Dream teams: cool new Dundee venue The Weaving Shed styled by Fifty Six Events

Prop hire company Fifty Six Events has decorated this Scottish industrial wedding venue in a mid-century style. How cool is the pink and mustard colour scheme against the exposed beams and brick walls?


When Elaine Whyte’s own wedding at new Dundee venue, The Weaving Shed, was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, she didn’t just rearrange her own date: she decided to arrange a photo shoot with local suppliers and rebrand her company.

Elaine runs wedding styling and prop hire specialist Fifty Six Events (formerly known as Just Vintage Hire) and was itching to work with the exposed brick, industrial backdrop despite not being able to use it for her own big day.

“I rebranded in tribute to my home city of Dundee, whose co-ordinates are 56 degrees north, and to reflect that I was no longer doing just vintage hire. I was, in fact, styling a lot of weddings instead of solely renting props,” she explains.

“The shoot came about after the venue’s owner told me that all his other bookings for the year had been postponed. I wanted to do something which would show the setting off and allow me a chance to be creative again with fellow local wedding suppliers.

“We combined the colour mustard with contrasting light pink – a combination that works really well with the mid-century-meets-boho look we created. It was such a fun day and everyone involved really enjoyed the opportunity to design and create again,” concludes Elaine.

Photography Joanne Clenaghan Photography
Concept, styling and props Fifty Six Events
Venue The Weaving Shed, Dundee
Stationery Fold
Rings Scarlett Erskine Jewellery
Cake Julie Scrumptious Cake Design
Floristry Michelle Morton at Cordon Farm Flowers
Flower supplier Tomnah’a Market Garden