THE BIG DAY

Everyone loves a wedding so you can imagine how excited we were when our very own Anna from Nkuku announced her wedding plans and even more so when she agreed to share her day with us here on our blog:

From the moment I started working for Nkuku I knew that if one day I was to get married then I would be spoilt for choice when it came to styling the special day. That day did come and Nkuku came in very handy! My fiancé (Luke) and I wanted an intimate and very personal wedding with close friends and family. We found a gorgeous little village hall in a near by village and organised a friend of my parents to conduct a ceremony that Luke and I had written ourselves.  We had readings from friends and parents and music that held precious memories and meanings to us. The ceremony was followed by a huge wedding feast of locally produced and seasonal foods, and wine.  We even had cheese biscuits made by a lady onDartmoor!  In the evening we had a Ceilidh band, which got everyone on their feet dancing and laughing, later on some friends played records.

The colour theme was whites and greens and I had always wanted candles – lots of candles!  The day before the wedding a team of family and friends gathered to help decorate the hall. We brought flowers and cut down foliage from friend’s gardens. We had swathes of ivy and greenery on the window sills, which were then dotted with sparkling silver and etched glass t-lights. This looked really effective and was so quick and simple to do.  The tables had white table cloths and a row of little glass Ojea vases filled with white flowers – the hanging jars and tia t-lights worked well as we didn’t want anything too big. We also had more sparkling silver t-lights on the tables and larger etched glass, evie t-lights and moonlight lanterns around the hall for when the evening set in. The bell place name holders looked really sweet on the tables with hand written name cards in them.

I found some great white paper fiesta garlands to hang across the ceiling and made huge white tissue paper pom poms to hang in the windows and down from the ceiling. The outside pathway to the hall was lined with kamla garden lanterns. The whole day was amazing and the hall looked great. We were able to give some guests t-lights and vases of flowers as they left.  We have got the chalk boards at home and the lanterns in our garden so everything we got for the wedding is still being used and reminds us of the special day!

Nkuku offer a broad selection of Wedding related items from decorations to gifts. We also offer a fantastic Wedding List Service. To find out more please visit our website www.nkuku.com or call us on 01803 866 847.

 

 

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