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Where do I start? Well folks, I implore you to at least consider this crucial element (in my humble opinion) when planning your wedding decor.
I know what you’re thinking – that you’ve already got a seemingly endless list of items to fit into a rather stretched wedding budget and lighting really doesn’t feature all that highly.
I get it.
Honestly I do. In fact I’ve been there myself, frantically worrying that I’m going to bankrupt myself in the process of getting this wedding off the ground so that it will be absolutely PERFECT on the day.
Is adding the most fantastic light display that the world has ever seen absolutely essential?
Will it be the end of the world if I depend solely on the existing (and basic) in-house lighting at the venue?
Perhaps not. But what I will say is this…
A well-lit space, and by this I mean, a space that utilises a carefully thought-out lighting design, is key to successfully creating mood and atmosphere within your reception venue.
Lighting is your best friend – in more ways than one. It can actually complement your chosen pieces of decor whilst being an element of display in its own right. Luminary devices subtly help to influence mood and signify the beginning and end of different stages of the wedding day. Plus your photographer will thank you too.
I strongly suggest that you conduct a site visit at your chosen venue to really examine existing lighting facilities in detail.… View the full post.
This week it’s a short but sweet collection of paper and lace DIY’s from around the interweb showing just how versatile these budget beauties can be
I’m totally in love with the lanterns as a slightly more modern take on poms – I can see these looking very contemporary with clean styling and a colour palettes of toning brights…
For a more rustic affair, I’ve picked out two different takes on doilies. First up, the traditional lace kind, sewn together to make runners – a really rustic vintage addition to tables, particularly long trestles, although I can totally see these re-worked for a round table set up too.
And for what must be the cheapset bunting ever, that still looks really sweet and could be made in any colour, how about using paper doilies strung together in this super simple DIY?
Are you DIY-ing this weekend folks?
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Welcome back and consider today’s wedding your daily dose of sunshine. Perfect for planning week this bride created stunning DIY decor and the reception food, entertainment and vibe were exactly what they wanted. A real ‘their day their way‘ wedding mixing traditional elements with a relaxed bohemian reception.
Our photographer was Simon Carr.
We knew that Simon was the ideal photographer for us as soon as we sat down with him for a chat and saw some of his previous albums which were incredible. We loved his relaxed and natural style and his stunning photos really reflect the atmosphere of the day.
Neither Andrew or I like being in front of a camera, and he managed to put us both at ease. Needless to say, we absolutely love the results.
The chapel itself didn’t really need decorating, so we opted for a single large statement arrangement near the altar.
For the marquee, we used a mix of soft flowers in shades picked out from the fabric that we used for the napkins and bunting, all arranged in jam jars that we collected (or pinched from our neighbours’ recycling boxes) over the months leading up to the wedding.
Although I knew roughly what I wanted for the marquee, our florist, Jamie Aston, really brought those ideas to life and they surpassed my expectations on the day.
Andrew’s mum made our delicious cake, which was inspired by one we found in a book by Lindy Smith.… View the full post.