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.

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

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.

Emma & Andrew’s Wedding at Kings Weston House

Emma and Andrew married on 23rd August at Kings Weston House, their ceremony was held in the grand staircase room and Wedding breakfast in the beautiful Vanbrugh room for 100 guests.

Loved designing bespoke mood boards and the design plan through to the set up and arrangements of flowers on the day. Emma chose a lovely rustic theme, the colours of her flowers in pinks, purples and blues really complimented the Vanbrugh room.

The chiavari chairs lining the aisle were decorated with rustic wicker hearts tied with hessian onto the back. The registrars table had jam jar flowers wrapped with twine, lace and hessian to match the wedding breakfast table displays.

The tables in Vanbrugh room were decorated with log slice centrepieces, hessian runners and a display of jam jar and blue bottled flowers wrapped with lace, hessian and twine. Log tea lights added that all important touch to the natural rustic theming. The small details with the aromatic dried lavender stems to sit within the pocket of the napkin added a natural slight purple/blue colour to tie in with the theme, this also gave a lovely scent to the room.

Karenza & Arun’s Wedding at Kings Weston House

Karenza and Arun married on 16th August and had their Wedding reception at Kings Weston House. They had a lovely tipi set up on the grounds seating 140 guests.

Centrepieces were decorated with floral displays in earthenware pots and vintage vases. Each guest had their name written on pebbles as place names. They wanted to encorporate butterflies and maps within their theme which they created on a table plan, some butterfly bunting was also placed behind the top table. Lit tea lights on the tables combined with the Tipi company providing the fairy lights and spotlights created an amazing atmosphere in the Tipi hats for the evening.

Katie & Bobby’s Wedding at Kings Weston House

Katie and Bobby married on Saturday 12 July at the lovely Kings Weston House, with a beautiful ceremony for 60 in the grand staircase hall, a blessing on the lawn and a reception for 200 in a marquee on the grounds.

Theming of the wedding was a fusion of English and Nigerian Culture with the chosen colours of Cerise pink, light yellow and coral.

The ceremony in the staircase hall was decorated with jam jar flowers hung on the ends of chairs. The staircase lined with lanterns holding candles.

The blessing was held outside which happened under a floral arch by The Rose Shed.

Tables in the marquee were all decorated with bespoke cerise table runners. This matched to one of the colour swatches Katie had chosen. Half the tables were decorated with kilner jars filled with flowers and the rest with jam jar flowers as centrepieces. Napkins were wrapped with coral ribbon closely matching to another of Katie’s chosen colours to add that pop of colour to the table. Hanging paper lanterns in bright colours added contrast against the white of the marquee, it also created that extra level of colour which complimented the low floral displays on the table.

Inside the portrait gallery a sweet table was set up for the evening in matching colours and bunting to go with the theme.

Flowers by The Rose Shed.

Many thanks for some images from Martin Dabek and Katie for the use of the photos in this blog x

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