The reason behind my absence in the blogging world is because I had been preparing for a wedding show which was a two-day affair. We started building our stand on Friday at 2pm and by 6pm, it was almost finished apart from some finishing touches. We had a 7:30am start on Saturday and after 9 hours of standing in high heels with no rest, lets just say my feet didn't thank me for that. As promised, here are some pics...
No, we aren't starting a new trend...we had to wear hi-vis jackets for health and safety apparently! Doesn't look like mum is taking this very seriously...you just can't get the staff nowadays!
Myself and my mum/business partner posing in front of our finished stand!
We went for a 'bringing the outdoors inside' kind of theme as the beautiful wallpaper has iridescent bare trees on it that caught the light in a really nice way. We also had three big white trees so it created a 3D effect.
We used white muslin to hide the metal frame of the stand and then used voile fabric for side curtains with simple hydrangea tie backs.
I really liked the effect of the cream roses wound around the post, it gave the stand a more romantic feel.
We made our own chair sashes with some cream fabric we got from Ebay, some white chiffon rose trim and crystal trim. We finished them off with an artificial cream rose. It's funny because we put them together quickly on Saturday morning and that happened to be one of the things that got the most attention over the weekend! People kept asking where they could buy them!
Our centrepiece was a collaboration between ourselves and our florist. We wanted something simple but dramatic and also something that was practical too. A lot of wedding centrepieces are too big and you can't see the person across the table from you. The florist used real orchids and rose petals to decorate the twigs.
The laser-cut stationery we used was from a company we often work with called Intricate Creations. We loved the birdcage design and it fitted in well with our outdoors theme.
I saw this idea in an interior design magazine and I loved it so much, I decided to recreate it for our stand. We just used vintage style wine glasses from Laura Ashley and put artificial roses under them, with a small pillar candle on top.
We just bought a plain wooden rattan heart decoration, painted it white and then attached glitzy brooches to it. It sparkled in the light and looked so pretty!
I just adore this stationery!
One of my very favourite parts of the stand was the small ombre cakes that sat on candlesticks which we got from Ebay...
The papery thin icing looked so delicate and our cake maker took the trouble to hand paint the edges with pink colouring. I think they look so cute! They would be amazing for the top table at a wedding and could be given away as gifts to the mothers or even to children.
Our florist made up a gorgeously simple hand-tied bouquet with cream roses, orchids and some beaded wire.
The pretty little laser-cut favour boxes we had were filled with flower biscuits dusted with iridescence...so cute!
I had a fabulous weekend at the show and met so many lovely people...potential clients and fellow suppliers. We ran out of all our brochures and have so many enquiries for consultations. We have also been asked to do the window dressing for a bridal boutique for their revamped store. So exciting!