Ibiza weddings: Velvet Circus Ibiza – Designing dreams
Danielle Hodgson-Lindley is a natural born creative when it comes to wedding and event styling. Where some people see an empty field, she sees an open-air aisle surrounded by rustic wooden benches with an archway made from fresh flowers. Where others see a circle of trees, she sees a chill out area complete with elegant sofas, candelabras and signage. And she certainly doesn’t let a lack of venue lighting get in the way of beautifully illuminating a space, with thousands upon thousands of fairy lights, hanging lanterns, candles and tea lights at her fingertips.
Her unlimited imagination for designing dream weddings led to the creation of Velvet Circus Ibiza, the island’s leading luxury event styling and décor hire company in 2013. As demand for Danielle’s creative styling service grew, so too did the demand for beautiful decoration rentals and today Velvet Circus Ibiza offers clients a huge variety of options when it comes to beautifying their events – with something to suit all sizes, styles and budgets, perfect for couples, wedding planners, concierge agencies and villa rental agencies alike.
Every wedding season brings with it a new set of trends and Danielle is constantly immersed in her research, with her finger on the pulse of what’s new and in demand for her clients. 2018 sees succulents, natural organic fibres and muslins take centre stage, embracing the beauty and colour palettes found within nature however Danielle notes that wedding styling is not always about following fashion. Classic looks are classic for a reason – be it bohemian, romantic, high glamour, vintage chic or minimal – and if a couple feel drawn towards a lesser-known unique look, she will embrace the opportunity to make that look come to life for their big day.
With the arrival of the new year comes a plethora of new stock, furniture, decor and equipment to the Velvet Circus Ibiza warehouse – which could be compared to the Rabbit Hole of Ibiza wedding style. Fresh for 2018 is an array of contemporary furniture including beautiful blush pink sofas and cream velvet armchairs that are ideal for an upscale wedding or event, plus bar trolleys that bring focus to otherwise unused corners an nooks. New crockery, glassware and cutlery provide the basis for a beautiful tablescape, with additional centrepieces, flowers, candles, runners and more to upgrade it to stunning status.
Hanging canopies are a specialty of Velvet Circus Ibiza – the perfect way to bring life and light to your table settings while still allowing plenty of space for food and drink below. Think fresh florals intertwined with rustic branches and fairy lights, fabrics and ribbons, plus chandeliers, old fashioned fixed filament bulbs, bohemian hanging lanterns and disco balls – whatever the style of your event, Danielle and her team of stylists can create the perfect ambience with lighting.
For clients looking for the whole styling package, Danielle and her team thrive on the experience of interpreting your wedding dreams. After in-depth meetings, phone calls or Skype chats to determine the style you’re seeking, she gets to work creating incredible bespoke mood boards that are so detailed and on-spec, you’ll feel as if you’ve virtually walked into your own wedding. From here, details can be tailored further before a full style proposal is presented including all design and décor elements needed to bring the look to life. On the wedding day, Danielle and her team are personally on-hand to ensure no detail is overlooked and everything runs smoothly.
Meanwhile, if it is simply décor and equipment rental you seek from Velvet Circus Ibiza, no order is too big or too small. From extra sets of cutlery and crockery for families staying in villas, to pick-and-mix selections of décor, cushions, throws and more for those creative brides or event planners who prefer to DIY their wedding day styling, and furniture for venues looking to transform their look for a one-off event, delivery and collection options are available and if you don’t see what you’re looking for within the collection? Be sure to enquire – Danielle can also source or commission your dream creations.
Photography by Oliver Fly (for Ibiza Wedding), Gypsy Westwood (for Ibiza Wedding) and Ben Wheeler.