Sunday, 26 July 2015

Our BIG day!

Sooooo......our big day had come and gone and it went amazingly!
alot of the bits and bobs I did myself as I love being creative.
We have another few weeks before we get the official photos back but I have some that either family or myself have photographed.

So here is my table plan that I made. Its done on a mirror and each table is printed on pearlescent ivory card with ivory satin ribbon finished off with a brooch which I bought from Imagine doing it yourself and hot glued them on.
I bought the mirror from 'The Range'

Here are the table numbers that I made! I basically printed onto pearlescent card i then added ivory satin ribbon finished off with a brooch and diamantes on the numbers. I them backed them on a champagne card to add a bit of our colour scheme.

This is our guest book that we had made to match our wedding invites! This and the invitations were made by a fab company called byjo

I bough many different hair accessories for the bridesmaids many of which cost £30+ each but in the end this is what we ended up going with. The hair dressers put them at the top of their messy buns and they looked Fab! as you can see they are from Primark for £2.50.

My dress was something I really wasn't looking for and I was 100% looking for lace and every lace dress I tried on looked horrid on my so the girl in the shop suggested that i pick something to try on that is the complete opposite to what I've been looking for and from the second it went on I fell absolutely in love with it! The support this dress gives you is unreal! 
Its a Sottero and midgely dress called adorae!
I purchased it from an amazing shop Called All about eve who have shops in Newport and chepstow. I would recommend this dress shop to everyone as the service is outstanding and the selection is amazing!

As you can see from the above and below photos we had an ice cream trike! This was an amazing addition to our big day and all of our guests loved the idea (and the ice cream) a variety of cones, ice cream and toppings were available which saw Rohan eating 5 ice creams....yes 5!!!
The company we used was Icicle tricycle wales and he is amazing and so easy to get on with!

We only did a small candy buffet as we had another edible product going on too!
The jars were bought in home bargains (£1.99) along with the candy floss (29p each) im sure that we also bought the sign there too which was under £2.
The buckets were something i already had and also the heart bowls
(I do have some of the jars, bowls and scoops for sale)

We also had a chocolate heart from funky fountains that was filled with yummy chocolates!

I wanted to add a special something to my bouquet in memory of my mum so i added something blue to it too!  

We had this tshirt made for Rohan to wear the evening before the wedding as we were having a family meal then he could wear it the evening of the wedding as i wanted to change him into something more comfortable. I went into a uniform shop and they did us and amazing deal of £7 for the tshirt and printing.

Im in absolute love with our cake! i'd changed it about 3 times but im so so so glad that we settled with this one! The tiers we went for top to bottom is lemon, carrot, sponge and fruit. We choose to cut up the fruit one as dessert for the evening. 

We had an amazing dance floor and up lighters in the evening 

for my flowers i went for a bouquet mixed with roses, hydrangea and peonies all in ivory shades and the bridesmaids had ivory and pink roses.

For place names we hunted charity shops and boot sales for a year to be able to spell each guests name! I then glued the letters of each name together and painted the wooden scrabble holders in the peppermint blue to add some extra colour to the tables.

The bridesmaids dresses were one shoulder in a peppermint colour to go with the champagne.

For our chair covers we went for a white spandex with a satin champagne colour sash.

Over all we had the most amazing day it was so stress free! we opted for a very relaxed documentary approach with the photography which ment that we didn't have loads of people being dragged here there and everywhere.
I will be adding some of the professional photos soon! 
keep your eyes peeled!


  1. Congratulations, it looks like you had such an amazing day!
    I love the photo of your mam on your flowers, such a nice idea.

  2. Thanks Leanne! It was an amazing day! I've only just noticed you only live about 5-10 mins drive from me! X

  3. Congratulations, it looked like a beautiful day and all your efforts really came through! I wish I were so crafty!

    1. It really was all i could wish for Aimee! thanks for your comment! I love anything to do with craft :-) x

  4. What a wonderful wedding! Everything looks so beautiful! You look great too and the ring bearer t-shirt is awesome!!

    1. Thank you Laura. :-) I loved the tshirt. Saw it online but asked the local tshirt printer to do one. He only charged me £7 for the tshirt and printing! Bargin! Funny enough I've been on your page this morning! :-)

  5. Congratulations! You look beautiful. Some brilliant ideas - love the scrabble place names. Kaz x

    1. We thought the scabble placenames were quite unique and all of our guest took them home so we assumed that they liked them too :-)

  6. Aww, just gorgeous! Congratulations on your wedding. Hope you are enjoying married life together so far. The dress is lovely. I love the table planner you made, very stylish. That dance floor looks brilliant! x