This past weekend The Grassroots Wedding Fair participated in Love Vancouver Love Your Planet at Olympic Village on the Vancouver waterfront. We demonstrated how to make our lovely 3D paper hearts that so many people seem interested in.
It was a glorious sunny day and despite the cool breeze we had many people stopping by to make our little DIY decoration. Our whole booth swayed in the wind as our long 3D circle and heart decorations beckoned to the crowd. I will not miss out on reporting that our booth was described as simply lovely. With all our supplies on hand the hearts were ready to be constructed.
Hearts were cut out with a punch and gathered together in bunches of at least six. A line was created with the awl down the centre of the heart to create a minimum of 4 holes through which embroidery thread was sewn.
Once this complete a bead can be thread through the bottom string and the edges of the hearts folded over along the thread line to create the 3D effect!
Over 30 people took part in making our 3D hearts.
The one thing I enjoy most about attending events such as these is being with like minded people and sharing our story with the public. When I tell people we have a website with ideas on how to have a sustainable wedding with an event once a year to showcase our amazing vendors people are very excited. My greatest joy is hearing the positive feedback from such people. And I also enjoy speaking truthfully about our event, the commitment our vendors have to their community, and making a difference without any greenwashing.
Love Vancouver was a great event and well attended for its first year. The music was fabulous, the company inspiring and the location was perfect for the numbers of cyclists and passerbyers that visited. I would love to come back and be a part of this event next year and who knows what new inspired DIY idea we will have to share.
Many tasty treats were also at the festival and two caught my eye.
photos by sweet earth photographics
Article by Shona Dion