• 8 May 2010

    Best Dressed Chairs.

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    Cast your mind back 6 or 7 years when chair covers first made their appearence on the British Wedding scene. What were the options? White covers that were ill fitting? Gold or pink sashes as your only colour option? How things have moved on. Now chair covers have become a prerequisite for any well dressed wedding. With sashes in every rainbow colour and the covers themselves in every kind of fabric known to man. So here are a few tips to consider when choosing your chair covers.

    1. What style of chair does the venue supply. Most standard banqueting chairs are easily coverable – but do made sure the quality of the fit is perfect. If your venue has a chair more like a dining chair then the covers may need to be tailor made – a service offered by yours truely -as seen with these chairs.

    2. When considering the sashes, think about the fabric type and not just the colour. The most popular fabric choice is organza which has a delicate sparkle, however satin sashes can offer you more depth of colour for your chosen colour scheme, especially if you have selected a deep shade such as navy or aubergine.

    Satin sahes in chocolate brown, sunshine yellow and antique gold.

    Organza sashes in lilac/forest green, black and wine

    3. Consider if you wish to add any styling details.

  • 4 May 2010

    Bedazzled

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    Crystal Globes a go go!! Get your hands on our stunning crystal globes while you can. We knew when we introduced these gorgeous centrepieces to our product offering they would be a real winner, what we didn’t expect is just how quickly they would be snapped up. The globes make a dazzling alternative to floral centrepieces and set your room a light when the lights are lowered.  Standing 75cm tall and containing 340 crystals these are the ultimate finishing touch.

    Crystal Globes

    The globes can be added to our ‘sitting pretty package’ as they were in this example to include ivory chair covers, table runners, named favour boxes, table numbers and table petals. All coordinated in silver with ivory table linens.

    Rufford Mill Chair covers

    One of the great things I love about the crystal globes is the fact they are so versatile no matter what your colour scheme is. This set up with our delicious shimmer satin wine sashes just proves that you can add  them to any room, with any colour and they still stand out as a dazzling attraction. Of course the chair covers look great too!

  • 28 April 2010

    Nobility Sitting Pretty Package

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    What’s ivory and silver and absolutely yummy?  Simple our delicious new favour boxes!!

    We have introduced a package offer to our bridal couples – the Sitting Pretty package. This includes our quality chair covers, any colour of sash, embroidered sashes for the bride and grooms chair, matching table runners, stylish names favour boxes  (excellent way of combining 2 products into one – your name card and favour) and table petals.  The perfect answer for your one stop shop. Of course you can add any other of our stunning products to this list – why not go the whole hog!!!

    Wedding favour boxes

    Designed on the ‘jubbly’ box, these little treats are made from highly textured paper and are created individually for your wedding to coordinate with any colour scheme and match with your wedding chair covers, stationery, flowers, venue decor…. etc. Shown here in ivory card with silver detailing.

    These delightful favour boxes contain several chocolates but could accomadate any filling of your choice.

    Wedding favour boxes - jubbly

    The thing I love about these little gems is the fact they are very 3 dimensional and the guests name as very easily visable, not always the case on luggage label type favours.

  • 23 April 2010

    It’s all in the detail

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    I have just finished a fabulous meeting with a bridal couple planning their August wedding.  Their fresh colour palette of baby pink and pistachio is coming together very nicley throughout all aspects of their day. I am delighted by how much fun these guys are having playing around with their colour scheme. We have even discussed today that their drinks package is fitting into the colour scheme too – how much detail is that? I hope all their guests appreciate the amount of thought that is going into this!!!

    The arrival drink will a refreshing mint and watermelon cocktail.

    Umm a nice cool thirst quencher to get the celebrations underway.

    In a blender, puree the flesh from 7lbs of watermelon, strain into a large jug and add 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice and enough rum to suit your taste. Pour into glasses and top with sparkling water. Decorate with  fresh mint. Fresh and fruity!!!

    Needless to say we are preparing something a little bit special for their chair covers. We have designed a way to work with a dual colour scheme, such as this, to show of the chair covers to maximum effect. A simple detail will make all the difference. Having soo much fun working on this project with this fabulously creative couple. Will share details after the event. Their wedding decor will be very unique and reflect the fresh breezy feel they wish to create for their wedding day.

  • 21 April 2010

    If it’s good enough for Sir Paul Smith……

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    ….. then it’s good enough for me.

    I recently came across this image whilst looking for inspiration for mens wedding attire.  Chair covers, flowers, cakes etc, you have to admit it’s all a bit girly. So when I saw this ‘Sape’ in his wonderful bright pink suit, I just thought how wonderful it would be to see a British groom wearing something this daring and this much fun!!!

    In the sprawling suburb of Bacongo, the gentlemen of the ‘Society for the Avancement of People of Elegance – the sape, or ‘Sapeurs’ – cut quite a dash amid their poverty-stricken surroundings.

    These well dressed gentlemen have inspired British Designer, Sir Paul Smith who wrote about the Sapes saying,

    For me, the look of the Sapeurs is just amazing. It is incredible enough today to see men dressed so elegantly in capital cities like Paris or London, let alone in the Congo. Their attention to detail, their use of colour, all set against the environment they live in, is just fantastic. As a designer, I have for years also played with opposites and the unexpected in my work, a classical jacket with an unusual lining for example. To see the Sapeurs’ amazing elegance and style in contrast to the backdrop of their unexpected living conditions is truly inspirational.

    So come all you cheeky chaps out there, let the colour flow, be a bit daring and bring a smile to our faces.

    My only concern here, however, is that in comparison to a groom wearing a suit like this, our gorgeous wedding chair covers will be upstaged!!! A white chair cover with a pretty pink sash would be no match for a dandy Sape!