There's no denying Rock My Wedding love a DIY wedding and this one at East Afton Farmhouse is no exception! A rustic day complete with orange tones, amazing table place settings, a Conga and of course, an iconic sparkler exit for the bride and groom. Recommended supplier, Steph Newton Photography, captured the day beautifully, you can just feel the love and joy oozing out the photos! We hope you enjoy this one as much as we do. Make sure you get ready to pinbecause there is a lot of inspiration you are going to love here - especially that lovely hoop table plan and hexaganol backdrop decor!!

East Afton Farmhouse wedding with orange flowers

Henry and I decided to make it a wedding weekend. It meant all guests stayed next door in glamping huts and cottages which was so nice because it meant on the wedding day everyone knew each other and we could enjoy the whole day together. Our venue was a dry hire venue which meant every detail of the wedding was completely unique to us. Together we made all of our stationery and wedding signs, we even had Henry's Mum draw little cartoon pictures of our dog to personalise our wedding wine. They included little puns like 'Chateuxneuf du Pup' 'Cote du Pawvance Reggie Rose'.

Anastasia & Henry

Our venue was a mix of rustic and modern. So, we made sure our styling was a good combination of both and included lots of woods and soft materials. These included modern glassware, charger plates and signage. The key thing for us was to have a real standout colour that would be incorporated throughout our East Afton farmhouse wedding. Henry and I love burnt orange and knew that would look perfect amongst subtle greens, whites and blush tones. It was a struggle to find items in burnt orange (especially bridesmaid dresses), but it definitely paid off!

DIY Wedding

Henry & I put a lot of personal touches into our day at East Afton farmhouse through various DIY projects! We made our aisle arbour, signage, table plan and all our stationery including menu cards. We wanted to find ways that people could re-use their menu and place cards so decided to use seeded paper which meant people could take them home and plant them and they'd grow wildflowers. We also made gift hampers as favours including personalised Reggie (our dog) wine, personalised chocolate bars, homemade jam, smores. The boxes were lovely wooden crates with our wedding logo stamped on the side.

DIY decor at East Afton Farmhouse wedding with singing waiters

After listening to the RMW podcast I knew I had to include a videographer in our budget because I'd heard a lot of people say that they'd really regretted not getting one. I always look back on videos I take and knew it would be something we could treasure forever and really bring the wedding back to life! I watched hundreds of wedding videos by videographers but none were really grabbing me until I found Ground Films.

Anastasia & Henry

We love the wooden hexagon decorated in the orange flowers at this East Afton farmhouse wedding. It provided the perfect backdrop to this couples ceremony photos! And this eco-friendly bride and groom decided to pass on this piece of decor to another lucky couple by listing it on Recycle My Wedding! We aren't surprised this piece was snapped up!! But don't worry as we do have lots of other beautiful wedding pieces for you to pick from. Although you need to keep an eye out because gems like this don't hang around for long!

Imogen Read

Written by Imogen Read

Featured suppliers

Photographer: Steph Newton Photography | Venue: East Afton Farmhouse | Videographer: Ground Films | Entertainment: Silver Service Singers, Crabbie's Disco, Wight Entertainment | Flowers: Bembridge Flower Shop | Food: Oasis Catering | Hair & Makeup: Style Sisters | Bride Dress: Pronovias | Bridal Boutique: Rachel Ash Boutique | Bridesmaid Dresses: Nasty Gal | Jewellery: Honeybourne Jewellery | Hair Accessory: JJ's House | Suits: Mr Macky's Menswear | Planner/Stylist: The Wedding Bee | Decor & Hire: Coast & Country Marquees, Duchess & Butler, Wight Entertainment, Ester & Erik, Dress Its Yourself

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