We had a lovely couple of days, but more than that I came back totally inspired!
Tomorrow I'm going to share with you the gorgeous Boutique Hotel we stayed in which I found out also does weddings!
But for starters I'm desperate to design a range based on the beautiful ceiling in the Chapter House in York Minster below. I love the intricacy and slightly Russian peasant feel to the design. I'm imagining a stationery design with a real arts and crafts feel to it and some embroidery style font & Russian doll motifs ....
I was also incredibly inspired by the vintage ice cream van I came across outside the Yorkshire Castle museum. Not only did it sell amazing ice cream it had that real retro vintage styling I adore. I can just imagine this turning up at a festival style wedding .. perhaps with a candy floss cart as well! You can find lots of vintage style ice cream vans and carts online.
I also love the idea of a fairground style wedding .... and may well do a stationery design based on this in the future ... so was delighted that right next to that gorgeous ice cream van was a beautiful old fashioned carousel! Base your wedding styling on the font and colours ... or just have one at your wedding!
And finally .... I can't really talk about my trip to York without at least giving a small mention to my favourite place in the world ... Bettys Tea Rooms! I of course had to have Afternoon Tea there whilst we were in York. I adore the gorgeous silver cake stands and the pretty finger sandwiches and little pastries! You can easily replicate this idea for your wedding and serve afternoon tea rather than having a full Wedding Breakfast.
Remember to check back tomorrow for all the photos and wedding ideas from the hotel we stayed in in York!