Unbelievably we’re only a few weeks away from our first wedding anniversary. Twelve months have whizzed by and Christmas is around the corner once again.
We were barely home last December, and we didn’t decorate. Not even a tree! We returned from honeymoon on Christmas eve, and spent the day itself with our families. Our decorations stayed stowed away, and we came home to what seemed like a particularly bare house.
This time around we are in our new home. Our decorations will be dusted off, and Christmas dinner will be served at our table this year.
While our tree will be a more traditional red and gold, I fancied something a little different for the dinner table, and with that in mind I’ve decided to take inspiration from our wedding day…
Photgraphy by Jules Fortune | Floristry by Clare Ashcroft at the Flower Farm
The table centrepieces at our wedding were Christmas wreathes beautifully decorated with fresh flowers and winter berries. In the middle sat a large jam jar, with a pillar candle lit within. Rustic and simple, our florist did a fantastic job and they looked stunning.
Applying the same principles, I found the perfect candle in Homesense to turn one of our wreaths into something even more festive.
Featuring white tipped twigs our wreath is a little simpler than those we had for our wedding, but beautiful none the less. Adding this bell jar covered candle to the centre is the perfect finishing touch to our centrepiece. It really couldn’t be simpler.
We’ll be finishing our Christmas table with silver and white crackers, alongside a deep indigo table runner. Keeping things simple and stylish can often look more festive than all the bells and whistles… and after all we need to leave room for plenty of food!
Homesense is without fail my first stop for Christmas decorations. I always spot something beautiful, quite often a little bit more special that the almost identical baubles found in most high-street shops. Make sure you drop by for a good hunt around when you’re next passing by!