And as the amazing garden party tuned to evening, the entire wedding got even more beautiful…

real wedding

From Fiona, the lovely bride…

On each table there was a pink wine glass with a small paper butterfly perched on the glass as the name card to again tie in with the garden party style of the day. I had bought lots of pink painted tea glasses from a recent trip to Marrakech (they were so cheap, I think I got them for about 20 pence each (about 40 cents) I think and they looked like they cost so much more!) and these were used to decorate the table. We had candelabras as the centre pieces and these were filled with roses, hydrangeas and ivory. At the entrance to the marquee we also scattered rose petals and lavender so the smell when everyone walked in was amazing!

At the end of the evening just as we left each guest was given a pack of matches with our names and the wedding date on and a huge sparkler, I wanted fireworks but the budget didn’t stretch to that so I thought that this worked just as well. It was so much fun, particularly as people got carried away and quite a few were set off in the marquee!

{and finally, some shameless bragging on SMP…I couldn’t resist}

In terms of my inspiration – honestly, it came from Style Me Pretty. I absolutely love the website and really it is so much better than anything you get in the UK (that was one of my biggest frustrations with the wedding, everything I liked was from the States!). All of the weddings on the site are so so beautiful and detailed, the colour palettes and ideas were just incredible and I wish that I could get married 10 times over so I could use all of the ideas I collected! The weddings featured really inspired me and I love the fact that no matter what the budget the weddings are beautiful.