Monday 11 December 2017

6 great tips for choosing your wedding colours

When it comes to wedding planning, you’ll quickly realise that it includes a long list of decisions to be made. After the venue has been booked, you’ll need to turn your attention to choosing your wedding colours. Unfortunately, it isn’t as simple as just selecting your two favourite colours. But thankfully, we’ve put together our top tips to ensure choosing your wedding hues is a breeze!

1. Let your location guide you

Often a venue will guide your colour choices. Locations such as converted barns, lofts or marquees are usually blank slates and will work well with whatever combination you decide upon. Alternatively, hotels, guest houses or restaurants often have a colour scheme of their own so consider colours which will work well with what’s already there, rather than competing with it.

2. Remember your priorities

If there’s something that you just have to have for your wedding day, consider whether this will have an impact on your colour scheme. For instance, if you’ve dreamed of having your reception overflowing with purple orchids, use this as a starting point for your wedding colours, rather than trying to fit it in later.

3. Consider the seasons

While there’s no hard and fast rule that dictates you must choose certain colours depending on the time of year, the truth is that the seasons are the perfect inspiration for choosing your hues. Generally, colours which work particularly well for each season are:

Spring: For spring, it’s all about pastels. If you fancy changing it up a bit, add deep splashes of plum or coral for a touch of the unexpected.

Summer: Dare to go bold with pops of yellows, purples, reds or blues, or choose a shade variation such as coral, salmon or lemon.

Autumn: Autumn’s abundance of earthy colours such as burnt orange, sage and charcoal are perfect. Deep burgundy and purple shades also work particularly well.

Winter: All-white is always a winner, while metallics such as pewter, silver, copper, rose gold or bronze will add a touch of depth and luxury.

4. Set the tone

The colours you use for your wedding, really will set the mood for the day, so think about the vibes you want to exude. If you’re opting for loads of drama, say it through your choice of dark and moody, or jewel tone palettes. Think ruby reds, emeralds and golds, which would be better at setting the mood than say airy pastels and cream tones. If you’re opting for a relaxed setting, choose tones which will easily convey your message.

5. Consult the colour wheel

While picking colours isn’t a particularly tricky task, or one which requires an art degree, there are some basic rules to follow. As a general rule, colours which work in harmony are those which are opposites, because they combine a cool and warm hue. Think orange and sky blue, for example. Other combinations which typically work well together are those which are similar to each other and share a primary colour. Look to sunshine yellow and melon orange or fuchsia and blush for prime examples. An easy way to choose your colours is to pair a bright colour, with a neutral.

6. Go with your heart

While we said choosing your wedding colours isn’t as easy as just going with your two favourites, you definitely should let your heart guide your decision. Look to the colour choices you made in your home. Is there a particular combination that you love, and which would work well for your wedding? When you open bridal magazines or turn to Pinterest for #inspo, which colours are you naturally drawn to?

Whatever colour combination you choose, you can easily set it off with a touch of sparkle! Check out our luxe array of sequin tablecloths and runners, available to purchase or hire for your wedding day here.

Monday 6 November 2017

Our NEW Winter 2017 - Spring 2018 Collection

Get the details on our brand NEW collection at Magpie Linens and add a touch of luxe to your wedding or event.

We are super excited to introduce the new winter 2017 – spring 2018 collection from Magpie Linens. With this collection, the focus is on the ultra luxe, through the inclusion of opulent textures and dramatic design.

There’s no denying that today’s bride is on the quest for something new. With couples aiming for a unique experience for their guests, the search begins for high quality linens, with a unique finish.

The season, the collection offers three unique variations; Velvet Opulence, Luxe Sequins and Exquisite Crochet – three very different textures with the perfect finish.

Velvet Opulence 

Velvet Opulence is available in five rich jewel tones, perfect for the winter season. The velvet trend is huge right now. Models were seen sashaying down the autumn-winter runways adorning the luxurious texture so it was only a matter of time before the fabric made its way into the world of weddings. 

At Magpie Linens, we have utilised the velvet trend to ensure it works wonderfully for your wedding. Table cloths drape beautifully over tables, while table runners add an infusion of colour and texture to a room. Whether used for guests’ tables or to give the cake table an unexpected twist, Velvet Opulence will add a whole new dimension to your wedding or event.

Luxe Sequins

Next up, our signature Luxe Sequins collections. Magpie Linens was born when proprietor Sophie was searching for sequin table cloths for her own wedding, so it is only fitting that they have retuned with difference. 

There's no denying that today's bride is longing for something that sets her wedding apart from the rest, and our sequin tablecloths and runners definitely meet this demand. This collection sees the introduction of gold, navy and vine table cloths and runners, to make our collection even bigger and better. These offerings are perfect for the couple who crave an injection of sparkle for their day.

Exquisite Crochet

Here, at Magpie Linens, we have turned the connotations of crochets on its head! Forget dowdy doilies, as crochet gets luxe!

The Exquisite Crochet collection is available in pink and grey, with a subtle hint of sparkle carefully embellished throughout to effortlessly capture the light. These work well with any wedding theme, particularly those who long to exude vintage vibes on their wedding day.

So this season, if you're on the quest to find something unique for your wedding day, ensure your reception room is perfectly finished with our wide array of sequin tablecloths and runners.

Check out the full collection on our website here.

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Reasons to fall for an autumn wedding

Autumn is a magical time! Golden light, crisp air and delicious seasonal food ensure it’s a wonderful time of the year to say your “I dos”. But, if you still aren’t convinced, we’ve rounded up tones of great reasons to fall for an autumn wedding.

The season’s sunsets

The lighting of autumn is simply stunning and this is especially true when the sun is setting. If you’re a couple on the quest for picture perfect photos with a stunning backdrop, the glowing golden light at sunset is just what you need to take your wedding photography to the next level.

Fantastic food

For foodies, it doesn’t get much better than autumn’s harvest. As well as incredible foods coming in season, the range of flavours offers a sensory overload. Cinnamon, apples, pumpkin, squash and nutmeg are just a few of the highlights, which can be easily incorporated into your dishes, and even your selection of drinks on offer.

Move over pastels

Autumn’s colour palette turns its back on spring and summer’s pretty pastels in favour of darker hues, and we love it. The best thing about the abundance of deep colours, is that they perfectly offset sequins and sparkle. From maroon to burgundy, bring them to life with a little metallic detailing. Check out our array of tablecloths and runners to give your wedding colour scheme another dimension!

Incorporate nature

There’s no denying that autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons, given its changing colour palette. These elements can easily be added to your wedding décor. Dried leaves, greenery or even pumpkins make a welcome and unexpected addition to your décor, proving a cute and classy way to get guests talking.

Everyone is available

Autumn is the perfect time to catch people in-between summer’s shenanigans, and before they jet off on a winter break. Hosting an autumnal wedding means you can expect more guests to attend. Plus, your favourite suppliers are more likely to be available, after the chaos of wedding season.

You know what to expect with the weather

Many brides who wed during the summer do so with hope of sunshine on their day. And most of the time, they’re let down. So if weather isn’t a high priority for you, autumn is perfect. Expect weather to be chillier and dress accordingly, choosing a dress with long sleeves or a luxe faux fur wrap for nipping outdoors.

The PERFECT time for your honeymoon

Embrace the smug feeling of jetting off to warmer climes when everyone else is back at work and braving the cold. Plus, flights and accommodation are generally cheaper at this time of year so it’s the perfect time for some fun in the sun. Win-win!

Romantic finishing touches

There’s something undeniably romantic about autumn, which is what we love about it! Incorporate the hygge trend into your wedding day and treat guests to coziness through your choice of candlelight and soft furnishings for an unexpected twist.

Our selection of tablecloths and runners can easily bring your autumnal wedding to life. Available to hire or purchase on our website here.