Monday, 3 November 2014

Wedding Photos- The Wedding Breakfast and Speeches

Hi guys, I'm back to today to fill you in on the section of my wedding day which included something very important.. THE FOOD!… I mean THE SPEECHES!

First up I want to tell you a little about our table decor.  I knew early on that I wanted to have lots of wildflower style flower arrangements on the tables. Luckily we had one of my Mum's friends to put these together, and they turned out perfect! Each one was different which I really loved. My Dad was kind enough to gorge himself on baked beans so that we would have enough tins to go around.

I made little round emblems to decorate the front of the tins using homemade clay, which was a mixture of flour, water, salt and green food colouring. Once I had rolled them into balls I stamped them using our monogrammed wax seal stamp which I had used originally for the invites.  You can bake them at a low heat in the oven so they become hard!

Each table was given a fictional place name, they were all chosen from our favourite TV programs and Movies. Above you can see Rivendell, and you may be able to spot some others further down the page too.
I think my favourite part of the day was the speeches, Chris and his best man Ollie both nailed it. But in particular I loved my Dads speech, which included mention of a game we used to play when I was little called "Pretty Pretty Princess"The aim of the game was to be the first to collect and wear all of the princess jewellery, and the winner was given a crown and named "Pretty Pretty Princess". My Dad explained that however hard he tried to loose this game, he always seemed to win, and even when he would try to cheat to loose I would always notice and make sure he put his new piece of jewellery on. To demonstrate how the game worked, he had re-aquired the game for his speech, and both my Dad and Chris, as well as myself and my sister-in-law all ended up wearing the ridiculous jewellery for the entirety of the speeches. (I never expected to see my husband reading his wedding speech wearing a necklace, 2 clip on earrings, a bracelet, a ring and a very effeminate crown!)  At the end of the speech, he said that it was time to hand over his crown, as it was now Chris's turn to be my Pretty Pretty Princess. It was very funny and our guests were all talking about it for the rest of the night.
Instead of a traditional wedding breakfast, we opted for a picnic style lunch, with all the goodies being brought out in a crate for each table. It was a really good way to get people talking as they all had to get involved to dish out all the food. It was also a hell of a lot cheaper than than it would have been had we paid for caterers to cook a proper meal!
Here are some more pictures of the flowers on the table because I loved them so much!

Laura xXx

All photos were taken by my wonderful photographers Peach and Jo Photography!


  1. Pretty Pretty Princess sounds like the best game EVER!! How brilliant that everyone got involved too. I LOVE the idea of a picnic lunch - and the food looks gorgeous in those crates :)
    P.S. I also love the decorations, but I feel like I'm getting a bit gushy now :p

  2. wow, it looks amazing, love the food idea. we had a small wedding away but at out party when we got back home we had a BBQ, again, much cheaper than a sit down meal!!

    1. Its crazy how expensive food is! A BBQ is a good call too!

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