Saturday, 22 March 2008

cast off / knitted wedding

Weddings ain't what they used to be. Nowadays the bride and groom may think nothing of parachuting onto a Borneo beach at dawn and quickly slipping into a little Valentino number for a dream ceremony on the shoreline...
Beautiful cakes costing thousands of pounds are intricately iced and hand painted. Each layer a different type of exotic cake, with extraordinary flavours only just invented.
Well-behaved doves are released into the air at just the right moment. Weddings cost a huge amount of money. Endless wedding magazines help people ensure that they look as they should and all dreams will come true on that one incredible fairytale day.
The wedding of Freddie Robins and Ben Coode-Adams was different, it was an entirely knitted, hand made creation by the knitting community. The Cast Off Knitting Group for Boys & Girls placed an ad with download-able knitting patterns for anyone to submit and be part of the visual feast.
The food was knitted...
the paparazzi cameras were knitted..
knitted bubbly...
even the disco ball was knitted...
and of course.. I spy a corker of a knitted wedding ring to go with a fantastically knitted wedding dress....
the bride and groom walked under an arch of giant knitting needles and were showered in knitted confetti...
What a wedding to remember. A great coming together of so many people's generosity, time, energy and spirit. It must have been such a magical day. You can view more of it here.
The wedding was held at Wandsworth's Pump House Gallery.

Congratulations to the bride & groom. What a glorious wedding.

10 comments:

dell said...

the cake! the camera! the champagne!

you find good stuff

KiTTYPiNKSTaRS said...

I think I'd need to knit the groom! I plan on knitting my ideal man one day! :D Fab wedding! I made a sandwich for it..Wholegrain knitted bread, wooly cheese salad!!!

lovely textiles said...

dell - thanks - I'm really glad you're enjoying it x

kittypinkstars - knitted men could be a good plan...

Felipe Urquijo said...

Your work is fantastic and stunning. Congratulation!!! Nadia showed me your blog.
Brilliant!!!

Felipe Urquijo Molina
http://www.felipeurquijo.com/

Cecilia Levy said...

what a wonderful way to celebrate and unite two people - with yarn. all the love and effort people put into the knitted objects. makes me happy to see these photos!

DingDongBell said...

Oh wow, how beautiful and inspiring...

Thankyou for sharing these incredible things with us all!

Jodi said...

do you know where to find the camera pattern? thanks

lovely textiles said...

Hi Jodi
I think Prick Your Finger had some of the patterns for the project in their gallery. Find your way to them via my links and maybe you can contact them directly if you need to, they're really lovely people so I'm sure they'll be helpful.

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What a unique wedding.. never heard of knitted wedding before..

yucalin said...

oh man this stuff is so fun !! love your blog ..peace