Colin's Wedding Thrones
Recently we received a call from a groom-to-be looking for a pair of wedding thrones for the top table. So Colin set to work and created these gorgeous matching his and hers elm seats.
The timber was locally sourced. The elm, killed by a fungus spread by the elm bark beetle, blew down during a storm. Colin collected the tree, milled it into slabs and air-dried it naturally over 1-2 years.
Elm trees can be easily identified by their burls, knobbly growths where the grain has developed in a deformed manner. It is these burls, with their kaleidoscopic grain patterns, which makes elm such a beautiful wood to work with.
Peter Kelly, aka Franc - wedding planner extraordinaire, says that rustic weddings are "bang on trend
" - straw bales, whiskey barrels and natural edge wood. So if you would like to bring a bit of Shrek or Hobbiton to your nuptials, get in touch
. We love working with clients to create the perfect design.