Last week I spoke about finding our perfect wedding venue – see that post here – but I mentioned in that post about how we looked at venues based upon the kind of décor that we wanted to have. We aren’t fancy people and we didn’t want a really sleek modern wedding but something that mirrored our personalities completely so we opted for a somewhat rustic wedding
Chris had one specification – he wanted tweed suits so I thought this would work amazingly with a lot of kraft card, wood, twine and hessian. We wrapped the beams in fairy lights and bunting which gave the most magical twinkling effect. (As we got married in November it was dark by about 4pm so we got to make the most of it!) and we littered the floor and window sills with lanterns with tea lights flickering.
I did a lot of DIY for this wedding – to mimic the bunting hanging from the ceilings, we cut out 100s of cardboard bunting triangles which I did my best fauxligraphy on for peoples place names. We quite often visit our friends and they have them hanging on notice boards etc which is really nice.
For the table decorations we wrapped old jam jars in lace and hessian and these again had twinkly tea lights or flowers in them. We accessorised with some slices of wood courtesty of Chris’s mums back garden trees and kraft cardboard numbers on the tables as well as some cut out love hearts which we hand punched from one of my grandmas old books. In the run up the wedding we spent a lot of time eating foods where the sauces came from jars, and picking up ‘interesting’ looking yoghurts jars. I’m really pleased with how they came out.
As part of our invites we did a ‘logo’ which I drew onto a large kraft scrapbook for a guest book (I got this for about £5 from Hobbycraft!). We also had a fair few children come in the evening of our wedding so I handrew a ‘Lora’ and a ‘Chris’ cartoon for them to colour in. It turns out that almost no children did these but we had a lot from our adult friends and family which I’ve stuck in the guest book. These cartoons were on miniature clipboards which I did the ‘logo’ on too.
For favours I didn’t want sugared almonds or anything that you typically get so we ordered these little personalised jigsaw pieces from Manta Makes for around £10 and hotglued little magnets from Ebay on them. I really loved how the ended up looking at all our friends and family have them on their fridges which I think it really sweet.
I had big plans for making our wedding cake myself but as the weeks got closer and the week running up to the wedding was getting busier, my mum suggested that maybe it wasn’t the best idea. so we ended up asking a family friend who is an incredible baker to whip us up the most delicious naked cake. We had chocolate (chris’ fave), red velvet (my fave), Victoria sponge (a total people pleaser) and lemon drizzle (my mums fave). It was incredible! The wedding cake sat on a wooden slab (c/o of someone on ebay and my dad who drove to the middle of nowhere to collect it for my) and was topped with this wooden cake topper. You gotta know we were having #malcthedog was part of our day!
So there you have it! There is a snap shot of our wedding décor! Coming up on Saturday is a post all about our wedding flowers!
What do you think to the décor we had?
Photographs courtesty of our incredible photographer, Pete Hugo of Peter Hugo Photography.