Tuesday 30 April 2013

Wedding Theme Inspiration: Enchanted Forest

If you are looking for a beautiful theme for a wedding, you really can't get much prettier than an enchanted garden or forest theme. It works beautifully outdoors but you can also use it to brings the outdoors inside by hiring trees wrapped with twinkling fairy lights and using lanterns, moss, flowers and props to bring it all to life.

For inspiration for this look think of Bella and Edward's Wedding in Twilight or of flower fairies and grottos. How about this gorgeous dessert table from Martha Stewart or the table styling by Flower Wild Events

                                        Woodland Dessert Bar


For ceremony inspiration this gorgeous shoot featured on Green Wedding Shoes shows a stunning wisteria canopy that would make any venue look beautiful.

                             hanging trees wedding ceremony canopy

Lighting is very important for an enchanted forest it needs to be twinkly and pretty. Candle light, festoon lighting, lanterns and jam jars all work beautifully a shown directly below. A start light canopy or backdrop also enhances the theme and green up-lighters would work well to create the forest like glow. Pretty candles and moss green ribbon keep the theme elegant as shown on the table below.


                                               "Midsummer Night's Dream" Theme

This theme makes me think of a Midsummer Nights Dream and these adorable fairy jars really capture the romance and whimsical nature. This would be a fun and easy DIY project with some led fairy lights, jam jars and craft moss.

                                would work in plastic jars 2

I hope you like my ideas and if you need any help with themes or inspiration make sure to visit the Themes & Inspiration page or get in contact. You can also take a look at my full Enchanted Forest pinterest board for more ideas.

Photo Credits (Top to Bottom): Martha Stewart Weddings, Flower Wild Events, Three Nails Photography via Green Wedding Shoes, Lilac & Grey, Daughter Of Design, Swashbuckle the Aisle

Friday 19 April 2013

Bristol's Best Sweet Tables

If you are looking for a sweet table or candy buffet for your wedding, then please take a look at  Sweet & Pretty Weddings and Candy Buffets. I run Sweet & Pretty alongside this blog and love to create gorgeously delicious candy buffets for my customers as well as wedding favours, table centrepieces and wedding planning.

Sweet & Pretty can offer a fully bespoke candy buffet design service to match your theme complete with a bespoke backdrop, table linen and a large selection of props, jars, vintage tins and even vintage weighing scales. 

As well as a bespoke service, I also offer some a range of gorgeous candy buffets such as Vintage Tea Party or Vintage Glamour starting from £2.50 per head or you can gire your very own Vintage Sweet Shop. 

These candy buffets have a distinctive pretty vintage style, but you still have the freedom to personalise your sweet table by selecting the sweets and props of your choice and choosing colours to match your wedding theme. Each candy buffet also has a personalised framed message from the bride and groom inviting the guests to tuck in!

I have recently been nominated in the 2013 Wedding Industry Expert Awards in the Best Sweet Table in Bristol category and I would love your vote if you like my work. You can easily vote here by simply clicking below and then pressing the green vote now button. It only takes a few seconds.

Thank you for your support and if you would like a scrummy candy buffet for your Bristol wedding, then take a look at my website here to see more images plus many testimonials from happy customers

Image credits: First and Third Images copyright Marie Man Photography Additional images Sweet & Pretty

Monday 15 April 2013

Kings Weston House Re-opens for Weddings

Historic Kings Weston House was closed just over a year ago and bought by the new owner Norman late last year. Local businessman Norman is currently lovingly restoring the building as his home and as a top wedding venue.


Kings Weston House is a Grade 1 listed building which was designed in the early 18th Century by Sir John Vanbrugh, the same architect who designed the stately Blenheim Palace. It has some unique features such as a hanging staircase and the antlers of a now extinct Irish Elk as well as extensive grounds.

The weddings will be coordinated by Michele Jetzer who won the Best Wedding Coordinator at a Venue award at the Wedding Industry Awards this year for the second year running.

The grand opening of the venue will be marked with a wedding fair on Saturday 7th September from 11am to 3pm with the venues approved suppliers exhibiting. Weddings will be taking place at the venue from September and you can view it now but Michelle says you may need to "use your imagination" as there is currently work taking place.

To arrange a viewing or find out more about weddings at Kings Weston House, contact Michele@kingswestonhouse.co.uk or call her on 07969 201183

You can learn more about the fascinating history of Kings Weston House here.

Monday 8 April 2013

Weird and Wonderful Wedding World

On Saturday 13th April At-Bristol will be hosting a wedding fair with difference. The Weird and Wonderful Wedding Show takes place from 6pm to 11pm and guests can enjoy a free glass of Kir Royale on arrival

The fair is organised by Emily Fisher from Fishee Designs Photo Booth and Ali Cook from Bristol Vintage (the face behind the successful Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair) who realised that there’s a whole world of wedding suppliers out there who don’t fit into the mainstream and need a showcase for their brilliant talents.

"The show will appeal not only to brides out there looking for something really different, but to quirky couples who want to dress up, have a cocktail or two, listen to local bands, dance or chill out, whilst surrounded by the weirdest and most wonderful wedding suppliers on one floor, making it a great night out.

You can enjoy a fashion show under the stars in the Planetarium, watch jugglers, close-up magicians and living statues and, when your man gets tired, send him off to the ‘man creche’ to play on all the interactive science centre exhibits (and, of course, you can have a play too!)."

Emily says: “Although we both love vintage, there are some amazing alternatives, all standing out from the crowd in their own unique way. Couples clearly want to start adding a splash of colour and coolness to stamp their personal style on their big day – and this is the place to find those touches. It doesn’t have to be virgin white all the way you know - it’s your big day, after all, and really should reflect your personality!”

Tickets will be available on the day at £5. Find out more and see the full list of suppliers here

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