Our Wedding Decorations Used At Real Weddings

Here at The Wedding of my Dreams we love seeing how you use our wedding decorations at your weddings. All of you put your own spin on  our decorations and use them in different ways to suit your personal style. In this blog post we have chosen a few of our favourite images, showing different ways of using our wedding decorations. We hope it inspires you. Shabby Chic Cream Jugs £10.95 // Distressed Cream Jugs £14.50 Here our cream jugs have been used to display the brides and bridesmaids bouquets when they are not being held. This not only keeps the flowers fresh on a hot summers day but creates extra floral decorations which can be used around your venue - and your wedding guests can see and smell the bouquets more closely. Cream jugs with bridesmaids bouquets Photo credit: Boo Weddings World Map Print Table Plan £7.50 Our world map print has been used here as a lovely travel inspired table plan, the tables have been named after different countries around the world. World map wedding table plan Photo credit: Hayley Savage Photography Hemisphere Map Wedding Table Plan £7.50 Similarly to above our world hemisphere map has been used as the table plan. World map wedding table plan Photo credit: Mister Phill Birdcage Wedding Table Plan £37 Our birdcage table plan has been used here with lovely cream and purple roses to decorate. We think this looks lovely on the ornate wooden easel. Birdcage wedding table plan Photo credit: Andrew Ward Rustic Table Plan With Flower Pots £30 This couple used our rustic table plan and filled the flower pots with lovely bright summer flowers to complete the country rustic look. Rustic wedding table plan with flower pots Photo credit: We Heart Pictures Just Married Hessian Bunting £16 We often see our just married hessian bunting hung from the entrance of venues and wooden beams in a barn wedding, but we love the idea of hanging the hessian just married bunting from the front of the top table. This frames the newly married couple perfectly throughout the wedding breakfast. Hessian just married bunting along top table Photo credit: Boo Weddings Distressed Cream Jug £14.50 Here our distressed cream jugs have been used as centrepieces, filled with beautiful blooms including peonies, hydrangeas, dahlias, veronica and roses. To give a little extra interest to the centrepiece the jugs have been placed onto of a stack of books with crystal vases around the base. Cream jug wedding centrepieces Photo credit: Jo Hastings Three Tier Glass Cake Stand £25 // Blackboard Bucket £6.95 Love the choice of colours at this wedding, the peach David Austin roses look stunning against the vibrant green. Here our glass three tiered cake stands have been used as elegant centrpeieces and our blackboard buckets were given as "thank you flowers". Pressed glass cake stand wedding centrepiece and blackboard bucket vase Photo credit: Anneli Marinovich Mercury Silver Candlesticks £16 for 2 We love this centrepiece of peonies and hydrangeas in a beautiful silver footed bowl finished off with 6 of our mercury silver candle sticks. Mercury silver candle sticks around stunning silver footed vases of hydrangeas and roses Photo credit: Matt Davis Mercury Silver Footed Tea Light Holder £6 One of our mercury silver tea light holders used here around the base of a larger floral arrangement, we think it looks stunning mixed in with other silver items. Mercury silver footed tea light holders Photo credit: Photography by Tarik Dainty Mercury Silver Vase £8  This is the same table as above, our mercury silver vases were added around the main centrepiece vase for more impact. Mercury silver smal vases Photo credit: Photography by Tarik Ribbed Mercury Silver Vase £2.50 Sticking with our mercury silver items our ribbed mercury silver tea light holders look lovely displayed on this silver plate with elegant pearls. Mercury silver tea light holders Photo credit: Simon Bunney White Heart Pegs £5 for 20 Our white heart pegs were used to peg these pretty floral place cards to the wine glasses of each guest. We love this idea, it makes the names easy to see and saves space on the tables. White heart pegs on wine glasses for place names Photo credit: Lola Rose Photography Let The Love Grow Personalised Stickers £7.50 for 18 We think these cute succulents planted in jam jars make lovely favours with our personalised let the love grow stickers. Wedding date and succulent wedding favours let the love grown stickers Photo credit: Xander and Thea Bunch Of Dried Lavender £6 for bunch of approx 250 stems A couple of stems of dried lavender on each guests place setting is a lovely touch, and perfect for a country rustic wedding. This will bring a gorgeous scent to the tables too. Lavender napkin decorations Photo credit: Jen Marino Photography Mercury Silver Candle Sticks £16 for 2 I know we have already featured our mercury silver candle sticks used on a wedding table but we couldn't resist sharing this photo too. We just love this mantle piece full of candles in different shapes and sizes with a row of our mercury silver candle sticks against the mirror. Mercury silver candle sticks on fireplace Photo credit: Matt Davis Paper Pom Poms from £5 We love the use of our paper pom poms in mint green, blush pink and white in this rustic marquee. They look amazing hanging from the ceiling and the bales of hay covered with blankets make a great seating area. Pastel coloured paper pom poms Photo credit: Adam Hillier Photography Mr & Mrs Cake Bunting £7.50 Our mini bunting cake topper looks perfect on top of this cake framed with peach David Austin roses. d0b156150e7d8e2020515f067ff2260e Photo credit: Xander and Thea Pick Me Cake Flags £3.50 pack of 12 How delicious does this look? We love the addition of our vintage tea party cake flags on the little cupcakes. They also made their own Mr & Mrs cake flags from our decorative tape and cocktail sticks. Eat me Pick me cake toppers Photo credit: Xander and Thea Alphabet Stickers £1.75 for A4 sheet Our rustic alphabet stickers have been stuck onto luggage tags here to spell out the word CARDS. Hanging this from the lid of a vintage suitcases make a lovely place for guest to drop their cards and write in the guest book. CARDS bunting on suitcase Photo credit: Shepherd Photography Hessian fabric £3 per metre Love this creative way of using ur hessian burlap fabric. Use the fabric to wrap gifts and tie with lace ribbon. rustic gift wrapping use burlap and lace hessian wedding ideas Photo credit: Milk Bottle Photography Just Married paper Lanterns £17.50 What a lovely photo, our Just Married lanterns can make a real statement at weddings. We love this. just married paper lanterns signs Photo credit: Keoma Zec Photography 

Top 10 Rustic Wedding Decorations Ideas

Our rustic wedding style is one of our most popular wedding styles on our website and has been for some time. We love the idea of getting married in a rustic wedding venue, perhaps you have chosen a rustic barn or farm as your venue? If you are having a rustic wedding then this post of for you. Today we will talk you through our top 10 rustic wedding decorations. Use this post as a way of gathering ideas for your rustic wedding, all of these decorations are for sale on our website when you are ready to buy! Or you can browse our full collection of rustic wedding decorations here. top ten 10 rustic wedding decorations for sale

Birch Bark Tea Light Holders £12 for set of 3

These truly rustic tea light holders are perfect for adding to your guest tables, mix them in around your centrepieces, they are made from natural birch bark and have a heart cut out to let the candle light shine through. As well as on your guest tables they also look fab running along the front of long top tables. rustic birch bark tea light holders

2 Blackboard Bucket Wedding Centrepiece £6.95

Our best selling blackboard bucket or chalk board bucket is a unique centrepiece for your rustic wedding. Fill the blackboard bucket with beautiful flowers for your centrepiece and write the table number on the front of the bucket in chalk. Sit on a stack of vintage books covered in brown paper to give extra height if you wish or on a hessian table runner. These rustic buckets also make great wine or champagne buckets as gifts for ushers. Blackboard Bucket Chalk Bucket Wedding centrepiece

3 Rustic Wedding Table Number Holder £4.50

Another way to display your table numbers at your wedding is with our rustic heart which can be stuck into your centrepice. The heart is made from rusty metal to give a rustic look and can hold table number cards. rustic heart wedding table number holder

4 Birch Bark Rustic Wedding Centrepiece (medium) £10

This is another of our popular rustic centrepieces, the vase is made from natural birch bark and can be filled with pretty flowers or a pillar candle. This rustic container looks lovely in the centre of guest tables with a few bark tea light holders around it. birch bark table centre  rustic centrepices

5 Burlap / Hessian Table Runners £10.50

If your wedding venue is supplying you with white linen add a rustic touch by overlaying a hessian or burlap table runner. These look great along the centre of long tables or over round tables. Adding something as simple as a hessian table runner to your guest tables can add real impact and change the whole style of the room which will be noticed as your guests enter. These are a must have for rustic weddings. If you are having a separate table for your guest book or dessert table the runners look great on these too. hessian burlap table runners

6 Slate Grey Jug Wedding Centrepiece £11

A popular choice for centrepieces at rustic weddings is using a simple jug in the centre of your guest tables. For a rustic wedding why not try our grey jugs rather than the cream jugs that are possibly more suited for country garden weddings. The best thing about using jugs for your centrepieces is at the end of the wedding they can easily be gifted to selected guests with the beautiful flowers in. slate grey jug wedding centrepieces rustic

7 Hessian Bunting Just Married £15

Barns and rustic wedding venues often have wooden beams or exposed brickwork walls which lend themselves well to hanging bunting. Our just married bunting is made from hessian / burlap fabric and looks great hanging up at the entrance to your venue or behind the top table. hessian burlap bunting just married

8 Alphabet Stamps £26

For a handmade rustic touch use these alphabet stamps to stamp out guests names for place settings, your table plan cards, thank you cards or anything else you might be making yourself... The letter stamps are all lower case, we also have smaller stamps and upper case letters available. letter alphabet stamps wedding stationery

9 American Style Wedding Mailbox £48

We love this here at The Wedding of my Dreams. The American style mailbox can be used for collecting your wedding mail, sit it on a wooden crate to give it some height. The mail box is made from galvanised metal and has a cute red flag on the side with a heart cut out to show your have mail. The front of the mailbox opens and closes on hinges and has MAIL embossed on the front.  Rustic Wedding Mailbox American Style

10 Hessian / Burlap Fabric Material  £3 per m

Our 10th rustic wedding decoration is perfect for brides wanting to get involved and add little touches to their decorations themselves. We sell hessian fabric / burlap material by the metre. You can cut this up and use it to decorate jams jars, tie around napkins as place settings, cut into strips for hessian chair backs or even make your own table runners. Once you cut the hessian the edges fray which we think adds to the rustic look. hessian burlap fabric material Which is your favourite rustic wedding decoration? Let us know how you would use these items at your wedding, or if you've already used them send us in your photos and we may be able to feature on our blog. Photography Credit (image 1, 2 & 7 and rustic styled table scape): Daffodil Waves

10 Unique Wedding Centrepieces

Here at The Wedding of my Dreams we love unusual wedding centrepieces, we are constantly on the look out for new centrepiece ideas to add to our collection. We have brought together 10 of our favourite wedding centrepiece ideas below. What centrepieces are you having? We'd love to hear from you in the comments box below. 1. Wooden Bark Containers For Centrepieces - available here This bark container is ideal for woodland / rustic weddings fill with water and natural flowers, add a couple of bark tea light holders around the base and place on a hessian table runner to complete the look. (Also available in larger size) bark table centre medium  2. Blackboard Bucket Wedding Centrepiece - available here Our blackboard bucket is one of our best selling centrepieces, fill with pretty blooms and sit in the centre of your tables. The small backboard on the front of the bucket can be used to write your table number or name on - they make great containers for floral gifts too! blackboard bucket 3. Vintage Country Bottles - available here For a simple wedding table centre gather together a grouping of glass bottles in the centre of your tables, great for summer weddings. glass bottles wedding centrepieces 4. Bell Jars - available here Bell jars or cloches add so much interest to your wedding tables, place almost anything you like inside them. A grouping of bottles, small vase, flower heads or an object of your choice.  bell jars wedding centrepieces 5. Cream Jugs as centrepieces - available here A cream jug filled with beautiful blooms makes a simple yet lovely wedding table decoration. Jugs are great for summer weddings, they look fab in marquees with bunting strung from the ceiling to create that country garden wedding look. cream metal jug wedding centrepiece  6. Small Mercury Silver Vases - available here We love these mini mercury silver vases, a grouping of these small vases in the centre of your tables will look stunning, perfect for a timeless elegant look. The mercury silver glassware looks best with all white flowers using a variety of textures. Dainty Mercury Silver Vases  7. Green Lanterns - available here For a non floral wedding centrepiece we love the idea of using lanterns, use lanterns of different shapes and sizes and cluster in the centre of your tables. If you want a highlight of flowers mix in some glass bottles. green lanterns wedding centrepieces  8. Mercury Silver Footed Vase - available here For a timeless elegant look our mercury silver footed vases looks simply stunning the the centre of your wedding tables. Fluffy white hydrangeas work well with the mercury silver glass. Finish off the look with silver glass tea light holders. Mercury Silver Footed Vase 9. Milk Churn Centrepiece For a rustic or barn wedding these milk churns look fab on your wedding tables. Sit on a piece of slate or hessian table runner to complete the look. milk churn table centrepiece 10. Mirror Tray Table Centre - available here If you are thinking of having a grouping of vases and candle holders in the centre of your table we love the idea of placing them all on a mirror tray. This not only keeps all the vases together but also creates wonderful reflections. mirror tray wedding table centre

How To Make A Wedding Table Plan: Blackboard Buckets And Wooden Crates

Make your own wedding table plan!

One of our customers had the creative idea of using our blackboard buckets to make her wedding table plan and we love it. It's so simple and looks fab, especially if you are having a chalkboard or blackboard theme to your wedding. A blackboard theme works well if your wedding venue is a country pub or barn or even a marquee. Perhaps both of you are teachers so blackboards reflect your job?

How to make a wedding table plan from blackboard buckets with herbs staked on wooden crates  wedding table plan blackboard buckets and crates

What you will need:

How To Make The Table Plan:

  1. Write your table numbers on the front of each blackboard bucket in chalk
  2. Put a potted plant inside each blackboard bucket. Our photo shows lavender, herbs also work well
  3. On a table stack your wooden crates to make shelves for your buckets to sit on
  4. Place your blackboard buckets on the wooden crates

How To Make The Mini Bunting:

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  1. Now you have to show guests which table they are sitting at - make your own mini bunting to string up within each bucket, write a guests name on each bunting flag so they know which table they are sitting at.
  2. Take 2 wooden dowels and tie a piece of string between them approx 15cm (this will be the structure for your bunting)
  3. Cut out diamond shapes from the brown paper (make sure the shapes fold in half to make a triangle)
  4. Write or print a guests name on the botton half of the diamond shape, do this for all your guests.
  5. Gather together all the pieces of paper with guests names on who are sitting at table 1. Fold the first paper diamond in half to make a triangle and wrap it over the string, now stick it down with pritt stick so you have a triangle bunting flag. Do the same for all the guests on that table.
  6. Pick up the two wooden dowels with the mini bunting now hanging from it and stake it into the potted plant in the blackboard bucket marked table 1
  7. Repeat this for all your tables
Don't let your potted plants go to waste, nominate a special guest on each table to take the   plant in the blackboard bucket home with them. shop this look copy   

Blackboard Bucket ~ Wedding Decoration of the Week

This week our wedding decoration of the week is our blackboard bucket. We love these buckets and so do you! They make lovely wedding table centrepieces, fill them with seasonal flowers and write the table number on the front in chalk. You don't just have to use these as centrepieces, why not write Cheers! on the front and use as champagne buckets, or fill with gifts for young children making them into activity packs?

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Product Details

  • Blackboard buckets are a great addition to your wedding, perfect for vintage or country style weddings or anyone who wants something a little bit quirky.
  • These genius buckets have a black board on the front.
  • Use them as table centres and write the table number or name on the black board.
  • Or fill them with flowers and give them to special guests as thank you presents.
  • Or fill them with gifts for your younger bridesmaids and pageboys.
  • Great to use around the house after your big day.
  • Each bucket measures 14cm high and 18cm wide.
  • Price £6.95
  • Bulk discounts available online
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  • Carry on the blackboard theme with our:
  • Blackboard Arrow Signs
  • Blackboard Table Numbers
  • Blackboard A1 Stickers
  • Blackboard Games For Children
  • Packet of Chalk