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 –

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.

Navy Blue, Grey and Yellow inspiration at At-Bristol

I designed my table for the At Bristol Wedding Fair with a very modern and sleek style to match the venue. I have always loved the combination of Yellow, Grey and Navy Blue, so I was pretty excited to combine these colours together on a table.

The table cloths were Navy Blue, which I lined with a simple bespoke grey table runner. Combined of three different height vases, three different types of flowers and the colour Yellow, the centrepiece looked modern. I finished the centrepiece with grey tea lights.

Per setting was a bespoke fabric napkin ring in Grey and Navy Blue fabric and Yellow satin ribbon, handmade stationery placed within the fabric ring. This was finished with a Navy Blue striped straw as an extra fun element.

Kim & Darren’s Wedding at Kings Weston House

Kim and Darren married on 29th August, they married at their church and then had a small reception of 50 for the dinner in the lovely wallpapered Oak room at Kings Weston House.

I put together a bespoke design plan, with Kim choosing the colours of dusky pink and greys as her theming. She wanted the classic, pretty styling combined with pearls.

The tables in the Oak room were decorated with flowers from Kim and Darren’s chosen florist, which was placed on a mirrored plate, the string of pearls sat on top and entwined within the flowers. A handmade grey table runner ran across the tables. The napkins were tied with dusky pink satin ribbon to add that extra pop of colour to the theming and silver speckled tea lights were scattered onto the table to add some sparkle for the evening.

Kim had asked for ‘Mr and Mrs’ Signs, these were hung on the back of their chairs with dusky pink ribbon. The stationery created was simple place names and freestanding table numbers in matching pinks. The table plan was written on an ornate mirrored frame.