雖說我們今年四月在台灣先宴客, 隔了幾個月後才辦法國的婚禮. 照理講是要先寫台灣的婚禮過程, 不過, 因為我們在台灣辦的婚宴很簡單, 而且, 大家吃完馬上就閃人的情況也沒啥可以寫的. 所以, 我就只在這分享我們法國婚禮的籌備過程.
I don't remember if I mentioned before, but we had our Taiwanese wedding first this year (It was in April). However, there isn't much to write about, because it was just a simple dinner with families and friends who came to eat and left right after, and I didn't know half of the guests in that evening (My mother knows them, not me) This is one thing I don't like about a Taiwanese wedding. Most of the time, the ceremony is for the parents, not the couple!I was happy to see some friends and close family members though.
First, I share my DIY works for our French wedding.
以上這張照片裡的石頭是去海邊撿的. 帶回家沖一沖, 乾了之後便用防水筆寫上賓客的名字 (我總共寫了一百個名字, 之後手有點痠~). 因為怕小孩子拿石頭互丟, 所以用紙鶴代替成石頭, 把他們的名字寫在紙鶴上, 可惜忘了拍照片!
除了石頭, 你們看到一罐罐的是放蠟燭的燭台. 我們每餐飯後都有吃優格的習慣(當甜點), 所以那些都是資源回收利用 (材質有點像玻璃, 很輕且不容易碎). 收集到一定數量後就開始用壓克力顏料塗上白色外層, 等外層乾後, 我再塗上黑色和紅色頸圈部份. 顏料乾後, 我再用特殊防水的筆畫上愛心和點上紅色的點點. (我總共畫了65個燭台! 每一個燭台都有四個愛心, 所以我要點很多紅點, 別問我為何總是做那麼累人的事...我自己也不知道! )
The picture above - I picked out those rocks from the beach, rinsed them, waited for them to dry, and I wrote the name of the guests with a waterproof pen (There were 100 of them in total. My hand was quite sore afterwards). We were worried that the kids would throw the stones at each other, so I wrote their name on some origami paper cranes. It's too bad that I forgot to take a picture of them. Besides the rocks, we recycled glass yogurt jars as candleholders (Normally, we eat yogurt for dessert) I started to paint them with white acrylic paint once I had a certain amount of jars. I added red and black paints on the neck parts after the white layers were dried, and then I drew the hearts and dots one by one. (There are four hearts on each jar, so there were MANY dots to do! Don't ask me why I always take on the hard work...I don't know the reason why! )
以上照片的上部份也是資源回收, 利用果汁瓶做成的花瓶 (材質是比較厚實的玻璃)! 外層也是先塗上白色顏料, 瓶頸, 底層和樹幹塗上黑色, 之後我再用防水筆畫上愛心和點上紅點與白點. 我必須承認, 畫那些花瓶是在所有DIY作品裡最累的一部分!
那盒子是給賓客放支票及貼心小卡片用的 (台灣是給紅包, 這裡是支票, 有些人會直接送禮物)! 去美術店買硬紙板材質的愛心盒, 我所做的就是上顏料, 然後再隨便拿個海綿剪成一個小愛心, 白色小愛心這是那樣來的!
The picture above - Those hand painted flower vases are made from recycled juice bottles. After the white layers, I painted the bottlenecks and tree trunks in black. I drew all the hearts and dots (red and white dots) with waterproof pens. I have to admit that those vases were the most tiring part from all the creations I made.
As for the box, I bought the heart shape carton in a art shop, and I painted in pink. I cut a small shape of heart from a sponge...that's how I got those white little hearts!
這是點燃蠟燭後的樣子 ~ 因為外層薄薄的才可以顯現出這種感覺. 唯一的缺點就是, 白色外層很容易被指甲刮掉!
還有其它DIY的作品, 等我寫到法國婚禮會場佈置過程時再把照片放在一起, 這樣會比較清楚知道作品的用途~
That's how it looks like when the candle lit up in the jar. As the white layer is very thin, therefore, you can still see through the glass when there is light inside. I love this effect a lot! The only drawback is that the layer gets scrape off very easily!
There are more DIY works, and I will share them in another article. I am going to write about how we decorated our wedding venue.