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Natural countryside wedding

Natural countryside wedding

This week I’m going to spoil you all with another gorgeous real wedding – one in which the groom actually built a beautiful timber framed tent for their wedding reception in a woodland.  It really looks as magical as it sounds!  Wow, wow, wow.

Woodland wedding yurt lit up a night

Rustic wood table name holders

Jessica and Paul were married in Kent in September 2012 and celebrated their wedding with a ceremony and reception in a Georgian manor followed by a magical woodland after party.

Country manor house wedding

Bottles of Sloe Gin wedding favours

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acorn cap floating beeswax candles

Etsy is a treasure-trove of wonderful goodies, I can’t tell you how much I love it.  I spotted these tiny floating candles, made from beeswax filled acorn caps, and just thought they would be beautiful for an autumn wedding.

In bowls of water, perhaps like below with addition of colourful autumn leaves, they would look simply stunning on your reception tables.  What a genius idea they are – what do you think?  They’d go really well with this idea for place cards made from oak leaves.

floating acorn candles autumn wedding ideas

They are available from Etsy seller Green Baboon Designs.

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Autumn Acorn Tealight Lanterns

Recently I’ve been on some blustering walks with the dog and I realised how much I love nature and being outdoors, no matter how cold and windy it is.  It got me thinking about couples who are getting married at this time of year, and what I would do if I was having an October/November wedding.

If you’ve followed the blog for a while you’ll know I’m an advocate of looking to the seasons and what nature provides.  So looking around on my walks I can’t help but notice the abundance of acorns lying around.  Then I came across this lovely idea to make jam jar lanterns a little more interesting and seasonal simply by filling them with dried acorns.

I want to go out with a basket and collect some to do this at Christmas – but equally if I was getting married in October, I would be incorporating this idea into my wedding.  Whether they be dotted around the ceremony location or wedding venue, or placed on the tables for dinner, I think they are so simple but just so perfect.

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It’s hard to believe these extraordinary creations are edible – yes, those leaves are edible.  These are handcrafted sugar decorations, from Andie’s Speciality Sweets, which I think would look beautiful on a simply white wedding cake and would be sure to wow your family and friends.

I have picked a selection of my favourite autumn inspired decorations to share with you…

Edible Wild Sugar Mushrooms

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For a while now I’ve been collecting images of buttonholes that I think are particularly inspirational or beautiful.  Here’s a showcase of them, in two parts.

Buttonholes for winter or spring wedding:

Buttonholes made from fabric or ribbon – original, perfect for a wintery wedding and an ideal handmade project for crafty brides.

Making use of pine cones and acorns, a low cost option for those who are prepared to collect from the surrounding countryside, hedgerows and woodlands.

More acorns and leaves tied with a sweet bow…

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