Stylist Spills Secrets For Faultless Reception Decor

Becks Murray from Envy Events is at the top of her game, styling magical, romantic spaces for couples' spectacular day. She took time out from her busiest time of year to give us some decor and styling pointers.

    You're working with: A BACK YARD, FARM YARD OR OPEN SPACE

    Becks suggests:

    • Lots of little items spread around make an impact for outdoor weddings: this could be signs and props, little tables set up with activities like interactive guest books or photo stations. Lawn games are also fabulous for outdoor weddings
    • Flowers in jars or little bottles dotted about or foliage draped over items make the best impact
    • If the space is very open, create smaller 'rooms' using furniture, backdrops or activities

    You're working with: A HOTEL FUNCTION ROOM

    Becks suggests:

    • Large or tall centerpieces will help to make a big impact in large rooms
    • Same goes for bringing high ceilings down with draping and lighting to create a more intimate space
    • Block or bold colours make an impact when you have a lot of tables, especially in linen
    • Large photo backdrops with a photographer or Polaroid is a great activity for hotel weddings
    • Use lots of candles to create ambience

    You're working with: THE LAKESIDE OR SEASIDE

    Becks suggests:

    • Use decor and colours that don't clash with the environment, stick to neutral and cool colours
    • Let the view be the hero, smaller centerpieces that don't block the view work well, lots of smaller items work well
    • Focus on table settings for decor rather than lots of room decor, beautiful place settings using glass charger plates and linen napkins...
    • Situate tables so guests can take advantage of the view during meal time

    For more ideas, or to contact Becks to help style your big day visit Envy Events and follow them on Instagram.

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