Working with a Theme

We all love a challenge here and recently worked on a “gothic” themed wedding at Cain Manor in Hampshire. The colour scheme was black and purple and our clients provided some fabulous pillar candles for the fireplaces, mantles and sills with black and purple striped and swirls. Our brief was to decorate the main barn with pealights, drapes and lighting to complement these colours.

For the table centres, we were given the following brief by the client: Silver twigs, feathers and pealights in a tall vase on a mirror surrounded with fur. We pride ourselves on our ability to sketch and frequently use sketches to demonstrate to our clients our ideas, bespoke building projects, room layouts and decoration suggestions. Following acceptance of our sketch, a mock-up was produced enabling the client to see exactly what they would be receiving. The finished article is then seen below in context.
For the ceremony, we provided black chair covers with purple organza sashes. Pealights wound around all of the beams and a pealight curtain over the main window behind the registrars table added to the look and later came into their own as light fell. A purple voile drape with ivy decorated the gallery and uplighters around the walls in purple and magenta complemented the theme.
Following the ceremony, the room was turned around for the wedding breakfast and table centres were added. The table centres with their pealights in twisted willow added to the overall twinkly effect and worked well with the pealights elsewhere. Silver twisted willow arrangements around the walls of the venue added extra interest and finished the effect.

Other items provided at Cain Manor and not shown above include pealight decoration to the Gazebo, hanging lanterns in the weeping willow trees, lanterns on the patio tables, flambeaux outside the main entrance, storm lantern or pealight decoration to the fireplace and mantle in the lounge areas, and pinspot lighting to the tables.