Izzy Burton illustration

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.

This afternoon I have Sarah one of my TNWC Real Brides who is sharing some of her DIY projects that her and her family have been busy creating for their upcoming wedding.

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.

Old gate display board for wedding photos

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!

Homemade bunting

Making bunting

On a shopping trip we were browsing in Paperchase I came across some of their gorgeous papers.  We ended up getting some to use as a background for our table plan and to cover our wedding card postbox which a friend who has recently got married has given us to use.

Framed table plan

My mum found a beautiful gold frame at her house which we are also using for our table plan.  We were originally going to use our letter stamps to stamp the names onto the table plan but it ended up looking too messy so we are still unsure how we are going to do that.  But we will be using the letter stamps for the place cards and table numbers.

Stamped table numbers

It seems we have so much to do and not much time to do it!  But I’m certain it will all come together and look fab!

I love the big old gate that they’ve found and are going to use for displaying pictures on – what a great idea.  Hope you are all enjoying the TNWC Real Brides series here on the blog and don’t forget to check back tomorrow morning for the next instalment of my TNWC South West Roadtrip.

Images: (1) Illustration by Izzy Burton; (2 – 6) Brides own pictures


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