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Original Fun Creative Wedding – Captains Wood Barn

When you can do a common thing in an uncommon way; you will command the attention of the world (George Washington Carver).  Sophie Hannah Richardson and Robin certainly achieved that!  Her original and creative wedding day can only be described as EPICCCCCCCCCC!

The Wedding Venue – Captains Wood Barn

Captains Wood Barn set the scene for this awesome day.  Found in 50 acres of Essex woodland, Captains Wood barn can be hired for the whole weekend to be dressed as you please.  This was a perfect choice to allow Sophie’s innovative ideas to be brought to life…and boy, did she do just that!

Alberto & Yago Videography were flown from Barcelona.  With Sophie being an avid and successful vlogger a fab wedding vid was a must have!

” I wanted someone who created more of a music video style wedding film that was edgy, fast-paced and fun to watch”

(Rock n Roll Bride)

 

Creative Wedding – The Lighting and Decor

We are soooo pleased Sophie approached us to take part in her day.  Her natural upbeat and cool personality was emanated on her wedding day with her emphasis on refreshing, original and lavish design .

“We were so happy we picked Dreamwave to create our lighting and DJ area for our wedding. They really listened to what we wanted to achieve and excelled in making it happen. They were a pleasure to work with and we can’t thank them enough for making our ideas come to life! Would 100% recommend to everyone!”

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The Barn – Creative Wedding Lighting

We wanted to create Sophie’s desired style and cool wedding vibe.  Seriously, when you see the end result it will make you want to get married all over again (to the same husband!).

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Go on; swoon over our Festoon belts used to hang Pendant Drops and larger Vintage Filament Lamps of different heights and sizes.  Additional Festoon strings were hung higher in the the barn to add further depth.  Further pendant drops were also added behind the top table as a mini festoon backdrop to create an ideal focal point.

Our “Naked” wire floor standing lampshades added to the overall theme.

The DJ Area – Creative Wedding Decor

Sophie knew exactly how she wanted her reception venue to look.  Captains Wood Barn lent itself to all her ideas.  Our Wooden DJ Booth and Lit studio signs truly complement.

This spectacular couple know how to put on a party.  They hired our top quality DJ Equipment and had additional special effects of Smoke Machines, Moving Heads, Pyrotechnic Confetti Blasts and Vintage Blaze effects on the dance floor.  We have it all at Dreamwave HQ!

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Outside the Barn – Creative Wedding Decor

The outdoor covered barn was the ideal place to feature some additional lighting and decor for guests to catch some fresh air in the evening.  A full festoon backdrop completely lit the back wall to illuminate the area and our Retro Lampshades hanging from the barn ceiling.

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Additional Outdoor Lighting

What wedding outdoor lighting doesn’t need a festoon walkway to guide the way?  The difference is, is that this pathway, in true wedfest style,  had a flame beacon at the end of it – yep a bonfire!

Dreamwave Lighting and Decor featured in Rock N Roll Bride

You can also see this wedding featured in “Rock n Roll Bride”

Sophie knew from the outset that her wedding would be anything but conventional – The Pastel Palm Springs inspired theme incorporating California and Cacti caught the attention of Rock n Roll Bride – the bible for the alternative bride!

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Sophie and Robin managed to balance their love of creativity and D.I.Y wedding along with choosing the right professionals who understood their vision.   With the help of Rock the Day Styling to co-ordinate their original concepts, Sophie saw all her ideas come together.

“I cant believe I managed to pull it off and create what had been in my brain for the last year”

(Rock n Roll Bride)

Get in Touch

If you want to be original, be ready to be copied:  This creative wedding is one for the history books when it comes to planning and design.  I know this will illustrate a lot of couple’s wedding goals!  Contact us to see what we can do for you to re-create the look.  Before your do check out what we need to know about your enquiry.

 

Sources:

Photography: Jess Soper Photography

Video: Alberto and Yago Videography

Lighting, Decor and DJ Equipment Hire: Dreamwave Events

Ceremony Venue: St Peters Ad Vincula, Coggeshall

Reception Venue: Captains Wood Barn

Brides Dress: Lazaro

Bride’s Shoes: Dolls Kill

Brides Head Piece: Beretkah

Brides Jacket: Isolated Heroes

Grooms Attire:  ASOS

Bridesmaid Dresses: Jarlo London

Cake: Blondi’s Bakery

Flowers: The Flower Arranger

Glitter Station:  Luna Glitter Bar

Coordinator:  Rock the Day Styling

Furniture: Anthology Vintage Hire

Transport: Whites Chauffeur

 

 

Le Talbooth, Essex Wedding Open Day September 2018

Attention all engaged couples.  This is the one you have been waiting for:  Pencil Le Talbooth Wedding Open Day in your diaries for Sunday 2nd September.

Where and when is Le Talbooth Wedding Open Day?

Le Talbooth is set in the beautiful Essex Countryside on the Suffolk border, nestled by the river Stour..  The Marquee will be open to view in all it’s glory from 10.30am until 3pm on Sunday 2nd September 2018 set up the the amazing Milsoms Wedding Team who will be on hand to answer any of your questions.

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What Suppliers will be Attending Le Talbooth Wedding Open Day?

Of course, as the solely recommended company for DJ and Lighting Hire for the Milsom’s group, we will be attending and showcasing our lighting flare and DJ set up in Dreamwave style.  We have a multitude of choice of Lighting style, DJ services and Set up options to suit every wedding theme.  Our Cocktail DJ Service for your Drinks Reception music is particularity popular on the lawn in the sun!

Further expert suppliers present will be Anderson & Bergdahl PhotographyJades Flower DesignLuca CakesRed and Black Casinos and Soul Bay Strings who are there with lots of advice to plan your special day.

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There’s more!…..

Le Talbooth have a tantalizing proposition for any couple booking their celebration at the Wedding Open Day:

  • Book any available date in April or May 2019 and get the marquee hire for just £1000 along with complimentary canapés (this could be a massive saving of around £2,500)
  • Book any available date in June to October 2019 and receive complimentary canapés (a saving of £675 based on 100 people)

So add this one to your wedding planning checklist as this will definitely help you tick a few boxes.  You can thank me later!

 

 

A Few Vintage/Retro Lampshades for Hire!

I am so excited to show you this film clip!  I think styling using lampshades is going to be a hugely popular for weddings in 2017.  This is actually not a new thing and are ideal for weddings; particularly wedding breakfasts/drinks receptions.  But I had to announce that we have just had a mega influx and now have A LOT available for hire now in Essex and Suffolk! (when I say a lot, I mean close to 200 in all shapes, styles and sizes).  When clustered and hung correctly together creates an inspiring effect.

 

I have absolutely fallen in love with these lampshades!  Forgo the traditional and use these beauties!  They can be used either indoors or outside and with Spring nearly upon us; imagine being out in the fresh open space or an airy marquee with these hanging overhead.  The refreshing, quirky styling will complete the bohemian and inspirational feel you are after.

With various choices available like hanging from festoon belts or individually from wire, build the design layout that you imagine.

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Lampshades for Hire

Photos (above)taken during a photo-shoot at Kenton Hall.

 

DIY Lampshade Décor

Like this styling, but prefer the DIY approach?  Trawling the internet (ebay/gumtree/pre-loved), boot sales and charity for vintage lampshades it certainly an option.  But nowadays it can prove quite time consuming to find decent, good quality lampshades at a bargain.  If your prepared to put in the hours and have the patience, you will eventually find a few at a good price.

Check out Pinterest.  It is a great place to look for unique and do-able DIY lampshade arrangements for your wedding and help get those creative juices flowing!

Before proceeding down the DIY route, it is definitely worth balancing the cost of your time, labour, stress and actual purchase against the peace of mind of hiring the service from the professionals and not having to worry about installation, removal and dealing with glitches pre, post and during wedding.  I’m pretty certain you will have enough on your plate prior to your day!

Lampshades not your thing? Further Inspiration:

If Lampshades don’t appeal to your wedding vision and you want your day to be even more edgy and individual? Why not try hanging umbrellas upside down instead!

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photo (above) taken a the talented wedding of photographer and friend to Dreamwave, Emily Fae

 

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Want to know more or do you have other ideas you want to discuss.  Contact us and we will be thrilled to discuss your plans.

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Spot the Difference – Realistic LED Candles Hire

Want Candles for your wedding?  Will your venue not allow real candles on site? We have the answer: Just hire realistic LED Candles!

I know candles can really make a difference to the ambience at a wedding venue.  But some venues will understandably not allow naked flames on site (the risk of fire is a huge deterrent!).   Battery powered realistic  LED Candles are the answer – and we have lots of them in all shapes and sizes!

Standard LED Candles are suitable for a range of creative scenery as described in my previous post and are super effective; but if you want the most authentic looking candles,  these LED candles may not quite make the grade you are after.

 

Don’t despair! There is another option…….

In my opinion, the Luminara range of LED Candles are indisputably the most realistic LED Candles available. They are certainly not a budget option at £17.50 per set of 3 at varying heights for hire.  But in this case, you absolutely get what you pay for.

Why would I pay the extra to hire Luminara Candles?

The Luminara range of realistic LED Candles are the premium alternative to the hire of our standard LED Candles. Clients would have to look closely to find that these candles are not the actual thing!  They are honestly incredible.  Made from real wax, they emit a genuine representative glare of an actual flame these realistic LED Candles are the idyllic replacement of the authentic candle.

 

 

Our Standard LED Candles

Don’t get me wrong, our standard synthetic wax LED Candles are realistic and are a great cost effective choice for hire (£5.50 for a set of 3 of varying heights).  They look fantastic in large quantities to create a high impact display and have a lovely flickering effect.  The difference is the actual artificial flame just does not move with these candles.

 

Don’t believe me? – I have proof! Just have a look at this clip and view the flickering frolics of both these wax lights in action! This will show you in more details what you can expect from each version:

 

 

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Come to our office to discuss your wedding or event with us and our team will be happy to show you the realistic LED Candles imagery. Click here to get in touch and ignite your event with this shimmering oscillation!

 

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