Me: Yeah, I could probably figure it out.
Mom: Well, will you make one for my wedding?
That is how my mother told me she was getting married. By roping me in for a huge project!
|The wedding party and guests during the ceremony.|
|AGF Pure Elements in Appletini, Light Grey, and Fresh Water|
|Maneuvering 4 yard strips in my tiny apartment was the most challenging part!|
To finish it off, I wove all the strips into the lattice, working one side at a time and securing each strip with two lines of stitching to only the outside edge (the gray strips at the top of both of the above photos). The entire inside is loose. This was quite a feat because there was no space where I could fully stretch the strips out, so I was having to construct it rolled and folded which affected the measurements and evenness a little bit, but not so much that you would notice. Thankfully everything still turned out pretty straight and lined up.
Mr. T, Mom, and I hung the chuppah about 1.5 hours before the wedding, right after Mom and I had finished our nail appointment! We were rushing around like crazy trying to get it up so that we could get back to the B&B and change. It ended up being the perfect size (somewhere between 80-86 inches square, I'd say) and looked beautiful draped over the frame.
|The fam, post vows.|
|Me and Mr. T, looking fancy.|
This finish counts towards FAL 2013 Q4!
All above photos located in the synagogue with the completed chuppah are courtesy of Holli Lauren Photography.