Wedding DIY A Mossy Garden Soirée

Have you noticed we have had a load of wedding DIY’s on Havven lately? Well, last weekend I had one of the best days of my life. We were fortunate enough to celebrate our elopement with our dearest friends and family in a quaint rustic restaurant on the South Coast of NSW.

I’ve been quietly prepping for months to get everything ready to go and it all came together as I hoped it would. Below are some pics from the soirée! It was such a perfect afternoon and nearly everything is either made by Havven or sold by Havven, so double yay! In this post I will link to all the separate tutorials but mostly this is just a show and tell. I am so proud of how it all turned out, somehow even better than I had envisioned. With the help of the clever interiors stylist Emma Blomfield of Nest Designs we were able to decorate the restaurant in as little as 30 minutes. Photography credit to our resident DIY expert Alita from Milk It Digital.

Wedding DIY A Mossy Garden Soirée    

The gorgeous cake was supplied by my beautiful mother-in-law, we used some extra moss and vine to decorate underneath the mirror plate. The heart piñata was there for people to place their “pearls of wisdom” advice to man and wife, and the idea is we will crack the piñata down on our one year anniversary. To view the tutorial go here.

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The upcycled mason jars held wireless copper string lights that are on sale via Etsy. Learn more on how I decorated the jars here.

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Handmade clay geometric tea light candle holders and gold dipped feather ornaments alternated on each place setting as favors for our guests. These where really easy to make, I used a real feather to roll over the wet clay to get the rough shape and then I cut into shape with a hobby knife, once dry I sanded smooth the edges and tipped the edge with gold spray paint. The geometric tea light candle holders were made with a ball of clay, I pushed a tea light into the middle and with a hobby knife cut off the edges in sharp angles, once dry I sanded these smooth and sprayed one side with gold spray paint.

The textured kraft paper place cards couldn’t have been easier to make and really complimented the decor. If you have Photoshop and would like to customise the below template, you can download it for free here.

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To send us off into the night we lit some sparklers outside which was so fun, especially for the kids. Download your free sparkler tags here and customise your own matchbox while you’re at it.

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I hope that gave you some inspiration for your next event, if you choose to make any tutorial apart of your big day please tag us @havven on Instagram.


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