Friday, July 6, 2012

Doing something with those wedding things.

I'm generally pretty simple, meaning I wear just plain, solid color shirts and what not. Not usually anything flowery or full of stripes or polka dots. Simple. So, when it came to my wedding dress, it made sense to stick to me. The dress I picked out was very simple. No lace. Straight, crisp lines. No beads. No sequins. In order to jazz up things a bit I made sure I got some accessories that I really liked and would help make the day a little more special.

This was the fascinator for my hair. I also wore a birdcage veil.

Carissa Christine Foetoegrafie
I actually asked the lady that made my hair fascinator to also make a brooch/pin that I could wear on my dress.

Carissa Christine Foetoegrafie

That's my mom and I trying to determine where to pin on the brooch/pin I had made.

So, I had these great things that I really like but nothing to do with them now. I really don't think I will be wearing them again...

Awhile back I picked up two RIBBA frames at Ikea. And then later I picked up two more, hanging two on each side of one of the windows in my bedroom. These frames are nice because they have the "shadow box" type affect where there is about an inch of space between the glass and where the photograph (or whatever) would go.
Ikea Ribba Frame - $9.99
I had an idea of what I wanted to do with them, but wasn't sure how it would work out... I ended up going ahead with it. I wanted to 'frame' my accessories from the wedding.

I bought 12 in x 12 in pieces of nice paper from Michael's in a color I liked for the background. A couple days later, I gathered all of my supplies, which included the frames, pencil, mono adhesive, hot glue gun, new paper, straight cutting thing, and of course the fascinator.

I had already put my frames together, which really just means putting on the clips and wire on the back so you can hang it up. I used the pencil to mark the clips just in case they moved while I took apart the frame. I then cut the paper into 4 equal pieces - 4 6in x 6in squares.

Then I used the mono adhesive to attach to the paper to the "wood" back of frame.

I then placed the matting back down on the backing so that I could sort of line up how I wanted the fascinator lay on it.

Then, I added hot glue to only the clip part of the fascinator. I didn't want to destroy it, just in case I wanted to use it for something else later down the road.

Finally, I just put the frame back together.

I ended up doing my fascinator, pin, veil, and Bill's boutonniere. Those things logically went together and I couldn't think of anything else that would work at the time. The veil frame looked a little sad and empty for awhile and I finally decided to add the letter S for our last name. I'm still not 100% on that one, but it will do for now.

 My bedroom is really hard to take photos in, so hopefully between the two photos below, you get the idea.

It works for me and gives me a daily reminder of that very awesome, expensive ;) day where I married my fantastic husband. I think these pieces of my wedding would just be hidden in a box somewhere if I hadn't put them in the frames.

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