Vintage farm wedding, bohemian style: Elly and Chris and top 12 steal-worthy ideas for your diy wedding

Planning a wedding is no mean feat…for anyone. But when you have two small children, holding down a job, running a household and planning a wedding at the same time, that’s taking it to a whole new level of super. Chris and Elly put on a DIY vintage – boho style wedding in a beautiful country setting in Lincolnshire.

On the forefront of their mind was to throw a big and child-friendly party for their friends. Their day kicked off with a sweet wedding ceremony in Bourne Corne Exchange followed by the most amazing bohemian vibe wedding at the farm run by the marvellous Groovy Foods Farm. A giant marquee, bell tents for friends staying the weekend, gazebos filled with inflatables and toys for the children, a bouncy castle and playbus, buntings aplenty, showstopper helium balloons and more.

The summer sun came out to play and an unforgettable day was had by all. There were soooo many steal-worthy ideas that Elly and Chris came up with which are well worth enumerating. I will list my top 12 below in no particular order because I love them all. Elly has graciously provided me with all the supplier links too so go and check them out.

Warmest wishes and congratulations to you both for a wonderful celebration all the more made special because of your selflessness, meticulous planning and attention to detail as well as all the DIY decor handcrafted with love.

Credits | thanks to my better half David for second-shooting | Ceremony venue: Bourne Corn Exchange | Reception venue: Groovy Foods Farm | Florist Stephanies of Bourne | Cake by So Tasty Cakes Sian Onn | Band The Vigilantes | Playbus and Bouncy Castle | Marquee Stamford Marquees | Tents by Shells Bells | Maid of Honour’s dress by Asos | Flower Girl’s dress by Children’s Salon | Silhouette Artist Sihouette Sarah

Steal-worthy ideas for your DIY vintage boho wedding

#1 Chris and Elly’s beautifully designed invites and save the date fridge magnet that Elly had designed herself. Elly is a graphic designer and she recreated her invite set in Illustrator from the Rifle Paper Co. design Egret Garden in Paperless Post It would be a crime not to feature them so here they are starting off the highlights from their awesome farm wedding celebration.

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#2 Genuine vintage dress bought for £25 from Kendals in Manchester in the 1970s : Elly wore her mother’s wedding dress – yes it’s all original fabric and lace, just remodelled by a local seamstress Janet Halliwell to fit her style

#3 leather braces {suspenders} for Chris from Etsy, tweed suit from Asos and pale vintage blue tie

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#4 Floral crown of gysophila {baby’s breath}

#5 Bow ties for the boys from Etsy BushBooBabyKids and hats with denims for the page boys

#6 Wooden arch decorated with greenery, ivy and wheat hops made by Tommy Tucker Woodsman

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#7 Silver metallic number balloons for table numbers from Clintons

#8 Seasonal plants in large galvanised tubs for decorations and seasonal flowers in tins to adorn the tables

#9 DIY Pompoms made from tulle that Elly made herself following youTube tutorial, DIY hand-painted wooden signs using chalk paint and blackboard paint and buntings of all kinds and colours

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#10 Vintage sideboard / dresser to display childhood photos of the bride and groom and a bath tub for the ice and drinks

#11 Silhouette artist Sarah Goddard making some fantastic art for the guests

#12 Bouncy castles and a playbus for the kids entertainment, not only that, they hired a couple of people to look after all the children so the parents can enjoy the wedding

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