Concept to Creation

26th February 2023

K & C | Middleton Lodge Estate

I began working with K&C back in 2020 and have supported them through 2 postponements (you can read more about their journey here) until they finally got their special day in November 2022. 

It has been a pleasure to support them and help make their vision a reality and today I’m delighted to share the process with you. 

For any design conscious brides and if you want to be wowed by your own wedding as well as your guests I promise Lianne and Blonde Army are the best decision you will ever make.

It feels strange not messaging Lianne randomly every few weeks with inspo and getting the response “I have that saved on your board, or I did that!” To say we were on the same page from the moment we sat down together is an understatement.

It’s been a journey, and Lianne has been right there every step of the way at the drop of a hat for anything big or small and made us feel so calm and confident that we are in the best hands.

The eye for detail and vision she has is second to none and the work that goes on behind the scenes to bring everything together on the scene day is phenomenal – even on the day, every little thing was taken care of. We didn’t have to worry about a thing!

Honestly, we can’t thank you enough.

The Vision

K always had a strong vision of creamy neutrals, lots of layering & texture and clean monochrome accents. It was important to K that we designed & created something fresh & individual that hadn’t been done before, as she wanted it to be a new experience for her and her guests. 

We wanted to reimagine the space but still embrace and enhance the beautiful aesthetic of The Fig House. The crumbling walls and climbing Fig trees inspired our approach to include natural organic materials & textures and the anthracite windows encouraged the black accents in the design so that everything we created worked in harmony with the venue. 

The Concept

K shared some imagery with me of draping and we began to plan to fully drape The Fig House. We wanted to use a mix of neutral shades to provide depth and to maintain a more natural feel. Choosing to overlay the draping helped it feel more organic and we are so grateful to Jane & her team from Weddings & Events team for completely nailing the brief. 

To ensure a sense of flow and cohesiveness, we replicated the linen layering in the ceremony space, draping across the beams in the boiler house gave a sense of direction & intimacy and drew the focus to the altar area. Again using different neutral tones and adding different levels and knotting, helped to achieve a more organic look & feel which was important to K. 

Floral design was a key consideration too and to create impact and a luxury feel, we opted for abundant floral installations in key areas. I always advise going big in key areas as it will elevate your whole event, draw focus & make a statement rather than spread your florals thinly and not achieve the desired look or feel. 

Jane & her team created blousy, billowing shapes, which continued the feeling of organic & natural and used a combination of dried and preserved hydrangeas, gyp, honesty & roses. 

The Dinner

Guests would be dining under a fabric canopy and we wanted to mirror this on the tables. We used a natural linen as our base so that all the tones worked together and added natural linen runners to the centre to create movement and romance. Florals would be minimal as the main focus was candlelight. K wanted to flood the tables with pillar candles to create a sense intimacy, romance & warmth. 

To then contrast the soft neutral tones, we added details in black. Cutlery from Whitehouse and monochrome stationery designed & created by The Bride. 

One thing I always advise my couples to consider is their chairs. They have a huge impact on the overall look & feel f the day and this really mattered to K & C. We opted for clear acrylic ghost chairs supplied by Crosby Hire. They brought a modern edge and allowed the light to bounce and reflect highlighting all the textures and tones. 

Other Details

We had a stunning silk table plan created by The Lovely Little Details to continue the organic vibe. This was something K&C wanted to keep and could hang in their home should they wish. 

The Reality 

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Thank you again to K&C for your trust in me and having such a beautiful vision to work on.

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Photography: Sarah Taylor Photo and Film | Florals and Draping: Wedding and Events Floral Design | Table Linen: 88 Events Company | Ghost Chairs: Crosby Hire | Cutlery: Whitehouse Event Crockery | Silk Sign: The Lovely Little Details | Venue: Middleton Lodge Estate