Our real weddings are a huge source of inspiration to so many new ‘to-be’ brides and to us too! We’ve put together some of our ultimate favourite reception decorations and venue styles to inspire the best ways to bring your venue alive.
The combination of green and pink where a rustic woodland wedding theme is concerned is a sure winner. To be one with nature, with a little wonder is made all the most romantic with a hint of pink – just as it should be on your wedding day! Conveniently this subtly sage indoor cabin style venue needs little decor to bring the outdoors in! This is achieved effortlessly with trailing garlands of greenery and ivy entwined up beams, down stairways and across ceilings! When the day turns to dusk fairy lights will illuminate this room to it’s full whimsical woodland potential.
You’ll be amazed how soft candle light can totally transform a space. Take one of our all time favourite rustic barn real weddings for couple, Cara & Nick! Less was definitely more in this case with floral additions to their reception tables, colours were accented beautifully and lit up with all manner of candlelight making this the ultimate atmosphere for romance. Single candelabra, glass vases and glass tea lights created the magic in this space and added a contrast in height to the table centres.
This couple got it just right by utilising their impressively high barn ceiling with hanging heart-shaped wooden wreaths and medieval wheel chandeliers. Both of which blend perfectly to the wooden stature of the venue and create a dramatic focal point when your guests enter the room.
Like suspended balloons in still life, these paper decorations traditionally lit and let go are a romantic symbol of letting go of a past selves and moving onto a new one! Whether you illuminate the sky with them with your guests when night falls or hang from your venue these romantic globes are a sweet reminder of your new commitment and a next step as husband and wife – plus they look super pretty and will improve the illusion of a higher ceiling and greater space!
White winter wedding
Dreaming of a white Christmas? This real couple kept a classic white scheme for their winter marquee reception space, adding celebratory non cliche and classy christmas touches with an elegant fur tree for a central point to the room and accented foliage wreaths for subtle centrepieces. Who says Christmas has to be red?! Check out this similar couple who loved Christmas but kept a cool frosted peach and gold tinted winter wedding!
No party is complete without a little vintage style bunting to line the world above your heads! A street style formation of trestle tables, whether outdoors, under a marquee or tipi tent, these cost effective and easily DIY’ed decorations positively scream celebration!
Let your venue speak
When you have an opulent country venue you like this, you don’t want to overdo it and no amount of bunting and extras is going to add to the grandeur of it’s original decor. Regal and historic portraits, exquisite chandeliers and floor to ceiling curtains speak for themselves. Leave the decor to create the atmosphere and avert your attention to your tables with floral flourishes in porcelain pots alongside glinting glasses, crisp table linen and table wear polished to perfection. A luxurious chair sash will accent your wedding colours along with your flowers! Be sure to check when you book your venue what table wear and decor is included in your package if at all. Your venue may be able to assist with what they know to suit a very specific style of venue and could be all you need to make your reception space shine!
If your a dab hand at Arts and crafts then DIY brides we have the decor dream for you… Origami streamers. Collect coloured papers and fold to make origami swans, cranes or any other animal that may be fitting to your theme! Thread evenly along a length of clear invisible wire and it’s really that simple! Create your very own photo back drop, suspend from the ceiling above your tables or as a whimsical curtain behind the top table…they will look incredible in your wedding photos!