Favourite Natural Wedding Details: favours, table plans, wedding cakes, DIY projects, transport & children-friendly weddings
Charlie / 29 November 2017
Natural Wedding Details
For the third part of our Real Wedding Favourites mini series we are bringing you are Favourite Natural Wedding Details. As you might imagine, choosing ‘favourites’ in this category is really hard. It’s also a lot down to personal preference. My suggestion is to enjoy browsing through our blog archive for inspiration for your wedding details.
Our Favourite Wedding Favours
Hot Chocolate Mugs with a Vintage Welsh ‘Love Teaspoon’
Nik was one of our first TNWC Real Brides and together with her husband Chris they created a true-to-them chilled out wedding at their home. We followed many of the details that Nik created for their wedding, but it was hot chocolate inspired wedding favours that I really loved.
Nik decorated a mug for each guest that they served hot chocolate in at their wedding, and gave the mug along with a vintage teaspoons with the words ‘LLwy Garu’ (Welsh for ‘love spoon’) stamped onto it as wedding favours. Useful and beautiful.
Charlie’s favourite wedding favours come from Nik and Chris’ chilled out rustic coastal farm wedding. Vintage teaspoons from Rescue & Revive and mugs hand decorated by the bride. Photography by Pete Cranston Photography.
Nik’s wedding dress was also one of our favourites, which you can see in our Natural Wedding Styles post.
Charli and Sam’s sunny laid back village wedding with outdoor ceremony, locally grown flowers and tea cup wedding favours
Joanna / 28 March 2017
It certainly feels as though Spring has sprung, and what better way to celebrate but with a gloriously sunny, cheerful and laid back village wedding.
Charli and Sam’s special day has an authentically wholesome vibe to it. Just looking at these beautiful photographs by Freckle Photography you get the sense that their day was true to them. While their ‘official’ nuptials took place in the edifying surrounds of historical Bath, their outdoor ceremony and marquee celebrations were set in the village Charli grew up in.
The couple’s decisions typify the quintessential natural English wedding: hay bales, locally sourced wildflowers and homemade bunting, and it really is lovely. Emma of Freckle Photography, one of our recommended suppliers, has captured the happiness of their day perfectly. Let’s chat to bride Charli to find out more…
Beth and Robert’s spring Devon farm wedding with foraged wildflowers, yurts and a feast of local food
Charlie / 14 March 2017
Beth and Robert’s spring Devon farm wedding is overflowing with many of my wedding “favourites”. Favourites such as…getting married in May, spring wildflowers, and yurts. Captured by our friend Jennie Hill Photography, this down-to-earth wedding is a real family affair, with a sprinkling of handmade details and pretty touches.
Although the wedding was held at the family farm in Devon, it is dotted with elements that share the couples love of Scotland. As we sit here in March with hints of warmer weather and spring flowers starting to bloom, I’m certain this spring Devon farm wedding is going to get you dreaming of spring.
Charlie / 15 March 2013
This wedding cake is absolutely genius! It’s almost all of my favourite things rolled into one wedding cake – childhood memories, Victoria sponge cakes and pretty flowers. Can you even look at it without smiling?
I love that it’s a homemade wedding cake (I’ve recently been asking for advice/tips over on my Facebook page on how to make tiered Victoria sponge wedding cakes) and with perhaps the jolliest handmade wedding cake topper ever.
Charlie / 6 February 2013
Today I have an incredible real wedding. It is utterly epic (I don’t use words like that often) and it’s not short on beautiful ideas and inspiration if that’s what you’re looking for. I’ve even broken it down into headings because there is so much to share with you!
Jodie and James got married on 15th September 2012 and spent the whole weekend celebrating with their family and friends. Jodie has kindly told me so much about their incredible weekend celebration, and I am sure that many of you brides-to-be will find lots of helpful snippets throughout from Jodie and James’ experience.
Without further ado, I’ll hand you over to the lovely Jodie to tell you all about their epic wedding weekend…
Charlie / 10 February 2012
One of my lovely readers, Adeline, yesterday wrote about the search for her perfect wedding cake (read about it here), and I was delighted on reading through to find out she had found inspiration from my blog. She had fallen in love with one of the tiered Victoria sponge wedding cakes that I’ve featured a few of on my Cake Love postings, and so today, for Adeline, I wanted to post another wedding cake like it.
This one’s a bit different to the other Victoria sponge wedding cakes, which have tended to be a lot slimmer and taller. This one looks like it’s filled with lemon curd, rather than jam, and I love how it looks so relaxed and effortless. Decorated with a few sugar dusted strawberries and some summery flowers, it’s the perfect alternative to the jam filled tiered Victoria sponge cakes.
Charlie / 21 October 2011
Wow – what an impressive wedding cake. It feels very celebratory and looks stunning with all those fresh strawberries decorating the icing and scattered around the base. It has that feel of an English country fete – not that I ever saw one this good growing up!
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