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Daisy Woodland Wedding

I came across this gorgeous woodland and daisy themed wedding over on fab wedding blog Love My Dress (photography by We Not Me Collective) and just wanted to point you in that direction.

It was actually these bridesmaids outfits that first caught my eye – something different and so pretty. The chiffon tops are from Topshop and the skirts were made by the brides friend.

We Not Me Collective via Love My Dress

We Not Me Collective via Love My Dress

We Not Me Collective via Love My Dress

We Not Me Collective via Love My Dress

We Not Me Collective via Love My Dress

These are just a few of my favourite pics, but please pop over to Love My Dress for the rest of the photos and all of the wedding details x

Entertainment – Food & Drink

As first discussed last week, our clients often ask us about entertainment ideas for their weddings and events – usually wanting something different and something their guests will remember and be talking about for a while! Over the next few weeks we will be looking at various options on the blog and you may have seen our post last week, Entertainment – Celebrity Guest.

This week we are going to look at food and drink. This may not be an area that immediately springs to mind when it comes to entertainment as food and drink are usually just a given. This is true, but why not use it to wow your guests and try out a few different things?!

Polanski

Drinks Station

Rather than just your traditional bar, why not have a few pretty drinks stations as well – manned by mixologists who can whip up cocktails for your guests? Frozen fruit stirrers and flower filled ice cubes can also be very pretty for a summer event.

Living For Pretty

Hostess with Mostess

Visual Photos

Late Afternoon

Unique Canapes

There is no doubt that guests like to be fed and what better to get the party started than with special and plentiful canapes. Speak to your venue or caterers about the different options and what you can do to make things look pretty as well as taste great. Use inventive ways of displaying and presenting the canapes too, as that makes a huge difference.

My Wedding Reception Ideas

the Kitchn

Martha Stewart

Wedding Cake

If your event is a wedding then you would usually have a wedding cake anyway, so why not make it a real feature!

Sylvia Weinstock

Evrim Icoz

Project Wedding

Dessert Table

A dessert or sweet/candy table is another popular way of entertaining guests and is always very popular. It is not a new thing, so just try to be inventive in what you  have on it and in the way that you display.

French Wedding Style

Segerius Bruce

Temple Gregory Event, photo by Segerius Bruce

Something Different

A few other different ideas for your wedding or event could be to use doughnuts, margarita ice lollies, heart sugar cubes, gourmet jelly shots or even Baileys (or milk) and cookies? There really are no limits – think about what you like and then how you can incorporate that into your day.

Weddings

Bakers Royale

The Natural Wedding Company

Belle the Magazine

Intimate Weddings

So what do you think of these food and drink ideas? Do you have anything exciting or unusual planned for your wedding or event? x

Entertainment – Celebrity Guests

Our clients are often asking us about entertainment ideas for their weddings and events – usually wanting something different and something their guests will remember and be talking about for a while! Over the next few weeks we will be looking at various options on the blog and today we are starting with celebrities.

Strictly Come Dancing’s Kristina Rihanoff  & Robin Windsor at a Temple Gregory event at The Savoy

On a very basic level many weddings and events are the same. There are people dressed nicely, a carefully planned menu, and some form of music, dancing, or entertainment to keep people busy. This is simply the world of events, and it is probably why many people who wish to set their wedding or event apart consider something a bit different. A celebrity guest is not something you see at every event, so definitely an option to consider. This is not to say that your event will not be special without one, it is just something to think about if you are looking for a little extra.

The best way of finding your celebrity is through an agency. For example, you may want to consider booking celebrity speakers through MN2S. This agency, and others like it, exist specifically to represent celebrities and help people to book them for speaking events or performances. So once you know what kind of celebrity you would like (sports personality, speaker, singer or dancer to name a few) and if you do not have a planner to do it for you, research which agencies best represent that field and make some enquiries.

What do you think – is this something you would want for your wedding or event? Have you done it in the past?

Keep a look out for more in our Entertainment series of blog posts over the next few weeks x

Image 2 via The Wedding Channel and image 3 via Incognito Artists.

Sparkly Wedding Inspiration

Happy Wedding Wednesday! We love our sparkle here at Temple Gregory, so when I came across this sparkly wedding inspiration board I just had to share it with you. That is such a beautiful bouquet on the left.

One Fab Day

What do you think – can you see this fabulous sparkliness at your wedding? Which is your favourite photo? x

Wow With Your Wedding Ceremony Decor

Creating the wow factor at your wedding is always very important to us here at Temple Gregory – and is something we specialise in – we love a bit of luxury and grandness and want to share a bit with you on the blog.

Following our previous post on gorgeous hanging wedding décor, we are going to be sharing some more ideas to wow your guests over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out.

Today we would like to focus on ceremony decorations. The ceremony is what your wedding day is all about and in terms of decoration can often be overlooked – so we are going to show you what can be done.

Belle The Magazine

Ruffled

Inside Weddings

Style Me Pretty

Inside Wedding

Inside Wedding

Victor Sizemore

Belle The Magazine

Belle The Magazine

Belle The Magazine

So, we have looked at various different styles and ideas – in and outdoors – which is your favourite? Or do you have something even bigger and better in mind? We would love to hear it! 🙂 x

Hunger Games Wedding

I am not really a fan of themed weddings but we do love The Hunger Games here at Temple Gregory so thought this inspiration shoot (seen on The Wedding Chicks) was definitely worth sharing.

This fun shoot is inspired by thoughts of what Katniss and Peeta’s wedding may be like and I totally love the story behind it coming together!

Before planning the shoot photographer (Courtney Clarke Photography) was with the make-up artist (Lindsay Archdekin) who told her that her fiancé had read the Hunger Games series to her out loud!

When they reached the third book, he had glued the pages together, cut out a secret compartment for an engagement ring, and proposed!! Awww! The photographer was then quickly inspired to read the books and they planned the shoot from there.

 The Wedding Chicks

The Wedding Chicks

 The Wedding Chicks

 The Wedding Chicks

 The Wedding Chicks

 The Wedding Chicks

 The Wedding Chicks

 The Wedding Chicks

What do you think – are you a Hunger Games fan? Which is your favourite photo? Are there any aspects you would want at your wedding? It is a Pronovias dress… often a popular choice!

If you have not read the books, do it – we recommend them 🙂 x

Luxury Romantic Destinations

Luxury and romance are two of our favourite things here at Temple Gregory, so we thought we would apply that to a few beautiful wedding and honeymoon destinations to provide you with a bit of inspiration.

When we think about a romantic city, Paris inevitably comes to mind. The Eiffel Tower, the historic palaces, the streets of Montmartre and its luxurious hotels – all create the perfect setting for a proposal, wedding or romantic honeymoon.

Intimate Weddings

Magic Flights

Just Luxe

Luxury Paris

When it comes to a romantic proposal dinner or even wedding reception, how about the opulent rooms of the Hotel de Crillon?

Luxury Paris

Or how fabulous is this terrace on the top floor of Le Meurice hotel? Beautiful!

Le Meurice

Another city, which is synonymous with luxury and elegance is Monte Carlo. A place that can truly make you feel like a Princess – just like the beautiful Grace Kelly and Prince Ranier III on their wedding day.

Hollywood Reporter

How about the opulence of the Hotel De Paris for a real Royal experience in Monte Carlo?!

Hotel de Paris – Monte Carlo

Hotel de Paris – Monte Carlo

Perhaps you have something further afield and little more exotic in mind? Maybe India is the right destination for you?

Top World Destinations

View of the Taj Mahal from a room at the Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra – you cannot beat that really!

About India

Udaipur in India is somewhere I have wanted to go for a long time – with its lake palaces and fabulous architecture – full of beauty and culture. Perfect for a honeymoon or wedding. This is the City Palace in Udaipur shown below.

About India

Artisans of Leisure 

One of Udaipur’s best hotels is the Oberoi Udaivilas shown below and would definitely be top of my list for a trip there.

Artisans of Leisure 

Another ideal and picturesque option would be the Seychelles – honeymoon choice for Kate & Wills! If your dream is a relaxing, romantic paradise island – then where better?

XO – Banyan Tree, Seychelles

XO – Banyan Tree, Seychelles

Aaah – doesn’t it make you want to just run off to the airport right now?!

So what is your perfect luxury destination? Any of these do it for you, or do you have somewhere even better in mind? Please share! 🙂 x

Hanging Wedding Decor

I wanted to share some more fabulousness from Belle the Magazine – hanging wedding decor. As Belle says – your venue ceiling may not be your first thought when it comes to decorating your venue, however just think of the fabulous impact you could create – a real wow factor. Here are a few examples –

Belle the Magazine

Belle the Magazine

Belle the Magazine

Belle the Magazine

Belle the Magazine

Belle the Magazine

What do you think – which is your favourite? We are all about the Wow factor here at Temple Gregory – so think this is fab idea!  🙂 x

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