Thursday, 11 October 2012

Vintage Tea Party Wedding, Fabrica Brighton

There simply isn't enough space in the title to comprehensively sum up the theme of today's Real Themed Wedding.  What started off as a vintage tea party styled wedding reception turned into an interactive, entertainment-packed theme park inspired wedding with a big emphasis on fun and personalised touches.

Victoria and Martin commissioned Theme-Works Weddings to produce the interior wedding decor for their stunning wedding venue in central Brighton, Fabrica.  Fabrica is a deconsecrated church operating as an art gallery by day, and in between exhibitions offers private hire of the space, which means only a small number of dates are available at this characterful venue.

Mad hatter's tea party themed wedding decor by Theme-Works Weddings
Mad hatter's tea party themed wedding decor by Theme-Works Weddings
Vintage fete themed wedding decor by Theme-Works Weddings
Vintage fete themed wedding decor by Theme-Works Weddings
Venue decor included a quirky garden for the drinks reception area, bringing the outdoors in to this city centre venue. Guests made their way past a white picket fence entrance and through our iron rose arch dressed in white hydrangea, green guelder rose and ivy. Small wooden benches covered in artificial box hedging offered informal seating, with our toadstool side tables, oversized tea cup seats and life size flamingo bringing colour to the arrangement which sat beneath a riot of bunting.  The bride wanted an entrance to 'wow' and set the tone of the day - fun, vibrant and throwing convention out the window.

The wedding table decorations featured vintage floral fabric overlays with individual place settings written on luggage tags tied around a favour.  For the gents, a miniature bottle of vintage port; for the ladies, a miniature jar of local plum jam - two of the Bride and Groom's favourite treats.
Shabby chic themed wedding table decor by Theme-Works Weddings
Shabby chic themed wedding table decor by Theme-Works Weddings

Vintage wedding table decorations by Theme-Works Weddings
Vintage wedding table decorations by Theme-Works Weddings
The cake table - an antique wooden desk in ivory and dove grey - sat beneath pom poms in the bride's favourite colour - yellow - backlit by LED uplighters in warm greens and pinks.  To complement the wooden desk, a vintage dresser was used to display photos from the Bride and Groom's childhood.

Yellow themed cake table and pom poms by Theme-Works Weddings
Yellow themed cake table and pom poms by Theme-Works Weddings
Bunting, we love bunting.  Bunting for weddings has to be loud and proud to compete with all the other elements of a dressed wedding venue.  Ever wondered what half a kilometer of bunting looks like?  Wonder no more!
Wedding bunting and festoon lights by Theme-Works Weddings
Wedding bunting and festoon lights by Theme-Works Weddings
Our traditional Royal Mail wedding postbox took special care of all the Bride and Groom's wedding cards.  To continue the 'Best of British' vibe a retro vintage globe bar housed a secret Pick n Mix stash with custom branded paper sweet bags. 

Royal Mail wedding postbox and antique globe Pick n Mix bar by Theme-Works Weddings
Royal Mail wedding postbox and antique globe Pick n Mix bar by Theme-Works Weddings photography by Danni Beach Photography
The Bride and Groom requested custom Mr and Mrs wedding chair backs at the top table, along with some other special request custom wedding props which we'll share in more detail in another blog post. Table centres were created by the Bride's own family using containers supplied by Theme-Works Weddings.  A mixture of table centre containers created an informal vista to the overall room, echoing the sentiment of the day for fun, eye-catching details and surprises around every corner.

Custom Mr & Mrs wedding chair backs and table centre hire by Theme-Works Weddings
Custom Mr & Mrs wedding chair backs and table centre hire by Theme-Works Weddings photography by Danni Beach Photography


On behalf of the Theme-Works Weddings team, congratulations to the happy couple and thank you for the opportunity to style your day your way!

All images in this post are from Theme-Works Real Weddings 2012

Photography credits: Danni Beach Photography and PhotoMadly

3 comments:

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  3. Hey!! This tea party wedding is really awesome. Liked everything here especially party d├ęcor. Want to have something great for my wedding at one of NYC wedding venues. Planning to go with some of your ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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