Handmade weddings are getting more and more trendy nowadays, as many of us envision a Pinterest-inspired wedding for ourselves.
From Daniel & Michele’s wedding, I realized that a hugely successful handmade wedding is beyond skin deep.
It is more than the superficial aesthetic look of it.
As Dan & Mich would tell you, “This kind of wedding isn’t for the faint-hearted. You have to really want it as it takes so much planning and logistics.” There is simply too much work for two to handle.
So they asked their family members, relatives and close friends to help them up with planning, designing, setting up, coordinating and lastly, hand-making the various accessories required for the church wedding.
From the Bride’s+Maid-of-Honor’s+Flower-Girl’s bouquets (made of flowers purely built from paper), ring dish (self-made from clay), brooches (made of shuttlecock feathers and paper flowers), wedding ang-bao box (made of recyclable shoe boxes) and many more.
It became an opportunity to involve the people close to you in the preparation works for the biggest day of your life.
A time to catch up, reconnect and spend quality time creating stuffs together.
And to me, it’s this process, not the eventual product, that makes the efforts and experiences of a handmade wedding beautiful and worthwhile.
As the word “Handmade” suggests, made by hand, not by machine.
(You can visit Michele’s blog at micheleng.com if you wish to find out more about the various handmade stuffs she did for her wedding.)