Sunday marked the one year anniversary of my brother’s wedding – so what better time to share all the items created for the event?
When you are related to a maker, they will offer to make things to distract from the fact that they can’t afford to buy the ridiculously expensive knife set that was promised upon your nuptials.
And boy, make I did. Here’s a peek at the list –
This was just the final countdown list. It is double-sided and the bottom of the fourth page says “YIKES!” Spoiler alert – I survived.
It should be noted that never in the history of the world have such chill people gotten married. So this list was definitely not force upon me. While I was asked to do a couple of things, the bulk of this list was a result of my inability to keep my mouth shut. I just kept volunteering things. But I was thrilled to do it, and would do it all again.
Befitting their personalities and their mutual dislike of being the center of attention, they got married in a small ceremony on the farm of a friend of the Bride’s and then celebrated their nuptials with a larger group of friends and family at a reception two weeks later. The bulk of what I made was for this second event.
For the ceremony I was doing a reading, and not wanting to hold loose pieces of paper in the Kansas wind, I made this little notebook to post it in.
For the ceremony I made the schedule of events –
I made a prop for my speech, as one does –
I lettered a beverage menu –
My mom and I decorated mason jars for the toppings for the sundae bar –
They wanted yard games, so I made a set of yard yahtzee, that no one played despite it’s adorableness –
And saving the best for last, the yard game that also served as my wedding gift to them, a custom cornhole set!
The wedding monogram used throughout the pieces is designed by KaspiParty. It took me FOREVER to find a monogram that I like, and I loved the simple elegance of this one. Visit their Etsy shop at kaspicrafts.etsy.com.
Made but not pictured: more brownies than you can imagine, white chocolate dipped pretzels with wedding colored sprinkles, and a yard version of tic-tac-toe dubbed “hugs and kisses” for the occasion. Oh, and the cream cheese mints that were made ahead of time and froze that were previously posted.
Fast forward a year and they are expecting a baby! My head spins with all the things I’m going to make!
In subsequent posts I will share greater detail and tips and tricks for a couple of the items above, and will update this post with links as those are created.