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 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

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.