How are you getting on with the styling for your wedding day?
Are you after something individual and are stuck for alternative ideas?
A few weekends ago we decided to have a day out and went for a wander around the Bath Artisan Market located in Green Park Station. We went purely as a day out activity to unwind but it seems that inspiration can strike when you least expect it! As I was walking around the stalls I couldn't help but realise that a lot of the items on sale there would make great props for the styling of a wedding. The companies are not wedding based, but some of their designs and products could easily be adapted for a range of different weddings.
A lot of the goods on sale followed quite a vintage style. We adored the old fashion reproduction signs from Clark and Robinson and their vintage filament lights were just amazing. The signs and crates can be personised, so why not get your new union up on the wall? These would work well for a hipster-style wedding with a nod to the industrial revolution. They would work well in conjunction with these wooden letters which can be personalised with various craft techniques to add a touch of individuality to your day.
We now need to ask you a question:
Are you a sucker for a great story?
If so you will love this...
For all you bookworms out there why not use your love of literature as a theme for the styling on your wedding day. The people over at Oh My Lovely repurpose vintage books to produce both stunning art pieces and unique furniture ideas. Take these brilliant book light made from vintage hardbacks. Fancy giving your loved one a gift on the day but don't know how to present it properly? Why not get one of these ingenious book storage boxes to put your special sentiment in.
Next up we found these wonderful vintage wine crates avaiable from Stones Interiors. These particular crates are authentic french champagne boxes and are a simple way of adding some vintage glamour to your day. There are so many options you could use these for....filling them with overflowing flowers, using as set pieces or using to store all of your wedding favours in - the options are infinite.
Do you love where you live?
Are you a travel enthusiast?
Is there a place that holds a special place in your hearts?
We loved these old vintage maps made from fabric - these would make brilliant table plan ideas. For example, if you got engaged in Paris, you could use pins on certain districts of the city as certain tables at your wedding reception.
One of the most difficult decisions for your wedding can be the flowers you choose. It is so easy to become bogged down with what centre pieces you could have, should you choose a spray for the top table.....and so forth. So we thought about some reusable displays. Technically not a wedding specialist, Blooms of Bath offer bespoke window box service. They look beautiful and are very structural so why not use these at your top table arrangement? The Painted Flower, as well as being a generic wedding florist also offers these beautiful dried floral art pieces that would be a great addition to your day.
For something totally out of the ordinary, you must go and look at Posh Bird Designs work. These amazing feathered wreaths are just divine, and these could be used for either a traditional country-themed wedding in a country estate or they could be mingled in with a more exotic tribal themed wedding.
Our final supplier tip is actually in regards to our personal love of coffee. We can't get enough of the stuff and we know that many of you will feel the same. Set up for there own love of cycling and wanting to give racegoers something to look forward to the finish line Claud The Butler is a vintage van providing amazing coffee. If you aren't into alchohol or want to keep your guests going through the heavy partying this van would make a great addition to your day.
So when you are thinking of the finer details why not think outside the box and consider some unique ideas? You may be able to get yourself a bargain too!
For more information on the Bath Artisan Market click here.