Sunday, October 16

real wedding: Elly and Jake


There is something really magical about an outdoor wedding. Perhaps it's just the trees rustling in the breeze on a warm day, or maybe it's as the sun begins to go down and the fairy lights come on. Today we have a gorgeous garden wedding to share, shot by the very talented Duston Todd. A dreamy and relaxed reception with green grass, wildflowers and a scattering of blossoms. 


A cute hand painted sign points the way to Elly and Jakes stunning garden reception and their beautiful photo booth set up. Strips of green and pink ribbon are tied to a piece of string and hung between two trees - so simple but so clever. A collection of fun photo booth props, like the good old mustache on a stick where on hand too.


Mason Jars are the wedding decoration of choice at the moment, espeically if you have a rustic or vintage feel to the day. Here Elly and Jake have used them as tea light candle holders, vases for wildflowers and photo frames - another very popular wedding trend this year. Just pop your photos into the jar. Engagement shots are great, or you can even use old family wedding photos, just use copies of the originals if you are worried about damaging them. 


Elly and Jake chose one of 'i do' it yourself's fingerprint guest book trees, decorated with two lovely shades of green ink for the leaves/fingerprints. We always find working with two ink colours works really well for these. You can choose the same colour but in different shades for a soft, subtle look as above. Or for something a little more daring pick two contrasting colours for a bold effect.


Elly and Jake's reception decor was simple, charming and beautiful. Handmade paddle fans to keep the guests cool -  you can put all sorts of things on these: the menu, order of reception or just personal messages to your guests.

A pretty display table was set up for the guest book tree, decorated with photos beautifully framed from the pre-wedding shoot, flowers and candles. A selection of weddings cakes covered in white fondant and topped with real pink blossoms sat on a simple burlap tablecloth.


As the sun went down, those little fairy lights came on, candles where lit and guests kicked off their shoes. The perfect end to a truely beautiful wedding.

1 comment:

  1. I love the place and the setting of the wedding. Garden wedding is such a cool concept. I like the simplicity of the wedding cake. By the way, you look great on the photo hugging each other. I am thinking of this concept for my wedding soon.

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