Here at the Orde Food Company we have had the pleasure to work with so many lovely clients as they plan and celebrate their weddings. It is so wonderful to see each couple go through the planning journey with the help of the friends and families and create a day to remember that has their own special touches.
As a family company we take pride in being able to offer a personal service to each couple, and on the day, help all of their planning seamlessly knit together for a truly memorable event. This Spring we had the opportunity to be on the other side of the kitchen door so to speak as Justin Orde planned and celebrated his own wedding at Wedderburn Barns, Duns.
When setting up and managing events Justin has always been struck by the individuality of each wedding and how the couples have chosen décor, food and drinks that make their event truly unique. It is not often that someone working within the events industry has the opportunity to create their own perfect event so he was thrilled to have the opportunity to be as creative as his clients.
We wanted to share some of the elements Justin and his new wife Helen chose, some inspiration for your next event perhaps...
Decorations don't need to be delicate. Large art pieces add interest to the outside spaces and connected the exterior with the interior decorations.
With the help of friends Justin created pyramids which linked the ceremony area to the courtyard of the barns. Decorating them in copper and sage highlights the colour palette of the table decorations. The shape reflects the terrariums featured inside the barns. The strong lines of these shapes were a perfect compliment to the softness of the greenery in the woods and the succulents and protea flowers on the tables.
Wall art depicts locations in the Borders and South Africa that are special to the couple, Justin commissioned them from local artist Charlie MuCulloch , they created impact and gave the rustic barns a contemporary feel.
For the dancing area only one large piece of decoration was needed to make the space look amazing, a light up dance floor from Albert Hall Dancefoors. Of course with the perfect dance floor you need a great band to get the party started Kilter Ceilidh Band were an excellent choice, a mix of traditional and contemporary music with a bride and groom dance off thrown in for good measure. (Naturally Helen won!)
The table setting is the first impression you give about the meal you have chosen for your guests. There are many ways you can personalise what your guest sees when they sit down at your event. Linen is a great way to add a pop of colour or to highlight the other decorations you have chosen. We have access to a wide range or linen styles and colours for your to choose from. We can source crockery, glassware and cutlery if you have something extra special in mind.
Justin and Helen's request for 'Outside Inside' was perfectly executed by the team at Get Knotted. An ethereal display made up of textures of green nestled in with the terrariums. Proteas pop with colour during the day while night time had the fairy lights and votive candles sparkling.
Your Wedding Breakfast is the first meal as a married couple so it should be one that you remember and enjoy to the fullest. We offer a range of menu options to suit you and your style. Bespoke menus can be created if there is something special you have in mind.
Justin chose seasonal flavours for his guests to enjoy and Helen designed her own desserts with all of her favourite flavours. The Edinburgh Gin trifle was a hit.
The bar is usually a social hub at a wedding with people chatting and enjoying a drink with friends and family. It is also a great place to add a bit of individuality if you wish. You could Select a few favourite cocktails for your guests to enjoy or some local ales for them to sample.
Hopler Wood supplied this hand made bar unit, the three sided shape helps to create a sociable atmosphere. The bar as well as ceremony benches and arch are made from reclaimed wood and all gently elude to the 'Outside, Inside' theme.
Photographs : Jamie Penfold Photography