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. Love Sign (credit



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. Curved White Folding Chairs


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.



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. Bouquet with jewelled details (credit


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. Candles in trees


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. Flowers on pew ends (credit


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. Bold details (credit


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


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.


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


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


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


If you’d like to know more, see

Pictures courtesy of Rich Kenworthy.


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. - Mellerstain - East Corridor (1)

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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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


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 ….


Or keep it  elegant and simple with white ….


Purple and pinks are always a favourite choice


And whether it’s a barn …..


Or a marquee ….


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


Take a fabulous couple, one dog, an intrepid registrar, two great photographers and a cool February day.  Wave a wand of Roulotte Retreat magic and what do you get?  The most lovely, tiny wedding. It was a real privilege to be a part of this  special celebration for Zulfi and Greta who travelled up from London to elope in the beautiful Scottish Borders last weekend.


The ceremony took place outside Ruby the pretty bowtop gypsy caravan.


Jane Norman, one of the Borders lovely Registrars, donned her hiking boots and married Zulfi and Greta at midday on Saturday 22 February 2014.



Zeppelin behaved immaculately – apart from one momentary lapse in concentration caused by an approaching chicken.

Zulfi and Greta’s hands were joined by tying a piece of tartan in the ancient Celtic marriage ritual ‘handfasting’  as a symbolic way of representing their union as a married couple.


…. and Alan and Avril, Roulotte Retreat’s enthusiastic and welcoming owners, were the official witnesses.


After the ceremony, the couple posed for pictures on the little jetty in the meadow.


… and then walked back to the Studio for a glass of fizz before departing for a celebratory lunch in Melrose.


Why not consider eloping to Roulotte Retreat  It couldn’t be easier with a convenient rail link from London to nearby Berwick upon Tweed.  Treat yourselves to fabulous breakfast hampers available from Roulotte Retreat and let us organise taxis, restaurants, a bouquet, photographs and whatever else you might like to make your wedding elopement a unique celebration.   Rest assured you’ll received a warm Scottish Borders welcome at this enchanting place.

Beautiful images from Lloyd and Alex Aikman Smith from Aikman Smith Photography, Melrose.


A wedding wouldn’t be a wedding without a DJ announcing your first dance and guests dancing to your favourite music or cheesy disco tunes.  But what can you do when you have your wedding reception at a venue or in a marquee where they don’t want loud music?  The answer of course is a silent disco.


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“What is a silent disco?” you are probably asking.  A silent disco is where all of your guests wear a set of headphones to listen to the music being played.  This means, no music will be heard by anyone not wearing headphones.

Silent discos are becoming more and more popular at weddings as they bring something different to the occasion and the party doesn’t have to stop just after midnight, allowing newly-wed couples to make their special day last even longer.

If you don’t want a DJ, a silent disco can be transmitted from iPods and they can allow you to have multiple music types to ensure all of your guests can enjoy the music.


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Why have a silent disco?

As silent discos reduce the amount of noise, this enables you to hold your wedding reception at venues or places where you would not have usually been able.

Is it really silent?

A silent disco doesn’t mean you have to be quiet, the music simply cant be heard when your headphones are off.  Guests will, no doubt, be singing away with their headphones on and you can slide your headphones off when you want a conversation with one of your guests.  The beauty is, you wont lose your voice having to shout over loud music!


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So, if you want something unique and different at your wedding, a silent disco is perfect – the wedding video will be great to watch!

For more information and to enquire about having a silent disco at your wedding, please contact Lindsey on 0791 2200365 or



Ring delivery by owl has gained in popularity over the years and we are always pleased to recommend mother and daughter team, Julie and Kylie from Falconry Scotland.  For those of you who don’t know, here’s  how it works.  The falconry team arrive at the venue and the Best Man (to whom the owl flies) is given a crash course on how the owl will land and how to hold the bird.   Once the owl has landed, the Best Man releases the rings and hands over to the Groom.  Simple!  You can get a good idea in the following shots.

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It never fails to recieve oooooh’s and aaaaaaaaaah’s from the guests.  After the deed has been done, the Best Man turns to the falconer and the bird flies back.

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Here you can see the owl with the rings in a small bag.

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Not only do this dynamic duo provide the most beautifully trained owls, they also do Regal Greetings and mingling with the birds.  It’s a great way for guests to see and enjoy these lovely creatures during your drinks reception.

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Another guest with bird

Lorna and owl

If you would like your rings delivered by these amazing birds, contact Falconry Scotland.  Prices from £180.


A cascade of delicate fresh flowers has come to be known as shower bouquets within the wedding industry.  Like a waterfall, shower bouquets flow elegantly from larger or more dense flowers at the top, to smaller flowers as the bouquets taper towards a point at the bottom.

With 2014 set to be a year of colour mixed with neutrals, shower bouquets are also set to be a big trend this year as their additional length allows for combinations of colour with them being longer than traditional round or posy bouquets. Blush pinks shower bouquet £POA (credit Aikman Smith) 1

Here are some of our predictions for shower bouquets this year:

2013 saw a variety of bouquets and shower bouquets were growing more popular.  2014 will see more unusual and wilder shower bouquets.  They won’t be as symmetrical and perfect, using foilage and flowers which are more rustic. Spring shower bouquet £POA (Credit - (2) 1

Brides will be going for lose, trailing bouquets, incorporating asparagus ferns, ivy and flowers which have around for a long time such as carnations, dahlias, poppies and chrysanths to make them look more interesting.  Bouquets will have a 1930-1940’s feel to them as back then, when money was scarce, brides used what they could grow in their garden, giving them a more homemade, humble feel.

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Shower bouquets enable brides to show a bit of their personality.  Add coloured ribbon or lace around the stems to match your wedding theme or dress.

If fresh flowers aren’t your style, go for a shower brooch bouquet and incorporate family heirlooms and your favourite pieces of jewellery. Pink and Green Bouquet Bouquet £85 - £350 1

For more information about shower bouquets, contact us on 07912 200365 or email


Gunsgreen House is an inspired place for a wedding and if you are looking for somewhere unusual to hold your evening party celebrations, take a closer look at the cellars.  During the day the beautiful light and airy ground and first floor reception rooms are used for ceremonies and meals and in the evening – follow the stairs down …..

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…. to a really cool space for partying.  We added lots of twig lights and subtle uplighting throughout cellar one to create warmth and drama.  A large screen can also be set up at one end of this area and there’s space for a band or DJ.

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Bold colours and rechargeable candles in glass hurricanes transformed the second cellar into a great chill out area. There’s plenty of space for a bar too.

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Fabulous images courtesy of Sarah at Pictorial Photography.  Contact the helpful team at Gunsgreen for more details about booking your wedding.



Bright and bold colours have been a huge trend this year.  Couples have been able to express themselves and their styles through the use of colour in their wedding themes.

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Back in September a wonderful, bubbly couple, Fizz and Denny, got married at the beautiful Aikwood Tower.  Aikwood is the former home of Lord Steel and now owned by his son Rory and wife Vicky.  It’s located just 40 miles south of Edinburgh.  It’s filled with history and surrounded by stunning landscapes.

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 As Fizz and Denny are both very creative, they wanted to put their skills to use on their wedding day.  Fizz made almost everything!  Adding Fizz’s love of colour to their special day, Fizz and Denny chose to use a palette of pink, orange and yellow – how wonderful do these colours look together.

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 Fizz wanted to incorporate colour wherever she could throughout the venue.  She decided to make lots of pretty, colourful bunting and ribbon decorations, which worked really well to brighten the room and create a vibrant atmosphere.

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The cart shed, where the couple and their guests enjoyed a delicious three-course meal, was festooned with bunting.

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Even the chairs were decorated with ribbons!

For floral accessories

Fizz used more of her creativity to make all of the cakes for the reception – don’t they look delicious!

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And for the bride herself, Fizz chose to add a touch of vintage to their wedding theme.

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Get Knotted supplied all of the flowers and it was just fabulous using such a vibrant array of colours.   We were really able to experiment with colour and types of flowers.  Fizz’s hand-tied bouquet incorporated dahlias, carnations and roses, which are all making a big come back.

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For table centrepieces

Beautiful, fresh flowers hung in jars on the chairs down the aisle, creating a bold splash of colour for the glamorous bride to follow.

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These were also displayed around the venue and throughout the cart shed reception.

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On entering Aikwood Tower, the newly-weds and their guests got to walk through a stylish archway made from silver birch and driftwood created by Get Knotted.  Large blooms of hydrangeas were added to the top and bottom of the archway.


(The archway was too beautiful to not be seen for the rest of the day so it was moved during the drinks reception to ensure that Fizz, Denny and their guests could admire it during dinner.)

The reception, held in the beautiful cart shed was a fluster with delicate fairy lights on the ceiling, all of which were supplied by Get Knotted.  To add an extra touch of romance, the couple hung hand-sewn hearts above each table – really cute!

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Adding their own personalities and style to the day, Fizz and Denny created a whiskey room: a tiny room off the main spiral staircase for guests to go and enjoy some of the couple’s collection of malts.  Featuring a wood burner and historic pictures of Lord Steel, this small room made the perfect whiskey den.

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Continuing the colourful vintage theme, the rustic Aikwood bar was covered in vintage details including original Babysham glasses (we all remember those) and cocktail shakers.

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After enjoying their three-course meal, the couple and their guests transferred back to the ancient tower for a party and celebration.   We love these dance moves!

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Congratulations Fizz and Denny and thank you for sharing your special day with Get Knotted.

Pictures courtesy of Lindsay Parker at


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