• 24 May 2010

    Chairs, crystals, coordination?…, we have it covered!

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    We dressed a table on Saturday at the Carriage Hall Open Day. The venue is very new (only opened 2 years) and it has been styled in a contemporary way, exposed brick – wooden floors,  so we dressed the table in such a way to reflect that character.

    We used our pristine white wedding chair covers to cover the charcoal gray chairs andtied a crystal organza black sashes we then added our diamante buckle detail.

    The table runner was laid and then we included a mirror base which was sprinkled with clear and black table crystals. The globe centrepiece was elevated slightly and surrounded by tea lights and mini floral pots which echo the shape of the globe and complement it really well.

    Our popular named favour boxes also had a diamante detail and coordinated with the other components on the table.

    Little details like the over-sized crystal napkin rings are the final finishing touches to a truly elegant table.

    This colour combination is very sophisticated but using the same components in different colours a very different look can be achieved. Pretty feminine pastels in pinks and lilacs would give an altogether different appearance.

    If you would like any guidance on ideas and how you can ‘dress your table’ as well as your chairs then please get in touch.

  • 22 May 2010

    How hot?

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    What a scorcher!!  If today was your wedding day I hope you were suitable dressed to withstand the hot temperatures.

    Most wedding dresses which are bought off the peg are made from synthetic fabrics these days, but if you have your dress made or by a designer label chances are your dress will be made of silk. Well here’s a little interesting fact about silk. Edmund Hillary wore silk garments on his expedition to the summit of Everest…. because silk has thermal properties!! Hilliary’s undergarments were a combination of cashmere, merino wool (soft handle) and silk. He is known to have worn close fitting silk gloves in order to keep his extremities warm and of course silk can be woven in such a way that it is very lightweight, an added bonus when climbing to 29,028 feet above sea level. So, if your frock was made of silk today chances are you may have felt slightly hotter than expected, thank goodness for air -con!

    So while I’m rambling on about fabric I’ll just share a couple of other little gems with you. A common misconception is that ‘satin’ is a what the fabric is made of…

    ‘What’s your dress made of?’

    ‘Oh it’s made from satin’

    Well folks satin is not the name of thread used to make fabric, its the method the threads are woven together to create a satin construction.  So you could have a satin fabric made from silk, polyester, nylon etc.. Hope I’m not losing you here, still awake? And speaking of Nylon do you know why it’s called nylon? Because the polymer was developed in New York and London simultaneously. Yes I am a fabric geek!! Oh and just thought of another little bit of info, do you know when I was working in the textile industry, many moons ago, yarns were being developed made from corn, known as PLA, very sustainable. Bamboo, that’s another natural product being used in the manufacture of yarns. I could go on and on….what about the antibacterial properties of silver, yeah, being used in running socks and sports bras already…. have I digressed from weddings?

    ……so of course I couldn’t go without mentioning that our quality fitting covers are made from cotton fabric, see I really am a fabric snob. Would you pop a polyester tablecloth on your table? No, so why sit on a polyester chair cover? Go for comfort every time  – choose cotton!! Lecture over:-)

  • 20 May 2010

    Football Crazy Bride and Grooms?

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    Are there any couples out there that are getting married during the football World Cup Competition (11 Jun – 11 July) and styling their wedding around their national flag colours? Just for a bit of fun your chair covers could so easily be dressed in national colours.  There must be someone out there doing it? I will be trawling all the wedding blog sites during the coming weeks to see if anyone has based their day around a football theme? Strangely enough we have very few weddings taking place the weekend of the final….ummm I wonder why?

    OK so I couldn’t resist, here are some local venues dressed with white chair covers and red sashes, you could even have two red  table runners forming the St Georges cross on your table…… and have name cards like the St Georges flag……and little football kits as the table numbers……… and have red strawberries and cream for dessert……ok… I’ll stop now!!! Imagination running wild.

    ….and just to show no bias these colours could be for the Japanese, the Danes, the Swiss….and of course England.

    Netherlands, Chile, Paraguay and USA all have red white and blue in their nation flag……so this ones just for you too…… I could go on forever… but I won’t

    However I did stumble across these images of a couple in America who styled their wedding around their national sport, baseball, and these are the results!

    You see I think is could be a lot of fun……to have a sports themed wedding…….all the grooms in favour say ah!!!…….

  • 19 May 2010

    True Blue….baby I love you

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    Well would you believe it but all our weddings this weekend have a blue colour theme.

    That doesn’t happen very often but blue seems to be the colour this weekend. After last weeks rainbow colours we have got three shades of blue sashes brightening up our prestigious local venues this weekend. Richard and Kerry have opted for our luscious two tone peacock blue sashes to add colour to their ceremony on Friday complemented by our matching table runners.

    Two Tone Peacock Sashes

    Shelly and Jason are styling their venue with our satin sky sashes and making the most of our unique embroidered sash service and having their sashes embroidered in cornflour blue thread.

    An example of the satin sky sashes with personalised embroidery

    And finally Karl and Rebecca have opted for our crystal organza sky sashes to add a delicate tint of colour for their wedding breakfast on Saturday.

    Example of our organza sky sashes and embroidered sashes on a very memorable date!!