I know I have been a bit rubbish at writing my account of our wedding but I just didn't know if I could do it any justice as my writing is how can a put it... crap!
So I have decided to just go for it and if people are interested in then great if not then well it doesn't matter.
As I mentioned before we wanted to do a lot of the wedding ourselves, we thought we could use our talents and save a lot of money as our budget was small compared to the average wedding spend.
Between Guy and myself we designed,printed and made our wedding invites this including an R.S.V.P postcard. Our wedding was vintage inspired we wanted the invitations to a have a vintage style to them we incorporated our wedding colours of blue in the writing and pink in the ribbon that we tied around it and the envelopes. You will see in the photograph below that we also managed to sneak in etchings of our dogs (as they were not going to be there on the day)
The RSVP postcard we used an old photograph of Guy's parents house where the reception took place in the garden. If you look closely you will see an outline of a lady in Victorian dress standing on the balcony I love the history of it. I also managed to get my pink hydrangea on it my favourite flower.
You can see from the photograph below that the house hasn't changed a great deal, this was taken on the day the verandha was used later on for the photobooth
The table seating plan was so much fun to put together people often say that trying to plan where everyone is going to sit is so hard. I found it very easy I don't understand when everyone gets split up from the people they know so you end up sitting with complete strangers. I did tables full of groups of our friends or groups of our parents friends and groups of our families. Everyone said afterwards how much they enjoyed the seating.
I had inspiration for the seating plan from an american blog called C is for Charmed which featured a photograph from a bridal magazine that funnily enough was from the UK! Brides UK
I loved this idea and thought how easy it would be to do something similar. I managed to get an old suitcase on ebay for a complete bargain the inside of it was not very pretty so I covered it in a floral fabric.
Each table had a name of a place we liked to go to in Cornwall (where we got engaged)
I collected old postcards and old photographs from our local antique shop, the photographs I really loved as they were pictures of a couple on a trip having a picnic and rowing on the river. I added wooden and paper signs and pinned them inside the case in with pearl top pins.
Around the bottom of the case I placed more wooden signs, some star fish (seaside Cornwall reference) then I framed up the wedding photographs of our parents weddings and their parents weddings (as a reminder of those who were no longer with us but we wanted to be part of our day) and of course a photograph of our dogs (who could not attend the wedding due to being too naughty!) In between the photo frames I arranged small silver vases and a silver monogram jug filled with ivory and pink roses.
Part 3 the dress