Nerissa Eve Blog
Congratulations Suhail and Sanah
It's been a while since our last blog but yesterdays wedding at the stunning venue Kelham Hall in the beautiful Trent Valley, is definitely worth a mention. I was approached last October by two impressive ladies, Sanah (bride) & Ruksana (mother of the bride) with the brief to create an elegant and stylish wedding on a very large scale. This was a segregation wedding with gentlemen on one side and ladies on the other side but the challenge was to make a statement of the separation providing a curtain of flowers and candle light. Enrolling the help of Julia Dilworth for floral arrangements and More Weddings (aka More Productions) for the structures and draping and decoration by Nerissa Eve we worked together to create a glamorous aisle.. A lovely quote from the mother of the bride after the wedding summed up my experience, 'We were lucky to have a really strong team on our wedding'.
More Productions provided the structure to support Julias fabulous floral arrangement. Using our glass ball tea light holders suspended from the arrangement and 19cm cylinder bud vases and tealight holders lined on the table. 306 glass vessels went into making this luxurious aisle finished off with More Weddings 7ft blossom trees and white carpet. We tied the aisle off with an organza bow, the bride simply had to be the first person to tread this particular path.
Julia used an abundance of orchid, gypsophila, blossom and foliage in this 36ft arrangement with large 60cm cylinder vases completing our curtain of flowers. Twinkling candle light from over 600 glass vases made the room feel magical!
With such a dramatic aisle the flowers on the tables were kept simple. We used a mix of 40cm, 30cm & 20cm glass cylinder vases with a variation of twigs, and assorted flowers submerged in the water topped with a 3" floating candle, the table littered with various glass tea light holders. The challenge on the day was lighting all the candles. Another member of the team deserves a mention. Can I thank the catering staff from Shaziana for helping us with the final task of lighting over 600 candles! I think it was the collaborative team effort that really impressed me with this wedding and I look forward to working with each of these suppliers again in the future.
We hired our pretty french louis furniture for a sweet table, topped with our 80cm glass fluted vase. We hand painted the chalk board signs and filled the drawers with flowers.
We designed the menu cards, place settings table numbers and large table plan using pretty florals.
A little bit about the favours. The family used these insanely cute mason jars filled with Holly water imported from The Zamzam Well, Mecca and we finished it off with a tag quoting from the Quran 'And He created you in pairs'. Please follow this link and read the history behind The Zamzam Well, its a beautiful heart warming story
Hand painted welcome boards placed by the roadside and outside the main entrance to welcome the guests.
I am already missing my conversations with this family and I hope this will be one of those where we stay in touch after the wedding.
With 630 glass vases used for this wedding all that remains now is the washing up!!
All items mentioned available to hire, including design of signage and table stationary please contact us for more info.
Thanks to More Weddings, JuliasFlowers and lovely to meet the very professional team from Shaziana catering. Photography by Georgina McGrath.
Nerissa Eve Weddings founded by two sisters Nadine Nerissa (with a background in art) and Laura Eve (with a background in theatre). Following our own weddings in 2012 we noticed a gap in the industry for suppliers of hire items that offered something a little more unique and at realistic prices hence Nerissa Eve Weddings was born. In this world of DIY weddings and varying budgets we were surprised to find very few companies encouraging 'Dry Hire' and honest pricing so we have made it our mission to do just that. All of our products can be viewed and collected from our expanding storage facility. While we are more than happy to help you style your wedding, we are also here to assist you with styling your day your way by yourself. Through our love of weddings and artistic background we want to help brides bring their ideas to life. By talking to us you might be surprised what is possible with a bit of creative flair xx