The New Elizabeth Weddings

 

Welcome all to my blog, starting afresh and re-introducing myself and the fabulous business that I am in. I am a proud and passionate weddings and events stylist, which means I provide a bespoke service to all my clients, ensuring a swift and enjoyable process of planning your wedding or event, bringing all your dreams to life and enabling you to enjoy the end result.Navy blue and Gold wedding, styling, decor and design by Elizabeth WeddingsLet’s start first of all with a little information about me. A bespoke service can only really work if it’s a two-way relationship… meaning we need to get to know each other first. Taking it back to the beginning, I found a love for creativity and design when studying art and textiles in school, followed by a degree in textile design from Loughborough university. From here I became a freelance fashion designer, selling swatches around the world to big fashion house destinations, such as New York, Italy, Paris and Japan. Most notably, and proudly for me, this included selling to Vera Wang. I also enjoyed many memorable placements within fashion and home design, sparking my love for the industries and getting to showcase my creativity each and every day.Matt and Liz - Low Res - 058Candelabras, fairy lights and lanterns at KWH- Styling by Elizabeth WeddingsAll this has now led me into a job and career that I simply adore, allowing me to be creative, whilst also helping so many couples with their weddings and of course clients with special events. However, you may still be wondering ‘what on earth actually is a wedding/ events stylist’? If so, let me break it down for you in the form of examples of the work that I can help you with. Starting with styling packages, this can include a florist quote if you don’t already have one, hiring out items, outsourcing props, setting up and down, etc… working in the industry, I am able to find the most competitive prices for the most quality product or service for my clients, which is something I really pride myself on. I can also create handmade and beautiful stationery, coordinate suppliers to ensure a stress free set up on the day and provide any other help with design that my clients could see necessary. The list is endless, as each couple I work with is unique and the needs are always different… keeping my job very exciting. My favourite part of the job has to be pulling all the ideas together to bring to life the vision of my clients and just getting to see and admire the final result.Design and Styling by Elizabeth WeddingsIMG_5514So, now you know what it is I can offer you, let’s discuss why you should choose Elizabeth Weddings. As I said previously, my service is bespoke to each couple I work with, which enables a few things. I can offer flexible and competitive prices to suit your budget (within reason obviously); I have experience styling weddings and events of 50 to 500 guests, so don’t worry we will have it all managed for you; Not only do I work with amazing UK clients but I work with many international clients who have chosen UK for their destination wedding; every supplier I work with offers extremely high quality products or a service with competitive prices; I pride myself on understanding the importance of the detail within your big day, taking the time to ensure the smallest of details and wishes are fulfilled; I work with couples from start to finish, including taking the strain off and making sure everything is perfect on the day itself… yes you will find me arranging the tables and your special details when the day finally comes around. I absolutely love doing what I do, which I think shines through in this one testimonial from a lovely client.

We planned our wedding at Orchardleigh House in the South West of England from Bahrain. Liz was an absolute pleasure to work with and made the whole process super easy. We had our initial meeting with her and shared our ideas and from that moment on I knew we would have something absolutely breath-taking on the day, which we absolutely did. She was fantastic with emailing back and forth with me, making sure every detail was covered and suggesting beautiful additions to our ideas. Liz was also fantastic with working to our budget. I couldn’t have asked for more, I am so happy I found Liz as she made our wedding day extra special and knowing she was taking care of the decorating meant myself, bridesmaids and family could relax and enjoy the morning together. Highly recommend Liz to style your wedding.

Colour pop and monochrome table- Styling and Design by Elizabeth WeddingsThe areas within the UK that Elizabeth Weddings covers includes Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire (M4 corridor) Monmouthshire and Herefordshire. As well as all my amazing UK based couples, I am also delighted to work with international clients, who definitely need extra peace of mind that everything is going to go swimmingly on the day.

So, are you ready to start planning your dream day with me? Please do get in touch, and I look forward to meeting you soon.

Photo credits embedded in text: Photo 1,2,4 by Cat Beardsley Photography, Photo 6 by Siobhan Amy Photography. Many thanks!

 

Sally and Ian’s Wedding Reception at Racks

 

Can you remember our styled shoot at the Racks? Well we’ve been fortunate to style a Wedding here at the Racks last year!

As you may know Racks Bar and Kitchen is a converted wine cellar. We love the interiors of this venue, perfect for a rustic themed Wedding. We absolutely love the wood panelling and the bare brick walls in the hidden alcoves. Racks was the perfect venue for Sally and Ian’s Wedding Reception as they wanted something relaxed, cosy and informal.

Rather than having a strong theme throughout in the decor, they chose things they loved. Keeping within the rustic vibe of Racks, wicker hearts were included. Sally loved bunting, so this was strung around the reception room and entrance outside to create a relaxed and formal setting. Centrepieces were a collection of bud vases and little jam jars flowers and with a variety of mis matched tea lights holders.

My favourite part was helping them stamp their table runners with a personalised stamp which made it extra special!

The handmade pebbles made by their potter friend was a lovely final touch to the decor for the tables. These were even personalised with the couple’s initials and special messages.

 

If you haven’t already seen the Racks’ feature in Vow Magazine on a previous styled shoot we did there… see HERE

You can read more about the design and styling of the shoot in on the online copy pg90 of Vow Magazine

How to style the perfect Wedding with Quarter

A guest blog post

All of us at Quarter love a fantastic wedding, in fact, two of our venues (No. 4 Clifton Village, and The Square) are fully licensed wedding venues while Racks is a fantastic wedding reception venue.

Planning a wedding isn’t easy so we thought it was time to share our styling secrets with you.

  1. Pick a Style

The theme of a wedding is one of the key factors which helps couples decide on the style they want. Shabby chic, vintage romance and modern chic are some of the most popular choices, but we have seen some really interesting themes in our time (one couple made over 600 paper cranes!) The next step is to find the perfect wedding venue to accommodate these ideas.

  1. Pick a Venue

Obviously we are bound to be a little biased towards our Bristol wedding venues but the most important thing is to know your venue can cater to your needs, is experienced and can accommodate the numbers you have in mind. Are you planning on having your wedding reception at the same venue as your ceremony, or perhaps moving between venues?

At Quarter we pride ourselves on the versatility of our venues No.4, located in the heart of Clifton village, is classic, sophisticated and ideal for intimate weddings. The decor is a mix of deep maroons and golds, set in a Georgian townhouse and with the benefit of a walled garden at the rear which is perfect for BBQs and Hog Roasts.

Check out No.4’s feature in VOW magazine, with styling from Elizabeth HERE pg90

Racks; situated just off Whiteladies Road; is a converted wine cellar with a rustic and stylish decor to match. Hidden alcoves reveal sofas and intimate sitting areas, perfect for both laidback and fun wedding receptions. The terrace which offers a lovely outside space during the celebrations is always a winner during the summer.

Check out Racks’ feature in VOW magazine, with styling from Elizabeth HERE

The Square; modern, contemporary, colourful and stylish; can be found on Berkeley Square at the top of Park Street and is available for both civil wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions.

After choosing a venue, the styling is up next.

  1. Get Planning!

Each of our venues have their own events managers; Monica at No.4 , Julia at Racks and Mika at The Square, who can each help you through the daunting process of planning and booking your wedding. We also have some recommended suppliers who we know will exceed your expectations.

  1. Pick your Suppliers

The next step is down to the bride and groom to be. We recommend you start looking into which flowers, decor, cake, centerpieces, lighting, seating etc. You would like to incorporate in your big day. We love working closely with the lovely Elizabeth Wong from Elizabeth Weddings. Liz does an amazing job of transforming our venues and placing our bride and groom’s visions before their eyes. Together, we host and style some really special weddings.

Photography: Tasha Park | Rupert Marlow

Hair Stylist: Hobbs Hair

Makeup Artist: Samantha Hunt

Florists: Lisa Elliott | Laura Connelly | Flowers By Thea

Wedding Cake: The Local Bakehouse

And of course we highly recommend Elizabeth Weddings!

For more information about any of our venues, click here.

The Vintage Sash Company

We love these beautiful Vintage sashes from The Vintage Sash Company, and what better way to show them off at the lovely Kings Weston House as the backdrop of the photoshoot.

Angela from  Magnolia Hill created these fantastic bouquets to match the Vintage sashes, we think the sashes work perfectly with all colours, whether they are bright, pastels or nudes. These are only a selection of sashes by The Vintage Sash Company! Our favourites are the pastel shades and the Liberty prints.

About The Vintage Sash Company

If you’re holding a Vintage styled wedding and looking for a completely new take on decorating your venue, then we would like to introduce you to The Vintage Sash Company.

We hire a range of beautiful vintage and vintage-style chair sashes. You can choose from a range of vintage style fabrics in pastel hues or nautical prints or step further into something really special our one-off range of bespoke items made entirely from unique, reclaimed vintage fabric. Some of which are from fashion houses such as Liberty and BiBa.

If you love these sashes for your Wedding or Event please contact The Vintage Sash Company for more information or find out more via Facebook.

Many thanks:

Venue- Kings Weston House

Flowers- Angela from Magnolia Hill

Gold and Ivory inspiration at Goldney Hall

 Goldney Hall has a beautiful Orangery perfect for Summer Weddings.

We chose a classic style with a gold and ivory colour scheme as we thought it worked perfectly with the Orangery, with the lovely cream interiors and gold chandelier style lighting.

The table was decorated with our 1m tall ivory candelabra with gorgeous flowers by Vicki at Clifton Flowers. Hanging bauble tea light holders strung with gold ribbon to the candelabra created different heights within the centrepiece. Our bespoke screen printed Rose table runner lined the table to add texture. We added gold speckled tea light holders and gold charger plates per person to tie the colour theme together. To finish the table we added some of our handmade place names and menu cards with a black edge to add some definition to the table.

You may not know but the Orangery appeared in the Wedding Episode of the TV series ‘Sherlock’

We’ve definitely been Sherlocked by this venue and it’s gardens.

Beccy and Tom’s Wedding at Kings Weston House

Beccy and Tom married on the 12th September 2015, they had their ceremony in the stunning Grand Staircase hall and reception to follow in the Vanbrugh Room at Kings Weston House.

Beccy and Tom’s Wedding theme and colours was styled similar to a garden party in pale green, pale pinks, pale yellows with hints of natural and vintage elements.

My favourite part of styling their Wedding was the paper lanterns in pale pink, pale yellow, mint green and white. Such a lovely addition to fill in the height of the Grand Staircase room but make it an even more grand entrance for Beccy to walk down. The foliage garland by Xanthe (Ivory Flowers) looked amazing with the jam jar candles and tea lights that lined the bottom of the staircase with a couple of jam jars filled with flowers dotted within.

Each table was lined with hessian table runners which I had made myself. Log slices and jam jars filled with flowers as centerpiece. Beccy absolutely loved striped paper straws which I sourced to match the colour theme. I introduced the idea of vintage bottles to hold the table names and some to hold flowers, another favourite of Beccy and Toms’. These were held in the bottles with striped paper straws.

You can find this lovely Wedding in Vow Magazine issue 7 June/July 2016

Online copy, page 68-70

 Many thanks to Luke Doyle Photography for some of these fantastic images

Styled shoot at No4 Clifton Village

I was fortunate enough to design and organise a styled shoot at No4 Clifton Village with some of the partners and suppliers at this lovely boutique Georgian Mansion in Clifton Village.

The design and moodboards were created to really compliment the venues interiors. I had chosen berry colours in pinks and reds and used hints of gold in the styling to reflect the ornate wallpaper. I added bespoke black and white striped table runners to add contrast. We continued the styling to the garden where we strung up paper lanterns in the trees.

To find out more about the Wedding shoot and how Elizabeth Weddings styled it read No4 interview with Liz and No4 blog post here

Thanks so much to West 70 photography, Lisa Elliott Floral Design, The Local Bakehouse for your hard work and creating such a fun shoot together. Thank you to the venue for having us!

We also featured again in Vow Magazine this time in issue #5 Winter 2015, see online copy pg90

Many thanks to Adam at West 70 photography for the photographs – www.west70.co.uk

Many thanks:

Venue- No4 Clifton Village

Photographer- West 70 Photography

Cake- The Local Bakehouse

Flowers- Lisa Elliott Floral Design

Styled Shoot at Racks

If you are looking for a venue which is quirky, unique and in a wine cellar, Racks Bar and Kitchen is the perfect Wedding and Event venue for you!

We had the fantastic opportunity to design and style this amazing venue with 3 different themed tables that I thought would work perfectly. I was also fortunate to work with such amazing suppliers- Rupert Marlow Photography, Flowers by Thea and the lovely Events manager there, Julia.

We featured on a three double page spread in Vow Magazine #4 Autumn 2015!

You can read more about the design and styling of the shoot on the online copy pg90

and you can also read a short blog post here written by The Racks

Many thanks to Rupert Marlow for the photographs

Many thanks:

Venue- Racks Bar and Kitchen

Photographer- Rupert Marlow Photography

Flowers- Flowers by Thea

Purple and Red inspiration at No4 Clifton Village

I styled my table at No4 Clifton Village with two themed settings of rustic/ natural and simply classic with jam jar flowers and bespoke table runners.

The table runners work perfectly at No4 against the wooden tables to add that extra colour, a lovely alternative than covering the tables with a white table cloth! I matched the purple table runner with a fabric napkin ring to hold the cutlery in place, also another brilliant way to add extra colour.

I created simple centrepieces using jam jams wrapped in twine filled with Limonium, Roses and Gypsophila. The bold colours of the flowers work well with the interior at No4.

Silver lanterns and tea lights were placed in the windows, these are a good way to create light and sparkle for the evening. The mercury tea lights added that all important light and sparkle to the tables.

Handmade stationery in eco friendly and recycled card matched the wood within No4 and place name holders in bright red to match the flowers and interiors of the intricate patterned wallpaper.

Rustic inspiration at The Bishop’s Palace

I designed the table at The Bishop’s Palace with a vintage bottle display combined with natural and rustic elements.

I created a simple centrepiece reusing vintage bottles and jam jams with stems of white Gypsophila and Veronica. A hessian table runner added the rustic feel and also natural colour to divide the bright white table cloth. Doilies added extra depth between the vintage bottles and the table runner but also created a prettiness to the table.

The table was finished with paper straws to match the colour of the vintage bottles, and natural handmade stationery made from recycled card.