Are you celebrating your big day this summer? With peak wedding season soon to be in full swing, we lend a hand with our ideas to help you add the final touches to your celebration. Whether you’re going with the traditional white colour scheme or celebrating your big day in non-conventional style, we have plenty of ideas for the season to rock your boat.
If you’re a couple who love all things vintage and are looking for something with a nostalgic, whimsical feel for your celebration you’ll love the Vintage Rose range. As the name suggests, this collection is unashamedly romantic, featuring a classic rose bloom as a central motif across everything you need to dress your reception. As well as lovely pieces of tableware, perfect for your evening buffet or canapés, the range includes gorgeous accessories to integrate into your celebration. If you want to give your cakes that special extra something add some cupcake cases and picks, perfect for making your sweet treats stand out. We love the idea of creating a tower of cupcakes, iced in pastel colours and topped with pretty rose sugar craft decorations. A co-ordinating cake stand is also included in the range, a simple way to make an eye-catching display. You could perhaps include your cakes in a candy buffet, a trend which is becoming increasingly popular and which makes a great alternative to the standard sit-down dessert course.
What do you do if you’re a design-savvy couple who want a smart, uncluttered look for your wedding scheme? Perhaps you hate sugary colours and aren’t fans of hearts, flowers or butterflies – motifs that tend to dominate when it comes to decorative items for your special day. It might seem that finding something a little less fussy and a little bit more utilitarian is an impossible task, so you’ll be pleased to hear that we have a range that’s perfect if you’ve been searching to no avail. ‘Just My Type’ is a collection of accessories and decorations that cleverly combines sleek, simple design with a vintage aesthetic, creating something that has a distinctly retro feel without being fusty or fussy. It uses a bold, retro font-face that typography aficionados will love and a brown paper bag effect – trust us, the effect is more elegant than it sounds! Simple embellishment comes courtesy of a single red heart, making this range perfect for those who like their vintage to be chicly utilitarian rather than shabby chic. This collection has a big dose of style rather than chintz, so while there’s bunting in the range (surely everyone loves a bit of bunting?!) there’s not a floral flag in sight. Bunting makes a great fuss-free way to dress your venue, whether strung around a marquee, used to decorate the new couple’s car or attached to the top table chairs to give the bride and groom’s seating some subtle enhancement.
This range has been designed to offer an understated and unobtrusive look, leaving plenty of space for your other accessories to do the talking. Splashes of red and white allow you to have some fun with your floral displays – how about co-ordinating with bold red and white roses or enhancing the retro vibe with jam jars filled with fresh-from-the-meadow wild flowers? Tie your jars with a luggage tag, adorned with red and white string to give even the simplest of displays an extra flourish. Pop a chocolate square onto each table setting or choose a heart-shaped sweet treat, covered in co-ordinating red foil. A scattering of table confetti adds a sweet but subtle addition without detracting from the timeless elegance of a table set with heavy silver cutlery, sparkling glassware and crisp white table linen.
If you’re in the midst of planning a spring or summer wedding and need ideas we have a pretty new collection that should be on your radar, particularly if you’re after something to compliment a vintage-style theme. ‘With Love’ is a whimsical collection that draws its inspiration from the past and includes some lovely pieces to give your nuptials a touch of retro charm.
The vintage theme continues to be a popular trend for weddings and we can see why – there’s something so appealing about tableware and accessories that hark back to a time when life was a little more simple and carefree. We’ve tried to capture the essence of days gone by with this collection, which has a slightly 1920s, bohemian feel to it that is perfect for brides who love the aesthetic of the era, and who are perhaps wearing a ‘20s-style dress. That said, the range works equally well if other elements of your day are more contemporary – it features a subtle colour palette and delicate design that can compliment a variety of different themes and styles.