• 28 September 2010

    Button Bonanza

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    So there’s a bit a trend going on for buttons. You can’t fail to notice it. So here are a couple of inspirational shots for all you 2011 brides that want to be trendy and slightly alternative, and even a bit crafty too. As more and more couple are opting for DIY solutions for some of their wedding decoration some of these little gems should get your creative juices flowing.

    Bright multi coloured wedding bouquet a fab alternative to flowers, and they won’t perish.  Plus a quaint idea for an original centrepiece, I’d like to see this scaled up to be 50 times bigger, with more gorgeous buttons and ribbons too – even a few sequins thrown in for good measure.

    This bouquet has included felt flowers and plenty of glass beads for a little bit of sparkle

    It’s all in the detail and these pretty button napkin rings look elegant with a single button, however when if you’re going use these functional little gems to express your flair, I think the more the merrier as in this final image below

    Fabric, stitching and buttons all combined in this multimedia ensemble.

    I’m dying to have a go…. and just wait and see what I have in mind for our wonderful chair covers. Are you all rushing for your grannies button tin?

  • 21 September 2010

    24 hour hire

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    A question that crops up from time to time from people enquiring about hiring our wedding chair covers is  ‘Do I get to use them all day?’ and the answer is really simple. YES!  If you hire the covers for your ceremony, they can then be used for your wedding breakfast and evening reception too.

    Risley Hall with shimmer satin lilac sashes set for a civil ceremony

    You get the use of our chair covers for 24 hours. Often couples are surprised to hear this as other companies restrict the amount of time you may use them for and insist on removing the covers before the evening reception. Your cake isn’t removed so why should your chair covers vanish? We are happy for your covers to stay in place well into the evening and as long as the celebrations continue.

  • 14 September 2010

    New Products – Candelabras

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    Our crystal globe centrepieces have been such a success for us this year that we have recently extended our product range to include two new styles of candelabra. This now allows us to offer you a more complete venue styling service and help you perfect the look you are hoping to achieve at your chosen venue.

    Our vintage style silver candelabras are available with 5 arms, as shown above, 3 arms and single candle holder. With crystal drops and ornate detailing these centrepieces are a delightful way to add charm to you table and can be teamed with other products we can offer you such as table runners, mirror bases, tea lights and table crystals. If you book our chair covers and centrepieces together then savings can be made!!!

    Our second new style of candelabra is more sculptural in style and slightly larger too standing at 60cm tall (before candles) A fabulously impressive centrepiece which can be adorned further with floral arrangements if required. These candelabras are also available in black (photo’s to follow soon)

    There are so many options to choose from when  deciding on your table centrepiece we hope our new products will give you plenty to think about. Please call for any info and remember we are always available to discuss your venue styling and any individual requests you may have.

  • 12 September 2010

    Lacy Days

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    As the fashion for vintage inspired things continues our lace sashes have been very much in demand. Available in white, soft pink and ivory – as shown below on our white chair covers. The patterning on the lace sashes add an extra element of detail to the chairs and are more ornate than the usual organza or stain sash.

    Decorated with a pretty rose corsage on each aisle chair the room was so pretty and very feminine.

    As the high street trend for lace continues to dominate these sashes are right on trend as well as being ultra sophisticated. And how appropriate being in a city famous for its lace production in the past.

    If you are incorporating lace into any other aspect of wedding – whether that be your dress, invitations or cake – then consider our lace sashes too to make the whole day fully coordinated.

  • 11 September 2010

    Monogram Initials

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    Usually couples chose to have some kind of theme running through their wedding day celebrations, whether that be a chosen colour, a style -such as a vintage theme – or a popular choice at the moment is to have butterflies as a motif. However with Andrew and Rachel’s wedding their chosen motif was their initials R and A which they incorporated into as many aspects of their day as they could.

    The monogram of their initials can be seen here on their cake in gold. So when Rachel asked if it was possible to have this motif on their embroidered sashes we managed to maintain the theme for them by stitching the R and A exactly as you see it on the cake.

    We cannot guarantee to always embroidered motifs this specific, but it’s worth asking. We can easily alter the font type but one consideration must always be if the chosen font is capable of being stitched.

    Below is another example of the inclusion of the monogram on Rachel & Andrew’s table seating plan. This was carried through onto the tables and each menu and name card also had the initials clearly printed in gold.

    We aim to tailor make our service to provide you with all the personal touches you wish to have on your special day.

  • 11 September 2010

    1 room, 3 looks

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    Most banqueting chairs are not attractive and hence the ‘need’ to cover them up to improve the appearance of the room, is essential. However, and I don’t say this very often, not all chairs need covering as they are rather stylish as they are. As is the case with most leather dining chairs. However as you can see in the following image, the overall appearance of the room can be given a whole new look with the addition of a  splash of colour from just tying sashes around the chairs.

    These ivory leather chairs are given a lift of colour with our two tone sunset sashes. They brighten the room and the colour fitted in with the bridal couples  scheme perfectly. We are happy to offer a sash only service and will pop along to your venue to tie them for you too.

    A stunning room to hold a civil ceremony in and made that bit prettier by the inclusion of our sashes.

    However if you did want to take it a step further you could cover up those black legs and opt for covers too. Shown here with our ivory covers and satin wine sashes.

    Our perfect fitting chair covers complete the look of the room, styling it beautifully for a wedding. Essential…no not in this room with its stylish cream leather chairs,…….. desirable?………..most definitely!!!!!

  • 9 September 2010

    English Country Wedding

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    Weddings in grand stately houses are impressive, intimate weddings at tiny reclusive venues are charming but there’s nothing quite like a good English Country Wedding to warm your heart. So on the busiest weekend of the year it was such a pleasure to work at all three types of venues.  Here are a few snap shots of our involvement in a truely English Affair.

    You see images like this in all the magazines, but rarely are you involved in them,  so I was thrilled to be able to help transform this barn in Nottinghamshire for Tina and Dom’s wedding.

    Travelling in style in the Nobility Van busy transporting our chair covers throughout Englands green and pleasant land.

    Oh I just love this, you couldn’t get more charming if you tried.

    The interior of the barn was swagged with ivory fabric creating the illusion of a marquee, all the tables were dressed with crisp white linens and we added our covers and gold sashes, embroidered sashes and top table swag as a finishing touches.

  • 8 September 2010

    Renewing your vows?

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    It’s been a busy, long summer in the Land of Nobility, and it’s not quite finished yet.  We have had the pleasure of being involved in some stunning weddings at some of the regions finest venues.

    However we have noticed a mini trend happening for couples wishing to renew their vows, 3 in total for us this summer, such as Gemma and Simon who marked the occasion with the wording they chose for their embroidered sashes.

    Couples renew their vows for many reasons, maybe to celebrate an anniversary, to throw a big party if their initial wedding day was a small affair, if the couple were married whilst living abroad  and wish to demonstrate their commitment to friends after returning from a time away or many other reasons, who knows, maybe its just to be romantic!!!

    Many renewal services have a similar feel to a  civil ceremony with all the trimmings – chair covers included of course – however there are far less restrictions on the dos and don’t. A celebrant can lead the proceeding and it does not have to be a registrar.

    Who knows maybe in 2020 our brides and grooms from this year will be getting in touch to celebrate their 10 year anniversary and need chair covers for as they renew their vows!!!!!