Laura is back…. and she is back with a bang this month :-)
Not only has she sorted some more bits and bobs for her wedding, but she has her hen do down and has sent over to me the cutest DIY table plan tutorial she has made for her wedding.
Laura we love you :-) XOXO Lou
Images by Laura Babb Photography
How are we all? I hope the crazy changeable weather hasn’t dampened your spirits too much? Most of the weddings I’ve photographed this year so far have been a bit rainy but it didn’t detract from anyone’s enjoyment just in case you’re a bride to be who’s worried about rain!
So what have I been up to on the wedding planning front? We’ve actually managed to get quite a bit done in the last few weeks, including things like sorting table cloths courtesy of another Laura, whose wedding I’ll be photographing in August. She’s having trestle tables covered in hessian and she said I can have the hessian when she’s done. Thanks, Laura!
We’ve also sorted crockery. Kind of. As garish and non wedding-y as it sound we’ve ordered a whole load of plastic plates and bowls. The plates are purple and the bowls are yellow and they’ll form part of the place setting for each person.
I think it’s going to look pretty cool when we’ve laid the tables but I forgive you if you think having plastic stuff at a wedding sounds a bit rubbish! You’ll have to watch this space and take my word for it.
We have also cracked the food/drink chilling situation. Given that the whole affair is taking place over two days, in a field, we were starting to think that our post ceremony drinks and wine for the tables would have to be served warm. We wondered about hiring some fridges and generators but then we found this:
The igloos are delivered full of ice which can be used for drinks and they stay cold for 24 hours. Perfect. When they arrive on site on the day of the wedding we’re going to fill paddling pools with ice and bottles of beer and cider for guests to help themselves to after the ceremony. And we’ve bought some rubber ducks to float in the pool too!
My hen party is also sorted. I had my three bridesmaids round for drinks and hen party planning recently and the plan is to visit Drink, Shop, Do for afternoon tea and facinator making http://www.drinkshopdo.com/ and then to head out for dinner, drinks and karaoke. Two of my best friends are getting married (to each other, which is nice) in October and I’m having a joint hen with one of them (she’s also one of the bridesmaids), which I’m really happy about.
So that’s some of what I’ve been up to. And here’s where I show you a half finished (well, 3/4s finished!) DIY project!
This is our table plan. Here’s what you’ll need, if you want to give it a go:
- ribbon in various colours/styles
- a cork notice board
- drawing pins
1) Take a length of ribbon and secure the end to the back of the corkboard using two drawing pins.
2) Stretch it diagonally across the board
3) Secure the ribbon to the rear of the cork board and cut off any excess
4) Repeat steps 1 – 3 until you have a good number of rows of ribbon running diagnoally across the board
5) Turn the board the other way around (if it was previously portrait turn it to landscape
6) Take a length of ribbon and secure it to the back of the corkboard using two drawing pins
7) Now weave (thread under then over then under then over) the ribbon in between the existing rows of ribbon
8) Secure the ribbon to the rear of the cork board and cut off any excess
9) When the board is mostly covered in woven ribbons you’re ready to clip things to it
Easy, huh? You could glue the ribbons if you can be bothered (I couldn’t personally!) and you might want to think about weaving in other things to give it more texture. We have some raffia left over that I might add at a later date.
What do you think? How are your plans coming along? And are you fed up of waiting for Adeline’s wedding write up?! I know I am! Come on Adeline, we’re dying to hear all about it!
Happy planning everyone
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