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The artful bride : wedding favors & decorations : a stylish bride's guide to simple, handmade wedding crafts
Paffrath, April L.
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Publication Information:
Gloucester, Mass. : Quarry Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
78 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
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TT149 .P36 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Saavy, modern brides are seeking ways to personalize their wedding celebrations, and to make them unique, special, and unbelievably fun without relying on tradition-heavy standards. This beautiful guide contains everything a bride needs to put her own stamp on all of the special events surrounding her wedding, from pre-celebration parties to the rehearsal evening to the reception, with elegant -- but also simple and inexpensive touches. this easy-to-follow book includes more than 20 fashionable and fun-to-make projects from handmade place cards to humorous party favors, dramatic centerpieces to customized glassware.

Author Notes

April L. Paffrath is a freelance editor and writer in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition to book and magazine editing, she has written architecture profiles, travel pieces, cooking articles, and craft how-to's for magazines
Paula Grasdal is a printmaker and mixed-media artist living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has contributed to several publications
Livia McRee is a craft writer and designer. She lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts, is author of four craft books, and has contributed to several others

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 8
Lucky in Love: Treats Pearly Chocolate Favorsp. 10
Ring Around the Finger: Round Scrubby Soapp. 14
Anniversary Bonsai: Miniature Tree Starter Kitp. 18
Forever Etched in Memory Frosted Glasswarep. 20
Reflections of Love: Minimirror Favorp. 24
Henna Party: Mendhi Kitp. 28
First Impressions: Metallic Clay Tile Framep. 32
Sleeping Beauties: Silky Sleep Maskp. 36
Portable Breeze: Colorful Fanp. 38
Swirly Container Interlocking Petal Boxp. 40
Wintery Topiary: Beaded Place Card Holderp. 42
Sign in Here: Journal Guest Booksp. 46
Underwater Hurricane: Swirly Blue Candleholdersp. 50
Flowers for Everyone: Garden Decorations for the Receptionp. 54
Diversions Add Texture: An Occupied Guest Is a Happy Guestp. 60
Wishing Tree: Message Center for Fond Wishesp. 62
Fortune Cache: Hidden Treasure Place Cardp. 64
Kids Are Guests, Too: How to Entertain Your Small Celebrantsp. 68
Templatesp. 70
Resourcesp. 76
About the Authorsp. 78