Styling Trends of 2014

With January over and the Wedding seasons starting to pick up, it’s time to look forward at the styling trends of 2014!

There are a lot of themes and designs predicted for 2014 but this is what I think we’ll be seeing more of this year. Leaving vintage tea cups and birdcages behind, more brides are choosing with the elegant and glamorous touches to their wedding. This year we’ll hopefully see more sparkle, art deco, candles, candelabras and the Hollywood glamour styled themed weddings.


Glitz and Glam Art Deco Hollywood ‘The Great Gatsby’

Elegant Gold, silver and black themed invites, glitter and sequined tables combined with hints of pearls, crystals and feathers for that Hollywood feel. Metallic and bold stripes is key with ‘The Great Gatsby’ look but sparkle is a must!


Classic Timeless Romance

Blush pinks and peach colours combined with sparkly silvers, with pearls or crystals, for a timeless classic look. Mirrors and glass plates used for the luxurious feel.


Nature Inspired

Bringing the garden inside, with natural elements such as tree bark, logs, twigs, pine cones and moss. With minimal floral table pieces- gypsophila works well combined with lots of foliage and ivy!


Whimsical with lace

Whimsical wedding with layering of lace and fancy handmade invites decorated with washi tapes and ribbons.



Candles and candelabras are on trend, they add a great relaxed atmosphere to a room but also adds that sparkle! Lanterns and tea lights are another beautiful way to make the room twinkle!


Christmas Table

Christmas Winter Table

My Christmas Table of 2013!! I was able to spend a lot more time at home this Christmas, so as planned I was able to set up my festive table!

I was quite inspired by Cox and Cox Christmas Table using natural elements with little greenery, which also created that wintry feel.

Image from Cox and Cox

Image from Cox and Cox

This table set up works best with a natural table so you wouldn’t need to bother with table cloths! I added a handmade table runner made from hessian to create an extra texture. Choosing pure white candles, reflected snow and coldness of winter, I combined it with large natural pine cones and small ones, you can pretty much find small pine cones during September/October months outdoors when they have just fallen. Make sure you dry these out properly as dampness or moisture will make them close up! The tea light logs created the elements of rustic but also extra lighting. Mercury silver tea lights and white LED lights added that extra silver glittering sparkle to finish the centrepiece.

Stationery: DIY Christmas crackers are great! You can choose your own prize and whatever gift you would like to put in. The DIY starter set I bought was excellent, it was for 6 crackers which included the hat and motto for each. I assembled these together and put a small Lindt chocolate bear within each cracker. I decorated it simply with Christmas snowflake washi tape. Place names were written on matching card as the crackers, these were tied to mercury silver baubles.

For each place setting I used crystal glasses which captured the flames of the tea lights in the centrepiece.

A Night with The Flavour Smith

Photograph by Rachel Goodchild

Photograph by Rachel Goodchild

The pop up restaurant was held at Kings Weston House by the wonderful Tom Smith of The Flavour Smith.

Tom created really exquisite food with a fine dining experience and where better to have it at the beautiful Kings Weston House, a Grade I listed Georgian House.

The portrait gallery was transformed into a fabulous dining atmosphere, it was already dark outside and Ivory candelabras and night lights lit on the tables to create a ambience which was relaxed but was also quite lavish!

Thanks to Photography by Morag Macdonald –
and Tom Smith for permission for use of Photos  x

The Pretty Nostalgic Magazine Gathering Event

Just a little post about The pretty nostalgic magazine gathering event

The brilliantly British event with great suppliers, filled with fun, entertainment and food! Kings Weston was packed with lots of different suppliers running through the lovely Portrait Gallery to the Vanburgh Room.

The Kings Weston House table:  Elizabeth from Elizabeth ‘Weddings’ beautiful ivory candelabra as centrepiece and creating stationery; menu cards, place name cards and table name.

Michele from The Vintage Sash Company providing beautiful vintage styled sashes for the chairs

Rustic inspiration at Kilver Court

My table at Kilver Court Wedding Fair

I chose the theme of Rustic and Autumnal. Very different to my classic table at Kings Weston House Wedding Fair. The theme complimented the ballroom at Kilver Court and brought the feel of the garden inside.

The round table was dressed with a handmade hessian runner, an ivory candelabra wrapped and hung with ivy as centerpiece. This was decorated with logs, Jam jars filled with Gypsophila, and pine cones for that Autumnal feel.

Stationery: Menu cards were made with recycled card backed with hessian to fit in with the table display with a hint of gold. I loved the idea of making acorn and oak leaf place name cards; this tied in nicely with the rest of the display. I chose a wooden frame for my table number combined with hessian to match.

My stand had a combination of lanterns, candle sticks and mercury tea lights which gave my table that extra sparkle alongside a few more jam jars filled with Gypsophila.

The windowsill displayed some vintage bottles with beautiful white Chrysanthemums.

Classic Dusky Pink and Ivory inspiration at Kings Weston House

My table display at the Kings Weston House Wedding Fair!

Ivory Candelabra as centrepiece with dusky pink and ivory Roses, Hydrangeas, Snowberries, and Wax flowers in crystal vases and small glass vases.

Stationery: The table name edged with dusky pink ribbon and hung from the Candelabra. The place name cards and menu cards decorated with matching dusky pink ribbon as the table name.

Kings Weston House Photoshoot

A Classic Wedding Shoot at this lovely Georgian Venue

Photographs taken by Marie Man Photography 2013. All rights reserved

Venue – Kings Weston House –
Photography – Marie Man Photography
Models – Luke & Gemma
Hair – Lukas Szejka
Make up – Michelle Hopkins
Dress – Paradise by Suzanne Neville/The Mews –
Groom outfit – Hugo Boss –
Cars – Private Collection
Flowers – Edward Allen –
Venue Planner/Stylist – Michele –
Assistant Venue Stylist – Liz –

A selection of photographs of some beautiful pictures captured by Marie and of which I set up a lovely Classic Ivory Wedding breakfast table.
The full set of images can be found on Marie Man Photography
Liz xx

Belle & Boo Birthday Party at Kings Weston House

A little preview of some of the decorations…..

A small little set up project from Michele to decorate Kings Weston House for her daughters birthday, Belle & Boo theme.

Tables decorated with sweets, party bags, hats, Belle and Boo themed cups, plates and napkins, cute stripy straws to add a bit of colour, bunnies for the theme.

The room decorated with concertina pink butterflies, bunting, coloured paper pom poms, 3 foot helium balloons, and a must- lots of balloons to cover the floor for a children’s party!!

Liz xx

Wedding at the Riverstation

A little bit of styling at the Riverstation with Michele.

A simple classic wedding in ivory and yellow.

Beautiful white wooden hearts hung in the window as guests arrive. The Wedding cake and sweet display in crystal dishes holding sugared almonds were coloured in yellow and ivory, Wedding tables upstairs were simply decorated with ivory and yellow tulips in jam jars surrounded by tea lights.

Liz xx