Mix and misMatch Part 1: Tableware

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Hello, Mirlah here!

Here is the first in a 3 part series focussing on mismatching elements of your wedding styling. Perfect if you’re thinking about a shabby chic style wedding and not wanting things to look too formal. I really hope you enjoy the posts. Let’s get started.

Mirlah x

When it comes to planning your wedding you can be pretty sure you want everything to perfect, or do you? With the rise of the shabby chic wedding, couples are opting for a look that’s a little less pristine and are mixing things up to create a unique effortless style.

Why not try the trend for yourself and give your wedding styling a mix up by mismatching your decor, furniture and even the fashion. In the first part of this series we’re lusting over table decor.

Don’t forget that we have a ridiculous amount of vintage tableware, props and little curiosities for you to hire and use for your wedding – see here.


Mix and Mismatch - Mismatched Wedding Styling

Mix and Mismatch - Mismatched Wedding Styling

Create fabulous centrepieces by mixing different vases and glassware on your tables. Opt for a range of sizes, shapes and even colours to create a beautiful and distinctive tablescape.

Mix and Mismatch - Mismatched Wedding Styling

Image Credits:Love My DressPinterest100 Layer Cake

Don’t be afraid to think small. A single stemmed rose is just as beautiful and when showcased in a stunning glass bottle, it’s sure to make a big impression.

Mix and Mismatch - Mismatched Wedding Styling

Mix and Mismatch - Mismatched Wedding Styling

Mix and Mismatch - Mismatched Wedding Styling

Image Credits: Ruffled BlogStyle Me PrettyStyle Me Pretty

Think twice about throwing out unusual tins and pots and make way for a spot of up-cycling. Turn those quirky coffee tins into vases, whilst looking fabulous they are incredibly thrifty too! If you’re feeling in the mood for a spot of DIY, jazz up regular food tins by giving them a spray paint or wrapping them in lace or twine?

Mix and Mismatch - Mismatched Wedding Styling

Mix and Mismatch - Mismatched Wedding Styling

Mix and Mismatch - Mismatched Wedding Styling

Mix and Mismatch - Mismatched Wedding Styling

Image Credits: Weddingity.com,  Simcoe Street Any way you want it, Wedding Wire

Why stop there? Give your Wedding Breakfast a real vintage edge with mismatched tableware and china. Layer it up and add a splash of colour to the table with different patterns and styles.

Mix and Mismatch - Mismatched Wedding Styling

There is so much fun to be had in hunting around vintage shops and car boot sales and watching your collection come together. Why not even ask your guests to keep and eye out for any vintage beauties. If you are a little strapped for time you can always choose to hire it in. We have a wide range of gorgeous vintage wares and china available and you can choose to hire as much or as little as you like. Prices and more information.

 Mix and Mismatch - Mismatched Wedding Styling

Mix and Mismatch - Mismatched Wedding Styling

Mix and Mismatch - Mismatched Wedding Styling

Image Credits: ItsyBitsy Vintage,  Love My Dress, City Girl SearchingNest Pretty Things

So there we have it. That concludes the first part of this mini series and my first post! I hope you’re feeling inspired to begin the hunt for vintage goodies and eager to start playing around with different sized vases, bottles and any other delights you can get your hands on.

Where will you be scouting out your vintage wares or have you already started your collection? Will you be adding your creative touch to recycled tins and jars? We’d love to hear from you!

Next week we’ll be talking about going that step further and mismatching the furniture. Perfect if your Wedding Venue is a blank canvas!

13:30 22 May 2013

Vintage Travel Shoot…

Darby & Joan vintage styled wedding shoot

A day at a stunning hotel in Sheffield, a group of super talented creatives from the wedding industry, a vintage inspired 1040’s wedding shoot idea from Ruth at Sweet Words Stationery and was styled with the help of Chloe from Adore …here is the result…  

The shoot was a lot of fun & gave us all lots of opportunity to indulge our love of beautiful table settings – I’m sure you will agree that the photographs are gorgeous.

I hope the dresses, table settings, hair, flowers & styling gives you some inspiration if you are thinking of incoporating some vintage loveliness into your wedding day.  You don’t have to embrace the whole theme wholeheartedly – small, well thought out touches can turn an event into something really special & will give your guests something a little bit different to enjoy & remember.

 Darby & Joan vintage english china for hire, vintage wedding styling

Beautiful vintage english china for hire from Darby & Joan vintage styling Derbyshire Nottinghamshire Midlands

Darby & Joan vintage wedding styling

Perfect for a vintage wedding favour vintage wedding table decoration


20:02 28 September 2011

1940’s Inspired Photo Shoot…

Hello there! I had such a fab day yesterday over in Sheffield together with a group of super talented wedding industry people, including  Sweet Words Stationery, Tattered Rose & Chloe Adlington.  What a nice way to spend a Monday, surrounded by gorgeous girls & vintage loveliness. Cannot wait to see the photographs as they promise to be stunning…but here is a sneaky peak.


10:28 23 August 2011

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