We met Russell and Rob in the middle of last year to discuss their wedding. They had set their hearts on Katy’s Palace Bar and after hearing their ideas we knew it would work perfectly! They had a few guidelines – it was very important to them both to be as traditional as possible, no gimmicks and most of all, no cheesiness!
The guys like a Ralph Lauren look – hence the stripes, black, white and gold. Russell gave us a mood board to work off and then we went for it. We worked together with Hire Society to find the pieces to make it extra special. Candles were important – lighting is playing a much bigger role in décor now. Kyla came up with the idea for the pineapples and we had so much fun with them that it wasn’t until we had a mock up of the table that we realised that there were no flowers! The ballon drop was another great idea – haven’t used that for ages and it really is so effective. We did it instead of throwing the garter (obviously there wasn’t one). Loads of huge black, white and gold balloons in a net were released from the ceiling during the first dance – stunning moment.
For the menu we met both sets of parents for a tasting and decided to serve food that everyone loves and not tortured “Cheffy food”. It was simple but tasty and beautiful – vegetable tarts, fillet with chips and a big dessert and cheese table for later.
Gold can be garish but we used a combo of black, white and gold candlesticks for that reason. All the candles were white. By using the gold tastefully we produced a really unique exceptional space for our couple. For other couples looking to incorporate gold please don’t go mad with too much gold! Less is definitely more with gold. Use small touches.
Russell and Rob were such a great couple to work with and we are so happy we could compliment them both. We are so looking forward to seeing them again!