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.
If you have little guests in attendance you may like to consider swapping formal dining for individually packaged lunch boxes, filled with child-friendly savoury and sweet treats. Pop a co-ordinating heart clip on each box, attached to a luggage tag with your guests’ names on them. For your older attendees, you may like to dress your tables with cute white chalkboard place names, a smart alternative to cards. Chalkboard signs are also included in the collection, perfect for using as table numbers or to label items on your candy buffet or for your evening reception buffet.
Throw in some fun party poppers and a scattering of table confetti and the only other thing you need to bring your tables to life is a suitably vintage floral display. The idea may be quite overused these days, but we love jam jars filled with fresh-from-the-meadow flowers, or vases filled with bold clusters of roses or fat hydrangeas.
Another range you might like to consider if you’re after wedding ideas for the summer is the Frills and Spills collection, which features all those quirky little details we love: ribbons, candy stripes and roses. Choose from retro-style cotton bunting, adorned with pink and white flowers and quirky old-fashioned paper sweet bags you can fill with favours or leave on your candy buffet for guests to fill with the goodies of their choice. If you’re bucking tradition and swapping a conventional three tier cake for individual cupcakes, present them in style to your guests with individual cupcake boxes. Other cake accessories in the range include cases, picks and a pretty two tier cake stand.
If you’re looking for other items to dress your table, swap traditional place name cards for beautiful laser-cut roses in pink and white which sit directly on your tables. Add a scattering of Frills & Spills confetti, which features pink love hearts and sage green ribbons. Add some twinkling tea lights and co-ordinating treat tubs, filled with party poppers to add some interactive fun when it comes to raising a toast!
If you’re hosting an informal evening reception you’ll find some lovely paper tableware to make your buffet table look pretty, plus cute candy buffet accessories including specially designed bunting to make your table look extra special. We love the idea of filling your table with retro-style sweetie jars, filled with old fashioned favourites – pear drops, cola cubes, jelly beans, etc. – for guest to fill candy-stripe paper bags with. Take a look at suppliers such as Hope and Greenwood for inspiration.