• 16 January 2012

    Wedding Fayre season is upon us

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    As we embark on the wedding fayre season, Nobility Chair Covers will be out and about over the next few weeks in the Nottingham and Sheffield area.

    Fran will be appearing at the Sheffield Wedding Fayres and Mary will be at the Nottingham shows.

    If you don’t manage to catch up with us at the fayres, then you won’t have long to wait to come and see us in our shop. The Wedding Room, opening really really really soon.

  • 16 November 2011

    Busy day at the Clumber Park Wedding Fayre…

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    I’ve had a great few weeks since joining Nobility Chair Covers and Venue Styling scouring the wedding fayres in my area (Sheffield, Newark, Lincoln) to see what’s out there, and more importantly….what’s not! 

    On the 16th October I exhibited at my first wedding fayre and was impressed with the smoothness of the whole day from set up to take down all thanks to Clumber Parks wedding coordinator Sarah Lamb and her talented professional team. 

    I spoke to some lovely and very excited couples on the day and took lots of enquiries all of whom were very interested in our unique Embroidered Sashes for both the bride and groom and also the whole of their top tables. Its that personal touch that makes weddings so special. 

    Another item that grabbed the attention and imagination of vintage inspired brides were our lace sashes available in white, ivory and pink which would work perfectly with our matching table runners, mini crystal globes and our candelabras draped with lace and pearls. This look just oozes style! 

    Another hit seemed to be our new floral patterned sashes perfect for increasingly popular country themed weddings. Team them with a matching table runner and bunting, hand picked flowers and the odd hay bail or two and you’ve got the perfect look! 

    There are some beautiful products out there but what was mentioned several times to me is how varied and versatile our product range is.  We intend to continue this innovative style that Mary has worked so hard to develop over the years. 

    Both Mary and myself originally come from design backgrounds and so continue to keep up to date with the latest trends and innovations so we can translate them into stylish products for you…..watch this space!

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  • 9 January 2011

    Christmas Cheer

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    So it’s all over for another year and didn’t it go fast!!! I thought I was busy with all the family preparations but imagine if you were organising a wedding too!! Well all our Christmas bridal couples did a brilliant job of having everything planned well in advance and I love to see a bit of the Christmas theme brought into a wedding.

    And what better way of adding a touch of jovial spirit to your wedding with these fabulously festive arrangements on the back of the chair covers. Each aisle chair was adorned with these mini arrangements secured by the sashes.

    The sashes are a luscious berry red which is very fitting for Christmas time.

    Fresh flowers, berries, acorns or silk flowers can be used to add extra detail to the aisle chairs, let your imagination run wild.

  • 9 January 2011

    A Sparkling start to 2011

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    Who doesn’t like a bit of sparkle?

    Especially over the festive period? So hats off to our first bridal couple of 2011 who added a few glimmers and shimmers to their venue styling. If the rest of their wedding was this shimmery it would have been a very pretty affair.

    Out with the green unsightly chairs and in with some glitz and glamour if you please!!

    These chairs are covered in our perfect fitting ivory chair covers and embellished with our ivory organza sashes. But the fun doesn’t stop there, diamante rings are added to accentuate the shimmering theme running through this beautiful wedding.

    The details really do make all the difference and these diamante rings glisten like little jewels

    The chairs were set for a civil ceremony and the overall colour scheme was ivory with a touch of silver and a kiss of pink as you can see so beautifully coordinated in the floral arrangement here

    The diamante detailing continues with an elegant cake with pearlised icing and diamante ribbon

    Supplied by April Delights

    And you probably can guess whats coming next!!! No sparkle themed wedding would be complete with…… The twinkle backdrop.

    A round of applause for pulling together an elegant stylish way to dress your wedding venue. Look and learn!!!

  • 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!!!

  • 4 October 2010

    Every now and again…..

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    …. I get a more unusual request. Just like this week.

    Bride ‘ I am looking for a very specific colour for my chair cover sashes’
    Nobility ‘ Can you describe it, or better still send me a swatch?’
    Bride ‘It’s kind of a cross between purple and deep pink
    Nobility  ‘Sounds lovely, is it the colour of your bridesmaids dresses?’
    Bride ‘No, my shoes. Can you match my chair cover sashes to my shoes?’
    Nobility ‘We can try’

    Which made me think about colourful wedding shoes and how popular they are at the mo. ( I wore blue shoes on my wedding day)

    So here are some delightful images I have dug out which I thought I would share with you…just because I love them!!!

    Something old, something new, something borrowed……something blue!!

    Fun polka dots and statement red shoes. Happy feet:-)

    Are you planning a Spring wedding for 2011? How fresh are these little gems?

    And of course we couldn’t leave the boys out with these bobby dazzlers!!

    But saving my personal favourites to last, its that colour again, purple is the hottest wedding colour at the moment and with shoes as chic and trendy as these you could get a A* for style.

    Cannot wait to see your shoes by the way Sally.

  • 28 September 2010

    Button Bonanza

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    So there’s a bit a trend going on for buttons. You can’t fail to notice it. So here are a couple of inspirational shots for all you 2011 brides that want to be trendy and slightly alternative, and even a bit crafty too. As more and more couple are opting for DIY solutions for some of their wedding decoration some of these little gems should get your creative juices flowing.

    Bright multi coloured wedding bouquet a fab alternative to flowers, and they won’t perish.  Plus a quaint idea for an original centrepiece, I’d like to see this scaled up to be 50 times bigger, with more gorgeous buttons and ribbons too – even a few sequins thrown in for good measure.

    This bouquet has included felt flowers and plenty of glass beads for a little bit of sparkle

    It’s all in the detail and these pretty button napkin rings look elegant with a single button, however when if you’re going use these functional little gems to express your flair, I think the more the merrier as in this final image below

    Fabric, stitching and buttons all combined in this multimedia ensemble.

    I’m dying to have a go…. and just wait and see what I have in mind for our wonderful chair covers. Are you all rushing for your grannies button tin?

  • 21 September 2010

    24 hour hire

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    A question that crops up from time to time from people enquiring about hiring our wedding chair covers is  ‘Do I get to use them all day?’ and the answer is really simple. YES!  If you hire the covers for your ceremony, they can then be used for your wedding breakfast and evening reception too.

    Risley Hall with shimmer satin lilac sashes set for a civil ceremony

    You get the use of our chair covers for 24 hours. Often couples are surprised to hear this as other companies restrict the amount of time you may use them for and insist on removing the covers before the evening reception. Your cake isn’t removed so why should your chair covers vanish? We are happy for your covers to stay in place well into the evening and as long as the celebrations continue.