Wedding Bells!

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Ephesians 4:2

Weddings are such an exciting time of life. So much planning and preparation goes into one very special day. Last year, June 2019, my sister-in-law got married. It feels weird writing that because she is way more of a sister to me than a “sister-in-law” is considered to be. Knowing she waiting SO long for this grand day left me on pins and needles from the time I heard about the engagement, until the time she said “I DO”. I was so excited for them!

My brilliant plan was to be able to use my crafty abilities to create some signs and anything else I could muster up to help them with their special day. I designed some invitations and thank you cards for her bridal shower. I designed these ones with my mother-in-law and was so excited to find some of the floral touches online to create the vision that she was hoping for.

Once the weather turned nice, my husband and I started on their wedding signs. It was such a joy to work as a team on these signs. They are made with old pallets. We sanded them down, used the Cricut to make stencils and spray painted them. These signs were used on the road and she was happy with how they turned out!

The next step was the more intricate signs. I enjoyed the time we spent together going over her vision for them and I was eager to make them perfect for her big day! She picked out the font and I got to work. I designed these signs using Cricut Design Space. I used the Cricut Stencil Vinyl to adhere to the wood then I painted the stencil to achieve this result. She was going for a rustic look so I found an oxidizing stain which required a few coats to create a nice weathered, rustic look. I was happy with how crisp the letters showed up on the wood. I found that the stain acted differently depending on the type of wood used. You can see the slight variations in the first picture below.

Once the wedding signs were complete, and they were happy with them, I started on the Bachelorette party items. This of course was a surprise for her so me and the girls went to work planning and I got to make some fun additions to the party. I personalized some jars for the girls and designed the decals in Cricut Design Space. I have been so thankful at how easy to use Design Space is and what I have been able to create with it.

Then on to some party shirts for the girls! We did a mermaid theme! I love that we both share the love for mermaids. I made some tank tops for all the girls, and I tucked the shirts in the drinking jars and we were ready to go for a fun celebration.

This was one of the most rewarding projects I have done. From start to finish with multiple events all with the end goal to bless the bride. The months leading up to the wedding felt like I was always creating, always designing and perfecting it for her. Being a part of this wedding was such a highlight of my year and a memory I will never forget! I am so happy for them and soon they will be sharing their 1st year anniversary! HUGE congrats to the happy couple.

I would love to do more projects like this in the future.

We are Created to Create!

-Whit