Real Wedding – Lindsey & Martin

DATE: 12TH APRIL 2017

VENUE: ELLINGHAM HALL

Lindsey and Martin married in Spring and completely embraced the season with fresh, vibrant colours and lots of Easter eggs.  Ellingham Hall is a very elegant venue so the styling and decor needed to complement the surroundings. Lindsey didn’t want a theme but instead used the colour of her maid of honours dress as an anchor and built her style around that.

After talking about flowers that Lindsey liked and wanted to include we designed beautiful bouquets with tulips, vibernum, ranunculus, roses, wax flower, hypericum and astilbe for the bride and bridesmaids. The flower girls had gorgeous flower crowns made with wax flower as well as small posies to carry.

The guest tables were dressed with a simple ceramic jug filled with flowers and we made a lush foliage garland speckled with the same flowers.

The rest of the room was dressed in similar colours using coral coloured sashes on the chairs and a lemon yellow tulip at each place setting.

Our vintage bike welcomed guests at the front door and pointed out the way to the ceremony.

 

All images: Focal Point Photography

Thought Foundation – A Styled Shoot

Thought Foundation is a fantastic new venue which will be offering a very limited selection of dates for weddings each year. It’s an industrial space with lots to offer in terms of flexibility and the space really lends itself to getting creative. The husband and wife team at the helm want to offer a space that is useful to the local community and it’s a completely flexible diy venue.

Faye from Faye Darcy Events asked me to get on board with this shoot and help her style it. I jumped at the chance. We wanted to use a bright colour pallette with a bit of a nod to the tropical style the warmer weather has brought to my social media feeds recently.

Faye went for a really relaxed look for the bride and groom as she really wanted an informal feel and the decor needed to reflect that. I went for a floral hoop instead of a bouquet to tie in with the alternative, laid back style.

We set up a ceremony area using the industrial arch and wooden fruit crates to create an altar, with mismatched wooden chairs and festoon lighting.

                         

The peacock chair is so fabulous! I simply dressed it with some foliage and a few flower heads. With a backdrop of the tropical balloon arch it create the perfect photo opportunity.

Sharon from Sadie May Cakes made a gorgeous cake hand painted with copper streaks and hot pink sugar flowers, we simply dressed it with foliage.

We set up pa top table on rustic trestle tables made from scaffolding boards. Dressed with a foliage garland, copper bottle vases, copper cutlery and amazing, colourful stationery from Amanda Michelle

Lux Lumina brought their showstopper glitterball heart which paired with rose gold sequin bunting from Emma Bunting made the perfect romantic backdrop.

Photography – Gavin Forster Photography

Curator – Faye Darcy Events

Venue – Thought Foundation

Florals and Styling – Ruby Tuesday Events

Cake – Sadie May Cakes

Pendant Lights – Festoon Lighting

Glitterball Heart – Lux Lumina

Stationery – Amanda Michelle

Bunting – Emma Bunting

Make Up – Helen Paisley

Furniture – Available to hire from Ruby Tuesday Events

 

 

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.

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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.

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