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Katie and Ali’s Wonderful Wedding Crafts

Hello and thanks for stopping by!

My good friend and work colleague Katie got married last month and all of the reporters from The Northern Echo’s South West Durham team headed to Scotland to join in the festivities. Our photographer Sarah was also there taking the pictures, except for the one below as she is in it too – note the branded umbrella!


I wanted to write a quick blog post about Katie and Ali’s special day because there were so many lovely craft projects involved. My sister Jenny and I also helped out with a few of them 🙂

Katie studied English Literature at university and all of her wedding tables were named after her favourite fictional couples. We were on the Anne and Mr Wentworth table, while the top table paid tribute to Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy. Ali’s mum Sharon is a talented embroiderer and stitched all of the table names and place settings herself. I was very impressed! She even made a beautiful embroidery hoop cake topper.



And this brings me on to the cake itself which my super talented sister Jenny made. I was so proud when I saw it all set up. The bottom layer was chocolate fudge cake (Katie’s favourite), the middle layer was a light fruit cake and the top layer was a red velvet cake (Ali’s favourite). Jenny is the baker at Tealicious in Durham which is definitely worth checking out if you love tea and cake.


In my Summer Sewing Plans blog post I mentioned I was making 30 metres of bunting to hang in the reception venue. You will be pleased to hear I finished it on time- yay! It looked pretty in the room and Katie liked it so I was really pleased.


Those of you who enjoy sewing reproduction vintage patterns may recognise my dress. It is the Butterick B5708 from 1953 made up in blue cotton. It doesn’t photograph very well but I got lots of nice compliments on the day.


It was wonderful to share Katie and Ali’s big day. They are a lovely couple and their wedding was gorgeous.


Thank you for reading my blog!



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