July 4th – The Last-Minute Wedding

The Last-Minute

Hello everyone! I know it’s been a busy and tiring couple of months since my last post. Part of that is due to being sick, since fibro can be rather unpredictable, and part of it is because I got surprisingly busy when I wasn’t feeling like achy mush.

One of the highlights of this summer was actually on July 4th. My cousin and fiance decided to get married and took advantage that the family was already going to be together for the holiday, so we did the ceremony in the lush backyard of my aunts house! It was a surprise for many and a great way to celebrate our 4th of July. Besides, it’ll be an easy anniversary to remember!

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Set The Scene

Although their formal wedding celebration will be coming in March, they did want this ceremony to have a nice backdrop. They chose the perfect house; my aunt’s backyard is large enough for the occasion and is lined with lush trees that provide just the right shade to be comfortable. The setting sun in the evening behind them casted a nice glow through the leaves, and gave just the right kind of light to take some nice photos.

While my other cousin officated the wedding, the rest of us circled around for the brief but lovely ceremony to watch them exchange vows.

The Backdrop

Upon request, I set to work on the backdrop used for the ceremony. I completely loved the idea my new cousin had to have a doily-dreamcatcher backdrop. She chose lovely neutral colors; not a single one made is the same color as another. Today, I’m going to share with you all the patterns I used to make these.

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Patterns

Each picture below is of the doily I made for the backdrop; you can click on the image to link to the pattern I used.

1. Crochet Dreamy Dreamcatcher Pattern

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Crochet Dreamy Dreamcatcher Pattern

2. Shaded Pinks Doily Pattern

Shaded Pinks Doily Pattern

Shaded Pinks Doily Pattern

3. Lace Doily Pattern

Lace Doily Pattern

Lace Doily Pattern

4. Octoberfest Doily Pattern

Octoberfest Doily

Octoberfest Doily Pattern

5. Passion Flower Doily Pattern

Passion Flower Doily Pattern

Passion Flower Doily Pattern

6. Crochet Coaster Pattern

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Crochet Coaster Pattern

7. Crochet Dream Catcher Pattern

Crochet Dream Catcher

Crochet Dream Catcher Pattern

8. Doily/Mandala Pattern

Doily/Mandala Pattern

Doily/Mandala Pattern

9. Hearts Desire Doily Pattern

Hearts Desire Doily Pattern

Hearts Desire Doily Pattern

All Together

We used wire hangers wrapped in brown tape to get the correct sizes we needed for the doilies. Then we used tapestry needles to sew on the doily to the created loops. Smaller strips of cotton thread in matching colors were used to tie the finished dreamcatchers together the way we wanted them. And I grabbed 3 or 4 different colors used to create strands at the bottom of the lower dreamcatchers to give the entire backdrop a nifty look.

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Leave me a comment or any questions below. You can also find me on the Family Craft Studio facebook, tumblr, instagram, and pinterest pages. Happy crafting!

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