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Wedding Ideas: Venue Decorating

Agent F’s top seven tips for making your marquee magical

We’re so excited to welcome boutique florist Agent F as a regular contributor on the Guides for Brides blog! Each month Agent F will be sharing chic and luxurious wedding ideas to get you inspired by all things floral, so don’t forget to look out for the posts on social media!

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Step Outside

Summer has finally arrived and the wedding season is in full swing. For those who are embracing the summer weather, we’ve put together some inspiration for an outdoor wedding. From sparklers and fire pits to blankets and heel protectors, check out our 10 top ideas to create the perfect outdoor wedding. 

1. Protect those heels – Ever walked over grass in those expensive heels and then realised you’ve sunken down a few inches? Well, fear no more. With this clever little gadget you will no longer feel like you’re stuck in the mud. Your heel will remain clean and free from those dreaded grass stains. A must for the bride and bridesmaids. 

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”  ~ A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Struggling to find your dream wedding theme? With summer fast approaching, what could be more romantic than re-creating the magical Shakespearian play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Cast your creative mind to majestic feathers, wild blooms, suspended candles and swinging lanterns. Now you’ve begun to imagine your fairytale Shakespearian wedding, check out our dreamy inspiration.

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Upcoming Wedding Trends in 2015

With a new year comes new wedding trends. From edgy coordinates to aerial photographs – 2015 is looking bigger and braver than ever.  If you’re getting married this year, here are 8 top trends to watch out for:

The Two Piece – Out with the wedding dress and in with the two piece.  As designers get daring and brides get braver, the “co ordinate” fashion trend will be a popular option in 2015. Creating a stunning, less traditional look – the two piece is perfect for brides seeking something unique and classy.

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Your Centrepieces

Table centrepieces have the power to transform your wedding venue, helping you to achieve a desired theme or ambiance on your big day. Here’s 5 centrepieces which are sure to wow your guests!

1. Elaborately Stunning – A tall vase overflowing with flowers makes for a dramatic centrepiece.


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Fall for the Autumn Wedding

Autumn has arrived – bringing a unique array of colour and scenery.  If you’re planning a wedding this Fall, check out these 8 unique ideas to add a touch of Autumn to your big day.

1. An Autumn Invitation – Send out invitations with a pressed leaf on the front to set the theme for your big day.


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Alice in weddingland

Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s timeless novels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, we have come up with some quirky ideas that can transform a classical wedding into a wedding wonderland! To incorporate the Alice in Wonderland theme it would be a great idea to host the ceremony and reception outside so choose a venue that has lots of garden space, marquee and trees that can be decorated. For the reception host a Mad Hatters tea party by serving, aromatic teas, classy cocktails, sandwiches and cute cupcakes which have tags that say eat me on them, this will definatly go down a treat with your guests.

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Liven up your wedding venue by adding a few quirky props!

When it comes to personalising your wedding day it’s all about the little thoughtful details that help to bring your big day all together. So you will need to find a brilliant prop company to add that special touch and create quirky ideas to turn your wedding day into the most memorable event!

If you’re getting married in the spring season why not go for a barn style wedding! To create this look, ask the company to plant spring bulbs into wellingtons which will make the barn look cosy and homely. Also, to add rustic touches ask them to make handcrafted hearts to symbolize love and decorate the barn with rustic foliage which will tie in with the barn style. Another idea to use for the table decorations is too use vintage lanterns and wooden birds to make the barn full of charm and character.

Adorning Angels

Adorning Angels

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Are you looking for inspiration for your wedding flowers?

Flowers can have the most impact on a wedding day from when the bride first walks into the church to when the guests sit down to their tables and see a beautiful flower table decoration. So why not look for a specialist company who delivers stunning flowers?

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Whether your style is traditional, quirky, exotic or artsy, you can find a beautiful flower arrangement. When choosing flowers it is good to think seasonally so if you’re planning to marry in the summer season, flowers to consider are lilies, carnations, sunflowers, chrysanthemums, lavender and roses which would create colourful bouquets for a garden or country wedding.  However, using flowers like delphinium, hydrangea and gerbera creates the perfect autumnal wedding whilst winter flowers include snowdrops, hyacinth, lilacs and irises.

Riche de Fleurs can create these elegant bouquets; simple bunches of flowers, to large scale designs using their supply of the freshest flowers by their extremely talented florists so they would be a great company to choose to arrange your flowers. Also they import a wide range of flowers from Holland to create beautiful designs for your special day.


Jazz up your tables with personalised wine glass charms

So, you’re getting married and your guests are sending in their RSVPs. Time to think about table plans and decorations. Traditional place cards are seen up and down the country on reception tables so why not jazz up your tables with colour-themed personalised wine glass charms.


Each charm fits neatly around the stem of the wine glass and is personalised with your guest’s name.  Read More

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