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Friday, November 9, 2012

Guest Post With Alecia - Chicken Scratch NY

  While I am off for my son's wedding, I will be sharing posts from some of my blogging buddies.  

Today I am thrilled to introduce you to Alecia from
Alecia is a recent newlywed and is sharing her special 
day with us!

Thanks Alecia

Hello Kathe With an E readers! My name is Alecia and my online home is Chicken Scratch NY. I live with my (very recent) husband on a small 'farm' in upstate New York. I'm a serious crafter; I sew, paint, crochet, you name it, I've probably tried it! My favorite time to craft is for a holiday. I love Halloween the most but
Christmas is a close second. I got married a little over a month ago to the love of my life. I really did have my dream wedding, we had about 100 of our closest friends and family at an outdoor ceremony with the reception in an old barn. I tried to special and personalized in as many ways as possible. I made my cake toppers to look like the turkeys we raise, we used a fingerprint tree and post cards as a guest book and we created the most elaborate yet rustic cake table I've ever seen! The small details were more important to me than a lot of the big stuff. Some of my favorite parts of the wedding are things most people didn't even know about. When Kathe mentioned she needed guest posters while she was out of town for her child's wedding I knew this would be the perfect thing to share. My dad died when I was 16 and Mikes grandmother passed away two years ago so it was especially important for me to include the two of them. I made my bouquet wrap from burlap and lace from Mikes grandmothers stash. More lace was used for my pennant banners that lined the entrance to the barn. I also had a locket tied to my bouquet with a picture of my dad in it. Unfortunately I don't have a decent picture of the locket, it's the gold circle in the above picture below my fingers. I had my dads father (my Poppy) give me away. I had a set of custom cuff links made for him with a photo of him, my dad, my sister and myself. I really slacked off on these, I ordered them in June but never got a picture to the woman who made them until September. Luckily they made it to me in time for the wedding and now my grandfather has something special to remember the day and my dad. One more little detail I loved was our ring pumpkin. I kept it simple, a silk bow and the rings were slipped on the stem. Very close friends of mine have a pumpkin farm (that's why we had them every where!) and made a pumpkin for Mike and I, the writing is etched into the pumpkin when it's still green and when it heals it scabs over leaving the design. Thanks for reading and many thanks to Kathe for letting me take over for the day. I hope you enjoyed my wedding pictures, don't forget to stop by Chicken Scratch and say hi!  
-- Alecia Horner ChickenScratchNY.com Crafting. Farming. Growing. Cooking. Living.


  1. What a lovely wedding, with some great ideas. Alecia, your hands are unbelievably beautiful! You should be a hand model! (if you aren't!)

  2. It sounds like you had a beautiful day! I love the special touches you added. Congratulations!