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Real Weddings

At Kindred Spirits we can assist and advise you in all areas of your wedding to ensure the memories of your special day are something you and your guests will treasure forever. We are also available for styling on your wedding day to ensure you and your gown can look truely perfect.

As increasing numbers of weddings take place in historic buildings rather than churches, we have found more and more brides looking to theme their special day in keeping with the wedding venue. This does not necessarily mean dressing all your guests in period costume, although that can be great fun, but rather enhancing the character of the building while keeping your own style, frequently with coloured or historical wedding dresses.

One of our brides was married in a Welsh Castle and decided to create an elegant Tudor feel. She used huge church candles and plenty of Ivy on the reception tables, her invitations were exquisitely illuminated with the initials of the couple in green and gold in the style of an ancient manuscript. Her Tudor style gown was tightly corseted dark green and ivory damask with pearl embroidery and, rather than a bouquet, she carried a single ivory candle.

One romantic couple asked guests to wear something red on their special day, even if it was only a pair of shoes. They made deep scarlet roses the focal point of table and freestanding displays. Her red corset bodice looked stunning with a simple ivory skirt and huge bouquet of true love roses.

Other themes have included a Jules Verne inspired Victorian space adventurers wedding, held in baroque grandeur at Elvastone Castle, complete with three tier wedding cake of a moon, star and rocket! The gown was a delicious Victorian confection of pale pink silk and white tulle with iridescent PVC strapless corset overlaid with tulle embroidered with silver stars.

Possibilities include "A Midsummer's Night Dream" for an outdoors wedding, with a delicate silver fairy tiara, little bridesmaids as fairy attendants and a bouquet of Pease blossom. Add a twinkling Ice Palace for a winter wedding with white fur cape and muff, ice sculptures and plenty of mulled
wine!

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