A Magical Celestial Inspired Winter Wedding

Nestled between Christmas and the New Year, B & D's wedding at The Granary Estates was a magical winter celebration. The barn was filled with fresh foliage and fairy lights and the couple opted for a celestial twist on the classic winter theme. When we first met with B & D they had a number of beautiful ideas for the day and wanted some help bringing them to life. They wanted the day to be romantic and wintery but without it screaming of Christmas. They loved candles, and fairy lights and wanted the barn to be filled with foliage. That's where we stepped in, we worked with them to help pull together their ideas and bring their own unique vision to life. The result was an incredible celebrati

How To Include The Colour Of The Moment, Blue, In Your Wedding Day

Blues have been everywhere over the past six months, especially in interiors, and it is a colour which is certainly here to stay. With Pantone's colour of the year for 2020 - a dark moody navy - and a popular wedding tradition to include something blue in your day, how can you include this must have colour in your wedding? It might seem like a bold choice at first but there are plenty of simple ways to include this beautiful colour in your wedding. Using a dark blue throughout your tablescapes is certainly one way to make sure that they will stand out for all the right reasons. A dark napkin or hues of blue in your stationary, as seen in the menu below from the Luxe Paper Company, helps to g

7 ways to get the most out of your Open-Air Photo booth with Waterfall Photo Booth Co.

Lets face it, who doesn’t enjoy letting their hair down and capturing some photos with friends after a long week.! Open-Air Photo booths are an incredible form of modern entertainment. They capture the interest of every guest walking by, and get the excitement and good energy flowing at weddings. There aren’t many guests that won’t have a go on them too, as they really do entertain all age groups (a great distraction for the little ones). Image: Waterfall Photo Booth Co. So firstly, lets just wrap this up. What is an Open-Air Photo booth? These booths are simply ones that are not enclosed, actually there is no booth involved. These retro forms of entertainment are fab because they are usuall

Do I Need An On The Day Coordinator For My Wedding?

Alongside catering, styling and floristry, one of our most popular services is planning and co-ordination. As a team of planners we love working with our clients from the moment they get in touch, so as to ensure that their special days run smoothly and that no detail is forgotten. But do you need an on the day coordinator for your wedding, and what do they actually do? A lot of wedding venues will often come with an event manager or coordinator, who will help you plan the basics of your day. They will also likely support you by creating an order of the day before the event, and be there on the day, in order to coordinate all your suppliers and make sure the day runs to time. In the months a

Personalised Catering: How Does Your Menu Reflect You?

Food is a huge part of people’s lives. At a wedding, it’s unlikely that all guests will know one another. But food gets us talking. It’s a springboard for conversation in unfamiliar situations. So once the food comes out the door guests then have something in common to talk about. But what do you want your guests to be saying? "Her dress was beautiful. That band were amazing. The was food was... Lamb." Will & Kate rocked it for their wedding back in 2011 by using the finest British ingredients that reflected their classic style. But if you don’t fancy dishing out a royal wedding for your guests, why not change things up? Take a look at this summery take we did of a shoulder of lamb by

What Furniture Should I Have At My Wedding?

Having a lounge area is the perfect touch to bring your venue together and fill in those blank spaces. As Megan explains in our previous blog ‘Why Choose A Lounge Area For Your Wedding’ you might decide for several reasons; somewhere to sit by the bar, a relaxing space for older family members or a quiet spot for shyer guests to retreat to. The next step is choosing what to have. Here’s the top 5 things you should consider when selecting furniture for your lounge area: Who is it for? Take into consideration who will use the lounge area the most. Elderly guests won’t want to struggle in and out of low-level seating but couples can’t always cosy up in an armchair. How many seats do I need?

On the day stationery styling tips and tricks with Clare Gray Designs

Hi everyone, I’m Clare owner and designer at Clare Gray Designs, one of Hall & Co’s recommended stationery suppliers. I design and make pretty paper for weddings and events, as well as running a sister business, Clare Gray Makes selling cards, paper and home decor. I am a lover of texture, if you’ve lost me I can be found in the nearest stationery store, stroking all the pretty paper samples. Image by Alice the Camera I went full time with my business in January 2019 and am loving the flexibility of running my own business, both working from home, and being able to make whatever I feel like making, cards, prints, macrame, stationery. My furry office cat Steve keeps me company while I’m at ho

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