Wedding Wonders

Wedding dress shopping day.

My daughter Jenny and I have been in the Shoreditch area of London looking at wedding dresses. It’s the trendy bit of London and is full of art and design studios.

This is our second time viewing dresses. We found two wonderful dresses on our first trip but felt we should take a good look at other options in other studios just to be certain. Those first two set the bar very high as Jen felt wonderful in them and more importantly they made me cry. Soppy old duck!

No peeking!

This is the only photo till July next year. After all it’s bad luck for the groom to see the dress and the lovely Luke might just check in with my blog…. well unlikely but ….. anyway….I’m not risking it…… Today’s dresses were beautifully embroidered and very, very lovely but actually left me tear free. Based on the crying factor we decided to go back to the original shop for a second viewing. Sometimes it’s useful to compare and realise you did really see the best straight away. So back we go and I shall take a box of tissues this time.  I love spending time with Jen and how special it is to be choosing this important dress together.

After our first visit I was designing exploding boxes for my classes and of course I had to include a wedding inspired offering. Today felt like a great day to share it.


White on white is so beautiful for weddings and I love how this single layer box turned out. I used the Delightfully detailed laser cut paper to decorate it both inside and out. Here’s one of the outer panels.

This delicate looking paper has Very Vanilla one side and Whisper White the other. It is really strong and easy to use even though it looks so fragile. I loved cutting some of the flowers and leaves individually as well as using the larger sheets.

The central cake was made using strips of card wound into tubes. I stuck one on top of the other with a circle of card between to stop them collapsing. The white satin ribbon edged with silver made ideal cake bands. This ribbon was also my choice for the box lid decoration.

I made this box a simple single drop down.  Two of the flaps have been formed by cutting diagonally across the adjacent waste area and folding it inwards to form a pocket.

The other two are made into photo frames by adding an extra piece of white card with a circle die cut into it. ideal for a Mr and Mrs photo.


I hope you like this wedding treat box . Why not keep a look out for my other exploding boxes coming soon .





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