Vintage Glass Bottles ~ Ideas for Vintage Rustic Wedding Decorations

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Vintage glass bottles in a mismatch of sizes and colours work as beautiful DIY vases for wedding table decorations. Simply add a single stem flower into the bottle and display at your wedding reception.

Vintage bottles can look effective running along your top table, use the colours of flowers and bottles to tie in with your wedding colour scheme. If you have anywhere around your venue or outdoor space which will allow you to hang bottles, they make fab hanging decorations. Simple yet effective!

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For your guest tables cluster a group of vintage glass bottles together, either run them along the table if you’re opting for long tables or make a group in the centre if you’re having round tables.

Use a variety of different sized and coloured glass bottles, or keep them all matching, it’s up to you.

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DIY Vintage Escort Cards

If you’re looking for a unique way to display your escort cards or want something totally different to a traditional table plan then this might take your fancy. Cluster a number of bottles together on a table, fill with single stem flowers and tie a vintage brown paper luggage tag around the neck of the bottle with the guests name and table number written on it. Guests can collect their bottle and find out where they are sitting, the vases can double up as wedding favours as well.

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If you are thinking of grouping a number of bottles together for your table centre pieces try tying the bottles with twine, vintage lace or ribbon in the colour of your bridesmaid dresses.

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Vases/Bottles are a great way to add a little bit of extra decoration to your dessert tables or drinks stations, position them next to your candy jars and fill with bright blooms or subtle coloured roses for a more subdued vintage style candy buffet.

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If you have any window sills or mantle pieces at your wedding reception venue then line up your bottles in a row or intersperse with candles for a romantic evening glow.

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So there you are, there are so many ways to use vintage bottles at your wedding. If you’re interested in using glass bottles as part of your wedding decorations then pop along to our shop and see the bottles we have available.

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Outdoor Wedding Ideas – Save The Date Magazine

If you follow our blog you’ll know I write regular features for Save The Date Magazine. The summer edition of the magazine features a new look for Save The Date. We love the new style and design. This issue I wrote about outdoor wedding ideas, read on to see my outdoor ideas or click here to see the full magazine. save the date magazine summer of love 2014 save the dte magazine outdoore wedding ideas decorations Photography credits: Front cover and page 1 and 2 Ross Harvey Photography // Lighting on decking Jen Fariello Photography // Jenga & children playing outside Cotton Candy Photography

 Outdoor Wedding Ideas

DON’T FORGET THE OUTDOORS.

We all know you can’t predict the English summer weather but we are seeing more and more couples in the UK holding their weddings outdoors. And why not, there are some wonderful venues set in the English countryside with beautiful grounds.

Outdoor ceremonies and decorating the grounds

If you are dreaming of an outdoor ceremony find a venue with and outdoor location, once you’ve found the perfect venue there are some super pretty ways you can style your outdoor ceremony. I love the idea of entering the ceremony through wooden doors, these remain shut until the bride and her father enter through them. To creat the aisle, hang jam jars filled with pretty blooms from shepherds crooks, or if the ground is not suitable for shepherds crooks tie apothecary bottles to the chairs and add a flower. Guests will love all these pretty details.

If you are not opting for an outdoor ceremony but are lucky enough to have some sunshine on your wedding day you will no doubt be wanting to make the most of it. There are lots of lovely ideas for decorating outdoor spaces, hang pom poms and bunting around the grounds. Chose a feature tree to hang apothecary bottles each filled with a flower from the branches or even hang long strands of ribbon in your wedding colours.

Outdoor entertainment and lighting

Take the entertainment outdoors, a string quartet set up outside for an outdoor ceremony is always a lovely touch. Set up games outdoors, these will be enjoyed by children and adults! We have seen wedding guests enjoying sack races, giant jenga, croquet and children love pinatas.

Guests will enjoy spending time outdoors right through to the evening so don’t forget to enhance the gardens with lighting. Whether you choose tea lights in jam jars or larger lanterns, or opt for strings of light bulbs from trees this will light up the grounds beautifully. Paper lanterns work perfectly for weddings and are easy on the budget, just add a long lasting tea light and they will glow for hours. The The Wedding of my Dreams we sell a collection of paper lanterns and especially love out JUST MARRIED lanterns which are fab for photos.

If you are planning an outdoor wedding check out some of our favourite decorations below.

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Now Pinning – Hanging Wedding Decorations

Oh how I love Pinterest.

Follow my hanging wedding decorations board for a dose of gorgeousness and inspiration…

Where can you hang decorations at your wedding? Think trees, archways, bridges, chair backs, marquees, entrances, windows, against plain walls….

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Pinterest ~ The perfect way to create inspiration boards filled with your favourite wedding ideas. Great for gathering all your ideas together, especially if you’re newly engaged and  have millions of ideas floating around your head! Start pinning now.

Birdcage Table Plan & Love Bird Name Place Holders {You and Your Wedding Magazine}

The March / April issue of You and Your Wedding Magazine is now on sale. We received our copy today, it’s filled with some great ideas for wedding reception decor. Including some bits and pieces from The Wedding of my Dreams. You and Your Wedding Magazine March April 2012 If you’re looking for an unusual table plan our birdcage table plan is ideal for a vintage, rustic or spring/summer wedding. The birdcage table plan has an antiqued /rusty finish and comes with 12 x wooden pegs to hold your table cards in place.
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Finish off your love bird wedding decor with extra touches, including birdcage centre pieces and love bird name card holders which double up as cute wedding favours for guests. and rustic bark lanterns.

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Paper Lanterns for Weddings {Wedding Decoration Inspiration}

Our paper lanterns are perfect for Spring and Summer weddings.  paper lanterns weddings

These paper lanterns are so effective, just add a tea light and position around your wedding reception venue, don’t forget to weigh them down by putting some sand or pebbles in the bottom. They look stunning positioned outside on a terrace or can be used to make an exit pathway for the bride and groom as they leave.

Paper lanterns are made from flame retardant paper and can be used more than once, these particular lanterns have stars shapes cut out of them to let the candle light shine through.

Read more about our paper lanterns at The Wedding of my Dreams.

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