Cutture at The Wedding Sanctuary 2011
At the end of 2010, I had a visit from Andri Benson of Always Andri wedding design, to come and discuss a new type of ‘wedding event’ that was to come to town in early 2011 in none other than the beautiful Somerset House. Andri is a member of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners and this event was to be organised and hosted by the members of UKAWP (who better to organise an event…) in conjunction with Somerset House and Wedding magazine. It didn’t take long for us to say yes, however I was semi-interested just to see how 40 wedding planners were going to come together for 1 event….;)
In all seriousness it sounded like a refreshing concept for a wedding ‘fair’, an opportunity to not only see some suggestions of wonderfully creative wedding design by the planners and their suppliers but also a chance for brides to have consultations with suppliers on the day. So this is exaclty what happened, all credit to UKAWP and their team, a beautiful space was created for bride and grooms to be to come and see, and meet wedding planners and suppliers without the hard sell.
Cutture was asked to create some of the branding for the day as well as the VIP passes, so, we actually swapped heads and used our sister company Hidden Design Studio to do this. We created the Wedding Sanctuary logo which you see above, the brief was to really create a logo that was contemporary yet classic and somehow projected a ‘serene’ impression, given the aim of the show. Having created a good few options, UKAWP chose the above and I hope(!) were pleased with the final result and we were so pleased to see it printed on the lovely canvas goody bags and doning the pages of Wedding magazine! The great thing about designing the logo is that we could make it work well for laser cutting also, being in Somerset House we knew we just had to include a cut out of the venue in our VIP invite, it teamed very nicely with the logo so worked well.
In terms of Cutture’s in put into the day, below are some images of the centre table created by Andri and Amanda Austin (floristry), Andri wanted to use our ‘skylines’ somehow in the design as travel is so key to many bride and grooms and so we thought we better do them justice and create some extra special plate menus which pop-up showing skylines of destinations that the bride and groom have travelled together, with bobbing planes in the glasses for a bit of fun! Initials were used in the glasses also as a suggestion of place names.
We also created some laser cut flowers for Helen Carter who was creating a ‘wish tree’ for the show, they looked really effective set on the beautiful balcony of Somerset House. Helen also created the wonderful cake bar with the very talented Zoe Clark of The Cake Parlour , it was simply stunning and I very much enjoied a bit of a gossip with Zoe having worked together in the past but never really met!
Finally on a personal note, it was just fabulous to be teamed up with Melanie Helen of Cranberry Blue , Mel and I were re-united at the Designer Wedding Show, having sort of recognised each other we then realised (after the show) that we had studied together on an art foundation 11 years ago! It was wonderful to see her again, she is HUGELY talented and I really wish her well in her wedding planning company, just amasing to see you Mel x
Thank you to Kelly and Andri for including us in the show and I think, and hope, The Wedding Sanctuary will run for many years as a beautiful and informative event for brides and their grooms to visit.