A Vintage Wedding


My Decorator had the beautiful opportunity of designing and implementing the décor for Vanessa and James’ recent Wedding.   The couple even had their reception in the very hall where they first met in their early teen years – so cute!  It was a truly special day where wonderful memories were made.

The bride chose a vintage theme so I really enjoyed scheming and sourcing all things vintage.  Simple white lace bows graced the pews at the church and stunning flower arrangements created by one of Ness’s florist friends were displayed at the front of the alter.  The church itself featured amazing modern styled stain glass windows, these windows framed the lush native bush setting that surrounds the church.

The reception was in a function hall around the corner from the church, so we all gathered in the foyer of the hall and enjoyed Hors d’oeuvre, champagne, tea and coffee.  We then entered the reception room.  I had in true vintage theme used lace doilies for the centre of each round table that seated 10 and we placed a selection of bud vases with carnations in each, a vintage lantern, some crystal look tea light holders, pearls and a vintage framed photo of the bride and groom each table had a selection of various photos of when they first met many years ago along with recent photos which really added a personalised touch to the day.

Extra additions were vintage birdcages that featured old photo’s of love-birds, vintage postcards and the like these were hung on the walls and also asymmetrical from the ceiling suspending over the stage which created some depth of field.  The bride found a fabulous old suitcase that we draped with voile and used as the wishing well.

If you have a Wedding approaching and would like some help with your theme and adding that personal touch why don’t you contact us at My Decorator.  We would love to help!

Wedding Decor – Rustic Romantic.


On the weekend my lovely friend married her soul mate. It was a beautiful wedding. I had the privilege of helping her with the design of the decorations for the chapel and the reception venues.
We had a lot of fun in the weeks leading up to the wedding purchasing all the materials needed to create the exact look that she was after. I loved every minute of it.
The Bride chose a rustic romantic theme and favored roses in antique white and soft pinks for her flower arrangements.  She also liked symmetry and chose two lovely iron antique candelabras to be featured either side of her and the Groom when they were taking their vows, these were placed inline with the pews of the chapel.  
At the reception you will see that White Horse Shoes served as name settings for the tables and candles sitting in glass holders with rustic foliage surround were the table settings.  It was quite a challenge to find the Horse Shoes, but we managed it with the help of local horse stables.  The Horse Shoes symbolised the Bride and Grooms country heritage.  
Another personalised feature that the Bride requested was that we made a Message Tree, where guests were invited to write their prayers or special messages to the Bride and Groom on the provided tags and place them on the tree.  I’m afraid my picture above isn’t very clear but we used pearls, lace, and twine along with lovely antique card paper to create the tags and decorate the tree – this idea was a definite success as many people had beautiful things to write for the Bride and Groom.
If you have a Wedding approaching and would like some help with your theme and adding that personal touch why don’t you contact us at My Decorator.  We would love to help!