As we prepare to launch the online Wedding Design Services we have looked at three very different venues, and share some of our expert styling advice. Whilst you can consult with your stylist to design your wedding decor that will compliment most venues, some designs work particularly well in certain locations.
Beautiful Barn Weddings
Rural barns can be huge spaces, and they are working well with some of the emerging trends which are varied and diverse, with an influence to suit every style. From dramatic tropical designs led by bold leaf stationery, and masses of glossy foliage, to the quiet calm of the Danish lifestyle craze Hygge. Easily translated the essence of calm can be introduced with rich warm fabrics, faux furs, and a sea of candles.
Lighting is one of the key areas when first considering the overall barn style and design. Lighting is a great influencer on atmosphere, mood and ambiance taking a blank space from really fabulous, to ridiculously spectacular, and it’s a design feature we are happy to see appearing as a priority. Edison and festoon lighting are featuring alongside draping, whilst candles are a key trend when displayed in abundance both inside and outdoors. Consider decorating the aisle, ceremony, window sills and just about anywhere with magical candles in varying heights and vessels, it is a real winner when it comes to styling a truly magical barn wedding.
Contemporary City Chic Hotels
Stylish city chic weddings with marble and powdery hues of white and grey offer a serene, romantic and contemporary flavour. Where one huge oversized floral installation is a favourite, where it is definitely the bigger the better, with an abundant, unstructured and natural design.
Living walls and floral backdrop add a luxe seriously horticultural vibe. And illuminated bars, lounge furniture can be used to create a club night chill out area for the after party.
Grand Stately Homes
Clients considering stepping back in time who are enchanted by the twist on styling we have seen over the past few years, will fall in love with the magical setting of a period property. Country houses come to life once again as rustic gets a luxury touch, and vintage styling leans towards a glamorous Victorian feel that works perfectly in a historical setting.
Styling is definitely moving away from the traditional vintage, and moving towards the old Hollywood glamour. Flowers, flowers, and more flowers are must haves when it comes to stately home decor. The bigger the better with an abundant and lavish design, we adore the huge displays of seasonal home grown summer flowers.
The ballroom at Rise Hall was intoxicating as the air filled with the exquisite perfume from the huge flower ball centrepieces.
From flowing foliage with trailing florals, loose just picked looks complimenting whimsical styling, it’s a natural feel in harmony with the sleek bohemian gowns that are emerging from the bridal designers. Sumptuous fabrics and textures are the perfect companion for the luxury personalised details. We adore the bespoke silk ribbons, hand dyed to coordinate with the clients colour palette, and monogramed napkins to add style to the place settings. Table linen also plays an increasingly important role in more traditional bespoke designs, with colour and fabrics transforming the overall mood and style. Look to the Dutch Masters, Victorian and other period dramas for ideas and inspiration..
Enjoy the design adventure as you plan your dream wedding, and if your looking for inspiration and expert design advice enquire about our online design services.
Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness Pamella x