Whimsical Wonderland Weddings UK Wedding Blog 2017-06-29T09:39:59Z http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/feed/atom WordPress Rachel Harrison <![CDATA[2017 Wedding Flower Trends & Ideas]]> http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/?p=204006 2017-06-15T13:24:39Z 2017-06-29T06:00:16Z Whatever kind of celebration you’re planning, whether an intimate city affair or a rustic outdoor wedding in the countryside, it’s likely that florals will play a significant part in your day. Apart from your bouquet and table centres, there are lots of other ways to pretty up your venue with flowers and foliage. Whether you go for understated pastels or bold jewel colours, get inspired by these beautiful blooms! Here are the floral trends we are going to be seeing a lot more of this year, which will you be including in your plans?

 

Gathered from the Garden Style Bouquets

 

Forget fussy arrangements, this year is all about loosely styled, hand-tied bouquets which look just like they’ve been gathered straight from the garden. A variety of different blooms make these bouquets casual yet beautiful.

 

2017 Wedding Flower Trends Bouquets Ideas Inspiration

Image Credits | 1. Love That Smile Photography via Rustic Bohemian DIY Barn Wedding 2. Katherine Ashdown via Romantic Summer Country Blush Wedding 3. Verona Lain Photography via Arts & Crafts Jewel Tone Wedding Ideas 4. The Curries via Beautiful Bohemian Beach Glamping Wedding 5. Curious Rose Photography via Minimalist City Meets 1970s East London Pub Wedding 6. Devlin Photos via Whimsical Seaside Wedding with a Pale Pink Dress 7. Georgi Mabee Photography via Eclectic Quirky DIY Vintage Wedding

 

Pantone Colour of the Year – Greenery

 

Pantone have chosen “greenery” as their colour of the year and we’re seeing it everywhere, from bouquets and crowns made entirely of greenery to towering trees and arches of green used as ceremony backdrops and subtle sprigs.

 

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Image Credits | 1. Photographs by Eve via Feminine Bohemian Beautiful Bridal Ideas 2. Sarah Vivienne via Organic Foliage Rustic Wedding Ideas 3. Lauren McGlynn Photography via Magical Gold & Burgundy 1930s Inspired Wedding 4. Jimmy & Kim via Ethereal Boho Wedding Ideas 5. Serena Genovese via Outdoor Floral Countryside Wedding in Veneto  6. Joanna Nicole Photography via Woodland Countryside Camp Wedding

 

 

Eco-conscious Florals

 

Couples worried about the impact of their wedding on the environment don’t need to compromise on style. Whether it’s choosing locally grown flowers in season during your wedding month, using wildflowers or even dried and fake flowers, there are plenty of beautiful ways to be eco-conscious, you might even save some money.

 

Eco Friendly Conscious 2017 Wedding Flower Trends Bouquets Ideas Inspiration

Image Credits | 1. Jessica Reeve Photography via Enchanting Spring Lavender Filled London Wedding 2. Murray Clarke Photography via Vintage Feel Scout Camp Cosy Winter Wedding 3. Remain in Light Photography via Colourful Low Key London Wedding 4. Peppermint Love Photography via Pretty Spring DIY Picnic Village Fete Feel Wedding 5. Big Bouquet Photography via Fun Enchantment Under The Sea Dance Wedding in Blues & Yellows 6. Lucy Turnbull Photography via Lord of the Rings Woodland Inspired Bridal Editorial 7. Solen Photography via Bohemian Loch Side Pine Forest Wedding  8. Steph Newton via Bohemian Natural & Eco Friendly Wedding

 

Floral Installations

 

Indoors and outdoors, stunning floral installations are the way to make an impact at your wedding. Growing up from the floor or hanging from the ceiling with your favourite blooms in the starring role.

 

Installations Venue Decor 2017 Wedding Flower Trends Bouquets Ideas Inspiration

Image Credits | 1. Elizabeth Armitage via Floral Artistic Farm Wedding 2. Scuffins Photography via Whimsical Floral Blush & Grey Wedding 3. Clare Tamim via Pretty Festival Feel Barn Countryside Wedding 4. Laura O Photography via Outdoor Boho Botanical Farm Wedding 5. One Love Pictures via Colourful Quirky Country Museum Wedding 6. HBA Photography via Peonies & Bikes Fun Country House Wedding 7. Binky Nixon via Pretty Outdoorsy Yellow Tipi Wedding  8. Brischetto Photography via Cornflower Blue Garden Wedding in Australia

 

Flowers in Hair

 

Flower crowns aren’t going anywhere this year but they’re not the only way to wear gorgeous florals in your hair. From a subtle sprig of baby’s breath to a statement piece, flowers work with or without a veil.

 

Hair Bride Bridal 2017 Wedding Flower Trends Bouquets Ideas Inspiration

Image Credits | 1. Figle Wicz Photography via Luxe Outdoor Garden Wedding in California  2. Big Bouquet via Modern Minimal Botanical Winter Wedding 3. Sung Blue Photography via Colourful Festival Wedding Ideas 4. Naomi Jane Photography via Wildflower Village Green Handfasting Wedding 5. Kylie Rae Photography via Hip Bohemian Styled Elopement 6. Ivory Fayre via Industrial Into The Wild Greenery Wedding Ideas

 

 

Bouquet Accessories

 

Make a beautiful bouquet even better with ribbons, pom poms or lace. Your bouquet is also the perfect place to include a memento to remind you of a loved one.

 

Bridal Accessories 2017 Wedding Flower Trends Bouquets Ideas Inspiration

Image Credits | 1. James and Lianne via Stylish & Relaxed Pink & Blue Spring Barn Wedding 2. Katherine Ashdown via Stylish Country Gold Glitter Glam Wedding 3. Georgi Mabee via Floral Filled Elegant Spring London Wedding 4. Suzanne Li via Dreamy & Luxe Autumn Wedding Ideas

 

So many beautiful blooms, with so much floral beauty to choose from, it might be difficult to narrow down your choices!

 

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Louise Baltruschat Hollis <![CDATA[Wednesday Wedding Wonders. 28/06/2017]]> http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/?p=204951 2017-06-27T13:22:11Z 2017-06-28T13:00:46Z Casual City Stylish Pub Wedding http://www.ireneyapweddings.com/

Image by Irene Yap // Casual City Stylish Pub Wedding

 

Hello there lovelies. I hope you’re enjoying your week so far! It’s been pretty busy round these parts, with our new experts series kicking off; check out our wedding planning category to see all of the advice goodness. Plus of course plenty of stunning weddings and real wedding ideas to get you feeling inspired. I am also now planning our schedule for when we go away in August for the week, but don’t fret there will still be daily features while we spend the week beside the sea! More on that in a couple of months time though.

This week our feet have barely touched the ground at home. We’ve finished painting my new loft office, squeal. It’s all in brilliant white to ensure light and space, perfect for photo taking and of course running WWW on my Mac. It just needs new sockets, the banisters painting and the carpet laying before I can officially move it. Yay. I am now needing to source a desk, any suggestions/recommendations are most welcome folks! We also had a failed car boot (it was closed), but we had a good sort out, tended to the garden and had friends round for a BBQ. Anyone else love productive and busy weekends? Think we’re in need of a lazy one now mind due. We are still trying to source all of our bathroom bits for our big renovation in the summer, but we’ve become a little stuck. More research is certainly needed in that department, but I can’t deny that it isn’t fun window shopping for interiors.

Anyway, enough from me, let’s see what the wedding world had to treat us with last week…

 

WWW’s Wedding of the Week

 

Sweet ‘n’ Natural Rustic Wedding in the Texas Hill Country // That DRESS!

 

 

Minimal Botanical Copper Greenery Wedding http://www.frecklephotography.co.uk/

Image by Freckle Photography // Minimal Botanical Copper & Greenery Wedding

 

Tropical Wonderland Wedding at The White Rabbit in Singapore

Informal Skull Themed Wedding in Manchester

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Summer Destination Wedding in Mexico with Bright Pinks

Jessica & Josua’s Relaxed Watego’s Beachside Wedding

 

Pretty Quirky Pastel Wedding http://www.happilyevercaptured.com/

Image by  Happily Ever Captured // Pretty Quirky & Pastel Wedding

 

This Boschendal Estate Wedding Nails Old Hollywood Flair

Laid-back Michigan Backyard Celebration

Industrial Wedding in Toronto with an Enchanted Forest Reception

Romantic, Industrial Wedding With a Homemade Pink Dress & A Last Minute Venue Change!

A Cancelled Venue Didn’t Stop This Dream Wedding From Happening!

Rustic Meets Eclectic at this Greenhouse Wedding in New York

Kate & Joe

Industrial Modern Wedding with a Greenery Wall

 

 

Supplier Love News

 

Babb Photo is now offering highlight films as an add on to their collections! These music video style films are perfect for couples who want a short film that tells the story of their day and compliments their photography.  As films are created by Laura and Pete, coverage is candid and unobtrusive and the resulting films are a perfect overview of how your wedding felt.

 

Ismay & Paul from Laura Babb on Vimeo.

Babb Photo also offers engagement shoot highlights, which is a wonderful way of celebrating and capturing your engagement shoot in moving form.

 

Laura & Todd – Barcelona couples shoot from Laura Babb on Vimeo.

 

Happy wedding Wednesday xo Lou

 

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Louise Baltruschat Hollis <![CDATA[Whimsical & Luxury Summer Garden Party Wedding]]> http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/?p=203498 2017-06-12T12:52:40Z 2017-06-28T06:00:36Z Whimsical Luxury Summer Garden Party Wedding https://www.wookiephotography.com/

 

When starting out the wedding planning process, this couple decided to go down the dry hire route to really personalise their celebrations. Not an easy option by any means, but bride Josie was confident thanks to her event organisation skills and pulled together a really rather remarkable day indeed.

WWW readers Josie and George settled on the 30th of July 2016 for their nuptials and stumbled upon Brickendonbury House in Hertfordshire, with it’s gorgeous grounds for the pole tent marquee and stunning country views. With a vision of a whimsical, natural summer garden party style wedding, they added in a dose of luxury and elegance too. Their colour scheme was really relaxed and bright, with light tones used throughout. There were potted succulent favours, the prettiest naked cake you ever did see and an abundance of flowers. Big beautiful stems such as peonies, roses and hydrangeas were used in blush and white tones.

Josie decided from the get go that she would be a Jenny Packham bride and didn’t see look a vision in Daphne? She then accessorised her gown with a matching head piece and a Halfpenny London veil. Not to mention those spangly Jimmy Choo heels! George looked ever so dapper in his grey suit, bow tie and polka dot pocket square. What a beautiful couple.

Thanks so much to Wookie Photography for sharing these divine images.

 

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THE PROPOSAL | George took me to Jersey for a short birthday break in November 2014. He had planned to propose by Elizabeth Castle, which you can only get to when the tide goes out. All went to plan except that the castle was closed on Mondays! So, he took the plunge and proposed outside of it instead. He had bought me a mock ring (as I am a jewellery fiend) and so we went off to NYC to choose the actual ring!

THE VISION | I wanted a very relaxed, summer garden party, with a very whimsical, natural feel. We knew we wanted a large marquee, but I didn’t want it to feel too rustic, there had to be a certain element of luxury and elegance and so I incorporated things like the huge chandeliers and cream carpet. There was no colour scheme or theme as such, it was an entirely organic process. Except, I knew that I wanted a neutral, fresh and incredibly light scheme. So, I had, yellows, white, gold, green as the base and then wanted to use really bright and fruity colours outside, which would hopefully pop in the sun!

THE PLANNING PROCESS | I planned the entire thing myself! I have previous event experience and so I knew I wanted a complete dry hire. The first step was to find a venue. Once we had this secured along with the church date, I took the most important things in turn. Although, I did actually buy my dress and shoes first before anything else! I used all of the usual tools for inspiration, Pinterest, Whimsical Wonderland, Brides magazine etc. The key thing for me, and for planning anything really, is to make sure that you go out to at least 3 suppliers for each thing that you need and I always have to meet the individuals that I will be working with as it’s quite easy (and quick) to see who you will work well with, who understands your vision and who will just rub you up the wrong way!

THE VENUE | I knew that I didn’t want another hotel ballroom or anything inside, but it was incredibly difficult to get anything which incorporated the outdoors and that was completely dry hire. After much deliberation, George and I decided to focus on Hertfordshire (where we had just bought a house) and so we chose a very dear church to us, just up the road. After hours of scanning the internet, I came across Brickendonbury House, a working site during the week (it’s actually owned by Malaysian rubber developers!) but, at the weekend they were hiring out the grounds, behind the colonial house, completely dry. Once I had walked through the back doors to the main house, with the moat in the distance and the rolling fields behind, I knew this was it. However, not everyone could see my vision! We did view it on a cold, rainy day, but I just knew that in the height of summer it would look amazing!

THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | I knew I wanted a Jenny Packham as her designs fit my style perfectly and I knew the light and flowy fabric would go with the garden party feel. It was the Daphne and I also managed to got hold of the matching head piece. I added an underskirt to give it a bit more body and incorporated a silk mix cathedral veil was from Halfpenny London, and my shoes were Jimmy Choo (mainly chosen so that I could wear them again!) Despite the simple cut of the dress, it does have a lot of beading / embellishment and so I wanted everything else to be small and simple. I sourced citrine pear drop earrings and a small citrine necklace from the US and did my hair and make up myself as I really struggled to find someone that didn’t make me look overdone! So on the day, I took the time and along with my sister’s help, managed to put together vintage looking hair.

FINDING THE DRESS | I had trial days at Jenny Packham and at a local wedding dress shop and then eventually ordered my Daphne from a boutique in Ireland and then had it tailored at a boutique in Mayfair.

GROOM’S ATTIRE | George’s suit was from Ermenegildo Zegna and we sourced polka dot pocket squares and matching bow ties for the groom, the best man and the ushers.

THE READINGS & MUSIC | The music was wholly key to the event. George and I wanted a live band that would cover both Greek and English music and Midas Touch more than delivered. I had a jazz medley throughout the reception drinks and then after dinner, the band played a combination of the older Greek songs with a mix of new and old English songs which had the dancefloor full all night!

BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | My bridesmaids (my sister and my friend) were amazing throughout. I didn’t want them to look too ‘bridesmaidy’ and so I sourced vintage looking tea dresses in mint green from ASOS and left them to source their own shoes (as comfortable as possible, or not!) but the only specific was the colour gold!

THE FLOWERS | I sourced a local florist and after talking to her at length about my ideas I knew she understood what I was hoping to achieve.  I wanted big (peonies, hydrangeas, stocks, roses etc) neutral coloured blooms in white, peach etc. The tables were to be low level, natural looking and there was 3 or 4 vases on each table. She also wrapped the marquee poles in foliage and stocks and it just looked absolutely magical. For the reception drinks outside, I asked the florist to use really bright and bold colours which looked great in the sunshine!

THE CAKE | I didn’t want a conventional iced cake and had seen the new craze of naked cakes on Pinterest etc. and so met with a few makers but as soon as I met Lauren from French Made I knew she was going to be the one! Her cakes tasted amazing, and she made us a 4 tier cake, each tier being a different flavour. It was decorated with figs and real flowers and looked absolutely amazing.

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | My photographer Amy (Wookie Photography) was absolutely amazing. The poor thing had sprained her wrist literally the night before the wedding. I was in a complete panic but she was so determined to fulfil the job she still came and brought her amazing partner (Frank) who is also a photographer as well! She is simply psychic, and completed delivered on the fine art, hazy summer’s day collection of reportage style photography which I wanted. Her work is beautiful, and the light and colours captured in the photos, not to mention some incredibly poignant moments (parents, stolen moments with George etc.) are all priceless.

THE DETAILS & DÉCOR | I wanted as much of a personal touch throughout as possible. I made the table plan by using a large picture frame in gold. I took out the glass, wrapped the backing in hessian and then pegged the table plans alongside instagram pictures of George and I throughout our time together. It became a bit of a talking point as everyone was trying to guess where we were in each pic! For the favours, we had a traditional Greek biscuit (‘bastichi’) in a rustic box but I also planted miniature succulents in small gold pails. I individually stamped the luggage tag place names with an ink kit, tied a hessian bow around them and on the back had a kooky stamp made that said ‘let love grow’ – a bit of a play on the succulents! Alongside the grand chandeliers, I sourced bunting in yellow and white which sat together really well. I wanted the back of the marquee to be windowed so that the guests could look out onto the fields.

THE HONEYMOON | We spent 3 weeks touring the East Coast of America, which was an absolute dream. We started off in Boston, went up to Bar Harbor (a beautiful island near the Canada border in Maine) then back down to Portland, Miami for a few days and finished off in Florida Keys. It was so much fun and we went a few months after the wedding, which was a great thing to help get over post-wedding blues!

MEMORABLE MOMENTS | Having my family together for the biggest party ever was so amazing for me especially as my parents are elderly. There were moments throughout the day where I would look around and everyone just looked so happy and relaxed (copious amounts of champagne could have had something to do with it!) that I just felt incredibly content, not to mention knowing that I now get to spend the rest of my life with my incredible husband!

ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | Stick to your guns. Everyone will have a view, and will feel that it’s appropriate to tell you it!! There is no set formula for a wedding, so just do what you want and make it your day, it’s not about anyone else, and that includes guest list, venue etc. Don’t be afraid to negotiate on prices, and look for new/up and coming suppliers (a lot of mine were just starting out).

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |

Photographer | Wookie Photography

Videographer | Storybox Films

Marquee | Herts and Essex Marquees

Caterer | Anna’s Kitchen

Cake | French Made

Flowers | Burgeon

Invites | Minted

Band | Midas Touch Band

 

Utterly perfect.

Josie and George, thanks so much to you both for sharing your dreamy story here at WWW xo Lou

 

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Louise Baltruschat Hollis <![CDATA[Rustic & Relaxed Seasonal Floral Barn Wedding]]> http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/?p=203149 2017-06-06T12:19:34Z 2017-06-27T13:00:30Z Rustic Relaxed Seasonal Floral Barn Wedding https://www.faircloughphotography.co.uk/

 

We’re all about the love here at Whimsical Wonderland Weddings and this lovely day has it in abundance.

WWW readers Emma and Andrew were married in July 2016 and held their celebrations at Winterbourne Medieval Barn in Gloucestershire, followed by a party in Emma’s parents back garden. Doesn’t that sound just idyllic? Well it really was. The vision was to create a wedding which was relaxed and rustic with a countryside feel. The portraits in particular really showcase the beautiful setting and they are so romantic.

The couple focused on ensuring that the bright and beautiful blooms were seasonal, they were also grown locally and organically. Isn’t that wonderful? They certainly stole my heart today. They also decorated the barn wonderfully with embroidered table cloths, foliage and bunting.

Emma and Andrew really looked the part too. With Emma wearing an exquisite vintage gown dating to 1910, isn’t the lace remarkable? She teamed the gown with a crown of flowers, boho beautiful. Andrew went for a country tweed look with a hand made shirt. How fabulous.

Many thanks to Fairclough Photography for providing the gorgeous images here.

 

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THE PROPOSAL | Emma proposed to Andrew in their favourite restaurant in London (Moro on Exmouth Market). She made him a silk pocket square and embroidered ‘will you marry me?’ onto it. Andrew said yes!

THE VISION | We wanted something quite relaxed, rustic, seasonal flowers, English countryside slash barn style… making use of the beautiful church and 14th century barn next to Emma’s parents house.

THE PLANNING PROCESS | We had 6 months to plan the wedding – it happened quite organically. Andrew and Emma agreed everything together. Once we booked the barn we worked backwards from that date and had lots of fun making and planning all the details.

THE VENUE | St Michael’s Parish Church for the vows, Winterbourne Medieval Barn for drinks and wedding breakfast, followed by a party, live band, buffet in Emma’s parents back garden.

THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | Emma’s wore an antique Irish lace dress from 1910 and she made a silk slip to wear underneath. She wore a crown of flowers on her head.

FINDING THE DRESS | Emma bought the dress in Pennies Vintage shop in Islington London. It was one of the first shops she went into and fell in love with the dress straight away.

GROOM’S ATTIRE | Andrew bought his suit from Walker Slater London and his shirt was handmade by Sean O’Flynn shirt maker in London.

THE READINGS & MUSIC | Songs: One more step along the world I go by Sydney Carter, Lord of the Dance by Sydney Carter, Caoineadh Airt Ui Laoghaire (Irish love poem) sang by a friend – Tara Baoth Mooney. Poem readings: Meeting at Night by Robert Browning.

BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | There were four bridesmaids and two flower girls. The bridesmaids all wore lace dresses, which they picked themselves to an agreed colour palette. They also wore flowers in their hair.

THE FLOWERS | The flowers came from Organic Blooms, a local company that grows all flowers organically on site and also operates as a Social Enterprise.

THE CAKE | The cake was a layered Victoria sponge decorated with flowers and berries.

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | Our photographers were the lovely Katie and James duo from Fairclough Photography. They have such a unique style which we loved and they captured all the magical moments.

THE DETAILS & DÉCOR | We borrowed bunting from friends and hung foliage around the barn yard. We used corn dollies and also had flowers in milk churns outside the barn. On the dining tables we used vintage embroidered table clothes and clusters of flowers in assortments of vessels. For the after party we hung lights from the trees and had a marque put up.

THE HONEYMOON | We left for our honeymoon two days after the wedding. We went trekking in Nepal and afterwards stayed at a beautiful Ayurveda retreat in Kathmandu Valley.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS | The setting of the wedding was perfect for us. Walking into the barn before the wedding breakfast felt magical with all the decorations and flowers.

ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | We spent a lot of time making the wedding as personal as possible, it was definitely worth all the effort.

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |

Photography | Fairclough Photography

Flowers | Organic Blooms

Dress | Pennies Vintage

Suit | Walker Slater

 

Perfection, I do love a country wedding.

Many thanks to Emma and Andrew for sharing their divine nuptials xo Lou

 

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Rachel Harrison <![CDATA[Pretty Quirky & Pastel Wedding]]> http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/?p=203283 2017-06-21T12:18:29Z 2017-06-27T06:00:25Z Pretty Quirky Pastel Wedding http://www.happilyevercaptured.com/

 

I can’t get enough of lacy ladies, Devon and her maids, don’t they look glorious? Devon is just stunning in her Pronovias Printella gown, which despite her buying it when she was a little bit tipsy (oops!), turned out to be the most wonderful choice, as were the bridesmaids in their last minute but ever so stylish Chi Chi London dresses. Of course, Devon’s groom James also looked fabulous in Next.

WWW readers Devon and James tied the knot on 9th September 2016 at Holdsworth House in Yorkshire. Devon didn’t hang around with any of the planning and sounds like one of the most accidentally organised brides ever! Having said that, the pair didn’t take anything too seriously and I think the laughter and fun of the day really shines through, I’m sure Devon’s solution for ‘Happy Tears’ came in very handy. Our lovely couple chose décor which was meaningful to them and tied it together with the pastel theme, didn’t it work out well?

Thank you so much Georgia from Happily Ever Captured for the simply beautiful images.

 

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THE PROPOSAL | James proposed whilst we were in Lincolnshire staying at his dad’s caravan by the sea for the week. It took him up until the last day to build up the courage and had been hiding the ring from me all week. Apparently I kept ruining the moment! Apparently asking him to watch for passers by whilst I took a wild wee on the beach wasn’t romantic haha! In the end it was in a field walking the dog, it was awkward, hilarious and very us! I was over the moon! The dog ruined the romance again by promptly bringing over a mouthful of cow poo to help us celebrate.

THE VISION | I love all things vintage and have a vast collection of teacups and teapots so the vision sort of started there! We picked a beautiful old venue that all my old knick knacks looked at home in. We collected and crafted over 12 months and just sort of threw it all together at the venue the day before. I stuck with pastels to avoid it looking too messy and basically set about making anything I saw on Pinterest that I liked! It saved a fortune and I really enjoyed doing it.

THE PLANNING PROCESS | Within four weeks of being engaged I had bought a dress, booked the venue, the photographer, videographer and florist. I don’t think I intended on being quite so organised but I am very decisive and James was happy for me to take the lead. After that it was just crafty, fun bits so I didn’t find it stressful at all really! ….apart from hand sewing 120 hart shaped herbal tea bags. It took ages but I was too stubborn to admit defeat!

BUDGET | We didn’t set one and I wouldn’t advise anyone follow suit with that! Family helped significantly and we paid the rest as we went along with some clever budgeting! I’m a bargain hunter and a bit of a cheapskate so managed to keep it under 13k….we think!

THE VENUE | Holdsworth House, a stunning Jacobean house local to us with amazing courtyard and gardens! We needed a venue that was also a hotel, with disability access, local and free in September and it fit the bill…..thank God! We ended up getting married in the courtyard and it was more beautiful than I could’ve imagined!

THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | Dress shopping was so much fun! I went with my mum and best friend and went to two shops, one in the morning (pre prosecco lunch) and one in the afternoon (post prosecco). I tried the Pronovias Printella gown in the morning and then went back and bought it whilst a tad drunk in the afternoon then panicked for 6 months that I’d made a terrible decision as I couldn’t remember how it looked on. Thankfully after alterations it was even more stunning than I’d remembered and I felt amazing in it! I expected to choose a vintage Tea length number but ended up with a sexy, fitted, illusion back number, my husband was very pleasantly surprised on the day! I wore very simple jewellery: a pair of pearl earrings gifted by my mother in law, a green cameo ring of James grandmothers and a sapphire brooch in the underskirt of my late great nana’s as my something old and blue. I also wore a fine gold bracelet with an infinity sign on that my sister presented me whilst getting ready, accompanied by the most heartfelt touching speech!
Shoes were Kurt Geiger and very sparkly, not my usual style but perfect with the dress.

GROOM’S ATTIRE | James, his two brothers and my dad all wore brown checked suits from Next. They wore floral dickie bows made by a talented friend Robyn Egerton. James also wore his late grandfather’s pocket watch and a pair of Huddersfield town cuff links.

THE READINGS & MUSIC | James and I were eager for the formal part of the day to be minimal and to crack on with the fun and celebrations so we had no readings. Music was all picked by James and run past me, the songs he chose were all so heartfelt and for such good individual reasons they all became my favourites. I still can’t listen to my aisle song without welling up and yet

I’d never heard it before we started planning our wedding.

Aisle: S.Carey – Alpenglow
Signing of the register: Bright Eyes – First day of my life.
First dance: Ryan Adams – I love you but I don’t know what to say

BRIDESMAIDS |I had my sister Ellis, my younger cousin Molly, my best friend from back home Anna, my best friend from Uni Nicole and my second soulmate and sister in law Megan as my maid of honour. It was a great mix of amazing women from different stages in my life that all mean so much to me.

They wore blue dresses from Chi Chi London that I adored. However up until the week of the wedding they were all wearing dresses I was having made but I realised the fabric I’d chosen was slightly transparent in some of the colours. I ordered dresses that arrived two days before the wedding and completely the wrong dresses arrived. In the end the bridesmaids dresses arrived less than 24 hours before the wedding and no one tried them on until the day! I think everyone was a little stressed apart from me who found it all quite amusing ( I had to laugh so I didn’t cry I think) I ordered enough sizes for them all to go up or down a size if needed and had a needle and thread at hand to sew anyone in if required!

THE FLOWERS | Pink Ginger of Saltaire. I found her on Pinterest and assumed from the amazing flowers she would be way to expensive and how wrong I was. Sarah was so creative, laid back and reasonable it was a no brainer! She even helped come up with ideas for my favours and decorated my cake on the day. She arrived and gifted me with a flower press and a collection of my flowers she had already pressed for me to keep. She was amazing and the flowers were above and beyond what I’d wanted.

THE CAKE | I never eat cake at weddings and hardly ever remember what they look like either so I was eager not to spend a fortune on my own. After hearing good things we decided to get a white three tiered cake from M and S. one fruit layer, one lemon and one chocolate. I hear it was nice but I didn’t taste any as I was far to busy dancing and sipping bubbly! We put a teacup of sentimental value on the top and my florist filled it with flowers! It looked great and cost £150.

PHOTOGRAPHER & VIDEOGRAPHER | Our photographer was Georgia from Happily Ever Captured. She is just fantastic! The pictures were stunning and she was so helpful and friendly on the day! Everyone thought that her and my amazing videographer Sarah MacVean were friends of the family. They were both non-intrusive and a great part of our day! We had a great laugh with them both and the end results of both brought me to tears!

THE HONEYMOON | we went backpacking round several islands of Croatia. It was amazing and I would recommend it to anyone! We obviously had far too much as Baby Marsh is due almost exactly nine months from our honeymoon.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS | Finally catching up with my husband during our first dance and both agreeing that we needed to put on some more deodorant and get a chewing gum immediately after! Who said romance is dead! Honesty is always the best policy!

During our bridesmaids photos, flashing one of my bridesmaid’s bums and us just having a good boogie instead of posing….makes for some surprisingly good and natural photos!

ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | Don’t take any of it too seriously! Let your hair down and have fun celebrating your new life with your nearest and dearest and make it memorable. No one really cares about all the details on the day (not even you) We both had an absolute blast as did all of our guests and we have no regrets at all. But do try take photos before the champagne giggles kick in!

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |

Photography | Happily Ever Captured

Flowers | Pink Ginger

Venue | Holdsworth House

Dress Shop | Dotty Taylor Bridal

Videography | MacVean Videography

Bridesmaids dresses | Chi Chi London

Groomsmen Bowties | Egg by Robyn Egerton

 

Thank you so much Devon and James for sharing your beautiful wedding with us. Rachel x

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Louise Baltruschat Hollis <![CDATA[Beautiful Bridal Nails & Manicure Ideas]]> http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/?p=204579 2017-06-22T15:45:50Z 2017-06-26T13:00:34Z Wedding Bridal Bride Nails Art Ideas Manicure Pedicure

 

Getting a perfect manicure always makes you feel like a million dollars. Just like a new hair cut, it leaves you with a spring in your step and excuse the pun, but you just feel perfectly polished whenever you glimpse at your nails right? Nails can often be a last minute choice and as we count down to many of your wedding days, what better timing than to take a look at some of our fave manis for brides today?

Long gone are the days of a classic French manicure for a bride, anything really does go. I went down the DIY route myself and for my something blue, chose a minty blue/green hue for my bridal look. It’s a place in your wedding planning you can really have fun with and go wild.

We’d love to hear your wedding nail plans in the comments section, are you doing them yourself or are you having a group trip to your salon before the big day? Are you going to be spontaneous or have you picked out the perfect nail art already? We hope these drop dead gorgeous ideas will give you much inspiration either way.

 

 

 Classic Neutrals

 

Classic and beautiful nails are always going to be timeless, suit whatever you wear (on the day or on your honeymoon) and will ensure your outfit and accessories make the biggest statement. From the ultimate French manicure to pale pinks, blush and nude tones for a pretty perfect display. Your ring will be the only sparkle on your hands.

 

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Images 1. Helen Russell via Pretty & Elegant Blue Flower Filled Wedding 2. Emma Lucy via A Sweet Vintage Feel London Pub Wedding 3. Gemma Williams via Royal Street Party DIY Wedding 4. Livvy Hukins Photography via Stylish & Relaxed Fun White Wedding 5. Pete Cranston Photography via Fabulous & Quirky DIY House Party Wedding

 

Fun Nail Art

 

If you can’t help but have fun with your nails, then why not get some tongue in cheek or vibrant nail art? Words, pattern, shape or sparkle can all really work and certainly give the wow factor. We’re loving these cute and statement ideas rocked by brides featured here on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings…

 

Wedding Bridal Bride Nails Art Ideas

Images 1. The Springles, via Colourful Midsummer Night’s Dream Party Wedding 2. Claire Fleck Photography via Creative Woodland Mad Hatters Tea Party Wedding  3. Oxi Photography via Romantic Stylish & Relaxed Wedding by the Sea 4.Freckle Photography via Eclectic Home Made Rustic Wedding 5. Revival Photography via Whimsical Mountain Cabin Wedding

 

Bright & Bold

 

Classic red polish looks sophisticated and pretty much coordinates with anything. Why not go for a rouge lip also to really create a bold look? Pinks and blues can look really cool too, or quite frankly any colour of the rainbow. You can tie in your wedding theme or your bridal party outfit colour to coordinate to the max, or alternatively mismatch for a fun mix.

 

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Images 1. Faye Cornhill via Intimate Homemade Chelsea Pub Wedding 2. Sara Reeve via Stylish Modern Monochrome DIY Village Hall Wedding 3. Gibson Photography via Handfasting Elopement Inspiration 4. Katie Byram Photography via Bright & Fresh Mexican Inspired Lighthouse Wedding 5. Mark Newton Wedding Photography via Informal Vintage Feel Personal Wedding 6.  The Image Garden via Colourful Neon Fun Country Pub Wedding 7. Sally T Photography via Royal Blue Vintage Glamour Wedding  8. Emma Kenny via Joyful Homemade Peach Rustic Barn Wedding 9. Fairclough Photography, via Festival Style Teal Rustic Barn Wedding 10. Storry Photography via Colourful & Village Like Wedding

 

Shimmer & Shine

 

If you’re a bit of a sparkle magpie, why not opt for a glitter of metallic mani? If you go for glitter, mistakes aren’t so obvious and it’s easy to DIY. Plus metallics can look really subtle and glam in equal measure. I’d really love to see some brides going with chrome nails for a super modern take on this look.

 

Glitter Gold Metallic Wedding Bridal Bride Nails Art Ideas

Images 1. Fluke Photography via Vintage 1960s Spring Wedding 2. Lucy Rose Photography via Sweet Sage Green & Cream Home Made Knitted Wedding 3. Sally T Photography via Cosy & Beautiful White & Gold Christmas Wedding 4. Pete Cranston via Alternative & Creative Budget Friendly Wedding

 

Pretty Pedis

 

Don’t forget your cute tootsies, especially if you are going barefoot, wearing strappy sandals or peep toes. You can match in with your hands too for a complete head to toe style or have fun with a touch of nail art too.

 

Wedding Bridal Pedicure Bride Nails Art Ideas

Images 1. Aaron Storry via Romantic Pink Wedding with Rustic Wooden Details 2. Marianne Chua via Relaxed Vintage & Spring Blue Wedding in London 3. Gemma Williams Photography via Natural & Pretty Country Pub White Wedding 4. Rocksalt Photography via Colourful Country Barn Street Food Wedding

 

Such a fun part of wedding planning right? And who doesn’t love a bit of a pamper? You’ll really appreciate the down time pre-wedding and there is no way you’ll be able to check your inbox as your nails dry, so it’s win-win really xo Lou

 

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Louise Baltruschat Hollis <![CDATA[Minimal Botanical Copper & Greenery Wedding]]> http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/?p=203082 2017-06-06T10:20:15Z 2017-06-26T06:00:09Z Minimal Botanical Copper Greenery Wedding http://www.frecklephotography.co.uk/

 

Now here is a wedding where style certainly meets substance. Not to mention featuring all the trends of the moment. You’re going to love it all folks.

WWW readers Jenifer and Fergus were hitched on the 29th October 2016 in a beautiful church ceremony followed by an intimate celebration for 20 guests at Wonwood Barton in Devon. At the heart of their wedding planning was creating an informal, relaxed atmosphere and serving good quality seasonal cuisine. Hello Michelin star chef! The food looked incredible, not to mention the drinks on offer too. Then it was all about the gorgeous styling.

Botanical and greenery elements were used throughout in the outstanding flower arrangements. Succulents, air plants and foliage were all used and the results were show stopping, from the divine bouquets and ceiling swags above the dinner table to the sweet potted succulent favours. They also inter-weaved copper and rose gold touches for a touch of glam and a nod to Jenifer’s engagement ring. Festoon lights, a buttercream cake and quirky transport completed the whole look.

Then there were the gorgeous outfits. Jenifer chose the elegant Bryony by Sassi Holford with it’s uber cool deep pockets and also wore mint pumps, which worked perfectly. Fergus opted for a slim fit suit which was embossed with initials and the date of their wedding, such a lovely touch.

Freckle Photography, I cannot thank you enough for sharing these stunning photographs here today.

 

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THE PROPOSAL | 25th December 2015 – at Jeni’s family home on Christmas day. Fergus had bought me some earrings I had eyed up in a high street store (Whistles) and popped the ring into the earring bag so that when I emptied the earrings into my hand there was a ring also! Fergus got down on one knee and proposed with Jeni’s family all around.

THE VISION | Intimate, family wedding; botanical (lover of greenery and succulents); copper/rose gold (engagement ring rose gold also); very minimal, simplistic and sophisticated touches but with an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Autumnal weather and colours of nature chosen straight away. Good quality, seasonal food was a must.

THE PLANNING PROCESS | We started with researching local venues around Devon to accommodate an intimate wedding of 20 people (not easy). We visited places but nothing gave us the spark until we found Wonwood Barton – a small B&B with a Roundhouse in the middle of a courtyard, perfect for our vision of having a delicious intimate meal with our families. All the other details were then planned to tie in with the venue, from the flowers, dress, suit, table accessories (we collected lots of different rose gold/copper candle holders); we always knew we wanted to marry in a church and we had lived in South Brent prior to the wedding (Jeni also teaches in the village school).

THE VENUE | St. Petroc’s Church, South Brent for the wedding ceremony; Wonwood Barton, Lamerton for reception.

THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | A very classic dress called ‘Bryony’ by Sassi Holford, Taunton; veil from Sassi also. Shoes called ‘Meurice’ from Chatelles (a light tonal green with rose gold trim and tassel); rose gold leaf vine hairpin from Etsy.

FINDING THE DRESS | Lots of research online to look at different styles; went dress shopping with both sisters and tried on styles I though I would go for (a sleek, figure-hugging, perhaps embellished dress) but soon realised I preferred the more simple classic dresses. I visited Sassi Holford in Taunton (on my own), still trying on a mix of styles and fell in love with Bryony. I went away, thinking about ‘her’ a lot so went back to try her on again and that was it… I had to have her.

GROOM’S ATTIRE | Bespoke 3-piece tailored slim-fit suit by Zebel, Exeter. Grey with a mochas coloured lining. Jacket embossed with initials and date of wedding. Shoes ‘Bertie’ by Dune.

THE READINGS & MUSIC | Entry of the bride: Discovery at Night, Ludovico Einaudi; Morning has Broken; Give me joy in my heart; Lord of the Dance’ Departure: Prince of Denmark’s March by Jeremiah Clarke.

The way I love, Corinthian 13 V1-8; These I can Promise, Mark Twain.

Evening music: Ukulective (a local folk band from South Brent).

BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | Jeni’s sisters – Sophie and Mille.

THE FLOWERS | Kirstie – Ruby and the Wolf.

THE CAKE | Jennifer Wells – Edible Essence.

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | Emma Latham – Freckle Photography.

THE HONEYMOON | Nothing yet (spending money on house) – we managed to get away for the night after the wedding to a lovely B&B in Somerset.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS | Driving from the church in South Brent across the Moors to Lamerton in ‘Snowy’, the white 2CV we hired for the weekend from. It was just the two of us.

The outstandingly delicious 5-course taster menu prepared and served by Michelin star chef, and Master Chef The Professionals winner, Anton Pitrowski. He was head chef at The Treby Arms at the time of the wedding.

ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | Do want YOU want, don’t try and please everyone else (you can’t). It’s your special day – embrace every moment!

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |

Photography | Freckle Photography

Venue | Wonwood Barton 

Bar | Salty-Rims

Engagement and Wedding rings | Polka Dot Gallery

Make-up | Amy Elizabeth

Hair | Gershwins Hairdressing

Stationery | Oh Squirrel

Dress | Sassi Holford

Suit | Zebel

Flowers | Ruby and the Wolf

Cake | Edible Essence

Car | Well Sprung Car Hire

 

What a perfect celebration, so personal and touching.

Thanks so very much to Jenifer and Fergus for sharing their gorgeous story xo Lou

 

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Louise Baltruschat Hollis <![CDATA[Bohemian Macramé Woodland Wedding Ideas]]> http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/?p=204519 2017-06-22T16:11:30Z 2017-06-25T07:00:47Z Bohemian Macramé Woodland Wedding Ideas https://samieleephotography.com/

 

The woods always create such a special atmosphere for a wedding; magical, enchanting and filled with treats for all the senses. It’s no wonder it’s becoming a popular choice for stylish and nature loving couples, which is why I just love sharing weddings and editorials set in woodland. I can’t get enough of these bohemian wedding ideas, originally inspired by animal masks. Think macramé décor, rustic styling and a neutral colour palette.

WWW faves, Supplier Love members Cake Me By Surprise smashed it out of the park with their uber cool geometric cakes, the door backdrop is just perfect and that beaded dress has me all aflutter.

Huge thanks to Samie Lee Photography for sharing these remarkable images today. Shoot stylist Natasha Spencer Weddings & Events tells us more;

 

“Having worked with Samie Lee Photography before, she mentioned wanting to do a styled shoot involving animal masks and I was inspired. I adore Samie’s photography style and it was only right for us to work together on this shoot. We were inspired by a bohemian and natural vibe but stumbled across these beautifully angular and geometric woodland animal masks and a boho chic styled shoot was born.

The cakes were a mix of rustic geometric natural shapes and nude colourings.

Longton Wood in Kent was the perfect setting, it created a fantastic backdrop for the natural and romantic colours that were constant through the creation process, with its beautiful swing, rustic seating area and stunning woodland there was plenty to play with on the day!

We wanted to keep the palette natural and dusky with eucalyptus, soft pink ranunculus and roses by flower art. We added deep furs and candles simple ribbons and macramé to finish. All the wonderful props were by We Are Hire Love.

The bride wore two beautiful gowns from Village Brides by Eddy K Maraca that were a soft and romantic look with the groom in a rustic and woodland tweed 3 piece by Anthony Blay Menswear to match the scene.”

 

 

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CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |

Photography | Samie Lee Photography

Venue | Longton Wood

Styling |  Natasha Spencer Weddings & Events

Props | We Are Hire Love

Flowers | Flower Art UK

Dress | Village Brides

Suits | Anthony Blay

Cakes | Cake Me By Surprise *WWW wedding directory member*

Hair & Make Up | Make Up In Orangeries

Jewellery | Bears Brookbanks

 

Simply stunning.

Many thanks to the whole team for sharing these inspirational photographs xo Lou

 

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Petra Acred http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/ <![CDATA[Casual Country Farm Wedding in Ontario]]> http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/?p=203224 2017-06-14T11:10:55Z 2017-06-24T07:00:21Z Casual Country Farm Wedding Ontario https://tiedphotography.com/

 

If you’re looking for a wedding that oozes love and community with joy and laughter in abundance then search no more!

This beautiful, rustic wedding was held on a gloriously sunny day in July 2016 at bride Tessa’s favourite place; the family farm in Ontario.  It’s easy to see why groom Ryan fell for this enchanting place too with its inviting farmhouse, sweeping golden fields and tree-lined roads; what a meaningful and idyllic place to celebrate, all captured beautifully by Tied Photo & Films.

The location for their wedding reflects just how important friends and family are to Ryan and Tessa.  They incorporated loved ones into their ceremony and reception in such special and thoughtful ways.  Not only does the pure joy of the day shine through beautifully but the entire wedding party looked splendid too with Tessa’s stunning lace gown, the bridesmaids in gorgeous mismatched dresses and the chaps looking very dapper indeed in their light summer suits.

It really is a wedding to swoon over; wildflower bouquets, bountiful bunting, hay bale pews and tractors for transport, Tess and Ryan have captured country-chic at its finest.  So dive in – you’re going to love this!

 

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THE PROPOSAL | Nov 14th, 2015 on a rugged beach on the Oregon Coast in Washington state. Ryan seized the moment when the clouds parted for a moment and the rain stopped long enough for him to slide onto one knee.

THE VISION | Country casual with a focus on our friends and family.

THE VENUE | Apple Grove Farm, Tessa’s cherished family gathering place in Creemore, Ontario. Her parents bought the farm when they got married and spent their honeymoon wallpapering the bathroom. It’s been Tessa’s favourite place for as long as she can remember and Ryan quickly saw why.

THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | For Tessa finding the dress was surprisingly easy. When she walked out of the change room in the third dress she tried on, her mum burst into tears and she knew she’d found the one.

GROOM’S ATTIRE | Ryan was very worried about getting married in the middle of a field in July under the hot sun so he made sure to buy a suit that was light in colour and fabric to minimize his risk of overheating. He was very grateful when the couple were blessed with a nice breeze and a comfortable 25 degree day to say their I-dos and was perfectly comfortable in his J-Crew summer suit.

THE READINGS & MUSIC | Harvest Moon by Neil Young for bridesmaids arrival, Heart of Gold by Neil Young for bride’s entrance (the sound of that beautiful harmonica riff still makes her smile), Lucky Man by the Verve for bride and groom and audience exit. All instrumental and played live by close friends of the couple.

BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | In-keeping with the comfortable country wedding vibe the couple were aiming for, Tessa’s bridesmaids all wore long colourful dresses of their choosing.

THE FLOWERS | The flowers were done by a florist from the local town of Creemore. She used all flowers and herbs from the bride’s parent’s farm and from friends on the surrounding properties. The beautiful bouquets included kale (a favourite salad fixing of the bride’s!) and herbs such as rosemary and basil.

THE DETAILS & DÉCOR | The bride’s parents worked for months to make the farm shine on the day of the festivities with luscious gardens and meandering pathways through tall hayfields to lead the guests to the ceremony location. Wild flowers grown by the bride’s mum were used in small doses to add to the pastoral setting.

THE HONEYMOON | The couple luxuriated for two nights following the wedding at local inn but their real honeymoon took place a few weeks later and was a nine day Canoe Trip down the iconic Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories in northern Canada.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS | For Ryan, walking out to the ceremony site being led by Tessa’s cousin playing the bagpipes arm and arm with his mum.

For Tessa, riding to the ceremony site in a decorated trailer towed by an antique tractor driven by her dad.

During ceremony, the couple’s friend who was officiating the ceremony surprised them with glass jars of sand from the couple’s favourite places around the world including Black Rock City where Burning Man takes place, Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto, and Apple Grove Farm where they were standing. The couple poured the sand into a bowl and scattered the blended contents on the ceremony site.

Father of the bride speech was heartfelt, loving and full of laughs.

The open air dance party with the Julian Taylor band with carefully positioned colourful strobe lights orchestrated by the bride’s brother was the perfect way to celebrate late into the night.

ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | Make it about your community, make it personal, and make it full of laughter. People don’t remember the details, they remember how they felt.

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |

Photography | Tied Photo & Films

Day of Coordinator | Christine March

Bridal Bouquets & Boutonnières | Flowers by Ms Design

Catering | Emily Worts

Officiant | Geoff Stoker-Lavelle

Music |  Sam Applegate and Dan McGauley (ceremony) and Julian Taylor Band (Dancing), Amac (late night DJ)

 

Thank you so much to Ryan and Tessa for sharing their gorgeous day with us; such a treat! Petra x

 

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Louise Baltruschat Hollis <![CDATA[How To Never Go Over Your Wedding Budget]]> http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/?p=204302 2017-06-21T11:38:11Z 2017-06-23T13:00:31Z Wedding Budget Never Go Over Planning Advice Help http://thehendrys.co/

 

Hello!  Let me start by saying that I’m over the moon to be joining the Whimsical Wonderland Weddings contribution team and I wanted to start off with one of the most important (and probably most yukky) parts of the wedding planning process: The Budget.

So, why did I choose this as my first feature?  It wasn’t my intention to suck all the fun out of planning your wedding with my very first post, but as a wedding planner I get a really close-up look at the wedding planning journey with lots of couples every year and trust me when I say; nothing sucks the fun out of the experience more than spending a lot more than you’d hoped to spend.

I know a wedding is probably the most important event you’ll ever host, but I don’t believe anyone should go into debt to get married.  I don’t think that’s what it’s meant to be about.  While the planning process is a lot of work, it really isn’t meant to be stressful, and losing control of the finances can put a serious downer on what should be a pretty magical and fun process.  So here I am, with my guide to planning your budget like a pro to make sure nothing spins out of control.

The first thing to know about a wedding budget, is that it’s always a work in progress.  You’re not supposed to know what everything is going to cost from day one.  You’re meant to decide as you go along.

The idea is to have a total figure you want to spend in mind from the outset, and to make sure you don’t go over that total limit.  Variables will come into play along the process, so it’s a continuous balancing act to keep things on track.

With there being no set guideline on what to spend on each bit of your wedding, it can be incredibly tricky to work out where to start, so here’s my step-by-step guide to the evolution of a wedding budget….

 

Step 1:  Figure out how much you have to Spend

 

It seems obvious, but before you do anything at all, take the time to sit down together and work out the amount you are happy to spend on your wedding.  Take into account the contributions family may want to make, along with what you have available to spend, and that combined total figure should be your maximum wedding budget.

 

Step 2:  Decide on your Concept

 

Once you know what you have to spend, it’s time to start thinking about the type of wedding you want.  This should be a really fun, loose, brainstorming session where you think about what you both like and don’t like, what time of year you’re most drawn to and the general look and feel you’re going for.  At the end of that conversation you should have a loose idea in mind of what your perfect wedding day will feel like.

 

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Step 3: Write the Guest List

 

You need to know how many people you’re intending to cater for on the wedding day to begin estimating costs, so take the time before looking at venues to create a guest list.  The number of guests might be something you need to compromise on later, so it’s a good idea to create an “A List” and a “B List” to give you a minimum and maximum number of guests to work from.

 

Step 4:  Decide on your Priorities

 

No matter how much money you have to spend on your wedding, along the way there’s bound to be compromises.  Before doing anything else, I always ask my clients to each give me a list of their top three priorities for their wedding day so I know from the outset what means the most to them.  Some will answer “I’m not worried about having a fancy venue, but I really want to have an incredible band, a top photographer and amazing food”.  Others will say “I really want to make sure all my family and friends are there and the other details don’t matter quite as much”.  Having this conversation really helps to give a direction for making sure you pick the right venue and allocate your spending the right way from the outset.

 

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Step 5: Create the Budget

 

Now you know how much you have to spend, the rough number of guests and which elements of the wedding are most important to you, you’re ready to begin creating a budget.

Do your research

Pulling together an estimate of what things cost will take a bit of time and research, but it’s also a good opportunity to shop around and get ideas of what’s available. There’s plenty of resources and budget planners online and suppliers will be happy to give you an estimate of costs if you reach out.  Make sure you include everything you will or might need.  You can always remove things later, but it’s better to cross things off a budget than to add things on.  With the best intentions, costs you hadn’t thought of are going to crop up, so make sure you include a contingency to cover you for the unexpected.

Budgeting for your Venue

One of the most difficult parts to budget for in this initial stage is the venue and catering because there’s no average cost for any of this.  My simple, fail-safe formula for knowing what any couple can afford to spend on their venue is this…

 

VENUE HIRE + CATERING = no more than 40% of the total wedding budget

 

That 40% is really a magic number, so keep it in mind and don’t tempt yourself by looking at venues which are over that budget.

 

Assess the damage

I like to think of the first draft of a budget as a “wish list”, so I always ask my clients to tell me everything they want and then we cost it up.  Once you have the “wish list” version of the budget, you’re either going to be happy with it or having a panic attack, but either way it’s always good to have that reality-check moment before you start booking anything.

If you look at the first version of your budget and it’s more than the total amount you had in mind, then start thinking about the parts you’re willing to compromise on.  Are you happy to reduce the number of guests?  Would you be happy with reducing the size of your wedding party?  Could you do without the fireworks?

You’re not trying to make any firm decisions at this early stage, but what you are trying to do is get a realistic picture of what everything costs so you’re making decisions with your eyes open and not compromising in the wrong places.

 

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Step 6: Find your Venue

 

Now you’ve got the beginnings of your budget, an estimate of guests and an idea of what you’re looking for – you’re ready to start venue shopping. The venue sets the scene for the wedding and everything else fits around it, so take your time to make sure you choose wisely and don’t book anything else before you’ve secured the venue.

After you’ve figured out which venue (or venues) you like then you need to work out what your wedding would cost at that particular place.

Some venues will include things that others don’t, some venues will require transport and others won’t. Don’t just assume the pretty chairs in their brochure are included, ask the questions so you know what everything is going to cost.

If the venue has in-house catering, make sure you’re done an analysis of an approximate cost per head for this, and if the venue uses external caterers, take the time to get some approximate prices so you’ve got a very clear picture of all costs associated with the venue before you pay a penny.

Remember, the total amount you spend on the venue (including anything you have to hire in) and the catering should be no more than 40% of the total budget for the wedding. Use this as a target when venue shopping to make sure what you select is affordable.

 

Step 7: Adjust as you go along

 

Once the venue is booked, it’s time to start looking at the other things you’ll need and it’s a good idea to book the essentials first.  This is the wedding planning equivalent of eating your vegetables, but if you book the must-haves first, you know what’s left over for the little extras.

As you go along, you’ll refine your design and begin to make choices and some things will cost less than you expected (yay!) and some will cost more. The idea is for the total amount you’re spending on the wedding to balance out overall.  When you’re playing with an event budget, it’s amazing how easily you can save hundreds or even thousands by just tweaking a few details and adjusting here and there, so thinking of your budget as a balancing act is the best way to get the most from it.

As a little gift to all the WWW readers, you can click here to download a free template for your wedding budget which should help get you started on the right foot.  Please leave a comment if you have any budget planning questions and I’d be happy to answer them for you!

 

Many thanks to The Hendrys for providing the photography for this post.

 

*This is the first in the wedding planning feature series from Whimsical Wonderland Weddings expert contributor and wedding planner Sara J at Love Street Weddings*

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