Have you decided to have a marquee reception for your special day and now feeling daunted by the blank canvas and open space that you have to work with? Don’t worry, you’re not the first Bride or Groom to experience this!
At Golden Pineapple Hospitality we want you to see this as an exciting opportunity to be creative and put your personal stamp on your wedding reception. This was the reason for ‘dreaming up’ the stunning styled shoot that took place in a marquee at our beautiful venue, Norton Grounds. To show our couples what really can be done with a bit of imagination.
We collaborated with some of our favourite suppliers and with their exciting, creative minds, paired with our big ideas, this was the result.
Fabulous Flowers were the fantastic, innovative florists. A marquee provides height which needs to be filled. For the shoot we did this by hanging a stunning floral display from the ceiling of the marquee. Your marquee supplier will generally be able to provide you with chains or winches for this. Here, Fabulous Flowers have used a Silver Birch branch as their base.
Arrangements higher than the eye at seated level or candelabras with pretty coloured candles are also a great way to provide height.
Table Décor is often overlooked. Duchess and Butler provided us with a small selection of their vast range of stunning pieces for the shoot. The options were endless but we selected charger plates and glasses to tone with the flowers. Chargers can be a relatively inexpensive way to bring colour and layers to the table.
Stainless steal cutlery is becoming a thing of the past. Silver, Gold or even Rose Gold which was used in the shoot bring interest to the table and you will be amazed how the quality of the cutlery changes the look of the tables for only a few pence extra per item.
Northfields provided us with my all time favourite thing… Linen! Anyone who has worked on events with me knows that I am not a fan of stark white linen. I agree, there is a time and a place for it but there are so many wonderful options available to us. Textures, quality and colours are seriously important. Here we used a very textured, natural off white linen for the cloth. The napkins blend perfectly with the tones and the ribbon just brings the place setting together, Northfields have a stunning range of quality linens to choose from.
Our gorgeous stationery was provided by our great friend Kilkie Sands. Stationery is so important but it can be pricey. We recommend ditching the favours which often get left at the end of the night for some beautiful stationery that ties with the theme. Kilkie Sands is our preferred supplier as she is a seriously talented calligrapher.
Quirky ideas can be used for the stationery and name cards. Allow your mind to run wild! Fabulous Flowers took inspiration from the classic adventure stories of Jules Verne. Hence the use of sea urchins!
Added extras such as chair swags for the Bride and Groom add some focus to top table. Many people advise to ‘not look at the small details and focus on the bigger picture which makes the impact.’ To a certain extent I disagree with this as actually, it is the small, personal things that make your wedding different to everyone elses.
The aim of the shoot was to create a dreamy, hazy, summers day feel which we knew Weddings by Nicola and Glen would capture perfectly. In fact they did this so well that ‘ Wedding Flowers and Accessories Magazine’ have featured this shoot over 4 pages of their Mood board and Inspiration section in the March/April edition. We are thrilled!