Spotlight

Our wedding planning blog. Keep up to date as we blog our latest finds, ideas and inspiration from the amazing and beautiful world of weddings.

A wonderful space already, St Boswells Village Hall was decorated like never before!  Carly’s eye for design made the brief exciting and allowed us lots of scope of creating something truly original.  Using accents of copper and other metallics we decorated the trestle tables with garlands of ivy, metallic painted paint cans and lots and lots of succulents.  Add in sparkle in the form of lots of tea lights in small votives and the tables looked splendid.

We created a speak easy area in the entrance hall with a rustic console table, lanterns and small box bushes.  The client’s own rugs were used in the entrance hall and then carrying through the same style to being under the barrel upon which the wedding cake was displayed.  Informal criss crossed festoon lighting provided the backdrop on stage for the band.

For a bright look at a spring time wedding the vibrant greens of fresh larch branches gave the high ceiling hall a really great look.  We suspended the branches from the beams using a very tall ladder and lots of twine!

Our rustic pop up bar and light up B A R letters and inflatable chesterfield sofas finished off the look.

Village Halls offer great value for money and as you can see are wonderful to decorate.  Images by Euan Robertson and Kevin Greenfield.

 

 

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Whilst we don’t like to blow trumpets too loudly, here at Get Knotted we are feeling very excited to share our latest venture.  Years of event styling, and transforming all sorts of wedding venues, from bijou village halls and barns, to grand marquees and stately homes, means that we know our business and have learned a trick or two.  Quite simply we know what works and have been quietly setting trends, here and there. Do you remember our Floral Chandeliers? And what about our funky Taxi Photo Booth?

We have decided to put our knowledge and experience and creative flair to a different use, and are launching a limited range of props for sale, direct to event stylists, venues, and DIY brides.  We have sourced ahead-of-the trend wedding ideas that are perfect for a bespoke wedding style.

We are over the moon about sharing our knowledge to bring you a wonderful line of props for sale that we know will work for you, whatever your venue.  First up the next big thing in wedding chair decor…

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We are delighted with our latest props, particularly these wonderfully quirky maypole tea light holders.  Our beaded candelabra are suspended from a maypole with tea light holders covered in beads, jewels and sequins.  We love adding on more jewels and beads which catch the candle light and twinkle, casting a lovely festive light over any celebration table.  Coupled with our bespoke maypole stands they work beautifully as a table centre and can be adorned with ribbons, flowers and greenery.

 

Charmed tea light holder maypole

The wires that the be-jewelled ring is suspended from can be hidden behind pretty ribbons, left unadorned they give the beaded rings a rather magical look of being suspended in mid-air.  We found pale pink ribbon to match these gorgeous fresh roses and wrapped the pole and covered the wires in the pretty ribbon to create a softer look, which complimented the bride’s bouquet.

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Brightly coloured flowers can be used at the base of the maypole tea light holder to match the rainbow of colours up above, and with the addition of multi coloured votive candles we created a wonderfully bright display as a centre piece.  We used a mirror as a base for this table centre.

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Colourful and quirky the circular tea light holders can hold 4 long burn tea lights – we’ve used white tea lights but you could use multi coloured night lights to match all the different beads, sequins and jewels.

Tea light holders with beaded rings

Or you can suspend the beaded ring holding the tea lights from above.  We used a branch and hung several candelabra from the branch at different heights to lower the ceiling and draw the eye to the ceremony space.

 

Beads and charms on chandelier Suspended tea light holders

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Scotland Shop is the brainchild of Anna White and based in Duns in the Scottish Borders.  We were fortunate enough to collaborate with Anna recently on a series of inspirational photo shoots at special wedding venues in the Scottish Borders with the aim of promoting the use of tartan for weddings – and tartan a contemporary twist.

Having made a substantial investment in state of the art technology, Anna and the team at Scotland Shop aim to become a global leader in “e-tailoring”.  The software allows online shoppers to see their chosen item of clothing in one of over a thousand different tweeds and tartans, something that up to now only fashion designers had the tools to do. Read the rest of this entry »

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Here at Get Knotted HQ we are just starting to draw breath after a busy summer of Scottish Weddings here in the Scottish Borders and further afield. Our prop hire department has been going like a fair and this season it has been all about glass jars.  Apothecary jars to some, sweetie jars to others – to us the perfect prop for creating pretty floral arrangements.

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From a stylist’s point of view the beauty of this kind of prop is the versatility that these jars offer.  They come in all shapes and sizes and you can use them with or without their lids to create a wonderful display with varying height and contrasting angles to show off flowers and greenery to their best potential.  The beauty of glass is the way it reflects the light so apothecary jars as a prop come in to their own when you add candles.

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A simple tea light placed in a plain holder can bring an arrangement of jars to life by providing very simple up-lighting.  And glassware needn’t be restricted to table arrangements; we love using our hanging glass baubles to bring down a ceiling, and with tea lights twinkling inside them they create a magical feel.

Two of our very favourite Scottish weddings this summer have majored on apothecary jars as props to create the style and feel the bride and groom wanted for their reception.  At Aikwood Tower near Selkirk we were able to use a combination of greenery and glassware to create this natural rustic look which complimented the Cart Shed surroundings perfectly and created a lovely romantic feel to the room.

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At a marquee wedding at The Roxburghe Hotel near Kelso we used more than 100 glass apothecary jars to showcase seasonal flower arrangements.  Using different shaped glass jars, moss, candles and an array of hedgerow inspired flowers, fruits and berries as well as succulents and velvety roses the tables looked absolutely breath-taking.  Roses nestled inside the lids of some of the apothecary jars looked just sublime.

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Thanks to Sarah White Photography, Aikman Smith Photography & Duncan Ireland Photography for these wonderful images.

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You knew we had a new website, right?

For those that missed it, we have been working hard behind the scenes to make our website even more fun to browse, easier to get around, and full of wedding styling inspiration.

Anyway, enough of that, you’ve got a wedding to plan. Here are 5 things we think you’ll love about our new wedding planning website.

 

#1 Our new wedding styling video showcase

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Our styling video illustrates the preparations, build up and final results at two contrasting locations with very different themes.   An elegant country house and a small riverside barn.  The team worked alongside talented young film maker, Gabriel Greenough.  Fantastic stills images were also taken by Alex Aikman Smith of AikmanSmithPhotography.

 

#2 New styling galleries which you can browse for inspiration and share on Pinterest.

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The galleries, which are in the form of mood boards, feature some of the wonderful couples we have had the pleasure of working with and show the venues in all their wedding day glory.

 

#3 Behind the scenes – a glimpse into the eventful life of a wedding planner

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Some light-hearted moments with lovely people, top tips, current trends and Lindsey’s ‘essentials’ that she cannot survive without!

#4 New props in our new prop hire section

It’s expanding fast! From classic and quirky to cool and rustic. Check out the latest additions to the Get Knotted hire collection here

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#5 A round up of Get Knotted in your favourite wedding magazines,

In case you’ve missed an issue or two!   We are regularly featured in the press including Wedding Flowers & Accessories Magazine, Best Scottish Weddings, The Scottish Wedding Directory, Mollie Makes and Perfect Wedding. We have also featured in a range of online blogs.  Watch out for more in the coming months.

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Finally, some thank you’s.  To Tom Payne at Fullscreen and Viv Seeley at Vivid Design for all their hard work and enthusiasm which made the whole process fascinating and great fun! To Jules Horne at Texthouse and also to Sandra Campbell at Business Gateway for her support, advice and guidance.

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When you are planning your wedding, every little detail you see in magazines or shops inspires you. Of course, you cannot have everything. We would like to share some of our top styling details to make sure your venue looks as stunning as you do.

Love – there are many ‘LOVE’ details available, so why not go big and have a love sign as a feature at your wedding reception. These look great in the corner of a function suite or outside on the lawn. The delicate lighting is perfect to set the mood.

Get-Knotted.net Love Sign (credit www.mcbethphotography.com)

 

 

Take a seat – forget about chair covers to hide tired out venue chairs and choose white folding chairs. With their clean and simple shape, these chairs look great in a rustic or rural setting. Set them up in rows for a traditional look or in a curve for a more dramatic effect. Add your own personality by placing details on the back or making your own seat covers.

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Twinkle Twinkle – twilight lighting is perfect for that subtle touch of light. Place them outside a marquee to soften the entrance or place around your venue to add a rustic feel.

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Glamour – add a touch of glamour to your bouquet by including some sparkly brooches. These will glimmer under lights, enhancing your beautiful fresh flowers. Why not add brooches as your something old or borrowed and include family heirlooms to an extra special touch.

Get-Knotted.net Bouquet with jewelled details (credit www.mcbethphotography.com)

 

Trees – trees look pretty when adorned with flowers and candles in jars. Collect jars of all sizes, place candles inside and tie to tree branches with some ribbon, raffia or string.

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Colour splash – dress up plain chairs with bold coloured hand-tied bouquets by placing them on chairs down the aisle for a simple, elegant look.

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Bold details – if you are getting married in a venue, which already has some bold statement furnishings, use them to your advantage by adding smaller details with block colours to match or contrast and add some candle sticks to reflect the colour onto white table clothes.

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For more information and styling ideas, please visit www.get-knotted.net or call us on 0791 2200365 to discuss styling your wedding or event.

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We were really excited to see these fantastic images of our white folding chairs which have been used by EAT NewcastleGateshead recently.

EAT NewcastleGateshead was established in 2007 by NewcastleGateshead Initiative.  It’s a regional festival with a strong national reputation for innovation and excellence that celebrates the many ways in which good food can enhance our lives.

EAT uses quirky and different locations to host its ‘Naked Feasts’ and just look at the results.

 

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Our chairs look really crisp and clean in warehouse settings.

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… here’s the same set up at night with masses of candles

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Great food and conversation – it’s what life is all about.

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Totally different – sun-drenched and rain-soaked Naked Feasts on the Swing Bridge with 4 top local chefs and sponsors, Port of Tyne. 

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If you’d like to know more, see newcastlegateshead.com/eat-festival

Pictures courtesy of Rich Kenworthy.

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We get around!

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Wow, how quick has the summer gone!  We’ve been very busy with weddings, planning, flowers, photo shoots and more.

With that in mind, we would like to share some of our recent coverage with you:

 

15 ways a wedding planner can make your day better

Many couples ask themselves whether or not they need a wedding planner.  We wrote an article, featured on Wedding Ideas Magazine’s website, explaining how a wedding planner can make your day better.  If you are undecided, have a read here.

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This was also featured on bride the wedding site.

 

Hot new blooms

A beautiful peach, green and cream shower bouquet was featured in the May issue of Perfect Wedding Magazine.

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Time to bloom

We made a romantic necklace from Pepita roses and Hypericum berries for a photo shoot and this was featured in the August/September issue of Wedding Magazine.

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White flowers

We were very excited when we were invited down to London for a photo shoot on white flowers.  We made a hand-tied bouquet, a wedding ring nest, a delicate buttonhole and a pretty table centre.

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Birds of a feather

The Best Scottish Weddings Magazine regularly features us.  We have been asked to do a number of photo shoots this summer as well.  The birds of a feather feature in the Spring issue, included our peacock feathers and emerald green bouquet.

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Bold and Beautiful

As well as the peacock bouquet, Best Scottish Weddings Magazine also featured some of our styling images as the main image in their bold and beautiful page.

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Totally tropical

With a tropical theme, the lovely magazine, Cornish Brides featured a display of flowers in our cups and saucers, which are available to hire.  They also mentioned the cups and saucers in their ‘and finally…’ page.

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There is plenty more coming up, so keep your eyes peeled.

 

Have your wedding featured

If you would like to have your wedding featured on the wedding blogs or in magazines, please let us know and we will put you in touch with them – don’t forget to mention us!  Please email Lindsey on Lindsey@get-knotted.net.

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We are huge fans of The Hanging Lantern Company.  These fantastic lanterns completely transform spaces into something very special for weddings and parties and there is a brilliant range of colours and shapes to choose from.

We are delighted to announce that we  have now partnered with The Hanging Lantern Company to be able to offer a professional installation of lanterns and pom poms in the North Northumberland and Scottish Borders area.

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So, let us know what you would like, we’ll place the order for you and then get up our ladders and put them in place which will hopefully help keep your stressometer out of danger levels!

There are so many wonderful colours and designs available.  Let your imagination go wild combining oranges with magenta ….

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Or keep it  elegant and simple with white ….

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Purple and pinks are always a favourite choice

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And whether it’s a barn …..

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Or a marquee ….

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And you’re running out of time – get in touch and we’ll be delighted to help.

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