What is your most memorable wedding?
Our most memorable wedding was at Hazel Gap Barn where we styled the most beautiful wedding. It was a real pleasure working with this couple from start to finish and we get wonderful comments from our photos regularly.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
BEAUTIFUL RUSTIC ELEGANT CHIC DETAILED
What about your business are you most proud of?
Our reputation and our wedding industry award for Winner of the West Midlands Venue Stylist category in The Wedding Industry Awards
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Book your suppliers as early as you can.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
One of my couples who got engaged in Italy and had tables named after the places they visited on that trip and other touches such as an Italian dessert table. I loved this because it brought a personal touch and part of their love story into their wedding in a tasteful and beautiful way.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I will discuss their guest numbers, colour theme, theme, and look at the space I will be styling at their venue and discuss their budget for styling and any special touches we can incorporate. From there I will put together a design and quotation and once agreed I send over a detailed proposal. Once that is signed and their deposit is paid a confirmation and receipt is sent to them. 6-12 months before their wedding I will meet with them at their venue and walk through their decor and provide a practice of a guest table for them to make sure they are totally happy. 6 months before, 50% less their deposit is due and a month before once any guest number changes and tweaks are made their balance is due.
What is the best themed wedding you have worked at?
A 1920's wedding theme
What are the decorative trends with brides currently?
Trends with my couples at the moment are rustic chic at Barn and marquee weddings and elegant with a touch of romance at Country Houses.
Colours that are popular are blush and mauve, sage and olive, taupe and dusty blue.
What is your signature finishing touch?
Making sure all charger plates, napkins, chairs and drapes, candles are all in line and perfect.
What decoration do you think every wedding needs?
Floor length table cloths with a beautiful table scape.
A beautiful backdrop to frame you as you exchange your vows
A stunning backdrop to frame you as you eat your first meal as a married couple. Beautiful on your 'speech' photos
A pretty styled space for your cake and 'cutting of the cake' photos.
A gorgeous backdrop for your first dance.