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The Wedding : The Little Touches

Here is my final instalment of Wedding posts, I'll stop going on about it now! I hope you've enjoyed nosing at my Wedding as much as I've enjoyed posting about it. It is so nice to look back on the photos.

green bow ties on the back of white chairs at wedding and top table set up

The main colours of our theme were pale green and pink, though in reality as it was a vintage/country garden style theme there was a huge mixture of colours. The hotel provided chair covers and sashes as part of our package. They set the tables up beautifully.

vintage themed wedding decorations birdcages filled with teacups & saucers with flowers

We had birdcages filled with vintage crockery and flowers for the table centre pieces and at the top of the aisle. We were originally going to just have the crockery and flowers but were worried they may get damaged. The bird cages are a great way to protect them and I think it looks fab.

birdcage with teacups & saucers as table decoration, floral table number signs, light curtain behind top table and flower spread - vintage wedding decor

The hotel also provided flowers up to a certain price, the florist kindly agreed to loan us her table number holders and a few other extras by way of an apology as we did complain to the hotel about her a while before the Wedding. She ended up doing a brilliant job, the top table display was stunning. The table number cards are from eBay.

Top table at wedding with white light curtain behind it

We hired a light curtain to sit behind the top table. This made a huge difference to how the room looked, I would recommend them to anyone planning a Wedding. It stayed up in the evening behind the band and looked so nice all lit up.
The Mr & Mrs sign is from a shop called The Range.

wedding place names and favours - bride and groom holders with photo of guest and personalised love hearts

Our favours all came from eBay. I ordered the personalised Love Hearts ages ago, they were real cheap and we got loads. We had enough left over to put on the sweet table in the evening. I wanted to use photos instead of place numbers and Spencer came up with the idea of putting them onto cardboard bride and groom favour holders. Everyone loved these.

epic cakes 3rd floral afternoon tea vintage wedding cake with teapot on top and teacups, cakes , flowers and saucers

The cake. I know you've all seen it a trillion times but I couldn't not include it! 
The three different tiers were orange chocolate and Cointreau, white chocolate and raspberry, plain sponge and vanilla. It tasted gorgeous as well as looking out of this world.

epic cakes 3rd floral afternoon tea vintage wedding cake with teapot on top and teacups, cakes , flowers and saucers

DIY wedding table planner blue and pink floral wedding card holder and wedding guest book

I made the table plan myself. I covered an old notice board in fabric from Cwmbran Inn Shops, glued pegs to it and pegged the lists on. I typed the lists up in word using a font called Old Typewriter that I downloaded from Da Font and added a little bunting image at the top. I printed them out onto card and glued lace onto the bottom of each one.
We had a wishing well for people to put their cards in, the poem that we used to politely ask for cash mentioned a wishing well so we thought we'd best buy one! I added the little 'to have and to hold ' heart that I bought from eBay.
The guestbook is another thing that I found on facebook. I found so many suppliers on there! This came from Blossom Hearts. 

caricaturist at wedding evening

We hired Zowzz, a Caricaturist for the bit in-between the meal and the evening. He stayed for two hours and got through quite a few of the guests. We thought that it was a really nice touch and something for the guests to take home as well as their favours.

wedding sweet table sign and photo challenge for wedding evening

We had a sweet table in the evening, unfortunately there are no pictures of it. I bought this sign from eBay and the photo frame from IKEA. The sweet table went down really well, there were hardly any sweets left. We filled different size kilner jars and decorated them with pretty ribbon. We also had some heart shaped bowls from Wilkinsons. We bought pink and white striped sweet bags and normal kitchen tongs.
I stole the I Spy idea from pinterest. We put this on the tables in the day and in the evening. I typed this myself and printed it onto card.

wedding flip flops for evening guests and photo of bride and guests wearing flip flops

Another idea that I found on the internet. Again, I failed to take a photo of this but thankfully a friend did a little later on, most of the flip flops had gone by this point! We bought something like 20 pairs and only had one pair left at the end of the night, very popular! Even I ended up ditching my Converse for a pair!
We bought the flip flops from Primark, the prices ranged between £1 - 2, we placed them in Spencer's nan's old vintage suitcase. I printed the sign on card and stuck it down with washi tape. 

DIY Wedding photobooth with vintage lace jars and moustaches on sticks

We really wanted a photo booth but they are ridiculously expensive. Instead we had a photo area. We put several props out including wigs, hats and sunglasses along with this sign. The sign came from eBay.
We bought a long piece of material and put this on the wall behind the props. I made little DIY moustaches which I was very pleased with. 
I printed moustaches that I found on Google images, cut them onto card and glued felt over the top. I covered cake pop sticks with washi tape and stuck the moustaches to them. 
I used an old jar to put them in, wrapped lace around it and tied string around the top. I thought this looked quite effective. 

bride and groom using moustache sticks

All professional photos by Paul Adams.

17 comments:

  1. Ah, you had so many lovely little touches! I love the wishing well and the photo area, and the cariciturist (that doesn't look like a real word!) was an awesome touch.
    The seating plan and the little bird cages are gorgeous, too. Looks like a perfect day! Congrats to you both :)

    Jesss xo

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    1. It is a tricky word, I had to google to make sure I was spelling it right!
      Thanks for your lovely comment! x

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  2. Eveything looks stunning Leanne. I bet it was an amazing day :] xxx

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  3. It looks like a perfect day! The different tiers of the cake sound amazing :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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    1. Thank you, the cake was absolutely gorgeous, so tasty! x

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  4. Wow, so many lovely little touches. I love that you did so much of it yourself, or on a budget. Your cake is stunning. xx

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    1. Thanks Liz, we were very proud of ourselves :) x

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  5. I just love that cake so much - it's completely amazing! x

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    1. It is, I still can't believe how well she did it! x

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  6. I can't get over how amazing your wedding was! I'm so jealous xx

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment Ellie! x

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  7. Just an amazing wedding I'm sure. Some of the nicest touches I have ever seem at any wedding xx

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    1. Wow thanks for such a lovely comment Angela! x

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  8. Aww your wedding looked perfect and the little touches you made were just so gorgeous!! xx

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  9. Thank you once again for such a fabulous review, anyone wanting to virtually my portfolio can do so on Facebook Epic cakes or my website http://epiccakes.co.uk. Thanks Leanne xx

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