. This was a lot of fun to work on and was Jordan's Idea in the first place.
It has a cardboard base, with a foamcore top and details in whatever random materials I could find (mostly more of the same). The nails are all brads that are actually punched through the cardboard. And the best part is the inside.
That's right, our card box was a mimic. Half our guests probably didn't really get it, but honestly, who cares XD
The last of the fun crafty things I got to do was put together the guest book. Since I've bound some books before it was fairly simple, though I didn't actually bind the pages myself for this one, I was lazy and bought a sketchbook and made a new cover for it. Along with 2 new pages for the front.
So I had lots of fun scheming and creating for our wedding, as I almost always do any time I get to make stuff.
If you'd like to see any of the photos of us on our big day, go check out facebook and you'll see us and all of our friends and family being adorable. That's all for now, loves!