One of our favourite and most satisfying jobs is always the transformation of a village hall. Yesterday it was the turn of Chilham village hall, a popular wedding venue in the most beautiful and quintessentially English village of Chilham, Nr Canterbury.
This was a very family oriented wedding with friends providing flowers and family members involved with the set-up and decoration. Decorative items provided by the bride and groom helped to put the finishing touches to a classic summer wedding with vintage overtones. The overall effect was to be subtle and soft, so we replaced the curtains with full length muslin drapes to frame the windows and mask the ambient light, and provided bespoke covers for the “village hall style” heaters. Walls were uplit in amber which worked in conjunction with the drapes to provide a soft hue to the room and these were supplemented with our twisted willow arrangements around the walls of the room. Round tables with floor length cloths were hired to supplement the Hall’s own furniture and our crisp white chair covers with gold organza sashes completed the look. Clusters of storm lanterns in the hearth and on ledges provided a candlelit glow and complemented the brides own decorations which including ornate bird cages and vintage style picture frames.
Outside, we provided a marquee as an extension to the room for arrival drinks in the event of wet weather. Luckily, the rain didn’t persevere all day and everyone was able to enjoy the outside space for which our new vintage garden furniture was ideal.
The continuation of the wedding party into the evening allowed us to change the look and feel of the Hall and lighting changed from amber to magenta as the dancing began. Subtle lighting, black cloths for the occasional tables and standard lamps turned the functional ante-room into a chill out area for the evening bar and lanterns and pealights outside provided an atmospheric walkway for guests departure.
Further details of venue transformations can be found on our website – click on menu item “venue transformations”.