I grew up in the countryside and my family and I spent a lot of time walking our dog through the woods. Matt and I love walking and exploring and we wanted simple, natural decorations for our wedding to reflect this. We thought that slices of tree trunk would make lovely centrepieces, so I contacted a local tree surgeon to see if he could help! He was extremely helpful and gave us advice about how best to store and treat the wood.
It took a good three months for the wood to dry out properly and then the very long process of sanding began! My Dad lent me his electric sander and I used 40 grit sandpaper. You can see the process in the photos below.
Bottom two photos by the wonderful Antony Turner!