Fabulous Wedding Styling Tips for 2015 – Part III


Good morning everyone.  How are we?  It’s a little chilly and frosty in Derbyshire and I am sat in my office waiting for the underfloor heating to kick in, wrapped in a blanket with a pint of tea.

I wonder how many of you are sat there right now searching Pinterest and wedding blogs for inspiration for your own big day.  Planning your wedding is so exciting but can be a little overwhelming.  I really hope that our little style and inspiration posts go some way to help you to pull some ideas together.

This is the third part of our wedding styling tips – Part I was all about bunting, table centre pieces and paper decorations.  Part II was looking at ceiling decorations, dressing your tables and chairs.

Today we check out our love of succulents, the soft metallic tone of rose gold and ways to incoprorate slate



A growing trend

From seeds as favours, fragrant herbs as centrpieces to brides growing their own wild flower bouquets, there’s no denying the botanical trend is a popular one. There’s so many way to incorporate this look into your wedding day but here’s one little plant that has really taken the wedding industry by storm – The succulent. With mint being such a gorgeous wedding colour and looking great teamed with every colour under the sun, succulents minty hue are a perfect addition to your wedding décor and last a long time too. Add them to your bouquet, buttonhole or centrepieces, gift them as favours for your guest to grow and treasure or even wear as jewelry.

Sarah Kate / Kelly Stonelake Photography / Fondly Forever Photgraophy




Mixed Metal

Metallics have been so popular this wedding season and moving through to 2015 they are still here to stay and we’ll see a lot more of bronze tones like rose gold and copper. Perfect for summer and winter weddings alike, this elegant colour palette is fab for adding a touch of sparkle for you big day. DIY brides it’s time to get your spray paint out and up-cyle those jam jars, vintage candles sticks and other fabulous trinkets.

Katelyn James Photography / Anthropologie / Rebecca Hansen



Subtle Slate

For those wanting to create a subtle fresh and rustic feel, slate is the perfect material to add to your wedding day. Chalkboard signage will be going nowhere in 2015 and from your invites to your place settings to serving platters for canapés; you can incorporate chalk and slate in so many ways. Team with a palette of neutral hues and add lots of greenery for a stunning organic feel.

Kate Osborne / Bread & Olives / Woodnote Photography




Be sure to check back with us in a couple of days as we will have our final part to share with you.

Karen x

7:13 20 January 2015

Fabulous Wedding Styling tips for 2015 Part II

Tipi festival wedding styling

Hello there 2015 and hello D&J’ers.  Happy new year to you all.

Our first post of the year is Part II of our wedding venue styling tips, Part I is here.


Don’t forget to look up!

If your venue is a blank canvas and it if it allows, the ceiling is a fantastic space for some super pretty styling. A humble village hall can be instantly transformed with some voile marquee draping. A rustic barn adorned with ribbons of lace gives a rustic affair just the right amount of elegance.

A trend taking hold right now is suspension. Think large floral displays hanging from the ceiling, ladders wrapped in fairy lights or a mix of vintage lampshades brings a quirky take on vintage styling.

If your venue can’t accommodate this idea, you could create something similar with a tall photography stand. Simply decorate it with hanging prettiness and when placed behind the top table or cake display it creates a fantastic focal point.

Rebekah J. Murray Photography / Ian Hill Photographers / Mister Phil / A Brit & a Blonde





Dressed to Impress

Round tables, trestles or long banquet style, whatever you choose, those tables are going to need to be dressed in their best outfits.

A growing trend is opting for bare tables and simply dressing it with a stylish table runner. Hessian and lace work well for vintage or rustic affairs or a trend we’re sure to see more of next year is sequins. Glam or vintage, a sequin table runner is both pretty and versatile and will certainly add the wow factor. Of course if your tables do need to be covered up, table runners look fabulous on crisp white linens.

And finally if you want to add a splash of colour, how about adding strips of ribbon to add a colourful, tactile dimension. You can also add splashes of colour by using vintage china or brightly coloured or patterns napkins.  All the images here are from our own events and everything is available to hire.

Christie Graham Photography / Light & Lace Photography / Matt Brown Photography




Sitting Pretty

The great chair cover debate! Full covers and sashes aren’t for everyone and sometimes changing the colour of the ribbon isn’t unique enough, but just like every other aspect of your wedding, there’s always something to suit everyone. You could choose to tie the sashes in a different way, use different materials like hessian or there are company’s who specialise in quirky chair covers, whatever you choose you’re sure to be sitting pretty on your big day.

If you’re chair are pretty enough then it would be a shame to cover them completely. Instead how about using ribbon garlands, attaching flowers, mini pom poms or signage.

Darling Juliet / The Proper Pinwheel / Heather Cook Elliott Photography





There you have it, I hope there are some ideas here that you can incorporate into your plans, Part III is coming soon. We look at succulents, mixed metals and slate.


Featured images – Matt Brown Photography


17:32 8 January 2015

Fabulous Wedding Styling Tips for 2015


We have a handful of wedding ideas to share with you over the next few posts – from DIY ideas to a revamp of much loved ideas.


Bunting is not dead!

With the ever-growing popularity and down right prettiness of vintage weddings bunting is the perfect décor to adorn ceilings, tables, tipis and marquees… in fact anything and even though it’s been a popular wedding trend for some time now, it certainly shows no signs of stopping. Rightly so, it’s a fabulous cost effective way to transform your wedding venue and whatever your theme, there’s bunting for all styles. Think floral, shabby chic, hessian, laser cut, or bunting made out of vintage doilies. You could even have a go at DIYing it, using your favourite patterned fabrics or make garlands with colourful paper or card.  The image below is from one of our own weddings fro 2013.

Barn Bunting: Milestones Photography




Paper Perfect

If bunting isn’t your thing and you want to try something different, there are so many alternatives to create an impact and paper is the perfect way to get crafty and create a wow factor.

Tissue Paper makes for fabulously fluffy pom-poms and tassel garlands are perfect for hanging from beams, tables or the perfect accessory for a giant balloons

Paper & Card is great for crafting growing trends like paper cranes. Create a curtain of the origami beauties, a Japanese tradition where the father gives a thousand paper cranes as a wedding gift, to wish a thousand years of happiness and prosperity upon the couple. Pinwheels or paper lanterns also make a fabulous statement up above.

Crepe Paper is a cost effective alternative to ribbon and comes in a huge array of colours. It looks fabulous tied onto trees drifting in the breeze and makes stunning backdrops for photobooths or the top table

Your Cloud Parade / Justine Bursoni / Etsy / Christina Carroll Photography / Stone Crandall Photography / Oliver Gordon




Centre Stage

Large floral centrepieces will never cease to wow an amaze but if your budget is smaller or your style is a little more low key, there are so many ways to create amazing centrepieces.

For a rustic style, tree stump slices are great for placing a mix of vases filled with your favourite blooms on, as are vintage books. Vintage jars, china teacups and a mix of stem bottles is still a firm favourite with brides and they’re versatile as they suit round or long trestle tables and can be moved around your venue.

For a magical feel, cloches and bell jars are fabulous for displaying flowers and your favourite trinkets. Almost acting as a piece of art they are a great way of adding a touch of whimsy to your wedding décor and a great way to display collections of your favourite things.

Jacquelyne Mae Photography / Tabitha Emma / BRAUN Photography




Keep your eyes peeled for another instalment….


Featured image – Matt Brown Photography 


15:14 3 December 2014

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