Wedding Planner Hertfordshire Shares Ideas of How to Dress Your Wedding Venue

Updated: May 14, 2020

◾️Why you do what you do

We've always struggled with the standard 9-5 routine and this became more apparent when we had our children.  We've always had a creative flair and love anything to do with interior design.  Planning our own weddings, we realised how important the overall "feel" of your day is and how that carries through to your photos that you look back on in years to come.  In 2016 we decided to take the plunge and buy the Hertfordshire franchise of Ambience Venue Styling UK, and haven't looked back since!

◾️What you love most about the industry

It's a happy one...... and with every wedding we style, we're privileged to play a small part in bringing our couples' vision and wedding day to life!

◾️Favourite Creation

There are soooo many however one that stands out would have to be a botanical themed wedding we did at Sopwell House back in 2017.  We absolutely adored this couple too which made working with them so much fun.  They completely trusted us to bring their day to life.

It was a big one, with 200 chairs to dress and 20 tables to style. Starting with the ceremony we made a frame out of copper piping for their backdrop and dressed this with soft chiffon and foliage.  This was then re-used as a back drop for their top table which was a sweetheart table for just the two of them.

The couple opted to hire in gold chiavari chairs and as there were so many, we kept it simple with a tulle overlay tied with ribbon and a Cala Lilly for each one.

For the centrepieces, we went will tall 80cm glass vases to ensure that the floral centrepiece itself sat above the guests' head height so as not to obstruct anyone's view.  This were styled with palm leaves, roses and cala lilies.  When putting these together we ensured that they would be simple to just lift off the vase at the end of the evening and hand them out to guests so as not to go to waste!

Their top table was a top table of dreams, filled with foliage and candlelight it looked stunning and real focal point for them to enjoy their first "married" meal together and a moment to just chill and enjoy their day.

◾️Choosing a theme

More often than not we're guided by the venue and it's surroundings.  Yes, couples' taste does come in to it however as well as style their day, we're here to offer guidance as to what would work or how we could perhaps tweak ideas to make them work.  Ultimately everything needs to be in sync, from the stand out statement pieces to the tiny little details.

◾️Tips and Tricks

There are no rules! You don't HAVE to have something because it's seen as the done thing.  This is your wedding day, it's about representing who you are as a couple.


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