Venue styling tips from Grace & Tailor…

At Grace & Tailor they know how important all the little details are when it comes to dressing a venue and bringing a vision to life. They love beautiful things…. individual pieces of furniture, delicate fabrics and sumptuous designs.

They offer creative styling solutions to couples to turn their wedding venue into an inspired and unforgettable occasion.

Their passion is to be distinctive and their style is an eclectic mix of shabby chic meets vintage and classic style meets country beauty, finished with garlands of beautiful pearls!

Here, they share some tips and styling suggestions on how to style a wedding venue to easily achieve four beautiful looks.

Fanciful Fantasy:

Your wedding day should be the most magical day of your life. It’s a time where you can play the princess and spoil yourself! So if you want a truly memorable day transport your guests to a fanciful world of fantasy with twinkling fairy lights, sparkling crystals and rich metallics.

Key words: Magical, enchanted, fantasy, whimsical

Colours: Autumnal metallics, coppers, bronze, brushed silvers and deep purples

Table Plan: Twisted willow, draped with crystals, twinkling lights and mirrors for etched names

The Tables: Majestic long tables draped with velvets and hand dyed lace

Table Decorations: Long brushed silver flower pots filled with cream church pillar candles

Around the room: Copper brushed lanterns holding fairy lights, and coloured leaves under foot

Outside: Fairy lights draped in trees, lanterns with flickering candles, large rustic pots of autumnal florals

Vintage Tea Party

A classic tea party theme will bring the ‘lady’ out in you, allowing you to sip tea and eat cucumber sandwiches in a retro yet chic atmosphere. Pretty bunting, delicate tea cups and fragrant florals all create a truly feminine and quaint wedding theme.

Key words: Quirky, pretty, eclectic

Colours: Pale pinks, baby blues mixed with creams and pearls

Table Plan: Individual tea pots for each table surrounded by pretty rose heads and draped in pearls  

The Tables: Circular tables draped in pretty cream lace and scattered with rose petals

Table Decorations: Delicate china teacups with lovely scented candles, gorgeous cut glass decanters to hold fresh cut flowers draped in pearls

Around the room: Stack vintage books to create height and perch colourful cake stands and pretty roses

Outside: Rustic cream French style jugs filled with fragrant lavender and small cut-glass glasses holding a single pink rose stacked on old wooden crates

Country Picnic

Not every bride is girly and likes pink! So bring the outdoors indoors and embrace your more rustic side. Quirky style ideas such as vibrant Wellington boots, wicker hampers and long picnic tables create a unique and ultra relaxed wedding.

Key words: Rustic, chintz, fresh

Colours: Clean greens, blues and yellows

Table Plan: Open old fashioned chest with luggage labels pegged to feature place names

The Tables: Long trestle tables covered in white linens with fresh green runners

Table Decorations: Silver mini buckets featuring an abundance of fresh cut garden flowers

Around the room: A mix of wicker hampers spilling over with flowers

Outside: Colourful wellies filled with flowers to line the area


Winter Wonderland

For a sleek and modern wedding use cut glass vases, mirrors, white furs and simple crockery to help create a cool and unfussy wedding. A perfect twist on the traditional red and green winter wedding and a more sophisticated and original theme.

Key words: Sparkling, cool, crisp, white

Colours: White and silver

Table Plan: Large white frame with mirrored centre with white printing

The Tables: Square tables with crisp white linen and silver table wear

Table Decorations: Scattered diamonds and crystals with square glass flower pots featuring white packed roses

Around the room: Mirrors hung at different lengths to create a sparkle of light and white sofas with decadent furs

Outside: Trees sprinkled with snow and fur rugs for people to use when outside

For The Groom

At Grace & Tailor, we also know that as much as many of us would love to have hearts and pearls everywhere we need to make sure the groom is happy with the look too, so here are a few simple styling ideas the groom can get onboard with…

  • Place a vintage car model at each male place setting
  • Use mini old fashioned beer tankards instead of normal glasses
  • Pin up pictures of the stag and hen do along the side of the table plan
  • Create an area for taking memorable photos with props to pose with such as old guitars
  • Incorporate their favourite sport e.g. old cricket bats hung with names written on them for the table plan

Grace & Tailor’s wedding styling includes:

  • Venue Theming and Dressing
  • Table Plan Design and Creation
  • Inspired Table Centres
  • Furniture and Prop Hire
  • Crockery Hire
  • Pre Wedding Consultation
  • Wedding Venue Site Visit
  • On the Day Set Up and Dismantle
  • Venue Advice

To find out more about Grace & Tailor visit their website

Grace & Tailor are offering a 2 hour styling consultation to all for SOS subscribers, check out our Competitions & Exclusive Offers page for details

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