Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Wedding! A day to remember..........

Sharing with you some photos of Alex and Declan's special day. After months of planning, it was a beautiful day - didn't Alex look gorgeous?



I had to show you my outfit - and the shoes!


Molly had a bit of a starring role - she spent the ceremony beaming and waving at everyone over my shoulder.......

Sadly, a shadow was cast over the day by the fact that Mike, my husband wasn't well enough to attend. It clearly was a sadness, Alex was 'given away' by her elder brother James. It also meant that I had to give the traditional 'father of the bride' speech - gulp!


In this next photo my new son in law is telling me he will always be my favourite son in law - fair comment as we only have one daughter!



On to some of the little details. We had a 
Candy Bar, stocked with lots of handmade goodies - lots of homemade fudge, truffles, peppermint creams, coconut Ice....the little green decorated fudge at the front of the table was Irish Cream Fudge, decorated with shamrocks, to welcome Dec's family from Ireland.......I made the little candy tree as well
I found someone to make the little sign on eBay, and I filled a wicker basket with little kraft treat bags decorated with twine and punched hearts, for people to fill with sweets/candy to take home with them


We wanted a natural rustic sort of look with simple flower arrangements - they were put into jars (the florist was still working when I took these photos, the second jar hadn't been filled). Instead of sparkly table confetti, I ordered a bunch of little wooden hearts and scattered those around the table. We wanted wood slices, boy, are they expensive. So I contacted a local tree feller, and asked him to cut me some slices, leaving the bark on. They cost me a fraction of any others I found. We sanded them down and gave them a coat of matt varnish 
 These were rustic little jars that I filled with scrolls and a pen that looked like a slice of wood, and a label asking people to write a message for them to open on their first wedding anniversary - much more fun than a guest book!
 They decided to use places that were special to them for table names, so the table plan, set on an easel was printed saying 'Where in the world am I?' - it looked cute! 

 I used a large birdcage that I already owned as a post box for their cards. I found some large wooden hearts in Hobbycraft, cut out some vinyl letters on my Cricut, and tied them onto the birdcage with twine 


The civil ceremony was held in a separate building, and again, we kept the decoration simple, a froth of gypsophilia (baby's breath) on alternate aisle chairs.......and wicker hearts on the others. A scattering of rose petals along the aisle........





I made some programmes for each chair, using a Spellbinders die......


because it was a civil service, the order of service left room for an Itinerary for the day - I was keen to do this, having spent hours at weddings whispering 'what time are we going to eat, I'm starving'

So there you have it, the Cashmore/Harkin wedding in a nutshell. All the planning was worth it, despite Mike not being there, it was a wonderful day, and all that's left to say on this post is wishing Alex and Dec all the love in the world and best wishes for a long and happy life together xx

23 comments:

  1. ,Happy Ever After is my wish for the newly weds. What a lovely blog post highlighting the day Enfys - loved those shoes! Xxx

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  2. Beautiful photos. You worked so hard and the wedding looked amazing. congratulations to all. Xxx

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  3. Beautiful pictures. Looked like a lovely day and all those little touches and details that made the day unique and special. Glad you managed to resist eating all those gorgeous treats before the day! x

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  4. Thank you for sharing your special day with us

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  5. Oh Enfys...just beautiful. All your makes are wonderful and the candy bar is fabulous !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  6. Oooh Enfyn what a lovely day it must of been and the bride looks stunning brought a tear to my eye as my daughter got married 23 August this year in Italy her father wasn't there too! although in spirit he was!! your outfit and shoes look amazing you looks beautiful and looking so proud in yourself and what a fabulous place with the beautiful laid out tables and the candy bar so fitting these days l hope and l'm sure you all have an amazing time sending lots of love and l hope your hubby is on the mend xx

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  7. Lovely photos Enfys, your daughter looked so beautiful - and so did you!! So sorry to hear your hubby could not make it though but I am sure you did a wonderful speech! Hugs, Anne xx

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  8. So nice of you to share these photos of your very special day - everyone looked gorgeous and the shoes are stunning, hope they were comfy!

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  9. En ... wow all those finishing touches looked beautiful. Loving the natural feel to all the decorations. Fab selection of photos and those shoes are perfect. x

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  10. Wow what a wonderful day. You looked amazing. I hope your husband is feeling better. I loved all your beautiful makes Enfys what a fabulous job you did. X

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  11. How absolutely wonderful everything and everyone looked! A really happy and special day. It's a shame your hubby couldn't be there, I bet he loved hearing all about it and seeing the photos! I hope he feels better. xxx

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  12. Forgot to say, Alex looked gorgeous! So did you! xxx

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  13. Enfys, you look beautiful. Guess the search for shoes was worth it as they are lovely. You did a super fantastic job on the whole wedding. Love the rustic decorations. Wishing the newlyweds a long life of happiness.

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  14. how wonderful i helped my sister with wedding plans for her wedding in June it makes it so much more personal, lovely photos i hope your husband is feeling better. Congratulations to the newly weds xxx

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  15. What a beautiful wedding and a beautiful couple! And you looked stunning, too! Thanks for sharing the lovely photos--there are so many great ideas, especially the well-wishes from the guests. So sorry your husband was ill. Reminds me of my own wedding almost 35 years ago--my father was hospitalized and I was walked down the aisle by my teenage brother (who had a smirk on his face, I later learned from the pictures!) I hope your husband is feeling better now. Best wishes to the newlyweds!

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  16. I have been waiting anxiously for post on your daughter's wedding!!! I love weddings!!! What a beautiful bride and mother of the bride!!! Sending get well wishes to your husband. Thanks for sharing this special day with us!!!

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  17. Wow, everything is so beautiful and tastefully done. You rocked those shoes and hat. Congrats to the newlywed. Your daughter is also beautiful, well of course, you made her also!

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  18. Beautiful wedding pictures, best wishes for years of wedded bliss!

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  19. Lovely job Envis! I hope Mike is feeling better. Sorry he missed the big day. Loved the idea of the candy bar. Also the 'Where in the world am I' table idea. Very creative. And great idea to get a tree cutter to make the pieces for the table. My son Matt, does tree service work. Hell be getting married soon. I'll tell them of y'alls idea for them. Beautiful dresses for u all, including little Miss Molly! Hugs,Jess

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  20. Beautiful wedding photos, beautiful bride, and you looked stunning! So sorry that your husband was unwell, and hopefully feeling better very soon. Thank you for sharing this lovely day with us.

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  21. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Sweet photos. You look lovely in your chosen outfit Enfys. x

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  22. Great blog post Enfys Thankyou for sharing such a beautiful day with us. I'm very jealous about all the little touches you brought to your daughters wedding. Your a special mum and gran and now a mother in law too to all your family. Hope your hubby is doing better and enjoyed hearing about your daughters big day. Xx Andrea. Xx

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Enfys x