When Marie, Tami’s mum contacted me to see if I was available to style her daughter Tami’s wedding I was delighted to discover that I had her date available. Marie had been referred to me by another family member who had previously booked me to style their wedding; it’s always lovely to have been referred by someone who was thrilled with the service and end result I have given.
So on with the planning. The girls came to my home studio to discuss and try out some decor options. It is always a delight to me to see folders or pinterest boards that my clients have put together themselves before they visit me as I get an instant idea of their taste and know just what will work in their chosen venue. The venue in this case was the lovely Piersland House Hotel in nearby Troon and as I know this venue so well having previously styled lots of lovely weddings there the task of planning with Marie and Tami was an easy one.
Tami wanted to create a theme that was chic, simple and elegant so we discussed her ideas and came up with some lace and silver items that would continue the theme of her beautiful lace wedding gown together with the beautiful bridesmaids dresses. She had ordered some faux flowers from internet florist Groovy Ruby for her bouquets so that she could keep it forever as a memento of her big day; as part of the package she also ordered 3 displays for the top table so I placed then added some of my pieces between these.
At the entrance to the hotel, Tami chose our large silver mirror and easel to be sign-written with a welcome message for their guests and it looked perfect there.
For the ceremony which was in the conservatory Tami choose our unique TO HAVE AND TO HOLD FROM THIS DAY FORWARD silver lanterns and I added in a couple of complimentary silver tealight holders together with the faux flowers on the signing table – these then moved through to the centre of the top table after the ceremony. Our Bay Trees with ivory flowers were placed at the top of the aisle with some bridal signs hung on them to complete the look.
Through in the reception room I set the long tables with some lace lanterns of varying sizes and Tami had ordered some silver heart balloons from another local supplier to add height in the centre of these tables, the lace lanterns had ivory bows and silver brooches on them to compliment the beautifully elegant decor the venue already has. To complete the look I added more of the silver votive tealight holders and some simple table crystals to sparkle in the candlelight. The tableplan cards were hung on our fairylight tree – Marie and Tami made the cards themselves.
One of the main highlights of the day had to be without doubt the input of the groom – an avid lego fan, he sported lego man cufflinks – the amazing wedding cake by the super talented team at Sugar & Spice, Troon was also a must as far as Michael was concerned. The cake created such a talking point with the guests and hotel staff as it was just a bit different from the norm!
The wedding party had an amazing day making memories as these photos by Tom Gibson Photography clearly show.
It was such a pleasure working with Tami to plan her day, she looked simply stunning and I’m sure you will join me in wishing the happy couple all the best in their future as husband and wife.
Congratulations to Tami & Michael, the new Mr & Mrs Pratt.
Thanks for reading,
Love Joanna X
Kind thanks to Tom and Angela Gibson for the majority of the photos in this post.
Venue: Piersland House Hotel, Troon
Celebrant: David Mitchell
Flowers: Groovy Ruby
Cake: Sugar & Spice Troon
Bridal Gown: “Catherine” by Anna Sorrano
Bridesmaids Dresses: Little Mistress
Mother of the Bride: Precis @ Debenhams
Photographer: Tom Gibson Photography