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Gorgeous Guest books for your wedding day

Posted 4 years ago by Laura Mitchell in ,

The guest book is where your loved ones are able to leave heart felt messages on your special day. Alongside your cherished memories and photographs, you will be able to read your guest book and re-live the romance of your wedding day.  There are lots of different alternatives to just a simple book and by going for something a bit different I feel you will be more unique and your guests will enjoy leaving things for you to read!

 

Something different – I love the idea of doing something unique which your guests may have not seen before! The ideas shown above indicate how you don’t just have to go for the traditional guest book. The first picture shows lots of puzzle pieces which your guests can leave lovely messages on, and you can piece them together after your wedding! I also think the second picture shows a fun idea where your guests can take Polaroid photos and perhaps even write something on the back of the photograph? Finally by providing a calendar like in the third picture, your guests are able to write down their birthdays and leave messages if they wish to as well!

 

 

Typewriters – I think this is such a fabulous idea! Not only does it give a lovely vintage feel to your wedding day, but it is also something fun which will keep your guests entertained! People don’t normally see typewriters around nowadays and it could be a really great idea to wow your friends and family. I feel they look really great and your guests will thoroughly enjoy leaving warming messages through them!

 

 

Guestbook with a twist – In the pictures above there are some sweet guest books with a twist!! For example you can have a number of small books with different titles such as ‘what shall we do for our 1 year wedding anniversary’ or ‘when did you know we were meant for each other’. These books can even be placed on each of your guests’ tables and then can be swapped around. This ensures you have a variety of sorts of different messages which will be sure to make you smile!

 

 

Three of my favourites – Finally I just wanted to share with you three of my personal favourite ideas which I believe are all individually stunning! I love the book with the envelopes in it as it will be so enjoyable after your wedding day to open up the envelopes and see what lovely messages your guests have left you. Alongside this in the second picture I love the idea of your guests leaving their fingerprints and signing their name so you can remember the fun you had with all your friends and family! Finally the messages rolled up in a scroll and placed in the bottle are timeless and elegant too.

So remember, your guest book doesn’t just have to be a book for your guests to sign, it can become something
fun and be a part of your wedding! I hope these unique ideas have inspired you.

Writen by: Augusta Henning

 

 

The English tea party wedding

Posted 4 years ago by Laura Mitchell in ,

This theme is truly one of my favourites. The décor is so beautiful and as the weather is warming up it is a great time of year for an English tea party wedding – whether it be set in the midst of a gorgeous garden or inside! This is the perfect opportunity to allow yourself and your guests to indulge on scrumptious cream cakes, adorable mini sandwiches and sip on tea and champagne, whilst enjoying your special day. This can create a more fun and relaxed event which still expresses timeless romance. Here are some examples of how you can use this theme to make the perfect wedding.

Above: Here are some stunning examples of how to work the English tea party at your wedding! The beautiful vintage tea cups which are miss-matched in patterns are so adorable and are available to hire from many different places! I also love the wedding cake shown which has a variety of different cakes and teacups with sweeties in them! You can play around with the sort of food and sweet bits you want to have at your wedding in order to make it unique.

 

 

 

Above: These perfect décor ideas illustrate how afternoon tea can become an overall theme. Bunting can be gorgeous when the right patterns and material is picked! In this case, I’m thinking gingham, polka dots and floral patterns to tie in to the theme. I also think the idea of using teacups as name place holders is so sweet! You can put little posies of flowers in the cups for your guests to keep and this will definitely ensure they leave with a smile on their face! The pastel hues are perfect for this theme and luckily they are in fashion this season too!

 

Above: I love the idea of the tea party to be held outside in a garden on a warm summer’s day. It really emphasises the theme and creates a magnificent backdrop for your special day. I also think it is a great idea how you can use the theme in all aspects of your wedding. The teabags pictured can be used as wedding favours. Their message reads ‘the perfect blend’ which clearly embodies the romance of your wedding. Alongside this the Polaroid pictures hanging on a line are so adorable! You could get your guests to take photographs and pin them up with pegs as the day progresses!

Overall this theme can be extremely enchanting. Think Alice in Wonderland meets Pride and Prejudice, a lovely tea party in a beautiful English setting! I feel this could be the perfect blend for a magical day.

 

Written By: Augusta Henning 

Edited By: Laura Nikita Mitchell

 

Beach Weddings

Posted 4 years ago by Laura Mitchell in ,

As we approach the end of the month, we can expect to longer sunnier days with warmer temperatures. Knowing that summer doesn’t disappoint on the weather front, means you can take great liberties in celebrating the wedding outdoors. Beaches are a choice venue for lavish exotic weddings.

 

Beach weddings conjure up romantic notions of wind-tossed hair, fantastical sublimity and nature’s tranquil sights and sounds.  The openness of a beach setting allows for a large number of guests to spread across without cluttering the space. Combining a beach’s natural beauty with the soothing sounds of waves lightly crashing against the shore, creates a peacefully romantic atmosphere for you and your guests to relax and celebrate.  You can choose to hold the ceremony and the reception on the sandy shores, or you may want to wed in a beautiful chapel or view point close to the beach.  It goes without saying that the infinite waters will make a stunning backdrop to your wedding and will fill your photo albums with stunning shots of your big day.

 

When thinking of ideas for the decor, treat the beach as a blank canvas in which to build an extravagant or simple natural setting.  It will be beautiful either way!  You can go for decor that compliments the season, with bright pops of colour to enhance the natural energy in the air, or you might make it an aquatic affair with all things ‘sea’, or you can opt for a stylishly neutral pallet, adding a touch of class to the earthy feel.

 

 

When the sun has set behind the ocean you can decorate the tables and walk ways with with trails of candles and fairy lights.  This will create a fantastical magical evening.  A beach wedding is many peoples idea of a dream wedding and for good reason; the natural beauty and harmonious atmosphere of the beach will make your day really special!

 

Written By: Georgie Bradley

Edited By: Laura Nikita Mitchell

The Vintage Wedding

Posted 4 years ago by Laura Mitchell in , , ,

A vintage wedding is the perfect way to celebrate your special day if you are a sentimentalist who values tradition.  If you want to re-capture the beauty and elegance of an earlier age we have plenty of stunning ideas for you in this article.

The femininity of the vintage style is perfect for a special occasion such as a wedding.  The bride will look beautiful in an exquisite one off wedding dress.  The detailing on traditional dresses is exceptional and the craftsmanship that goes into each intricate beaded design or piece of lace is a masterpiece in itself.  The simple yet elegant a-line dress is another vintage favourite, teamed with a vintage hat, head net or 1940’s inspired hair style you will feel a film star.

The Bride

The décor 

When it comes to styling your wedding so much is dependant on decorations, flowers, props and those little extras that make your wedding personal and unique.  To create a vintage look you should use fine silver and bone china with hand painted feminine floral designs.  The flowers should be natural, fresh and plucked from an English country garden; it is nice to pick flowers with subtle fragrances to perfume your venue.

 

Above are some beautiful ideas to make your wedding extra special.  The picture on the left shows vintage wedding photos displayed amongst the flowers.  You could use old photographs of your parents or grandparents’ weddings and tie them to your bouquet to create a sentimental keepsake of your day.  The picture to the right shows a lovely home made confetti idea; using old music sheets, ribbon and lace you could make these little cones and fill them with dried roses or fresh rose petals to use as confetti.

 

Food and Drink

A high class tea party is a classic idea for a vintage spring/summer wedding.  The use of pastel colours creates a elegant backdrop to your festivities.  You could opt for an outdoor buffet consisting of salmon and cucumber sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and English jam, vintage sweets and cupcakes in lace skirts.  For refreshments you could serve tea in vintage tea cups, fresh cucumber water, pink grapefruit juice in rustic jam jars.  Another truly original idea is; home made lavender lemonade garnished with sprigs of fresh lavender.  It tastes delicious and its subtle lilac hue will look pretty amongst the fresh flowers and pastel coloured china .

I hope these ideas have inspired you to create your own Vintage Wedding.

 

Written by: Laura Nikita Mitchell
images from: pinterest

Unique & beautiful wedding accessories & decorations to delight your guests with

Posted 4 years ago by Sundari Uthaya in

Couples are becoming to realise how their wedding can be unique avoiding the run of the mill stereotypes and here at GCweddings we know decorations play an exciting role in this! We’ve collated a load of different decoration ideas for you to ponder over and get inspired as well as getting those creative juices flowing!

Forget flowers for a moment here, we’re talking about everything else! Here are some inspirational images

(from top left to right)

How about water & fire.. The idea of candles combined with water, floating is a very romantic and seductive decoration! It sets the mood with the candles and an added softness with the water.

I adore the idea of having a ‘wedding drink’ and the next image shows specially made straws! What a cute way of keeping a theme!

Feathers mixed with flowers is a gorgeous way to add something extra to your displays and creates a boutique feeling

Now this isn’t for everyone but paperchains & thin tinsel! This just shows how elegant simple decorations can be, and if that’s what represents you and your partner then don’t be afraid to do it! There is no pressure into having an over the top, bling-bling decor!

Think of different vases for your flowers (discussed in previous post link)

How about books? If you and your partner are big readers then adapt these into your decorations! You can apply this to any hobby that you and your partner share!

Get your ideas flowing by writing down hobbies, colours & things you and your partner both love and from there on you can create a wedding which truly represents you or psst just tell your planner and we’ll do all the hard work ;)

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