Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Time for a bit of the wedding.

It's been weeks since we wed and I'm beginning to forget it ever happened. Due to sheer busyness since returning from honeymoon we've not even had a chance to see our official photos yet. Tomorrow is the day for that! I've quite liked waiting though as it gives us something to bring back the memories when they start to fade.

What I do have to show you is some photos I took the day before the wedding after we'd set the venue up. The venue was a blank canvas which was perfect for us as we could decorate it as we pleased.

We wanted to make the venue look as autumnal as possible with lots of oranges, greens and different prints. The bunting was a joint effort between myself, my mum and my mother in law (my mum crocheted and dyed approx 164 trims for the bunting - can you believe that??). I really loved the scallop shape we went with, I wanted something different than triangle summery bunting - this was an autumn wedding after all!

Homemade jams, marmalades and chutneys acted as favours and name cards. I designed and printed the labels and tags and used the left over fabric from the decorations for the covers - everyone also received a napkin made from the fabric. The idea was to make a patchwork quilt out of these after the wedding as a memento but people liked them so much a lot of them found their way home with the guests!

I already had a small collection of 1950's-1970's coffee and tea pots so decided to use these as the vases for the table flowers. Ebay and I became close friends again as I built my collection up for the big day.

The wall hangings you can see in the background were another labour of love but I will talk about them another time!

Can't wait to see the photos taken by the people who really know how to take photos!


lisa stubbs said...

Ah fantastic! looks brilliant, the bunting is so gorgeous and personal and every time you get it out to trim up you'll remember your special day fab!:)

Jessicat said...

I love the labels on the Jars, such a nice touch to it all.


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