Nerissa Eve Blog
Happy New Year! Its been a lovely break, I feel like I have been on a perfectly restful cruise in my own living room! Those of you who know me well will understand what I'm saying. I'm still enjoying a quiet time but the enquiries are starting to roll in so I've shaken off my snooze and its back to work. Once I hit the wedding season I often find the 'oh so important' social networking, blogging and tweeting hard to keep up with so I thought I would write a series of blogs featuring some of last years beautiful weddings and our expanding stock.
I'm going to kick start things with the vintage crockery hire. Proving that the elegance of vintage is here to stay last year we delivered well over 700 trios, approximately 200 cake stands and I've lost count of the teaspoons! And the diary is looking like 2017 will keep us on our toes washing all those delicate pieces again...
Kate and Simon's very pretty marquee wedding above was held in the grounds of their parents splendid home, the best type of wedding. Kate, referred to me by Lindsey & Gwen from Compton & Kennedy's Emporium (two fabulous ladies who make everything delicious!) was a real pleasure to correspond with. Sometimes you just know you are going to like someone long before you meet them. Captured beautifully by Lindsey Arber Photography, this fabulous wedding resulted in us having an innordinate number of very pretty vintage sandwich platters!
Kate's florist used our pressed glass cake stands for these fabulous centrepieces. A simple elegant and hugely cost effective centrepiece, From Me To You florist.
Other items hired to complete this elegant afternoon tea setup were the vintage suitcases, we printed pretty luggage tags for Kates table plan, oodles of pretty homemade bunting, drinks dispensers with matching jam jars cocktail glasses and coordinated monogrammed straws...All in all it was the perfect afternoon tea party!
And a quintesential Garden Party! It was lovely to work alongside two extremely talented ladies Kimm of Maisons Des Macarons and Victoria of Victorias Cake Company. When you need to place your trust in someone for your special day I can't stress enough that recommendation is key ... and I highly recommend both of these suppliers. Victorias cake artistry is second to none and Kimm's macarons are to die for! We styled the afternoon tea party on a perfect sunny day for a regular client. The brief was pretty, pretty, pretty! I made the chalk board to stand behind the cake table and used our pretty french louis furniture, crokery and glassware.. With pom poms in the trees, the samovar polished and ready to go and the sweet smell of Victorias cakes in the air we were definitely bringing on the pretty!
Why not hire our Samovar to top up your teapots & coffee pots. The Samovar was traditionally used in Russia and Eastern countries where tea is a real delicacy. It is a large kettle with a dispenser or spigot offering a never-ending supply of fresh boiling water. We chose an electric thermostatically controlled Samovar as opposed to the traditional coal for obvious reasons, so our Samovar is ready to plug in and top up your teapots! Also great for those who actually fancy a cup of coffee!
The Samovar holds 6 litres of water (around 40 cups of tea). Rather than running back and forth re-filling those teapots, the staff at your venue need only to keep it topped up for a never-ending supply of boiling water. Hire two Samovars for very large weddings.
Some more lovely pics of the vintage crockery hire and vintage themed decoration
Of course no one does a tea party like children! Above set of photographs taken by Firetree Photography. Visit our crockery hire page for more info.
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