I'm Wedding Blogging!

So... wedding blogging has taken a back seat for the last 6 months! I've had a complete overhaul of my wedding business and decided to really focus in on Wedding Day Coordination. I've been trying to work out what kind of blog content you might appreciate to run along side this - so if you have any suggestions than please fire away!

I've found over the last couple of years (particularly post-pandemic) that loads of couples are ditching Wedding Planners and planning their own full on DIY wedding; with lots of fabulous from-scratch celebrations on farms, in fields and gardens, in barns and marquees. Planning & coordinating these kinds of weddings can be tricky business - particularly if you've never planned a large scale event before. But with years of experience in management and care, I know I have the skillset to make your hard work really pay off...

Don't worry if you're not sure whether you have all of your wedding planning ducks in a row; plan everything you think you'll need, and once you've booked with me I'll run through the whole day with you from start to finish. I'll help you to fill in the bits you might have missed, and on your day I'll quietly and reliably coordinate everything from start to finish.

Hopefully I'll be able to start blogging a little more through the rest of the summer. But in the meantime, feel free to get in touch with any questions or queries!

Updated: Jul 30

It's like Christmas has arrived early...

Our rustic styled wedding shoot that I planned and brought together in September has been featured on Brides Up North!

I wanted to bring the warm, abundant feel of the early autumn season together with lots of fruits on the table, big red roses, and gold accents – romantic and timeless against the wood and stone of The Barn at Yew Tree Farm (a beautiful, newly renovated working farm wedding venue in Liverpool).

The wooden furniture that Wirral Table and Chair Hire have in their collection is beautiful, and I chose burgundy seat cushions to carry the warm, deep red colours through into the furniture. They also have 5ft LOVE letters, something a little softer than the white signs that might suit a different venue. We also repurposed stackable wooden cable reel stools as a cake table.

Wachadoin Events set a gorgeous rustic backdrop up in the outside area of the barn. They had recently created decorated hoops out of a repurposed tree trunk, which looked amazing dressed with roses, and gold terrarium candles. We carried this theme through to the table setting, with driftwood down the centre decorated using gold terrarium candles, and so much fruit provided and prepared by Cheeky Chilli Events.

Lisa’s natural curly hair paired with Tracey’s floral crowns were the perfect match for our relaxed and rustic autumn style, and so we didn’t style Lisa’s hair at all for our shoot. I did want her to have a day through to night time look however, and so Carol at Bridal Reloved Liverpool brought along romantic floral and lace dresses for the beginning of the day, which Laura from Kilfoyle Makeup matched with toned down makeup and a pink flower crown from Rusty Rose.

As we moved through the day and into the evening, Laura added darker lipstick and makeup to Lisa, and we switched to a more fitted off the shoulder dress and red roses.

Check out the gallery here! Or have a look at the full story over on Brides Up North...

Updated: Jul 30

I love winter weddings! They're the perfect time to cosy up and get creative with ways to keep you & your guests warm. Here are some ideas to get you started...

Forget the candy cart - how about a hot chocolate station!?!

We've seen so many different candy carts over the past few years, but winter is the perfect time to do things a little bit differently! How about a hot chocolate station to keep your guests warm through your evening reception?

If you're having a micro-wedding or a garden wedding, you can set up a slow cooker to keep your hot chocolate warm. Add your favourites (marshmallows, whipped cream and Baileys are must haves), and let your guests build their own!

If you're having a big wedding, ask your caterer or wedding planner if it's something they can arrange for you. Your guests will love you for it!

Handy wedding favours

Yep, I'm talking about gloves! If you're having a micro-wedding, you could have a custom embroidered pair for each guest as a wedding favour with their name or initials on them.

If you have quite a lot of guests you could look at more affordable options but tie them neatly to match your decor. Add a little label to double them up as place cards too.

These are also great if you plan to have a sparkler send off at the end of your wedding meal - gloves are a must!

Get your Apres Ski on!!!

If you hit the slopes in the winter, why not bring the magic back into your wedding day? You can set up rustic wooden bars, hire upturned barrels for tables, and buckets of ice for your drinks. I've even seen these little ski boutonnieres (via Becky Young).

Match your stationery and table names, and it'll be almost like you're getting married up a mountain in France (which you can also totally do if you want to).

I love this idea because it brings all of the warm and relaxed vibes that your rustic winter wedding really needs.

Christmas wreath or blanket chair decorations

Why not switch the traditional chair sashes and covers for stunning Christmas wreaths or woolly blankets?

They're a little bit different, and if you can get one for every guest's chair they'll add a real festive flair to your wedding day.

You don't have to go for traditional red and green Christmas wreaths (although these ones photographed by Amanda Donaho are just beautiful). You can match the colours to your wedding theme, there are so many talented people making Christmas wreaths in our local area.

The same goes for blankets - they'll look nice and cosy in your wedding colours, and your guests will love them. They could even double up as wedding favours for your guests, and they'll really appreciate it when they're bundled up outside in the chilly winter air.

Both of these look particularly amazing at rustic weddings, and are perfect for barn set ups too!

Christmas dinner wedding breakfast!

Surely, everyone loves a good roast dinner?!?!

On a cold winter's day, there's nothing better than tucking into turkey or a nut roast (I'm a veggie so that would be my choice) with all the trimmings.

It's super easy to cater for all of your guests, and it will give real winter vibes to each and every one. You could do 'help yourself' sharing platters on each table, or even turn it into a full on buffet. Whatever you decide, you'll have a really homely wedding meal with relaxed and rustic vibes.

I love winter weddings

There are lots of reasons to plan your wedding for the wintertime. It tends to come out a little cheaper than a summer celebration, and it gives you and your guests even more to look forward to alongside the usual winter festivals.

Winter weddings glow with warm and cosy vibes. You're less likely to lose your guests outside as they'll be wanting to keep warm on the dance floor, and you can really take advantage of the festive atmosphere.

So if you've been toying with the idea of getting married in the winter, go for it! You won'e be disappointed!