My Wedding: the venue, the decor, the food...Thursday, September 11, 2014
One of the reasons why Dave & I chose our wedding venue was because of its amazing photo locations. Lets face it, we live in Ireland one of the wettest countries and we knew rain could well be an uninvited guest at our wedding, so having beautiful gardens wasnt enough for us.
Larchfield had a series of old barns ans stables, enclosed courtyards and this amazing old greenhouse (shown above) that meant we could still have gorgeous photos even when it was raining.
The venue was spilt into three areas inside, when you first walk in the doors you are in a small marquee area which we used a reception area. Then you continue through to a casual bar area with sofas and little tables. The main room is closed behind a curtain until the big reveal. lol. You step down into this barn shown above. We had a curtain of lights placed behind our oval top table on the right & fairy lights on all the little tree branches. Then my mum, friend Debra & I made these ribbon chandeliers to hang from the ceiling.
The other end of the barn looked like this, with a dancefloor and these AMAZING light up letters that I just loved provided by the ever so lovely Electric Alphabet.
I wanted a casual feel to my flowers and didnt want fussy or formal arrangements so I opted for a collection of random vases on every table. On the bar, in the marquee, everywhere I could I put flowers! My mum sourced these amazing half wine bottle vases in blue and green & we mixed them with a slighter bigger set of vases we bought from Next.
Our table names were all dog breeds and I used my friends and families dogs on polaroids for each table. I then out each owner at their dogs table, which made my table plan that little bit harder to organise!
For place settings we used cardboard luggage labels tied to each chair. I trimmed them with washi tape that matched our invites. One side had the guests name and the other side had a stamp of our initials and date which I had made on etsy.
Our wedding menu I just made myself, using the graphics I had made for our wedding invites & save the dates. Our food was soooo amazing, I wish I could go back and eat it all again! Dave being vegetarian opted for a different main course of hot pot puy lentils with roasted seasonal veg, smoked potato & maple carrots. Yum!
Our wedding favours were little boxes of matches with the wording:
Outside in the courtyard we had a signpost with signs leading guests to the barn, the gardens, the car park. Our lovely friend Paul made it for us.
Our table plan was an idea I took from pinterest. Dave & I took an old door and sanded it to give it a rough distressed affect. I strung coloured twine across it and attached each table card with little clothes pegs and a polaroid of the dog whos table they'd be sitting at.
So there you have it, Dave & I's wedding from beginning to end. We had such a fantastic day and I have loved sharing all the little details of the day with you guys on my blog. I hope you have enjoyed my wedding posts, thank you for all your lovely messages and comment on here and instagram. They were so lovely to read through with Dave! :) xx
Venue; Larchfield Estate
Photographer; Campbell Photography
Wedding Invitations and graphics: Jordyluxe Esty
V&D Letters: c/o Electric Alphabet
Wedding Dress: Petticoat Lane
Caterer: Yellow Door
Bunting, ribbon chandeliers, ribbon streamers, envelope wall: All hand made.
Polaroids c/o Printic
Flowers by my fabulous mum. xx