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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All professional photos by Paul Adams.