Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hannah Michael Weddings & Events Ltd at London Excel

We exhibited at The UK Wedding Show on the 5th and 6th of February, 2011. The show took place at the prestigious Excel Docklands, London . We received overwhelming response at our stand 102 and lovely comments. Most people said we were definitely different; a breath of fresh air.

Our chaircovers and table linen design were big hits. We dress up black chiavari chairs in one of our chaircover designs and draped the table in matching linen design

We also had a vintage table which was also a hit.  We displayed an old typewriter to give couples ideas for their Guest book table if they are having a vintage themed wedding.  Guests can type or write their best wishes to the couple; this is fun and interactive.  The framed instruction was punched to match the vintage look while the flower arrangement was draped with pearls to complete the look.

We wanted to keep the table simple but elegant. White with a touch of silver and black really worked well

We also had the privilege of supplying the flower arrangements used on the stage for the catwalk show

Our Event Director and designer, Ify, tidying up…

Finally, we will like to say a big thank you to all the vendors, interns and couples that visited our Stand 102.  We enjoyed meeting you and look forward to working with you in the near future.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Budget Busting Wedding Flowers Tips!

It is important to set a budget for your wedding and given the current financial climate, maximising your available resources without compromising on the quality of your event is crucial. At Hannah Michael, we know that regardless of your budget, you can still create a design that is uniquely you. You don’t have to compromise; all you need is just a little creativity! As fresh flowers are an important element of your celebration, here are some tips on saving and spreading your flower budget.

  • The bridal bouquet is usually the first and main focus for the bridal party flowers; it will appear on all your pictures so spend a little more on this and have your bridesmaids carry a single flower, small posy or wear a wrist corsage.

  •  Only provide buttonholes for the main wedding party.

  • Be creative with the colours you choose for flowers in your arrangements. Prices for the same type of flower may vary depending on the colour and demand e.g. white flowers are more expensive during peak wedding seasons, red roses are expensive around Valentine’s Day. You don’t have to change your colour scheme; simply substitute or enhance your arrangement with other decorative elements.

  • There so many items you can use as containers for your flowers. Sweet jars, Old jam jars or small boxes covered with patterned papers or fabrics! Be creative!

  • Stick to flowers that are in season. They will be better quality and less expensive.

  • If you would like expensive vases; hire them instead of buying. Just check with your florist or floral designer that they are suitable for your theme.

  • The bride’s bouquet can be used to decorate the top table, simply put it in a vase! And the bridesmaids’ flowers can be used for the cake table. Just ensure that the flowers get to the reception venue before the guests are allowed in!

  • Plants can be a great substitute for flowers. Orchids on tables look amazing and can double up as gifts for your guests or bridal party!

  • If you choose to decorate the ceremony location, select floral designs that can be used again at the reception venue especially if both venues are at the same location or near.

  • If you have 10 or more tables only have ornate arrangements on every other table

  • Check if the venue for the ceremony has another wedding on that day. The other couple may be happy to split the cost for decoration. This is if your colour scheme and themes are similar.