We all love a chalkboard – we have several you can hire for getting creative with for your wedding – welcome boards, menus, running order of the day, bar signs or seating plans…
If you wanted to get more creative and incorporate the style of your day into your seating plan design, then you should find something to catch you eye here.
We have wooden slatted doors, easels, chalkboards, rustic ladders, typewriters and frames that you can hire as a starting point for your display. Get in touch for further info.
Probably late to the paper party, but having just found Oh So Beautiful Paper, I suggest you head over there for some truly original and stunning ideas. They have cocktail recipes too – bonus.
Image – Style me Pretty, Wedding Wire, Magnolia Rouge
Images – Elizabeth Anne Designs, Little Wedding Helper, Ruffled
Images – Oh So Beautiful Paper
Images – Bespoke Bride, Etsy, Style me Pretty
Hello lovely people.
I love to be involved with a styled shoot and themes I have worked on in the last 12 months have included a 1950’s high tea, a relaxed picnic in the sun with a camper van and a super glamorous Italian style shoot. All these have needed a fair few props, weeks of pulling together suppliers and hours and hours putting together ideas and shots.
My most recent shoot was quite different and I loved it all the more for being so. Minimal props and distractions to let the dresses, the venue and the models speak for themselves.
This all happened within a week.
The wedding industry is a small world and to try and keep the family tree brief ….
Ally from a new bridal boutique Alexandra Anne called up Matt Brown from Matt Brown Photography to introduce herself and put it out there that she was launching her beautiful new bridal shop and would love some promotional images. He said yes, called me and Kerry from Tineke and Nat from Yummy Little Cakes. They were in. Me too. This took around 48 hours.
I met Andrew from The West Mill in Darley Abbey last year and we hope to be working together on a project – He was more than happy to let us use his awesome new wedding venue as a backdrop – he was in.
Viviene Accessories sent us some stunning handmade hair accessories (which Ally sells in the boutique) so that was another tick off the list.
I wanted some great lighting for the venue and of course Fabric Theatre were first on my list to call. They were ridiculously busy (we had worked on a wedding together the previous weekend which was crazy busy) but they moved heaven and earth to be with us. Thanks ladies.
Next on the list were models. Ally has a beautiful and very sexy friend, Grace, who is also a talented seamstress and fashion designer who was a perfect fit for the dresses. One down.
Two of my amazing staff who work with me are stunningly gorgeous and they jumped at the chance to be pampered and play dress up for the day.
We needed a man – or two. I had met Ben from Blok Knives through his lovely wife, Suzanne, who runs the catering company Potlatch, and he immediately sprang to mind when we were planning the style of the shoot. I had only spoken to him a few weeks previously and seen him in action in his workshop (opposite the West Mills) and had spied his motorbike. Male model #1 sorted.
Ally’s handsome friend Alex joined us for the shoot. Male model #2 sorted.
Here is what we did on a Tuesdsay in Darley Abbey.
Over the moon with what we all did that day doesn’t even come close.
Hello lovelies, hope we’re all well! It’s been a bit soggy this past week but.. .good news news, today’s blog post will give you some wedding ideas that you don’t even have to leave your chair for! Inspired by my latest Hen Party antics for a close friend, I started to think about those special ladies in our life, those we love and cherish so much that we ask them to be part of our special day. I’m of course talking Bridesmaids. So, today’s dose of wedding inspiration comes in the form of wedding styling trends and bridesmaids dresses to suit.
I’ve scoured the internet for pretty dresses from the boho to the colourful and best of all these dresses are all on our fab High Street. Loads of the dresses featured are budget friendly too! With the exception of couple, oh Ted, why do your pretty patterns come with a pretty hefty price tag?
But… whatever your budget or wedding style, I hope you find some inspiration here and if not in the dresses but ideas of non-traditional places to shop for your best girls dresses.
Colour Pop Bridesmaids Dresses
Inspired by bright blooms and the rainbow, this look is all about fun, colour and standing out. Match your maids in all the same colour, or really embrace the colour pop trend and have your bridesmaids wear different colours to match your theme. If colour has no boundaries on your big day, then how about letting them choose their favourite colour? We love Mint, Coral and Fuchsia Pinks, they work really well for Summer weddings.
High street Bridesmaids Dresses £50 and under:
Vintage Floral Bridesmaid Dresses
Always guaranteed to bring a touch of whimsy and vintage to your wedding day, floral dresses are both gorgeous and flattering too! Go flirty and fifties with an A-line skirt or floaty and ditsy for a more relaxed feel. We’re still a firm fan of mismatching bridesmaids dresses and mixing up floral prints is a great way to go if you don’t want to be restricted to a certain colour palette.
Floral Print High street Bridesmaids Dresses:
Boho Vibes Bridesmaids Dresses
A perfect look for relaxed outdoor weddings but a look that can carry us right through to autumn. Think earthy deep colours of navy, mustard and burgundy and incorporate lace, crochet or embroidery to add texture. Team boho bridesmaid dresses with wild bouquets and gorgeous floral crowns for an elegant festival inspired style.
Budget Friendly Boho Bridesmaids Dresses:
So there we have it, 12 gorgeous dresses and 3 wedding trends we are just loving at the mo! Which is you fave? Come and let us know over on Facebook!
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