For me, creating a welcoming wedding reception table for your guests to dine at is an extremely important part of a wedding. I love touches such as flickering candles, a sprinkling of fresh flowers, and soft fabrics.
If I was still planning my wedding, this image above would definitely have been added to my inspiration folder when it came to dressing our tables. I love the natural hessian/linen cloth draped over the table, the collection of mason jars emitting their soft candlelight, and those jolly looking menus that along with the floral colour break up an otherwise quite neutral palette.
We are under a deep blanket of snow here in Cheshire (yey!) but my house is decorated with sunny coloured daffodils that are just bursting to open in the warmth of our little house. Seeing daffodils and narcissi popping up everywhere really has got me thinking about spring, and what better way to get started on some spring wedding inspiration that sharing this lovely idea for wedding favours.
These spring bulbs wrapped up in pretty fabric or vintage hankies couldn’t be simpler to do, even for those of you who aren’t super confident with DIY or handmade things. Simply take a small bundle of spring bulbs and wrap them in a square of cheerful fabric (a collection of vintage hankies would work perfectly), gather it up and tie into a little bundle some stripy butchers string or twine.
I was so excited to come across these pictures yesterday – SO excited! Ever since I saw this beautiful idea for a bridal necklace made from real flowers I have been wishing for more brides to do this, and finally someone has. How much more beautiful can you get than necklaces made from real, fresh, living flowers? They’re like flower crowns but perhaps even better.
These bridesmaids each wore a necklace made from different flowers – from tiny pink rose buds, to succulents and orchids.
People Tree is one of the original fair trade clothing brands in the UK and one that I love. As ‘ethical’ and ‘fairtrade’ has become more mainstream it has been great to see People Tree’s collections grow and there to be even more choice of beautiful clothes.
I ended up on their website checking out what was in their sale when I spotted a number of dresses that I thought would make perfect summer bridesmaid dresses and knew I had to share them with you.
Please bear in mind these are currently in the January 2013 sale so they might not stay around long. Even if you come across this post later, do check out their current collections as I’m sure there will be more lovely items - www.peopletree.co.uk.
Lora V Neck Dress
This vintage inspired dress is made from a pretty floral print in 100% organic Fairtrade certified cotton and is £37.50 (50% off) in the People Tree sale. Perfect for a English country garden wedding.
What could be more beautiful than a wedding dress made from jasmine flowers for a bride who grew up and got married in her home of Bali? I have been totally sucked into the beauty of this wedding, of how it so effortlessly sits within its setting.
Just a little bit of autumn wedding table decorating inspiration on the blog today. I love this design with it’s autumnal coloured checked tablecloth and simple display of pine cones and candles – it’s such an achievable look and I think that’s fab.
There are some incredible ideas out there for decorating your wedding tables, but sometimes I find them a bit overwhelming – I’m sat there wondering how on earth I would be able to recreate something similar to these elaborate designs on the scale of a wedding (they only ever show one table done up) and also how much it would cost! I completely understand that they’re there to provide inspiration and that you can just pull certain elements, but I do like seeing the occasional idea that looks totally do-able.
I think this look would be even more beautiful if you used those soft golden beeswax candles – and the smell is beautiful!
I really wanted to share some inspiration from this wedding because not only is it beautiful but because I’m very familiar with the lovely lady whose wedding it was. The bride, Brigitte, is one of my lovely readers who whilst planning her wedding was always leaving me sweet comments on my blog posts and Facebook page – it’s so nice to be able to become familiar with one of my readers like that.
Brigitte got married in July at Goldbrick House in Bristol and had the styling help of Kirsten, the talent who is The Little Wedding Helper to make her ideas a reality. To honour Paris, the city they got engaged in Brigitte and her fiance Graham included some nice French touches to their day, which had such a romantic feel to it. What I particularly loved was Brigitte’s table decorations and floral arrangements – you often see weddings inspired by Paris, but I think this one captures that essence the nicest.