• 27 July 2010

    Going crackers???

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    We recently dressed the chairs for a couple’s wedding in July who chose to have ‘Christmas’ crackers as their favours. I thought nothing of it at the time but later wondered why I had never seen it before (apart from Christmas time weddings)

    There really is no reason not to have crackers in July and although the ones shown in the image here are very Christmasy because they are gold and match with the chair covers and sashes – you could have a lot of fun by making your own and have any colour or pattern you like. Imagine the fun!! Perfect for kids sweets, miniatures, cookies or sugared almonds even!! You could really go to town the the personal gift ideas inside, and why not include a silly hat too!! I dare you.

    In this image you can see that the cracker is labelled with the guests name too, doubling up as their place name card.

    If you feeling like you might want to have a go and make your own then  have a Blue Peter moment with a bit of cutting and sticking.

  • 15 July 2010

    Lacy Days

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    As the trend for lace continues the demand for our lace sashes is becoming more evident. Being based in Nottingham where the history and tradition of the textile trade centred around the manufacture of lace for many years, it makes it more special that we should includes these exclusive lace sashes in our range.

    But don’t just take our word for it here are some other products available which you could team together to achieve that delicate vintage look only lace can give you. Above a delicate lace ‘table cloth’ in white laid over a darker base cloth for maximum impact. Ornate scalloped plates and pretty printed napkins – just imagine how well our lace sashes would have fitted at this table. Lace sashes shown here in pink but also available in white and ivory.

    Timeless lace wedding dress, a real show stopper. So strong on textural detail the simple empress line shows the fabric off to its best.

    There are so many ways to incorporate lace into your wedding theme, demonstrated here with two cake examples.

    And the delicate laser cut work on this wedding invitation mimics lace brilliantly.

    Let your imagination run wild and think of as many ways to include lace as possible.

  • 14 July 2010

    Flower Power

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    High Street fashion is flooded with bold prints and floral designs at the moment so why not jump on the fashion bandwagon and incorporate some of the summer fun into your wedding theme and venue decoration ideas? There are so many opportunities to be bold with colour and print if you venture away from solid colour blocks. Why not take inspiration from this floral board depicting a fusion of floral styles.

    I just love the idea of bridesmaids all wearing knee length floral dresses all in varying designs and styles,  creating an eye catching montage of flowers and colours. Floral wedding stationery can be easily found but why not go bolder with your colour and up scale the pattern size of maximum impact? Florals can translate into many aspect of your wedding, clothing for the bride and bridesmaids, venue styling, stationery, cakes and even pretty floral print shoes. Why not even consider a mini print floral design for your chair covers….ummm now there’s a thought, we haven’t done that one before, but there’s always a first time, so get in touch and see what we can create just for you.

  • 13 July 2010

    Patterns Please!

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    When thinking about the colour scheme of your wedding don’t just think in terms of solid colour blocks, the colour of the bridesmaids dress, the grooms cravat, sashes on your chair covers, ribbon on your cake etc etc. Why not try to include some pattern in the mix. When focusing on dressing your venue, there are many components to consider – the one thing that can get overlooked is the decoration of the actual table!! Yes you have booked your chair covers, chosen your sash colour, thought about a top table swag, and added table runners to your table too. But why not think about shaking the table up a bit by adding a patterned table cloth

    credit: Martha Stewart image

    In the example shown here the table cloths have a multi-coloured floral print with charming centrepiece flower pots – the overall look of the setting is changed purely because the of the patterned base cloth. Image how different this would look with a plain white cloth, even a solid coloured cloth would alter the impact of the table setting.

    Another simple but really effective addition to a plain coloured cloth is a use of a patterned table runner as shown below.

    credit: Martha Stewart image

    This example uses wallpaper cut into the appropriate length, very quick and easy but just image how much fun you could have with this simple idea. The choice of wallpaper is so extensive and a couple of rolls should be enough, making it a very budget conscious option. Whether you would  opt for mini patterns or brash bold designs this is an excellent way to add personality to your venue decoration…..and patterns are so very vogue at the mo!!!