Just why are they so popular? In the last few years Barn weddings have overtaken every other type of venue but what makes them so special and can you only have a certain type of vibe in a barn?
Shustoke Barn ~ Italian Wedding
The concept is easy, there are millions of images, anything you can imagine or wish for is on Pinterest and so therefore putting your wedding scheme together is easy right?
Well another year bites the dust and Its really not until you properly look back that you realise exactly what you have achieved, I urged you all in an Instagram post a few weeks ago to write down your successes, yes we have to look at what didn’t work too but I promise you even the smallest victories will make you feel good. I hope you enjoy catching up with my year and again thank you so much for all of your support this year, it means the world.
I am not a huge fan of putting up the Christmas decs too early but as you know I like to make an entrance! So working with Dobbies Garden Centres was an excellent excuse to make the front door lovely and festive.
I wrote this piece last November for A Life Loved blog. Its all still true and I thought some of you might like to have a read about how The Vintage House That Could came about.
But What About Your Pension?
Some of the very first words uttered to me by several people including my parents when I broke the news that I would be leaving my career of 17 years to go it alone.
In a world where it feels like everyone is trying to reduce their belongings and live a minimal life I am here to tell you that I think more is definitely more!
This is one subject that I get asked a lot about when I meet my couples so I thought I would throw some ideas at you. The options are limitless, your budget is not always! I always encourage my couples to think carefully about their favours, not everyone has them but if you want to offer your guests a gift then it needs to be something that they will want and not discard on the table at the end of the night. Even better if it is something that can be taken home and serves as a lovely memory of your special day.
I am pretty sure if you told people you were having your wedding in a garden centre most people would think you were a bit strange and smile politely! But what if you were having it at Petersham Nurseries?
When I started the business I never even contemplated the quantity of stock and props that I would acquire or indeed where said items would live!!
One of the best parts of being a wedding stylist is searching for new and unique pieces but more often than not you don’t just need one of these pieces you need a set of ten or twelve and this soon starts to mount up. So imagine what happens when things start to take over, imagine the constant battle with sorting and rearranging after each event whilst also trying to live in the same space….
Well, it’s been a long time coming but I think we can all see spring on the horizon so when Dobbies garden centre asked me to style with their #springblooms I was extremely excited to get some colour in the garden.