Our latest blog in the Real Wedding Stories series is a beautiful modern love story, with a super-sweet proposal. This geometric wedding in Manchester illustrates exactly how to have a fun and relaxed day that simply oozes style.
Jane and Stuart
Jane and Stuart met online and quickly found out they had lots in common. They worked in the same industry, both had older children from previous relationships and they even had mutual friends. For their first meet-up, they went for coffee followed by a walk around Tatton Park. Five years later to the day, it was there that Stuart decided to ask Jane to marry him. He certainly didn’t skimp on the romance.
They’d booked tickets to see Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at the outdoor cinema. Stuart organised a picnic with champagne and they settled down in their camping chairs to enjoy the film. At the point in the story when Charlie finds a golden ticket, Stuart casually leant over to offer Jane some sweets. Inside the bag, she found her very own piece of treasure:
I put my hand inside the bag to find a golden ticket saying “will you marry me?” and a box with the most beautiful emerald cut ring. Have to say I was pretty blown away and he’s dined out on this for a long time!
A Geometric Wedding Theme
Jane already knew she loved geometric patterns and early on in their planning she found some table centrepieces that were perfect for the day. These shapes became the basis of their wedding theme, with gold, white and navy as featured colours. They bought a variety of candle and tea light holders and their florist used these to create some beautiful arrangements.
King Street Townhouse offered the perfect setting for this trendy theme and even had some relevant accessories they could use on the day. The contemporary space allowed them to have their geometric wedding ceremony and reception in the same location.
We had the most amazing registrar who made everyone feel at ease and set the tone of laughter for the rest of the day
Although they had 100 guests, Jane says the day felt intimate and almost like a small family wedding. Friends stood at the back of the room during the service, creating a casual and relaxed atmosphere. They then carried this mood through to the reception by having the speeches during drinks on the terrace, rather than after the meal.
I would highly recommend this to anyone who’s looking for a more informal wedding and wants to get the nerves out the way. We stood out in the sunshine and the speeches ended up being very interactive and fun.
Jane and Stuart also spent a lot of time on Spotify making a party playlist for their wedding breakfast. It was more than just background music – everyone was immediately up and dancing and didn’t stop until the last song at 1am.
My dream was to have people up dancing during the wedding breakfast and thanks to our wonderful friends we certainly were. Everyone just wanted to have fun.
Jane and Stuart’s Geometric Wedding Stationery
Knowing they wanted something with a foil finish, Jane and Stuart chose our Geometric Collection. This meant their wedding stationery could tie the geometric wedding theme together from start to finish.
First, their guests received an envelope through the post with an intriguing gold geometric sticker. The wedding invitation inside was printed in gold foil on white card, and had a relaxed wording style that reflected the intended tone of the day.
We wanted the invitations to be very clean and simple and we immediately fell in love with the geometric pattern from The Foil Invite Company – Jane
On the day, Willy Wonka became a fun feature in reference to their engagement story. They chose a geometric table plan with settings named after the wonderful characters from the film, such as Oompa Loompas and Augustas Gloop (these gave us so much joy to print in the Foil Invite Company studio). The table also had cards highlighting the hashtag #stuartandjane, which is a fantastic idea for capturing social media comments and photographs of the day.
Finally, they gave geometric thank you cards to all their friends and family.
About The Geometric Collection
Geometric wedding stationery is on trend and we can understand why. Our simple design gave Jane and Stuart’s invitations a chic and contemporary look that we think really complements their style.
Clean lines coupled with the bold metallic colours that often feature in geometric designs have endless potential for wedding décor. Jane and Stuart easily found a wonderful selection of unique items and combined them with matching foiled wedding stationery to complete their geometric table centrepieces. You could also consider adding place cards and menus to the table settings, and wedding favours look great adorned with a sticker.
Gold is a popular colour for geometric stationery, but copper, rose gold and silver are equally effective colours. It’s a fantastic choice for a modern couple, seeking to get away from a traditional wedding style.
We wanted the invitations to be very clean and simple. We immediately fell in love with the geometric pattern from Foil Invite and it worked perfectly on the day.
Feeling inspired for your geometric wedding? Take a browse through our Geometric Collection and order online today.
Alternatively, we also offer a free face-to-face consultation in our Chester studio where we’ll be happy to talk through your ideas.
Special thanks go to:
Jane and Stuart for taking the time to share details of their beautiful day with us.
Wedding photography – Leah Lombardi
Flowers – Charlotte Daffern-Smith (a friend who isn’t a florist but runs Neptune interiors in Wilmslow)
Wedding dress – Emma Beaumont Atelier
Groom’s suit – Reiss
Bridesmaids dresses – Iris & Ink
Hair and makeup – Kristina Roberts
Ceremony and reception venue – King Street Townhouse
DJ – Northern Groove