Today Hester from Wedding in a Teacup tells us about how to use living potted plants and greenery in weddings, rather than cut flowers. With some super helpful tips, it’s a must-read for any brides-to-be looking for quirky eco-chic ideas.
Over to Hester…
We love the idea of living flowers and greenery at a wedding. They look natural and informal and are a great way to add practical decoration, but more than that – there’s something about having something living on your day that is so wholly positive!
We like tables named after love-in-the-mist or sage, with pots and gardeners labels to mark them; tiny flower pots doubling as place markers and favours (check out our personalised labels created with these in mind); and an apple crate of herbs or flowers as a luscious table plan holder.
At about this time I will probably be meeting Susanne from The Blue Carrot in deepest Cornwall, over 300 miles from my home. If you’ve just joined us, this week I am on a TNWC South West Roadtrip travelling around Somerset, Devon and Cornwall visiting a number of the lovely wedding businesses listed in the directory.
Over to Sarah…
Hi everyone! In this blog I will be writing about some of the creative projects we are doing for the wedding, with less than 3 months to go everything is starting to get a bit crazy!
One of my projects is using a gorgeous old gate dad came across, we were thinking of painting it but soon decided it was perfect as it was. I’m going to use it to display picture of myself and Lee. I’m also going to decorate it with lovely trinkets and bunting along the top.
My mum has been busy making bunting, we were told we’d need 150 meters worth – my mum nearly fainted at the thought! She’s making lots of progress after lots of trouble with it – we sourced our fabric from charity shops and eBay, and I bet it will look stunning!
So we had a little break last week from our TNWC Real Brides series – the first of our real brides, Caroline, got married on May 18th in a beautiful farm wedding (you can see a gorgeous picture of Caroline and Gareth on their wedding day here on Facebook) and I can’t wait to hear all about it.
Today we have Emma back with us, and she only has 8 weeks to go until her big day in Cornwall. These weddings are all coming so quickly! She has a couple of gorgeous craft projects to share with you all today – a pretty decorated bottles for table flowers, a homemade blackboard seating plan, and the sweetest aisle liners I’ve seen.
Over to Emma to tell you what they’ve been up to…
All The Small Things (seem to bring the biggest headache)
Up until a week ago I was feeling calm, organised and under control with the planning going swimmingly. Then suddenly with less than 8 weeks to go (EXCITED!) I started to get a bit worrisome. All the big things have been well and truly ticked off the list but the little things seem like they have started breed!
I suspect this happens to every bride and the point at which where ‘bridezilla’ may start to rear her ugly head, I can feel it bubbling beneath the surface now… I think the main problem is worrying that we will forget something! Like having enough tables for the caterer to put food on, sorting out music for the ceremony and how we are going to play it outside in the amphitheatre.
I have been worrying about things that we had slightly overlooked; like what we can feed our vegan guests when we are having a hog roast and cream tea (slight fail). The only oven on site is an outdoor pizza oven…hmmm, still to be solved.
I wanted something a little different to share today and I adore the dark blue and gold of this star sign wedding inspiration. As a teenager I was just a bit obsessed by star signs (anyone else?), I even had a star sign board game. I still find star signs fascinating, although I’m less obsessed, but definitely feel I’m a lot like mine – Taurus in case you’re wondering!
I’ve not seen any other wedding inspiration that incorporates star signs, but I think this does it so elegantly with the use of dark blue and gold, and I especially love the above idea of creating a star sign themed table plan. How fun to use the constellations as the focal point with your guests’ names round the edge of them.
You can also incorporate other subtle touches that reflect star signs and the night sky (perfect I think for a dusk wedding with tables twinkling with tea lights), such as table numbers with flecked gold card and this fun idea of a star-shaped place names slotted between the fork.
Firstly a big warm welcome if you are coming here today for the first time – I do hope you’ll find lots of ideas and inspiration to help you plan your wedding. My bit of inspiration for today is for anyone having a summer wedding and who doesn’t want a traditional paper table plan. This idea is really sweet, using white painted pots, filled with lavender plants as a table plan. Small blackboards display the table numbers – you can get them on pegs so you could clip them to the side of the pot, or on sticks that can […]Read more
This idea doesn’t need much explaining, but I thought it was a fun way to display your table plans – simply saw notches into birch branches and prop your place cards into them. One branch for each table, it couldn’t be simpler. Lovely if you’re planning a woodland, outdoorsy wedding – and if you’re looking for a venue that fits this bill there are a growing number of them on the directory – and more coming shortly! I’ve got a lovely New Wives Club post coming tomorrow from a friend of mine, a great idea for your wedding or your […]Read more
I’m not a huge fan of going with wedding ideas that don’t mean much to you or that don’t have relevance to you as a couple. It seems rather daft to use things simply for the sake of it, when there must be so many other ideas out there that do mean something to you that can be incorporated into your wedding day. So I’m not suggesting this is an idea for everyone, but its a pretty clever idea I think – perfect if you are a book lover, or perhaps you met in a University library. This table plan […]Read more