Your wedding day is your day. That means it should be personal to you, and reflect who you are as a couple. Having a themed wedding can be a great way to create something truly special and unique. You can go as whimsical and wacky as you like! Take Catherine and Robert’s botanical houseplant themed wedding – perfect inspiration for all the earth-loving couples out there!
We wanted our wedding to reflect who we are and our values, and the most important thing for us was to make sure our guests had a good time.
I’m a zoologist so a lot of our guests are an environmentally-friendly crowd, so we tried to be as sustainable as possible with things (dried flower confetti made at home, biodegradable bags and stickers, seed favours etc.).
This is a beautiful hall with really rich, bold colours which is what I based my colour schemes on, and it worked nicely with the plants (I think).
My husband and I are both PhD students so we are both very busy as well as being on a budget.
The houseplants were a combination of it being a bit different and a result of us having a big houseplant collection anyway, so we just decided to use them as decorations!
The veil was a colourful wildflower embroidered veil from Etsy, which was handmade to order.
The flowers were designed to match the veil, hand-arranged by Lavender Blue in Glasgow.
I specialise in frogs so I had a frog pond layer in our wedding cake and a frog topper!
We had a cheese table instead of canapés at the reception!
We walked down the aisle to the theme song to “Detectorists”, which is our favourite TV song!
We had photos with some dinosaurs that were in the Botanic Gardens at the time, which we loved!
Want a green eco-wedding like Catherine and Robert’s? Now’s the time to start planning! Remember to make the most of what you have, and DIY where you can if you’re on a budget. And don’t be afraid to let your personalities and interests shine as you unleash your creativity!