• 10 June 2010

    What no chair covers?

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    OK so chair covers are not for everyone, whether that be budget constraints, chairs with arms or you think the chairs at your venue do not need covering, whatever the reason – and it better be a good one – if you’re choosing not to have chair covers on your big day, take a look at these inspirational shots of chairs (albeit uncovered) making a statement all of their own.

    Glamorous, opulent silver and black chairs with show off pink table linen

    Fabulously stripey chairs in bold green and white – perfect if your a Yeovil Town supporter – not so good if your colour scheme is pink or purple!!

    Delicate white rattan chairs with ornamental trim decorated with hot pink flower and ribbon.

    Decorative iron chairs with white padded cushions

    A mix n match collection of chairs, very french!!

    And amazing vibrant turquoise blue chairs, a bit of a show stopper – I love these.

    And I could possibly excuse this bridal couple for not covering these magnificent chairs  because of their elaborate design, beautiful carving and funky fabrics. What no chair covers here…go on I’ll let you off.

  • 7 June 2010

    A Tale of Two Weddings

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    Two Bridal couples, two different approaches to colour.

    Two of the weddings we were invloved in this last weekend were very different in their approach to the amount of colour that was used to decorate the venue. One with an abundance of colour, in deep rioja reds with detailed floral arrangements and the other wedding was stripped of colour and reduced to simple silver and white.

    Ceremony Table Swag in Rioja organza.

    Ivory chair covers to match the venues linens and rioja sashes.

    Floral centre pieces by April Flowers and Contemporary Cakes

    All the accessories on each table were colour coordinated to fit in with the wine/claret and dusky pink colour theme. Tied ribbons around the napkins, ribbons on the cookie favours and table names were all coordinated brilliantly with all the colour culmintaing in the floral centre pieces. The deepest shade in the colour palette was utilised for the chair sashes tied around the ivory chair covers.

    In complete contrast a minimalist approach to colour was displayed in another of the weddings we were ask to work on. A modern minimalist room was refelcted perfectly by the use of silver sashes and brilliant white chair covers. Tall floral arrangments with striking foliage and very little else on the table completed this elegant room.

    Shimmer Satin Satin tied cravat style

    Top table swag in match satin fabric

    Beneath these covers are dark charcoal grey chairs, to say the room was transformed would be an understatment.

  • 4 June 2010

    Mid Week Wedding Packages

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    You may have never considered having a mid week wedding before but there are bonus’s to holding your wedding Monday – Thursday.  Many venues are now compiling attractive packages which include some services in the cost. One such venue is Sutton Bonnington Hall where we dressed the chairs today.

    The conservatory at Sutton Bonnington Hall dresesd for a ceremony

    As this wedding took place on a Thursday the bridal couple had the following services included in their package. Flowers were arranged by Sarah, the day was captured on film by Julie Oswin. The car was provided care of Dennisson Classic Cars.

    More and more venues are offering inclusive packages which can cut down on the amount of time you need to  research the various suppliers.  If the suppliers come recommended then they will be  familiar with the venue and the venue are happy to use them knowing the quality of their services. Often having a mid week wedding means that you can marry with shorter notice. Weekend dates are booked so far in advance that it is not uncommon to book a date 2 years before your preferred date. This isn’t the case with mid week weddings, availability is more or less guaranteed.  And an extra bonus is that your budget won’t be dented too much as there are price incentives to marry mid week.

  • 3 June 2010

    England’s Green & Pleasant Land

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    As beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside, here are some of the venues we visted over the weekend. All of the venues have their own character and charm all of which are enhanced by our venue decoration service. When choosing a venue as decorative as the ones shown below then you wouldn’t want the whole ambience of the room to be spoilt by standard banqueting chairs.  Chair covers to the resue to disgue those unsightly, dirty worn out chairs.

    Beautiful Gardens…and the sun as well.

    Gorgeous exterior to this hall built in the 19th century

    Stunning interior shot, all dressed ready for the ceremony.

    Always bear in mind when booking your venue what use you have of the grounds – are there any areas that are off limits? , if there is any restriction on the use of confetti and if you have exclusive use or is there another wedding on the same day?

    Beautiful manicured lawns

    Perfect finishing touches

    Another consideration when selecting your venue is to spend some time walking around outside and if there are any particular areas that you like, whether it be the open fields in the background or the facade of the house then mention this to your photographer and make sure they capture your venue as you would like to see it in all it’s glory….both inside and out.

    Beautiful even in the rain!!!

    Stunning navy blue sashes