ove. It’s funny how it can just sneak up on you. One day you’re living life as you’ve always known it and then the next you’ve meet a person who can change your perspective on everything.
Dessa was having a hard time with the fact that she would have to take an extra semester in order to get her degree and graduate. But it was during that unplanned extra semester that she would meet first-semester student Jonathan.
During that last/first semester Dessa and Jonathan would find themselves in class together every day of the week. They built up a friendship over the semester and before they knew it they had become best friends. Dessa would later admit that by this point she was already head over heels for Jonathan.
Before she graduated, Jonathan got up the courage to tell Dessa that his feelings for her went deeper than just friendship and they began dating shortly after.
During Jonathan’s last semester, after years of dating, he decided that he wanted to propose to Dessa. But how? Dessa is an avid crafter and Jonathan wanted to make this proposal truly special. He knew right from the beginning that the proposal was going to have something to do with crochet. So Jonathan secretly spent his last semester learning how to crochet. He picked up a hook, yarn, and enlisted the help of one of Dessa’s best friends to teach him how to crochet.
Jonathan wanted to craft a pillow to tie the ring to for the proposal. The original plan was to create a pillow about ringbearer sized, to tie the ring to. But he quickly learned, as most of us do, the importance of swatching. The pattern he chose turned out to be a full-size pillow pattern, which was much larger than what he had originally planned. For those of you who are looking to do something similar, Dessa and I tracked down the original pattern and we believe it was the Conversation Heart Pillow by Sisterly Studios.
Jonathan gave his heart and an engagement ring to Dessa in a proposal that caught her quite by surprise, and of course, she said yes!
Now it was time for Dessa’s crafting bug to kick in. Their wedding was full of DIY elements that are sure to inspire you!
A pre-wedding gift made by Dessa, in anticipation of their big day. Pattern: Bride and Groom Beanies from Lady Jay Crochet
Dessa used to have to wear her hair up at her job. To make herself feel better about it she would crochet herself earrings. When it came time for her wedding day she decided to crochet earrings for each of her bridesmaids. A little something blue. These don’t have a pattern but Dessa is considering selling these on Etsy. Let her know in the comments if you think it’s a good idea…hint hint, it’s a great idea!
An embroidered handkerchief, which came in handy during their touching ceremony.
Dessa’s wedding topper, a paper replica of the pillow that Jonathan created.
Dessa hand-crocheted dishcloths for each of her guests as a wedding favor. Pattern: The Home Sweet Home Dishcloth by Lady Jay Crochet, modified without the bobble edge.
I was upset about having an extra semester to graduate, but I truly believe God had other plans! -Dessa Perdue
Congratulations Dessa and Jonathan! I couldn’t think of a better wedding to kick of wedding features on Bobble Club House. If you have a DIY-filled wedding story to share please contact BobbleClubHouse@gmail.com, subject line Wedding Feature!