Karen & Simon – Normandy, France

Couple: Karen & Simon
Date: 5th September 2015
Venue: Cellier du Val Boury, Normandie

So I have to confess that this is actually my own wedding. We married in a simple registry office ceremony at home in the north east in August 2015 and then had a big old bash in Normandy a couple of weeks later. We found the most fabulous 17th-century farmhouse that was previously a wine cellar and just fell in love with the place. We had to think really carefully about the decor as we would be taking everything with us ourselves in a car so I had to get creative.

I used lots of ribbons, paper pinwheels, and paper lanterns to decorate the barn and outdoor terrace and we made our own signs from old pallets. I made a bespoke grey chevron table runner for the top table and sprayed lots of jars and bottle in our colours and used them as vases all over the venue.

I found a fantastic wholesale flower supplier in Paris who delivered to the venue a couple of days before and a group of the guests helped to put everything together the day before for the bouquets, button holes, and table arrangements.