Some stunningly styled weddings to get you thinking…

1. A grand yet welcoming setting for a wedding ceremony, created by our York stylist

In our view, this room is absolutely spectacular. What an aisle for the bride to walk down. Talk about making an entrance. The design was created by our York stylist who had a large room to deal with – so the trick was to make it feel welcoming and intimate without losing any of the grandeur. This was done by using an ivory and gold colour palette which blended with the gold and gilt decor as well as using tall plinths filled with white foliage and the effect of trees ‘lowered’ the ceiling. The draped chairs lent a note of romance and lit candles gave a soft light.

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2. Tall candelabra and cherry blossom trees overhead create grandeur but are balanced by low level vases filled with flowers.

The rule when decorating a table is that any arrangements must not interrupt the guests’ view of one another. Don’t have large vases of flowers in the middle that block conversation. So how do you have imposing décor that doesn’t interrupt chat? The answer is to aim high, as our York stylist has done here. Clever use of blossom trees and tall candelabra add height and visual interest to the table with smaller arrangements of flowers adding prettiness below. In addition, a sequinned table runner adds texture, along with glass charger plates, complete with silver beading.

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3. Another view of the table. Styled by our York stylist at Selby Abbey.

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4. Battery powered white fairy lights create instant (and portable lanterns) for the wedding aisle. Created by our Teesside stylist

Sometimes simple ideas are the most effective. Above our Teesside stylist placed fairy lights in classic Kilner jars and arranged them along the length of the aisle. A lovely idea for a late afternoon wedding in winter. And you can carry away the lights to use at your wedding reception afterwards.

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5. How to dress up a wedding ceremony in a gazebo

In England you can get married out of doors as long as it’s in a covered structure that’s licensed for weddings. Above our Derbyshire stylist has ‘prettied’ up a plain wooden gazebo by using garlands of lights and draping to the overhead beams to create a tented feel. The whole structure is softened as a result and the mood of intimacy is magnified by a simple cream runner, soft chiffon drops, lace overlays and white flowers with candles in lanterns lighting the way.

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6. We love barn weddings!

Barn weddings are super popular with good reason. First off, barns tend to be in charming rural settings, secondly they are generally large enough for a party and thirdly, barns already have a lot of atmosphere. That said, you want to introduce a note of romance. In the image above our stylist had done this by using a pretty pink and white palette, winding swathes of hops around the upright beams, draping strands of lighting up above and finishing the effect with white lanterns at different heights to make the room feel more intimate and ready for a party.

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7. A festive table for a wedding day

We’re fans of Christmas weddings after all, who doesn’t love a party on a winter evening when it’s dark outside.

If you’re having a Christmas wedding day then why not go all out to embrace the time of year and use it as a theme for your wedding tables? Here our stylist has a classic gold, red and green colour theme, offered iced gingerbread Christmas tree shaped wedding favours, red and green tartan napkin ties embellished with a sprig of spruce, with a gold sequin runner to add depth and table centres with pine cones. Spot the gold charger plates completing the look.

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8. Think carefully about your chair styling

Sometimes it just takes one feature to give a room the wow factor and here we think our stylist was inspired. These teal blue chair sashes were tied to the side by our York stylist and shows how an ordinary chair can be transformed into something super stylish.

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9. Refectory style table plus greenery by Ambience Bradford and Vanessa at Wildflowers

Recent wedding trends show that there’s a real move towards using long, refectory style tables at a wedding reception, rather than rounds and the way to decorate these elegantly to lengthen the line is to use long strands of greenery, foliage and blooms rather than separate flower arrangements.

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10. How pretty is this rose petal tablecloth?

Colours and textures are going to have a big effect on how your reception looks. This is shown perfectly by the subtle and elegant grey and pink colour pairing above. As for texture, check out the rose petal tablecloth which surely has to be the ultimate in romantic table settings. Created by our York stylist.

11. Elegant velvet

Another major trend we’re seeing more of is the use of velvet at weddings. To ring the changes, our Suffolk stylist used a length of crushed velvet as a table runner along the tables and to add finishing touches around the room.

If you’d like to talk to any of our stylists about inspiration and creating beautifully styled weddings, get in touch here.