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

 

 

Venue Focus – Barn on the Bay

Barn on the Bay is a brand new wedding venue launching in 2017 on the stunning Northumbrian coastline.

Calico Barn was opened in 2016 offering gorgeous group accommodation in a rustic but modern building out near Druridge Bay located on a working farm. The site has plenty of space for camping and can even offer bell tents for hire so even more guests can stay over.

The barn can seat up to 50 guests for a ceremony and there is space to attach a marquee or tipi to the barn too.

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Booking your wedding at Barn on the Bay means you get access from Friday until Sunday so you can really make a weekend of it. The package is super flexible giving you complete freedom over your choice of suppliers, a beautiful Shepherd’s Hut is included for the bride and groom and there is also a section of the dunes overlooking the bay making this a truly unique venue offering.

We’re really excited to work with this amazing new venue as the recommended supplier for planning, coordination, styling and florals.

Find out more from the website here.

 

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.

Blagdon Parlour Willow Room

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