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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Wedding Edition: Getting the Venue Ready & Wedding VLOG no 2!

Todays post is all about getting the wedding site ready and the marquee! Please note there are A LOT of photos in this blog post..

bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Top table decoration made of old fallen silver birch from local woods and chalk pen.

For me, this was one of the most stressful aspects of planning the wedding but equally really exciting! My coping strategy was lists lists and more lists so I couldn't forget anything. I'm pretty sure I drove Chris up the wall with my amount of lists but inevitably it meant I got everything done. 

Doing everything home made and yourself is fun but it definitely adds to the pressure of organising everything. I had a wedding schedule which I printed off for everyone involved in the wedding i.e bridesmaids, ushers, caterers, marquee company etc and this detailed what happened and when. This was definitely my saving grace to refer to! I also had a marquee layout and printed table plan to refer to when allocating the place cards to the correct tables. The schedule was also perfect for on the big day as it meant Chris and I didn't have to worry about what time things were due to happen and we could just enjoy the day (which we did immensly!)

Once the marquee was in place, the bar company had set up and we'd moved all the tables and chairs into position I could do the fun bit- the decorating! Below are lots and lots of photos of how I decorated the marquee and field with the help of my amazing mum and sister (thank you!) 

bohemian rustic country wedding photo

bohemian rustic country wedding photo

bohemian rustic country wedding photo

bohemian rustic country wedding photo
The table plan I designed. Photo frame from a charity shop and wooden crate borrowed from a local farmer. 

bohemian rustic country wedding photo

bohemian rustic country wedding photo

bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Rustic watering can borrowed from my mum and decorated with corn acquired from nearby fields and chalk pen. Fake lavender from eBay.

bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Chalk board I made from scrap wood. Inspiration from Pinterest

bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Chalk board I made from scrap wood. The idea of "snap & chat" came from my lovely husband! Props from various places such as the pound shop. Polaroid camera eBay.


bohemian rustic country wedding photo

bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Chalk board I made from scrap wood. Inspiration from Pinterest. Bottles upcycled from a previous wedding and made by the lovely bride.


bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Upcycled jars on bamboo sticks to line the ceremony. Flowers from my mums garden.

bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Chalk board I made from scrap wood. Inspiration from Pinterest


bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Chalk board I made from scrap wood.


bohemian rustic country wedding photo

bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Chalk board I made from scrap wood. The quote taken from me & Chris' favourite poem.

bohemian rustic country wedding photo

bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Chalk board I made from scrap wood. Inspiration from Pinterest


bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Table centres. Tea light holders upcycled jars with wedding ribbon attached. Wooden heart centre piece and silk petals from The Range. Rustic bottles upcycled and given from previous wedding by the bride who handmade them! Table numbers made by myself.

bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Inspiration from Pinterest. Suitcase from a boot sale along with lace. Paper bunting I made myself.

bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Chalk photo frame created by myself.

bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Chalk board I made from scrap wood. Inspiration from Pinterest


bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Upcycled old chair and typewriter salvaged from my grandad's garage.

bohemian rustic country wedding photo

bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Suite case and photo frame both from the charity shop. Corn acquired from local fields. Metal jug from QDs and candle from The Range.

bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Old lantern salvaged from my grandad's garage.

bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Handmade bunting by my mother and nanny.

bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Sign I distressed with sandpaper.


bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Upcycled horse shoe cleaned up, painted and decorated by my mum.

bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Photo booth made by Chris & I with charity shop photo frames spray painted and wood from Homebase.

bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Wedding arch made by my lovely mum's partner. Fallen silver birch from local woods and plant pots to secure from local garden centre. Faux flowers from charity shop.



bohemian rustic country wedding photo

bohemian rustic country wedding photo
Hay bales purchased from the farm we had the wedding at.

As I say doing everything yourself definitely adds to the pressure of getting everything ready and finished in time but honestly? I wouldn't change it for the world because everything was exactly what and how we wanted it. I'm so proud of what Chris and I achieved with the help of my mum, her partner, my nan, the farm owners and all the people we borrowed and were given things from. 

I would also say if you are getting married and doing it all yourself, get LOTS of photographs of everything you made and really try to take in what you've created. It's one day and it goes by so fast! I'm glad I took photos of the marquee and farm prior to the day so I can remember all the little decorations and bits we put into it.

I also did another wedding VLOG of setting up and decorating which has more insight into the build up so check that out below.


Any questions, feel free to comment below or email me. Our venue was so personal and special to us due to all the hand made and upcycled pieces and for that it was priceless.

xxx


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