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Hampshire Slate real bride Hannah

23/05/2017

Today we are featuring our beautiful bride Hannah who had our slate mini heart wedding favour and place settings at her Highcliffe Castle and Sopley Mill wedding. Hannah wore a stunning Suzanne Neville dress, Novello and her photos are by Andy Rapkins.
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Chic Lilac And Slate Grey Wedding Theme Inspiration

05/05/2017

Soft lilac paired with slate grey is a colour combination made in heaven. It’s such a chic wedding theme that is also beautifully feminine. A lilac and grey wedding theme works work wonderfully together and suits any season. Let’s get inspired…
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Tips to Create the Perfect Cheese Wedding Cake

13/04/2017

Recently we were asked to make our popular mini hearts for a wedding cheese cake, so guests knew what the flavours were and it made us think what a fab idea it is to have a cheese cake for your wedding cake. This blog offers advice on how to create a delicious picture-perfect cheese wedding cake that looks as good as it tastes. Adorned in grapes and figs or berries and flowers, cheese wheels make a quirky alternative to your wedding cake.
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Dos and Dont's of seating plans

08/04/2017

We are sharing with you our top dos and dont's of wedding seating planning and also our favourite table plan ideas with slate! If you would like a slate wedding table plan, please get in contact, we'd love to hear your ideas - its amazing, how many creative ways you can create a table plan with slate.
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Steps to Successful Wedding Bar Planning

04/04/2017

For anyone planning a DIY wedding in a blank canvas venue, there is one question that can leave all brides and grooms stumped: How much booze to buy? The numbers are actually pretty important. Don’t buy enough and your guests will go thirsty. Buy too much and you may feel like you spent a portion of your precious budget on the wrong thing whilst drinking leftover tonic water for the rest of your life. So how do you get it right? Our blog post explains all...
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Hen weekend ideas

22/02/2017

Increasingly, brides-to-be are staying away from the typical rowdy hen night in favour of something that they’ll be happy to share the pictures of with their families. A night out on the tiles is being replaced with something more civilised and something to really remember. If you’ve been given the task of organising the hen party to beat all hen parties, stick with us and read on for the most stylish and easy ways to do it. You can thank us later.
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Tips for Writing Your Wedding Invitations

26/01/2017

Congratulations! You’ve been working hard with all your planning and now it’s time to write your wedding invitation cards! Sending out the details of your big day is very exciting, but it’s also new grounds, which can make it difficult to know exactly what to do. You might be asking yourself: what wedding stationary do I use? How much information do we provide in the invitation?
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What to consider when looking for your dream wedding venue

23/01/2017

Choosing your wedding venue will undoubtedly be one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as an engaged couple, so it’s good to start considering your options right away. If you’re not sure where to hold your wedding, we’ve got some top tips to help you decide.
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Recipe for the Perfect Place Setting

15/01/2017

Planning an event? Whether a wedding, gala, shower or fundraiser, if the occasion features a meal, the event requires place settings.
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Engaged? What to do next

29/12/2016

Did your other half pop the question over the festive period? If so a huge Congrats and look no further than what to do next with our top tips!
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Hampshire Slate real bride Sam

26/11/2016

Our beautiful Pronovias bride Sam whose wedding was on the 1st November 2015 at Sopley Mill with Jonathan Vincent taking the beautiful photos.
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Wedding Table Plan Inspiration and Advice

17/11/2016

Wedding table plans can be tricky - we have lots of beautiful table plans to inspire you and advice on how to make yours stress-free
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Wedding Table Name Ideas

23/09/2016

A personal way to add some personality to the wedding is through Table Names & Themes, which are coming back into fashion again. Gone are the days of 'Table One' and 'Table Two', it's all about bringing your personality into as many elements as possible and table names gives you the perfect opportunity.
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TOP TIPS FOR PLANNING YOUR WEDDING DAY SCHEDULE

04/09/2016

There’s going to be a lot happening on the day you get married. Of course, the most important thing is to make sure that you enjoy every minute and don’t get too stressed out if things don’t go exactly to plan. We’ve outlined the importance of timings for a wedding and a typical timing plan, so you know exactly what you should be doing and when. Don’t feel you have to stick to it, though, everybody’s day is different but feel free to use it as a guide.
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Top wedding budget tips

25/08/2016

Your wedding day should, of course, be full of special things. Delicious food, dancing, and finishing touches that delight friends and family should all feature on the big day. No matter what your budget, your day can contain everything you want it to. Here are top budget wedding tips for saving a few pennies.
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Why do we give wedding favours?

11/08/2016

Wedding favours have become an automatic feature on the to-do lists of couples about to wed, but the prospect of sourcing a small something for each and every guest can be daunting. This tradition, materialistic as it may first appear, is nonetheless steeped in ritual and history and has remained a prized opportunity to thank guests for centuries. Dip into the history of wedding favours, and it is hard to remain untouched by their symbolism.
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Awesome Signs You’ll Want At Your Wedding

03/08/2016

One of our best selling products here at Hampshire Slate are our wedding chalkboards. Perfect for letting your guests know important stuff about your wedding like timing plan, where the drinks are, which side to sit on etc! Over the years brides have shared with us some ideas and pics from their weddings of their signs which we thought we should share with you today!
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WEDDING PLANNING: THE BASICS

28/07/2016

So you got engaged? Congratulations! Now that your engagement ring has been fawned over and you’ve toasted many a champagne flute to your happy news, it’s time to get down to the serious business of planning your wedding.
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Hampshire Slate real bride Nikki

21/07/2016

NICOLA ANNE, Rivervale Barn, slate table plan and chalboards
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