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!