I love old wooden seed trays. I discovered a whole stack of them at a local salvage yard for about a £1 a piece, and I went a bit mad buying lots without any idea what I was going to do with them. Above are some simple ideas on how you can use them, from trays to carry drinks or a fun way to display wedding favours.
If you can find old ones they are often perfectly worn and weathered looking for that rustic edge so many of us want to add to our weddings. If you’re like me and you don’t want your wedding day to feel polished, which it’s easy to do if you are incorporating so many little details, then old practical items like seed trays are a brilliant way to balance it out.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while know, you will know that I like ideas that are simple and not difficult to acheive. What could be simpler than these folded napkins tied with some rustic twine and a sprig of herbs or single flower tucked beneath?
Twine like this can be bought from most garden centres now, or you can buy it online from places like Nutscene – a valuable resource for all natural, DIY brides.
I love for recycled brown card – and I like how this invitation has the white writing, although I’m still looking for effective ways to do this yourself.
I did try using a white paint pen on brown card, but with little success. Anyone have any tips on how to get white writing onto brown card at home yourself without any fancy gear?
Such exciting news to tell you all – our wedding is featured on Love My Dress today! You can (finally!) see the photos from our wedding – the lovely Annabel who runs Love My Dress has called it a Rustic, Outdoor, Eco-Chic, Country Garden Wedding.
I would love to know what you all think. There are so many more lovely photos from our wedding and other details that I will be sharing here on my blog, so please check back or stay in touch by adding your email address to the mailing list (you can find it on the righthand side of this page).
Like our ‘save the date’ cards, we also made all our wedding stationery. There was an invitation, a booklet of wedding details, a RSVP postcard, and a gift envelope. Everything was tied up together with red and white string with a tiny brown luggage tag onto which I hand-stamped our RSVP date. I’m one of those people (I hope there are others out there!) who knows in my mind what I want something to look like, but don’t always know how to translate that into reality. So although here you can see lovely photos of the finished invitation set, it […]Read more
So I’m completely overwhelmed by the magnitude of trying to share photos and details of our wedding. I just don’t know where to start and decided the best option would be to ask where you think I should start.
1. Crafty DIY paper items
2. Collecting cow parsley
3. Sign painting
4. Jam jar lantern making
Today we have finally seen the ‘official’ photographs taken by Mark Tattersall, which will obviously follow shortly (and are incredible!), but there were so many DIY projects, handmade elements, collecting of gorgeous treasures in the lead up to our wedding that I want to share those too.
I’ve included a selection of images here as examples (saving all my favourite bits for later).
5. Building an ice cream cone holder
6. Collecting old bits and pieces
7. Tiny flag making
8. Freshly washed vintage crockery
On 21st May 2011, I married Mr Rigg at my family home in Gloucestershire. We had an incredible week leading up the ‘big day’, an indescribably wicked wedding day, and a fab honeymoon.
Today we are back to reality and still reliving the past two weeks. I have SO much to share with you all and can’t wait – not sure how I’m going to organise it, but really, really excited to tell you all about it.
Above it a picture taken on my wedding day of my little sister, my little brother (can you believe he’s only 15!) and me. Stay tuned for all the details of what we made, how we decorated the garden and church, what we ate, and of course what we wore (and more!).
Having a wedding planning crisis today – all feels like it’s getting a bit ‘big’ and far from what I first wanted our wedding to be about – so this intimate Nashville wedding is a great reminder to me of how weddings can be.
There are lots of pretty details like this handmade ring pillow and assortment of vintage bottles filled with flowers.
The bride wore this gorgeous antique dress and her bridesmaids were in shades of purple.