Ceramic Decorations for a Rustic Wedding
So I got married in March! 🙂
Those who know me, know that I am a lover of all things natural and rustic. When I got engaged on Christmas Day 2014, I couldn’t wait to start planning our wedding. The rustic theme was always going to be used somehow, but it wasn’t until a few months went by that I thought about how I could make most things for the wedding myself. Now that I look back, I can’t believe I didn’t think of it sooner.
The special handmade and personalised touches made it all very unique to us. I made lots of little ceramic signs that were dotted all around the venue, including signage on ceramic tiles propped on little wooden easels, for the guest book for example.
I made our ring dish, table numbers, and personalised ceramic heart favours for our guests. These worked extremely well for table place settings, as well as a souvenir for the guests to take home.
I couldn’t leave out our lost loved ones who sadly could not be there to celebrate with us, but we know that they were there in spirit.
The Seating Plan
I made individual tiles for each table and hand stamped the names of each guest into them for the seating plan. The tiles were decorated with the same floral design that I used on the table numbers, favours and signs, so the rustic design flowed as a theme.
The tiles were pinned to an old pallet that I had painted, and propped onto some crates. It was great to hear lots of guests commenting on how different it was, and added a bit of fun while they found their table.
The Wedding, and What Now?
The wedding itself was incredible. Other than that, the only other word I could use to describe the whole day was perfect!
It didn’t rain, most things went to plan (the few things that didn’t quite work ended up not being important on the day), and everyone was smiling all day long.
I was so happy that my horse Dizzy could be there. I rode her through the courtyard of the venue as part of my aisle walk – she was such a star and completely looked after me, despite my scary long white dress and floor length veil that she had never seen before being draped over her back.
My business name will remain as Charlotte Hupfield Ceramics but I am now officially Charlotte Cook. That still hasn’t quite sunk in yet!
Since the wedding, I am loving being able to create ceramic favours and other bits for other couples’ weddings.
The new wedding section on my website gives some more information about the different pieces I can offer, but if you would like a quote for anything to be made for your wedding please do get in touch.
We enjoyed an amazing 2 weeks in Mexico for our honeymoon and are already getting well and truly stuck into married life.
If you are reading this and are already married, I am offering a special “preserve your bouquet” service to brides. If you still have your wedding bouquet, or in fact any other flowers that you want to keep forever, please see my new page about bouquet impressions for more information. The sneaky peak picture below might give you an idea!