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Wedding Ideas: Venue Decorating

Botanical Wedding Trends

Use your wedding to create a luscious garden paradise. This year, greenery is Pantone’s hottest trending colour and we’ve found ways which you bring a stunning natural backdrop indoors for your big day. 

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Add 1940s Glitz to your Wedding

Following in Downton Abbey’s footsteps, ITV’s The Halcyon has swept onto our screens promising glamour, bustle and dazzling London society intrigue. Watching Kara Tointon as singer Betsey Day, head to toe in sequins, singing sultrily in the glam hotel bar we couldn’t help but take some cues from the 1940s. Check out our pointers to add some of the decade’s style to your wedding day…

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Our favourite Mercure & MGallery wedding venues

Mercure and MGallery wedding venues offer beautiful spaces across the country to celebrate your wedding day. We’ve come up with some of our favourites to get you inspired for your big day (and share some seriously stunning photographs, too!). 

ardoe house

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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! This month, he’s decorating your wedding marquee.

Agent F flowers

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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. 

PINTEREST heel protector

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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.

Ettington Park

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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.

Wonderland chandelier

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