From Summer to Winter

Crockery Suggestions for a Re-scheduled Wedding

Before we start this blog, we’d like to say how sorry we are that you have had to postpone your wedding. We know that, as random events go, this was probably the most unpredictable of them all, which makes grasping the concept that it may continue to alter our lives for months, or even years, to come a difficult one. However, as heart-wrenching as the postponing process may be, we want to make sure your experience with Whitehouse is a smooth and easy as possible, even helping you to choose the right items! Perhaps you’d had a summer colour palette in mind, something that encapsulates the light, easy weather that comes between the months of June to September, but are now looking at moving into the months between October and March. Well have no fear! Though it may be different from a summer wedding, this does not mean it has to be worst, or that you have to force your previous colour choices into your new season. We have suggested some alternatives to the classic summer colours, with these being similar enough to match your old theme, but different enough to give your postponed wedding a new lease on life!

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Summer items: Charlotte charger plate, Caterina porcelain, Eden cutlery Victoria glassware.

Winter items: Scarlett silver charger plate, Maya stoneware, Alice cutlery, Cara silver.

 

We start with the most classic of all wedding colours: white! Easy, simple, and something that works effortlessly in summer, we wouldn’t be surprised if many of the items you have are either white, clear, or fit into a white theme. Of course, this isn’t something you explicitly have to change for winter, since white is obviously associated with snowy and cold weather as well, however if you feel like adding that extra special glint into your day, we would highly suggest silver as a chillier alternative to white. With the same sleekness, but a little extra shine to catch those fairy lights, we have more than enough silver options to add into your wedding, whether it be glasses, charger plates or cutlery. As you can see from the inspiration below, silver certainly doesn’t have to feel ordinary, or even darker than white; it can bring its own lightness to a table, especially when combined with dusky greens and blues.

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Pieces in shoot: Savannah silver charger plate, Cara silver glassware

 

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Summer items: Sienna cerise pink charger plate, Florence porcelain, Harper green glass, Rosana cutlery.

 

Winter items: Savannah taupe charger plate, Penny black porcelain, Jemima slate water glass, Blair cutlery.

 

Summer is all about bright, bright, bright, however winter lets you explore a slower pace, a darker image and a more intriguing colour scheme. Of course, we aren’t saying that you can’t have bright colours in the colder months, in fact the mixture of bright and dark is often what brings the best results [as shown in the shoot below!] Our suggestions simply show you that, though black, grey and brown may not be seen as traditional wedding colours, there are always ways to weave them into your day, whilst still keeping the lightness associated with the wedding world. Working especially well with exposed wood and tapered candles, we love how the shoot below used blush details to nod its head at summer, whilst completely adapting to the cosier, more enclosed feeling of winter.

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Pieces in shoot: Maya stoneware, Blair cutlery, Jemima slate glass

 

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Summer items: Connie pastel blue charger plate, Eleanor pink plate, Eden cutlery, Jemima pink glass.

Winter items: Eliza pink charger plate, Amber goblet, Blair cutlery.

 

Pastels may be the colour range that is the hardest to let go of. Their soft tones compliment one another so perfectly, it’s hard to imagine anything being able to replace them. We have found, however, that if you take an ordinary colour, like pink, and make it muted instead of pastel, you can find yourself with more of an autumnal feeling, without having to copy the colours of summer. From darker moments, like our black cutlery, to more subtle options, like our Eliza pink plate, you can mix and match your table with as many muted option as possible since, like pastels, they all work exquisitely together. In the example shoot below, they decided to use mustard tones, mixed with our clear charger plates and matte-gold cutlery, to give us a subtly regal feeling to the whole table.

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Pieces in shoot: Lacey charger plate, Grace cutlery and Cara glassware.

 

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Summer items: Alicia charger plate, Valentine porcelain, Grace cutlery, Amy glassware.

 

Winter items: Tessa rose-gold charger plate, Florence porcelain, Martha pink glass, Rosana cutlery.

 

Last, but certainly not least, we’re taking a look at the most famous colour in our collection: gold. In the past, gold was incomparable to any other tone, perfect in its form and seemingly the top of the precious gem food chain. A few fateful years ago, though, rose-gold entered the public eye and suddenly the ancient champion had a competitor. Subtle in its form and available in many different variations thanks to its duality, we have certainly fallen for rose-gold as much as the next person, with it holding a special place in our hearts in wintery or darker moments. Expert at catching light and looking exquisite within rustic theme, we’re sure that the rose-gold shoot below is enough to show you that if you are choosing to replace gold for rose-gold, you certainly aren’t missing out on anything.

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Pieces in shoot: Maya stoneware, Tessa rose-gold charger plate, Rosana cutlery, Naomi glassware and Jemima slate glass.

 

Credits:

Shoot one [silver inspiration]: Venue: @bunnyhillweddings – Styling: @bellebijoux_events – Flowers: @the_beverley_flower_company – Hair: @oh.hellounity – Makeup: @cocorosebeautyhull – Stationary: @somers_creative – Jewellery: @haloandco – Photographer: @tabithastarkphoto – Dress: @chantellaurendesigns @ghostorchidbride – Silks: @silkandpurl – Model: @emiliakate__ – Cake: @sammysicedfancies

Shoot two [dark inspiration]: Photography – @nicoladawsonphotography – Venue – @Eastwellmanor – Styling & furniture – @locatetocreate – Flowers – @emilyandmeweddingflorist – Model – @ellebevan – Dress – @victoriagracebridal – Wedding stationery – @heathercorthinedesign – Cake – @bluebirdsbakehouse – Balloons – @bubblegumballoons – Harpists – @2ofharps

Shoot three [muted inspiration]: Photography:@leahweddings – Styling and props: @floveevents – Eleven Didsbury Park: @eclectic_hotels @weddings_at_eclectichotels – Dresses and accessories: @thecuriousbride – Shoes: @rachelsimpsonshoes – Wedding Stationery: @wonderland_invites – Cake: @pinkcocoa_sarah – Hair: @lisasimmsbridal – Make up: @abbyvictoriamakeup – Lighting: @thewordislove – Silk ribbon: @silkandpurl – Florals: @flower_lounge

Shoot four [rose-gold inspiration]: Planning/Crockery: @whitehouse_crockery – Venue: @iscoydpark – Photography: @samsparksphoto – Florals: @redfloral – Balloons: @balloonboutiqueevents – Styling: Kristin at @mrxmrsw – Stationery: @raspberry_toast – Prosecco Wall/Neons: @anthaeventhire – Cake: @unioncakes – Linen: @just_4_linen – Rose-gold chairs: @chairmanhireuk

Valentine’s Day Deal (14th – 21st February)

Happy Valentine’s Day one and all! Whether it’s a happy occasion for you, or one that you’d rather pass by, we hope that our deal can help make the day [and the following week] something to remember. We are offering you lovely lot, for one week only, 15% off any RED, PINK, GOLD or ROSE-GOLD items! Running from the 14th-21st February 2020, you have the opportunity to get the items that you adore for a price that you will fall in love with [just don’t tell your partner you’ve fallen for someone, or thing, else…].

So how do you get involved? Well, all you have to do is choose your products, put ‘VALENTINES DAY’ on the quote and pay the deposit within the week mentioned. That’s all! And don’t worry, if you’ve chosen other products that aren’t red, pink, gold or rose-gold, we’ll just put them on as full price and take 15% off the pieces that are. Whether you’re getting your summer wedding table , your spring baby shower or even just your intimate birthday dinner sorted, it’s the perfect Valen-time to get it booked. Feeling overwhelmed? Well, we’ve included a collage of some of our best pieces of each category [with links to the products underneath] to give you some brilliant options. Can’t wait to hear from you!*

*Full terms and conditions at the end of the blog.

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PINK PRODUCTS

Top: Connie Pastel Pink

Right: Sienna Cerise Pink

Bottom: Eliza Pink

Left: Sienna Baby Pink

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GOLD PRODUCTS

Top: Isabella Gold

Right: Alicia

Bottom: Tessa Gold

Left: Sienna Gold

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ROSE GOLD PRODUCTS

Top: Tessa Rose-Gold

Right: Daisy Rose-Gold Beaded

Bottom: Scarlett Rose-Gold

Left: Savannah Rose-Gold

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RED PRODUCTS

Top: Mia Red

Right: Sienna Red

Bottom: Abby Red

Left: Saffron

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GOLD GLASSWARE

Left: Amy glassware

Right – Cara Gold glassware

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PINK AND RED GLASSWARE

[Left to Right]

Martha Pink water glass

Ruby Goblet

Pippa Pink tumbler

Harper Red water glass

Jemima Pink water glass

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GOLD & ROSE GOLD CUTLERY

Left: Eden

Middle: Grace

Right: Rosana

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VINTAGE RANGE

Our Vintage range is available to mix-and-match, with the pictures on the website only being a few of the options available. For more about our Vintage range, you can call us on 01614915209 or email socialmedia@whitehousecrockery.co.uk.

Click here to view our Vintage product types.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE VALENTINE’S DAY DEAL:

- Deal applies only to red, pink, gold and rose-gold hired goods.

- Deal runs from 06:00 on the 14th February 2020 until midnight on the 21st February 2020.

- If you have already put in a quote with Whitehouse, you can still get the deal if you confirm and pay the deposit during this window.

- This deal is not applicable to current Whitehouse Event Crockery account holders.

- 20% VAT and delivery will still be added onto the final reduced price.

- Only confirmed jobs will have the deal, if you put in a quote during this period but confirm afterwards, you will not get the 15% off.

- Deal applies to weddings up until December 2021, but not any afterwards.

Hire the Perfect Blue Wedding

Some are old and some are new, but you can hire all of these to make your wedding blue!

Last month, Pantone revealed that their colour of the year for 2020 was ‘classic blue’ [https://store.pantone.com/uk/en/color-of-the-year-2020], a stark contrast to the out-of-the-box colours of 2018 [Ultra-Violet] and 2019 [Living Coral]. In their announcement, Pantone stated that it was an ‘enduring blue hue’ which ‘highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era’, making it a colour with a significant amount of thought and purpose behind it. Of course, the wedding industry has always known that blue, in any context, is timeless is so many ways. It is a colour so ingrained in wedding culture, in fact, that you can’t say the words ‘something blue’ without thinking of a bride. That is why, when we saw that classic blue was going to be the colour for this year, we were no-so-secretly ecstatic about it! Not only do we already have a huge variety of blue products, we also have a multitude of plates, glasses and cutlery items that can work alongside a classic blue wedding, perfect for mixing and matching to your heart’s content.

In this blog, we’ve put together some groups of items that we believe fit the ‘classic blue’ theme perfectly, whether it’s hitting the nail on the head, or saying to the nail ‘I think this would suit your colourings.’ Of course, all the name of the products are included, which made it incredibly easy to search through our website to find anything you fall in love with. We’ve also included a few ‘inspiration photos’ with each grouping, as well as some accessories that may work alongside, to give you the full picture of how a blue wedding comes to be.

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Colourful glassware: Jemima blue water glass, Sapphire goblet, Pippa blue water glass and Martha blue water glass

 

Why not start with the most on-the-nose pieces that we have in our collection: our colourful glasses. In tones of blue ranging from greyish to sapphire, we know that any of these could fit into a any type of blue wedding with ease. Though many think that you can only have one type of blue at your wedding, we say to them ‘think again’. If you take a quick glance at the photos below, you’ll realise that you can put as much blue on a table as you want, with it never looking too overdone or excessive.

Other accessories or items that go alongside blue glasses:

- Blue or purple flowers [Bluebells, Irises, Lavender or blue-stained Roses]

- Blue vases

- A white or ivory tablecloth [we also threw in a yellow napkin, to contrast]

- Blue bridesmaids dresses

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Colourful plates: Connie pastel blue charger plate, Mia emerald charger plate, Eleanor pastel blue porcelain plate, Mia navy blue charger plate.

 

Most people forget that your plates can be colourful as well, especially your charger plates, but we’re here to remind you of how amazing they can look in any shade of blue! For our ‘real wedding’ example below, we chose our navy blue Mia plates to show you that blue can slip effortlessly into a scene without making so much as a ripple. If this is a touch too basic for you, though, we would suggest going all our with our Emerald plates [or scrolling down to the end of this blog and see the new blue plates we’re thinking of buying in for 2020…]

Other accessories or items that go alongside blue plates:

- White candles or clear candlesticks

- ‘Classic blue’ napkins

- Blue nails [to keep it subtle]

- Blue ribbons on the back of your chairs

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Note: The glassware shown in these images are not from Whitehouse.

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Silver glasses and plates: Savannah silver charger plate, Tessa silver charger plate, Isabella silver charger plate, Lexy shiny silver glassware set, Mila matte silver glassware set.

 

Not looking to go all our with your crockery, but still want something to match your blue details? Don’t you worry, hun, we have you covered. Silver and blue is a combination as old as time itself, looking fabulous in both winter and summer months. Though you may just think of Elsa when you envision this duo, we can confirm that it has the possibility to look modern, sleek and a little bit dazzling. As you can see from the shoot below, when these colours sit together in the natural light, they create something truly ethereal.

Other accessories or items that go alongside silver items:

- Blue stationery or placecards

- Dusky blue foliage

- Blue embroidery on your napkins

- Blue seat covers for your chairs

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Stoneware: Maya, Simone, Caitlyn plates.

 

For our fourth, and final, grouping, we thought that we’d combine another trend with that of ‘classic blue’ to create something altogether spectacular. Stoneware took off in 2019, with every alternative bride and stylist vying to find the best pieces to showcase at weddings. With 3 rugged and intriguing styles to choose from in our collection, their muted toned and harsh texture sits brilliantly next to the softness of blue, especially when paired with black cutlery. Though the ‘inspirational’ wedding photos we chose are more of a green theme than a blue one, we thought they might help to get an idea of how dark and light contrasts, though slightly less tradition, can make a wedding look impeccably chic.

Other accessories or items that go alongside stoneware:

- Black or dark cutlery and glasses

- Blue shoes

- A blue-light neon sign

- Blue cocktails!

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**SNEAK PEEK**

We wanted to give you sneak peeks of some of the blue pieces [and a piece that will compliment a blue wedding] that we will be getting into the warehouse during 2020. If you see anything that you like, be sure to email info@whitehousecrockery.co.uk to see when they will be available.

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Have you been inspired to take you blue wedding to the next level, or just to add some blue touches? We’d love to hear about which items you love the most and if you’ve had your head turned by the blue tide! We’re always adding more photos to our Facebook and Instagram page as well, so if you’re liking what you see here, be sure to go and check out our pages.

Credits:

Colourful glassware: Planning/Crockery: @whitehouse_crockery | Venue: @iscoydpark | Photography: @samsparksphoto | Florals: @redfloral | Balloons: @balloonboutiqueevents | Styling: Kristin at @mrxmrsw | Stationery: @raspberry_toast | Prosecco Wall/Neons: @lancsflowerwallco | Cake: @unioncakes | Linen: @just_4_linen

Colourful plates: Photography : @zakicharles

Silver glasses and plates: Venue: @bunnyhillweddings | Styling: @bellebijoux_events | Flowers: @the_beverley_flower_company | Hair: @oh.hellounity | Makeup: @cocorosebeautyhull | Stationary: @somers_creative | Jewellery: @haloandco | Photographer: @tabithastarkphoto | Dress: @chantellaurendesigns @ghostorchidbride | Silks: @silkandpurl | Model: @emiliakate__ | Cake: @sammysicedfancies

Stoneware: Styling: @styletocherish | Table cloths: @just_4_linen | Flowers: @markhoweflowers | Stationery: @quintsofjersey_weddings | Images: @hollysmithweddings

Whitehouse Winter Wedding Lookbook 2019/20

Five carefully picked photo-shoots to help you decide which path you wish to take with your winter styling.

Warm and bright? Cool and chic? Green? Red? Black? This chilly season may give you a lot of choice when it comes to potential colour schemes, but how do you know which one is best for you? That is where we come in. With a combination of classic tones, unique items and an undeniable winter threat throughout [each with their own twist], we’ve put together 5 different mood-boards to refine your choices and give you inspiration through these dark, cold months. But don’t let us limit you, mix and match the pieces that you see to your heart’s content and, if you’re feeling especially brave, simply take these with a pinch of salt and choose the items you want from scratch. Here at Whitehouse, we adore individuality and the ability to look outside the box, with nothing being too far fetched for our tastes.

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‘Though bright colours aren’t usually a part of winter mood-boards, this magnificent shoot threw convention out the window to create something warm, enticing and, ultimately, spectacular.’

 

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Pieces included: Tessa gold charger plate | Simone stoneware | Grace cutlery | Martha pink water glass | Martha smoke champagne flute

 

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Credits: Venue: @thehighfieldhouse | Photographer: @mandgphotographic | Florals: @floral_and_lace_ | Styling & Hire: @bellebijoux_events | Stationery: @thereallyrosieshop | Tables & chairs: @floridamarqueesyorkshire

 

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‘Warm mustard tones feature heavily in this beautifully styled outdoor shoot, with handing bulbs to give all the neutral tones on the table an extra glint.’

 

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Pieces included: Maisie charger plate | Grace cutlery | Cara gold glassware

 

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Credits: Photography:@leahweddings | Styling and props: @floveevents | Eleven Didsbury Park: @eclectic_hotels @weddings_at_eclectichotels | Dresses and accessories: @thecuriousbride | Shoes: @rachelsimpsonshoes | Wedding Stationery: @wonderland_invites | Cake: @pinkcocoa_sarah | Hair: @lisasimmsbridal | Make up: @abbyvictoriamakeup | Lighting: @thewordislove | Silk ribbon: @silkandpurl | Florals: @flower_lounge

 

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‘A pop of colour with seasonal foliage makes this table into something striking yet subtle, completed in the best way: with gold accents.’

 

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Pieces included: Daisy gold charger plate | Grace cutlery | Victoria glassware

 

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Credits: Photo @samsparksphoto | Styling @carrieanntilleybespokeevents | Stationery @penandfold | Flowers @elleflowersuk | Linens @silkandpurl | Venue @styallodge

 

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‘Taking a cooler approach to the winter season, we mixed bright rose-golds with blue and grey tones, giving us more ‘arctic circle’ and ‘Lapland’ feelings.’

 

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Pieces included: Tessa rose-gold charger plate | Maya stoneware | Rosana cutlery | Naomi glassware | Jemima slate goblet

 

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Credits: Planning: @whitehouse_crockery | Venue: @iscoydpark | Photography: @samsparksphoto | Florals: @redfloral | Balloons: @balloonboutiqueevents | Styling: Kristin at @mrxmrsw | Stationery: @raspberry_toast | Prosecco Wall/Neons: @lancsflowerwallco | Cake: @unioncakes | Linen: @just_4_linen | Rose-gold chairs: @chairmanhireuk

 

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‘And to finish it all off…the most beautiful neutral-toned shoot taken in a library. Featuring pampas and roses alike, is this something out of a fairytale?’

 

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Pieces included: Penny black plate | Grace cutlery | Elizabeth glassware | Jemima slate goblet

 

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Credits: Photographer: @jessymcghie | Venue: @porticolibrary | Models: @thetwobohemians | Stylist: @carrieanntilleybespokeevents | HMUA: @thebridal_concierge | Florals: @theancoatsflorist | Celebrant: @trishthecelebrant | Cake: @littlebuttonbakery | Dress: @shikobabride | Veil: @sashandveil | Stationary: @wonderlandinvites | Leather Jacket: @mama_inc_studio | Ribbons: @pompomblossom | Cake florals:@rosehipandwren

 

Which mood-board were you drawn to the most? Though we love the vibrant and enticing colours of the first style, we would probably end up choosing the last board, simply because the final effect is so timeless. There are so many combinations you can choose from during this season, so why not break the usual chain of monotony and try something new! For even more inspiration, head over to our Facebook and Instagram pages, where we post every single day.

The Ultimate Guide to Gold Crockery

A blog to help you decide which gold product [or products] will work best for your wedding.

Gold. King Midas couldn’t get enough of it, and neither can we, though we wouldn’t go as far as to turn EVERYTHING gold [or will we…]. Almost replacing white as the traditional wedding colour, we’ve seen brides migrate again and again to our gold pieces to create a regal look that can never go out of fashion. Whether throwing in just a splash, or dipping the whole wedding in gold, the best thing about it is that you can never go over the top [unless you coat yourself in it…nope, even that would look great.] For those of you who already have you heart set on that magical colour, then this is the blog for you. From a very minimal look, to an all-out gold-fest, we’ll take you through all our gold pieces, showing you the various ways that brides in the past have styled them.

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So there we are! All the gold we have to offer. Has anything [or things] caught your eye instantly? Are you going to choose all gold items, or simply dapple them throughout your wedding? If you need any more ideas, then head over to our Instagram or Facebook pages for daily inspiration on how to style our products.

Instagram: whitehouse_crockery

Facebook: eventcrockeryhire

Pinterest: whitehouseeventcrockeryuk

Photography credits: Alicia: @msmeganwilson | Amy: @redfloral | Cara: @broughtonhallestate | Daisy: @jasonmarkharris | Grace: @samsparksphoto | Savannah: @elenstudiophotography | Scarlett: @divinedayphotography | Sienna: | Tessa:

Whitehouse has entered the building

A few words about,

and a great number of photos showing,

our Whitehouse-oriented photoshoot.

How best to show off all your company has to offer than with a fabulous, four-part photoshoot, complete with neon signs, opulent florals, delicate stationery, colourful linen, delectable cakes and a prosecco wall, hosted in one of our absolute favourite venues: Iscoyd Park. When our little team here at Whitehouse first conceived of the idea, it was something very small, quaint and simple, however as more and more people entered the scene, it became something that exceeded even our wildest expectations. With myself [Matilda] coordinating the team, impeccable styling from Kristin [MR X MRS W] and photography from the every-inspiring Sam Sparks [Sam Spark Photography], the final product is one that puts our products in the limelight, capturing the gorgeous details that make our pieces so popular.

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Look One:

Charger plate: Alicia | Porcelain: Eleanor pink | Goblets: Amber/ Jemima pink | Water glass: Martha pink | Teapots: Vintage range

When Kristin and I sat down to design this table, we began in a disturbingly conservative way. Gold plates and cutlery, clear glassware, maybe a coloured. We very quickly realised, however, that we could actually do anything we wanted! Letting go of our inhibitions, we mixed pink and yellow tones together to create this quirky, Alice in Wonderland-style table, with candles in teapots to add that final Mad Hatter touch. At the time of conception, this table design didn’t have any specific stationery to go with it, but by a stroke of luck Cath [Raspberry Toast] had some pieces that matched our vision perfectly. I was especially taken on the day with how the coral napkins from Just 4 Linen looked on the table, not only working as a brilliant contrast against the yellow, but also adding that little bit of style, since Living Coral is Pantone’s 2019 colour of the year.

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Look Two:

Charger plates: Sienna purple/Zara | Victoria glassware | Jemima lilac tumbler | Blair cutlery

For this second look, Kristen and I thought we’d take the cliche of a pink wedding and turn into something a little bit more intriguing. Using Whitehouse’s dark purple plates, black cutlery and lilac tumblers, we made a table that mixed traditional and modern elements together, with the malleable nature of Iscoyd Park’s Coach House working to our advantage. Always going above and beyond, Red Floral matched the different purple tones with this incredible bouquet in the center, combining effortlessly with Balloon Boutique Events‘ amazing table runner. Looking sleek and mysterious, both Kristen and I loved how perfect this table would be for a bride that wants something a bit different at her wedding, moving away from regularly-used colour palettes whilst still keeping a few feminine touches.

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Look Three:

Connie pastel blue charger plate | Sofia plate | Alice cutlery | Pippa blue tumbler | Martha blue water glass | Megan champagne flute

One of the main aims of this photoshoot was to show off as many of the new pieces that have arrived this year, which our third look of the day pulled of seamlessly. Using all the blue we could find at Whitehouse, the idea for this table was to be something soft, bright and easy going: perfect for a bridal or baby shower, a birthday brunch or an outdoors event. We were over the moon when the sun started to stream in, adding that extra touch to this glittering scene and making it almost feel like summer. Halfway through photographing it, Kristin realised that the spare yellow napkins we had [which were going to be used in the first look] would look brilliant on the blue because of the yellow details on Cath’s stationery. I think it’s safe to say, she was right.

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Look Four:

Tessa rose-gold charger plate | Maya stoneware | Rosana cutlery | Naomi glassware | Jemima slate water glass

Perhaps saving the best for last, this rose-gold set-up captured all of our hearts as the day was ending. Though we were slightly exhausted from setting up and taking down three looks already, we found ourselves re-energised by this exquisite look, backed by the most stylish neon from the Lancashire Flower Wall Company. The dark wood of the table complimented the rose-gold tones perfectly on the day, with every element working together to create something coherent and seamless. As we were putting the plates down, Rebecca [from the Lancashire Flower Wall Company] and I found ourselves oo-ing and ahh-ing about just how gorgeous it looked, especially since the sun was giving the whole room a warm, autumnal glow.

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Extra bits:

Of course, I had to include all the other parts of the shoot that weren’t particular to any of the four looks. We were lucky enough to get 2 cakes from Union Cakes, each having a unique design that was so easy to work with. For both, we chose very uniformed and perfectly-placed crockery to surround them, since the designs themselves were enough to make the tables look fantastic. The final look was incredibly chic, showing off everyone’s pieces without needing to fill all the space. Another part of the shoot was the towering prosecco wall [also brought by the Lancashire Flower Wall Company] which was filled with our Luna champagne glasses. Though the wall is impressive on its own, the addition of the rose-gold balloons created something so awe-inspiring that we didn’t want to empty out the glasses at the end of the day! To capture the last of the light, Sam and I also went outside to get some *traditional-style* pictures of our vintage range, putting them into their natural habitat and watching them shine.

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To everyone who helped to bring this all together: thank you. But also thank you to everyone who has been following Whitehouse’s progress. Even at the start of this year, we hardly felt that we were ready to create something that was completely based around crockery, assuming that there wasn’t enough interest to justify it. Just from the initial response, however, we’ve seen how much you’ve all loved it, which has only made us more excited for the next project. We want to go bigger, better, and more outrageous. Are you ready for it? Because we certainly are.

Planning/Crockery: @whitehouse_crockery | Venue: @iscoydpark | Photography: @samsparksphoto | Florals: @redfloral | Rose-gold chairs: @chairmanhireuk | Balloons: @balloonboutiqueevents | Styling: Kristin at @mrxmrsw | Stationery: @raspberry_toast | Prosecco Wall/Neons: @lancsflowerwallco | Cake: @unioncakes | Linen: @just_4_linen

Whitehouse Black Friday Promotion 2019

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Have you been eyeing up some Whitehouse pieces, but aren’t sure whether to book them yet? Well we’re giving you the best excuse to finally confirm those items with an unmissable Black Friday Deal. For two weeks, Whitehouse is offering 20% off any orders, as long as the items are confirmed and the deposit is paid during those dates. Running from the 29th November 2019 until 13th December 2019 you will be able to get 20% your whole order from Whitehouse, giving your wedding budget [and your bank account] something to smile about. We’ve included a few links below to help you get started on choosing products, starting a quote or simply getting inspired. So what are you waiting for?! Whether your wedding is in spring, summer, or autumn next year, now the best time to confirm your items.

Products page: https://www.eventcrockeryhire.co.uk/products/

Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/whitehouse_crockery/ [@whitehouse_crockery]

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/eventcrockeryhire/

How to request a quote: https://www.eventcrockeryhire.co.uk/blog/7-simple-steps-to-crockery-heaven/

If you’re still struggling for ideas, you can email our Social Media Coordinator, Matilda, for crockery tips and suggestions at socialmedia@whitehousecrockery.co.uk

 

Terms and conditions:

- Deal applies only to hired goods.

- Deal runs from 06:00 on the 29th November 2019 until midnight on the 13th December 2019.

- If you have already put in a quote with Whitehouse, you can still get the deal if you confirm and pay the deposit during this window.

- This deal is not applicable to current Whitehouse Event Crockery account holders.

- 20% VAT and delivery will still be added onto the final reduced price.

- Only confirmed jobs will have the deal, if you put in a quote during this period but confirm afterwards, you will not get the 20% off.

- Deal applies to weddings up until December 2021, but not any afterwards.

5 Ways to Plan the Perfect Wedding Table

You’re looking down your checklist. Flowers, check, lighting, check, tables, check, but wait…what about the stuff that goes on the tables!? We know that sometimes, in the midst or preparing your wedding dinner, the hardest part can be choosing what you actually eat off of! Whether you’re new to the industry or a regular visitor, creative block can hit us all. Take a deep breath. If you feel like your vision is going fuzzy from looking at millions of tablecloth swatches, floral designs and charger plates [which, after a google search, you have found out are purely decorative] Whitehouse is here to make your day easier.

We’ve compiled 5 *incredibly* easy ways to decide on your tableware, taking at least one thing off your shoulders and helping you to actually enjoy the planning process! [Photo credits at the end of the post]

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Most people can picture their flowers as the first step when they’re planning their wedding (after the dress, of course). What bouquet they’ll hold when they walk down the aisle, what will be at the center of each table, what will adorn the backs of chairs and entrance ways to their reception etc… If this is something you’ve already decided on, then your crockery choice is simple! Just look at the colours of your florals, or choose one colour within a bunch, and base your table setting around it. Easy enough!

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Whitehouse Products: Sienna baby pink/Eliza clear charger plates, Grace cutlery, Amy glassware

This amazing event at The Ritz in London matched our pink plates to the wonderful array of pink roses that adorned the centre of this table. Accompanied by gold pieces, this beautiful setting matched their flowers in an obvious, yet stylish, way, choosing one of the many pink tones to keep to the theme and round off the event exquisitely.

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So, if you were rolling your eyes at our first idea because it was so obvious, we’ve gone completely off the rails with our second idea. Clashing! For some brides, this is their worst nightmare, however if you’re tired of trying to match your menus to your tealight holders, then this is the idea of you. Any colours that take your fancy, put them into your plates, flowers and decorations, just go all out with it! If you opt for this, however, you can’t half-ass it. It’s all or nothing, so you have to be absolutely sure before you commit.

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Whitehouse Products: Mia emerald charger plate/ Harper red/Amber goblet

This gorgeous photoshoot took the idea of a rainbow and made it into a reality, using a range of our colourful pieces with different types of flowers and an outdoor setting. The bright, natural light catches the colours beautifully, mixing them together into a kind of delicate watercolour. We would highly suggest having a plain table with this idea, like this white wooden table, to keep it looking charming rather than ostentatious.

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Okay, time to take it down a notch, especially from the last concept. You may be feeling more overwhelmed than you did at the start, [which isn’t what we want!] so this next idea can be used no matter the bride. If you are looking for something traditional yet unique in their own way, then a mix of neutrals and pastels is the perfect option. Hard to get wrong, yet so satisfying when you get it right, we would highly suggest taking a look through Whitehouse’s pastel items to get inspiration.

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Whitehouse Products: Caterina 12 and 10″ plates/Rosana cutlery

Neutral plates and pastel decor are a match made in heaven, as shown with this exceptional table setting. With delicate wildflowers, placed in milk bottles and jam-jars, weaving across a river of blue material, our indented porcelain plates and rose-gold cutlery add the necessary touches to this quintessentially ‘English summer’ photo-shoot. The idea of all this is to make the final look feel underdone yet curated – as though you just decided to throw it together [although you probably spent months planning it.]

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Take idea 3, give it a strong coffee and a long, hard day, and you’re left with idea 4. If you love the thought of keeping you colour palette simple, but feel like your wedding deserves more than just white, then adding a dash of darkness sounds like the perfect idea for you. Ushering in the necessary additions that are hard to find with the lighter tones, without having to start from scratch with a totally new concept, this idea is bound to have you thinking different about having black in your wedding.

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Whitehouse Products: Simone 8.5″ plate/Victoria glassware/Blair cutlery

A real wedding! But the wedding of an event designer, so it’s basically a photoshoot… This beautiful day was dappled with greens, dusky pastels and…black! Though it is an unconventional choice, the use of our dark stoneware and black cutlery added a pop of intrigue to her table, matched by elegant, tapered, black candles and black vases. If the idea of all one colour is just too monotonous for you, but you’re also bored of trying to think of tones that complimenting each other, then throwing in a dark ‘wild-card’ is the idea for you.

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And finally, to round off this whole post, we have the most classic and immutable option: gold. Is your wedding filled with colour? Gold will work. Are you trying to find art-deco tableware options? Go for gold. Do you want something that will look fabulous on a simple wooden table? Gold’s your guy. Simple yet effective, gold is bound to look fantastic in any venue, will impress your guests and will keep your nerves within a respectable level of insane since Whitehouse has so many gold options. Let’s keep that heartbeat below 100bpm.

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Whitehouse Products: Daisy gold plates/ Grace cutlery/ Amy glassware/ Cara tumbler

This final wedding used all of our favourite items, as well as our no.1 setting [a wooden table], to bring out the best of gold. Our beaded charger plates are especially popular among brides due to their malleable nature within any kind of scenario, adding a spark where necessary, but also fading beautifully into the background if they need to.

Credits:

Idea 1: Florals: @yourflowerstory_london – Styling: @memories4uweddings – Cakes: @teesbakeryuk – Planner: @byavecreations – Photography: @tellyourstory.photography – Venue: @theritzlondon

Idea 2: Venue: @eastriddlesdenhallweddings – Styling: @oakleafweddings – Photography: @caitlinandjones – Flowers: @stemsdesign – Cake: @whiterosecakedesign – Stationary: @eyilovestudio – Furniture: @all_things_borrowed – Make-up: @sarahisaacsmakeup – Model: @tasha_safiya – Hair: April Howe

Idea 3: Photography: @emilyoliviaphotography – Flowers: @francesandrose – Silk runners: @cfleursdesign – Venue: @walledgardenatbeestonfields – Light installation: @fabrictheatre – Tables: @beeventhire

Idea 4: Styling: @styletocherish – Table cloths: @just_4_linen – Flowers: @markhoweflowers – Stationery: @quintsofjersey_weddings – Images: @hollysmithweddings

Idea 5: Styling: @midlandsweddings – Flowers: @lilifloralart – Venue: @themaltshovel – Marquee: @westcountrymarquees

5 Stunning Autumnal Wedding Moodboards

From flashy florals to coloured candles, Whitehouse has taken a look at Autumn and said ‘how can these trends, which includes the most cliches of all the seasons, become something unique?’ Our answer: you’ll just have to keep scrolling to find out…

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As the leaves turn their usual shade of brown and the sun glides lower and lower on the horizon, our eyes look towards a warm and comforting tone: Amber. Immediately giving us visions of crackling fires and dramatic sunsets, this colour, along with its sister colour, gold, slides effortlessly into the world of weddings without so much of a ripple, adding an ambiance that other tones try so hard to copy. It is during this season that you can load up your evening with candles, fairy lights and chandeliers, giving you that cosy lighting that makes sense with sun setting earlier and earlier each night. Though gold is by no means a groundbreaking colour to use at weddings, by matching it with other warm tones you can capture the essence of autumn without having to have a complete upheaval of the traditional wedding style.

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Top Whitehouse Crockery products for Amber [from top left working clockwise]:

Tessa gold charger plate

Amy glass

Valentine porcelain

Sienna gold charger plate

Amber goblet

Alicia charger plate

Grace cutlery

Ava amber martini glass

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Wait a second, didn’t we just say the leaves were turning brown…? Well, yes, however green still features heavily in the autumnal pallet, so hear us out. From earthy olives to forest greens, the dark, evergreen season starts now. Of course, this is easy to reflect in your choice of florals, either choosing dramatic hanging displays or simple bunches of foliage, however we think that green can be taken even further. With our range of coloured glassware, you can use green on your table to capture the change from pastel greens to the greens that make you want to put on a chunky jumper and order a spiced latte. If you really are trying to turn away from green, however, then how about just one sprig of eucalyptus on your plate? Go on, we dare you.

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Top Whitehouse Crockery products for Green [from top left working clockwise]:

Harper green glass

Mia emerald charger plate

Eden cutlery

Sofia plate

Jade water glass

Sienna green charger plate

Jemima olive glass

Vintage milk jug

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Red. What feeling does it conjure up when you think of it? Love? Lust? Pure, unadulterated rage? For whichever one you are trying to evoke, red, at its core, is simply the colour that brings that little something extra to a table that might be slightly lacking in emotion. From a bright, in-your-face ruby red, to a more tonal maroon, there is nothing stopping you from adding that pop, especially in a season where the trees themselves are making a fashion statement of their own. From a single glass, to an entire tablecloth, the amount of red you want to include is solely down to the level of drama you wish to include [which, we hope, is high.] We’re especially drawn to rouge tones found in velvet and apples, since they hold a depth of colour that can only be found during this season.

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Top Whitehouse Crockery products for Red [from top left working clockwise]:

Sienna red charger plate

Rosana cutlery

Harper red glass

Saffron charger plate

Penny bowl

Isabella copper charger plate

Ruby goblet

Vintage teacup

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Looking up at the sky and seeing grey can be slightly depressing, but looking down and seeing grey on your table doesn’t have to be. Notorious for its use on tablecloths, there is definitely more to take from grey than meets the eye. Of course, grey’s shinier counterpart, silver, is a classic choice for cutlery, however, here at Whitehouse, we love seeing silver on all sorts of plates and glasses as well. Our beaded charger plate, for instance, is the perfect addition to a wedding, giving it that muted shine that compliments any and every colour scheme. We also love seeing how matte grey makes a comeback in these next few months, replacing pastel pinks and blues as the neutral colour of choice – perfect for candles, napkins, and even cakes!

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Top Whitehouse Crockery products for Grey [from top left working clockwise]:

Alice cutlery

Alex glassware

Savannah silver charger plate

Mila glassware

Jemima slate goblet

Maya stoneware

Lexi glassware

Tessa silver charger plate

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Last, but certainly not least, we have the pinks and purples of the season. We know, we know, you’re thinking ‘pink, isn’t that the most summery colour ever?’ Perhaps, but we believe that the deeper pinks and purples can represent this season just as well, coming from the same family as the other warm colours. From classic roses and tulips, to exotic orchids and passion flowers, pink doesn’t have to just be for Disney princesses. We’ve included purple into the mix as well because, though it can be a harsh colour, the mix of pink and purple together can create some of the most gorgeous tones, giving you those special touches without having to be ostentatious. One of our favourite mix of the colours is in the photo above, layering two different pink napkins underneath our gold crockery: perfection.

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Top Whitehouse Crockery products for Pink/Purple [from top left working clockwise]:

Harper purple glass

Connie pastel pink charger plate

Vintage sugar bowl

Pippa pink tumbler

Sienna purple charger plate

Jemima pink goblet

Violet water glass

Eleanor pastel pink plate

So there we are! Are you ready for autumn, or desperately trying to turn back time by looking at holiday photos? Either way, we’d love to know which colour you’d include in your wedding, or if you’ve already had your wedding and chose some autumnal tones, we want to hear about it!

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