Before I get onto posting the photos of our ceremony, I wanted to share some of the little details; in particular, the table settings!
Leading up to the wedding (maybe even before George and I got engaged) I would dream about the layout of the tables. It's the area of the whole wedding planning fiasco that I felt most overwhelmed on. I wanted the tables to look magicallllll but not too over the top or "put-together".
It sounds crazy to me now but I was originally planning on hand writing every single menu! I did about three and quickly realised that was the most unrealistic idea of all time. So instead, I purchased some of my favourite fonts and printed them out on parchment paper. I wrote "menu" using a white-painter pen at the top of each one and we then stuck them down on pieces of cardboard box that we cut up (we got so many cardboard boxes from our local wine shop - they recycle all their boxes so we could just pick them up). I then got the idea of putting little pegs on them from going for lunch at Chiswick for my 25th birthday - that's what they had on their wine menu. Inspiration from everywhere!
For the names of the tables, I knew I didn't want them to be numbered in the traditional sense and seeing as our theme was very English-y, I wanted to name them after something England based. George came up with the idea of London tube names :)
Slight interruption: It's 10.50pm in Syd and I am off to sleeeeep. I'll be back with more updates and info about it all in the morning :) Ciao ciaooooo!
Its now the following day and I'm back haha: ok so getting back down to business - for the table names and name cards, I got watercolour paper and used watercolours in either light mint green or light pink/peach to decorate them. Superrrr easy and it tied in nicely with the colours running through pretty much every aspect of the day. I then used a pencil to outline the name (only for the tables - I didn't worry about that for the name cards) and then a good quality gold pen and pretended to know how to write calligraphy style. Some worked out ok and others I had to redo or fix up somehow - I wasn't too fussed on it looking perfect because it wasn't meant to look perfect :)
I also did all the signs - table seating, Instagram, bar, photo booth and bride & groom signs for the back of our chairs. These were the MOST annoying but turned out okkkkk! I kept putting them off so didn't leave myself as much time as the other stuff, so I could probably have done a better job but on the day I don't think I thought about them once haha! So it didn't really matter - I'm so glad I did them though! We got the wood from Bunnings and I was originally hoping to get a more rustic kind of wood but it wasn't available. We weren't keen on traipsing around Sydney trying to find the perfect wood so we got what we could and were happy.
I knew that I wanted the day to feature beautiful florals EVERYWHERE and so we hired our beautiful friend (girlfriend of one of George's groomsmen) to do them for us! Tanya only launched her floral styling business just after George and I got engaged so we both thought it might be too soon for her to do them. However, it got closer and closer to the day and Tans and I would have great catchup chats/brainstorms over flowers and we were totally on the same wavelength! We chatted and decided to go for it and it was the best decision ever! It's all about supporting your friends and their small businesses especially at the beginning! Tans is going to be HUGE I know it!