About

With Whimsical Wonderland Weddings what you see is what you get and it doesn’t fit into any box. If you love a little bit of everything in life you have come to the right place, as Whimsical Wonderland Weddings aims to bring eclectic wedding inspiration to you in a bubble of wedding related yumminess, hand delivered by Lou. Whimsical Wonderland Weddings aims to promote incredible photography alongside unique and stylish content to produce gorgeous eye catching features. But that’s not all; Whimsical Wonderland Weddings is all about the couples behind the images too, with couples getting the chance to tell their love story.

Whimsical Wonderland Weddings was founded by Louise Baltruschat Hollis in April 2010, whilst planning her own wedding day. From personal musings and a place bookmark her wedding finds, it grew into a resource followed by couples. When devastatingly Lou and her fiancé decided to cancel their wedding 6 weeks before hand (due to health problems), she could not bear to say goodbye to Whimsical Wonderland Weddings and the community she had established. So she continued in her quest to assist and inspire other couples and to promote the amazing UK wedding industry.

 

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Images by Alexa Loy Photography

 

Press Features

 

Wedding Ideas Magazine, Coast Bridal Magazine, The Times Online, BBC News Online, Martha Stewart Weddings Online, Wedding Magazine, Perfect Wedding, The Asian Age, F2 Freelance Photographer Magazine, Metro, Laura Ashley Blog, Belle Bridal Magazine, Argos, Elle Decor, Rock n Roll Bride Magazine, Derbyshire Life.

 

Awards & Recognition

 

2 0 1 1 | Bride Tide Top 100 Wedding Blog, Top 5 Wedding Website by Zankyou International Wedding Awards, Top 50 Cutest Wedding Blogs marriageblog.org, Shortlisted in the Cosmopolitan UK Blog Awards

2 0 1 2 | 7th in the top 100 Wedding  Blogs in the UK by Easy Wedding Search, Bridetide Top 100 Wedding Blog, Shortlisted for a Perfect Wedding Magazine wedding blog award

2 0 1 3 | Bride Tide Top 100 Wedding Blog, Highly Commended in Best Real-Life Wedding Blog at the Wedding Magazine awards, Channel 4’s Top 10 Wedding Blogs

2 0 1 4 | Top 25 Wedding Blogs in the World by weddingblogs100.com, 4th in Cision’s Top Wedding Blogs in the UK, Highly Commended in the Company Wedding Category at the National UK Blog Awards

2 0 1 5 | Highly Commended Best Alternative Wedding Blog at the Wedding Blog Awards, Highly Commended Wedding Blog Company at the UK Blog Awards, 4th in the Wedding Blogs UK Top 10 by Vuelio, 33rd in the Top UK Blogs by Vuelio, Mrs Bow Tie Top 30 Wedding Blogs 2016

2 0 1 6 | 35th in the Top UK Blogs by Vuelio, 4th in the Wedding Blogs UK Top 10 by Vuelio

 

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About Me

 

Hi nice to meet you :) I am Louise Baltruschat Hollis, I am 30 years old and the full time writer behind Whimsical Wonderland Weddings. I live with my wonderful husband ‘G’ and my gorgeous boys; 6 year old ‘A’ and our 1 year old ‘W’, in a little village in Bedfordshire, England.

I am a little bit eccentric, pretty much eclectic and a lot indecisive. Along with featuring a ton of real weddings, I like to feature my personal ramblings, photography, thoughts and inspirations. I love a bit of everything, which reflects in both the style and content of Whimsical Wonderland Weddings.

 

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Images by Alexa Loy Photography

 

I Love

 

Sun glare, Apple gadgets, chocolate in any form, a complete bargain, vampire tv shows and books, getting creative, romance, my maine coon kitty Eva, pink, sparkles, tilt shift, grainy film images, rainbows, geeks, saying LOL in my head when I think something is funny, rainy days watching films under the duvet with G, cardigan weather, Christmas, crochet.

Some past features that will help you to get to know me a little bit more…

Sunday Ramblings: I ramble every Sunday about my personal life, it’s my very own online diary.

The story of my anxiety health problems and Coeliac Disease.

Our proposal story.

Our engagement shoot.

Cancelling our wedding.

We got married.

Our wedding ceremony.

Our wedding reception.

 

The Team

 

 

UK Wedding Blog InternRachel // Blog Assistant

 

Hi, lovely to meet you! I’m Rachel and I’m a wedding and events planner living in London with my boyfriend James. I moved to London after uni 6 years ago and have worked in the events industry ever since. A year ago, I set up my own business planning weddings, so it’s fair to say the wedding world is what gets me up in the morning!

I love hearing all about real weddings and seeing the personal touches that couples include to make them unique. I can’t wait to work with Lou on a blog that is such a source of inspiration for so many people out there.

 

UK Wedding Blog Planning Ideas Website Petra // Features Writer

 

I’m Petra, a bride-to-be and overall wedding enthusiast!  I live with my wonderful fiancé, Tom, and our nutty (but amazingly gorgeous) cockapoo, Crosby, in the Cambridgeshire countryside.  Tom and I are childhood sweethearts which it turns out has made me rather soppy – I absolutely love hearing about couples’ proposal stories, discovering new ideas and out-of-the-box venues.  I’m a firm believer that weddings should really reflect the couple in whatever way suits them; I’m endlessly amazed by the creativity, imagination and passion in this fabulous industry and nothing excites me more than seeing couples tear up the rule book and do things completely their way.

I can’t wait to contribute to this wonderful space and share some incredible weddings with you all!

 

UK Wedding Blog About Valentina // Features Writer

 

Hi, it’s so lovely to meet you! My name is Val, I’m 30 years old and live in London with my wonderful husband James (and a fluffball Pomeranian puppy we’re about to welcome to our home!). I’m originally from Rome, in Italy, where my family still lives; I grew up travelling between New York, Italy, and Brazil, before making a home in the UK just over 12 years ago. After careers that have taken me from Astrophysics labs, to the big top tent of a circus, and even to an investment bank, I’ve finally found my home in the wedding industry, where I now work as a full-time wedding planner and stylist. For me, this is the most personal and rewarding pursuit of beauty of happiness, and the answer to questions I didn’t even know I was asking. Working in this industry means doing more of what I love, it means using all my different skills towards a happy purpose, and it means meeting awesome people like you. I particularly LOVE weddings that are playful and full of personality, and that tell stories in beautifully creative and unconventional ways. I can’t wait to be a part of the awesome Whimsical Wonderland team, and share lots of gorgeous inspiration with all of you! (Image Ed Peers)

 

Contributors

 

UK Wedding BlogSara Jane // Planning Expert

 

Sara Jane is an award-winning wedding planner and creative director of Love Street Weddings, a luxury, boutique wedding planning company based in London/Kent.  Sara works with clients all over the world to design and plan weddings across the UK

 

 

 

 

UK Wedding BlogSuzanne Randell // Florist Expert

 

Flowers by Suzanne Randell is multi-award winning business run by Suzy who specialises in mostly weddings based in Bedfordshire. A former art student and having studied Textile Design in Sussex – she decided to change her career path to flowers.

Suzy is currently buying more British flowers to sell to brides; planting bee-friendly flowers with flowering herbs and redecorating her home studio.

Suzy’s long term ambitions are to ride in a hot air balloon and visit New York. Suzy now has three part time florists working for her over the busy summer months, and having been a florist for over 15 years, she has many years experience which she would love to share with you!

 

UK Wedding Blog About Team ExpertCatherine Bailey // Beauty & Make Up Expert

 

Catherine Bailey is a bridal and fashion make-up artist who trained at the prestigious London School of Beauty & Make-up. She is based in Reigate in Surrey, and covers weddings in London and Surrey.