A fun and summery board for you this afternoon – or rather for reader Eleanor who is having a picnic wedding beside the seaside on a farm.
I envisage an eclectic style of picnic wedding for Eleanor. For her – a fifties ballgown, with her bridesmaids in soft tutus in different shades of brown. A ceremony under lengths of streamers blowing in the breeze, a bouquet of sweet peas and the golden sun dried grass glowing as the bride walks to meet her groom.
Tables covered with vintage table cloths, stacks of books (when in doubt Eleanor and her fiance can be found in a corner leafing through the pages) and some vintage accessories like a globe (they love to travel) and plenty of votive candles, and mismatched glass jars and vases holding flowers in shades of orange and pinks. Blankets and rugs with soft, squishy cushions for guests to mingle and dine.
Garden games of bocce and croquet set up near rugs covered with throw pillows, and platters of freshly made comfort food like grilled cheese sandwiches and eco-friendly cutlery tied up with string. The homemade wedding cake topped with a hand sewn love heart. (Not only is Eleanor handy with a needle and thread, but she’s is smitten with the wedding of Max & Margeux). As darkness falls, paper lanterns glow creating shadows and atmosphere.
Bride & groom photo from cutlery from The Brides Cafe, tablecloth setting, sandwiches from France Ruffenach, photo by Gemma Clarke, croquet photo from Mary & Gabrielle Events by Shona Henderson, sweet pea bouquet from The Knot, cake photo by Our Labor Of Love from Max & Margaux’s wedding via Once Wed, girl in tutu from tutuschic on Etsy, Wooden signs from Salt Harbor Designs, book centrepiece from Once wed, Blackbird Letterpress Invitations from Oh So Beautiful Paper, lantern photo by Bonnie Tsang via 100 Layer Cake.