My Wedding (Part 4) Decorations

Posted June 2, 2014 in Arts & Crafts, Events / 0 Comments

Welcome to the fourth part of a series of posts all about my wedding, with ideas, tips, inspiration and downloadable resources. Today I’d like to show you some of my decorations. As we both love the colour blue, we decided to go for what I call peacock colours-teal, purple and gold. We also had a lot of ivory in the scheme to keep things fresh and to match my dress. I included peacock feathers wherever I could to match the theme, which made it quite unique.

Venue Flowers

For our venue flowers we went to The Flower Shop in Kirton. Kerry was brilliant and we got exactly what we wanted for a good price. We had six giant martini glass arrangements (one for each of the round tables), a four foot top table arrangement and a posy for the guestbook table. I asked for a mixture of ivory, blue and purple flowers as well as greenery and peacock feathers. I was so happy on the day when I saw the result. They were even better than I had imagined! 

Table Settings

The venue organisers did a brilliant job of setting up the tables for dinner. I made the place name cards and the table numbers myself with the card and paper left over from the invitations and some stickers I bought from a local craft shop. For favours I ordered lots of heart-shaped chocolates in blue and purple foil from Amazon (here) and popped them into little organza bags (also from Amazon-here).

We also had blue scatter crystals on the top table and on the glass bases that the flowers were standing on. We got them here.

Finishing Touches

I didn’t go mad with balloons-we just had six sets of floor-standing balloons in groups of three-one ivory, one blue and one purple. We got them from Jane’s Party Balloons in Boston.

We bought some peacock-themed canvas paintings from The Range for £3.99 each, as well as a white bird cage candle-holder that I decorated with blue ribbon and a peacock feather.

 We also bought a cheap frame for multiple photos and filled them with pictures of our lives together. Guests seemed to enjoy looking at them. We borrowed a white post box from the venue and I made a framed seating seating plan and chalk board sign (I used a silver sharpie to do the writing).

The guestbook was a bargain from Amazon (here) and went perfectly with our theme.

Overall I was really happy to see everything come together and it looked fantastic considering our modest budget for decorations. 
What would your ideal wedding theme or colour scheme be, or what did you have for your own wedding?

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