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An eco-friendly beach wedding with natural handmade decorations

Charlie

Today I have some beautiful inspiration for anyone planning an eco-friendly, rustic beach wedding.  Lucy Dyer is a wedding planner who has a really hands-on approach, often making table plans and seating cards as well as doing the decor.  She created this castaway, rustic island inspired wedding at a beachside restaurant.

The brief from the couple was lots of natural decor, no plastic and manmade products – they wanted it organic and natural.  Lucy spent months gathering driftwood and shells from the surrounding beaches, which she used to decorate the venue.

Lucy made a driftwood holder for the table plan, which she painted with blackboard paint and wrote ‘take a seat’ – it has been so popular that it’s been used at many of her other weddings.

Raffia was tied around the chairs, which added a nice natural touch.  The beautiful whitewashed tables were already there – don’t you wish you could find more venues with great tables like these?

On her hunt for driftwood, Lucy also came across an old weathered telegraph pole, wedged under some rocks.  With the help of a friend she got it loose and had a local carpenter saw it into pieces.  She also used brown luggage tags and string for place cards.

I love that Lucy kept all the colours very soft and delicate, using the place and setting to inspire her table decorations.  Lots of pale candles, soft worn wood, and slate grey shells.

Lucy has been planning weddings in Ibiza for five years and is already planning more weddings with this natural eco chic beach style due to its popularity.

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