Kathryn, our Social Media Executive, invites you to take a look behind the scenes of a wedding blogger event.
Talk about an Instagram-worthy event! Arriving into the Orangery at Clifton Nurseries, I was transported into the ‘Wedding Wonderland’ through a fresh flower curtain and sipped on fresh juices, while taking in the décor and inspiration.
The central table was decorated with trend-led marble and copper table decorations, from candle sticks and coasters to plant pots and place settings.
Opposite they showcased the increasingly popular botanical theme. Laurel leaf table runners were mirrored by printed invites, flower seed favours and napkin rings, and completed with gold pieces of cutlery.
Adorable pastel coloured pieces were combined with tasty sweet treats, a great theme for spring weddings with floral displays by Palais Flowers, complimented the products wonderfully.
The colour was amped up in the ‘lounge area’, talk about interior goals! Clashing colour pops would be ideal for a summer festival themed day. We predict outdoor lounge areas will be huge this summer, you can rent pieces of furniture and add finishing touches from NOTHS. We touched on this last year with Pocketful of Dreams’ styled shoot at Morden Hall.
Each of the suppliers create handmade products to bring your wedding dreams to reality. The Little Stamp Store helps couples create their own wedding invites and stationery with custom made, personalised stamps. You can have your wedding date or names hand carved onto rubber stamps to add a personalised touch to your wedding day.
Rummaging through a box of stamps and pads, I couldn’t help feeling like I was back in art class. Being a perfectionist, I mapped out my design before creating my summery flower garden theme.
Next was a class in brush lettering, similar to calligraphy but with ink and brushes. The Lovely Drawer, Teri, creates beautiful fonts using traditional ink and brush methods. Brush lettering is quite tricky but so much fun! Luckily for me, The Lovely Drawer can create beautiful lettering for your invitations and stationery and also runs classes to teach you how to do it yourself.
Crafting makes for hungry work and between classes I enjoyed a delicious lunch from Quince Tree caterers with some great bloggers in the industry. I met the brains behind The Little Wedding Helper, Rock My Wedding and The Wedding Bazaar, who were all lovely. It was great hearing all about their blogs and gave me lots of inspiration!
Feeling rather content after a delicious beetroot and goat’s cheese terrine and mouth-watering corn-fed chicken with summer greens, we gathered to meet bridal designer, Kate Halfpenny.
London based, Kate Halfpenny creates the most stunning bridal dresses and bespoke creations for those with a unique dress in mind. Her personality and passion shone through as she spoke about her upcoming collection. She showcased three of her designs, teamed with quirky accessories and veils from Not on the High Street.
The collection included the ‘Esme’ dress, an organza creation with delicate, embroidered floral patterns, the classic ‘Charlotte’ off the shoulder gown which Kate described as ‘Modern Grecian’, and a stunning bespoke 3D floral creation. Coloured wedding dresses are HUGE this season, so visit Ms. Halfpenny for more exquisite designs.
The gin cocktail class was next on the agenda. Gin Tales use only natural ingredients to create the most delicious flavoured gin and all of their yummy varieties are available in large bottles for gifts and minis for favours.
After sipping away on our concoctions we gathered in the Orangery for afternoon tea, complete with yummy scones, clotted cream and jam. The perfect end to an amazing day!
Whether you are looking for wedding favours, decorations or bridal accessories, Not on the High Street has a huge range of unique, trendy pieces to make your big day stand out.