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The perfect crochet wedding

I have been married for two weeks and two days and have yet to share a single thing about my crochet wedding. That is simply unforgivable. The only thing I shared about the wedding was the bridal fascinator I crocheted.  I even updated it to include one of the only pictures in which my fascinator can be fully appreciated.

Did I mention I loved my fascinator? A few guests were even asking where I had purchased it. Well, I made it 😀

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Although, I will admit it was harder to see through the netting than I would have thought.

Now, I will admit that in the post Tips for a stress-free crafty wedding, one of the things I talked about was not leaving things for the last minute. Did I follow my own advice? Of course not! Why follow completely sane advice when you can just go crazy and well, go crazy. What am I talking about? I crocheted 18 blue wave succulents, 9 for the cake, 2 for the fascinator and 7 for a terrarium.

In addition to these blue wave succulents I crocheted:

2 old lady cactus

2 Red Frills

1 San Pedro

1 String of Pearl

1 Peruvian Apple

1 Ball Cactus

1 long chain used to write out the word “Asientos”

Crochet appearances not completed by me?

Shimla Purse

Jade Necklace (cactus)

If I am recalling correctly this is the grand total of everything I crocheted for the wedding, and some Caroline from mindandmusecrafts crocheted as well. All the crocheted plants were from Emma Varnam’s book Crocheted Succulents . These little plants were a huge hit and more than one disappeared from the greeting table, which is exactly how I wanted it!

Looks great doesn’t it?

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a closer look at the greeting table

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Here is a closer look at all that yarn turned into crochet! I do love the old lady cactus, so fun and cute. And don’t even get me started on those strings of pearls, they made the terrarium.

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And last but not least, my namesake, crochetcakes. I did not bake the cake, but I did crochet those succulents.

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Gosh, it really is a stunning cake, Don’t you think so?

Bottom line, The crochet plants were a hit, the guests that wanted to take some home did, and I just had so much fun, especially crocheting the fascinator. If you want to hear a funny story about that one, check out Episode 26 of mind and muse crafts, you won’t regret it!

I would also say, as a crafter we may feel pressured to always represent our craft in whatever we do, but if you are not enjoying it, don’t put unnecessary pressure on yourself, especially for a wedding. I can’t tell you guys how much I stressed over what to crochet, and in the end what I remember was that I married the man I love surrounded by family and friends. It was perfect.

I really can’t think of what else to tell you guys about the wedding. It was fun and crochet represented, the end!

Happy Crafting!

Clarisabeth

 

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