Morning! We have skipped a few seasons and headed straight to winter today. The reason I love this wedding is that Rebecca and Neil managed to achieve such a pretty day on a budget of 5k. I love the natural foliage as decor, and the DIY touches but what I really liked was how gorgeous Neil’s suit from River Island looks. I have blogged a lot of weddings and every now and again I am taken back by what a good job high street shops can do. I hope you enjoy this wedding and can take away some ideas if you’re on a budget too.
We wanted a rustic winter wedding theme – inspired by beautiful foliage and ferns. We found some vintage looking tealight holders online and some candleholders to match from B&Q. We used some my old books to fill the windowsills because I’m a huge bookworm and it also added to the vintage look.
Bride made all the invitations, place-cards, seating plan, order of service and thank you cards
Floribunda Rose did the bouquets and the centerpieces. Bride’s mother did the rest of the arrangements with the baby’s-breath
A family friend made it for us – we had carrot cake for the bottom and lemon cake for the top!
Suit – River Island
Ties – Asos
Pocket square – Asos
When we stepped outside the church and we were alone (as everyone went out a separate entrance) – and we embraced as if we hadn’t seen each other in weeks
Dorothy Perkins for dresses/ ebay for shoes and faux shawl
Our friend is a musician and put together a band especially for us for the evening and the groom put together an ipod playlist to play in between sets.
Figure out what are the most important parts for both of you e.g those elements that you can’t compromise on price, whether it’s food, flowers or your dress and then you won’t stress about the rest. There is always a lot of pressure to make the day really personal and quirky– whether it is table names or guest book. We took the perspective that it is just about celebrating with our closest family and friends–we made a lot of decisions based on what we like but also based on what we thought our guests would like too.