The wedding theme continued at the reception, which was decorated in a rich purple and ivory colour scheme, with lots of starry touches. Each of the tables at the wedding reception were named after different constellations, and the names were mounted on purple card, displayed alongside their star map.
For the favours, Dawn and Shane filled jars from Ikea with suitably star-themed sweets, including Milky Ways, Milky Way Stars, Flying Saucers and Haribo gummy stars. They also included real ‘astronaut food’, such as freeze dried cookies and ice cream, and freeze dried strawberries. The tags on each of the favours doubled up as place cards, and were decorated with a drawing showing the alignment of the planets on Dawn and Shane’s wedding day.
All of the tables were covered in purple and silver stars to add to the starry atmosphere, and after dark the couple were able to point out different stars in the night sky to their guests.