This theme is all about hearth and home, family and friends, and most importantly, it’s all about love. It’s a modern take on a traditional rustic feel, a vibrant festival of rich colours and textures that welcome you and wrap you in warmth and loving care. First things first, we covered our table with a chocolate coloured tablecloth. With our ‘canvas’ in place, we were ready to “Spread the Love”.
The unfussiness of our dinner and glassware provided the ideal foil for the lush extravagance of our table decorations. We started off with a stunning display of red, orange, and burnt orange roses, laced through with greenery and privet berries.
Then came our gorgeous fruit stand, laden with a palate pleasing variety of quinces, grapes, pears, pomegranates and berries. Our silver pear shaped place card holders were an obvious choice, and we just couldn’t go past the traditional design of cutlery.
Many brides make jams, relishes and cookies for their bomboniere. We decided our jars of fruit jams, poached fruits and relishes were a perfect match for our autumn theme, and we then ‘spread the love’ even further by adding a piccolo bottle of red wine for each of our guests. We splashed more colour on our table with red gingham jar cap covers and red gingham napkins – time-honoured fabric used in a fresh and appealing way. Bentwood brown wooden chairs added to the rustic feel, as did our vintage candelabra with white taper candles.
Our cake was a simply designed two tiers of rich, chocolaty heaven, made stunning with a cake topping profusion of roses, berries and greenery. We placed our cake on a round table of aged oak, yet another echo of rustic charm from a bygone era.
Many couples like to include a much loved pet in their wedding celebrations, and Louis, our adorable toy poodle, was delighted to wear a cute gingham bow and join in the fun. Every item in our astationery relects our rich autumn theme. Gingham, leather ties, intriguing little boxes and books of matches all worked together to create a welcoming homely feel that we know your guests will love.
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