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.

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