Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Our Wedding Day: Flowers and Decor

As if you weren't all already sick of hearing about our wedding day I'm back, with another instalment. This time it's all about our flowers and decor...



First up, flowers... I found the beautiful Leona from Every Occasion Florist while reading the 'Brides of Kerry' magazine. She was mentioned by one of the brides in the real wedding section, I looked her up and I’m so glad I did. She got my style and vision instantly. Our flowers were based around a couple of inspiration pictures I found on Pinterest and the three main elements I wanted were Peonies, hydrangea and eucalyptus. As you can see from the pictures Leona did such an amazing job she creates works of art, just look at that arch.



On the decoration front, I made everything I could; all the invitations, booklets, table plan boards, signage, table numbers, colouring books for the kids, hand sewed bows for pew ends, spray painted jars for candles and vases the list goes on. The art degree definitely came in handy. I started the DIY as soon as I started planning, and chipped away at it all on weekends. This meant that by the time the wedding rolled around there was no last minute stress. I'm lucky enough that I design a lot as part of my day job so I was able to do all the stationery myself. This also worked out a lot cheaper and made our budget stretch that little bit further. 




For our guest book we made fun questionnaires that were stuck to the pages for our guests to fill out and doodle on. It was hilarious going through it a couple of days later to see what everyone had written.




With the ombre table numbers that I had picked up in a hobby shop and painted, the jars everyone at work had collected (myself and Shane spent a couple of weekends spraying/crackling them -  there are loads of videos on YouTube on this). I was delighted with how the tables turned out. Leona also filled the jars with flowers after I worked out an arrangement (half the tables had a large centre candle with smaller jars surrounding it with buds, while the other half had a flower arrangement surrounded by jars of tea lights). I then made matching menus which were slotted into the serviette, wrote everyone's names on brown label tags with a pink ribbon that tied it all together.



I was so happy that it all came together in a perfectly imperfect, pretty way. It was exactly how I had imagined it was going to be! 

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