• 12 July 2010

    Access all areas

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    One of the interesting things about offering a chair covers service is visiting all the various wedding venues in the local region. All the local venues offer you something different whether it be in their location, architectural style, package offer, grandeur or simplicity, from the latest modern refurbishment to a stately home or a historic castle. Choosing your venue is one of the most challenging decision you will have to make on your wedding journey.

    12th century Castle dressed with organza midnight blue sashes for Joanne’s ceremony on Friday

    So here’s a little extra thing you may want to consider. What is the access like to your venue? To the room you have chosen to hold your ceremony in – and if holding your civil ceremony and wedding breakfast in one location – will you be having the whole day in one room or will you be transferring between two different suites?

    Bear in mind your guests as well, do any of them require wheel chair access? Does the wedding venue have a lift? Not a glamorous thing to take into consideration but a very important one….and one that your guests will appreciate you taking time over……why do I mention this? This was on my mind this weekend as I was dressing chair covers at a local 12th century Castle -  with very limited access for unloading, I then had a mountain to climb to get to the ceremony room but WOW, when I arrived in the room the views were just stunning over the valley below and the adjacent hillside. What a pity Bolsover Castle didn’t have the foresight to plan a lift all those years ago in the 12th century!!! The plus side…. 75 stairs up and 75 stairs down to unload, and repeat 7 times…means my workout for the weekend was completed without a StairMaster anywhere in sight!!! But, joking aside, would like have been a good choice for elderly guests?

  • 8 July 2010

    Personalising your wedding

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    One of the many ways you can personalise your wedding is with our unique embroidered sashes. These are all one-offs. Each one is stitched just for you, on the fabric you wish and in any colour thread.  The sashes are then yours to take home as a keepsake of your day.

    Here is an example of some of  this weekends embroidered sashes on a variety of fabric bases, satin and organza. Two different designs are shown here, floral design – positioned horizontally across the sash and filigree, positioned to the left of the wording.  Some couples choose to include their venue on their sashes, whilst others add a more personal choice of words as in the example of Micheal above.  I often get asked whats the most popular or typical wording, and that tends to be the christian names of the couple and the wedding date.

    All the embroidered sashes are approximately 6 inches deep and are tied on the chair covers in the same way as the plain sashes. The embroidered sashes really are a talking point for many wedding guests and demonstrate your attention to detail when planning and making your wedding very specific to you.

  • 28 June 2010

    All in a days work.

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    Well the wedding season is now in full swing as we travelled to five venues on Saturday for five happy couples. We packed up the chair covers, sashes in all different shades, embroidered sashes individually stitched, table runners, top table swag, crystals and tea lights all at the ready to hit the road.

    We started with blue two tone sashes, one of my favourites.

    Perfect fitting chair covers every time. These covers are ivory to match the venues table linens.

    From Blue to Pink,  Clare chose to have two sashes tied together on the chair, overlapping the colours and tying at the side. Far more elegant than the deep green chairs now disguised beneath our covers!!

    Combining our wine and pink organza sashes.

    Next colour sage green sashes on ivory chair covers again, this time tying the sashes cravat style, see how versatile we can be!!!


    ..and a matching top table swag and cake table swag ( not shown) in the same sage green .

    The chairs were transferred from the ceremony room into an alternative room for the wedding breakfast.

    Our next colour scheme is one of our most popular, satin wine sashes.

    We dressed the cake table with a matching satin wine sash too. And these embroidered sashes are for Jane and Carl to keep as a keepsake of their wedding day. Stitched with silver thread.

    And finally our final colour of the day was mink, a new colour we have added to our sash collection this year, and proving very popular too. With matching table runner and a few extra bits of sparkle too.

    All matching beautifully.

  • 24 June 2010

    A day to remember

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    As a bit of a sports fan I would say today was rather momentous. History was made on court 18 at Wimbledon, with an epic 5th set unfinished at 59 games each to Isner and Mahut. So here is my little tribute to the honour our sporting heroes. What are the two most popular colour themes so far this year for stylish weddings? Only green and purple, the two Wimbledon Colours. So far this year we have dressed 12 weddings with green sashes and 10 weddings with purple sashes. So I have scoured the web and found this very topical inspiration board in this years two trend colours.

    image:the dessy group

    Cockliffe Country House

    And here are the two colours working beautifully together albeit a paler version with a lilac sash.

    ….oh and one more thing……England made through to the next round of the World Cup 2010…(phew)