Sunday, 10 April 2016

A Wedding



I made this little fabric memento for myself to commemorate my wedding day.  I got married on a tiny island in Scotland called Sanda back in 1997. Back then it wasn't the swanky holiday place it is now. My husband and I had been on holiday there the previous year and he proposed to me on the beach, we were the only people staying on the island which only has a few cottages and a lighthouse, and it was very magical experience, so we decided to go back and get married there.  It was a bit of a logistical feat, we had to take everything over there by small boat, cake flowers, table linen, the lot, as well as our guests. It was a small homemade affair before homemade weddings were fashionable, and the daughter of the then owner of the island made all of the beautiful food for our special day as she was studying at catering college.  A few days before our wedding the weather was so bad we didn't think we would be able to get over to the island but the day before the seas calmed and the sun shone on us on our wedding day.  On our holiday there before we got married I collected lots of shells from the beach, which I have kept all these years.  There were lots of these worn limpet shells with holes in the centres which I love and I've used one as the central little 'frame' on this piece. I've embroidered our wedding date inside...and of course a tiny boat.






20 comments:

Leslie said...

Very cool to have a unique wedding and a lovely little memento. I embroidered the ring pillow for my wedding and still enjoy looking at it 21 yrs later.

Dee at The Carlton said...

Oh Christine -what a fabulous story celebrated in stitch as only you can. It is very beautiful - thank you for sharing it with us x

Susan McQuade said...

What a precious reflection of your blessed day. Thank you for sharing - I feel privileged!
Blessings, Sue

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a sweet story and a wonderful creation you have made to celebrate the blessed and lovely event.

Much love, hugs and continued happiness to the two of you.

FlowerLady

susan hemann said...

how romantic! i love your stitched memento and such a lovely picture of you and your husband. I was married in 1979, my parents had restored an old farm and so we had the reception on the lawn. My aunt and mother cooked everything.

bayou said...

Oh my, having heard that story recently, it is all so sweet to see you then on this last picture! You, neither your husband, haven't changed a yota. Sending lots of love, Anke.

halohill.blogspot.com said...

Oh my goodness! Just gorgeous, all of it! You, your pics, your beautiful sentiments and embroidery, etc. You are very talented. I needed a bit of beauty and beautiful thoughts today, thank you.

Sheila in Denver, CO

The Junque Seeker said...

Such a beautiful story and work of art to commemorate your anniversary. Best wishes for many more happy years!

Penny said...

I just found your blog and love it. This little book is so beautiful, as are your dolls. What a lovely place in which to get married and what a lovely tribute you've created.

Conniecrafter said...

Looks like such a beautiful place to get married and so glad the weather turned nice for you!! A lovely project to remember the special day by!!

Lyn said...

Many congratulations on your wedding anniversary. I love the sound of your wedding and what wonderful memories you have and a beautiful keepsake.
xxx

Hélène G said...

How romantic to get married in such a place. You look beautiful and the memento is so perfect. Thank you to share such private facts with your fans :o)

Linda Walker said...

This is a very sweet memento of your special day! I have scrolled through some of your posts and your work is just beautiful!
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Fiona said...

I just love that photo from your wedding day, so beautiful.

Wenni Donna said...

A fantastic post! Liked the wedding theme a lot and they had unique arrangements. Thanks for this post. My sister will get married by end of this year and she is having a hard time in finding affordable Chicago wedding venues. Trying to help her out.

Ana Quintana said...

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Me siento profundamente conmovida por tu obra. ES PRECIOSA, DELICADA, INCREÍBLE...

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Lovely photos. And a perfect memento. You are a great looking couple. Thanks for sharing.

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Are you giving this to your wife? Heathrow Terminal 4 Parking

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