Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Blue Wedding

This was a wedding we did the other day. What made it different to the usual wedding is that the clients came with their own wedding planner. They had a strongly blue theme so there were blue plates and glasses which were rented. Additionally, the plastic bamboo chairs were also rentals.

There were lots of little details such as the jewelled napkin holders. Their place names were also very detailed and looked pretty perched on the wine glasses.

The table center pieces were multiple long thin vases. The florist dominantly used white orchids and hydrangeas. The effect was stunning.

Self explanatory: the wedding cake. This cake was actually fake and a very delicious real cake was on standby until the cake cutting ceremony was complete. In retrospect, I'm surprised more couples don't do this method. Its less fuss and also means a tastier cake (which is usually too soft to be used in a tier cake) can be used.

After the Wedding Breakfast they went on a boat trip down the Thames. During this time, we re-set the room for the evening. Isn't it pretty? I love the mix of colours although it was most unsettling on the eyes when you left the room -- everything appeared green as our eyes attempted to balance the colours.

Instead of a wedding book to write messages, they had a message tree and people would write something on a piece of paper that was then hung up.

The photos below were some detail shots that I think would apply to any wedding. 

Ceremony set-up facing Saint Pauls.
That's it until next time.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

✿ Summer Soirée ✿

 A few weeks ago we had the Summer Soirée at the Swan. It is one of the prettiest and distinctive set-ups I've ever seen. It was based off the idea of a Indian summer.

 There was sheer fabric suspended from the ceiling and, as you can see, it looks very glamorous. In the end alcove we hung these pin-wheels -- they were quite cute and integrated the sitting area with the rest of the room.

 Additionally, tapestries were hung in three panels across the wall. This was by far my favorite feature, they have a modern ethic quality that creates a focal point in the room.

 And, of course, summer would not be complete without Pimms.

 ...we were well prepared.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Just another day

Nothing too interesting to note, today I got up late and went for dinner with my housemate.
We went for pizza and a pub in Wapping as well as the George Tavern near our house. The George is a very old pub where apparently Charles Dickens used to frequent. It is so shabby but charming in its grunge punky-ness. I loved the drawings in the toilet stalls.