Friday, 22 July 2011

Time for tea?

One of our clients is having an Alice in Wonderland high tea wedding this summer. Now, before you think of a deck of cards, a big cheshire cat and harsh red and black colours, let me tell you that this is Alice with a twist! Inspired by Lewis Caroll's original illustrations and their country venue, we have decided to go for a vintage Alice in Wonderland theme.

Plan me Perfect have had a great time planning this and many weekends have been spent rummaging through boot sales and vintage markets for lots of exciting goodies. With a stunning Dorset venue and beautiful colour palette this venue is definitely going to be dressed to impress.

The bride has chosen a gorgeous dress as well as bridesmaids dresses that are perfectly fitting with their theme. The groom has selected some great jazz and soul music for their reception and have lined up a great band to kick off the evening dancing.

We have had the pleasure of designing the stationery, menu's and table plan for this event and we look forward to uploading the final pictures to our blog later in the year. The Plan me Perfect team will be traveling down the day before and will be staying for the full day to co-ordinate the ceremony and reception, so a busy but exciting weekend ahead!

Take a look at some of the images that we have used for inspiration.... just a teaser of what is yet to come!

A classic black and white wedding

One of our more recent clients has chosen to have a black and white wedding next summer. With a gorgeous venue in the Essex countryside this is definitely going to be an elegant affair. We have been asked to follow the theme of diamonds and pearls, so our first port of call was to create the mood boards to get an idea of what style she would like to go for.

Now rather than just have black and white, we felt it would be better to introduce and a few softer colours to help break up and soften the palette.

Our first mood board uses Black, white, Ivory, silver and green:

The style summary was: elegance, romance, diamonds and pearls are the key components for this classic theme. Well cut black suits and dresses, with elegant decor to match. The tables will be decorated in black, white, ivory and silver with hints of diamonds and pearls throughout. Green could be the accent colour and can play a heavy part in the foliage of the flowers as well as accenting details here and there to help brighten the room. The Pathways, tree’s and tables to be candle lit creating a romantic and cosy setting. Games and canapes on the lawn to enable your guests to relax, later followed by music and cocktails to get the night started on the chequered dance floor. Sky lanterns and sparklers are a great way to end a perfect day.

Our first mood board uses Black, white, ivory, Oyster, grey and silver:

This is a slight twist on the original brief but ties in well with the elegant diamonds and pearls theme as well as their stunning country venue.

Becky and James are a great couple and we are really enjoying working with them. Watch this space for more updates on their summer wedding!