The invitation.
The invitation.

Taking the woodland setting a inspiration, I designed this invitation in the form of a wooden log, with a naive hand-painted floral motif and a fun swivel twist.

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Kemer Country Orman Evi, a small grass area surrounded by woodland, was exactly the kind of rustic country atmosphere the bride and groom were looking for.

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My visual of the event.
My visual of the event.

The bride and groom wanted to keep the place feeling very relaxed and informal, with traditional wooden furniture and natural local greenery for flowers. I seated young guests near the large dance floor, and older guests sat at flower-shaped table formations under hanging light 'gazebos'.

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The wedding ceremony area.
The wedding ceremony area.

The couple got married under the trees on a stage covered in ferns, logs, moss and candles.

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The family own a ceramics firm so I designed plates for each of the courses.

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Tabletop decor.
Tabletop decor.

The family own a furniture-production firm so I worked with the family to custom-design and produce all the furniture.

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View towards the bar.
View towards the bar.

Mixing the chair styles helped create a more informal boho feel.

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Table arrangements for older guests.
Table arrangements for older guests.

Older guests sat at flower-shaped table arrangements beneath 'gazebos' of sparkling fairy lights.

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Family 'Shabat' Feast

There are many families that we feel  connection with and grow close to, but this family in particular holds a very special place in our hearts.

Family life is very important to them, so it was a great pleasure and an honour for us to be asked to decorate their 'Shabat' feast table.  

I wanted to keep things feeling intimate and cosy but I also wanted to bring in a feeling of the middle east so we used raw linens, mediterranean herbs and huge bunches of olive branches alongside our enormous hand-turned wooden lamps.

Seen here, the terrace before decoration.

My visual for the table arrangement (before I realised it was a wooden terrace!)

The finished table: large hand-turned wooden lanterns were positioned along the table so that they wouldn't block guests' views.  Small pots of mediterranean herbs and olive gave the table a cosy feel.

We combined copper and aluminium pots for a rustic home-made ambiance.

Oxidised metal sous plats held personalised welcoming messages for the guests.  Small loaves with a sprig of olive completed the intimate vibe.

The venue has a large wooden gazebo that the family didn't want to use, but instead we turned it into a decor centrepiece, covering it with thousands of sparkling fairy lights and using it as a dessert buffet.

For the prayer, 'Kippah' hats were available in baskets for guests to help themselves to.

A view of the table and the cosy wooden lamps as it grew darker.