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The Fabric Fox Wedding

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This year has been a pretty big year for The Fabric Fox! If you didn't know already The Fabric Fox is run by just two of us: Kirsty and Lee, and on the 17th of June we got married! 

The wedding took a long time to plan and we incorporated lots of handmade details to the day, my mum had a big role in making these for us and we couldn't have done it without her!

She made our ring pillow and used her sewing machine to embroider our names and the date onto it. 

She also made the birds that we used as our cake topper, for the groom she used Harris tweed and he had a little green tie to match Lee's. And for the bride she used lace over satin and added a little veil and flower for detail. 

We also had lots of other handmade details including my veil which was cut out using a vogue pattern (a lot cheaper than buying a veil from a bridal shop!), the pageboy's bow tie which we found a free tutorial for and was surprisingly easy to make, and the lace covers for the jam jars on the tables which we made to measure so they could be easily slipped on and off. 

However the biggest handmade element my mum made was the bridesmaid dresses.

We had 4 of my little cousins as bridesmaids and my mum had said from the start she would like to make their dresses. As we own a fabric shop we thought it would be really nice if we used a fabric that we sell. We chose to have a blush pink/ peach colour scheme and I had always liked the idea of having floral dresses. 

As we were getting married in a barn surrounded by beautiful gardens the floral fabric tied in perfectly, we loved how they were a little bit different and added an extra personal touch to our wedding. 

The fabric we chose is called Wild Posy Flora from the Forest Floor collection designed by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics. It is a really soft, lightweight cotton so it was really easy to work with and ideal for summer.

Wild Posy Flora from the Forest Floor collection by Art Gallery Fabrics

The pattern we used was the Vogue V7819 option C.

Vogue Pattern V7819Vogue Pattern V7819

The dresses had a single layer of the floral fabric with a net petticoat sewn in underneath to make them nice and puffy. We also chose to have a sash that tied into a bow at the back in the matching fabric as we found it hard to pick out a colour that went well with it. 

Overall we were really pleased with how the dresses turned out and everyone commented on how lovely they looked. 

Having so many handmade details incorporated into our wedding made the whole day feel so personal and unique to us. We definitely recommend trying to include as many little personal handmade touches as you can to make your day feel extra special. 

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