It was certainly Red, White and Blue folks.
So here it is – my “Cool Britannia” themed 30th…..
Lots of pics and a little bit of “How to” in between.
All images taken by Charlotte O’Shea and Rebecca Norris 😉
Flowers: Rebecca arranged red, white and blue anemones in bud vases and silver votives across a tressle table, they were supplied by the very lovely Becky at Blossom.
Hair Accessories: Were fabulous ….and cheap and chips from Dorothy Perkins. You gotta love budget fashion.
Monopoly: We printed off the monopoly locations on A4 paper as “place mats” and adhered them to the bar using double sided sticky tape – in order of price from Old Kent Road right the way up to Mayfair.
Posters: Were from www.allposters.co.uk , we purchased a Sex Pistols “God Save The Queen”, a Lock Stock film advertisment, an Andy Warhol Queen Elizabeth and The Beetles Abbey Road album cover, all £5.00 each.
Bunting: The union jack bunting was from www.dotcomgiftshop.com and was great quality for just £14.99. We pinned the bunting across the front of the bar – the monopoly “place mats” featured just above.
Photo Booth: You know I love a prop 😉 …. we set up some light boxes ( borrowed) and some union jack flags that were 75p each from our local garden centre (!) and created UK themed boards such as:
More Tea Vicar?
100% British Beef
Best Of British
It’s Red, White and Blue Baby
Stiff Upper Lip
Cake: My Mum’s genius idea – she designed 3 tiers in red white and blue reading “Rock My 30th”. She’s a diamond my Mum.
Band: were BRILLIANT. We booked The Gatecrashers Party band – they also do weddings….and they are VERY reasonable. If you are looking for a live band for your Big Day be sure to check them out. ( That’s Jess the lead singer in the image with the “I’m with the Band” slogan)
Food: In true Brit style we served bacon butties at 10pm complete with union jack flags made from print outs “double folded” and stuck together on the top of large cocktail sticks.
Jordan and Ines from Source Images ( The O’Shea Big Day wedding photographers) joined us too ( that is Ines with the mighty cool bag) – we managed to get them in the photo booth rather than the other way round!!. Jordan and Ines have a brand new website with some lovely images…go have a peek if you are looking for inspiration.
And in true RMW style no post would be complete without a little video.
Courtesy of Pete aka Mr Contradiction ( that man is a genius with the ‘ol editing)
Um and excuse my diabolical “I am a tree” type dancing….
If you have any questions or want to know anything about creating a similar theme please just drop us a comment on the post – we love it when you get in touch…..
Big 100% British Love
P.S The stunner in the white heart shaped glasses stood next to the dude in the blue scarf ( my Dad) is my Nan Lily. She rocks.