Danielle’s wedding inspiration

Our lovely Merchandising Manager, Danielle, is getting married in a few weeks and we’ve been badgering her to share some of her wedding plans with us. We can be pretty persistent when we want to be, and she’s finally buckled under the pressure. She gave us a sneak peek at some of her styling inspiration and it’s clear she has some amazing ideas, and a somewhat unhealthy obsession with Pinterest…

“Mark and I are getting married at Buxted Park Hotel in Uckfield. We’re hoping to have the ceremony outside if it’s sunny (we’re praying for nice weather!) and the reception will be held in its light and airy Orangery room.”

The Orangery at Buxted Park

“Most of my inspiration for the overall look and feel of the wedding has come from many hours pondering amazing wedding images on Pinterest (I’m a little obsessed!) and following lots of wedding blogs. A few of my favourites are 100 Layer CakeRock My Wedding and Ruffled.

There are so many gorgeous ideas, it’s not hard to see why people find it overwhelming. It can be difficult to identify which bits you want from all the other weddings you see. I started a pinboard on Pinterest and used it as a starting point for my inspiration – it’s really helped me to define my personal wedding style.”

Danielle’s wedding pinboard on Pinterest

“We want to go for a relaxed theme so nothing too formal. The colour scheme is a mixture of dusky pinks and other pastel tones, and we’re using lots of natural materials like hessian, kraft card and wood. I love all the raw textures – it gives everything a soft, rustic feel.”

“We got inspiration from our save the date cards from this stationery image I came acrossI really liked the detailed edges, so we bought a doily craft punch and punched out the edges of some basic kraft card. I bought a personalised stamp (like this one from English Stamp) with the details on and a black inkpad, which worked out much cheaper than having them printed. I really liked the handmade look we achieved from printing them ourselves, too. Our invitations followed a similar style.”

Danielle's beautiful handmade Save The Date cards

We’re planning to decorate the room with lots of hanging paper pom-poms in a mix of pastel pink tones with hints of ivory and light grey. I’m a big fan of paper pom-poms; they’re a really quick and easy way to make a room your own, enhance the overall colour theme and create an atmosphere

Aubergine Pink Peach Pom Poms by Life's a Party!

“Mark’s mum has made hessian runners for all of the tables. I had my heart set on them since I saw this image, but couldn’t find any that I liked as much.”

Hessian table runners like the ones Danielle will have at her wedding

Our centrepieces are going to be simple flower displays in rustic zinc buckets. I really love the Blackboard Bucket from The Wedding Of My Dreams; you can either fill them with flowers or ice and champagne, and write the table names or numbers on the front.”

Centrepiece inspiration

Blackboard Bucket by The Wedding of my Dreams

“We’ve also bought a few other decorations which we’re not quite sure how we’ll use yet. I just love the Large Coloured Balloon by Peach Blossom. I’ve bought several in light pink, white and clear. I love this image of a bride holding some and really want to try to recreate a similar shot with our photographer. We also want to use them as decorations for either side of the doors that lead to the outside ceremony.”

Large Coloured Balloon by Peach Blossom

Big balloon inspiration from Pinterest

“We’ve bought a mix of striped and heart paper straws (also from Peach Blossom) for Pimms!”

Striped Paper Straws by Peach Blossom

Heart Print Paper Straws by Peach Blossom

And Pack Of Glassine Envelopes by Peach Blossom for confetti (can you guess my favourite wedding seller?!).

Pack Of Glassine Envelopes by Peach Blossom

We’ve gone for Recycled Card Favour Boxes by Wedding in a Teacup, although our favours must be kept as a surprise!”

Set Of Ten Recycled Card Favour Boxes by Wedding in a Teacup

“I really love Plantabox, so we bought one of their Personalised Wedding Gift Crates for our gifts and cards, personalised with our names and wedding date. It’s practical, and something we can keep for years to come – we’re going to use it as a drinks storage box after the wedding.”

Personalised Wedding Gift Crate by Plantabox

“We’re both so excited for the big day, and can’t wait to see all our ideas come together. Maybe one day someone will be pinning an image of our wedding onto their inspiration board!”

Have a look at Danielle’s inspiration pinboard here on our Pinterest page to see more of her ideas. To any recent brides or brides-to-be: do you have any other advice for Danielle as she approaches her wedding day? How did you identify your own personal wedding style? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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