Sunday, 23 September 2012

Family wedding Part I

Save the date - Saturday September 1st 2012 - lists were drawn up, ideas pooled, themes mulled over and then mulled over again.

The bride and groom wanted a marquee in the garden of the family home - what a joy and privilege but what a logistical task!! 

We suggested they visit several venues in the area to acquire a taste of surroundings and costs - they still came back to the marquee in the garden!

Having visited our local church and discussed with the clergy the availability of that date, the next important step was to select the marquee and catering Company - without hesitation we selected www.paulsimonmarquees.co.uk - the Company had supplied a marquee for us on two previous occasions and their service and professionalism was first class. Appointing a catering service wasn't difficult either as we have twice before had Katie Brodie's Company Solve events- she and her wonderful staff gather praise at every occasion from our many guests. The selection and quality of food, together with the impeccable service and presentation is always a joy.

Next step was to plan and design the wedding stationery - this was going to be very much a 'homespun' wedding.

















The wedding invitation designed by the bride


Hymn sheets and flower girls headdress - the colour scheme white, cream and gold

A silk tabard for a flower girl


















                           Chocolate wedding favours



Our mood board with beautiful ideas and delicious colour schemes from various sources













A silk corsage - a keepsake for the Mother of the Bride














Our variety of wines and champagne were supplied by 
The Vineyard - first class service and help from their knowledgeable, friendly staff.

The bridal party cars were provided by Paterson Chauffeured cars Horley - www.pccars.co.uk - again exceptional service and a delight to work with.

Even the weather was on our side and the sun shone for a beautiful celebration.



Cheerio for now until next time x

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Wedding preps

Preparations for our family wedding began early in the year - we were inspired by the lovely magazine Wedding Flowers - we also thumbed through many flower arranging books, websites and blog posts.

The colour scheme was decided quite early on white, creams, gold and gypsophila was definitely going to play a big role.

We managed to snap up several boxes of Christmas lights in the winter sales and these were going to adorn containers of white twisted willow - all hand painted!!


The white paint pot (Annie Sloan) became very busy and it wasn't wise to stand still for very long close by!

White lantern pots would be placed along the pathway to the marquee and pom poms hung from the trees.







A cosy corner for two



A floral wreath to welcome our guests


Cheerio for now x