Not into all of the flashy blingy wedding stuff? Then how about going the opposite route with beautiful wedding details made with your own two hands? It is remarkable to see what brides (or their relatives) have hand knit for weddings. If you believe that handcrafted wedding accessories are the most special, you will love these marvelously cozy hand knit wedding details.
A gossamer fine knit shawl is a wonderful thing to have on hand to pull on over your wedding dress, especially for an outdoor evening wedding. The wedding ring shawls are traditional for brides; they are called wedding ring scarves because they should be so finely knit that they an be pulled through the opening of a ring. As a bonus, a beautiful handmade scarf is something htat you can enjoy after your wedding day too.
Now this is cool: hand knit felted flowers for the bride’s bouquet. Most of the hand knit or crocheted blossoms I have seen are quite colorful, but these white “calla lilies” are truly stunning. I think it is neat how the bride combined other accents with her felted flowers for a more dimensional layered effect. One tip: if you decide to make your own flowers from yarn, just be careful to avoid the patterns that end up looking more like brains than blossoms.
This little knit ring bearer’s pillow is a very sweet detail for a fall or winter wedding. I love how the pillow looks like it is wearing a little sweater. The pearl beading around the border is a really nice touch, especially if the bride intends to wear pearl wedding jewelry. And if you can’t knit, you could even craft a little pillow like this by turning an old knit scarf into a pillow cover. Easy!
Hand knit wedding decorations are a delightful interpretation of the crafty homespun wedding trend. In the picture above, the bride’s whole family got together to knit the triangles for the banner. What a great way to use the talents of your relatives to add a special detail to your wedding. It certainly makes the message of the banner feel very genuine.
I always love it when the bride makes her own wedding ceremony chuppah, and this canopy is no exception. The open knit of the chuppah looks wonderful with the blue sky shining through it. A few flowers add some color, and the sturdy dark wood poles are a nice contrast against the natural color of the yarn. It is fun to think of the many ways that this very special labor of love could be used to enhance the newlyweds’ home after the wedding – bedspread, wall hanging, what else?
Finally we come to this: a little pair of hand knit lovebirds designed to be the wedding cake topper. Have you ever seen anything cuter in your whole life? Imagine how charming this pair would be on top of a cake made in a rustic woodsy theme or one designed to look like white birch bark. Hand knit cake toppers can be ordered from sites like Etsy, or they would be a terrific bridal shower gift from the mother, sister, or grandmother of the bride. Without a doubt, the warmth of hand knit decorations is a very special way to make your wedding feel more personal.