Do you remember I had a wish to see my crocheted mandalas as decorations at a wedding? Many of you know that my daughter is a farmer and when she was married 15 years ago, the reception was held in a marquee on the farm. Such a joyous magical day.
This summer another couple who live and work on the farm were married and they chose to put their marquee in the same spot.
The bride kindly permitted me to hang some of my mandalas from the ceiling for the occasion. I wondered how to get them up so high, but this ‘cherry picker’ ladder
and some willing helpers, were the answer. There were 16 to go up, ranging from 20cm to 70cm diameter.
And we were pleased to see how well they went with the coloured lanterns and bunting, made from sari waste ribbons by the bride and her mother.
It was fun to see them twirling from the roof of the marquee
I think the coloured ones look best against the white of the marquee. The white ones would look good in a church and I have offered them to a local church for their next flower festival.
I estimate it would take about 50 or 60 mandalas to make a good display in a marquee, unless they were hung in just one area – perhaps over where the wedding cake was displayed or over the top table.
I am making more.
The Groom’s vintage tractor, it had belonged to his Grandfather, took pride of place at the entrance of the marquee to welcome the guests.
The weather was glorious, the setting suitably romantic
and some guests camped overnight in the bell tents provided.
They all had a wonderful time.
Congratulations H and T and thank you so much for having the mandalas as part of your fabulous day.
Edit: I forgot to mention that this lovely field is a new Pop-up Camp Site, run by my daughter and her family. You can see more photos on Instagram @_mistymeadowscamp_
on the Pitch-up website and on their own Misty Meadows website which has been created by Miss E, who is now 14!
A truly magical place to stay.
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