FAQs and expert advice about venue styling

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Herts and Beds Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourhertsbeds.wedding


Styled to perfection

Styled to perfection

Q. I'm having a rustic-themed wedding and I'm looking to transform my venue. How can I achieve this?

A. Lauren Jones and Sam Woodside says: When working with brides to achieve their dream wedding and desired aesthetic, we love to see both their venue and moodboards to ensure we're all on the same page.

At Victoria + Claire, our interpretation of a rustic style when translated into wedding terms is a rural countryside blended with a timeless, romantic and intimate feeling. We use our props to create a mood, not just a setting, that also complements the venue.

We use crate boxes to add depth and various levels to flowers and objects and then add ivory drapes to soften and give an elegant and sophisticated vibe. Our cylinder vases and gold lanterns with candles provide an intimate and romantic atmosphere to any room.

Our wooden arbour is a big feature display; the natural wood works great with barn beams and allows blooms to be wildly placed.

Unless a bride requests an entirely bespoke approach to signage, our standard font and signs are both soft and delicate – the devil really is in the detail!

Lauren Jones and Sam Woodside, Victoria Plus Claire


All in the detail

All in the detail

Q. We're having a rustic wedding and would love to add some fun touches to our wedding venue. What would you suggest?

A. Samantha Burke says: We love rustic weddings here at Samsa May's; it's your one-stop rustic wedding shop. I would recommend our handmade reclaimed signage package which includes a welcome and aisle sign with your personalised quotes, our favourite ceremony love box to hold precious memories of your day, our trendy doughnut wall and new wedding arbour.

Samantha Burke, Samsa May's

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