Everyone loves a garden party!
And with the current situation we find ourselves in, outdoor events are even more popular than usual.
1.A little pretty goes a long way …
There are so many ways to dress your garden party.
Fairylights draped in the shrubs really liven up this Sussex courtyard as night falls.
2.Make an Entrance
This may be as simple as deploying some lanterns and fairylights – used here to define the entrance and lead guests from the car park into an evening wedding reception at Northbrook Park, Farnham, Surrey.
This shows a much more dramatic effect for this birthday party held in our client’s own home. A colourwash lights up the walls of the house and fairylights dress the bushes and trees outside.For a simpler approach, but no less dramatic, we used paper bag lanterns and paraffin torches to dress the approach to Botley’s Mansion in Surrey, for this event.This was such a stunning garden setting for a party, and our gas flambeaux added a sense of theatre to the occasion. Brass lanterns on crooks lined the pathway through the gardens, with a pretty archway dressed with fairylights at the entrance to the marquee.
3.Create a set piece or statement installation
This is a great idea if you are working to a budget, but works equally well to zone or theme your event.This stunning floral tablescape was displayed under our canopy of hanging lanterns, providing a beautiful set piece which doubled as a floral table plan for this pretty Surrey wedding.
This whimsical set piece, comprising deer, rabbits, fairylights and lighting effects, was glimpsed through the clear walls of the marquee for this Midsummer Night’s Dream birthday party in this fabulous Surrey garden.
For this VIP garden party at the Hurlingham Club London, vintage-style lanterns were hung in a cluster overhead to provide a focal point to the event space. Storm lantern clusters and fairylights completed the look, creating a truly magical environment.
A simple statement installation of pastel ribbons floating in the breeze from this tree, tie in beautifully with the vintage theme for this garden wedding.
4.Be creative with your venue choice
Remember, your perfect garden party doesn’t necessarily have to take place in a garden!
Be creative and think outside the box, when sourcing your perfect venue.This pool party for an 18th birthday had such a fun feel. The gazebos were dressed with fabric purchased in Morocco, and supplemented with fairylights and ceiling lanterns. Inside each gazebo, tables were dressed with coloured cloths and vibrant china, glassware and flowers completed the picture.
For this modern wedding at Devonshire Terrace, London, the urban warehouse space was dressed with an overhead canopy of wisteria, under which guests dined.The contemporary architecture of the Royal Festival Hall may not seem the obvious choice for a festival theme, but the iconic building and far reaching views appealed to this couple.
Let’s bring your garden party or outdoor wedding to life!
If you’re ready to be blown away by the look of your venue, then we’re brimming with ideas.
To discuss how to dress-up your garden party or outdoor wedding …
Call us on 020 7610 1060
We’d LOVE to work with you.
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