STYLING YOUR WEDDING VENUE TO SUIT THE THEME

You’re getting married, you’re SO excited, your head is spinning, you know exactly what type of venue and style you want…but how do you pull it together?

I’m sharing my tips on styling your wedding venue to suit the theme as seen in Your Bristol and Somerset Wedding Magazine, particularly for an English Country Garden, Industrial Chic or Luxe Glamour wedding.

I also offer a virtual design service for those wanting a completely bespoke Event Design Style Guide for their special day. If you’d like my help please get in touch!

Quintessentially English Country Garden Wedding

Think rustic settings or marquees, pastel tones and unstructured florals, exactly as you would find in an English country garden. Vintage lace tablecloths, floral bunting, mismatched crockery, burlap and lavender favours plus paper lanterns in the trees would be beautiful additions for a quintessentially English country garden wedding.

Traditional afternoon tea and scones, cheese and rustic breads on slate with local chutneys or a hog roast would all work particularly well for the food, as would pink lemonade, Pimms and local ales for drinks.

For brides and grooms wanting to DIY and save on costs this theme provides wonderful opportunities, such as using heirloom cake stands, old wooden ladders and crates, homemade candles in charity shop tea cups, homemade manilla invitations tied with lace, brown string and paper doilies and wild flowers from the garden in vintage bottles or decorated tin cans.

A 2019 trend take on this theme would be to introduce a boho vibe by using stronger colours like coral and orange over pastels, aztec patterns over white lace and burlap, and the use of pampas grass whilst still maintaining the unstructured rustic vibe.

You can check out my Boho Wedding Shoot post for more ideas on this too or you can shop the look…

Sophie and Luna Petite Grecian Classic Half Crown
Sophie and Luna Petite Grecian Classic Half Crown
Victoria Millesime Gold Orchid Bridal Forehead Band
Victoria Millesime Gold Orchid Bridal Forehead Band
Rahi Cali Dreamy Ruffle Top
Rahi Cali Dreamy Ruffle Top
Fifth & Spring Jasmine Bridal Halo Or Hairvine
Fifth & Spring Jasmine Bridal Halo Or Hairvine
Lola & Alice Ola Crystal Silver Floral Hairvine
Lola & Alice Ola Crystal Silver Floral Hairvine
Stevie May Burning Lace Mini Dress
Stevie May Burning Lace Mini Dress
Womens French Connection White Emelina Embellished V-Neck Dress
Womens French Connection White Emelina Embellished V-Neck Dress
PS With Love Priyal Bridal Headpiece
PS With Love Priyal Bridal Headpiece
Vivien J 'Jasmine' Flower Wedding Hair Vine
Vivien J 'Jasmine' Flower Wedding Hair Vine
French Connection Cari Maxi Bridal Dress, Summer White
French Connection Cari Maxi Bridal Dress, Summer White
Stevie May Golden Frill Midi Dress
Stevie May Golden Frill Midi Dress
De Mil Amores Buenos Aires Crochet Skirt Boho
De Mil Amores Buenos Aires Crochet Skirt Boho
Debbie Carlisle Boho Flower Crown Wedding Headband Loretta
Debbie Carlisle Boho Flower Crown Wedding Headband Loretta
Mimi's Gift Gallery Peach Boho Necklace/set
Mimi's Gift Gallery Peach Boho Necklace/set
House of Ollichon Stevenson Lace Boho Bridal Skirt
House of Ollichon Stevenson Lace Boho Bridal Skirt
Twinset Twin Set Boho Maxi Dress
Twinset Twin Set Boho Maxi Dress
Debbie Carlisle Boho Wedding Browband Or Tiara Leander
Debbie Carlisle Boho Wedding Browband Or Tiara Leander
Debbie Carlisle Boho Flower Wedding Hairvine Coralie
Debbie Carlisle Boho Flower Wedding Hairvine Coralie
Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini boho lace dress
Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini boho lace dress
Rose Red Accessories Handmade Wedding Headpiece With Gold Leaves
Rose Red Accessories Handmade Wedding Headpiece With Gold Leaves
Yvonne Henderson Jewellery - Gold Torque Bangle With White Sapphires
Yvonne Henderson Jewellery - Gold Torque Bangle With White Sapphires
Pompom Blossom Pastel Ombré Paper Flowers
Pompom Blossom Pastel Ombré Paper Flowers
Beaubuttons Flowers And Lace Pastel Button Bouquet
Beaubuttons Flowers And Lace Pastel Button Bouquet
Bubblegum Balloons Peach Blossom Satin Ribbon Back Drop
Bubblegum Balloons Peach Blossom Satin Ribbon Back Drop
Delightful Living Personalised Wedding Party Direction Sign
Delightful Living Personalised Wedding Party Direction Sign
modo creative Personalised Chalkboard Party Backdrop
modo creative Personalised Chalkboard Party Backdrop
Postbox Party Wedding Photo Booth Props With Personalised Sign
Postbox Party Wedding Photo Booth Props With Personalised Sign
Postbox Party Personalised Floral Wedding Photo Booth Props
Postbox Party Personalised Floral Wedding Photo Booth Props
Postbox Party Hen Party Floral Head Piece With Personalised Sign
Postbox Party Hen Party Floral Head Piece With Personalised Sign
The Sweet Party Shop Sequin Photo Booth Backdrop
The Sweet Party Shop Sequin Photo Booth Backdrop
Postbox Party 10 Love Heart Paper Lantern Decorations
Postbox Party 10 Love Heart Paper Lantern Decorations
Postbox Party Personalised Chair Back Signs
Postbox Party Personalised Chair Back Signs
Kate Spade new york Blushing Floral Bridal Keepsake Box
Kate Spade new york Blushing Floral Bridal Keepsake Box
Savvy Wedding Invitations By Minted / Feather Flurry Savvy Wedding Invitations
Savvy Wedding Invitations By Minted / Feather Flurry Savvy Wedding Invitations
Dibor Ornate Grey Moroccan Candle Lantern
Dibor Ornate Grey Moroccan Candle Lantern
Abigail Bryans Designs Scandi Modern Wreath White Peony
Abigail Bryans Designs Scandi Modern Wreath White Peony
The Laser Engraving Company Personalised Wooden Wedding Ring Box In Nine Designs
The Laser Engraving Company Personalised Wooden Wedding Ring Box In Nine Designs
Victoria Millesime Gold Dust Grecian Bridal Crown
Victoria Millesime Gold Dust Grecian Bridal Crown
Betsy & Els Handscript Wooden Table Numbers
Betsy & Els Handscript Wooden Table Numbers
PS With Love Priya Bridal Barefoot Sandals
PS With Love Priya Bridal Barefoot Sandals
Fringe & Fray Macrame Wall Hanging Wall Art
Fringe & Fray Macrame Wall Hanging Wall Art
Sophie and Luna Florence Infinity Crown
Sophie and Luna Florence Infinity Crown
A By Amara A by Amara - Macrame & Wooden Bead Hurricane
A By Amara A by Amara - Macrame & Wooden Bead Hurricane
Savvy Wedding Invitations By Minted / Boho Ikat Savvy Wedding Invitations
Savvy Wedding Invitations By Minted / Boho Ikat Savvy Wedding Invitations
Ginger Ray Boho Wooden Wedding Guest Book
Ginger Ray Boho Wooden Wedding Guest Book
Ginger Ray Vintage Boho Style Wooden Arrow Wedding Signs
Ginger Ray Vintage Boho Style Wooden Arrow Wedding Signs
Ginger Ray Boho Floral Design Wedding Photo Booth Props Kit
Ginger Ray Boho Floral Design Wedding Photo Booth Props Kit
Fringe & Fray Macrame Wall Hanging Boho Vibe Handmade
Fringe & Fray Macrame Wall Hanging Boho Vibe Handmade
Ginger Ray Boho Themed 'Yum' Wooden Cutlery
Ginger Ray Boho Themed 'Yum' Wooden Cutlery
The Artisan Dried Flower Company Boho Purity Dried Flower Crown
The Artisan Dried Flower Company Boho Purity Dried Flower Crown
Yvonne Henderson Jewellery - Gold Semi Circle Boho Drop Earrings with Turquoise
Yvonne Henderson Jewellery - Gold Semi Circle Boho Drop Earrings with Turquoise
Russet and Gray Boho Floral Wedding Table Plan
Russet and Gray Boho Floral Wedding Table Plan
Ginger Ray Boho Wooden 'Love' Wedding Table Confetti
Ginger Ray Boho Wooden 'Love' Wedding Table Confetti
Ginger Ray Boho Wooden Mr And Mrs Heart Shaped Table Confetti
Ginger Ray Boho Wooden Mr And Mrs Heart Shaped Table Confetti
Ginger Ray Boho 'Candy Bar' Wooden Sign
Ginger Ray Boho 'Candy Bar' Wooden Sign
modo creative Personalised Wedding Boho Fringe Hoop
modo creative Personalised Wedding Boho Fringe Hoop
Bubblegum Balloons Tropical Fiesta Llama Crazy Balloon Bunch
Bubblegum Balloons Tropical Fiesta Llama Crazy Balloon Bunch
Ginger Ray Tropical Wooden Cactus Bunting Garland
Ginger Ray Tropical Wooden Cactus Bunting Garland
Sunnylife - Giant Jumbling Tower - Malibu
Sunnylife - Giant Jumbling Tower - Malibu
Sunnylife - Sunset Carnival Beach Umbrella
Sunnylife - Sunset Carnival Beach Umbrella
Little Lulubel Frida Kahlo Party Kit
Little Lulubel Frida Kahlo Party Kit
Peach Blossom Carnival Party Fair Tickets
Peach Blossom Carnival Party Fair Tickets
Peach Blossom Paper Garland Photo Booth Party Backdrop
Peach Blossom Paper Garland Photo Booth Party Backdrop
George Multi-coloured Solar-powered Globe Party Lights
George Multi-coloured Solar-powered Globe Party Lights
Aimee Willow Designs 'Party Time' Cactus Print On Handmade Paper
Aimee Willow Designs 'Party Time' Cactus Print On Handmade Paper
Ginger Ray Tropical Hot Summer Party Photo Booth Props Pack
Ginger Ray Tropical Hot Summer Party Photo Booth Props Pack
Little Lulubel Colored Tassel Party Picks
Little Lulubel Colored Tassel Party Picks
Little Lulubel Feather Party Crown
Little Lulubel Feather Party Crown
Ginger Ray Rose Gold Circle Garland For Wedding And Parties
Ginger Ray Rose Gold Circle Garland For Wedding And Parties
Peach Blossom Set Of Three Crepe Paper Streamers Party Decoration
Peach Blossom Set Of Three Crepe Paper Streamers Party Decoration
Bubblegum Balloons Pack Of 14 Flamingo Pink Party Confetti Balloons
Bubblegum Balloons Pack Of 14 Flamingo Pink Party Confetti Balloons
Little Ella James Hanging Paper Party Chandelier
Little Ella James Hanging Paper Party Chandelier
Peach Blossom Tropical Themed Birthday Cake Party Candles
Peach Blossom Tropical Themed Birthday Cake Party Candles
Peach Blossom Pastel Paper Ball Party Decorations
Peach Blossom Pastel Paper Ball Party Decorations
Postbox Party Colourful Party Decorating Kit
Postbox Party Colourful Party Decorating Kit
Postbox Party Floral Fiesta Mexicana Bunting
Postbox Party Floral Fiesta Mexicana Bunting
Postbox Party Cactus Temporary Tattoos
Postbox Party Cactus Temporary Tattoos
Postbox Party Multi Colour Party Confetti In A Box
Postbox Party Multi Colour Party Confetti In A Box
Postbox Party Feather Temporary Tattoos
Postbox Party Feather Temporary Tattoos
Postbox Party Tropical Party Gold Pineapple Napkins
Postbox Party Tropical Party Gold Pineapple Napkins
Postbox Party Floral Headpiece Flower Crown
Postbox Party Floral Headpiece Flower Crown
Lights4fun 30 Woodland Feather Fairy Lights
Lights4fun 30 Woodland Feather Fairy Lights
Fringe & Fray Macrame Wall Hanging Hand Crafted
Fringe & Fray Macrame Wall Hanging Hand Crafted
A By Amara A by Amara - Macrame Hurricane - White & Natural - Tall
A By Amara A by Amara - Macrame Hurricane - White & Natural - Tall
Ginger Ray Boho Themed Colourful Flag Bunting Hanging Decoration
Ginger Ray Boho Themed Colourful Flag Bunting Hanging Decoration

Boho image photo credit: Rebecca Faith Photo, Oh So Kel creative design and styling, Angel’s Kitchen cake, The Secret Garden Florist Axbridge flowers.

English country garden wedding

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Modern, Industrial City-Centre Wedding

Open brickwork, steel beams and industrial windows are often a feature of a modern, industrial city-centre wedding, as are high ceilings and big expansive rooms so it’s important to be mindful of its features and filling the space.

Fairy lights overhead, a bright white palette, large balloons or paper lanterns and oversized glass vases or storm lanterns would work particularly well, as would structured florals such as tightly packed Cala Lily bouquets, white orchids and unique quirky touches like arriving at the venue in a vintage bus.

Think rows of long tables rather than round tables to create clean lines and clear perspex chairs to complement the modern edge.

Sophisticated cocktails and burgers at midnight would go down a storm!

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Anne Designs 

Modern, Industrial City-Centre Wedding

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Super Luxe, Glamour Wedding

A super luxe, all-out glamour wedding conjures up images of monochrome, crystals and mirrors, an abundance of flowers, a huge white flower wall, crystal trees, the biggest most intricate cake you’ve ever seen and a chequered dance floor in a grand ballroom complete with monogrammed gobo for the bride and groom to perform their perfectly choreographed first dance.

For the ceremony, think of the bride walking down a personalised monogrammed aisle runner lined with petals and candles which leads to an elaborately decorated archway of flowers where her groom in black tie is waiting. Preceding her would be her sizeable bridal entourage walking to a live harpist and dressed in individually designed gowns, each wearing vintage crystal broaches and a Tiffany necklace given to them as gifts.

Champagne fountains and ice sculptures alongside canapés on mirrored trays add another touch of luxe, as would flowers cascading from the reception tables to the floor like fabric, grand candelabras with tall candles and silk covered favour boxes for guests on each place setting of exquisite tableware and crystal glasses.

The Phillips Collection Feathers Gold Leaf Wall Art, Set of 2
The Phillips Collection Feathers Gold Leaf Wall Art, Set of 2
River Island Gold Print Tassel Throw
River Island Gold Print Tassel Throw
Nikita By Niki ® Glass Agate Crystal Jewellery Trinket Box
Nikita By Niki ® Glass Agate Crystal Jewellery Trinket Box
Pushka Home Brass Cylinder Cupboard Door Knobs
Pushka Home Brass Cylinder Cupboard Door Knobs
Trinca-Ferro Ceramic Knob With Colour Spots Vroni
Trinca-Ferro Ceramic Knob With Colour Spots Vroni
Nutmeg Wall Stickers Triangle Strips Wall Stickers
Nutmeg Wall Stickers Triangle Strips Wall Stickers
Kate And Laurel Kate and Laurel Nahla 18-Inch x 54-Inch Rectangular Wall Mirror
Kate And Laurel Kate and Laurel Nahla 18-Inch x 54-Inch Rectangular Wall Mirror
Kate And Laurel Kate and Laurel Royce 14& x 30& Hexagonal Mirror
Kate And Laurel Kate and Laurel Royce 14& x 30& Hexagonal Mirror
Kate And Laurel Kate and Laurel Rhodes Octagon 25-Inch Wall Mirror
Kate And Laurel Kate and Laurel Rhodes Octagon 25-Inch Wall Mirror
Arket Tea Light Holder
Arket Tea Light Holder
Marks and Spencer Large Candelabra
Marks and Spencer Large Candelabra
Marks and Spencer 3 Point Candelabra
Marks and Spencer 3 Point Candelabra
Marks and Spencer Large Hexagonal Trinket Box
Marks and Spencer Large Hexagonal Trinket Box
Little Ella James Metallic Foil Globe Decorations
Little Ella James Metallic Foil Globe Decorations
Pols Potten - Fantasia Ornament - Gold
Pols Potten - Fantasia Ornament - Gold
Pols Potten - Prickle Decorative Ornament - Brass - Small
Pols Potten - Prickle Decorative Ornament - Brass - Small
Jamie Young Starburst Agate Large Wall Decor
Jamie Young Starburst Agate Large Wall Decor
Decorative Mirrors Online Modern Round Mirror Gold, Bronze, Silver, White, Black
Decorative Mirrors Online Modern Round Mirror Gold, Bronze, Silver, White, Black
Gallery Metallic Bee Cushion
Gallery Metallic Bee Cushion
Gold large wired photo frame
Gold large wired photo frame
Large textured Gold balloon vase
Large textured Gold balloon vase
Gold top glass vase
Gold top glass vase
River Island Gold print cushion with tassels
River Island Gold print cushion with tassels
Waterford Ansonia Decorative Pillow, 14 x 14
Waterford Ansonia Decorative Pillow, 14 x 14
Waterford Shelah Embroidered Lumbar Pillow
Waterford Shelah Embroidered Lumbar Pillow
Jonathan Adler Talitha Graffiti Pillow
Jonathan Adler Talitha Graffiti Pillow
Natural Leopard Print Doormat
Natural Leopard Print Doormat
Jonathan Adler Nixon Baby Alpaca Throw
Jonathan Adler Nixon Baby Alpaca Throw
Vertbaudet Pack of 2 Hexagonal Mirrors
Vertbaudet Pack of 2 Hexagonal Mirrors
London Garden Trading Gold Wire Bowl
London Garden Trading Gold Wire Bowl
Jonathan Adler Gold Zebra Stacking Dish
Jonathan Adler Gold Zebra Stacking Dish
Barbera Oud Sauvage Scented Candle
Barbera Oud Sauvage Scented Candle
The Best Room Cloud Shape Knob With Gold Rim
The Best Room Cloud Shape Knob With Gold Rim

Super Luxe Wedding

Our classic white winter white wedding is shared here, including all the DIY details. Think candlelight, crystals, Cuban cigars and personalised fish and chip paper!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my tips on styling your wedding venue to suit the theme and I wish you a wonderful wedding day.

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