TA-DAH!!

Photo made by Sanne Popijus

I can’t describe how immensely happy I am with this shawl! After blocking it turned out just great. A great drape, a perfect size (150 by 51cm) and a nice feel to it. The beads add a bit of weight (well, a bit, I believe it was 200g of beads!) to the fine yarn which would otherwise flutter with every gust of wind. Instead, it’s very snuggly around your shoulders and exceptionally warm. Except when you put the shawl on with the beads on the inside. Then you get a bit of a cold jolt!

Photo made by Sanne Popijus

Doesn’t it go great with my dress? The colours match very well, especially considering that I could never put them next to it. I didn’t have a ball of Alpaca Rhythm to bring to my dress appointment and once I decided on the yarn, my dress was tucked away at the shop waiting for the big day! The pink beads just add a little bit of colour to something that would otherwise have been completely white/ivory. It looks very classy, doesn’t it?

Photo made by Sanne Popijus

Remember when I said that before blocking, the chains all looked a bit wobbly and uneven? Blocking fixed that completely. Really, try it if you haven’t already. I’ve got a full tutorial for blocking here.

Photo made by Sanne Popijus

Now before you think that the wedding was all about me, let me show you my handsome groom. Even in the morning, before the ceremony he did well, keeping me dry during the photoshoot (you wouldn’t say, but it really came pouring down at times) and avoiding stepping on my dress. He even kept my shawl from falling into the mud at one point. Yep, he’s a keeper.

Next week I’ll share the pattern with you! I’ve got a diagram in the works too. Until then!

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Marja
Wat zien jullie er allebei prachtig uit.
Wanneer ik schrijf dat ik de shawl een plaatje is geworden doe ik de jurk, het pak, de bloemen te kort.
Een heel mooi geheel.
Heel veel geluk voor jullie samen gewenst.
Lieve groet,
Marja July 24, 2017 10:55 - Reply
Gillian
Firstly congratulations and I wish you a long and happy marriage. Both of you look amazing.
The shawl in gorgeous and I'm looking forward to making one , thank you very much for sharing. July 24, 2017 12:06 - Reply
Sarah
SOOOOOOO beautiful!!! And the shawl! xxxx July 24, 2017 12:29 - Reply
Jen Tyler
Congratulations! Wishing you both many happy, healthy, prosperous and joyous years together! You look absolutely stunning, like a fairy Queen, the shawl is gorgeous, like gossemer with beads of dew. Just lovely, everything! <3 xox July 24, 2017 15:05 - Reply
Barbara Seiver
Best wishes to you both! You did a beautiful job - the beads even coordinate with your hair ornament! Now store your wedding shawl carefully. I love the tradition of using it again as your first child's baptism wrap. July 24, 2017 15:30 - Reply
Kat
Prachtig! July 24, 2017 15:31 - Reply
mamadammeke
Oooooo waaauw!!! Wat waren jij en je sjaal prachtig!!! July 24, 2017 21:13 - Reply
suzanprincess
Wonderful combo: Beautiful bride with beautiful shawl! Add in great photography to show off both very well = perfect wedding memory preserved. Wishing you and your groom a forever happy life together. July 25, 2017 10:30 - Reply
Shelagh
Congratulations! You look beautiful and the shawl is stunning. I love its simplicity. July 25, 2017 13:21 - Reply
Daphne | Haak & Maak
Wat een prachtig plaatje! Je zag er geweldig uit, de sjaal maakt het helemaal af. Heel veel geluk samen! July 26, 2017 08:04 - Reply
Ilse (by-ik.blogspot.nl)
Heel mooi! Zowel de sjaal als jijzelf als de bruidegom. Prachtig.
Van harte gefeliciteerd en heel veel geluk samen!
Groet, Ilse July 26, 2017 21:28 - Reply
Lisa Stein
Absolutely gorgeous. Exquisite. You, and the shawl. July 27, 2017 06:37 - Reply
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