Earlier this autumn, we were asked to contribute towards a Fake Wedding held at Victoria Baths, Manchester by the Magpie Wedding Wedding Show. This is where a couple pretend to get married and the guests (the brides-to-be) come along and experience the styling, the cake, the ceremony, the photographer and everyone needed for a wedding, at work. The brief was a black and purple metallic, glamorous wedding with inky tones. As the venue is perfect for a vintage wedding, the day had nods to the 1930s so we supplied vintage embroidered napkins to sit on the tablescape. We chose the linen hemstitch napkin with our calligraphy embroidery in a dark navy ink colour, to pick up the tones in the peacock feather.
The wedding was styled by Florence and Vera who chose black tablecloths and gold cutlery to sit alongside crystals, vintage glasses and long candles in various shades of purple. Our vintage embroidered napkins worked really well; not only are they are traditional (affluent people back in the 1930s would have loved this detail) but the white really popped out against the dark tones.
We love all the other special touches such as the purple gin cocktails, doughnut wall by Coco Vintage Collection who also supplied the vintage china tea cups to drink the gin from!
The flowers are stunning – and the coral rose was ahead of the game as it is now Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2019! The bouquets were created by Artemesia. The dress was designed by Stephanie Moran Couture and the suit is by The Vintage Suit Hire Company; both added to the vintage feel.
We love taking part in events such as this as it is great to see how our napkins work in all different wedding settings and themes – from traditional to modern, from rustic to urban – and here our vintage embroidered napkins looked great.
Thanks to Matthew Grainger for the photos. If you like this theme, why not add it to your Pinterest board?