One or two people have suggested I need to change the name of this blog now in light of my recent nuptials, but I'm going to stick with it. Though Maison Mason Daffarn does have a nice ring to it.
Now I held my tongue up till now, not wanting to curse things in the run up to our wedding, but you know what, planning the wedding was not that difficult. Of course the word 'planning' is key. There were spread sheets and lists and we did as much as we could as we went along. The final week was still a bit hectic, but nothing we hadn't expected and totally manageable.
I know the homemade/DIY thing is not everyone's cup of tea, but the fact that we made a lot of things ourselves was a big part of what made the day feel personal and if you do have the capacity and inclination I would encourage couples to utilise their creative skills, whatever they may be.
I designed and we made all our stationery, right from our origami map invites up to the orders of service and menu cards.
I got a lesson in buttonholes and corsages from my floristry whizz Mother and with a little help made all of those the day before.
Months and months before the wedding, we raided the local woods for blackberry's and damsons and made 100 little pots of jam - that was where thinking ahead seriously paid off.
I was adamant that I didn't want a normal table plan, so this is what we came up with.
More to come...