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11th February 2019

23 Wedding Table Centrepiece Ideas for Every Brides Budget

As your dream day gets closer and closer, the finer details of your wedding are sharply coming into focus. It’s time to start choosing favours or picking one of the millions of wedding table centrepiece ideas you’ve saved to your wedding Pinterest boards.wedding table centrepiece ideas

But how do you narrow your choices down?

Will your budget stretch to having life-size swan ice sculptures on every table, or would you prefer to whip out the crafting kit and start recycling used mason jars and empty wine bottles?

We’ve got a long list of wedding table centrepiece ideas for every bride’s budget, ready for those who want to save and others who have cash to burn.

The Rustic Look

Perfect for those who love the outdoors, the rustic wedding theme is a popular one, allowing the beauty of nature to set the tone of your wedding day.

Here are some ways you can transform even the simplest, everyday items into stunning and creative wedding table centrepieces.

Log Slices

Take a slice of a fallen log and give it a makeover by piling it high with tea lights, pine leaves or small glass jars filled with the sweetest smelling meadow fauna.

Log Wedding table centrepiece ideas

Log slices can be stacked on top of each other at juxtaposing angles, with trinkets balanced on each tier.

An intricate golden photo frame next to a fallen pine cone or a naked pillar candle with a twine collar are just a few of the wedding table centrepiece ideas you can create from a slice of a fallen tree log.

Terracotta Potted Plants

In keeping with the rustic and humble theme, the terracotta plant pot is something we see every day, in gardens and homes all over the world.

Use their simplicity as inspiration for some of the most beautifully rustic wedding table centrepiece ideas perfect for your most special day.

Teracotta Pot Wedding table Centrepeices

Fill one large pot up with a variety of bright flowering plants or choose a different type of flower per table.

You could even gather a selection of different sized pots together and arrange them in irregular groups, filling them with succulents, sweet smelling herbs or the blossom of the season.

Bring a touch of English garden style to your wedding day celebrations, using the humble terracotta potted plant.

Foraged

Some of the most stunning things in life can be found in nature, so why not use them to make imaginative wedding table centrepieces and let your special day stand apart from the rest.

Go on the hunt in the woods nearest your home and pick up bits of fallen evergreen, pine cones, weathered branches and moss to form the most impressive wedding table centrepieces.

Or perhaps forage on a nearby beach collecting driftwood, shells, sea glass and wave-worn pebbles to create a stunning seaside centrepiece.

Stand out among the crowds and give your special day that rustic touch, showing off your creativity and love for the natural world.

Teapots and China

Thanks to oodles of charity shops and ways to buy online second hand there are some fantastic examples of China-esque tea sets available to buy for buttons.

Tea set wedding table centrepiece ideas

For an elegant wedding table centrepiece, why not get your hands on a few sets, one for each table, and fill them up with your choice of flowering foliage.

British flowers look the best with sprigs of lavender, roses in full bloom, daisies, forget-me-nots, baby’s breath and fern leaves all reaching out from delicate cups and pots.

Fabulous Florals

It may seem fairly obvious but, thanks to the pioneering work of botanical artists, florals can be so much more than bouquets these days.

We’ve rounded up a selection of the best ways to put your favourite florals together to form some of the most fabulous wedding table centrepiece ideas.

All of which would look simply stunning in our Garden of Eden Rooftop Wedding venue.

Bouquets

Okay, so we said there was more to florals than bouquets, but you can still utilise the idea of a bouquet and really make it your own.

Flower bouquet wedding table centrepiece ideas

Choose between spherical arrangements that sit prettily perched upon thinly stemmed vases and larger bouquets that spill out over the tops of elegant crystal chalices.

Or give your bouquet a modern twist by adding in non-flowering elements such as baubles, jewels, brooches and buttons lending tidbits of your personality to your choice of floral décor.

Garlands

For long seating arrangements, make it seem as though your flowers are growing from the table itself by creating a meandering chain of blooms and greenery that snakes along the entire length of the table.

Alternatively, for round place settings, gather a mass of your favourite blooms and arrange them in a mound to form the central focus of each guests table.

Both these wedding table centrepiece ideas give you the freedom to place your arrangements in a more natural manner, doing away with the difficult choice of what to use as a flower holder.

Birdcages

Pick up some decorative birdcages, get rid of the birds, and fill them with all sorts of flowering arrangements, decorated with strings of pearls, ribbons or fairy lights.

Wedding table centrepiece idedas cages

Whether you wind your flowers, vine-like around the intricate bars or stuff them in until they push through the gaps, the delicate birdcage is an interesting way to display your choice of floral centrepiece and are so easy to embellish.

Afternoon Tea Tiers

A charming wedding table centrepiece idea, and one that is so simple to achieve, the afternoon tea tier filled with flowers and trinkets.

Simply place piles of pretty flowers on each tier balanced next to delicately painted china cups, pastel coloured macarons and specially decorated cupcakes.

This will serve as an attractive wedding table centrepiece and something for your guests to nibble at after dinner.

DIY & Handmade

Sometimes, when you want something doing right you have to do it yourself, and no matter how many times you’ve scoured the internet for the perfect centrepiece, you know it’d just be better if you made it yourself.

Use all the wonderful wedding centrepiece ideas you’ve gathered since the day you got engaged and get to work creating your own self-made centrepiece.

Succulents

Easy, pretty and so good for the budget, the succulent is the perfect wedding table centrepiece to add an evergreen chic to any reception.

Succulents wedding table centrepieces

Simply select a few succulents and arrange them in an elegant fashion then top with a gleaming glass cloche. Or set your succulents off with a collection of smooth grey pebbles and gleaming white candles.

The rich green of succulent plants provides an endless list of exciting wedding table centrepiece ideas, easily adapted to any and every wedding day theme.

Old Books

Turn those old, long forgotten hardback novels into the perfect wedding table centrepiece by piling them high and topping with flowers, lanterns and candles or wrapping them in vintage laces and elaborate ribbons.

Better still try your hand at book sculpting, transforming the pages of an old book into a literary masterpiece by folding down pages to create dates, words and images.

Recycled Bottles, Jars and Tins

Giving the Eco-friendly bride a chance to save the planet, and decorate her wedding table at the same time, these wedding table centrepiece ideas are budget-friendly and beautiful to look at.

Save any old jar from the recycling bin and give it a new lease of life as a wedding table centrepiece by filling it with flowers, fairy lights, coloured glass beads or decorative branches.

Jar tin and bottle wedding table centrepiece ideas

Or take an empty wine or liquor bottle, clean off the labels and use for tapered candle holders or fill with long stem flowers and such as lilies and roses.

The humble tin can, can and will still serve a purpose once the baked beans are cooked and eaten, as they make the most charming flower holders. Simply scrape off the labels and add a lace or ribbon embellishment then stuff with flowers to make a pretty and inexpensive wedding table centrepiece.

Lanterns

From intricate and vintage to up-cycled or wooden, lanterns prove to be a popular choice for wedding table centrepieces.

Fill them with flowers that delicately spill out onto the table or flickering candles, alone or in groups.

You can choose to make your lantern the star of the show or pay more attention to what’s inside. Either way, your rustic wedding theme will be perfectly complemented by a well-placed lantern centrepiece.

Umbrellas and Parasols

Got an old brolly lying around? Fab!

Simply remove the fabrics and paint the frame in your theme colours then go to town, decorating it with dangling ornaments of every variety. Paper birds and butterflies, twinkling fairy lights, beads or jewels, all will look fabulous for your big day.

Umbrella themed wedding table centrepiece ideas

You could even get yourself a few ornate parasols with intricate lace frills or embellished paper ones with stylish artwork painted on.

There’s so much you can do with an old brolly, but this wedding table centrepiece idea is strictly not for the superstitious bride.

Extra & Extravagant

It’s your special day, the most important of your life so far, so it’s your chance to be as extra and extrovert as you care to be.

Here are a few wedding table centrepiece ideas that really do push the boat out and will certainly impress all your wedding guests on your big day.

Ice Sculptures

The glistening quality of ice lends itself well as a decorative material. Tricky to work with but, in the right environment, there are plenty of wedding table centrepiece ideas involving ice.

Ice wedding table centrepieces

From huge blocks containing one frozen flower to carved champagne buckets and frosted artwork fantasies. Real ice is an impressive and elegant addition to any wedding table.

Tip: If your guests wouldn’t enjoy sitting in a freezer for your reception, consider using ice-like crystals to give the same frosty effects.

Opulent Candelabras

A more traditional choice for wedding table centrepieces, the candelabra is easily adapted to any theme of any wedding.

The stems can be as simple or opulent as you like and the material can be glistening gold, sleek in silver or beautifully black.

Add candles to the tops and leave the base bare or choose to embellish your candelabras with crystals, pearls, ivy vines or beautiful bouquets of flowers.

Hanging Ornaments

One way to make an impression upon your guests is to arrange hanging centrepieces above their tables. If you have the option, clear up some space and fix a flowered hoop to swing above your guests.

Hanging wedding table centrepieces

Other options include rope swing seats, strewn with candles, larger than life glass bubbles with industrial style lamps and strings of crystals or mini chandeliers.

Give your guests more table space and your wedding the wow factor by using these unique wedding table centrepiece ideas.

Decorative Trees

The delicacy of a blossom tree adds a gentle beauty to any wedding reception.

Imagine them sprouting up from the centre of your wedding reception table, dotted with cherry blossoms, dripping with crystals or draped in baubles and hanging candles.

Better still, this is one of our wedding table centrepiece ideas that can be as big as you’d like as guests will be able to chat around the trunk and beneath the decorative branches.

Personal Touches

When brides and grooms add their own personal style and flair to their wedding day, you instantly know they’re going to cherish the day’s memories for a lifetime.

These are some unique and unforgettable wedding table centrepiece ideas that really say something about the happy couple.

Vinyl LP’s

“If Music be the food of love, play on”

Shakespeare

Couples who adore music will certainly share a favourite track or two, a special song that reminds them of a moment in their relationship.

Vinyl wedding table centrepieces

What better way to share their love of music, and each other, with their wedding guests than by using LP’s of their favourite tracks to make the most memorable wedding centrepieces?

Each record or its sleeve would sit proudly among smaller flower arrangements, or cluster of candles, the record itself having a special memory or meaning associated with it, privy to the bride and groom alone.

Photos of the Bride/Groom

Some guests may have known the bride and groom for years, since birth in some cases, but others might only know them as a couple.

Placing pictures of their younger selves on guest tables allows everyone in attendance to see the journey the couple have been on, before making it to this, the most special day of their lives.

A great way to add something unique to any wedding day and a real conversation starter among guests.

Movie Memorabilia

For some, it’s music for others its movies, and at any film fanatics wedding expect to see table centrepieces based on some of their all-time favourite movie moments.

Movie themed wedding table centrepiece ideas

Whether it’s Disney quotes or Spielberg’s biggest blockbusters, every movie can be an inspiration for some of the most brilliant wedding table centrepiece ideas.

Quirky

There’s something bold about doing things differently, standing out from the crowd and making a statement about who you are as people, and as a couple.

These are the sort of weddings where you wonder how the couple came up with such remarkable wedding table centrepiece ideas.

Hats

Not just for the head, in this case, the most decorative hat can also double up as a whimsical wedding table centrepiece, if you really put your mind to it.

Use elaborate top hats with flowers and feathers stuck in the brim or straw hats decorated like bonnets filled with meadow fauna.

Hat themed wedding table centrepiece ideas

Cowboy hats are great for western themed weddings and eccentric feather headdresses can adorn a Gatsby themed wedding reception.

The possibilities are endless when using hats to inspire your wedding table centrepiece ideas, hats off to those bold enough to use them.

Skulls

A tad macabre for some perhaps, but for others, the skull can represent something extremely beautiful. Take the decorative day of the dead ornaments used in Mexico or the glittering or artist Damien Hirst’s stunning diamond-studded skulls, both frighteningly fabulous and beautiful in their own way.

Alma de Cuba would be the perfect Liverpool wedding venue and setting to host a marvellous mysterious wedding day, the perfect backdrop for quirky skull centrepieces to shine.

Used as candle holders, decorated with diamonds or stuffed with flowers, human or animal skulls are a popular choice for the quirkier wedding table centrepieces.

Balloons

Whimsical and nostalgic, balloons remind us of childish simplicity, giving us a feeling we could be carried away above the clouds on a string.

Add this sense of whimsy and wonder to your wedding day with bunches of brightly coloured balloons, or transparent spheres filled with glitter.

Balloon themed wedding table centrepiece ideas

Chose balloons that spell out words of love to float above your guests’ tables or add baskets of flowers and string nets to create hot air balloons.

The most magical and inventive wedding table centrepiece ideas come from the heart and, after all, who doesn’t love a big bouncing balloon.

No matter what you budget our guide to the best wedding table centrepiece ideas should get those cogs turning and inspire you to bring something truly special to the table on your wedding day.

Read on to find out what kind of bride you are, see what you can do to make your wedding day planet-friendly or bring the outside inside for a botanical wedding as we help you to plan your entire day at Signature Living Weddings.

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11th December 2018

How to Nail the Coolest Winter Wedding Looks for 2019

So, you’ve chosen a winter wedding date, opting for frosty hues of silver and blue and the crispy whiteness only the freshest winter snow can bring.

But what to wear?

Of course, you want to look your best on the most special day of your life but, let’s face it, winter in Britain can get quite glacial. So how to look good and keep warm at the same time?

Here’s our guide to putting together the coolest looks for the most wonderful winter wedding day.

Top Winter Wedding Dress Trends

Straight from the bridal catwalks of 2019, we’re seeing some of the most stunning winter weddings dresses with designers wrapping brides in layers of lace, flurries of feathers and elegantly elongated sleeves.

There’s a style to suit everyone, whilst also keeping every bride’s body shielded from the chilly winter elements.

Choose minimalist detailing and impeccable tailoring for a look that screams Snow Queen chic and embodies the purity of freshly fallen untouched snow.

Achieve this impeccable style by channelling looks seen from Susan Neville’s 2019 collection or the Savin, Volume III Emerald Collection.

Winter wedding dress trends tailoring

Or why not flutter in a flurry of white downy feathers, bringing a touch of old Hollywood red carpet glamour down the aisle of your winter wedding.

Add feathers to trim a daring cold shoulder neckline as seen in the Halfpenny London lookbook or tuck yourself into a hooded feather cape like the one worn on the Pronovais catwalks.

Winter wedding dress trends feather

Bring a touch of Bohemian beauty to your winter wedding wardrobe with whimsical gowns inspired by nature.

Tiered lace gowns that wrap brides in top to toe layers of luxurious lace were seen at Katya Katya’s 2019 show whilst at Leanne Marshal’s, lighter than air floating sleeves, simple bodices and swishing skirts stole the show.

Winter wedding dress trends bohemian

It was back through the fashion pages of time for some designers with many channelling the sophisticated style of the 20s.

Eliza Jane Howell’s intricately beaded sheath dresses, marabou feather capelets and jewel-encrusted pearl headbands harken back to an age where glamour and opulence were all the rage.

Winter wedding dress trends1920s

Overall the message of the moment was to cover up and show off at the same time.

The peak of a shoulder, a whispering of sheer panelling, daring necklines each element allowing the bride to show off her style yet keep warm during her winter wedding day of dreams.

Winter Wedding Accessories and Makeup

Tis’ the season to sparkle and what better way to do so on your winter wedding day than with diamonds and crystals of all shapes and sizes.

Embellish your veil with a frost like trim using thousands of delicate Swarovski crystals, or go big and bold with shimmering snowflakes captured mid-fall in translucent tulle.

Winter wedding veil

Statement earrings are a must at a winter wedding and this year they sparkle with the richest blue, green or dazzling white jewels.

Using the whiteness of winter as your inspiration why not stud your ears, fingers and neckline with classic strings of gossamer pearls.

There’s no need to go all Ice Queen for your makeup, it’s not a fancy dress party, after all. For your make-up keep things cool or heat things up is all up to you.

Warmer winter makeup includes berry shades and natural hues. Go for a daring claret lip and simple delicate smokey eyes, channelling the alluring beauty of Disney Princess Snow White.

Winter wedding make up ideas

Or turn things fairytale frosty with a dusting of silvery blue across the eyes, a dewy natural blush and barely-there lips.

You’ll be the bell of your own winter wedding day ball shining out among the rest.

Where to Book Your Wonderful Winter Wedding

At Signature Living Weddings our selection of venues can cater to your winter wedding of dreams with ease.

Match the theme of your special day with the elegance of the White Star Grand Hall at 30 James Street where a gleaming heritage décor provides an exquisite backdrop to host your special day.

Winter wedding venue White Star Grand Hall

30 James Street – Home of the Titanic White Star Grand Hall

Or invoke the heat and passion of Cuba to warm up your winter wedding in Alma de Cuba’s Vestry. The flexible new events venues gives guests the chance to enjoy a vibrant carnival atmosphere from the privacy of an exclusive upper-level space.

Winter wedding venue Vestry

Alma de Cuba – Vestry

These wonderful wedding venues are available to host the magical winter wedding you’ve always dreamed of as well as others to be found all over the UK that are still yet to come.

Call 0151 305 3753 or get in touch using our enquiry form to start planning the winter wedding of your dreams with Signature Living Weddings.

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6th November 2018

Celebrate With Those Who Missed Out on Your Destination Wedding

If like so many brides of today, you have opted for a dream destination wedding overseas then you’ll be looking forward to spending your special day with all those closest to you, as well as a great holiday.

But what to do about all those family and friends who you left behind in Blighty?

Fear not because at Signature Living Weddings, we have a long list of stunning wedding venues that were designed to host exquisite wedding receptions, regardless of where you hosted your special day.

All our amazing wedding venues have something unique to bring to your reception, perfect for making it up to all those people who were left behind on your big day.

A Rooftop Reception Venue in Liverpool

After sunning yourself in whatever climate you chose for your dream destination wedding you can continue the magical experience upon the only rooftop wedding venue in Liverpool; The Garden of Eden.

Bring your guests to paradise high above the bustling streets of the city where you can enjoy the flexibility of both the exquisite indoor venue and spacious outdoor roof terrace.

Garden of Eden - destination wedding recpetion

In the Garden of Eden, all your wedding reception dreams can come true as our talented wedding coordinators cater to your every whim.

The exclusive space on top of The Shankly Hotel gives you and your guests total privacy to celebrate your marriage, with plenty of space for dancing, a large well-stocked bar and flexible seating arrangements.

The Garden of Eden allows you to treat your guests and yourselves to a wonderful wedding reception experience in the centre of Liverpool.

Rainhill Hall’s Wonderful Woodland Wedding Venue

Everyone who has ever dreamed of the perfect wedding venue in Liverpool will find exactly what they are looking for at Rainhill Hall. The latest and most exciting venture of Signature Living, Rainhill Hall is an enchanting fairy-tale space on the outskirts of the city.

Give your guests the chance to share your wedding celebrations in a stunning stylish venue. Inside and out this remarkable space will provide flexibility to host your wedding reception anyway you wish.

Rainhill Hall - destination wedding reception venue

Indoors, the gleaming white hall has period features including arched ceilings complemented by viewing alcoves and kaleidoscopic stained-glass windows letting rainbows of natural light.

Outside an enchanting woodland can be transformed to accommodate your wedding reception, complete with carpets of natural foliage, and curtains of twinkling fairy lights.

Come rain or shine Rainhill Hall has everything the perfect wedding reception requires, simply let your imagination run loose and create your vision with our wedding team.

Carry on the Carnival at Alma de Cuba

For those of you who chose a destination wedding, we have the ideal venue to carry on an exotic Latin theme at Alma de Cuba. This stunning space is steeped in Liverpool’s history and has long been the home of the city’s Cuban carnival spirit.

Inside you’ll discover plenty of original features, retained from its time as a Catholic church. These include a magnificent marble altar, striking exposed roof beams and intricate stained-glass windows.

Alma de Cuba destination wedding reception

Today, Alma de Cuba is adding another level to the already flexible space, creating a lofty private space in the eaves of the old church.

Your wedding reception can be hosted within any of the private spaces or the entire venue can be yours to fill with all those guests who hadn’t attended your special day abroad.

Destination Wedding Receptions at Signature Living

You can’t take everyone away with you for your destination wedding, but that doesn’t mean you cant include them in the celebration of your marriage.

There are plenty of friends and family who might not have been at your ceremony, but you can still share the special occasion with them in any of these fabulous Liverpool wedding venues.

Your wedding reception can be anything you imagine when booking with Signature Living Weddings. Our gifted wedding team are ready and waiting to help you make your dreams a reality, using years of experience and wedding know how.

Call today on 0151 3053753 or sign up with Signature Living Weddings to receive news and discuss planning your destination wedding reception in Liverpool.

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12th October 2018

The UK’s Only Rooftop Wedding Venue: Garden of Eden Liverpool

Since the shock closure of Kensington Roof Gardens in London, The Garden of Eden is now the UK’s only rooftop wedding venue making it officially one of Britain’s most unusual wedding venues still available to book.

If you’ve been searching for something to give your wedding day a chic and stylish edge, The Garden of Eden, perched proudly upon The Shankly Hotel rooftop is the place for you.

Picture Perfect Paradise

Step outside the conventional wedding venue box and walk right into The Garden of Eden where an otherworldly wonder awaits both you and your guests high above the bustling city streets.

Interior Garden of Eden Liverpool - rooftop wedding venues

Garden of Eden Wedding reception

The exquisite interior space of Eden is bathed in natural light that pours through expansive floor to ceiling windows and an elegant décor reflects the ethereal theme of the venue. Venture outside and onto The Garden of Eden’s terrace where endless views across the city are ready and waiting to take your breath away.

Garden of Eden - rooftop wedding venues

Garden of Eden Terrace

Hosting a minimum of 80 guests at your wedding ceremony and 120 evening guests means you can share your blissful wedding day with all your nearest and dearest friends and family in a picture-perfect paradise.

Dare to Dream Big

The sky is the limit when it comes to planning your dream wedding in The Garden of Eden.

Our flexible approach to helping you create a bespoke experience means you can take the venue and truly make it your own.

Garden of Eden weddings - rooftop wedding venues

Bride and Groom on Garden of Eden Terrace

Inside the last of the UK’s rooftop wedding venues, you and your guests will experience the awe-inspiring effect of sweeping city skyline views and all you need do is add your own special touches to truly bring your wedding dreams to life in The Garden of Eden.

Liverpool Wedding Venues

There’s a certain set of qualities we know all brides and grooms look for when it comes to picking their perfect wedding venue. That’s why we’re excited to be the last of the UK’s rooftop wedding venues, we know we have something truly special in the Garden of Eden Liverpool.

Garden of Eden - rooftop wedding venues

Outdoor ceremony Garden of Eden

Not only does our unusual wedding venue have all the charm of an enchanted oasis in the heart of the city but The Garden of Eden offers guests all the amazing features needed to host a spectacular wedding.

Couples can choose to be wed inside under a canopy of florals and twinkling lights or out in the open under the shining sun.

Indoor Garden of Eden wedding ceremony

Indoor ceremony Garden of Eden

Your wedding reception will be catered to by our own on onsite kitchens and well-stocked bars, staffed by our talented team of servers, mixologists and guest hosts.

There’s nothing we can’t achieve when it comes to creating the day you’ve always dreamed of so reach for the stars because in The Garden of Eden you can almost touch them.

Getting Married on The Shankly Hotel Rooftop

Elegance, style and charm is one thing, but when it comes to wedding planning it’s great when things are simple too.

That’s why, when getting married in The Garden of Eden, we bring the wow factor for your wedding day and the comfort of in-house luxury accommodation to both you and your guests before and after the big day.

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Bridal party accommodation a The Shankly

Let us help take the stress and strain out of planning additional wedding transport for you and your guests, by removing the worry of all those logistical nightmares that can and so often do arise

No need to worry about late wedding cars, booking taxis or traffic jams because from the moment you meet at the end of the aisle to the last dance of the night, your guests can be with you all under one roof.

rooftop wedding venues in Liverpool with Bridal suite

Shankly Hotel Bridal Suite

From stunning family accommodation and group suites to the most unbelievable bridal suite in Liverpool, The Shankly Hotel has it all, ready and waiting for you and your wedding guests to enjoy.

So, when it comes to the search for the best rooftop wedding venues in the UK there’s only one choice left, The Garden of Eden Liverpool the crowning jewel of The Shankly Hotel and Liverpool wedding venues.

Garden of Eden - outdoor wedding - rooftop wedding venues

Call our talented team of wedding co-ordinators today on 0151 305 3753 and book your consultation to begin planning your special day with Signature Living Weddings.

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2nd October 2018

Halloween Wedding Ideas for a Wickedly Wonderful Wedding Day

Just for those of us who love the idea of a Halloween Wedding we’ve put together a handy guide to throwing the perfect Halloween themed day of your dreams.

Everything from ghoulishly gorgeous dresses to frighteningly fabulous flowers alongside all the bizarre and brilliant ways you can make your Halloween wedding everything you ever wished for.

Creepy Cake Ideas

Your guests will remember a lot from your Halloween wedding day, mainly your dress but in close second comes the cake. This is a chance to play with your creativity, and your chosen cake designers skills too.

Ask them to help make your spooky day of dreams come true by fashioning a deliciously devilish Halloween themed wedding cake that looks both tempting and terrifying at the same time.

Halloween wedding cake ideas

Channel your favourite Halloween movie like The Nightmare Before Christmas or go all out hellish with skulls, red roses, stained glass and black icing.

You could even go for a natural approach taking all the golden rusted colours of autumn and using them to decorate and adorn your haunting Halloween wedding cake.

As the centrepiece of your special day, Halloween wedding your cake is a chance to impress your guests with your bold choice and creative wedding day choices.

Heavenly Halloween Wedding Dresses

A Halloween wedding really gives you the opportunity to step outside the conventional wedding dress box and chose from an array of stylish alternatives.

For floor sweeping glamour choose endless black and grey tulle, long lace sleeves and intricate black beading.
Halloween wedding dress ideas

Or instead, invoke your favourite gothic glamour icon and chose a Morticia style fishtail or the rich royal hues worn in medieval times.

You needn’t choose all black either. Alternatively, you can accent an off-white gown with black detailing and give an otherwise conventional wedding dress the Halloween edge.

Halloween wedding dress

The elaborate styling of traditional Spanish attire lends itself well to a Halloween wedding, with black lace veils, square-necked gowns and button up gloves.

There’s a haunting beauty in the darker details of a Halloween wedding and your dress will speak volumes about the mood you want to set.

Devilish Décor Ideas

Just because you’ve picked Halloween as your wedding theme, the wedding venue needn’t be decked out like a kids Halloween party. Opt instead to go for dark and decadent glamour with black elaborate candelabras, hanging lanterns, autumn coloured fabrics and delicate tree branches wrapped in chiffon.

Halloween wedding Decor

Set the mood with plenty of natural candlelight and dress your tables with playful carved pumpkin or skull place settings.

Bring the outside in and turn your wedding venue into an enchanted forest complete with blackbirds in hanging faux tree branches, evergreen centrepieces and leaf-strewn floors.

Halloween wedding decor ideas

Your Halloween wedding needn’t be all about black, red-purple, orange, gold and greens work just as well to set the mysterious mood.

Bewitch your guests with an enchanting Halloween wedding day decor on this the most important day of your lives.

Mysterious Masquerade Reception

Keeping your guests from attending your Halloween wedding in fancy dress is simple if your reception theme is an elegant masquerade ball.

Encourage your guests to stick to your colour scheme and theme by asking them to come to a ball dressed in black tie, channelling masquerade balls of the 19th century.

Masquerade Halloween wedding ideas

Your buffet could include a selection of trick or treat style sweets and cocktails could be white and black Russians, Zombies and Champagne cocktails with red and black liquors.

Book your entertainment to be more classical than a DJ or find a band who will perform all your favourite rock and roll classics.

Frighteningly Fabulous Flowers

Celebrate nature in the floral arrangements for the perfect Halloween wedding and choose evergreens, pale succulents and feathers for bouquets and pin holes.

Thistles, ferns and lavenders will give a pop of colour whilst keeping things natural and dark.

Halloween wedding bouquet ideas

And of course, a large bouquet of red roses wrapped in fake ivy will always look elegantly enchanting.

Tie everything up with rich ribbons, dark lace or rustic parcel string and add gleaming red jewels or strings of shining pearls for some extra bling.

The Perfect Halloween Wedding Venue in Liverpool

Find the perfect Halloween wedding venue in Liverpool at Signature Living Weddings where we make all your wedding day wishes come true.

Alma de Cuba is the perfect place to host a Halloween wedding in Liverpool. Once a Catholic Church, Alma de Cuba has since been converted into Liverpool top nightlife and dining destination.

Halloween wedding at Alma

Alma de Cuba first dance

With a mysterious Southern Latin theme, the stage at Alma de Cuba is already set and all you and your intended need do is add your own personal touches to create the perfect Halloween wedding in Liverpool.

Alma de Cuba has everything from ornate stained-glass windows to exposed original roof beams and an intimate reception space for you and your guests to enjoy. The venues original altar is still standing and the exposed brick décor is just waiting to be the backdrop to the perfect Halloween wedding.

Another wedding venue in Liverpool that would be a stunning setting for a Halloween wedding in Liverpool is the White Star Grand Hall at 30 James Street. The Grade II* listed building has features that echo an opulent past when shipping success bestowed the city of Liverpool with riches and wealth.

White Star Grand Hall in Liverpool - Halloween wedding venue

White Star Grand Hall at 30 James Street

The White Star Grand Hall retains stunning period features such as the 15-foot Georgian windows that can be decorated with swathes of dark chiffon and a lofty vaulted ceiling that was uncovered during the extensive renovation of the heritage building.

Hosting your Halloween wedding with Signature Living Weddings will guarantee all your deepest wedding day wishes are made into a reality. Call our wedding co-ordinators for more information on 0151 305 3753 or browse our site for further wedding day inspiration.

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22nd August 2018

Wedding Venues In Liverpool: 10 Reasons To Choose The Garden of Eden

Choosing wedding venues in Liverpool needn’t be a struggle especially when there are so many reasons to pick The Garden of Eden as the perfect place to spend your special day.

Here are 10 reasons why The Garden of Eden stands apart from other wedding venues in Liverpool.

#1 The Flexibility

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When it comes to choosing where to spend your wedding day, The Garden of Eden is a blank canvas which can be turned into a work of wedding art.

The flexibility of the venue allows you to choose outdoor or indoor wedding ceremonies, receptions and dinners.

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You could have a festival themed wedding in our rooftop glamping Tipis, a pool party themed wedding using our rooftop hot tubs or an elegant and ethereal wedding taking inspiration from the Garden of Eden itself.

It’s entirely up to you to make the wedding day you’ve always dreamed of.

#2 The Hotel

Sitting beneath the most ravishing rooftop wedding venue in Liverpool is a selection of the city’s most luxurious hotel rooms.

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All of them designed with unique features to amaze your both your wedding guests and you newlyweds.

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From the breath-taking Bridal Suite, for the happy couple to enjoy to the gorgeous group accommodation for your guests, The Shankly Hotel has something to accommodate everyone in style.

#3 The Staff

From start to finish your wedding day will be orchestrated by a talented member of the Signature Wedding team.

Their experience and know-how will help guide you towards bringing together the most perfect day tailored to your wishes.

No task is ever too big for the Signature Wedding team and they love a challenge almost as much as they love to see the perfect personalised wedding come together.

#4 The View

Unlike other wedding venues in Liverpool, The Garden of Eden offers 360 views of the stunning city skyline with iconic Liverpool landmarks visible all the way around.

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Just imagine the photos of your most special day including the Anglican Cathedral and glimpses of the wonderful World Heritage Waterfront in the distance.

#5 The Facilities

The Garden of Eden has everything you need to make your wedding day unforgettable and accessible for both you and your guests.

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Light up LOVE signs, Flower Walls, elegant seating, floral decorations and delicate aisle lighting is on hand to help you create those amazing wedding day memories.

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For the evening, when it’s time to celebrate your new marriage, we have the perfect party accessories such as covered outdoor seatings, detachable dancefloors and a stage for bands and DJ equipment.

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What more could you need?

#6 The Location

One of the most important things when it comes to choosing wedding venues in Liverpool is the location and The Garden of Eden couldn’t be easier to get to.

Whether your guests are arriving by road, train or plane The Garden of Eden is never more than 30 minutes away.

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Liverpool Lime Street station is less than a five-minute walk away, we have our own private city centre parking underneath The Shankly Hotel and Liverpool John Lennon airport has its very own train station or is just a short 30-minute drive away.

Perfect for any relatives and friends who are travelling to be a part of your special day.

#7 The Food & Drink

At The Shankly Hotel we pride ourselves in catering to any special event, and when it comes to weddings our master craftsmen in the Bastion kitchens can provide a selection of mouth-watering menus.

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Any menu can be specially adapted to suit dietary requirements and our catering team work hard to make sure you and your guests are blown away by the food and service from both the bar and kitchen.

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From canapes and bubbly to three-course dinners, wedding cocktails and reception buffets, we can take care of it all with our range of all inclusive wedding packages.

#8 The Venue

Inside or out, The Garden of Eden is one of the most enchanting wedding venues in Liverpool.

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The interior space is filled with natural light and a heavenly décor that gives everything and everyone a wonderful wedding day glow.

There’s plenty of space to comfortably accommodate family and friends all day and night so you can celebrate your wedding day with everyone you hold dear.

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An expanse of green outdoor space, nestled in the centre of the thriving city makes The Garden of Eden feel like your own personal paradise.

An idyllic space to spend the most special day of your lives in with family and friends.

#9 The Experience

From the moment you say ‘I do’ The Garden of Eden at The Shankly Hotel can take care of your entire wedding experience.

Our unique hotel accommodation is ideal for hosting the perfect Hen, Stag or Sten parties where you and your loved one can enjoy nights out on the town, football-themed Shankly Tours of Anfield and Goodison, elegant afternoon teas and private parties.

The night before your wedding, you can enjoy an overnight stay with your bridal parties and groomsmen in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant, or host a private party in one of the exquisite pool party hotel rooms.

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The Garden of Eden was designed for hosting spectacular celebrations and nothing could be more special to you and us than your wedding day.

#10 The Connection

Liverpool is a city that has become a home away from home for many people.

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Whether you are born and bred Liverpudlian or have simply fallen in love with the city, getting married in The Garden of Eden will give you a lasting connection to Liverpool you’ll cherish forever.

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From the interesting history to the proud present and bright future, Liverpool has an inescapable charm that will envelop you and your loved ones during a wonderful wedding day in The Garden of Eden.

Signature Living Wedding Venues

All our Signature Living wedding venues in Liverpool and the rest of the country bring something special to the table.

The Garden of Eden is just one from a selection of stunning wedding venues in Liverpool each available to host the most extraordinary wedding ceremonies and receptions in the heart of the city.

Signature Living Wedding’s also deliver perfect wedding experiences in Cardiff and will soon be making wedding dreams come true all over the UK.

The only unchanging factor between each Signature Living Wedding venue is our dedication to delivering you the most unforgettable experience. So, share your wedding day dreams with us so we can make them a reality.

Call now on 0151 305 3753 and start planning your perfect day with Signature Living Weddings. 

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19th June 2018

One Of a Kind Venues to Get Married in Liverpool: Alma de Cuba Liverpool

If you are looking for the most unique and charming wedding venues in Liverpool then put Alma de Cuba Liverpool at the top of your list. Add a taste of Cuban carnival spirit to your special day inside one of Liverpool’s most popular Latin-inspired venues.

The Charm of Cuba in a Liverpool Church

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Alma de Cuba is a striking Liverpool wedding venue that promises to deliver an unforgettable wedding experience for both you, your special someone and your guests.

By infusing your wedding day dreams together with the all the glamour and flare associated with the Cuban culture, Alma de Cuba provides a certain alluring mystique for a truly magical wedding day.

Whether you’d like to host your ceremony, reception or both choose to Samba outside the conventional wedding box in favour of adding a little flavour and decadence to your wedding day plans.

Now Liverpool’s number one choice for a taste of Cuban heat, the grounds of Alma de Cuba once housed St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church and therefore the space still echoes with evangelical charm.

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Intricately stained glass windows, cavernous vaulted ceilings and of course the commanding presence of the central altar make Alma de Cuba stand apart from any of the other wedding venues in Liverpool.

Cuban Flare Everywhere

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We make sure the spirit of a Cuban carnival resonates within every detail of your wedding at Alma de Cuba by taking your own personal wedding day dreams and spicing them up with some colourful Cuban touches.

Our talented chefs will help you tailor make menu options using their own experience with South American flavours and your personal taste preferences.

We can even help you concoct some perfectly paired wedding cocktails to compliment your favourite tastes, inspired by punchy exotic flavours found in the best Latin liquors.

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Anything from exquisite table settings, to breath-taking lighting, soulful entertainment and energetic dance performances can be organised for your special day.

Each of our carefully tailored wedding packages was created to help happy couples plan the wedding of their dreams inside one of the most alluring and magnetic wedding venues in Liverpool.

A Cuban Carnival Reception

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To truly take advantage of such a glamorous wedding venue let the Latin nightlife take hold and allow our expert wedding planners to help you plan an extraordinary and exciting wedding day celebration.

Alma de Cuba is famous for providing Liverpool with its own Latin style nightlife venue and for your wedding day this same curious, carnival style atmosphere can be adapted to help you throw an unforgettable wedding reception.

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Our talented samba dancers will put on an exotic floor show sure to impress all your guests, and our well-known petal shower will provide a magical backdrop and keep the party ambience alive all night.

Each Latin-inspired detail will provide stunning photo opportunities and the most romantic setting for your one of a kind Latin style wedding reception, leaving your guests with something to talk about for years to come and you with magical memories of your perfect day.

Book Your Wedding at Alma de Cuba

No other wedding venues in Liverpool can provide the same Cuban character and charm as Alma de Cuba.

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This utterly extravagant wedding venue was built to host glorious celebrations and is the perfect choice to celebrate your love for one another with a healthy measure of South American flare.

Call to discuss your wedding day plans with our dedicated wedding planners on 0151 305 3753 or contact us via our online enquiry form here.

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1st June 2018

A Maid of Honour Cheat Sheet to Planning the Perfect Wedding

Okay, so we know you won’t actually be planning the entire perfect wedding yourself but once you accepted the job for the Maid of Honour you became an integral piece of the big day.

The question is, are you ready for it?

Maid of Honour checklist for the perfect wedding

To help you help your bride when it comes to planning the perfect wedding we’ve drawn up a cheat sheet to make sure you are the best Maid of Honour you can possibly be.

What Exactly is the Perfect Wedding?

You may have your ideas of what your own perfect wedding day would be but what about your Bride to be?

It’s important to know exactly how she wants her day to go unless of course, you are already well versed in every detail. Discover her dream wedding venue, the dream dress and do everything you can to help her make those dreams a reality.

Assert Your Authority

When it comes to bridesmaids we all know they can get a little rebellious at times so it’s your job to herd the bridesmaids like a professional cattle wrangler. You are leader of the bridesmaids for the foreseeable future so let them know who’s boss, like Beyonce.

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If one doesn’t like the dress or the other doesn’t like the fancy dress theme for the hen party, tough!

It’s up to you to keep the peace and get them to the dress fittings, hair and make-up tests, bridal shower and then hen party in an orderly fashion and with a smile.

Plan The Perfect Hen Party

Start your hen party plans by listening to your Bride-to-be’s wishes and then completely ignore most of what she has to say.

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Every Bride-to-be may say she wants a classy, ladylike event but deep down you know she’s lying. Pull out all the hen party clichés and make sure the Bride-to-be is the centre of attention on the night and you’re golden.

Signature Living Hotel has the ideal group accommodation for hen parties and when it comes to planning the perfect hen party in Liverpool they are number one on every list. With everything from epic pool parties to Magic Mike nights and even adult themed afternoon teas a Signature Living hen party is always unforgettable.

Plan An Even Better Bridal Shower

This is your chance to give the Bride the classy pre-wedding event she says she wants. Inviting all the right people and picking the perfect wedding shower venue is key.

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Whether it’s an at-home garden party or a private soiree in an exquisite city centre events venue you are the hostess with the mostess and there’s no room for failure.

Learn How to Be a Human Shield

One of your most important jobs is to shield the Bride from any possible and unnecessary drama or stress.

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So get out your Wonder Woman Bracelets of Submission and block all that negativity so your Bride will have the perfect wedding day of her dreams without any of the bother or hassle.

Study That Guestlist

Time to climb the family trees of the Bride and Groom because you may think you already know everybody but you are wrong.

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Your Bride to be will have aunties and uncles you’ve never met and distant cousins you’ve never heard of and don’t even start on the Groom’s side.

You will be the main contact for all these guests on or before the big day so, to save your Bride having to answer everyone’s urgent questions, you need to know names.

Get Involved in Planning

If you know the ins and outs of the big day then you are instantly more helpful when the Bride forgets something or the Groom shows up in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Find out the when, where, how and who as fast as you can to help your Bride enjoy the perfect wedding day she’s always wanted.

The Big Day Checklist

Just in case you get overwhelmed yourself it might help to have a small checklist to hand just for your peace of mind;

  • Don’t forget the veil
  • Have a safe place for the wedding band
  • Know the wedding planners number
  • And the Best Man’s (he could become your best friend on the day)
  • Don’t drink too much pre-wedding champagne

Keep it together missy.

Maid of Honour Emergency Kit

To make sure you are ready to meet the needs of your Bride pack our Mary Poppins- tyle emergency kit with everything you could possibly need on the Big Day;

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  • Sewing Kit – for rips and tears
  • Nail and eyelash glue – in case either should falter throughout the day
  • Make-up touch up kit – because
  • Hairspray and hairpins – for any hair-related mishaps
  • Tissues – for happiness tears
  • Stain removal wipes – for spills and smudges
  • Paracetamol – for your own headache
  • A hip flask – for pre-ceremony butterflies
  • The Brides favourite sweets or chocolates – for low blood sugars and nibbles
  • Flats – because your Brides shoes are fab but very high
  • Phone charger – you are the emergency contact and need to capture candid camera moments

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.

After all, this is said and done you will have helped your Bride plan the perfect wedding and given her the support she needed throughout the perfect wedding day. And don’t worry, you can always pay her back by asking her to be your Maid of Honour when it’s your turn to walk down the aisle.

Signature Living Weddings

We are every maid of honours best friend at Signature Living Weddings because we have all the tools to make sure your Bride’s perfect wedding day is delivered.

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Our exquisite Liverpool wedding venues each have a unique character and charm that can be tailored to be everyone’s perfect wedding.

From the elegant and intimate to the grand and remarkable, each Signature Living wedding venue delivers exactly what any and every Bride could dream of for their perfect wedding day.

Call 0151 305 3753 or have a browse around our website to see the different Signature Living wedding venues, keep up to date with news from our wonderful wedding open days and browse our blog archives for more ideas and inspiration.

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