Homemade Weddings: Guest Post- Lemon Freckles

It's getting closer to our special day and seeing as I'll be a little tied up painting pegs for name places, stamping gifts bags, wine shopping and running around like a crazy Bride, it seems the perfect time for some of my favourite bloggers to share snippets of their special day with us all.
Eeeeek! I feel so very privileged to be doing a guest post for the beautiful Charlotte on the run up to her and her hubby-to-be's big day. I cannot wait to see all of the wonderfully beautiful photos that are going to be popping up over the next few weeks of her magical day, as I am sure you lovely readers can't either.
The lovely Charlotte emailed me last week asking if I would be up for sharing a little snippet of our small handmade wedding and of course, I thought why on earth not?! I'm going to start by saying I love weddings, I love all weddings, big, small whatever and when I first got engaged I was without a doubt leaning more towards a bigger wedding but as we continued through the process of getting ready for our big day, it just didn't feel right for us, we didn't feel excited about the thought of having a big wedding. So after a few awkward phone calls, we decided to start from scratch again and ask ourselves what we actually wanted for our wedding day. 
The reality was actually pretty simple! Hurray! We wanted a marriage and the wedding wasn't really something we were too bothered about. So we chose to do it our way, the simplest way possible and set a date for a couple of months time. We chose to get married at the local city hall with less then 10 people present and then we went back to our newly purchased home, where we had an open house filled with cake and people were welcome to come and go as they wanted. We didn't send out any invitations, we just let people know if they wanted to come, they were welcome.
We chose to do everything ourselves. I made my flower bouquet the day before from a few flowers I had gathered from the local florist. I did my own hair and make up, which was great because it meant I was able to go out and buy all the overly expensive beauty brands I had been wanting to try for a while and keep them all after the wedding. All the food was made by us, our family and friends and we just seemed to have just the right amount for everyone, which was lovely. It was such a special feeling to see how everyone had come together to make our day special and it was made even more special because of that. Like a piece of everyone had gone into this day.
Our day reflected our personalities, laid back and happy and we really couldn't have asked for any more then that. After the wedding was done we sent out thank you cards to everyone with a photostrip inside of the day, a little lasting memory for everyone to keep.

Good luck Charlotte and Sebastian!! 
I know whatever you choose to do to celebrate your marriage, it is going to be magical.

If you want to find out a little bit more about Lemon Freckles, you can find me on my blog, Etsy or Instagram.


  1. This is such a great post! I think a small wedding is really intimate and nice - I think I would prefer it over a big wedding if I ever coax my boyfriend into tying the knot, haha. :)

  2. The flower headband is so cute! I love the idea of a low key, DIY wedding. The homemade food sounds lovely too, it makes it so personal and would definitely be something I'd consider if I ever had a wedding to plan :)

  3. I've always thought your wedding sounded so lovely Toni, very relaxed and personalised to you and your husband :) great post x

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  4. This is such a cute post! My friend is planning her wedding at the moment and looking for inspiration i'll definitely share this with her :)


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