Drip, drop, drip, little wedding showers

Hannah and Simon 06/10/18

Think Ally & Noah in The Notebook…

Spiderman & Mary-Jane…

Hayley & Nathan in One Tree Hill

and our absolute FAVOURITE Charles and Carrie in Four Weddings and a Funeral (which was filmed with us here in Old Amersham).

Kissing in the rain is officially the most romantic photo opportunity you can embrace on your wedding day (if the weather is right!)

 

The rain provides a cool, misty, often moody sky perfect for your photographer to capture.

As an added bonus, rain is actually thought to be good lucky by many cultures. In Italy there is a saying “Sposa bagnata, sposa fortunata”

And to save you the time of google translate it means, “A wet bride is a lucky bride”.

Outdoor Eats!

To us every wedding is unique and personal. Not everyone is after the formal 3 course sit down meal so we offer some food service to meet your more relaxed, less traditional vibes.

 

 

A hot British summer day isn’t complete without a BBQ.

Offer you guests some burgers and sausages and you’re guaranteed to put a smile on their faces. This style can be plated or put out on tables for guests to help themselves. It’s a great opportunity for you to simple allow your guests to sit wherever they might like and interact with people they may not have.

 

 

Hog Roasts always go down a treat. Come rain or shine you are what could be better? We offer a wide range of accompaniments that you would chose to go with it, and might I say our coleslaw deserves all the awards.

 

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The great thing about BBQ’s and Hog Roast’s is that they both work for wedding breakfast and evening food!

 

 

One extra perk that we have at the Kings Chapel is our pizza oven.

Just picture yourself after a few wines and Proseccos, craving the ideal evening food. Fresh out of the oven you can sit down with a cheesy pizza and extra toppings of your choosing before heading back out onto the dancefloor.

 

We’re are more than happy to help come up with quirky ideas that suits your personalities. Feel free to ask….we are here to help!

Glam it Up!

To me, your wedding day is your ultimate red carpet walk, and so there’s every reason to be that little bit ‘extra’ about the finer details! What better way to strut your stuff than amongst a bit of glitz ’n’ glam?

I would say there are 3 main pointers to bear in mind if your day is going glam:

  1. Keep it subtle – stick to one glam ‘method’ (eg. rich jewel tones OR glittery table cloths) to prevent the venue looking too cluttered or busy
  2. Keep it classy – go for good quality products and decorations – plastic table diamanté is fine but won’t achieve the look you are going for to the fullest!
  3. Keep to the theme – fully commit to the styling of the day, for example, if you’ve got mirrored centrepieces and tall elegant candles on the tables don’t then also include rustic wood slices as it may confuse the theme

There are plenty of different ways to go for glam; think faux fur stoles and jewelled heels, lace and lush florals, a glittered table cloth and plenty of fairy lights to reflect off everything!

 

I’ve got a guilty soft spot for a dress change as well, why not go long elegant train or full skirt for ceremony, and change into a party playsuit with some disco heels for your evening reception!

 

Remember, YOU are the celebrities of your day, YOU are the star of the catwalk, and YOU are the most photographable pair all day long, so whether it’s a flower wall as your photo-booth backdrop, or light up letters framing your dancefloor, there’s no such thing as TOO glamourous – so go for it!

Get the party started

Kick off the heels, the I do’s are done, you’re stuffed full of scrumptious-ness and it’s time to party. But how do you make your party stand out i hear you ask?

Well… here’s a few I’ve seen over the years that just add that little something EXTRA to the night.

A&M’s Pimp your Prosecco 

Who doesn’t love an extra drink (or 2!) to get the party started and getting the chance to spice things up with a little splash of this and dash of that is a great way of getting your guests involved on the day.

H&E’s GLITTER!

At the beautiful H&E’s wedding we had the very talented theglitterbox doing sparkly make-up in the evening. It was a great way to add glitz and glam, and a cool Ibiza vibe to the evening party!

 

O&H’s DANCE, DANCE, DANCE 

Some of THE best party moves come out at a wedding! Think dad dancing, shimmeys, shuffles and the floss. Just check out all the fun from H&O’s day!

 

SPARKLES to finish

An absolute favorite of everyone’s at the moment. How can you not resist?!

 

H&D’s Bottoms Up! 

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Never forget to cheers to your special day!

Heatwave Weddings

Most couples dream of good weather on their special day but what do you do if England decides that it’s time to scorch the delicate skin of us unsuspecting folk! There are many different ways you can plan for such a scenario. I extend to you a few of our best tips to prepare for a heatwave!

 

Offer a Delicious Cold Treat

Everyone’s favourite summer food is Ice Cream, anyone who says differently is lying! Hire yourselves an ice-cream van or bike for your guests to have access to an unlimited supply throughout your drinks reception. I recommend The Works as a great local company who offer many different flavours of homemade ice creams and sorbets.

 

 

A Fan Favourite

Struggling to come up with idea for your favours!? The English weather can be surprisingly relentless so why not offer your guests a hand-held fan or personalised sunglasses. They’ll need to use them long after your big day to get them through the summer months and think of the fond memories of your big day whenever they do.

 

Ensure Everyone is Well Watered

Hot weather is the perfect excuse to give your guests refreshing and colourful drinks. From a quintessentially British Pimms to the up and coming Aperol Spritz, the world is your oyster. Feel free to ask us for ideas!!! We love a cocktail!

 

Functional Foliage

It may be the last thing on your mind but some flowers are more resistant to the warmer weather. Keep them fresh! You don’t need to hold your bouquet until the all-important moment so keep them in water! Your florist is probably best to advise so why not ask Floral Creations or The Nagundo Tree.

 

Pre-Wedding Preparations

Let’s be honest, this is mainly aimed at the blushing brides. Most grooms will get into their suits, grab a pint and be ready. We ladies take our time to look our best with some of the most important people in our lives joining us for the morning. With this is mind you will be surrounded by straighteners, curling tongs and hairdryers. Not exactly the coolest of equipment. Keep topping up your water and keep the prosecco chilled.

Your make-up artist is far more talented than we will ever be but make sure they’re using a good primer and something with SPF! This’ll ensure your make up doesn’t slip and your cheeks don’t get too rosy!

 

 

If you’re worried about what to offer your guests on a hot day let us know. We can help you come up with different ways to make your day different and cool!