Red, white and blue wedding inspiration
Updated: Feb 2, 2018
LAUGHTON BARNS, EAST SUSSEX
We first met the gorgeous Shelley and Luke at the Laughton Barns open day, run by Circa Events, back in Autumn 2016. From the beginning we knew this was going to be such a fun wedding to be part of! The couple were keen to reflect Luke's French heritage in the decor as well as Shelley's passion - horses!
Part of the 'Colour Pop' difference is our determination to make every event we style completely bespoke, and this was never more true than with Shelley's idea of using horseshoes at the wedding.
Having given us a bag-full of horseshoes from the stables where her own horse is kept, we set to spraying them red, white and blue with the aim of hanging them down the posts around the barn, as well as having 4 of Shelley's horses shoes on the top table which looked fab with our hand-made place name cards.
Laughton Barns provides the perfect backdrop for a beautiful canopy of lights and lanterns so we went for a really strong impact with red white and blue lanterns across the entire ceiling, with sparkling fairy lights up the wooden beams of the barn and strung across the ceiling. Shelley and Luke weren't afraid to be bold with colour and the result was a truly memorable reception space. We added a modern display of giant balloons behind the top table to keep the whole scheme fun and contemporary.
Finally to the tables. Shelley and Luke loved the white Gisela Graham trees with tropical birds which we displayed at the Laughton Barns open day, but obviously wanted to keep the red, white and blue colour scheme. The solution? Colour Pop HQ became a hive of activity creating birds in the right colours, complete with beautiful feathers, and tissue pompoms at the base of each centrepiece tree. With a sprinkling of fairy lights on the trees, which were placed on hessian runners and log slices, the look was complete. To add some colour to the beautiful Chivari chairs we used hessian sashes with red and blue ribbons to complement the overall scheme.
We're so thrilled that Shelley and Luke had a fantastic day! Here's what they said:
" Colour Pop did an absolutely amazing job decorating our wedding venue! They were super friendly, had amazing ideas (whilst going along with our slightly crazy ones too 🙈) and decorated the venue exactly how we wanted it and it looked better than we could have ever imagined! Would 100% recommend these guys they're the best 🎉 👌🏻"
It was our absolute pleasure to be involved in such a fun and unique wedding - congratulations Mr and Mrs Vuillemey!