R & L's Romantic Winter Wedding

A crisp January weekend in the Cambridgeshire countryside saw the perfect backdrop for R & L’s wedding. Nestled just minutes away from R’s family home, the couple chose to use a family field for the celebrations, with a large marquee for the drinks reception and wedding breakfast. The ceremony itself was held in a beautiful local church, which we filled with foliage and candles. With the couple living in New Zealand, we worked with them remotely to plan the day and arrange the catering, styling, floristry and prop hire. The couple managed to coincide a trip home with their tasting but the majority of the preparation was conducted over the phone, on Skype, or by email. R wanted their special

Venue Spotlight | Holkham Hall, Part 2

We catch up with Belle Hutton, Event Manager at Holkham Hall to discuss her dream wedding day at the venue and wedding trends for 2021 and beyond. What trends do you think we’re going to see coming through later in 2020 and 2021? Clients are increasingly putting sustainability as a top priority for their events, and 2021 will continue to see a big growth in this. The stats are scary – for example, one wedding day produces the same CO2 emissions as five people will produce in a year. Clients are opting for venues that have a beautiful natural backdrop and don’t necessarily need lavish decorations that end up in landfill. With the aim of a zero-waste wedding, brides might consider using wildfl

Venue Spotlight | Holkham Hall, Part 1

Perhaps boasting one of the most perfect postcodes in the country, the Holkham Estate is a captivating and awe-inspiring venue in Norfolk. We catch up with Event Manager, Belle Hutton, about what makes Holkham so special, her experience planning weddings, and what life is like on this idyllic estate. Can you describe Holkham for us? Holkham sits right upon the north Norfolk coast and is home to the most stunning coastal landscape. But you don't have to just take my word for it, as large parts of the Norfolk coast are designated as an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and the Holkham estate encompasses much of this. As well as being a thriving country estate, Holkham is also the longstandi

A Classic Winter Wedding With a Modern Twist

A few days before Christmas, J & L’s wedding was a beautiful celebration, filled with love, laughter and pampas grass. The day took a modern twist on the classic winter wedding, with J’s design opting for a boho luxe feel. When we initially met with J, she wanted to use a palette of off-white, icy blue and deep navy for the styling of her day. During the planning process we also introduced pampas grass and hints of copper and gold to create a more luxurious look and bohemian feel. For the bouquet design we chose a mixture of off-white and pale blue seasonal florals, including ranunculus and eryngium, which where further complimented with lots of seasonal foliage. For J’s bouquet we also incl

Top Tips To Ensure The Flowers For Your Wedding Are As Sustainable As Possible

At a time where the environmental impact of your special day is on most couples’ minds, what can you do to ensure, without compromising on impact, that your wedding florals are as eco-friendly as possible? Here are some handy tips from our planning and floristry team. One of the best ways to reduce the environmental impact of your wedding flowers is to choose seasonal and locally grown flowers. You should work alongside your florist and use their expertise in what will be in season and available for your wedding date. Try not to get fixated on one type of flower and trust that they will be able to find the best florals for your budget and style. They may also be able to work with local growe

How To Make The Most Out Of Your Prop Hire

With the launch of our new prop shop website, it's now easier than ever to hire out props to help style your wedding. Our team of stylists can help bring your vision to life. They can select pieces for you, make styling suggestions and set it all up on the day. However, if you opt to just hire, here's three simple steps to get the most out of your props: Step 1: Where is it going? If you're styling your ceremony, it doesn't mean props have to stay at the same location. Think about where your guests will be later on. You can use lanterns to accent hallways and entrances or reuse your signing table and chairs for your wedding breakfast. Photo credit: Sarah Brookes Photography Step 2: What is i

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