Thursday, 24 May 2012

Spring Wedding Showcase, Mercure Tunbridge Wells

Classic Events Venue Styling at the Mercure Hotel,  Tunbridge Wells
Classic Events is the recommended provider of venue dressing, draping and lighting for your wedding at the hotel. We offer friendly professional advice on all aspects of wedding design and planning and have a range of venue d├ęcor products, props and accessories for your big day.

We are delighted to once again be joining the Mercure Hotel, Tunbridge Wells for their spring wedding showcase. Come along and see our work, meet lots of interesting suppliers and take a look around this great wedding venue and spa hotel.

Scroll down for images of our recent work at the venue.

The Details:

Sunday 27th May 2012

11:00am - 4:00pm

Mercure Hotel, Tunbridge Wells
Tonbridge Road
Tunbridge Wells
TN2 4QL.

Free Admission & Car Parking

Classic Events stunning backdrop and aisle carpet styled for the hotel's recent photoshoot

Lighting to enhance your venue decoration 

Our desert and sweet table for tasty treats
Ceiling swags, backdrop and mood lighting tailored to your style

Whole room draping for added luxury

Star cloth for added glamour and taffeta sashes provide and elegant finish

The ceremony room dressed with chair covers and taffeta sashes
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Further images of our work at the Mercure Hotel, Tunbridge Wells can be found on our flickr page.

Details of event and wedding packages at the Mercure, Tunbridge Wells can be found on their website

Friday, 13 January 2012

A Christmas Winter Wonderland


Winter Wonderland Christmas Party Marriott Tudor Park Golf & Country Club 
We were delighted in November to be invited by Kent business KEF to style their combined Christmas and 50th anniversary party.

The party was held in the Bearstead suite and adjoining marquee at the Marriott Tudor Park Golf & Country Club, near Maidstone in Kent. 

Snowy the snowman welcomed guests to the Bearstead suite.

A giant ice sculpture provided by Icework of one of KEF's magnificent speakers was the focal point of the celebration and so a winter wonderland theme was the order of the day.

We placed waterproof led lights in the base to bring the light through the sculpture

The ice sculpture was placed beside one of our tall winter wonderland twig trees
and the whole corner was lit by blue up lighters.

Ice sculpture and wintry twig tree
The drinks reception and disco was held in the Bearstead Suite. We draped the walls in white fabric, with a star cloth behind the DJ and placed blue up lighters around the room.

The ceiling was quite low, so we hung some small snowflakes and glittered stars. We framed the entrance to the marquee with a pair of 6 foot tall glittered birch branched made into trees, dressed with lights, snowflakes and icicles. White linen and our fitted chair covers completed the look.

Tall Glittery Birch & Willow Trees

Wall Draping, Star Cloth & Up Lighters

Wall Draping, Up lighters & Chair Covers

The main banquet was held in the adjoining marquee. The marquee already has a fabulous lining so no draping was required, but plenty of blue up lighters ensured the theme was carries through.


Giant snow flakes & stars, glittered and hung from the marquee roof
We dressed the beautiful pitched roof of the marquee with giant glittered snow flakes & stars which created a cosy and intimate feeling.

Our tailored chair covers with silver sparkly sashes completed the white out.

Tailored chair covers with silver sparkle organza sashes

For the centrepieces, we decided to keep the arrangements below the hanging snowflakes and stars low. We used large globe vases (fish bowl vases) and filled them with glittery white and silver baubles "crushed ice" and lots of snowflake lights. They were then set on a LED light base.

Globe Vase Christmas Centrepiece

On the tables around the edges we went tall again with table centrepieces made with the glittery birch branches to compliment the arrangements in the Bearstead Suite. These of course were finished with hanging snowflakes, icicles and blue LED lights we nestled in the mirrored cube vases to light up the displays.

Tall Glittered Branch Table Arrangements

Rudolf & Snowy kept and eye on proceedings.

We are always delighted to hear feedback after our events, but the perfect Christmas present was this glowing testimonial from our client:

I just wanted to thank you all so much for all your hard work at our Christmas Party on Friday 2nd December. We had lots of positive feedback from our guests, everyone absolutely loved the Winter Wonderland you created for us! The Managing Director especially, was impressed with the efficiency and professionalism of your team. You really did go to great lengths to transform the suite into a magical dream and it certainly had the ‘Wow’ factor we had hoped for.

Your commitment to our party was second to none, as was your attention to detail and creativity. We will definitely be recommending Classic Events to friends and other organisations. It was such a pleasure to work with you on this event and we hope to do so again in the future.

Once again, thank you for making our Christmas party an unforgettable one!

Hope you all have a lovely Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

L Allman, Marketing Executive / PA to Managing Director

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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Sneak Peak - Daily Mail Christmas Styling Feature

We were delighted to be invited to contribute to Charlotte Kemp's article in the Daily Mail article "All I Want For Christmas."

Charlotte asked us to come along and transform her farmhouse table into a show stopping festive feast of pretty.

We dressed the table with everything from sumptuous linens and stylish centrepieces to pretty chair dressings and table crackers.

We shall post a full report on our table design along with our own tips on how you can make the most of your Christmas table.

Read the feature in full in today's Femail section of the Daily Mail (Dec 7 2011) or see the article on their website Daily Mail - All I want for Christmas feature .

For further details of our event design and styling services, please see our website Classic Events

Classic Events Christmas Table Dressing

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Autumn 2011 Wedding Fairs & Shows

Wedding fair season is well and truly upon us.

If you have the time pop down and see us at one of the following wedding fairs.

Sunday 9th October 2011
10:30am - 3:30pm
David Salomons Estate
Broomhill Road
Tunbridge Wells

Free Admission


Sunday 23rd October 2011
10:30am - 4:00pm
The Kent Showground
ME14 3JF

Free Admission

Ramada Tunbridge Wells Wedding Fair & Other News

Mercure Tunbridge Wells

The Wedding Showcase at the Ramada Tunbridge Wells was a great success.

We had around 50 couples attend and 18 exhibitors from the Tunbridge Wells area, more details of some of those later!


On 30th September 2011 Jupiter Hotels Ltd aquired 24 hotels from Jarvis Hotels Ltd and will run the hotels under the Mercure hotel brand

Further information can be found at the Jupiter website

Photograph courtersey of  Weddings by Ryan

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Summer Country Inspiration

As the weather heats up and we enjoy all that is wonderful about the British summer, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite summer wedding images that we have worked on over the past year or so.

It's a little bit country, a little bit vintage, but a whole lot of pretty.

Hanging wire hearts dressed with flowers decorate church entrance

Pretty church wedding decoration

Vintage styled suitcase used for table plan

Clusters of sweet peas in glass bottles

The Gazebo at Rowhill Grange dressed for a garden ceremony

The Rose Garden at Eastwell Manor set up for a garden ceremony

Happy Days VW Camper van wedding transport

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Autumn 2011 Wedding Showcase Ramada Tunbridge Wells, Kent

We are delighted to be joining the Ramada Jarvis, Tunbridge Wells for their wedding showcase.
Meet lots of interesting suppliers and take a look around this great wedding venue and spa hotel.

Sunday 25th September 2011
11:00am - 4:00pm
Ramada Jarvis Tunbridge Wells
Tonbridge Road
Tunbridge Wells
TN2 4QL.

Free Admission & Free Car Parking