My Downton Abbey Wedding
I have had a fabulous wedding all DIY and as exquisite as I could manage on a budget. However, it has now even become a weddings events planning business!
My theme was Downton Abbey Edwardian Wedding after the fabulous TV show ( cant wat for series 3 now too ). and took over a year to plan and source all the authentic Edwardian and Vintage items I needed.
These included Vintage crockery, teacups, saucers, sugar bowls milk jugs, teapots, my own set of 10 hand made 3 tiered cake plates, hand made glass dessert pedesal dshes, silver ware, tepots, sugar tongs and tea services, handmade heritage table runners, silver rose bowls, floral arrnagements and large topiary displays, edwardian punch bowls, and cocktails, candlabras, edwardian./ victorian sweet shop, and ice cream parlour and hand made gilt edge framed table seating planner, edwardian favours for adults and edwardian dressing up games and toys for the children. I even sourced edwardian staff outfits. ( in modern day staff of course ! )
It was amazing and used every design aspect I could muster. As a website designer this helped in a number of ways too. Some items had to be paid at a full price rate, ie: caterers, but we also added our own desserts, and coffee, and chair covers and sashes were bought new but all other items were antique and preloved. It has been hard work but rewarding. If you have the time, go for it, if not , source a wedding planner and events company to help. It can be done and rates do NOT have to be sky high ! best of luck to you all and congratulations for a wonderfil wedding. xx Tish