Wedding Table Ideas

You want to create that WOW factor when your guests walk through the reception room doors. Sometimes just the simplest of ideas can be really effective and you don’t need a big budget to achieve a stylish table setting. This blog shows you some fantastic ways to style your wedding tables!

Simple & Rustic

Long banquet style tables are really popular nowadays and create a relaxed atmosphere. Wild flowers and ivory bistro candles are inexpensive and look lovely. You could even style this yourselves with recycled glassware like jam jars and twine!

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Foliage & Table Runners

I love foliage as the table centrepiece! It’s great for creating a rustic look and you can style with or without flowers if you’re keeping to a budget. You can also dress with a table runner, candlesticks and holders.

Lace can make you think of a traditional wedding but here, as a table runner, it looks so modern and elegant. Pair with clear glassware and table accessories for a classic, understated look.

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Table Plans

There is always the anticipation at weddings for guests to find out where they are sitting! Mounted table plans are perfect for propping on an easel or outside your venue.

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Modern Place Settings

Raffia is a simple way to style your table settings. Paired with linen or cotton napkins, this idea is really effective. The natural colour looks great with any colour too and perfect for a coastal theme or rustic wedding.

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Wedding Menus

A lovely addition to your wedding stationery are printed wedding menus as guests really appreciate knowing what will be served. Create a truly beautiful table setting by placing an individual wedding menu for each guest paired with a personalised place card.

PaperLove inc. ribbon place cards are hand-finished with a copper eyelet and stylish knot. For x2 place cards entwined with ribbon, you can specify the wording for each card. For example, the smaller card could note your wedding date, names or initials.

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Tall Centrepieces

Create drama with tall floral centrepieces. Classic wedding foliage like ivy and eucalyptus look stunning overhanging from the display. Be careful when choosing heights for your centrepieces though to ensure guests will be able to see each other without ducking under flowers!

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Floral Arrangements

You can also style your floral designs with everyday objects like wooden crates and lanterns. Create lovely keepsakes by personalising wooden crates; ideal for growing herbs, using as storage or even sending as wedding memory boxes for close family and friends.

Lanterns look amazing amongst foliage and flowers. They are also a much safer way to have candles burning at the table. As the evening draws in, you can easily move the lanterns to a cosy area or outside.

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10 Beautiful UK Barn Wedding Venues

Engaged and looking for a U.K. wedding venue that’s not your standard hotel or country house?

Renovated barns have been opening their doors to the wedding industry over the last few years and have become ideal venues for creating a fun-filled day with a difference.

Popular for a uniquely relaxed and stylish appearance, barns are perfect for creating a modern day wedding. With a rustic appearance and picturesque scenery, you often don’t even need to travel far away from the city to locate one of these U.K. gems!

 1. Tythe Barn, Priston Mill

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Location: Priston | Capacity: 140 | www.pristonmill.co.uk

Nestled in the lovely village of Priston, Tythe Barn is situated 6 miles from Bath and 12 miles from Bristol. With enclosed gardens and meandering path leading to the venue, it’s impossible not to instantly fall in love! Inside the reception area you will find an inviting space with comfortable seating and a wood burning stove; perfect for greeting guests and relaxing in the evening.

2. Cripps Barn

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Location: Cirencester | Capacity: 150 | www.crippsandco.com

This authentic 18th century stone barn is situated in the stunning Cotswolds countryside, a stones throw from the well-renowned market town, Cirencester. The barn features flag stone floors, an open fire place and a large south facing terrace with fire-pits and a bonfire in the garden. Cripps Barn is known for their barbecues, rotisseries and feast style sharing platters served at the table.

3. Hyde House & Barns

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Location: Stow-On-The-Wold | Capacity: 150 | www.hydehouse.co.uk

In 2018 Hyde House opened their new ceremony barn, The Grange. With a beautifully landscaped garden and far-reaching views across the Cotswolds countryside, this is an idyllic setting for a wedding. There is also accommodation in the main house with 20 modern and delightful rooms. Guests will have exclusive use of the venue and its ground for your entire wedding day.

4. The Mill Barns

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Location: Bridgnorth | Capacity: 170 | www.themillbarns-venue.co.uk

The Mill Barns is a stunning waterfront venue offering couples exclusive-use of three magnificent oak framed wedding barns, luxury onsite accommodation, eight acres of mature landscaped gardens and mesmerising water features. They also have no corkage fee which is perfect for helping you plan within a budget!

5. Fitzleroi Barn

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Location: Pulborough | Capacity: 120 | www.fitzleroibarn.co.uk

Set amongst the rolling hills and farmland of West Sussex, this 400 year old barn is full of rustic charm. The secluded location offers a tranquil setting for your wedding and features a large, enclosed courtyard for reception drinks and entertainment. With only one event per weekend, you will also have access the day before for set up and decoration.

6. Manor Farm Barn

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Location: Bicester | Capacity: 100 | www.manorfarmtythebarn.co.uk

Manor Farm Barn was built during the 16th century in the picturesque village of Marsh Gibbon. The venue is conveniently located close to Bicester, Buckingham, Aylesbury and also the M40. The exposed beams and tall ceilings create a wonderful atmosphere and space to style as you like. Outside the barn is a beautiful and spacious walled garden ideal for your reception drinks.

7. Stokes Farm Barn

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Location: Wokingham | Capacity: 100 | www.stokesfarmbarn.co.uk

Situated on a working farm, Stokes Farm Barn is an idyllic location with stunning countryside views across luscious fields. The animals are a real attraction with younger guests too! The Victorian timber barn is full of character, complete with a balcony bar and floor to ceiling windows.

8. Wick Farm

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Location: Farleigh Hungerford | Capacity: 100 | www.wickfarmbath.co.uk

Set within 37 acres of peaceful countryside, Wick Farm is located 7 miles from the historic city of Bath. The ceremony takes place in the Upper Barn, with its beautiful high ceilings and 600 year old beams. Followed by drinks in the stunning garden overlooking the duck pond and open fields or in the winter drinks are served in the Lower Barn with its vaulted ceiling and oak floors.

9. Sheepdrove Organic Farm

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Location: Hungerford | Capacity: 150 | www.sheepdrove.com

The interior design of this traditional barn is contemporary and spacious with a versatile open plan space. Tucked away in the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty, yet only minutes from the M4, this is a fantastic location in rural Berkshire. Sheepdrove is also a working farm and has 9 en-suite rooms sharing a large farmhouse communal kitchen.

10. Stanford Farm

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Location: Shrewsbury | Capacity: 200 (evening) | www.standfordfarm.co.uk

The Stables have been converted into a charming and rustic space, set within a stunning courtyard. The Bull Barn has been converted into a modern and stylish bar using recycled materials. Cow House, the most recent conversion, is a large open space which can hold up to 200 for your evening event. There is also on-site camping with toilets and showers included in the cost of your venue hire.

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2019 Wedding Stationery Launch!

It’s been a while since we posted however the last few months have been a very busy time here at PaperLove inc. with our 2019 launch!

We’re excited to announce all our new wedding stationery collections inclusive of luxury wedding invitations, ‘on the day’ stationery, save the dates and thank you cards are now available on the website.

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Our new collections are modern, chic and available in an array of stylish colours.

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Create ultimate elegance with our new signature ribbon bow wrapping… a stylish addition for holding your wedding invitation suite together.

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Within our collection of ‘on the day’ stationery are mounted table plans perfect for displaying on an easel inside or outside your venue.

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Let your guests know what delicious treats are to come! Our wedding menus can be ordered for the table or individually per guest.

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You can also personalise your wedding menus with ribbon tied place cards for each guest to create a truly stylish table setting.

We hope you enjoy browsing our new collections!

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Bridal Hairstyle Inspiration

All brides wish for beautiful hairstyles on their wedding day that is both comfortable, stays in shape throughout the day and complements their look. Below we share some of our favourites alongside beautiful hair accessories.

For more stunning creations, please also visit our Pinterest board.

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If you have gorgeous long locks with volume, a loose plait looks absolutely stunning! Simply style with flowers for a rustic chic look or an understated embellished headpiece to achieve pure elegance.

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If you’re thinking about an up-do, then a must-try is an intricately crafted headpiece, stylishly finished with a classic silk ribbon bow.

Organza? Silk? Coloured? Choose a ribbon to complement your wedding dress.

They really do transform the most simple styles into striking masterpieces!

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Loose curls create an effortlessly romantic look for your wedding day and can be styled with pearl grips or an embellished comb.

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Combs are incredibly versatile as they can be worn with or without a veil and are available in many different styles, from floral to crystal.

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Even with shorter hair, you can achieve gorgeous curls. I love this elegant style below with a statement floral grip to add volume.

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The staple of bridal hairstyles is the braid. They are perfect for adding interest to your style or creating the trendy relaxed boho look.

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I love this vintage feel birdcage style veil with pretty floral details. It catches the light so beautifully and exudes timeless glamour!

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2019 Wedding Trends

If you’re getting married in 2019, take note of our wedding trends aimed to help you build your concept and achieve a stylish, modern look.

INDUSTRIAL

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Soft greys against foliage like eucalyptus is perfect  for a minimalist modern day wedding

Textured, concrete interiors carry so much history & romance. If this is your style, look for beautiful English country houses steeped in history with civil ceremony on-site venues full of rustic charm.

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PaperLove inc. collection ‘Eternity’ complements this timeless look perfectly!

PASTELS & COPPER

This 2018 trend is still set for 2019 but updated by introducing bolder accent colours & blooms. Low centrepieces will also be back in so think about your staple foliage for volume, texture and depth but add in vivid roses & peonies for striking colour & wow factor!

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MINIMALIST ELEGANCE

Creating a romantic feel in use of colour & materials will see bridesmaids wearing soft tones. Two-pieces will be in with lace bodies & long floaty skirts.

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Fulfil this look by ordering PaperLove inc. wedding stationery ; stylish collections available in striking on-trend colour palettes.

MODERN RUSTIC

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Dress the table with white linen, & natural colour or hessian table runners.

 

 

pot-609781_1920For the ultimate in modern rustic, introduce copper to your table design & decor.

This stunning metallic colour against soft pastels & neutral tones is the perfect blend of tradition & timeless modernity.

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TROPICAL

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Bring the Bahamas to your big day!

This palm leaf trend is moving forward adding in orchids, king protea, cactus & succulents.

The copper theme continues to transcend through many 2019 trends & looks great as planters for your venue & table decor.

 

 

 

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Pastel orchid shades with the tropical look is set for 2019.

Bridal bouquets blooming with these exotic flowers beautifully balanced with strong greenery.

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Complete the look with bridal accessories like this gorgeous faux-orchid headpiece.

TWENTIES TWIST

Low waists & embellishments; 2019 brides will be wearing elegant, glamorous dresses with gorgeous sequin detailing.

This modern take on vintage gowns will also see styles worn on other occasions besides the wedding.

BRING THE COLOUR

By no means does a wedding dress have to be white! 2019 will bring some bridal colour from soft pinks to bright reds.

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VOLUME

Multi-tiered skirts & ruffles bring the Princess look to a whole new level of elegance. This exaggerated volume is a key 2019 modern bridal trend.

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Wedding Planning Checklist

From the essentials to minor details, there is so much to think about when planning a wedding. Our checklist guides you through from 12 months+ right up to the big day – helping you through the process and manage your time best giving you more time to enjoy these exciting stages and of course, each other!

12 Months +

Choose a date (up to 3 if possible to give you better flexibility)

Define your style & create mood boards – Pinterest is great for this!

Decide on your wedding party; Maid Of Honour & Bridesmaids, Best Man, Groomsmen, Flower Girls, Page Boys & Ring Bearer

Compile your guest list

Make a list of your wedding non-negotiables! (location, venue, guest list e.t.c….)

You Complete Me_Botanical_Save The DateExplore venues that fulfil your requirements and secure if possible! If you have chosen a civil ceremony, be sure to book your registrar ASAP

Find your essential wedding pro’s… photographer, videographer, musicians, florist & caterer if applicable

Browse ‘Save The Date‘ designs (www.paperloveinc.o.uk) & send these out to your guests

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9-12 Months

Find your dream wedding dress & think about your bridal party attire

Browse wedding stationery designs to complement your style

Research hotels for your guests. Reserve rooms & secure rates if possible

Hire your photographer, videographer, musicians, florist & caterer

Plan your honeymoon

6-9 Months

Hire any equipment you require – chairs, stage, lighting, decor e.t.c.

Meet with your planner to confirm the main details

Order your wedding stationery

Book any additional entertainment such as magicians & face painters

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3-6 Months

Decide on hair & make-up. Book your trials & stylists!

Schedule your seamstress appointments, right up to the final fitting

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Order your wedding cake

Choose your flowers

Purchase your suit & organise the Groomsmen attire

Book your honeymoon & wedding night room

Choose readers for your ceremony

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1-3 Months

Finalise honeymoon plans

Finalise menus & reception drinks

Book your wedding day transportation

Define your seating plan

Purchase ‘On The Day’ stationery

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Write thank you cards as you receive gifts

 

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The Countdown…

Final dress fitting (with shoes and undergarments)

Confirm final numbers with venue & caterers

Delegate wedding day duties – parking, seating guests, gifts

Send playlists to your musicians

Pamper! Book in for a massage and nail treatment

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Champagne For Your Wedding?

Weddings are all about celebrating with your loved ones and no other tipple says this more than Champagne! There is so much more flexibility nowadays with many venues giving you the option to supply your own drinks. Even with a corkage fee this can still be a more cost-effective option and allow you to taste something extra special, like Champagne, for a fraction of the price.

I’ve just returned from the Champagne region in France and I’m now wishing I had made this journey before my wedding! With only a 3 hour drive from Calais this trip is doable in 2 days, a long weekend or an extended trip to take your time and travel around the entire region.

If you’re planning on supplying your wedding Champagne or just interested in travelling to France and visiting the area, we have some must-see places to add to your list…

Charles Mignon7 Rue Irène Joliot Curie, 51200 Épernay, France

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This was a great find to combine a cellar tour and tasting. You’ll be guided through the history of the House and Champagne, visit the cellars, vat room and learn all about the process as well as interesting facts about Champagne.

All this for an incredibly reasonable price too with a tour & tasting for only €12!

Blondel – Domaine des Monts Fournois , BP 12, 51500 Ludes France

We received a lovely warm welcoming when visiting Blondel. Not only is their Champagne amazing but as you step down into a hidden cellar gem you will find wonderful memorabilia and a small bottling production line. 

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Sadly this family-run Champagne House will be closing at the end of the year however you will still be able to visit and purchase Champagne. Plus with the incredible weather there has been across Europe this summer, it has been announced that 2018 will be a vintage year so I know I’ll be visiting Blondel in 4 or 5 years to bring back something special from their last ever production!

G. Tribaut – 88 Rue d’Eguisheim, 51160 Hautvillers, France

G. Tribaut is situated in the village of Hautvillers, 6km from Epernay, with one of the most beautiful picturesque views I’ve ever seen.

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A panoramic shot was the only way to try and give this view justice!

The champagne….

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A tasting in this truly memorable location cost €10 for three flutes, however if you purchase a minimum of six bottles this cost is waived.

Au 36 – 36 Rue Domaine Pérignon, 51160 Hautvillers, France

Also located in Hautvillers is this lovely restaurant, Au 36, situated on the famous Rue Domaine Pérignon. They have a x3 glass Champagne flight and INCREDIBLE taster menu to enjoy alongside and soak up the bubbles!

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I love these personalised flutes so you know which grape you’re tasting! Seen here with our PaperLove inc. ‘Full House‘ luxury wedding invitation.

Bouché-Machuré -2 Boulevard Saint Michel, Venteuil 51480, France

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Bouché-Machuré Brut is a deliciously crisp Champagne at an amazing price of €13.80 per bottle if purchase a minimum of six bottles. The owner is proud to maintain smaller production runs year on year so you know the quality is of importance to this Champagne House.

So with such finesse at a very reasonable price this is a great one to visit if thinking about your wedding Champagne!

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The Champagne region left me feeling very inspired to design next seasons PaperLove inc. wedding stationery collections!

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