This post is dedicated to showcasing two wedding day features which I conceived, styled and planned at a recent Wedding Inspiration event (with help from my wedding industry friends naturally).
I hope that you enjoy them and they provide you with some wedding inspiration for your ceremony and wedding dining tables.
I’ve always been a big fan of the colour purple – it’s been part of The Bespoke Wedding Company DNA and brand since 2003 and bold shades of purple feature quite heavily in my own wardrobe, so it’s probably not a surprise that I leaned towards purple when asked to style a dining table at the recent Wedding Inspiration event at The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor.
Often it’s one particular find which leads to the whole creation of a concept for a wedding design (I’ve found this a lot over the years) and the particular piece here was the gorgeous Amelie charger plate from Duchess & Butler which I just adore, so the design was based around that. I wanted to incorporate some soft blush, peaches and creams which were subtly included in the elegant paper designs from Emily & Jo (I do love a round menu card) and in the florals. Many of my wedding couples do favour some metallic (always stylish & luxurious) be it copper (very now), silver or the classic gold which we included in the rims of the glassware, the candelabra and in the printed items. The white Louis dining chairs added a touch of contemporary style but incorporating effortless French elegance, something I’m a big fan of here.
Two Sides to Every Story
Just as the Amelie plate led the way for the dining table above, it was actually two very unique upholstered chairs which inspired the whole look in my head for the Lakeside Pavilion Setting which I conceived and styled with a great deal of help from two creative talents Emma of Signature Flowers and Dani of Vintage Party Arrangements.
The two ‘Bride’ and ‘Groom’ ceremony chairs from the talented team at Couture Chairs are rather crazy and eclectic and equally beautiful and I did not want to abandon either the colourful butterflies or the opulent and OTT peacock design so we set to work on creating two distinct looks to the stunning outdoor ceremony Pavilion. It seemed only fitting to name these ‘the Bride’s Side’ and ‘the Groom’s side’ and develop that in all areas with signage designed especially for the venue’s blue guest chairs plus with the florals that took in both looks in their own unique ways, with more than a touch of tropical, cue: the golden sprayed pineapples. We had a lot of fun with this design and it certainly was a talking point and very well loved on the day.
If you’d like to see more inspiration for your wedding and you’re able to make it to Waddesdon Manor (near to Bicester Village, near to Aylesbury), then do block 5th March 2017 in your diary. I head up the planning of this very busy and action-packed wedding venue showcase – full of over 60 wedding professionals dedicated to showcasing their creativity for you on the day via exhibits, via a packed programme of live demos, food and wine tastings, a fashion catwalk, styled areas and much much more. It would be lovely to see you there! You can find more information here.
And if you’d like to talk about help with your wedding planning and styling, then we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch.
Photography: Kate Nielen & Mark Sisley // Chargers, glassware & Louis Chairs: Duchess and Butler // Paper Goods: Emily & Jo // Florals: JF Flowers // Linens: Just 4 Linen // Venue: Waddesdon Manor
Two Sides to Every Story:
Photography: Kate Nielen & Mark Sisley // Bride and Groom Chairs: Couture Chairs // Florals: Signature Flowers // Bride and Groom Signs: Vintage Party Arrangements // Venue: Waddesdon Manor