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My Wedding: the venue, the decor, the food...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-454One 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.

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Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-507The 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.

Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-468The 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.

Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-320 Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-325I 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.

Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-343Our 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!

Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-346 Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-510For 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.

Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-508Our 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!

Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-509Our wedding favours were little boxes of matches with the wording:

Vicki & Dave, The Perfect Match, May 8, 2014.
We had sparklers at the end of the night to send us off with so we thought matches would be handy for everyone to have!
Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-323Another thing I wanted to share was our guest book, we didnt have one. Instead we had an American style post box for cards and an envelope wall and postcards for people to write messages on. We filled in things like advice for the groom, advice for the bride, favourite part of the day... that way people would write different things and we wouldnt get 100 of the same messages wishing us a life time of happiness.
Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-324 Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-318 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.
Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-331 Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-612Our 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.

Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-428So 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

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36 comments

  1. You wedding was amazing! I had Campbell Photography photograph my wedding too :)

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  2. It looks like you had a beautiful day! Congratulations <3


    CAT xo
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  3. Your wedding was sooo beautiful!! Congrats!

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  4. Oh man such a gorgeous location and beautiful pictures! That first picture of you is so pretty. Your menu sounds particularly delicious too.

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  5. Some really lovely ideas here! I really like the postcard messages and the alphabet lighting; very creative!

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

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  6. Such gorgeous ideas. Perfect inspiration for my wedding thank you! :)

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  7. This all looks so beautiful, I love all of the little details!

    Maria xxx

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  8. your wedding dress is truly amazing! i wish i had same when i get merried, some day, eventually... every thing is so beautiful, i love every detail <3 this wedding is totally like you, i mean the details yay

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  9. Oh everything is just so beautiful! I love how much thought you have put into every single detail. Congratulations to you and Dave! xo

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  10. Your dress is beautiful and what an incredible location. Everyday has been thought about and it really shows just how much you love each other that you have both gone to such great lengths to make your day so special. Congrats to you both xx :O)

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  11. beautiful wedding! <3 your dress is really really beautiful. congrats! :)

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  12. SUch a pretty dress and venue - LOVE old greenhouses. I love that you had so many homemade touches.

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  13. Oh its all so pretty! You look absolutely stunning and all the small details are beautiful!

    Cat from Outside, Beauty, Inside Health

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  14. Oh the postcards are such a lovely touch! Your dress is just stunning too :) Xx

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