Perhaps the anticipation of this special anniversary has me feeling a bit nostalgic.
When most people look back on their wedding, some favorite snippets of that day probably come to mind. I’m no different.
This was our cake.
It was a riff off one I had seen in a Martha Stewart wedding cake article…
We made some modifications, adding our monogram…
The Martha Stewart design was inspired by fabric, calico, to be exact. I think our cake designer did an awesome job. Here’s the original Martha Stewart image.
But, sugar aside (and who doesn’t love sugar?!), and giving the cake all the delicious props it deserved, what I REALLY loved was the tablecloth UNDER the cake…
Our DIY Wedding Cake Table Cloth
I filled it with family wedding pictures of our parents, grandparents, sisters and brothers. I’ve taken a couple of recent snaps of it, since I didn’t have too too many from our wedding day…
Supplies for DIY Cake Table Photo Tablecloth:
How to Create a DIY Cake Table Photo Tablecloth:
1). Determine size needed for tablecloth.
These tablecloths could be used for all kinds of events. Birthdays, showers, anniversaries, etc. We just decided to use ours for our cake table, which we knew was going to be small, and round. Decide on what size table you’ll need to cover, and purchase your tablecloth accordingly. You do NOT need an expensive tablecloth. In fact, quite the opposite. I’ve done many of these over the years, and the ones that seem to take transfers the best are the most inexpensive, polyester tablecloths.
2). Print images.
Once you have your tablecloth, use your home computer to print out your desired images onto the transfer paper.
3). Arrange images on tablecloth.
4). Iron photos.
Following the directions on your particular brand of photo transfer paper, simply iron your images into place. These transfers can be a little finicky, so do the first couple cautiously, and in what will be the most hidden/inconspicuous spots first just in case the first few don’t turn out perfectly.
They say the “devil” is in the details. Personally, when it comes to weddings, I believe “delight” is in the details. All the little things you can do to put your own personality into the day, the more people will remember it. When I’m a guest at a wedding, it’s the little things I remember most…anything the couple does to really express who they are.
I hope this post inspires someone to use this idea and run with it…then shoot me a line and let me know how it went. Or better yet, how about an invite to your special day? Sure, what’s one more head in your already expensive head count, right? I know, trust me, I know.