TNWC Real Brides: Miriam's sharing her homemade wedding details of tartan bunting and a personalised save the date stamp

The lovely Miriam and John are getting married this coming Saturday! So excited for them both and fingers-crossed this incredible British weather hangs around for them.

So over to Miriam for her last pre-wedding blog post…

DIY weddings stitch by stitch

One of my favourite things about The Natural Wedding Company blog is that there are so many beautiful homemade creations from other brides for your wedding and beyond. With our wedding looming very close I am starting to realise how much I will miss all the planning, researching and creating that has occupied most of my brain-space for the last 18 months. Having this creative outlet in my otherwise very science-oriented life has been wonderful, and I will surely miss it – but luckily I will have John and our new married home to carry on the next creative adventure!

Like many brides, physically creating aspects of our Big Day and researching novel ideas has hugely spurred on the crescendo of excitement towards the day, so I thought it would be good to share some of the homemade or personally designed aspects that are not too difficult to incorporate into a wedding to ensure that intimate feel for your guests.

Personal by design

There are some fantastic suppliers out there who will go the extra mile to create something handmade and personal for your wedding, without stretching yourself too far trying to do absolutely everything by yourself (as I am prone to attempting!). I was very lucky to find Noolibird via The Natural Wedding Company, who crafted this beautiful personalised stamp that we used to make our save-the-date cards, and might use somewhere in our home post-honeymoon decorating.

Personalised Noolibird bird 'save the date' stamp

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The problem with weddings is there’s just too much choice.  Just when I think I’ve seen the most lovely weddings, inspiration or ideas, and along comes another utterly gorgeous one.  Full of simple, easy-to-recreate ideas – like those tin cans full of woodland flowers and grasses.

More of those burnt amber coloured glasses bottles (like these ones) filled with grasses and dried lavender.  The added touch of the mossy branch reflects the beautiful woodland setting.

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autumn tweed wool wedding dress

I’ve been meaning to share snippets of this stunning and unique wedding dress (and wedding) with you all for a while, but am only just getting round to it.  This utterly incredible dress was handmade from tweed and wool by the bride.

autumn tweed wool wedding dress

I adore weddings that reflect the seasons and the places where people marry, so this wedding is so beautiful to me in so many ways.

autumn tweed wool wedding dress

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Gorgeous inspiration and ideas for a pretty autumnal woodland wedding.  Tartan table runners, pewter pots of fir and berries, tree trunk stands and tiny deer name card holders.  What a delight!

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Recently I have seen so many beautiful ideas for buttonholes that I have been inspired to design my own for this month’s *creative project*.  Sometime soon I will pull all the images together and showcase them on the blog as they are well worth sharing.

I have created my buttonholes for a cosy Christmas wedding, choosing some of the vibrant red berries that there are in the hedgerows at the moment combined with dark glossy greens.


On Sunday I could be found stuck in hedgerows on the country lanes of Surrey searching for a selection of berries that I could use in this month’s project – with Mr Rigg sat in the car reading the newspaper wondering what on earth I was up to.

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