You may or may not know that the Rock My Wedding Team are coming to The National Wedding Show, that’s both the Earls Court event from 30th September to the 2nd October and The Birmingham NEC from the 7th to the 9th October.
We will be bringing you gorgeous lot All About The Pretty , inspiration and ideas for your big day – and most importantly how to have it your way.
Now then. We have a stand. Apparently it’s quite a big stand. And there’s no denying we were a wee bit worried about what we were going to do with said stand…. I mean essentially we’re bringing RMW HQ to the masses so we need to make sure it’s representative of our vision and styling.
Ahem. No mean feat when your actual office resembles a junk room and the closest thing you have to stylish is a pair of hot pink peep toes thrown haphazardly underneath your desk.
So a few months ago I got decorating and last Sunday we invited Chris and Dani aka “The Barbers” round for afternoon tea (provided by me – no I didn’t bake) and photography (them – clearly) so we could give you lovelies an insight into what to expect.
The hardest thing for me was actually finding a new desk. They are all so boring and corporate looking, and really ruddy expensive. I found this unusual distressed table from Bailey’s Home Store (don’t go there unless you want to feel that you need to completely re-design your entire house)… it is made from old cheese boards and The Bailey’s Home Store on site blacksmith makes the legs from wrought iron.
It is quite possibly the nicest piece of furniture I own.
I am not particularly organised. And I have a habit of “losing” paperwork left, right and centre, therefore I needed some kind of filing system. Again so corporate these filing cabinets aren’t they?. Mine are french, antique (*see also “rusty”) and RMW blue from Pale and Interesting. They weren’t particularly cheap (£150 for two) but I figured they would be “investment” pieces.
At least that’s what I told James anyways.
Never been a big fan of “chests of draws” and standard cupboards. I did like these old battered crates though and they are very handy to store all of my glossy magazines, inspiration scrap books and camera equipment in.
The cute vases are from Pale and Interesting as before.
Always wanted one of those very chunky anglepoise desk lamps. Problem was a) couldn’t afford one b) couldn’t help but think perhaps such an item would be a wee bit on the masculine side for such a feminine room.
I’ve had this pretty but unusual perspex-shaded number from Habitat for years and I love it.
Picture wise I thought the only way forward were some original Charlotte/Adam graphics from the blog. The frames (RMW blue and grey obvs) were a bargain from John Lewis. And they also do a lovely muted green if you’re interested.
The beautiful invitation is from Dear Evie, we often ask stationery designers to send in samples if we are thinking about featuring their work and it’s an absolute must should they want to be considered for The List.
And no it’s not just because I want to surround myself with lots of pretty paper.
The letters were originally from the O’Shea Big Day and the coasters (complete with tea stains) were a gift from James at Christmas.
The people below sat on my floor are in fact Adam and Dani Barber…. *Note To Self*: Do not leave your ten year old threadbare Matalan dressing gown hanging on the back of your door when uber cool photographer types come round to take pictures… It will totes detract from the serene ambience you are trying so desperately hard to create.
Desk and Crates – Bailey’s Home Store
Antique Filing Cabinets – Pale and Interesting
Picture Frames – John Lewis
Bunting Invitation – Dear Evie
Thank You Card – Hello! Lucky
Vases – Pale and Interesting
Photography – The Barbers
I can’t begin to emphasise how much we would absolutely love to see you guys. But it’s A LOT.
Big All About The Pretty Love
P.s Is RMW HQ allways this tidy? Is it hell.