Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Wedding Wednesday Chapter V - The Reception

After the 12noon ceremony we had a good 2 or 3 hours in the garden before it was time to leave for the reception.

We had the reception in the function suite of our local rugby club. It was an ideal location with lots of green space outside for all the kids to play. The function room is a bright and fairly neutral space so we could decorate the way we wanted.

We continued our country garden theme by arranging centre pieces of flowers from our garden in glass jars tied with tartan ribbon.

We used sweet peas, corn flowers, pansies and alchemilla and I loved that each table was different. As wedding favours we donated money to charity but we also made little origami cranes for each place.

I handmade all of the place names, table numbers and seating chart using paper made from sheep poo! (from here).

To eat we had a simple summer buffet with plenty of Scottish produce. It was delicious although I think I didn't eat very much of it! The meal was nice and relaxed and was followed by some great speeches.

The nicest part was a photo montage of Matteo and I which my sister-in-law prepared and projected after the meal. It had everyone in tears!(That's me on my 5th birthday)

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments about our wedding. It's been lovely sharing our special day with you all. There are still a few more posts to come before I get to the end of the day so I hope you're still enjoying reading them!


Tammy said...

I love your wedding posts! So pretty, and the pictures are gorgeous!

LindyLouMac said...

The flowers for the table decorations were such a gorgeous natural touch.

The Southland Life said...

everything looks so beautiful!!!

Loree said...

I love those little bouquets - such pretty little flowers.

Sarah B said...

Oh, I think my message has disappeared! I was just going to say I absolutely adore your little vases of flowers, they're just so pretty. I have a purple cornflower in my garden at the moment which I had never seen before - you also have one in your posie! So pretty!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Absolutely beautiful .. all the little details ♥

Olga said...

Everything looks absolutely lovely. It's especially wonderful to see the happiness on these faces. Your dress was spectacular.

Sarah said...

Your wedding pics are gorgeous. I just had to take a peek at your blog as we have the same name!!

from Sarah {Elizabeth} x

- Suzie - said...

The second picture is phenomenal! You both look soooo happy! I am sure, you will frame it in a silver frame and have it in your house for ever! Congratulations !!! And good luck for the both of you !! And happy belayed Int. Women Day!