All the pretty at The Roundhouse
So this last year we have been working really hard on our offer for our couples. We challenged ourselves to start creating something a little different, that’s where the #flowerslessordinary came from – our motivation to make things a little unexpected! So after a really busy summer we went on the road and attended some wonderful wedding shows so we could meet lots of excited couples and get to know them a little better. The first show was at The Roundhouse in Derby, which is a very gorgeous venue, full of quirks and original historical features. Even though it’s part of Derby College it hosts some truly amazing events and spectacular weddings! If you haven’t been, you should keep your eyes peeled for the next market on there – you won’t regret it.
So David, Soraya and I rocked up bright and early (ahem!) at 6.30a.m. to set up our stand. I chose a glorious palette of burgundy, pink and peach to dress the stand. It was a really stunning colour combination and went down exceptionally well. I decided I really fancied creating a “tablescape”. These are my favourite things to do and I love the overall effect they create. I selected our Moongate circle arch as the back drop, and worked forwards from that. We had things that draped, things that crept and things that grew. It was lush! Then in the centre of the table was a wonderful cake designed by my wonderful friend Hannah from Bake.
But we didn’t stop there! Our wonderful friends over at Lori G were launching a new range of gowns at the catwalk show, and asked if I would create some delicious crowns to go with them. Erm, yaaasss! The night before the show David and I sat and wired 6 beautiful tutti-frutti coloured crowns, watching Spiderman and eating treats. I think they turned out pretty well? James White hair did a superb job styling the hair for the models too.
The last talking point of the day was the bouquet (see it above on the right – I’m afraid I didn’t make the one on the left andI’m not sure who did?)
It was a stunner if I do say so my self, and featured in may pics that day, being held by excited brides to be wanting to get ‘the feeling’!
All the pics you see above were shot by my early morning Instagram buddy (I’ll explain another time) Rachael Connerton, she is a total doll and if you are camera shy and need photographer who will be gentle with you – she’s your gal! She did however insist on attempting to take a pic of me too. That’s a bit of a no-no. I have no ‘best side’ so instead I hide, like this…
All in all it was a FAB-U-LOUS day and we really had the best time meeting with you all. Thanks so much for taking the time to come and say ‘hello’.