It is so lovely to be back with TNWC Real Bride Ellie today after a bit of a gap in posts. I have just this week been contacting a handful of (hopefully!) new TNWC Real Brides to introduce you to. Today we have a Real Brides first – a groom-to-be has written this fab post (thanks Jon!), which details how him and Ellie created a set of giant light-up letters for their up-coming wedding.
Over to Jon to tell you how to create them…
We were looking for giant light-up letters that we want to hang at the end of the field when we get married in May – a huge ‘J & E’ to welcome everyone to the party. However, each letter cost nearly £200 each to buy – and not much less to rent. This was way out of our budget. However, I was a bloke looking for a blokey wedding job – and confidently proclaimed that they’d be easy enough to make. It turns out (fortunately) that it was actually quite simple!
I’ve included a step-by-step on how to do it below. It is significantly cheaper to build them yourself – all three letters’ raw materials came to about £150 (mostly electrics), and they take a bit of time to put together, but if you’re like me and enjoy pottering around outside with a cup of tea and some power tools, then read on!
This colourful pom pom garland is just so fun, and could be used in so many ways to bring cheer to your wedding ceremony or reception spaces. I love how it’s been used here to create the aisle between the hay bale benches for this outdoor wedding ceremony.
I had a bit of a search for how to make these kind of mini fabric pom poms, and found this handy tutorial for a DIY Fabric Flower Garland, which pretty much details how to make something similar. Another craft project to add to the wedding wish list!
Set among the woods with a swoon-worthy sunset as a backdrop today’s beautiful rustic chic wedding of the gorgeous Claire and Andrew is pure wedding magic! Stunning creative homemade details, tipi tents from TNWC recommended supplier Papakata with festoon lighting and page boys in bow ties are just a few of the many things I am sure you are going to love about this wedding!
Claire and Andrew were wed in the summer in South Yorkshire on a gloriously sunny day. Their reception venue having never before been used for that purpose, required meticulously planning from scratch to create the beautiful day we are sharing with you today.
With bride Claire being a designer by profession, you can understand how it all was executed so perfectly and you are guaranteed to find some fantastic do-it-yourself inspiration along the way. So on that note it is over to the lovely lady herself, beautiful bride Claire with all the details from their big day.
Pastel iced doughnuts decorated with crystallised flowers and mini chocolate eggs? Could these be any more pretty and totally perfect for a spring wedding if you ask me.
Made by TNWC Recommended Supplier Eat My Flowers, inspired by Martha Stewart, these doughnuts are made using bought doughnuts, a simple icing, and crystallised flowers. I would love to try this out with mini ring doughnuts (if such a thing exists!) – packaged in individual brown craft boxes wouldn’t they make lovely wedding favours? In fact I don’t think they’d make it home!
Are you ready to be blown away by today’s glamourous couple and their beautiful wedding? We are bringing you a candlelit church ceremony! Yes that’s right, candlelit, in a quaint old church, during a thunderstorm, how flipping romantic!
The gorgeous details and romance doesn’t stop there, there are elegant blush bridesmaids, to-die-for DIY details, a vintage ice-cream trike, garden games on the lawn, Scottish dancing…I could go on and on.
Dominique and Nick’s ‘everything we love’ themed wedding took place in August last year in the beautiful grounds of a private school , in Thornton, Buckinghamshire. With nods to the 1930’s and a relaxed bohemian feel this wedding truly is a feast for the eyes.
The beautiful images captured by the talented TNWC Recommended Supplier Bohemian Weddings and words by bride Dominique tell the rest of their gorgeous wedding story.
Today we’re sharing our favourite 15 natural wedding favours – all perfect for bringing an eco-chic touch to your wedding day thanks you’s for your guests (check out more from our series of favourite 15 for 2015).
We are showcasing a mixture of homemade and bought wedding favours, and where possible have included links and prices of each wedding favour to give you an idea of costs. Hopefully there’s a little something for everyone!
Finally, if you’re looking for even more ideas for wedding favours then check out our Favours section on the directory for a great range from some fab eco-friendly and ethical businesses. We even have suppliers who stock a range of boxes and bags to package up your DIY wedding favours, which you can find here.
Dainty wedding favour jars of homemade jam
Who doesn’t love a pot of homemade jam? Perfect if you have a friend or family maker who makes delicious preserves, just delegate the jam making to them and provide some sweet little jars for them to fill.
Hessian and twine wrapped potted herb wedding favours
Another simple DIY wedding favour option – buy some potted herbs, wrap them in squares of hessian and tie up with twine. Done!
Handstamped vintage ‘love spoon’ tea spoon wedding favours
A real keepsake wedding favour that your guests can treasure, vintage teaspoons stamped with ‘love spoon’ (in this case in Welsh). Read more about these vintage teaspoons here.
Well it has just about been forever since I last shared some wedding cake inspiration here on my Cake Love feature, but I am back with an absolute beauty that I’m convinced you’ll all fall in love with.
This exquisite ‘Summer Meadow’ wedding cake was designed and made by our very own Amy Swann Cakes who you will find listed in the Cakes section of our directory. Amy is a firm favourite of ours with her incredible talent at creating sugar paste flowers that look almost more real than real flowers!