Category Archives: Decorations

Decorating a dated venue on a budget

How to transform an old-fashioned social club or village hall on a budget of £60 | www.angelinthenorth.com

I recently organised a surprise party for my mum and dad's ruby wedding anniversary. They're a very special couple. You may have read this post on the perfect piece of poetry I gave them as a thank you on my wedding day. Sums up the debt of gratitude I feel for my upbringing, the way they ...

Introducing The Original Cuff Company

the original cuff company napkin cuff

♥ Discount offer - scroll down for details! ♥ So many people catch the bug when planning a wedding - either their own or helping a friend or relative - so that their interest becomes a business venture. Well here's another. The Original Cuff Company is based just outside York and run by Katy Walker and Kath ...

Wedding styling inspiration: alternative guest book ideas

We didn’t have a guest book at our wedding. At the time I didn’t really see the point of a book with 100 messages all saying “Congratulations! Hope you’ll be very happy!” I’ve kept all our cards, containing words of that kind. I’d been at plenty of weddings where a book was thrust in front of me ...

Get crafty at Yorkshire workshops

In yesterday's inspiring post Emily of Gorgeous Green Living suggested taking your girls crafting to help up your hen do's eco-credentials. You could make wedding decorations, jewellery for you or your bridesmaids, corsages and boutonnieres or a keepsake you'll always treasure. The gloomy economic outlook is bringing a "make do and mend" culture back to the ...

Inspiration: photobooth backdrops

Photobooths are still huge for weddings and couples seem to be getting more and more inventive with their backdrops. Luckily these are fairly easy to DIY {though you may have to rope in a dad or two} and can be a lot of fun. Take a look at this tutorial for how to DIY a photobooth ...

Introducing: The Yorkshire Vintage Crockery Company

This English country garden wedding ~ with all its charm, DIY and personal touches ~ is among my favourites from the blog so far. For months before the wedding, bride Charlotte Lloyd and her mum Victoria Herring scoured local charity shops and car boot sales to add authentic vintage touches to their garden party theme. Now the pair ...

Things are looking up! Overhead wedding decoration inspiration

Rather than just concentrating on table centrepieces, brides are giving more thought to how their venue will look when guests turn their eyes to the skies. Decorations high overhead can create atmosphere and give a subtle nod to your wedding theme, or if nearer head height can have a more dramatic effect. Use flowers, streamers, ribbons, pom ...

Inspiration: In love with lavender

The wedding of award-winning director Sofia Coppola and rock star Thomas Mars was always going to set tongues wagging, and the photographic snippets we’ve seen already didn’t disappoint. Sofia’s Azzedine Alaia gown will make sure lavender shoots up many brides’ lust list. Folklore has long linked lavender with love and in truth, it isn’t rare for weddings ...

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