DIY Wedding Details - Golden Rabbits11:11
Pretty much every detail of our wedding was hand crafted by us from our venue flowers, bouquets and button holes to our centre pieces and cake stand, sometimes it was to be a bit thrifty and save money and sometimes it was just to make the day even more personal. Looking back I'm really proud of what we achieved and 100% would encourage you to do the same if you've got a crafty streak! One of my favourite and easiest DIYs that we undertook was our little golden bunnies which nestled within our centrepieces. Being a crazy bunny mama I definitely wanted to add bunnies into our wedding day but without being cheesy, tacky or completely over the top, so when we were thinking of table names we came up with the idea of naming each table after one of the rabbits from Watership Down. Our table was Bigwig (in homage to our furry lionhead Biggie) and then we had Hazel, Pipkin, Fiver, Holly & Acorn, I don't think everyone will have worked out the reason for the names but props to everyone who did!
Our colour scheme was nudey pinks and metallics, so I thought some cute little golden bunnies would look perfect hidden amongst our golden jars in the centrepieces, but no matter how high and low I looked I couldn't find anything that suited apart from the obvious Lindt Chocolate Bunny. So after further searching I stumbled across these cute little pastel porcelain bunnies from Lisa Angel Gifts for around £3 a piece, the only problem was that they were a lucky dip so you couldn't choose the style or colour you were getting, but knowing we already had gold spray paint left over from the jars I didn't see this being a big issue!
In all honesty we probably should of used a primer on the rabbits before spraying as they paint didn't sit too well and either slid straight off or bubbled a little so it took about 4 or 5 coats to get the desired finish, but all the little defects from spraying paid off really well as it gave them a but if a vintage look which really complimented the few 1920s nods that we'd included. You can see our finished bunnies in all their golden glory on my wedding post here! The spray paint we picked up from Wilkinsons for £4, but we already had this anyway from our other crafts so technically didn't cost anything for this DIY but if you wanted to create them yourself it would only be £19 for the 5 bunnies and paint which I personally don't think is too bad for a centrepiece addition!
Let me know what you think, and if you'd consider doing something similar yourself!