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Wednesday, March 25

Curiouser & Curioser - Real life wedding

Thought you might like to see a slideshow I put together for a wedding that we styled yesterday at Skendleby Hall for Gilly & Jimmy... 
Hope you enjoy watching it as much as I did styling it! 
Pop back soon though to see the professional photo's - 
these are just some snapshots that I took...
Click on the link below and 

Tuesday, March 3

Meet BrideNILLA... Nemesis to the great Bridezilla!

When my friend Elaine asked me to help her with her wedding 
(just 12 weeks before the big day), 
I must admit I was a little daunted, and wondered if we could pull it off! 

I have to say that it was one of my most favourite weddings I have ever attended as a guest or a stylist!

The reason for this? 

Elaine was a complete BrideNilla! 

Nothing, Nilch, Zero, bothered her... She didn't really care if the flowers weren't right, or they dyed her hair an odd colour - she just wanted to marry her man. That was the most important thing and everything else was incidental! 
(Luckily, he felt the same!)
The only thing that she was quite certain on was that she wanted snow - 
Not blizzards... just a smidgen, to make the castle looked beautiful.
I said I'd see what I could do ;-)
I said a little prayer and sure enough He made it beautiful! 
Just look!!! 

It was to be a weekend wedding, based at Woodhall Spa Manor 
with the ceremony just down the road at Tattershall Castle. 

It was kind of odd, being a guest AND a venue stylist... but once I had checked into my beautiful "Tiffany Suite" on the Friday morning, it seemed bearable!!! 

I pottered about The Manor all day - decorating the rooms and 
then went off to the castle to get everything ready there... 

The next morning, Richard was up early cooking us all a tremendous fry up (fried bread to die for!) and wonderful, wholesome, home baked bread 
from the deli in town - YUM! 

I needed this, as I'd been up until 1.30am, sewing Arlo the dog's tuxedo 
(We had to transform it from a halloween Dracula doggie suit to 
Perfectly Posh Pup wedding suit!). 
One of the silver satin chair sashes was sacrificed for the sake of pup fashion, Here's a picture of it waiting for him to wear it! 
Those gorgeous killer heels were Elaines in case you were wondering! 

Being the nosey type of guest that I am, I decided to pop into the bridal suite to see how Elaine was getting on... 
Hair and make up ladies Dena and Faye were there making everyone look gorgeous...
Dena was a bit of a dab hand with the camera too - 
look at these lovely photos she took when Elaine was getting ready..

Flowers by Shirley Dee Designs

Then we all had a blubbing moment when dad came into the room and said 
"Darling, you look beautiful", 
(Which she did in those killed silver heels and little fur frou frou shrug). 

Then it was time for Fred, their little vintage car,  to whisk them away to the ceremony at Tattershall Castle...

It had snowed... so it was cold...

The Tennyson Quintet played as all the gusts took their seats. 
Guests were encouraged to snuggle up, candles filled the giant fireplaces and cozy blankets were provided too! 

Part two of this lovely wedding will be coming as soon as I get the professional photographs... watch this space...

Wednesday, December 31

Concrete custard? How very on trend!

Part two - Colour trends for 2015 weddings.

Loving the fact that custard yellow and glacier grey are two of the colours forecast to trend in weddings for 2015 - 

I adore this combination and have been searching around to put together a mood board to inspire you all. 

Just have to wait for a bride to choose these colours now! 

This colour scheme is fabulous for a Spring, woodland theme wedding, but sits equally as well in the urban jungle...

Hope you like this collection (from Pinterest)...
Spray paint is my best friend right now - 
love these old frames that have been revamped

Forsythia, twigs and Lemons in glass vases make a strong contemporary statement - 
I would have added lots of daisies to this too

Very dapper Groomsmen

Chevron invitations & decorations

just look at the detailing on this cake - beautiful! 

and again - home made lemonade as favours or
make it more grown up with egg flip 
or cups of jelly and custard!

Monday, December 22

Wedding colour trends 2015

Over the next few weeks we shall be picking and choosing our favourite pictures from the internet to show you how to work 2015's top trends and colours...

Here's the first...


We've chosen to mix it with pink and further down the page with pink and gold. 
But it also looks good with silver, blush and lavender, 

here's what we like so far...

Arrive in a pretty pink converted Herbie

Dress your bridesmaids in floaty mint green with pink corsages...
For more mature bridesmaids think of having corsages instead of posies, 
that can be worn on their dress, bag or wrist

Light the reception with paper lanterns and pom poms...
For the best effect use a lot in a small area rather than spreading them too thinly around the room. 

and serve your cakes on vintage china in a mismatch of pinks and mint...

Cakes are tall for 2015 and mismatched - Lots of different sizes and flavours 
- placed on tiered shelving or dedicated cake tables

or add some golds or silver and you have another 
completely bang on trend look ...

send out the invites to set the sparkling scene...

Urns are going to feature a lot in next years weddings decor- 
all shapes, sizes, colours and textures - we love these gold ones

Dress tables and chairs with gold accents, sequins and chiffons

Have a ribbon/sash backdrop made in your colours 
for behind your top table, gift or cake table

Add edible glitter to cake pops

and serve mini moets as favours 
or have them as a warm up on the morning of the wedding 
just for you and your girls 

Go tall with your cake - four and five tiers are predicted to be big for next year as are painted and "gilded" cakes

However you do it - 
we think that mint, pink and gold are a real winning combination! 
Pop back in May to see one of our real weddings, 
where the bride has chosen these colours to see what we do for her! 
Here's a taste of what'to come...

All of the images above can be found on Pinterest under the search "pink mint gold wedding"

Tuesday, December 2

Man creche and dog hats! Must be Christmas!

Christmas is now officially on it's way in the Harrison household! 
On Sunday we decided to take a walk down to the local Christmas Market, and were pleasantly surprised. 
First stop was the Christmas Tree Festival at The Methodist Church, Sleaford. This is the 13th year of the festival and it has become a real Christmas tradition for us and a lot of others to visit it each year. There were 85 trees in total - all made by schools, groups, business's and individuals - anyone can enter a tree and it's completely free!!! 

Anniefloribunda's tree

I always enter one for Anniefloribunda now, but this year I entered one for Mr H too (who is a butcher, for those of you who don't know us). 
His tree was The Great British Breakfast Tree 
and made lots of people smile that day! 
There were some really great entries this year. 
Katy Katezart entered a tree made from a wooden pallet and there were gorgeous little miniatures from the local miniaturist club too.

Next stop was the craft fayre at St Denys Church Hall. I'd promised friends I would pop by and support them. Picked up a beautiful glass Christmas bauble from Beatty Mae Vintage and also got a pressie for baby Flo' who is due to arrive on December 10th!

Coming out onto the Market Square, we stopped to listen to the children from Alvey school singing a funny song about the stresses of Christmas shopping - wish I'd videoed it now :-( 

Standing watching the entertainment I got a bit chilly - so popped into The Greek Taverna and warmed up with a scrummy, hot chocolate (with brandy & squirty cream!) - well it is (almost) Christmas!
We missed the Morris Dancers this year much to Steve's disapointment but Loved the Round Table's novel idea of raising money with their "Man Creche" - one of these is needed on every high street!!! 

We walked the whole route of the Christmas Market and popped into EDS on Southgate for a gorgeous glass of Gluwein and hand made Stilton cookies where Arlo modelled his Christmas hat for us! 

Hope you are having as much fun in your run up to Christmas! 

Merry Christmas!! 

Sunday, November 9

Bride of the blitz...

I know I've posted it before... but I love this picture of a #wartime #bride..

This young bride is stepping through the rubble after her parents house was bombed during the war... Windows blown through, having to lift her dress and pick her way through the debris,

yet not even that can dull the obvious joy she is feeling on her wedding day!
Beautiful! What a feisty lady!
Seems a fitting picture for the blog today...

Tuesday, October 28

Winter Wonderland WEdding

I have several Winter Wonderland Weddings this year - take a look at the slideshow for some of my favourity ideas so far that I got from Pinterest...