Wedding Makes

I’m writing this blog pre-royal wedding. But now that’s out of the way – we can start thinking about the real wedding of the year… mine and Beardies!

We knew from the start that we wanted a small wedding. We quickly agreed on a registry office ceremony with just immediate family, followed by a village hall party with close friends and family. So with the basics sorted – the big question was… what to make?!

I didn’t want to give myself so much to do that it becomes stressful- but I had so many idea’s! So I’ve inevitably taken on a bit too much… but I’m sure it will all come together.

Jem Weston - wedding cardigan. Lilac by Kim Hargreaves from Breeze

The main things I’m making at the moment are my top and cardigan. Having a dress that is only worn once doesn’t really fit in with a minimalist lifestyle! I thought a top and skirt would give me more options after the wedding. I could shorten the skirt and wear it with other tops and I could dress down the top with a denim skirt.

I found the perfect skirt pretty quickly, but making decisions on the style of the top has been a lot mire difficult! I’m currently on version 3_B and I’m really hoping to start the final top soon! If it all goes completely wrong then I could always just buy a top… but fingers crossed V3_B will work out.

Beardie doesn’t want to know exactly what I’m wearing so no pics if the top yet I’m afraid. He doesn’t mind seeing the cardigan I’m knitting though so you can see that above. I knew I wouldn’t get that done in time if I had to knit in secret!

Kim Hargreaves Lilac cardigan from Breeze

With our wedding being in August- it will hopefully be gloriously sunny, but just in case it’s not I’m knitting Lilac by Kim Hargreaves using Rowan Summerlite 4ply. It’ll be a lovely summer cardigan to have in my wardrobe after the wedding as well.

I’m also knitting a tie for Beardie. I will be updating the Tweed Tie pattern for different yarns as the Fine Tweed is now discontinued- so keep your eye out for that!

Jem Weston Tweed Tie - knitted tie pattern

I will also be making some fabric table runners. I’ve done a lot of fabric chopping but keep getting distracted by how gorgeous the prints are so it’s a slow process!

Jem Weston - wedding table runners

And our friends have been helping us with making pom poms to adorn the village hall.

Jem Weston - pom poms

It’s all very exciting!