• 20 June 2010

    A weekend of contrasts

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    Its been a busy week for venue styling your weddings and events. More mid-week weddings, chairs to be covered and crystal globes to dazzle. We dashed around Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire this weekend and it just occurred to me at 6pm on Saturday evening what a contrast of events took place.

    First Stop – Cockliffe Country House

    Dual sash colours of satin red and satin black with personalised embroidery

    A bold colour statement for Lee and Diane who had their ceremony in the house at Cockliffe and then transferred to the marquee in the idyllic grounds.

    On Saturday I was tying delicious cadburys purple sashes in beautiful bows at Risley Hall, Derbyshire

    The chair covers are the venue’s own – sashes provided by Nobility

    Next Stop – Quorn Grange Hotel, Leicestershire for more purple sashes with sparkly diamante rings and crystal globe centre pieces for Kim and Barry’s wedding.

    Flowers by Sarah with our voile plum sashes and diamante rings. The Globes made an appearance for the wedding breakfast

    Next Stop – Stapleford Park for 190 guests at the Prince’s Trust Summer Ball

    Next Stop – home to pick up the children and head back to Leicestershire.

    Next Stop – VW Bus Stop Over weekend.

    Our faithful split screen red and white beauty.

    Within the space of an hour (and as the crow flies) within a distance of 8 miles, I had gone from drinking tea in the finest china at Stapleford Park – thanks to the staff who could see we were wilting slightly after the first 120 covers,  – to drinking tea from camping mugs boiled in a Billly can. Now thats a contrast – from grandour to grass.

  • 16 June 2010

    Wedding App

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    This can be narrowed by if you start to search regionally and one good facility to do this is the  Guides for Brides website.  Quick & easy to use this site can help you through the maze of informtion. Simply search through the online directory by selecting the topic you are researching, cakes etc, and then the region you are in, Hereford, and local suppliers appear.
    Available as an app for your iphone you can use this facility when out and about shopping for bridesmaids dresses or other finishing touches. This app was designed especially for bridal couple marrying in the UK with 60,000 wedding businesses listed.  And it’s always good news to learn that this useful little tool is FREE.
    Why not check out a couple of other useful apps, iDO Planner saves time and money on expensive wedding planning companies by giving you a countdown calander for all the different components of your wedding, and when  you should be researching and booking them at different stages of the planning process. Bargin for £1.79 And I am happy to say the men don’t get overlooked here with the iGroom app with info on outfits and useful information about the various male roles and what is involved ‘on the day’
  • 14 June 2010

    May’s Featured Wedding

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    Many thanks to Louise and Nicholas for sharing their special day with us all. Every moment was captured brilliantly by Geoffrey and Nicola Sumpter and the images are here for you all to enjoy. I think you will all agree it looked like everyone involved had a fantastic day and every element of the day was beautifully coordinated.

    Follow their day here on our  ‘featured wedding’ spot.

  • 11 June 2010

    It will be all white on the night

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    I was so amazed by how much I loved the look of Carriage Hall last week when we dressed the room for Laura and Gary’s wedding with white wedding chair covers and silver sashes. I usually love colour and lots of it, but I felt the need to search out some inspirational images to reflect the simplicity of a monochrome colour scheme with shades and tones of whites and silvers.

    You can achieve lots of textural interest by playing around with the surface sheen of different elements, the most obvious one is matt and shine contrasts. Pearlescent and patina surfaces can add luxury to a very simple yet sophisticated colour palette. Consider the texture and volume you choose for your floral arrangements, your wedding cake can be elegant and refined with little detail or dramatic in terms of how 3 dimensional it is decorated. Lots to play around with when just using a ‘white’ colour theme. Enjoy.