We are very lucky to meet and talk to many couples each year when we are out at all the wedding fairs, shows, open evenings and taster events we attend and showcase our work, our products and the services we offer, we talk with couples in depth, creating quotations and designing bespoke styling packages. Some couples we meet Beaulicious is an instant fit, they love our work and we all buzz of the feeling of being on the ‘same page’ ..... we really love this!....these couples would be our favourites if having favourites was allowed! We met Callumn and Rob at the three day wedding show we do in Middleton Hall (outside John Lewis) in Milton Keynes, lucky for them they must of timed their visit well to have both the Beau girls on the Beaulicious stand at the same time as everyone that knows us knows we LOVE the shops and a three day stint inside the shopping Center always means a few trips off the stand in search of the latest seasons must haves....well it would be rude not to.... right?!
We took an instant liking to the lovely Callumn and Rob, from speaking with them it became quickly apparent we could not only create their vision of how they wanted their wedding venue to look but we could come up with lots more ideas for them..... I remember lots of of conversations featuring an abundance of ....’what about.....’ followed by lots of ‘yes we love it!’ Callumn and Rob where an absolute pleasure to work with, they trusted us to help guide them with their choices, their colour pallet was beautiful and hugely trendy of burgundy, Ivory with a dash of pink we incorporated berries and lots of greenery it was LUSH.
For the ceremony room dressing we added organza bows to the aisle and the registra chairs and made little hand tied flower posies for each aisle chair we then dressed the aisle with glass mason jars with suspended tea light candles, dressed jars with more floral detailing and a scatter of ivory rose petals to finish this styled, romantic, wintery aisle look. The beautiful Dodford Manors Christmas tree added to the look and we added a swag in the same navy organza to the front of the ceremony table which is where Callumn and robs beautiful personalised wooden flower container took Center stage, this we made a gorgeous floral arrangement using avalanche roses, lissianthus, hypericum berries, wax flower then we made little hand-tied flower posies in the same floral palate to add to the side of the aisle chairs.
Outside to greet all the guests we styled up a personalised ‘welcome’ mirror that the guys had had made incorporating old bricks, metal lanterns, mixes greenery and berries, we also added our handwritten wooden ‘a-frame’ easel as a day planner and finished this with more greenery and finished with another lantern which was really effective!
For the main reception room the table Center idea came to life brilliantly! We used twisted willow in tall, slim crystal filled vases, we attached fresh florals and berries and added glass ball balls hanging with coloured ribbons, more fresh greenery, floral accents, berries and twigs were used around the base and looked incredible! Our old wooden ladder was chosen as the table planner which fitted in perfectly with the feel of the space. One idea which was a fairly late addition to the order with us was the wonderful greenery arch, this stood at the bottom of the stairs for a enchanting entrance for everyone into the reception space, we loved it!
As this was a November wedding lighting design was important to the overall look, Callumn and Rob decided on having the wooden pillars in the meal barn dressed with fairy lights and then finished with fresh greenery and berry detailing then we added our amazing festoon lighting around the main body of the room from post to post, the combo is great and looked super effective through the day as well as into the night.
Our yummy candy table added a sugar rush for the evening party, super popular with guests of all ages!!
Callumn and Rob where a dream to work with, just a shame we can’t do it all again!!
Some kind words from Callumn & Rob...
WOW! Where do we even begin!? Words simply cannot describe how delighted me and Rob were with how stunning Dodford Manor looked after you both casted your magic!
From the detail upon arrival, to the ceremony barn (we absolutely loved the flower arrangement in our personalised planter) it has now taken centre stage in our hallway at home! And what can we say about the main barn... SIMPLY AMAZING AND BREATHTAKING! Me and Rob couldn’t have asked for anything more. Every little detail was covered and everything we had asked for was delivered and some. All of our guests commented throughout the day and night about how incredible the whole place looked. The sweet table was a huge success and we left with nothing but empty jars! (It was more popular amongst the adults than the children) Haha
Looking through all the pictures is making us re live and love our special day even more and we cannot wait to see what our professional photos come out like.
From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for making our day so beautiful and memorable! A day we will never forget and you both played a huge part in that!
The new Mr & Mr Waites will certainly be sure to recommend Beaulicious should any of our friends and family ever require event decoration.
Without you our day simply wouldn’t have been what it was! Big hugs!
Callumn and Rob x
Photography by Nick Labrum Photography