I know, we’ve been teasing you with previews of the wedding for ages. And now its finally time for some of the photos from Wedstival 2012 to emerge! The ones with the bride and groom are going to have to wait until they come back from honeymoon, but in the meantime we can walk you through the setup and shamelessly boast about all the prettiful things we made. What we love about this whole celebration and all the decorations is that it’s handmade, eco-friendly, and it doesn’t have to cost the earth. The cost was more in terms of time and effort than money, so it’s an effect that anybody could achieve.
For starters, here’s the view as you walk up the drive towards the Pavillion:
Check out all that lovely bunting, courtesy of our very own nimble fingers! As you reach the top of the drive, you begin to encounter some funky signs put together by the bride and groom:And some helpful instructions about what you should be doing:
And then you might go inside to check out the Pavillion. And wow. The first thing to discover inside is the amazing catering display. I’m not sure which was more incredible–the smell of all the amazing tea and cakes or their collection of vintage teacups!
We had a few tables set up inside, complete with the group’s handmade chair garlands and table flowers.
Each of the flowers was upcycled from the same scrap fabric as the bunting and garlands, then attached to a brooch back or hair clip so they could be worn away as favours–beautiful and eco-chic! The Pavillion was also the place where guests could place their cards and presents.
But one of my favourite views from inside the Pavillion, was actually the ceremony spot where the bride and groom would look out over their assembled guests:
I love the picnic blanket seating for the ceremony, and the “altar” made from apple crates that were borrowed from the awesome Ruth of the YouCanBike project fame. Exiting the Pavillion, one of the most noticeable attractions was Andy’s beautiful vintage photo booth.
It would have been churlish not to have a go! On the beautifully papered walls, you can spot a selection of frames that were sourced and revamped by the fine folk at the Wednesday group. And next there was a Polaroid “guest book” table where visitors could take photos of themselves with all the available props and pin them up with their advice and wishes for the bride and groom.There was a great under-cover chillout space next door where you could lounge underneath the fabulous bike-tire chandelier, and even more miles of bunting!
From there, you could watch the other partygoers try out some fun carnival games.
Or sit down to watch the ceremony with a lovely cup of tea.
And here are some of my favourite views and details from the day:
The Ceremony Spot
Andy’s funky leg planters
The garden party in the sunshine
The guitar-pick flowers we made for the groomsmen to wear, and
The miles and miles of upcycled bunting!
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