Decor, Planning
Wedding Signs Ideas & Inspiration. From Rustic Wooden Posts to Blackboard Backdrops.
04.04.2014

Wedding signs are becoming a must have at weddings across the UK. Whether couples want to keep guests informed and organised or to add a fun statement or backdrop; signs at weddings can provide so many uses.

Not to mention how fun and cute they can look. From rustic homemade wooden signs, to beautiful lettering on blackboards they can add so much pretty to your wedding decor.

Let’s delve into the Whimsical Wonderland Weddings archives and take a look at some wonderful wedding sign ideas.

 

Little Ones

 

Your favourite little people, made oh so cuter with a sweet sign. Whether it’s introducing you down the aisle or giving them a voice, its a lovely touch.

 

Wedding Pageboy Sign http://stephiejoy.com/ Flower Girl Wedding Sign http://mstudiosri.com/ Wedding Bride Sign http://www.jonathanong.com/ Here Comes The Bride Sign http://www.kkotkiewicz.co.uk/ Wedding Sign Ideas http://www.cottoncandyweddings.co.uk/ Bridesmaids Wedding Sign http://www.closertolovephotography.com/Wedding Sign Pageboy http://marshalgraystudio.com/Bridesmaids Sign Weddings http://gracephotographyni.com/Flowergirl Sign Mummy http://www.kathrynedwardsphotography.com/

 

Images |Stephie Joy Photography, full wedding here | M Studios, full wedding here |Jonathan Ong, full wedding here |Karolina Kotkiewicz, full wedding here |Cotton Candy Photography, full wedding here |Closer to Love Photography & Design, full wedding here |Marshal Gray, full wedding here |Grace Photography, full wedding here |Kathryn Edwards, full wedding here |

 

Point Me In The Right Direction

 

Are there different areas to your wedding? Make sure guests know where they are going so they don’t miss out on all the activities on offer. Think arrows, rustic wood and fun destinations.

 

Wedding Sign Inpiration http://www.marshalgrayphotography.com/ Wedding Direction Sign http://mstudiosri.com/ Rustic Wedding Signs http://www.brighton-photo.com/ Water Colour Wedding Sign http://www.blissfulwedding.co.uk/ (more…)

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Decor, In The Hotseat
The Pixie. Pretty Paper Flower Creations. In The Hotseat
03.03.2014

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This afternoon is dedicated to the prettiest paper creations.

The Pixie creates gorgeous paper flowers, from bouquets to place settings. They are the perfect piece of décor to really make your wedding reception pop. I so love the ability to use different patterned papers and colours to fit into any wedding décor scheme too.

Lets get to know The Pixie better…

 

Hi Mari, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?

 

Hi, my name is Mari and I am the girl behind The Pixie.

I studied textiles at art school but it was always paper that inspired me, it has such an elegance and beautiful textures. I create paper flowers from maps, vintage books, music scores, anything paper – old photo’s, watercolour sketches or even comics. It’s a beautiful way to have a one off creation that really reflects a couples personalities, lives and memories, and one that lasts forever.

 

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What do I love /dislike about your job?

 

I love it when I get a new design idea in my head and it comes together perfectly as an actual piece. And seeing people’s reactions to my work, especially when they realise how personalised the designs can be.

 

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How did you get into the wedding industry?

 

After many years in the greeting cards and gift wrapping industry, I decided that it was time to strike out on my own. I was asked to make a full scale wedding dress from paper for an exhibition stand – and covered it in paper flowers. And with a keen interest in floristry, one thing led to another. Wedding flowers were the perfect fit for my work.

 

place setting

 

What do you aim to achieve for your clients?

 

The best thing about my work is that they are designed for a specific couple.

So my aim is to offer something truly unique, a little bit quirky and alternative, working with clients to create what they want. (more…)

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Decor, In The Hotseat
Oakwood Events. Wedding Lighting with Style.
11.11.2013

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This afternoon is all about creating atmosphere on your wedding day.

Lighting is a huge part of your wedding day, just ask your photographer. Whether you are looking for colour, romance or a festive feel, lights can help to achieve all of those things.

I have the pleasure of getting to know Oakwood Events today, who specialise in wedding lighting. I love the different lighting options they offer to couples, my favourite has to be those fabulous festoon light above. Perfection.

 

Hi, Sarah could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?

 

We’re a wedding lighting company based in South Buckinghamshire. I’m Sarah and I run the client facing side of the business. My co-director and husband Steve manages design and installations.

We install custom lighting schemes, using fairy lights, festoon lighting, chandeliers, uplighting, lanterns, candle light, evening party lighting and outdoor lighting. We specialise in barns and also work in marquees, village halls, hotels and outside spaces.

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What do you love/dislike about your job?

 

We love what do and we do what we love. Every day is different – one day we’ll be hanging a fairy light ceiling in a 16th century barn, another day we’ll be transforming a village hall with chandeliers and uplighting and occasionally (my personal favourite) we’ll find ourselves lighting a huge cow shed, complete with cows!

We’re passionate about lighting because as well as creating atmosphere on the day it can create amazing photo opportunities. We get such a buzz when clients walk in and see how lighting has completely transformed a venue – it’s like switching on magic!

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How did you get into the wedding industry?

 

Oakwood Events came from a vision of ‘lighting with style’; we felt there was a gap in the market for unique, wow-factor lighting tailored to weddings.

Our careers after university were in project management in the city (me) and corporate IT (Steve). Steve’s interest in lighting unexpectedly began growing into a business and so we took the plunge and decided to work for ourselves.

We were overwhelmed by the response – we hoped to do 15 weddings in our first year and ended up doing over 100! We’re still constantly humbled by the loveliness of our clients and their feedback. We feel very lucky. (more…)

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Decor
Summer Wedding Flower Ideas
14.05.2013

If you are planning the perfect summer soiree, you need the right floral display to represent you as a couple. I have rounded up some of the most popular and seasonal summer wedding flowers featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings to help you decide on your floral displays.

Peonies

 

Peonies are one of my favourite blooms, open and fluffy or closed and neat. They come in white and pink and are mainly in season late spring/early summer in the UK.

 

peony bouquet

Images: Babb Photo: wedding here. |Jen Marino Photography: wedding here.

 

Stocks

 

Stocks are great at adding height to floral arrangements and come in a variety of shades. I love them in hand tied natural bouquets.

 

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Images: Feature here. | Marianne Taylor Photography: wedding here.

 

Daisies

 

Daisies are having a resurgence at the moment, on their own or mixed with other flowers they add a delicate pretty element to wedding bouquets.

 

daisy bouquet

Images: James and Lianne Photography: wedding here. | Jay Rowden Photography: wedding here. | Caro Hutchings Photography: wedding here. (more…)

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Decor, DIY Tutorials
DIY Whimsical Wedding Flower Bouquet Tutorial by William Clarke Flowers
19.06.2012

DIY Whimsical Wedding Flower Bouquet

I have a special treat this lunchtime in the form of a beautiful wedding bouquet tutorial by one of the biggest names in the floral world, William Clarke Flowers.

If you are looking to create your own wedding bouquet, or want to make a pretty arrangement at home then stay tuned peeps :-)

I so love this pretty and whimsy bouquet, and its super simple to recreate the look, take it away William….

 

 

What you need:

 

First of all I have selected my choice of English grown flowers, all grown in abundance at this time of year, the flowers I used are scented pink Stocks, delicate Sweet Peas, burgundy Astrantia, and lime green Alchemilla Mollis to add a lovely limey zesty colour.

 

 

 

After you have selected or hand picked your flowers, they need to be conditioned, this means that the flowers need to have all foliage stripped off the stem up to the tying point, the ends of the stems are cut, and then placed in deep cold water. This means the flowers can have a good drink before you start to create!

 

 

Now to make the bouquet! With one hand you need to gently hold the flowers between your fingers and thumb, and with the other hand you are going to add the flowers.

 

 

Make sure that the flowers are added on a diagonal, this ensures that your stems will spiral! (more…)

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