Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wedding - December/January 2023/2024 (Issue 104)

HOT TOPIC Local experts reveal all SEASONAL CELEBRATIONS Can you offer us some cosy winter wedding styling ideas? Meet the expert: Joely Higton is the venue stylist at Ambience Venue Styling Buckinghamshire. Joely says: I am a big believer in simple things done well. Beautiful styling, florals and candlelight are perfect for creating a cosy and intimate winter wedding. The contrast of tall dinner candles and flickering tea lights gives the dark tones a lift and creates a cosy atmosphere across your tables and venue. Coordinating luxury table linens and stationery gives your styling a complete and finished look. Lush greenery and neutral floral tones can create full and beautiful table runners and backdrops, both perfect for enriching your tablescape and aisle decor with seasonal greens and popping winter whites. For those looking for taller centrepieces and round tables, height from your flowers, lower-level candlelight and metallic accessorising through adding charger plates, gold cutlery and different coloured glassware can add a pop of luxe and a nod to the festive season. Making a feature of beautiful stationary and signage can make your styling feel complete. Complimenting this with reworked ceremony backdrops and floor lanterns can add impact to an empty corner and entranceway as your guests arrive, the same can be applied to making a feature out of your beautiful wedding cake by using an elegant pedestal and adorning it with flowers and more romantic candlelight. wedding-stylists/buckinghamshire;; CAUGHT ON CAMERA We want a fun way to entertain our guests and encourage them to mingle – what can you suggest? Meet the expert: Amersham-based Effortless Events UK offer luxury photo booth hire throughout Buckinghamshire and the surrounding areas. The team at Effortless Events provide quirky open-air photo booths for weddings and events. The Vintage Photo Booth is a wooden design that’s handmade in the UK and looks great at any event. It blends classic aesthetics with modern technology, using a high-spec Canon DSLR camera and dimmable beauty light plus it is touch screen with instant prints available. The stylish monochrome Retro Magic Mirror combines the fun of a magic mirror and photo booth in one, capturing high-quality photos that are instantly available to share. Videos and GIFs are available on request along with signing, drawing and stamping of pictures. The ash white-coloured Classic Selfie Photo Booth adds a timeless touch to any wedding, complete with selfie pod hire options. It’s self-managed, meaning the team sets it up at the venue and collects it at the end of the event. Before the wedding, a personalised welcome screen and photo layout can be added. It’s fitted with a 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro and beauty ring light, ensuring that everyone looks great. After each photo is taken, guests can instantly download it to their phones and share it on social media, using email, QR code or AirDrop.;; 61 EXPERT ADVICE