This year has been a manic year for family weddings.
Now normally you would think ‘aww how wonderful’ but when they are indian weddings this is not always the case!! Hindu wedding ceremonies usually go on for 4 to 10 days depending on how big your family and more importantly your ‘budget’…. so bearing the length of these events in mind i will tell you that I had not 1 but 4 in July, this set the tone for the rest of the year and tiredness only increased.
Having said that i did enjoy the getting ready, matching sari’s (traditional indian dress) with jewellery and bindi’s, this always involves a lot of prep work before hand and a LOT of space, not to mention the actual task of putting one on!!
A sari is basically over 8 metres of cotton or silk which is draped over the body, there is definitely an ‘art’ to draping a sari one which i have not mastered too well on myself! Sari patterns aren’t always ‘generated pattern’ and most are free flowing and natural with various styles, colours and embellishments.
For me this year the biggest wedding was in house and that meant getting design involved… this was the exciting part where I made the happy couple’s wedding invitation sweets box – this is what we give out when going to personally hand out invitations (yes intense or what!), their guest book, table name labels and a massive MASSIVE table plan (its always big when you have 400 people to seat!)
The journey was sometimes joyous and at other times very frustrating … i.e. making sure that the table numbers weren’t alphabetical and numerical at the same time, it came down to printing all 40 out, laying them down on our living room floor and asking Mr P to number them at random because i got soo confused and frustrated!!
Anyway, take a look at some of my work below and let me know what you think…..