This was my speciality! I used to making a living from making things look pretty, this was the part of the prep process I was most looking forward to.
I had Pintrest boards covering all aspect of the decor, drawing ideas from rustic to urban modern styles, finding a way to blend them and create the dream wedding Ryan and I were after.
I quickly became obsessed with grey, copper and geometric designs, finding ways to incorporate them into every aspect of the wedding.
Soon after I got the original idea I was browsing a store after work that was having a closing down sale selling geometric copper candle holders for a few pounds each I couldn’t help but buy 12 in case! It was the start of the decor plan, on from there came the multi functional succulent centre pieces/ favours.
I love love loved the outside inside draped fabric look. And would of loved to have had the reception in a glasshouse. However costs and locations quickly ruined that idea.
As I couldn’t have the glasshouse I looked into alternatives, which lead us to the glasshouses at the Botanics which would allow us pictures of glasshouses without the reception costing us an arm and a leg. I picked a marquee to allow a blank canvas and draped fabrics. I knew I wanted foliage and lights in the ceiling but that was all just a matter of talking Ryan into letting me spend that much on the lights! He suggested normal fairy lights but I hated the look of them, I loved the Festoon lights where it had bare bulbs and black wires to add to the contrast and modern feel. To continue the draped feel I wanted draped fabric on the tables to contact the table cloths. I loved the look of muslin the way it was airy and soft and folded, however the table cloths were also such a corse fabric I didn’t want the rustic feel. Silk, satin or chiffon were the obvious choices but again these were to costly. Finding the perfect colour was virtually impossible, I looked high and low in every fabric shop to find the right one. Eventually I found some sateen finish fabric in a salmony dusky pink colour.
Each table had a grey/lilac table cloth, with pink centre fabric, a copper candle holder, black/grey Bolsius pillar candle, and 8 different succulents in different ramekins.
The cake stand was made up of a selection candle holders and a lamp shade. The topper was custom made pop vinyls to look like Ryan and I for the wedding. I made them myself out of 4 pop vinyls, removing the heads of them and switching them over. I had to ask my step dad to paint my dress as it was originally yellow!
Here are a few behind the scenes pics of the venue set up. (excuse my bossy hands on hips bride look!)
Marquee, chairs, lights, vines: Something Borrowed Event Hire
Table cloths: Northfields
Pink Fabric: Janet Riley Fabrics
Ramekins: Charity Shops locally
Succulents: Garden Centres locally
Slates: Solo Park LTD
Copper Candle holders centre pieces: Local shop (since closed down)
Bolsius Candles: Ebay
Card Box: Home Sense
Guest Book: Kate Spade
Cake Forms, Copper thread, paper: Hobby Craft
Theres probably more but I cannot think of them off the top of my head!