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Thursday, October 16

That's rather personal...

I often get asked by brides "How can I make my wedding really unique and personal to us as a couple?". So I would like to share with you today some ways that real brides we have dealt with in the past managed this. I hope you enjoy reading about them and it inspires you to bring some personal creativity to your day...

Matt and Amy, Loved vintage and wanted Matts career in the RAF to be incorporated into their wedding...

Amy wore a pretty vintage style dress and we made her table plan from an upturned vintage suitcase and small frames - the tables were named after aircraft types.

I love this photo taken outside on the steps of the Grantham Guild Hall where the grooms RAF friends are all resplendent in their uniforms...

The brides mum made this fabulous fun cake topper of 
Matt, Amy and their little girl...
 Another vintage suitcase provided a place for guest to leave their cards 
 We provided Matt and Amy with mismatched china crockery for 
their afternoon tea

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Kelly had always dreamed of a Caribbean island wedding, but not wanting to spend that much money on their wedding day, they opted to bring the Caribbean to Lincolnshire! 
Bright, bold and Desert Island 

 We made them a rich silk coloured ribbon backdrop for their ceremony table

The ceremony chairs were dressed in alternative rows of colour

 We made HUGE paper pom poms to go with bright fresh flowers for the table centrepieces- 
each table was a different colour

 And a fun "message in a bottle" alternative to a guest book was made up 

 We gave the couple the suitcase to keep as a wedding pressie from us - to use as a memory box 

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Matt and Suzy choose Stoke Rochford Hall for their wedding, a stunning location and their theme was love and lace. Their tables were all named after special places in Italy for the couple and the decoration was simple and elegant...

We used a lot of gypsophelia at this wedding and decorated the table candelabra and fireplaces with it

 We used a lace overlay over the teal satin sashes and tied them in a simple, classic, "overtie". 

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Jen & Wayne, wanted to incorporate their love of their allotment, beer drinking and steam trains into their wedding!! - here's how we did it...

 Jen's bouquet included stems of Rosemary and thyme from their allotment

 Ruth from Precision Wedding Coordinators lent me some wonderful old Hornby trains and accessories. The Steam train took pride of place on the top table, pulling trailers of freash flowers and again rosemary from their allotment. 
 Their table plan was centred around a vintage suitcase and tin plate train station from the 1940's
All aboard the wedding express! Destination - Party!!! 
Guests took their luggage label table names to the bar to get them clipped for a complimentary drink
We sprayed beer bottles with gold paint and decorated them with Gyp' to represent the beers frothiness and some rosemary from the allotment - 
the room smelt DIVINE! Jen and Wayne also had special bottles of beer brewed for their guests

Five very different weddings that Anniefloribunda has been involved with - all decorated to reflect the couples personalities. If you need help decorating your wedding and just dont know where to start, then please visit our albums on our facebook page or our website for lots of ideas! 

Or for some DIY ideas - take a look at some earlier posts on this blog for some great tutorials!