It gives us a plethora of pretty inspiration and ideas yet can also pile on the pressure to create a really unique ‘pin worthy’ day. Plus, with so much choice it can all become rather overwhelming.
Which is where the Little Wedding Helper comes in. Kirsten Butler is a UK Venue Stylist with big ideas, creative know-how and a passion for wedding details and design. Couples who want to create unique, personal weddings recruit Kirsten to work her magic by adding beautiful elements to their day.
And being the Little Wedding Helper she is, Kirsten has decided to share some of her expertise when it comes to chair decor design with us today with this picture perfect styled shoot captured by Becky Male Photography.
These charming ideas are not only achievable and budget-friendly, but they’re also gorgeous to boot. From brightly coloured ribbons to perfectly positioned blooms, simple, unique and pretty-enough-to-pin ideas that you can take to your stylist or vendors – or perhaps even try at home, if you’re craftily inclined.
Take it away Kirsten…
“So often I find myself lusting after beautifully styled chair decor before realising it’s either completely impractical or outside the budget of most couples. You’ll probably know the ones I mean, generous amounts of gorgeous fabric, chairs with so much foliage adorning them you hardly know where to sit.
So I put aside my Pinterest and decided to get a little creative.
I wanted to work with chairs that you’re likely to find at venues across the UK – of course you can also hire beautiful chairs, if you’re not as smitten with the seating arrangements, as you are with the venue.Creative thinking was needed for the project as I did not want to just recreate styles and wanted to ensure the elements of decor could be recreated by suppliers or made at home by the couple themselves.
I also wanted to show off the chairs themselves, perfect if the chairs you have are in keeping with your colours.
Pinterest is fantastic for inspiration but not every chair in your venue needs to be decorated, depending on your budget and time available, just the top table seating could have some decoration.
Or you might enjoy getting together with your bridal party to collect together photographs of all your guest and create my idea of a photograph on a crocheted doily. Time consuming maybe, but I think it is a personal touch that won’t go unnoticed by your guests as they find their seats…”
Pretty Posy Swags
Haute and Homemade, Simple Styles
A touch of vintage whimsy
Easy, Breezy and Bright with Ribbons
Personalising With Paper
Which is your favourite chair decor design?
I think the embroidery ring is mine, but I’m rather partial to the guest pictures… and the gorgeous blooms… and the floor-length ribbons. Oh I adore them all. Kirsten you are one wedding whizz kid!
It just goes to show that a few creative touches can turn a simple chair into a chic and stylish focal point.
We are big fans of Kristen’s work around here, not only is she one talented stylist but she’s also really lovely too!
To see more of the Little Wedding Helper’s stylish stylings check out her gorgeous wedding gallery.Photographer: Becky Male Photography / Venue Stylist: Kirsten Butler, Little Wedding Helper / Reception Venue: Kings Weston House / Paper Decoration & Felt Ruffles: Things By Laura / Chair Sash: The Vintage Sash Company / Flowers & Foliage: The Rose Shed / Pearl Decorations: Pudding Bridge / Embroidery Hoop: The Vintage Drawer