I chose to go with a vintage feeling for the whole wedding theme using soft pink and white with silver highlights.
Up to now planning has been fun and; this is what i have been up to:
So in the Orthodox Church, when a couple gets married there is a part of the ceremony where the priest places a α "crown"on each if the couples head which are attached with a ribbon. During the ceremony the priest alternates the crowns from the brides hard to the grooms and from the grooms hard to the brides symbolizing the shearing amongst the couple. Then the couple walk around the alter 3 times Which signify their first steps as a wed couple.
Anyway the crowns used for the ceremony are called stefana. In the old days they were made from branches of olive trees. Today you can buy them made out of silver or gold at the jewelers or from the bridal boutiques where u can find them in all diffident styles and made from various materials . Prices range from 100- 300 euro. :o outrageous I know!
So i decided to make my own and this is what they look like:
My second project are the Flower-girl baskets which will be filled on the day with rose petals and rise to throw at the newly wed couple ;)
I found these baskets at a local toy store called Jumbo and decorated it with two flowers on each side made out of organza material. I then used the left over ribbon from the stefana to outline the handle and the border of the basket. I have made 5 of these, one for each Flower girl.
At the moment i am busy making a few wedding arrangements for the decor of the reception hall. This is what i have come up with so far:
By: Natasha G.