AWARDED HIGHLY COMMENDED IN THE BRITISH WEDDING AWARDS 2017

Here at The Wedding of my Dreams we are absolutely thrilled to have been voted Highly Commended in The British Wedding Awards 2017.

If you took the time to vote for us we want to say a huge thank you! As a family run business it means so much to us to be recognised on such a national scale. We receive such lovely feedback from our customers but are always looking for ways we can improve – if there is anything else you think we can do, or something we can do better please comment in the comments box at the bottom of this post.

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British Wedding Awards 2017 Highly Commended Wedding Decorations

Frosted Gold Tea Light Holders

This week our wedding decorations of the week are our frosted gold tea light holders. These tea light holders are just fab for adding a touch of gold to your tables. They also look great in groupings on guest book tables, cake tables, along fire places and window sills mixed with other similar gold vases.

Frosted Gold Floating Tea Light Holders

Mini frosted gold tea light holders available from @theweddingomd

View our frosted gold tea light holders for sale in our shop

Product Details

  • These mini tea light holders fit a standard size tea light, as the tea light is lit they shine and glimmer giving a warm glow.
  • These gold tea light holders can also float, fill a vase or bowl with water and float these in the top to create your table centre.
  • Mix and match with our other gold votives and tea light holders to create gorgeous look at your wedding.
  • Measurements: approx. 3 cm x 6 cm
  • These glass tea light holders are handmade, slight variations may occur.
  • Sold individually.
  • Please note: Do not wash this with detergent as this may erode the gold colouring.
  • These are also available in more colours. At time of writing they are available in pink, shiny silver, frosted silver, shiny gold, bronze, copper.
  • Price: £2.50
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Simple And Effective Ways To Use Lanterns At Weddings

Lanterns at weddings are a beautiful way to decorate any wedding venue. They’re an extremely versatile piece of décor and suit all wedding styles.

You can line them along your ceremony aisle full of pretty flowers, or hang from the trees for ambience – there are oodles of options. Not only do they dress up a blank space, they double up as atmospheric lighting. What’s not to love about lanterns? Read on to see how you can use lanterns at your special day…

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Aisle Style

One of the most beautiful ways to use lanterns at weddings is by using them to decorate the ceremony aisle. This is such a simple, yet effective way to add something special to your ceremony room. You can add as many or as little as you want – it’s completely down to your wedding style, and you’ll be able to judge how many your venue needs. I love the idea of placing a lantern on either side of the aisle, at every line of seating. Fill with pillar candles or small tea lights for a warming glow as you say your vows.

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Table Centrepieces

You’re completely spoilt for choice when it comes to using lanterns as table centerpieces, the possibilities really are endless! If you’re going down the route of a sparkly or metallic wedding theme, why not use a simple gold or silver lantern with a large candle. Metallic shades are seriously hot for 2016, and they’ll look so chic on your reception tables. For extra impact, surround the lantern with mercury silver or copper candle holders. Add a white few simple flowers for a touch of elegance.

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If you’re planning a gorgeous Summer soiree, consider filling lanterns with beautiful blooms. Match your chosen flowers to your wedding bouquet for a table centerpiece that fits in with your wedding theme. Pink pillow-soft peonies look fab in gold lantern holders. Want something with a rustic feel? Wooden lanterns will look just as good. Geometric style lanterns are extremely popular at the moment, and are fab for an urban wedding.

For a finishing look, decorate with a table runner that matches your colour scheme. This will really complete your reception tables and complements the look of the lanterns.

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Evening Ambience

You could just use lanterns in the evening too – who doesn’t love the glimmering glow of a lantern in the evening? They’ll create a lovely warm atmosphere as your guests dance their way into the night. All you need are a few bridesmaids on-hand to help out with lighting the lanterns and dotting them around your wedding venue.

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Hanging Lanterns at Weddings

One of my favourite ways of using lanterns at weddings is by hanging them from the trees outside your wedding venue – this is particularly perfect if you’re having an outdoor wedding. Adorn the lanterns with beautiful flowers for a gorgeous, natural style.

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If the majority of your wedding is based inside, you could hang paper lanterns from the ceiling of your wedding venue. Colourful, rainbow-inspired paper lanterns look truly fab and add a pop of colour to even the most modest of venues. Alternatively, keep it classic with simple white lanterns.

As you can see, there are so many ways to use lanterns at weddings. They’re a wonderful addition to any wedding and can really help your wedding décor come together. Depending on how you dress your lanterns, they may be the only wedding décor you need for your big day…

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Top Tips For Wedding Venue Decorations

Today we are sharing our top tips for wedding venue decorations. Whether you have been pinning away and have perhaps too many ideas to fit into one wedding or are feeling a bit lost and don’t really know where to start this post is for you. At The Wedding of my Dreams we are here to help when styling your wedding venue, any questions you have leave as a comment at the bottom.

Top tips for decorating your wedding venue put together by @theweddingomd

To get started with your venue decorations have a look at our top tips.

  1. Think about where your guests will spend most of their time at the venue. Decorate key areas but don’t decorate unnecessarily, spend your budget wisely and make sure your decorations will be seen by as many people as possible.
  2. Is there anything that would help your guests out on the day? A schedule of the day perhaps so they know what is happening when, if so this could be incorporated into your decor. For large venues where guests could get lost, directional signage could be incorporated into your venue decor. These decor items will be both useful and pretty.
  3. The last but most important tip to always keep in the forefront of your mind when planning your decorations, is make sure everything you choose fits in with your overall wedding style. This will give a cohesive look to your whole day and your wedding will look beautifully styled.

OUR FAVOURITE IDEAS FOR WEDDING VENUE DECORATIONS

Decorate The Entrance To Your Venue

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This will be the first time most of your guests visit your wedding venue, make them feel welcome and as though they have arrived at YOUR wedding. Personal touches to the entrance make the venue feel like yours for the day. You could tie giant balloons with tassel garlands to the sign at the entrance, or have your own personalised signs made saying something along the lines of welcome to the wedding of… If you don’t want to decorate the outside a welcome table just inside the venue is a lovely idea. Flowers, photos and little extras can look lovely at the entrance to your venue.

Drinks Station

Top Tips For Wedding Venue Decorations: Welcome Drinks

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We love the idea of a drinks station for your welcome drinks. If your venue allows or you’re having a marquee wedding why not let your guests serve themselves to their refreshments. These can be set up in drinks dispensers with mason jars and straws for a fun and relaxed wedding.

Wedding Signage

Top Tips For Wedding Venue Decorations: Directional Signs

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As we mentioned earlier signage can be a helpful to your wedding guests, point them in the direction of the ceremony, drinks, food, dance floor…. Quirky signs can add an element of fun too, we love signs that say fun things like ‘Skinny people are easier to kidnap, stay safe – eat cake!’ perfect for your wedding cake table.

Table Plan

Top tips for wedding venue decorations: wedding table plans

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Guests will need to know where they are sitting, these days table plans can form a beautiful piece of decor. Depending on your style you could use rustic crates to style a table plan, an old window frame, ladders, or keep it simple and elegant a more traditional style table plan with modern calligraphy.

Hanging Decorations for the Wedding Breakfast

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You guests will spend a lot of time sitting down for their meal and listening to speeches. It is important to ensure this room is decorated to perfection and should probably be the focus of your decorations. For a WOW factor as guests enter the room we just love hanging lanterns, or perhaps bunting or string lights.

Backdrop for Top Table

Top Tips For Wedding Venue Decorations Backdrops for the top table

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Your guests will face the top table when listening to speeches and your photographer will get many photos of you sitting here. It is important to not only decorate the table but think about the backdrop. Backdrops can be created in a number of ways, for crafty DIY style weddings how about creating a ribbon backdrop or our personal favourite a flower wall behind the bride and grooms table.

Little Extras

Extra touches such as flowers and pampering baskets in the ladies toilets can be a lovely touch.

Outside for Summer Evenings

Top Tips For Wedding Venue Decorations: Outdoor wedding venue decorations

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If you are hoping to use the outdoor areas at your venue once the sun has gone down, think about lighting and decor for this area. Lanterns, candles and flowers can add a lovely touch.

 

Rustic Glamour Bell Jars For Weddings

This week our wedding decorations of the week are our rustic glamour bell jars. These bell jars are perfect for weddings. They make fab wedding centrepieces, add flowers within the bell jar in tiny bottles or on oasis, we love a touch of moss to cover the base and add that rustic / woodland touch. These bell jars have a lovely bronze coloured rim around the base and are open at the top so can hold a candle if you would prefer to use them as a lantern.

Bell jars aren’t just for centrepieces, add a floral touch to your guest book table, gift table or entrance tables with a couple of bell jars.

Rustic Glamour Bell Jars For Weddings

Rustic glamour bell jars for weddings available from @theweddingomd

View these rustic glamour bell jars for weddings in our shop

Product Details

  • Bell jars and cloches are a popular choice for styling weddings. Our bell jars have an elegant gold / bronze base and are open at the top letting air in so can be used with candles and flowers. We think they are perfect for a rustic glamour wedding.
  • You could place a tea light holder or church candle within the bell jar and use as a lantern. These could be used around your wedding venue, at your ceremony or outside.
  • Alternatively create a floral arrangement within the bell jars for centrepieces or extra decorations on your cake table or welcome table. Here we have used a bed of moss for a woodland look and placed tiny blooms in our tiny glass bottles (sold as a set of 6).
  • The bell jars are made from clear glass and have a metal base. The glass top can be separated from the base making it easy to add flowers or candle inside.
  • Our bell jars come in 2 sizes.
  • Small: 11cm  x 16cm – Price £12
  • Large: 13cm x 27cm – Price £20
  • We think they look fab teamed up together!
  • View them for sale in our shop