The beautiful, transparent acrylic wedding trend has been slowly gracing our pages for a while now, but we think it’s high time it was catapulted into weddings everywhere in 2019. From table plans and signs, right through to name place settings, menu cards and even invitations, it quite happily takes on many guises. We love to see it etched or adorned with beautifully written calligraphy, and whether your wedding is ultra modern, traditional or rustic there’s a place for this versatile wedding decor amongst it. Our handpicked supplier directory, The List, is filled with every supplier type you will need to set your acrylic dreams alight, so let us take a look at these inspirational ideas from our Stationers and Planners & Stylists to inspire your own use of acrylic, perspex and lucite details.
If you’re a long time reader of Rock My Wedding you’ll already know that we encourage every single couple planning their day to stay true to themselves and have the day that they really want. Not the day that your mum wants (controversial!), or the day a glossy magazine is telling you to have because… “trendy”. We want you to do all the things that will make your hearts sing and most importantly, be looked back on knowing it truly was YOUR day, your way. We’re also advocates of seeking out the very best suppliers to help you achieve this dream, and for some of you that will be a bespoke planning and styling support service. Today we’re introducing you to one of our epic, handpicked Planning & Styling suppliers, Helaina Storey, who will literally take your vision and ideas and help bring them to a not only beautiful crescendo of loveliness, but in a seamless yet fun way too. Helaina Storey Wedding Design’s ethos is so perfectly aligned with that of RMW we just know you’ll achieve wonderful things together.
When it comes to wedding cake, we are definitely in the camp that it’s a wedding tradition to firmly uphold. After all, a party without a cake is just a meeting and the same is true of weddings so I’ve heard 😉
If you’ve never fed cake to hundreds of people before, it can be really confusing trying to work out exactly how much you need to feed your guests. Whether you’re ordering a cake from the supermarket, or having one made for you by a fabulous cake maker, no one wants to have too much or even worse, too little!
So we’ve put together this guide to help you work out just how much cake you need to order, what kind of icing you’d like to chose from and some ideas as to how your cake could look. But remember, whether it’s bright and bold, or soft and pastel, covered in icing or stripped back to show off the squishy sponge, the most important thing is that it tastes delicious!
Did you know that we have a wedding supplier directory, just brimming with the very best wedding professionals, all handpicked by team RMW? If you’re inspired by the real weddings and shoots we feature here every day, and you’re hoping to have a wedding that’s every bit as well executed, then you need to visit The List. Most of the features here on RMW include our wedding supplier directory members, so you know that their work has been vetted by real couples, as well as by the RMW team.
Choosing your wedding venue is the hardest part of wedding planning. There are so many different things to consider. From the location, to the capacity, from the amenities to the flexibility, there are decisions to be made that need to suit both of you, as well as your guests.
In order to help, we’ve come up with a handy two stage guide. A selection of questions to ask yourselves, and then our top ten questions for your shortlist of venues. This is a process that can take some time and it’s a large part of your wedding budget – definitely something to consider carefully. So grab a cuppa, get comfy and let’s chat venues…
Happy Christmas you gorgeous bunch, we hope you had a lovely time with family and friends. The time has come again where we share the ten most popular real weddings of the year! As always, this year has flown by in a flurry of beautiful real wedding features, gorgeous inspiration and advice for all of you lovely brides to be. If you’re new to RMW, then welcome and trust me when I say this – you’re in the right place. We’ll guide you through planning your wedding with our handpicked supplier directory, coffee table book brimming with exclusive content and our hilarious but oh-so helpful podcast.
So sit back, relax and let’s use this deliciously slow time between Christmas and New Year to immerse ourselves in the beautiful world of weddings. Here’s the top ten of 2018, according to YOU, our wonderful, stylish and savvy readers…
The exclusive use of Plas Gwynfryn in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales sets the scene for this deliciously layered boho wedding. Carla Blain’s signature dark and moody, tonal teasing delights are well suited to the natural boho vibes of this special day…complete with a photo shoot on the very beach the proposal was made!
Carla Blain Photography from RMW The List; “I live for windy adventures, gritty textures, and devilishly romantic love stories.”
From the beginning, with stationery from Fig + Fern, another RMW The List member, to the face painting photobooth and jazz musicians at the end, the day was a glittery feast for the couple and their guests.
A stone castle, Castello di Bibbione, perched high on a hill and surrounded by panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside is the setting for this incredibly swoon-worthy destination wedding.
Planned from New Zealand with the help of RMW The List recommended suppliers Wiskow & White. The day starts with wine and cheese tasting for the men and ends with dancing on the cobbles of the castle. Emma, the Bride wears a Rue de Seine wedding gown with deep red Rewritten bridesmaid dresses for a sophisticated palette. (FYI, you can find of course Rewritten on our exclusive directory)
This stunning photography is brought to you by Red on Blonde, another RMW The List member.
We’re really lucky here at RMW to see some of the most original and stylish ways to decorate your wedding day, and one of our favourite decor items is the table plan. Obviously an essential part of the decor, helping guests to find their seats, but also a great way to continue your wedding styling. We love a table plan so much, we’ve dedicated a whole episode of RMW The Podcast to it! You can listen here, perhaps while you’re browsing this post 😉
There are SO many fantastic ideas out there for how to make your wedding table plan look gorgeous, but here are 10 of our favourites from this year that we’ll definitely be seeing at 2019 weddings…