Shona & Mike's Garden Party Wedding

One of our favourite themes at the moment is the rustic look - and it doesn't get much better than burlap and lace. 

hessian and lace chaircovers on the wirral at ness gardens

Shona and Mike went for just that for their garden party themed wedding at Ness Botanic Gardens this Summer.

We complemented the chaircovers with our funky bunting and bespoke tablescapes including pinwheels, toadstools, watering cans, sun hats and even garden gnomes! 

Garden Party Tablescapes at a Ness Gardens wedding

Chaircovers really do make so much of a difference to a room and this look is showing no sign of going anywhere fast...which is good because we love it! 

Pretty in Pastel for Kate & Russell

One of the  biggest trends at the moment is what we call the "festival" look and it opens the door (or should that be gate) to a whole world of colour, fun and fabulousness! 

The beauty is that you can mix and match a whole heap of colours and textiles without the worry of anything clashing or picking a single colour that won't work for your bridesmaids. 

The Lyceum in Port Sunlight provides the perfect canvas for this look! 

It also means you can save money...honestly! 

How? 

Well you can shop around - but in your items from different places where you get the best deal. As long as you stick to the same palette you'll be onto a winner. 

Kate & Russell did just this - and while we provided the chair covers and pretty multi coloured sashes in mint, yellow, pink, lavender and blue - they found some amazing honeycomb balls, pinwheels, bunting and mini suitcases online and in bargain shops around the Wirral to add some extra colour to the day. 

floral suitcases and vintage books add extra detail around the room

There was also a distinct vintage feel to the room with the addition of old books, vintage table cloths and the couple picked a traditional afternoon tea to serve to their guests in vintage china teacups. 

This look won't work well in every venue - you have to be careful about the style and decor of your venue no matter what theme you're looking for - but The Lyceum in Port Sunlight was the perfect backdrop for this look. 

The entrance hall at the Lyeum transformed into pom pom heaven

So if you're worried about what colour to pick then why not give this a try...mix and match your decor, your bridesmaids dresses, shoes, flowers and ties - we promise you won't be disappointed! 

Dont Tell The Bride!

BBC 3’s Don’t Tell The Bride are now accepting applications for 2015!

Dare any of you ladies leave it up to your grooms to plan your big day?

Well why not log on to BBC Don’t Tell The Bride today and send in details about yourselves as a couple and why you think you should be on the show!

What do you think your grooms would do with a £12,000 budget… Surely it would not be a day to forget!

From the dress, flowers and venue, to the cars and the caterers, do you think your groom would be able to handle it?

Sign up today and maybe your dream wedding might just come true….

 

Ness Gardens Wedding Fayre

Not got any plans for Sunday 8th February, engaged, getting married or just fancy a nosey?

Well why not pop down to Ness Gardens with your friends and family to take a look round our exhibitors and suppliers. With the chance to access special offers and deals which will help create your dream wedding!

Doors open 12-3 we’d love to see you there!


Sweeten Up Your Events...

Check out this tasty way to liven up your events, an affordable yet effective idea, having a table full of yummy sweets and treats for people to help themselves.

 

Ideal for all events from corporate, product launches to weddings and birthday celebrations.

You can even provide bags for people to fill up with sweeties of their choice to take away!

So why not try this out at your next event and see how well it goes down, because at the end of the day you can’t go wrong with sweets!!

De-stress Your Event

Planning an event over the next few months and dreading running the event on the day, well why not drop us an email or give us a call and find out how we can help make your event run more smoothly.

We offer a unique service allowing you to plan your events leaving it up to us to ensure your event runs effortlessly on the day!

Here are our top 5 reasons for hiring an event manager to run your event:

-          Takes stress away

Having someone else running the events minimises your stress through designating the responsibility of the event running efficiently to someone else.

 

-          Allows the company management team to enjoy and interact with others at the event

Not having any responsibilities or duties to carry out during the event allows you to spend time enjoying the event and interacting with potential clients and guests at the event, allowing you to strengthen and form new relationships.

 

-          Provides a point of call

Hiring an event manager for your event provides a specific point of call for members of staff working at the event to report to. Along with a designated point of call in which suppliers know they need to directly confer with.

 

-          Strengthens team spirit and moral

Having an experienced event manager to run your event whose sole job is to take care of things on the day provides a positive energy rubbed off on staff throughout the event.

 

-          Adds a professional aspect to your event

Having an events manager at your event makes your company look bigger and more professional to clients and guests attending the event. The event manager can work under your company name, making your company seem like it has a larger marketing and PR department.


A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words

Your wedding day is said to be the most special memorable day of your life, so how do you enjoy the day as well as remembering it all, well as the saying goes ‘A picture speaks a thousand words’.

Pictures are a fantastic keepsake in reliving your wedding day. Not just professional photos but photos taken by your friends and family right in the moment.  

Having a Polaroid camera where guests replace their name with a picture of them in the evening do is a wonderful exciting way to get everyone involved.

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Technology is becoming a massive part of life in recent years. While guests are taking pictures on their phones they can ‘hash-tag’ on Instagram the name of your wedding which you will then be able to access later and have a good old laugh at.

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So don’t worry about the excitement of your big day fading away, you will have the photos and memories to last a life time!

Our Lovely Chair Covers

Over here at Funky Sunflower we love venue dressing!

 

Take a look at some of our most recent chair cover designs, which one is your favourite?

 

We can do them in a variety of different colours, fabrics and styles all you’ve got to do is ask!

 

Dressing chairs is the perfect way to add a theme to your wedding aswell as matching with your flowers and bridesmaid dresses. With lots of different funky styles and colours it is the perfect way to make the room come alive!

Chester Grosvenor Wedding Fayre

Any plans for this Sunday?

Why not head down to the Chester Grosvenor Wedding Fayre

You’ll get to meet suppliers, check out the latest bridal wear, menswear, stationery, cakes and cars, along with live entertainment.

You can get your hands on special offers and goodie bags aswell as sharing experiences and ideas with other brides preparing for their big day!

All this at no cost, why not pop down this Sunday 12-3pm.

We hope to see you there!!