In honour of our wedding anniversary, and seeing as we’ll be back in Italia where we spent our honeymoon, I thought I would do a few posts about our wedding. Plus it helps me to relive the memories. It truly was the best night ever. Not because of all the wedding jazz, and maybe even because we didn’t have much of that, but because we got to hang out with all our best mates until the sun came up.
We did it on quite a tight budget, as I had gone back to uni that year, and while that meant I was sometimes a tiny bit (okay ask my husband, often a big bit) stressed about money, it also meant we made so much of the wedding ourselves and all our pals chipped in with their time and labour. This made it an incredibly special day for me, and I will forever be grateful to those who helped.
So I thought I would post a few pictures of the crafts/handmade things, in the hope that another budget bride might stumble across this and find it useful and be able to take some inspiration from it – I need to pay it forward!
Signs made using stencils, white masonry paint and bits of wood found in the shed.
Homemade photo backdrop, made with cloth, woodscraps and using a Fuji Instax Camera and what I believe is a coal scuttle!
Drinks in the old pig trough.
Images (c) Shelldemar
Starters, in crates (courtesy of Fresh and Wild, repainted and stencilled)
Our marquee, with handmade bunting, flowers in jam jars and our very own pub (using donated and car boot sale furniture).
Wish we could do it again, thank you to everyone who helped! You made our day.