Real Party: Elopement & Rustic Wedding Reception

Real Party: Elopement & Rustic Wedding Reception

Julie and Chris eloped to Glasgow together with their little daughter Grace around Christmas time. After lots of careful secretive planning, their day went to perfection, just the three of them.

They were married in the Registry Office in Glasgow then had a walk around Merchant City and the funfair in George Square followed by a lovely meal at The Bothy – the photographers were also their witnesses!  The photos look simply magical and you almost feel as though you were there with them!

After the elopement, Julie and Chris quickly settled into happily married life and when friends and family heard the news they instantly asked when and where the wedding reception would be! So on with some more planning – little Grace is a keen bowler and so it was settled, the wedding reception would be held in the hall of the Bowling Club she belongs to.

And that is where I came in – Julie described her vision to me and shared some ideas but wondered would this even be possible in the plain hall? – I assured Julie I would transform the venue for her and she was totally thrilled with the results on the night.

I used lots of fairy lights and created a fairy light drape on the ceiling together with some paper lanterns and bunting from Party Pieces and the result was stunning – on the tables, fresh flowers in hessian and lace jars made by Julie were placed on log slices over lace tablecloths.

Tealights in little jars and some with greenery and flowers were placed around the room and hung along the balustrade. I used these cute hanging jars also from Party Pieces which are perfect for either little flower posies or tealights.

Their rustic wedding cake was placed on an upturned crate with mini bunting and by placing sweet treats made by family and friends on vintage cake plates I created a lovely dessert table.  All the guests loved the decor and it shows that by using just some simple key pieces and a bit of creativity it really is so easy to transform any venue into something chic, elegant and magical.



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