Do it yourself Hochzeit in Eferding. Olivia says: The wedding took place on the 15th August 2014 in Thening (church and reception) and Eferding (location of the venue) in Upper Austria.
We wanted the day to be special and fun –for us as well as for our guests – , yet down to earth and elegant with warm colours and lots of details.
From the invitations (self-designed and hand-printed with screen printing) to the flowers, the give-aways, table linen, the chair covers, the maid of honour’s dress, the flower girls’ dresses, the garlands (hand-dyed with tea and turmeric) and the other decoration (yarn balls hanging from the ceiling,…) most parts of the wedding were handmade by bride, friends and family. Also the bride’s dress was especially designed for this day.
The centrepieces were put together from old books in matching colours, air plants, wild roses, wild carrots, clematis and dahlia (grown in our garden), twine balls, and driftwood arranged on linen table runners. For the kids small paper bags filled with sweets were provided.
Incorporated in the bouquet was a brooch of my beloved grandmother. The groom got his cufflinks on the morning of the wedding as my present to him – saying “I do” in German.
Nevertheless the most significant detail were 3427 paper cranes made of old book pages – every one representing one day of our relationship – made by me and my maid of honour.
They “followed” us through the whole day as they were incorporated in the church decoration and the centrepieces at the venue, lying in the grass creating a path from the church to the reception, and hanging from the ceiling at the venue.
As a little extra for us, the day was filled with surprises and good music.
From “river flows in you – yiruma” for the walk down the aisle and “on top of the world – imagine dragons” as recessional – both performed on organ to a musical flash-mob at the reception and African drummers to get some rhythm at the venue everything was included.
This beautiful wedding was featured on Magnolia Rouge a New Zealand wedding blog. Link