InstructionsFamily wedding photos going back to the Civil War arranged in circle (ironed on with photo transfer paper), engagement photos around center, embroidered "Our Family Is A Circle Of Love" in a center circle to surround a vase of flowers. Used as sign-in table for garden wedding, can be used in future for every anniversary!
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Formal / Bridal, Traditional, Romantic, Classic
Heavy all-cotton tablecloth (to fit reception table and later smaller table at their home for anniversary celebrations), Photoshop, photo transfer paper, iron, embroidery for center
What was your inspiration?
The bride and groom were the last of their families to marry and were sad that only one grandparent remained but could not attend. We tried to make them feel "surrounded by love" - and even made a sign for them to hold up as they waved their love to her. It worked! Iadded favorite wedding photos to the inner ring as a surprise for their first anniversary celebration.
What are you most proud of?
My new Bernina 830 did flawless embroidery very quickly. The ring-bearers pillow was also beautiful! One fun addition to the engagement photos ring was a photo of the 4 year old bride in her pillowcase wedding dress her Meema made for her...and the groom with his Batman birthday cake. They loved it! And it was a great conversation piece at the reception.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
The only tricky part was using PhotoShop to scan in the photos and convert them all to a similar size and finish (we chose a light sepia finish). I also added a Care label so that the photos would never be ironed.