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SUNFLOWER THEMED WEDDING

 

Sep
09
2014

Malvern College, in Worcestershire. A beautiful venue, set in meticulously kept grounds, with youngsters playing cricket and the sun, shining down on us.  Such beautiful, English scenery, and the perfect setting for the wedding we went to, recently. The couple being married looked wonderful, excited and happy. Whilst sitting in my seat with the rest of the family and friends, I could not but help admire the décor of the hall in which the ceremony took place.

The wedding invitations did not give much away about the place, except for one of the colours in the colour scheme (blue). Perhaps the invitation was just a teaser to the guests of what to expect.

On entering the hall, we were lead along a long corridor and then up a flight of stairs. We then walked through a large doorway and into a hall which was part of a pair set at each end of the building.  The other end was a chapel and the one we walked into was apparently built to balance the architecture.  It was done in true, Victorian splendour.

The theme was organic, with brown, yellows, blues and ivory. We were met with a host of sunflowers, and tiny indigo blue flowers, wrapped in hessian.  The bridesmaid’s dresses and the bride’s shoes were cobalt blue. Sunflowers were also part of the reception decor and there were even a few placed on the wedding cake. The organic hessian colour was carried through to the table name cards. There was a hand-written, personal message on each card; such a lovely touch!

 

Reverse of the name tags:

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Besides flower arrangements in the centre of each table, there were plenty of little props to help guests interact with one another such as: family games, jokes, balloons etc….. The disco evening entertainment got everyone up dancing. It was a fab night and a great day overall. At one point in the evening, the dj asked the fathers to get up on the dance floor and throw some shapes to ABBA…..so funny!!

I wanted to share with you other sunflower wedding themed ideas. Here are just a couple –

 

172-Summer-Rustic

This sunflower theme concentrates on the neutral shades, along with warm yellow and white. It feels very ‘country farm yard’ and was taken from Snippet & Ink (#172 Summer Rustic)

 

sunflower moodboard

This is a board that I put together. It represents the colours used in the wedding that I recently attended, yet I have taken inspiration from the Summer Rustic theme. I wanted to add tones of blue (pale and cobalt blue), with the warm yellow and white. This board is a bit more sophisticated i.e. the pale blue wedding shoes and the table setting. I’m loving the nude wedding cake…so simple, with just a few small flowers and a large sunflower on top for decoration!

 

Alternative blue and yellow colour theme

 

341-Mustard-and-Blue

I have shown another example of a pale blue and yellow colour scheme, if you are not in favour of using sunflowers. The colours are softer, pretty and this theme feels luxurious. It is another inspiration board taken from Snippet & Ink (#341 Mustard and Blue)

If you definitely like sunflowers, then check out Van Gogh Inspired Wedding by Wedding Chicks and also, Retro Meets Rustic With A Quirky DIY Wedding by Bridal Musings. I’m sure you will like their ideas 🙂

 

 

 

 

Starstruck!

 

Aug
29
2014

Aardman Studios, Bristol

What a great place! Yasmin, Neil and I went down to Bristol last Friday to look around Aardman Studios, where they make lots of well known animation characters. These are: Wallace & Grommit, Creature Comforts, Change for Life, Morph & Chas, Chicken Run and many more….. I did feel starstruck, even though they were only man-made characters, yet they were part of my youth. I watched them often as a child.

As soon as we entered the reception area, we saw the props used for The Pirate film. They were amazing and large in scale. We suddenly felt excited.  We also saw the original drawings from previous work in frames on the white walls. I couldn’t wait for the tour and to see where the characters were created.

Aardman Studios has two buildings. The old building is were they make the models and the new section is where the computer animation is done (as well as the marketing and admin functions). I took some pics of what we saw; reception, Oscar and Bafta awards and the modelling studio. We also saw the painted Sean the Sheep statues that will be seen around Bristol and London next year (2015). I haven’t put these in this post.  Aardman are currently working on a new film and a top secret advert, so we were unable to look at these.

If you want to look at more of their fab work, take a look at their web site

Here are just some of the pics taken on our tour

 

Reception Area

 

Aardman foyer

 

Oscar & Baftas

 

Oscar

 

Yasmin with Oscars

Yasmin standing next to the Oscar and two Baftas. This photo courtesy of Peter Roberts of Flex Storytellers.

 

Wallace & Grommit

 

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Duracell Bunny

 

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Morph & Chas

 

Characters

 

Other cheeky characters

 

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