The Silverholme Wedding Blog
by Emma Jane Events
So far we’ve shared top tips from photographers, caterers and entertainment suppliers for when it comes to navigating your special day and all that comes with it. The latest instalment, brought to you by Emma Jane Events will focus on all your design desires and guide the way when it comes to turning your Pinterest board into a reality without breaking the bank!
Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, this blog will help you to create a day to remember.
Whether you have a creative mind, or just don’t know where to start, then this is the blog for you. Don’t be blown away by options and choices. Stick to these simple tips and work with specialists, to style your dream!
Research, Research, Research
Spend time creating a picture in your head, read magazines and look online look at others to get a rough idea of your likes and dislikes.
Look at your amazing venue, and use this as an initial guide, by considering the paint and furnishing colours. I don’t mean use this as your colour scheme – just make sure it is tied into your colour palette. Also check out previous weddings at your venue to gain inspiration or maybe understand what look you don’t want.We follow interior design sites to get inspiration… Emma Jane Events find that Wedding décor trends follow interior design trends. So if you are looking for something fresh and contemporary this is a good place to look.
Plan It Like A Pro
Select a style and colour pallet, rather than a theme or one main colour that will leave you restricted. Work with your stylist to create a mood board to bring everything together to create the finished feel.
Hiring a stylist like Emma Jane Events is not a luxury, we will work with you to create ideas and mood boards and work within your budget or provide itemised prices for you to choose from. If you do have a budget, ask your stylist how to make the most out of it.
Identify key aspects of your day and design them! Think about your day as short stories, the welcome, the vows, photo shoot, speeches, cake cutting, and first dance. A good back drop always makes an amazing picture.
Don’t rush in to buying accessories because you like them… Make sure they fit your scheme and that you need them. The last thing you need before your wedding is house full of accessories, that never get used and will not sell on. Hiring props and accessories is the cheaper, stress-free alternative.
Remember to relax! Don’t give yourself or guests the responsibility of being involved in the full set up of your venue… Leave the simple and fun parts to yourself, and get the professionals in to do the tricky and time consuming jobs, so you can get involved and enjoy the build up to the wedding with minimal stress!
Try to avoid overloading your venue with décor! Over cluttering with props can be too much and may look fussy. Simple is timeless and will always look classic.
Using ceiling hangings can transform any venue, especially one with a blank canvas like Silverholme’s Coach House. Drapes, paper lanterns, and foliage to name a few, are a few of our favourites. We recommend additional lighting such as fairy lights, festoons or Edison bulbs to create a warm atmosphere.
A main focal point such as dressed frames, or large hoops will create a wow factor for guests and will create a stunning background especially for the alter and any photo area.
Remember you can re-use props from your ceremony for other aspects of the day, there’s no need to break the bank! This not only cuts costs but ensures you get the most out of your purchase too. Emma Jane Events can be there on the day to seamlessly manage any and all transitions on your day without you realising.
Think outside the box for your centre pieces, they don’t have to be your traditional floral poesy in a vase, candlesticks and foliage is a lovely alternative.
If you’re lucky enough to have a venue like Graythwaite Estate with great outdoor space such as woods, lakes and fields, this can be used to create a whole new exciting opportunity for relaxed and romantic photos. Emma Jane Events love to dress these areas that often get overlooked. Utilise them and they soon become your favourite photo location with the added bonus of providing you with an escape from the madness, to your own magical space.
Many brides suggest they are not creative, and don’t know what they want, although meeting up with them and discussing options and ideas, they surprise themselves. Let your creative side free, this is your dream, and given inspiration and support you will create a perfect day!
For more information from Emma Jane Events please see www.emmajaneevents.co.uk