• 2 November 2010

    Details details details

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    Once you have your wedding date and venue booked, the big ticket items reserved and spread the word to all your friends and family the fun can really start as you think about the smaller details. And oh how we love the details, the little individual touches to your wedding that make it one of a kind. Here are a few little tasters that we came across.

    I just love the attention to detail here for the men. Firstly the sunshine yellow colour coordinated tie and button hole matching most eloquently with the brides playful bow – so very well thought out. A big tick.  Secondly the patterned tie, handkerchief and cuff links are a real winner. Good to see the men are not forgotten.

    Enough to bring a smile to anyones face, these delightful forks engraved with ‘Mr & Mrs’  perfect for tucking into your wedding cake. A lovely touch to the sole of the brides shoes with the addition of the bride and grooms initials. Amazing how the little items can have a big impact.

    A couple of foody ideas here. Brilliantly individual cupcakes which are so detailed I would struggle to choose which one to devour and why not add fruit mint or edible flowers to your ice cubes for the ultimate summer drink.

    Now we think one of our brides got all the details just right this year with her vintage themed wedding. Coordinating lace on her name cards and lace sashes on her chair covers, combined with floral tea cup candles made a perfect table setting – argh we love working with stylish folk!!

    ………….and how could we forget to mention one final detail, each female guest had a beautiful peach coloured rose tied to the back of her chair – now thats detailed planning!!!

  • 18 October 2010

    Check this out…

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    As Winter draws in we turn our thoughts towards planning for next years weddings, as we know how quickly time flies. We are happy to share with you any inspirational little gems we find along the way as we work with our clients to help them perfect their wedding day, whether they are just hiring chair covers from us or the full styling package including our centrepieces, napkin rings, favours etc.

    So one theme that is proving more and more popular appears to be English Country style weddings. Either capturing the feel indoors or holding your wedding in a marquee, its certainly a trend that’s on the up. So we have gathered some images together, that for me, epitomises the feel of the country wedding style, gingham!!

    Blue gingham fabric can easily be incorporated into your wedding and even works well for the fellas as shown here with a great contrasting floral detail.

    The colour that springs to mind when mentioning gingham is usually those red and white little checks, and its no surprise because there are so many options available in this colourway, from ribbons, table clothes, trims and fabric. You are spoilt for choice with red gingham and doesn’t it all look great?

    Gingham really does evoke the perfect tea party / picnic with outdoor eating, good food and a certain element of things being homemade and hand crafted. Spread the love jam would make an excellent favour to offer to your guests

    Anyone looking to hold their wedding in Spring or at Easter time can’t deny these yellow gingham ideas would work brilliantly. The sunshine yellow would fit beautifully with daisy or tulips alike all the early signs of  Spring.

    And we couldn’t sign off without mentioning pink gingham. Pink is a classic wedding colour that never goes out of fashion, very girly we know, but a very versatile colour none the less. Gingham printed flower jugs and bunting are perfect accessories.

    Complete the look with our chair covers, gingham sashes and table runners.

  • 15 October 2010

    Ruffles, frills & bows

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    Hot catwalk trends filter down to high street fashion and they also influence bridal styling too. This has been so evident in 2010 with all the ruffles, frill and bows that appeared on the catwalks earlier in the year and especially at the Oscars too.

    With so many celebrities opting for maximum volume with metres and metres of ruffles, its no surprise that this trend would find its way into our high street shops. You can’t get more fairytale that this, with such a feminine look it translate perfectly for bridal wear.

    Ruffles can be adapted for almost any style whether it be uber cool and modern, ethereal and whimsical, fun and sassy or show off and sculptural.

    But the fun doesn’t stop there, bows have been a big fashion statement for the last couple of seasons now and they are  still steeling the lime light too, with no sign of the trend going away in the near future.

    Bold contrast colours and fabrics draw the eye to the bow detail and make it the focal point of many dresses. Adopted on shoes, handbags, hair pieces you name it, the bow is a very versatile little item to adorn any part of your wardrobe, and its certainly a hot item to accessorise any wedding.

    If you are confident with colour then bows and ruffles can be a lot of fun to play around with as the examples show in these images here

    Loving the blue ruffle cake, even though it does look a little bit like a hat!!!

    All that’s left to do is add our  gorgeous chair covers and stunning bows to your wedding day and before you know it you’re a fashion aficionado!!!

  • 12 October 2010

    Autumnal Colours

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    You just cannot beat a clear, bright Autumn day for bold striking colours. The juxtaposition of electric blue skies and fiery orange leaves must be every wedding photographers dream. So it comes as no surprise at this time of year, that regardless of fashion trend colours, we are always asked to supply ‘autumnal coloured’ sashes for our chair covers.

    When styling your colour palette around tones and hues of oranges and browns there is so much scope. Floral bouquets are positively glowing, as if on fire, with deep russet shades that are warming and vibrant. Calla lilies are the flower that immediately springs to mind for their rich velvety texture and intensity of colour.

    As the days tend get greyer what better excuse do you need to express yourself with a burst of optimistic orange, its bound to bring a smile to your guests faces even on the a dull autumn day if the sun doesn’t make an appearance.

    I think Autumn is the only season that commands its own colour palette for weddings regardless of any other wedding colour trends that have been emerging throughout the year. If its an Autumn wedding, for me, it has to be orange!!!