Friday, 19 June 2015

Rustic Inspiration & Ideas

Anybody who knows me knows that I love rustic themed events, from Barn Dances, Weddings to general outdoor parties, keeping with nature and a rustic theme gives you the perfect excuse to use things around us without having to spend lots of money. After all we all want to have a perfect event but preferably without the cost.
What I like about this table setting is the way that they have used an assortment of coloured bottles and jars and simply filled them with a few wild flowers.  Simple but effective and if you do not have any bottles or jars around a great way to source them is to visit charity shops or car boot sales, why shouldn't you have a little fun with it?
With this table setting what I particularly like are the way they have added pine cones, place with the flowers, bottles or Jars on a piece of burlap again keeps things looking rustic and natural, effective but informal.

One of my favourites now are things displayed on Log slabs, its proving very popular for using as a base for centrepieces. Here they have used them for their cake table. Just a note, make sure they are treated before you use them, especially for food.

How about a natural wishing tree, a perfect way for guests to leave little messages, perfect for any event and what a great way to keep a reminder of the day, find a little matching box and treasure those memories for always

Feeling creative? what about making your own table place stands?
One of the great things with a rustic event is that you can get away with so much, here they have used a mish mash of wooden chairs, I think you will agree it really works.
Hopefully I have given you some food for thought! don't hold back, use your imagination and remember that part of the fun is personalising your event, giving your guests talking point and creating a wow factor.


Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Pretty Pastel Inspiration

Pretty Pastel Inspiration, beautiful  delicate colours that add a romantic touch to anyone's wedding. Its a lovely idea and solution to choosing bridesmaids dresses, each could wear a different colour.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Boxing Night

I was recently asked if I would assist with the staging for a boxing night that was being hosted by our local Amateur Boxing Club at The Forum Northallerton With the great lighting by Darren Kirk of Freedom Discos and finishing touches by Myself the hall looked amazing

                                     A very entertaining and Lively night it proved to be too.
                                         Northallerton Amateur Boxing Club did us proud

Wedding at Newburgh Priory

Newburgh Priory

I recently had the pleasure of setting up for a wedding ceremony at this beautiful venue in a beautiful place called Coxwold in North Yorkshire. Steeped in history as well as being in the picturesque backdrop of the Howardian Hills. Run by a lovely family it is certainly a superb location for any wedding or event.


Beautiful landscaped Gardens with Lake
Our colour scheme for the day was royal blue and it looked simply stunning within this beautiful room.  The registrar was busy getting prepared for the ceremony in the background.

The Happy Couple

Celebrity Wedding Congratulations


Gerri Halliwell & Christian Horner

Held their wedding at the stunning Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, overlooking beautiful
parkland and gardens.
The stunning estate on the border of Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire is the ancestral home of the 15th Duke of Bedford and his family – it has been the home to the Earls and Dukes of Bedford for almost 400 years.

As well as interiors fit for royalty, with marble finishes, floral decorations and gorgeous lighting, the royal country home boasts more than 28 acres of award-winning gardens and 3,000 acres of deer park
Gerri Halliwell of Spice Girl Fame, decided to opt for a while lice dress designed by Phillipa Lepley a couture wedding dress designer based in Chelsea, the design reminiscent of Kate Middleton's. Her Daughter Bluebell walked her mum down the aisle, looking so pretty with her Gypsophila headdress and bouquet.
Young flower girls and ushers pose
Bridesmaids and Page Boys

Geri Halliwell and Christian Horner during their wedding at St Marys Woburn Parish Church


She arrived in a traditional horse and carriage with beautiful white horses, fit for a princess.
Celebrity guests include Myleene Klass, Amanda Holden, former Spice Girls Emma Bunton and her long-term partner Jade Jones.
Geri and Christian got engaged last year. It is her first marriage, despite two previous engagements.



                                      The Wedding of Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright

    Guests waiting the arrival of the Bride Michelle Keegan of Coronation Street and Mark Wright of  Towi Fame


Michelle wore a bespoke ivory gown, designed by Galia Lahav at Browns Bride.
The stunning fish tail dress, which complimented her perfect curves, was made of French lace and decorated with Swarovski crystals.
The piece de resistance was however the Italian veil from Peter Langer.
The actress paid tribute to her late grandmother Beth by ensuring it had fine lace around the edge – a nod to Spain as her grandma was from Gibralter.
Adding some serious glamour Michelle wore a pair of silver python platform heels – which had her new initials ‘MW' in diamante on the soles.
Keeping with tradition Michelle had something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.
The blue was perfume Blue by Oscar De La Renta.
The old was her mum’s blue garter from her wedding day.
The new was her wedding dress and the borrowed was diamond earrings from Amrapali.

Mark opted for a black tuexdo by Stephen Williams .

Michelle and Mark picked Shania Twain’s From This Moment On to play as she walked down the aisle.

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