Styling a Wedding

Hello Blog Buddies!

I have had many, many requests asking me to write a blog post about our recent wedding's decor. I have also had specific requests regarding the suppliers we used, so here you go...

 Up until approximately three weeks before the wedding, it was going to be an engagement party. We had decided on a venue; The Brighton Baths. The event coordinator, Emma, is a family friend and nothing was too much trouble for her. The staff were simply fab-u-lous on the day and if you are planning an event in Melbourne in the future...make sure you check them out.
Find them at their website....http://middlebrightonbaths.com.au/

I then decided on a colour theme.... (something I always love to do!!) and decided on this latte/coffee/white scheme as it matched the venue colours as well.

I had fabric in these colours which I used to make the bunting around the venue.

We had organised invitations through a parent at my current school and suggested the bunting idea be used on the invitations. Emma was so helpful and flexible and I highly recommend her for all of your stationery needs, no matter how small. 
Find her at her website here:  www.emmasmith.com.au

 The welcome blackboard had some bunting as well... too cute!

We had also already ordered flowers for the tables, so all we had to do was increase the order and add the bouquets, corsages and Groom's flowers. Kylie at 'Fresh, Fresh Flowers' was extremely helpful and all of the extra ordering was done in twenty minutes via the phone and internet...  easy.

I had managed to purchase the white, lace-topped tins at a very classy 'Swedish Boutique'...

'Ikea' has these tins in a variety of sizes. They are a great price and the range also includes these trays that we placed groups of candles on and scattered around the venue.

 The large ones had flowers in, medium also flowers and the small ones had tea-lights in them. A quick visit back to the 'boutique' and I had doubled the amount of tins I had originally bought. 
(I was quite relieved they still had some in stock) You can find these bargain tins here: http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/60193345/ 

I also decided to 'gift' the flowers to special people in G.G. and my lives as they left the venue.

The table settings also contained another gift, this time in the form of 'hearts candy.' Allocated seats were labelled using the white boxes marked with a name tag. 
(Also provided by 'Emma Smith Stationery.')

Did you notice the shape of the cards matched the bunting theme???

So that guests could find their seats, the arrangements were displayed on a large 
blackboard that I had at school. 
(Love a good recycle!!)

G.G. and I thought it would be fun to give each table a 'name'. 
After several hours on 'Pinterest' we decided on famous couples.

The couples we were 'dining with' were;

Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
Harry Burns and Sally Albright
Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler
Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio
Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark and Mary Donaldson
William Mountbatten-Winsor and Catherine Middleton
Elizabeth Taylor and Conrad Hilton, Jr. /Michael Wilding /Mike Todd / Eddie Fisher /Richard Burton /Richard Burton (again!) /John Warner /Larry Fortensky

The table listings were attached to fabric that matched the bunting.

The table names were placed on stakes and arranged so they were clearly visible on the tables.

They looked really sweet and were great conversation starters!

The 'personalised bunting' was courteous of my beautiful Maid of Honour.
(She secretly used some scraps of fabric and made it when she arrived from Sydney)

The venue was light and airy....

... And the views were fabulous.

The ceremony took place outside. One phone call and a brief meeting 
quickly organised our beautiful celebrant, Monique. Find her here: www.moniqueduggan.com.au

(More bunting!!) 

It really was in a lovely location.

I made some reservation tags for close friends and family members so they could 
see and hear the ceremony in comfort.

(These were not difficult to make in an afternoon.)

A cake was really the only other thing to organise.

Once again, one phone call and a brief meeting arranged this. The cake was delicious and Michelle was very accommodating with the short timeline. 
You can find Michelle here:  www.houseofelegantcakes.com.au

The cake was served as part of the dessert buffet but guests also took a piece home with them.

These were the bags I used. The latte bags with white dots were for the cake....

... And the white bags with the latte dots contained a small gift for every guest.
I ordered the bags online (love the internet!) and they arrived in two days.
The little pegs are from Kikki K. Find them here: http://www.kikki-k.com/mini-wooden-pegs-natural

All guests received a metal heart like this...

... or one that looked like this...

(Another cute little backboard)

Despite my innate desire to 'organise,' I couldn't quite manage the weather....

... fortunately Mother Nature decided to smile on us and the weather was perfect!

Later, family and friends received another stationery item (in the mail) designed by 'Emma Smith' but written on by G.G. and myself. Emma included these 'cuties' as part of the 'invitation suit' we ordered.

Finally, (another internet item!) I found these cards that you custom to 'your day' on Etsy... really sweet.
Find these cards here:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/pixelstopaper

So, I can honestly say that 'putting a wedding together' in three weeks is quite possible!

What was the last wedding you went to?

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