Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - June/July 2023 (Issue 95)

We had plenty of garden games between the ceremony and food and left them out for the evening, as it had been such a lovely sunny day. Our favours were seed packets as we love our garden, and wanted something people would be able to take home and use. I also entered a Bloom Gin competition during lockdown and won some miniature gin bottle favours. Each table had the guests’ names, plus two photos of us together at the relevant place. I made white clay hearts as the place names, which the guests could also take home. The best part of our day was having our fur baby, Albie, attend. He was chaperoned by the wonderful Lynn from Waggs ‘n’ Woofs and arrived after the ceremony. He was a huge hit and our guests were queuing up to have a photo taken with him in front of our pom pom backdrop. Our tables were named after places we’d visited together, so I painted a large board with an outline of a world map and pinned on the seating plan. Our cake was iced with crisp edges and was designed to suit our colour palette. 37 REAL WEDDINGS