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Styled Shoot: The Glass House – Staining Lodge

Choosing a wedding venue is one of the first things couples do in the wedding planning process, and recently we have seen a rise in more modern venues, with couples opting for a clean, minimalist venue that they can really put their own stamp on. And The Glass House at Staining Lodge, is just that. It’s a new, contemporary venue, with floor to ceiling glass windows (letting in an abundance of natural light) and crisp white walls, offering the perfect blank canvas in Lancashire’s picturesque countryside of Fylde.
 
The Glass House holds ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions, as it can cleverly be separated off with bi-folding doors. It’s stunning floor to ceiling windows and bi-fold doors help to bring the outside in while the wooden beams that run across the ceiling bring a slightly rustic touch to this countryside venue.
We were so honoured and excited when we were asked to be a part of this shoot, which was for a magazine spread of wedding table styling. The theme was open, we just had to create stunning full table décor and styling, we were able to get creative and come up with designs that truly showcased this beautiful venue and how it can be used to its full potential.
Designing and creating centrepieces is one of our favourite things to do, and we love it even more when we are asked to dress and style the entire table. Table décor is a key part of any wedding, it’s where the guests will spend a good chunk of their time, eating and mingling, it’s also where they will see the wedding décor up close and personal, so attention to detail is a must.
 
The first thing we did for this shoot was brainstorm colour concepts, colour is always a great place to start when designing any centrepiece, as this is the focal point of the table setup. We decided to create two different looks for this shoot, the first being a spring inspired look (it was March after all) and we felt the colours would really pop in this bright, contemporary venue. We wanted to use a few different colours here, so opted for pastel blue, pink, lilac and yellow gypsophila with additional flowers placed throughout to bring another dimension.
For the second look, we wanted to create a look that emulated a naturally grown wild garden, with pops of colour from different flowers, so for this we used a heavy base of foliage in varying shades of green, we then chose a mix of bright and more subtle hues to create a truly organic looking arrangement.
To complete the looks, we thought about what accessories would work best to not only compliment the floral arrangements, but also the aesthetic of the space. With this in mind, we chose to use a gold trumpet style vase for the spring inspired look, along with glass vases, votives and candle holders, playing up the modernity of the space and creating an even more open feeling. With the wild garden florals, gold again was the perfect choice to contrast the deep green foliage, although this time on a geometric frame, the structure of this provided the perfect contrast to the whimsical, free flowing style of the flowers.
Of course, no table styling would be complete without crockery, cutlery and glassware, for this we teamed up with Whitehouse Crockery, who provided us with the perfect sets to really bring both looks together. We chose glass plates with gold beading, gold cutlery and the most beautiful water glasses in lilac and navy blue, to carry through the colours of the centrepieces. We added in more colour to further unify the looks through candles and bud vases with a few flower sprigs.
We loved creating both of these looks and love how they turned out, let us know your thoughts and don’t forget if you have an upcoming wedding or event and want our experts on hand to create your dream, you can contact us here.
 
Our incredibly talented collaborators:
Crockery – Whitehouse Crockery
Photographer – Teresa C
Organiser – Little White Books
Venue – The Glass House
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