My Big Day: Home or Away

We got to work on a very exciting project last year with some of the best suppliers in the industry, and we have been dying to tell you all about it. So here goes...

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We were approached by the wedding coordinator of every bride's dream, Tara Fay of Xena Productions, to create stationery which would be featured on a television show. My Big Day: Home or Away is a new show which recently aired on RTE. In the show wedding planners, Tara Fay and Bruce Russell each plan a wedding for the engaged couple, with one wedding at home in Ireland and the other in a foreign country. The couple then chooses the winning venue and ties the knot in their dream location!

my big day home and away wedding stationery


As you might have guessed by the photos, the couple chose to wed in the sunny Suite Albas in Carvoeiro located in the Algarve region of Portugal. The setting naturally planted the idea of a greenery wedding theme, which fitted in perfectly with the scenery. They had the most stunning wedding ceremony, outdoors of course, in the blazing sunshine. A row of tropical leaves was used to decorate the aisle echoed the greenery wedding theme. Greenery was also used to decorate the ceremony backdrop along with white chiffon material which resulted in a romantic tropical scene.

my big day home or away wedding stationery


In keeping with the greenery, Mediterranean, leafy wedding theme, we created the most summery wedding stationery. The place cards had the guests names in a simple soft black font surround by an abundance of watercolour leaves. The orders of service carried through the same watercolour leaves bordering all the details of the day on a wooden stick.

my big day home or away wedding stationery

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This was hands down one of the most unusual seating charts that we have created. Each guests name and photo were printed on an A5 sized card featuring the greenery and suspended on a sage green ribbon from a vintage Mediterranean door. A super fun seating chart!

my big day home or away wedding stationery


Much love and congratulations to the newlyweds, Kate and Peter. If you're thinking of getting married in Portugal, you know who to talk to...

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Wedding planners & styling: Xena Productions and Bruce Russell

Photographer: Roberta Facchini

Venue: Suites Alba Resort

Flowers: Oura Flores


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