ENTER NOW TO WIN all the prizes the brides in our audience took home. Heidi Allen
assembled a stunning wedding scene inspired by Lady Diana. This look is perfect for the girly-girl and reminds us of fairytale endings with Prince Charming. Just like Lady Diana on her wedding day this look is soft, pretty, and dreamy.
The colours you choose for your wedding day set the style and tone for your entire event. The main colour here is pink. Pink radiates romance, softness and beauty. The accent colour is neutral grey in multiple shades - silver, platinum and slate. Mixing the feminine pink with masculine grey creates a versatile palette that will please both the bride and groom.Table Linens
A delicate lace overlay is on top of a neutral slate tablecloth. Instead of draping the overlay down the sides of the table, it's fastened to the edges of the table. To create a clean edge around the table the fastened lace overlay is covered with a beautiful rosette border in platinum. This border can also be used to decorate your cake table and layered downwards for a more dramatic effect.
The platinum napkins have a shimmery silver touch on the edges and have been folded to look like lily pads. The lily pad fold is labour intensive but so pretty! In the centre of the napkin you can place a soft pink hydrangea. Hydrangeas need lots of water and if you plan to recreate this look you will want to fill a small votive candle holder with water. Nestle the votive into the middle of the napkin and place the hydrangea stem into it. Guests will have to lift the holder and flower off their napkin and put it on the table before they eat dinner.Centrepieces
For any bride and groom, choosing the right arrangement of flowers is a fundamentally important part of the wedding planning. Floral centrepieces reflect the bride's sense of style as well as invoking a sense of grace and elegance to the event. For this fairytale theme, lots of different shades of pink have been incorporated into the floral arrangements. The vases are a combination of silver, crystal and glass. The shape of the vases should be feminine and soft.
If your budget permits, create one large floral centrepiece for each table and display it on a two-foot stand. When everyone is seated at the table the floral arrangement should not interfere with anyone's line of site. Surround the base of the tall centerpiece with more pink flowers held in short, pretty vases. The vases you choose should add some shimmer and sparkle to the table. A vintage look to the vases will add some whimsy to the table.Special Touches
By adding embellishments to the table you can transport guests into a magical mood with royalty in mind. In this case, the place cards are cutouts of a princess carriage. The stemware is rimmed with platinum and mirrors the feminine shape of the vases on the table. Lucite Tiffany chairs with platinum seats look like glistening glass slippers. Charger plates are in platinum and ground each place setting. Vintage crystal brooches are added to each place setting and add to the overall sparkle of the table.Cake
A princess wedding theme cake should be elaborate and elegant with edible pearls, lace-pressed fondant, elegant hand piping and delicate crystallized sugar flowers. Ideally, your cake should match the colour scheme or your wedding tables. In this case we put a large mirror onto a covered bistro table. The cake was placed in the centre of the mirror and pink rose petals were strewn around the base.Heidi Allen has worked in the wedding planning industry for over seventeen years. With one successful career behind her as an award winning wedding photographer, Heidi decided to create a corporation known as "Weddings Heidi Style Inc." which includes two divisions; a Bridal Salon and a Wedding Planning division. Heidi's passion for creating distinctive events with style and quality quickly became her professional trademark as a Canadian wedding expert.
In 2006 Heidi became one of the wedding planners on the hit TV show Rich Bride Poor Bride and recently filmed the new spin off show Rich Groom Poor Groom.
Heidi worked with the following vendors to create this fairytale Princess Diana inspired vignette.
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