Real Wedding – Carly & Mike

COUPLE: CARLY & MIKE
DATE: 12TH AUGUST 2016
VENUE: CROOK HALL & GARDENS

Carly & Mike had a super relaxed day at the amazing Crook Hall and Gardens which sits in the heart of Durham city centre but is actually a beautiful collection of seven gorgeous gardens.

They came to me to help with styling the day from the initial design, sourcing wedding decorations, setting up on the day as well as providing all the flowers for the bridal party and the guest tables.

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The weather was kind enough on the day to allow for both the ceremony and wedding breakfast to be held outside. We dressed the gazebo outside with trailing ribbons in rainbow colours and dressed the chairs lining the aisle to match.

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Carly & Mike wanted to reflect themselves as a couple (which I always recommend) and so we incorporated a musical theme using records and tables named after their favourite albums.

Wedding Table Styling Durham

They wanted a bright colour scheme inspired by their weeding cake so we picked up these colours with giant balloons and also in the flowers we used.

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We made flower crowns for Carly and all her bridesmaids that complemented their bouquets.

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Mike and the groomsmen had gorgeous dahlia boutonnieres.

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I loved styling this wedding, it was such fun working with a fantastic couple and the venue is an absolute gem.

Wedding Decorations Durham

Venue Focus – The Parlour @ Blagdon

Back in September I styled a beautiful wedding at The Parlour at Blagdon. This was the first time I’d visited this venue and I was honestly blown away by what they have on offer.

Blagdon Parlour Wedding Styling

Nigel, the owner, has transformed what used to be a garden centre into a gorgeous space with a relaxed atmosphere while delivering top quality customer service. The bistro on any normal day serves up breakfasts lunches and even dinner but this is literally transformed for your ceremony into a room with bags of character.

The Parlour at Blagdon Wedding Decorations

There is then a dedicated function room across the courtyard called The Willow Room which can seat around 90 people and has it’s own bar inside. This room is an ideal reception room and the wooden beams give loads of options for room decor. Think fairy lights, paper lanterns, bunting, floral installations and more.

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Blagdon Parlour Venue Dressing

What impressed me most about this venue the first time I was involved with a wedding there was the standard of service on offer. The team are trained to offer a high quality service that you would expect in a 5 star hotel and yet the atmosphere is friendly, relaxed and informal. This is a combination that’s hard to find elsewhere in the north east. The food looks pretty good too!

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If you’ve already got your wedding venue booked then how about an afternoon tea hen party? The Parlour specialise in afternoon tea and have plenty of private spaces that you can book for a girly get together.

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Rustic Wedding Styling Blagdon Parlour

Have a look at the website to see what they have on offer.

Blagdon Weddings

www.theparlouratblagdon.co.uk