TNWC Real Brides: Emma’s been making pretty labels for her wildflower seed wedding favours


Izzy Burton illustration

It’s so nice to be back today with another TNWC Real Bride instalment from the lovely Emma. She has less than three weeks to go until her wedding!  I’m so excited for her.  If you’re new to the feature, you can read all of Emma’s blog posts here and this fab guest post she wrote all about bridal beauty.

Over to Emma…

Rustic painted wedding signs

With less than three weeks to go I am getting butterflies and bubbles of excitement.  We have nearly completed the ;to do’ list and the DIY attempts have been continuing late into the evenings.

In the last few days I have been making pretty labels for our favours, which are wildflower seeds for butterflies and bees.  I bought some little brown recycled envelopes last year, which have been nestled in the loft waiting to be decorated.  For ages I wanted to make a lino cut to hand print each envelope, but time got away and I found a great alternative that is way less messy; some cute little oval labels from Avery, which are made from 100% recycled paper too.

There is free template software included online, which was very easy to use – I made my design in Photoshop then just copied and pasted into the template ready to print.

Homemade brown paper wedding favour labels

Chris is filling these little envelopes each with a tablespoon of wild flower seeds as I write this!

Brown paper wildflower seed favour envelopes

He has also been making signs to put up to help our guests find our venue – which is down some pretty wiggly Cornish country lanes! He got the wood from the Eco park when we last visited, it was an old skirting board, which he cut down and sanded.

Painting wedding signs

Rustic painted wedding sign

I have finally got all the hearts glued onto sticks for lining the aisle; I love them!

Homemade heart aisle decoration

Homemade heart aisle decorations

I think we will use some for the table numbers, I will just paint on the numbers and they can just go into one of the bottles with flowers in.

I have also come up with a way to explain to the guests where to go if it rains and what the wet weather plan is by creating this order of the day that matches our invites.

Homemade wedding programme

I have also been crafting some of my wedding outfit but I am afraid I have to keep this under wraps for now… but I promise to share photos after the big day. As the day draws ever closer the less worried I am feeling about things and the more excited and happy I feel. I have even started to practice my new signature!!

All the best to Emma and Chris in these final few weeks before their wedding day – really looking forward to hearing all about it.

Images: (1) Illustration by Izzy Burton; (2 – 9) Brides own pictures


Kirra on 29. June, 2013

Great idea having the sunny/rainy weather plan for guests. Wishing you all the best for your wedding, all your DIY projects look fab :)

emma on 1. July, 2013

Thanks Kirra! xx

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