Welcome to Part Two of this wonderful wedding, where I get to share with you all the delicious and delectable details!
If you haven't seen Part One yet – click here to view in all it's glorious detail…
Now, since Anna and Chris were to became 'Mr and Mrs Wood', there was a nature/wooden theme running through the decorations. I especially adore the wooden 'Order of Service' booklets below…
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A string quartet entertained guests after Anna and Chris's wedding ceremony ~ I can imagine how delightful this must have sounded on this gloriously sunny day in May….
Details, details, details…
"The flowers were enough in terms of décor. For the table centres, we used sections of tree trunk from a tree which had been cut down from our garden. We used this to create a centre-piece and also to hold the table name holders. For the place settings, we decided on writing the names on small envelopes (which contained the lottery tickets as wedding favours) and then pegged these to the wine glasses with floral heart pegs which we bought from Cox & Cox online. In place of a guest book – trying to get these around all your guests can sometimes be a bit of a struggle! – we put a luggage tag underneath each guests' napkin and asked everyone to write a message which they then tied onto a line. A good frind of ours, Alistair Dance is a graphic designer and designed all our wedding stationary, including the invites (which set the scene perfectly for the day and received a huge number of complements on their originality) and also the order of service, seating plan (which we displayed in wooden picture frames) and menus."
Instead of a wedding guest book, Anna and Chris asked guests to leave their well-wishes an old-fashioned travel tag, which were hung in a row against one of the panelled walls – what a fun idea!
Let them 'Cheese Cake' and eat it! …
"Being big fans of cheese, we opted for a cheese tower rather than a cake which we cut straight after the drinks reception and then served after the meal. We bought our favourite cheeses from our local farmshop called Secretts in Milford along with the grapes and figs which the caterers used to decorate the tower…"
The amazing beams at the Ramster really lend themselves to the 'wooden' theme of the day – incredible!
One Day Like This…
Photographer Marianne told me "One of my favourite parts of the day has to be when after the speeches all the guests joined in to serenade the bride with one of her favourite songs. Such a great surprise and a beautiful moment!" – It was 'One Day Like This', by Elbow…you can see/hear it here ~ and the lyrics are here
Words of Wisdom?
"Get the big things done first and enjoy it. When people offer you help in planning , take them up on it – people do actually want to help and it means that they get to play a part in the day. Remember that if anything doesn't go exactly to plan, that you are probably going to be t
Thank you SO much Anna for taking the time to complete our questionnaire and share all your amazing style secrets with our readers – we wish you and Chris a wonderful and very happy marriage together
Huge thanks too to Marianne Taylor for letting her beautiful imagery grace our pages.
Let the sun keep shining everyone! Have a super lovely day