7 ways to a stylish day

From cracking fireworks to having a wow factor ice sculpture, make your day extra special with these reception delights...

Stylish Chocolate Fountain

Create a wow-factor


However simple your wedding is, try to incorporate a wow-factor element into your day – your guests will love it. Favourite ideas include chocolate fountain, an ice sculpture, an amazing cake or a room scented with scented flowers. Chocolate fountain hire from £375, Chocolate Fountain. Ice sculpture, Hamilton Ice sculptors, from £350.

Stylish Wedding Reception Venue

Your venue

Work with your venue manager to make your wedding beautiful. They’ll be a good source of inspiration, as they’re likely to have seen the room dressed in many different ways!

Photo: Chewton Lake Suite at Chewton Glen.

Stylish French Theme Cake

Set a theme

Setting a theme is a good way to bring everything together beautifully. The country you get married in, your venue or your fantasy wedding will dictate your theme. Make sure the theme you choose, such as English country garden, French chic or Italian romance, suits your venue. Then incorporate it from your stationery design right through to the colour of your maids’ dresses.

Picture: French style ‘Croquembouche’ cake made of profiteroles and spun caramel, from £3.75 each, Contemporary Cake Design.

Stylish Christmas Wedding Decorations

Decoration Style

Create a beautiful, photo-worthy backdrop with simple, but dramatic details. Your venue will dictate what you can do with the decoration, but the options are endless. For a winter wedding, why not get your florist to create a gorgeous winter tree dripping with pretty Christmas decorations? The branches could even be spray-painted white or silver for that added sparkly winter look.

Photo: Baubles and icicles, from £6 each, The White Company (0870 900 9555).

Stylish Atmosphere Lighting


Lighting creates atmosphere and helps turn space into something warm and welcoming for your guests.
Here are a few ideas:

  • Highlight areas that you want emphasized with spot lights such as tables and the dance floor.
  • Colourwash the walls of the marquee or venue with colour gels placed over stage lights. For help call White Light (020 8254 4800)
  • Use candlelight on your ceremony and reception tables.

Stylish Personal Touches

Personal touches

Make your day memorable for your guests by incorporating personal touches. Create name tags that can double up as chair-back decorations. Your guests will love them!

Photo: Rachel Barnes.

Stylish Magical Garden

Magical gardens

Make the most of any outdoor space whether you get married in summer or winter. Gardens or patios are great for hosting welcome drinks and having your pictures taken.

Photo: Eden Project.


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