16 Apr

Real Wedding: Amy+Mark

categories DIY Wedding

We have a lovely wedding for you all today…Amy of Eat Drink Chic sent us over photos of her surprise wedding. We do love surprises! Their guests arrived at their “engagement party” only to hear of their wedding to follow. Imagine the excitement!


Amy wore her mother’s 30 year old floral dress that she wore for her own wedding in 1977. *tear*


They wanted their picnic-themed wedding to be simple, rustic, understated and relaxed, using rustic woods, vintage crates and wine barrels.


Finger sandwiches, cheese and antipasto platters, and handmade chips in boxes made from magazine paper were nestled together for guests to feast on. Their “wedding cake” was scones with jam packaged in gingham paper food trays. We’re in love with the non-traditional cake idea. yummm.





Amy says:
The day was absolutely perfect – it was exactly how I imagined- simple and casual but with some interesting and creative touches. Guests thought they were attending an ‘over the top’ engagement party but left realising it was a casual and understated wedding. The slight drizzle and grey skies didn’t phase me- the surprise was an absolutely perfect moment and the best part of it all was that I ended up married not only to the love of my life but my best friend.

Visit Amy’s gorgeous blog, Eat Drink Chic, to read about the rest. Congratulations you two, and thanks for sharing your day with us!

photography: Jonathan Ong

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  1. um. where are the GUESTS?

  2. Wow! What an awesome surprise! The hanging flowers were beautiful. Such an original wedding!

  3. east side bride – go to Amy’s website, she has plenty of pictures of guests – and their surprised faces!

  4. I love all the glass jar/bottle floral arrangements and the seed packet postcards. What a beautiful wedding – even better that it was a surprise!

  5. What an exciting surprise!!! I love the hanging flowers – so pretty and unexpected as well :)

  6. so much fun! and what a special thing to wear your mothers wedding dress. and I love that her mother wore a printed dress for her wedding!

  7. this is a beatiful blog… :-)

  8. These types of brides are my favorite because they really understand what they want and don’t do what everyone else expects them too. They made their fingerprint on that day and it was beautiful!


  9. Gorgeous, as always!

    But did you guys know that your RSS feed isn’t working properly? No pictures are showing up… :(

  10. LOVE the hanging flowers… wonder if I can do the same for my upcoming wedding!!!

    PS – I’m having the same issue with the feed in my google reader, can’t see any pictures unless I come through to the site… begun a couple weeks ago.

  11. I love the glass bottle vases. It’s a simple way to add a touch of elegance to your wedding.

  12. How beautiful and fresh everything was at this wedding!

  13. In love with this wedding! What an amazing idea to surprise your guests. Adore the presentation too- simple, rustic and very beautiful. Love to see such creativity!

  14. This is absolutely the pretties wedding I’ve seen in ages, so creative and original!

  15. Wow… Totally wow… I love this surprise!!! Congratulations Amy and Mark…

  16. Love this surprise wedding!
    By the way.. I haven’t been able to view any previous posts for several days now. Every time I view previous this page comes up!

  17. Thanks everyone, for alerting us to the problem with our ‘previous post’ button and Google Reader image issue. We’ve been making minor modifications to the blog that may have programatically affected how those function, so we are working on fixing the issues right now.

  18. This is awesome! Love the hanging flowers. xo

  19. I love love love the hanging bottles!

  20. I didn’t know Sarah Palin was a wedding celebrant! He he!

  21. Awesome and not too overwhelming and pulled off so well, no sign of anything cheesy and schmaltz anywhere. The floating bottles, although awkward in case they might fall, add some cheerful charm.

  22. J’adore les bouteilles suspendues, super original !

  23. this is just perfect! I love the idea of a really laid back fun wedding! LOVE!

  24. Naturally beautiful!
    Love the table setting!

  25. Wow, amazing! The dress is so pretty! And I love the idea of bright flowers in bottles! Looks great!

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  27. I LOVE the flowers hanging above the tables. I was thinking about hanging birdcages at my wedding but love the look of these too! Did the bride have a bouquet? Anyway, another fab post to add to my favourites :)

  28. What are the green fuzzy flowers called? They are showing up everywhere and I can’t figure out what they are!

    PS. My favorite blogged wedding so far.

  29. Are they dahlia and roses? I wonder…

  30. What a gorgeous outdoor setting! I adore the vibrant colors and casual feel. The hanging flower arrangements are a fantastic idea!

  31. Love the flowers in the hanging bottles, such a unique way to express everyday common items, presented in such a unique way.

    Thank you for posting such great pictures.

  32. I keep trying to subscribe to the Letters thing, but there’s nowhere to do so! Once i sign in, under the MANAGE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION link, there’s only my Book Club subscription. How do I add the Letters thing for $5?

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  34. Really beautiful wedding. Love the flowers and everything.

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