Expert advice about venue styling

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your West Midlands Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourwestmidlands.wedding

 

Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

Q. We're looking for a venue that will be able to help us achieve our Christmas-themed wedding. What should we ask the wedding team before booking?

A. Jo Dewhurst says: We find that couples often ask if they can have a traditional Christmas dinner served at their festive wedding. For an added touch, ask the venue to serve mulled wine as the welcome drink.

It's worth asking your wedding coordinator if there are any indoor photo opportunities in case the weather is awful. Ideally, you will want a snowy landscape, but sometimes that's not always possible. The property may have Christmas decorations put up that will make a great backdrop for pictures, but if not make sure you plan enough time to put them up and take them down.

If you want to go all out, you could hire reindeers and have Father Christmas visit the children.

Jo Dewhurst,Moor Hall Hotel
www.moorhallhotel.co.uk

 

Festive favours

Festive favours

Q. For our winter wedding, I really would love to give guests festive favours to remember our special day. What would you suggest?

A. Abbie Hancock says: We suggest our beautiful walnut festive place names, tick two things off your list in one go! Our walnut place names double up as a favour that your guests can keep as a little personal memento from the special day. Cut in the shape of a star and featuring a little holly motif, they're perfect for a festive wedding with each individually designed and laser engraved for every guest. Use a ribbon to match wedding colours and tie together cutlery around your napkins or fasten around your wine glass stems to complete stylish festive table décor.

Something a little different and the perfect addition to a Christmas tree that allows guests to use them year after year!

Abbie Hancock
www.timberthings.com

 

Styled to perfection

Styled to perfection

Q. Our venue has a really high beamed ceiling and we want it to feel a bit more cosy and intimate - what do you suggest?

A. Kerry Baskerville says: We love to decorate venues where the brides can let their imagination run. Its amazing how one venue can be decorated in so many different ways. No one wedding is the same as another. Pimhill Barn is a fabulous venue, a beautiful rustic barn. The challenge was to make it interment and romantic. After discussions with the bride and her ideas, we decided on lowering the height by using large white drapes interspersed with fairylight strings. It worked perfectly, creating a stunning romantic ceremony and wedding reception.

Kerry Baskerville
www.lovemedo.co

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Raad Photography
Outdoor 365 Group
Raad Photography
Outdoor 365 Group