The New Elizabeth Weddings

 

Welcome all to my blog, starting afresh and re-introducing myself and the fabulous business that I am in. I am a proud and passionate weddings and events stylist, which means I provide a bespoke service to all my clients, ensuring a swift and enjoyable process of planning your wedding or event, bringing all your dreams to life and enabling you to enjoy the end result.Navy blue and Gold wedding, styling, decor and design by Elizabeth WeddingsLet’s start first of all with a little information about me. A bespoke service can only really work if it’s a two-way relationship… meaning we need to get to know each other first. Taking it back to the beginning, I found a love for creativity and design when studying art and textiles in school, followed by a degree in textile design from Loughborough university. From here I became a freelance fashion designer, selling swatches around the world to big fashion house destinations, such as New York, Italy, Paris and Japan. Most notably, and proudly for me, this included selling to Vera Wang. I also enjoyed many memorable placements within fashion and home design, sparking my love for the industries and getting to showcase my creativity each and every day.Matt and Liz - Low Res - 058Candelabras, fairy lights and lanterns at KWH- Styling by Elizabeth WeddingsAll this has now led me into a job and career that I simply adore, allowing me to be creative, whilst also helping so many couples with their weddings and of course clients with special events. However, you may still be wondering ‘what on earth actually is a wedding/ events stylist’? If so, let me break it down for you in the form of examples of the work that I can help you with. Starting with styling packages, this can include a florist quote if you don’t already have one, hiring out items, outsourcing props, setting up and down, etc… working in the industry, I am able to find the most competitive prices for the most quality product or service for my clients, which is something I really pride myself on. I can also create handmade and beautiful stationery, coordinate suppliers to ensure a stress free set up on the day and provide any other help with design that my clients could see necessary. The list is endless, as each couple I work with is unique and the needs are always different… keeping my job very exciting. My favourite part of the job has to be pulling all the ideas together to bring to life the vision of my clients and just getting to see and admire the final result.Design and Styling by Elizabeth WeddingsIMG_5514So, now you know what it is I can offer you, let’s discuss why you should choose Elizabeth Weddings. As I said previously, my service is bespoke to each couple I work with, which enables a few things. I can offer flexible and competitive prices to suit your budget (within reason obviously); I have experience styling weddings and events of 50 to 500 guests, so don’t worry we will have it all managed for you; Not only do I work with amazing UK clients but I work with many international clients who have chosen UK for their destination wedding; every supplier I work with offers extremely high quality products or a service with competitive prices; I pride myself on understanding the importance of the detail within your big day, taking the time to ensure the smallest of details and wishes are fulfilled; I work with couples from start to finish, including taking the strain off and making sure everything is perfect on the day itself… yes you will find me arranging the tables and your special details when the day finally comes around. I absolutely love doing what I do, which I think shines through in this one testimonial from a lovely client.

We planned our wedding at Orchardleigh House in the South West of England from Bahrain. Liz was an absolute pleasure to work with and made the whole process super easy. We had our initial meeting with her and shared our ideas and from that moment on I knew we would have something absolutely breath-taking on the day, which we absolutely did. She was fantastic with emailing back and forth with me, making sure every detail was covered and suggesting beautiful additions to our ideas. Liz was also fantastic with working to our budget. I couldn’t have asked for more, I am so happy I found Liz as she made our wedding day extra special and knowing she was taking care of the decorating meant myself, bridesmaids and family could relax and enjoy the morning together. Highly recommend Liz to style your wedding.

Colour pop and monochrome table- Styling and Design by Elizabeth WeddingsThe areas within the UK that Elizabeth Weddings covers includes Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire (M4 corridor) Monmouthshire and Herefordshire. As well as all my amazing UK based couples, I am also delighted to work with international clients, who definitely need extra peace of mind that everything is going to go swimmingly on the day.

So, are you ready to start planning your dream day with me? Please do get in touch, and I look forward to meeting you soon.

Photo credits embedded in text: Photo 1,2,4 by Cat Beardsley Photography, Photo 6 by Siobhan Amy Photography. Many thanks!

 

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; 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.

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

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

 

Assistant styling and decor at the Riverstation

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.