(Photo by Jules Bianchi)
As you can tell from the last couple weeks of posts, I may have been on a little of the crazy side when it came to our wedding. Now that it’s all over, I can admit it, albeit sheepishly, that I was wedding obsessed! I almost baked 600 cookies for our icecream cookie bar before my bridesmaids talked me out of it. That’s how crazy I was and how determined I was to make everything myself. One of my favorite projects were these floral monogram letters I made with our initials. They were hung up on the wooden rafters at the entrance of our outdoor venue with lots of flowing ribbon all around! The were a nice cheery welcome for our guests.
For this project, I ordered custom wooden letters from Craftcuts (font: times new roman, height: 16″, thickness 1/4″). Then I took apart garlands of white silk flowers, cut off each flower and hot glued the individual flowers to the wooden letters. I definitely burned my fingers a few times working on this project!!
I finished the letter “i” first then waited a few months to work on the letter “j” only to get halfway done gluing flowers onto it and realize I ran out of flowers! DOH!! And of course all the Michaels in the Greater Boston area weren’t carrying these particular silk flowers anymore!! I had to improvise and use another flower, squish the petals together, and hope that people don’t notice!
Now that our wedding is over, I wanted to keep these letters and use it as part of the decor in our house. My original idea was to hang them on our front door to greet guests like how they greeted guests at our wedding but they were a little too big. I hung them in our master bedroom above our bed and I love how they looked there:
One of the funniest moments early on in our marriage was the time I woke up one morning to find the letter “i” had fallen off in the middle of the night and landed on top of Jeff’s face. But my groom is such a deep sleeper, he didn’t even stir!! Jeff was blissfully sleeping soundly unaware that a giant wooden letter was lying on his head! That’s my boy for ya!