outdoor wedding

Ideas for your outdoor wedding

Outdoor weddings are an ideal alternative for couples that love nature and open spaces. This type of wedding also provides countless possibilities for table setting and entertainment. If you plan an outdoor wedding and are still looking for inspiration and fresh ideas, please continue reading.

outdoor wedding

Tented wedding

When you organise an outdoor wedding, the weather is a constant worry. The best way you can keep your peace is by having a tent installed rain or shine your wedding carries on without disruption.

While a traditional tent is always useful, you can change the game and give your wedding an extra by choosing a Tipi Tent, and they are spacious and unique. Many configurations are possible to adapt to your needs and your event's size; they can be placed individually or linked together to create a larger space.

Magical lighting

Outdoor weddings required illumination, and you can get creative with it and add character to your big day. For example, festoon lights or fairy lights are ideal if you choose a romantic or bohemian style.

A LED backdrop or LED light up letters are amazing options to give personality to your decoration. Tented outdoor weddings need elements that frame the entrance, and large LED light up letters will do the work. You can have your initials or an MR. & MRS.

Neon signs became popular a couple of years ago, and they continue to give a special touch to every event. Incorporate a catchy or fun phrase into a designated space where your guests can take pictures.

A LED dancefloor attracts all the looks and invites your guest to hit the dancefloor. They come in sturdy materials and a wide variety of sizes to fit your needs. If you plan to incorporate concept lighting into your Essex wedding, consider complementing it with a unique dancefloor.

Upgrade your backyard wedding.

Getting married in the comfort of your backyard or a family property can bring so much warmth to your wedding, but it can also make it feel like a casual family gathering. A couple of decoration details will transform the space and make it look like a real wedding venue.

Start with some draping and illumination, draping can help you conceal the spaces you need to take attention from, and it can also create a sense of a wedding venue. Perimetral illumination and a beautiful floral wall as a backdrop for the honour table can finish the work.

Hire unique entertainment.

When your wedding is surrounded by nature, and you have plenty of space to keep your guests entertained, a DJ is not enough. There are so many creative ways to keep the fun going after saying I do. For example, you can have some jumbo lawn games like Jenga or a croquet set.

Set a mobile bar near the games for cocktail hour. Mobile bars are fully stocked, and they are also customisable. You can name a couple of tailored drinks and treat your guests with top service and quality.

Set a tent with casino tables and let the fun begin. Not every attendant love to dance all night, and to have a couple of alternatives for those who rather drink a cocktail and play some cards is truly thoughtful. Chose from many different authentic casino tables, including roulette blackjack and wheel of fortune.

 Make nature part of your decoration.

Suppose you choose to celebrate your wedding outdoors. In that case, it possibly means that you love nature, and it is perfectly understandable since there is nothing best than saying I do in natural surroundings. If your location offers plenty of vegetation, use it in your favour and make it your backdrop.

For a tented wedding, you can decorate the interior with greenery garlands or hanging installations to create a focal point and bring the eyes up. Using live plants is a big trend too, from large trees in pots to small plants as centrepieces that your guests can take home as a favour.

If the property features an old tree or a natural arch formed by plants, take advantage of those focal points, and celebrate your ceremony right there. A couple of trees embellished with festoon lights can be the ideal setting for your reception.

Outdoor glamour.

For some reason, outdoor weddings tend to be associated with casual etiquette, but you can have an elegant wedding by adding the right decoration elements. For example, a tented wedding with a draped ceiling and sparkling chandeliers will bring a whole new mood.

Incorporate light tones and contrast them with darker colours and metallics. Imagine an ivory tablecloth with dark green velvet chairs and golden rim glassware. Abundant ivory garden roses and lush greenery for your centrepieces, all combined with the perfectly trimmed green lawn.

Create the right menu.

Most outdoor weddings take place during the summer or warmer months. When you attend a wedding on a hot day, all you want is to keep yourself hydrated. You must offer your guests refreshing beverages and food. Think about light and cool menu to go along with cold cocktails. You can add special stations like an ice cream cart or mobile cocktail bar to treat everyone.

Think about everything.

If you are getting married in a season with chilly nights, provide your guests with personalised blankets or hire some heaters to keep them warm. On the other hand, a sunny summer wedding, a parasol, sunglasses, and solar protection will be much appreciated.

Consider the possibility of renting a power source if your wedding location is secluded and has no access to electricity, and your vendors will surely need it. And portable bathrooms might also be necessary for that case.

Outdoor weddings are on-trend, and they have always been special celebrations. Although they imply considering factors like weather and electricity availability or the availability of amenities like bathrooms, the extra work is always worth it.

If you are currently planning an Essex outdoor wedding, do not hesitate and contact us for all your entertainment needs. We are professionals who offer top service in everything we do. We are thrilled to be part of your love story.

References

https://www.brides.com/gallery/backyard-wedding-ideas


Silent Disco

Switch up your party with a silent disco

Technology has evolved over the last decades, and every day we found new applications to technologic devices that had been around for years. A silent disco is a great example. You can organize a party and forget about loud music and angry neighbours.

The benefits of this popular trend are many, from not having to worry about finding a venue with the proper permits for amplified music to hosting a versatile event with multiple music choices. You will soon find out all there is to know about silent parties and how you can organize your own.

What is a silent disco party?

It is a party where music is broadcast and listened thru wireless headphones instead of having a sound system. Each attendant will receive a pair of headphones upon arrival, and the fun part about these parties is that your guests can choose between multiple types of music.

Silent parties began in the 1900s when activists tried to reduce noise pollution by listening to music thru their headphones. Later on, in 1994, the Glastonbury festival transmitted a late-night World Cup game and music videos on a giant screen linking the sound to their on-site radio station. Attendants were able to listen passed the sound curfew with their headphones.

By the 2000s, many events followed the trend and soon, renowned museums and DJs partnered to offer unique experiences. By 2005 the term silent disco appeared and gave a proper name to this new concept. Technology soon allowed to broadcast multiple transmissions simultaneously, and wireless technology upgraded the experience.

Why is it a great idea?

First, it takes many worries off your mind; you can rent any venue or host a party at home without worrying about noise restrictions or curfews. Another great thing about them is that you can have a party that includes guests of different ages and music styles and keep them dancing all night long.

Silent disco makes socializing easier. You do not need to be yelling or act like you understand what the other person says while you listen to loud music. You can take off your headphones and have a calmed conversation while every attendant keeps partying and dancing to their favourite music.

It is a unique option for entertainment, and you switch the music and adjust the volume as you wish. Have you ever been to a party where the music is way too loud you can not even hear your thoughts? Or do you prefer loud music and no small talk? Silent disco is for you.

Silent Disco

What type of events can have a silent disco?

Silent disco is ideal for any event that involves dancing and listening to music. From a large wedding to an intimate teenage birthday party, here are a couple of ideas where silent disco can save the day and make your event memorable.

Any party hosted at home or an apartment is a great opportunity for a silent disco. You will entertain everyone and avoid having the neighbours or the police knocking on your door due to the loud music.

Kids and teenager's birthday parties are also ideal for this type of entertainment. They often feel embarrassed around adults, and they want to have privacy. Silent disco allows them to play their favourite tunes without feeling judged. And they will also impress their friends with a unique way of listening to music.

Weddings can benefit from this technology. Sometimes weddings have to stop due to venue sound restrictions. Imagine having an alternative for those that want to keep celebrating with you on your big day!

Outdoor events of any type are some of the most popular; noise restrictions usually apply to this type of venues. You need to apply for a permit to have amplified music or stop at a certain hour to avoid bothering the neighbours. The fun will have no end with a silent disco hire.

How to organize a silent disco party?

  1. Choose your favourite venue; it can be large or small, depending on the type of event you are planning and the guests' number. Remember that you do not have to worry about the noise limit.
  2. Select the perfect headphones. Prefer those with multichannel options so your attendants can switch between different genres and check the sound quality to provide the best experience to your guests.
  3. Create the right atmosphere with lighting, some screens, and even a photobooth. A party is more than just music, and you must think about every detail to throw a successful celebration.
  4. Decide if you are hiring one or two DJs or if you plan to transmit music thru your device. Having two DJs is highly entertaining because they offer different experiences simultaneously and compete for the crowd attention. And if you are hosting an intimate reunion, you can connect your preferred music device.
  5. Enjoy having a noise-free gathering, have a great and clear conversation with your friends or meet new people, look at the colour of their headphones, and if you share the colour, you can start a conversation with them.

Details to keep in mind.

  • Quality

Always make sure you rent quality equipment with all the necessary features. Ask how many channels they have access to and how long the battery lasts. Renting with the right vendor will ensure hours of fun.

  • Quantity

From a couple of headphones to a couple of hundreds, make sure your vendor has enough devices to cover your entire party.

  • Charging stations

Make sure you set up a couple of charging stations just if anyone needs to charge its device.

  • Crowd control

If you are hosting a large silent disco party, consider having controlled access and exit so that every device returns safely to your hands.

  • Service

Hire a professional that takes care of all the logistics and provides everything you need to set up the headphones.

Now you know, silent disco parties are more than a futuristic concept. They are here and available for your next Essex party or casual gathering. No matter the size of your event, we have you covered with plenty of available devices and top service to provide a great experience to you and your guests. Ideas for your outdoor wedding.

References

https://rentals.quietevents.com/benefits-of-hosting-a-silent-disco-party/

https://medium.com/@silentdiscoparty/how-to-throw-a-successful-silent-disco-party-on-new-years-eve-ca6f1a34efeb

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_disco


Wedding at Hylands House

Wedding at Hylands House, Essex

Essex is known for its magnificent countryside and multiple historic listed buildings. Hylands House is a Grade II villa built in 1730 located within the 574 acres of Hyland Park. Its neoclassical architecture will bring simplicity and greatness to your wedding.

It has a privileged location, secluded but close to Chelmsford's heart and with many options of transportation from London. The mix of original restored interiors from the Georgian and Victorian eras and a modern Gran Pavilion makes this venue a versatile option for any wedding style.

Now let us get into the specifics of this wonderful and historical property. You can host both intimate and grand celebrations, with rooms that can seat from 80 to 300 guests. Their experienced team of wedding professionals will deliver a top service from day one.

Wedding at Hylands House

Rooms

  • The Banqueting Room. A 12 x 7 meters room with a capacity of 100 maximum guests for a ceremony or 80 for a seated meal. It features a coffered and hand painted ceiling, French marble fireplace and beautiful views of the parkland and serpentine lake.

It is a fully restored opulent neo-baroque room, with 24-carat gold leaf and scroll decorations, as well as hand-painted wall details that will be the ideal setting for your lavish wedding. The floor to ceiling windows provides a big amount of natural light and astonishing views of the surrounding park.

  • The Drawing Room. Ideal for celebrating your ceremony with up to 80 guests. The 11 x 6.5 meters space also provides unique views of the beautiful landscape. Hand-painted wall motifs embellish the space, ornate and gilded ceiling, a stunning white marble fireplace. You will also have access to the East terrace, a perfect space for your wedding pictures.

This space has a royal aesthetic with ivory walls and golden details, a beautiful chandelier in the middle of the room, and velvet drapes.

  • The Grand Pavilion. The largest space of the property with 25 x 18 meters dimensions. It features modern amenities like mood lighting, controlled temperature, bar, kitchen, and toilets. Perfect for a big reception, you can fit up to 300 seated guests.

Elegant sparkling chandeliers hang from the ivory draped ceiling. You will have an open space and a white canvas to design the wedding of your dreams. It is filled with natural light due to the floor to ceiling windows that overlook the parkland.

You can fit everything you want into this open space, from reception tables, bar, DJ booth, photo booth, and a large dancefloor to spend the night dancing with your guests.

In addition to its great spaces for your ceremony and reception, the Hylands House offers many more benefits that we will describe below.

The bridal suite.

A room designed to serve as a place of relaxation and calm. The bridal party will have access to this space full of natural light and astonishing parkland views. It is the ideal space for the bride to get ready. Your make-up artist and wedding photographer will much appreciate the natural light.

You will have access to the suite throughout the day. It can be a place where you relax after the ceremony and before the reception. And if you need a bit of space at any time during the celebration.

The Pleasure Gardens.

The 547-acre surrounding parkland treasures a beautiful ornate Victorian Garden that was originally designed in the early 1900s. The impressing planting scheme displays a small Lilypond, flanked by two oaks and Wisteria. You will also find seasonal flowers all around the space.

It is the preferred space by wedding photographers to take amazing pictures of your big celebration. You will love the surroundings, especially in summer and spring, when many seasonal flowers appear and embellish the gardens.

Dry Hire.

Hylands House operates as an exclusive dry hire venue, which means you will have the flexibility of bringing your vendors, including catering and drinks. The rental includes celebration spaces and furniture.

You are free to hire your vendors, entertainment, lighting, catering, bar, florals, wedding photographer, and all you can imagine. They even have a list of caterers who provide excellent service and are familiar with the venue.

Staff from the Events and Weddings Team.

From the moment you enquire, a member of the events and wedding team will be at your service to clear any doubt you might have. And the day of your wedding, the entire team will help you coordinate your vendors' arrival and ensure your entire day goes by without trouble.

Also, the experienced team of the Hyland House, Essex, will make sure your celebration goes accordingly to your culture and traditions.

The Hyland House is open for any celebration. You can have your civil, religious, or cultural ceremony without worrying about the space. With its impressive, restored rooms and the Grand Pavilion at your disposition, the sky is the limit.

Conclusion.

I am certain you will fall in love with this magical venue and the perfect backdrop that provides for a lavish wedding, no matter the size. The beauty of its natural surroundings and picturesque gardens combined with the majestic architecture makes this venue ideal for your wedding.

Their spaces' flexibility is another great characteristic, and their experienced staff that can guide you and recommend local vendors is another big addition to this already dreamy location.

References

https://www.hylandsestateweddings.co.uk/


Micro Wedding

What is a micro wedding, and how to plan one?

Intimate ceremonies and receptions have become the biggest trend for 2021. This new format of celebration makes wedding planning easier for couples. And it also allows them to purpose their budget into fun experiences.

A micro wedding has everything a traditional wedding would have, just on a smaller scale. A ceremony and reception will take place. The only difference is that your guest list will go down to 50 guests or less.

This option is ideal for those who do not want to wait until a large wedding becomes possible. You can have your closest friends and family, enjoy dinner, and dance the night away.

But how do you start your micro wedding plans? I would say it is pretty much the same process as a traditional wedding. The only difference is that you will have to choose who to invite since there will be a limited number of guests. If you recently got engaged or had to postpone your wedding, we have useful tips for you to host a micro wedding.

Micro Wedding

Budget 

Every wedding must begin here. I know money talk can be uncomfortable, but you are starting a partnership for life with your couple. You must set a reasonable budget for your big day. If you had a big wedding in mind and now you decide to cut down the size, you can use that money to upgrade the quality of the services you will hire.

Set a style or theme. 

You know your wedding will be intimate, so there is no need to talk about the guest count. You can jump right into the aesthetic you envision. Think about the season when your wedding day will take place. You can gather inspiration from your wedding dress too.

Having a clear vision of your wedding style will help when you start looking for venues and vendors. You should find someone who understands your vision.

Find a venue. 

Hosting an intimate wedding can make this step easier. You can celebrate your micro wedding at a family property. It is ideal for an outdoor ceremony and a reception with a tipi tent and concept lighting.

Essex offers a variety of wedding venues that will accommodate your budget and style. Its proximity to the city makes it ideal for a weekend getaway. You will fall in love with its countryside and coastal landscapes. Its historical and secluded country mansions offer style and privacy for a big day.

Hire your main vendors. 

The good thing about big weddings being postponed is that many vendors are available for smaller events, and they even offer you great deals. Start looking for your wedding photographer, videographer, and caterer. Make a list of the best in town and schedule a meeting. It can be virtual to get to know their packages and concept.

Once you find the right fit, ask about their cancellation and rescheduling policies. Due to the pandemic, it is important that you understand your contracts and fees.

Food and drinks. 

A traditional bar and dinner might not be the best option for a micro wedding. One of the purposes of reducing your guest list is that you guarantee the safety of your event. Think about serving individual plates of appetizers and dinner. For cocktail hour, you can have single-serve cocktails or mini bottles of wine. A waiter can handle them to avoid getting in line and making a crowd around the bar.

Decoration. 

The fact that your wedding will be smaller than a traditional one does not mean you should cut back on decoration. Make a statement with a floral hanging installation or floral backdrop.

If you are picturing a classic English wedding, add plenty of florals to the main entrance of your reception and incorporate them into your tables. You can play with heights and have a couple of tables with garlands of greenery and garden roses and other tables with a tall vase and vast florals.

Lighting can also create a theme and the right atmosphere. Imagine your outdoor wedding with a tipi tent and jumbo LED light-up letters with your initials, or the word LOVE, perhaps an MR & MRS. They will make a statement, and if you complement it with a LED backdrop or a light-up dance floor, you will only need a little extra decoration.

Entertainment

What is a wedding without entertainment? Your intimate Essex celebration must be fun, and there are several options to provide the ultimate experience for your guests. Start with the music. An experienced wedding DJ will know exactly what to play to keep your guests dancing all night. And if you are looking for a unique feature, what about a Digital Jukebox for your attendants to play their favourite tunes.

If you prefer live music for dinner, a saxophone player can harmonize during that time. Or he can play during the DJ breaks and even at your ceremony. There are plenty of combinations possible when you hire both DJ and live music.

While planning a traditional wedding, many couples must choose between a wedding photographer and a photo booth. And almost every time they go for the wedding photographer only, leaving out all the fun for the guests. A micro wedding advantage is that you can have them both. Choose from options like a classic photo booth or an interactive Magic Mirror that will keep everyone entertained.

Pamper your guests. 

I believe the main pro of having an intimate wedding is that you get to treat everyone with great experiences. Your budget will not be so tight as if you were planning a traditional wedding.

A chocolate fountain is always appreciated. And a fully licensed Mobile Bar with personalized cocktails will come in handy if you celebrate your wedding at a family property. Another unique experience is setting up a casino table for those who do not have many dance moves.

Planning a micro wedding provides endless possibilities. It is also a safe option to celebrate while maintaining wedding traditions. In these uncertain times, the best choice is to adapt. I hope you have gathered some great ideas and you start planning your dreamed Essex wedding with our help.

Reference

https://www.marthastewart.com/7946922/tips-planning-micro-wedding-coronavirus-covid-19-jennifer-larsen-photography?slide=b15d0e5c-ddc6-4113-adb1-782f4dc858d6#b15d0e5c-ddc6-4113-adb1-782f4dc858d6