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What do wedding planners do?

Your Wedding Planner Does More Than Just Wedding Planning

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Book a complimentary wedding planning consultation

Ahead of the brand new shiny website and following yesterday’s article where we unraveled the question, “do I need a wedding planner?” You contacted us with specific questions about what it was a wedding planner actually did. You wanted to now what it was that you didn’t know! The questions to ask, and the things to consider as you begin the exciting adventure of planning a wedding for the very first time. It’s unchartered territory and I’d like to help answer some of your questions.

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Wedding Flowers

As the considerations are seemingly endless the earlier you discuss your plans with a professional the less likely you are to encounter any issues that were so important to you. These could be restrictions at your venue that don’t allow naked flames or even insisting on their preferred suppliers, it could be crazy weather, your timings, the additional costs that squeeze your budget or noise restrictions that exclude your favourite band. Saving precious time early in the process could be the best wedding decision you make. Book a no obligation consultation with a planner and get an hours free wedding advice, it really could save you time and look after your budget, as well as ensuring a seamless and stress free day.

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Special moments

Design & Styling

And one of the best pieces of advice I could give would be to carefully consider any decision to style your own wedding. It is an exciting time and if you are a creative with passion and vision for how your wedding will look, I know you will be tempted to enlist the help of your bridal party to place your pretty details in your beautiful venue. You will want to oversee the proceedings whilst liaising with your hand picked suppliers, but the reality is you rarely have the time and your photographer and hair and makeup team will be calling you. Your closest friends and family will want to shower you with love and attention, and you will feel under pressure. A talented team of stylists will bring calm and joy to your most memorable of occasions. Enjoy this magical time and don’t be afraid to ask for expert advice.

From ‘wedmin’ to design, expert advice on venues, locations, artisan wedding suppliers, and a talented creative, an experienced wedding planner will inspire and guide you, reassure and excite you. They’ll have amazing ideas – one of our favourite Yorkshire venues has an outdoor fireplace we think is just made for toasting marshmallows!

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Toasting marshmallows

A professional wedding planner really is an engaged couples best friend.

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Reserved for your wedding planning meeting

Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness Pamella x

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Luxury Retreat Preview Woodlands Boutique Hotel Leeds

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Our eagerly awaited preview to the International luxury retreats was last Sunday, it was a truly fabulous day and here Charlotte from award winning blog Redamancy shares all the fabulous details ….

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A Champagne Reception – the perfect way to start a sunshiny Sunday

What do the words ‘luxury’ and ‘styling’ have in common? It’s a pretty straightforward answer; Pamella Dunn. Pam, or Pami to friends (which I am so lucky to be able to call her), has been stirring up styling sensations in the wedding industry for the last 7 years. I first met Pamella when I was given the enviable title of intern and brand ambassador, along with 6 other fabulous ladies, back in June 2016 and getting to know her and her business has been an absolute delight. The number one thing I have learnt? If Pam asks you to go on an adventure, you don’t even hesitate. It will be the best ride of your life.

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Tall tropical floral designs made conversation easy across the banquet table

Ever since I first met Pam I knew that one of her dreams was to take off around the world, inspiring little wedding wannabes (and I use that in the nicest sense of the world, as I too was a wedding wannabe) with her sparkling style and creative coaching methods. I love it when people hustle for their dream above and beyond anything else, and so when Pam mentioned to me that she was putting on a Preview of the Luxury Styling Retreat in Leeds before it headed to SYDNEY (!!!) I was practically happy dancing around my kitchen. Actually, I was literally happy dancing around my kitchen. Would I like to assist in planning it? Boy, would I!

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Place setting details were carefully considered

Cue excited emails passed back and forth between myself, Pam, and all-round wunderkind Ellie Kime, a brainstorming session, a very delightful meeting in Filmore and Union (still dreaming about that Pistachio Rose Latte) and lots of instagram promotion. Sunday 14th of May had certainly seemed like a long way off when we were planning it but as with all majorly exciting things it soon came around quickly!

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Sponsors were featured on arrival surrounded by this showstopping organic balloon arch

The night before the event I couldn’t sleep. I know this sounds like a terribly clichéd thing to say but it’s true. Not even the thought of setting my alarm for 5:45am could dampen my spirits (I’m more of a 8:45 girl myself). The next morning at 6:37 – I’m always 7 minutes behind schedule, potential future clients look away now – I was in my car, downing coffee in world-record time, and hot-footing it along the motorway.

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The gorgeous YSL consultants Steph and steph from Harvey Nichols leeds

I arrived at the beautiful Woodlands Hotel to find Pam doing what Pam does best – styling up a storm. It was a golden botanical haven, and the marquee styled to the nines really felt like a place where plans would be made and goals would be set. Exactly the type of place you want to be if you’ve got a hunger and passion for all things wedding biz. I immediately set to work helping recreate Pam’s vision, and as more of the LSRT (Luxury Styling Retreat Team) arrived it began to sink in that this was really happening.

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Chloe and Javie catching up at the drinks reception

This event was all about style, so I’m going to have to go into lots of adoring detail and descriptions and you’re just going to have to bear with me! Gold sequin tablecloths bathed the banqueting table running down one length of the room, lined with chivari chairs standing proudly dressed in their sashes. Golden glass charger plates, luxe golden cutlery and gold-rimmed goblets from Whitehouse crockery delivered opulence at its very best. Leafy green tropical table centrepieces stood high on golden plinths and candles filled every available gap. Palms reinforced the botanical look and balloons from Swoon Balloons provided some luxury fun. Pam’s favourite detail from the event was the stunning name plaque hoops she’d had designed to sit above each keynote speaker’s chair and I have to say it was an inspired idea which really added something a little bit special. Sofas created a chill-out area (3 course fine-dining experiences can be tiring, you know) and the table lined with gift bags just made me want to squeal.

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Tropical gold tablescape styling

By 10:00am setup was pretty much complete, which gave us half an hour before the guests were due to arrive. It was just enough time to revel in what Pam had created and take in the incredible atmosphere, which stayed with everyone for the rest of the day. During this time I met Kylie, the CEO of the Wedding Academy – with whom I completed my Advanced Diploma in Planning and Design – and Brand Manager for the Academy, Martha. After chatting with them for just 10 minutes I already felt totally inspired, so how the heck was I going to feel after the inspirational speeches?!

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Kylie with wedding academy students past and present

There was no time to dwell on that though as I shot off to the conservatory to be on hand to greet guests when they arrived. Champagne, anyone? This little welcome soiree was made even better by Liz Keeting doing her thing, performing some of the top wedding songs to ever exist. L is for the way you look at me… O is for… “Omg that balloon arch looks incredible!” I said in my inside voice, because I did not want to drown out Liz’s beautiful voice for a single second. Claire from Swoon Balloons had created an amazing display of white and gold balloons that really set the tone for the day as soon as guests arrived. My favourite detail? The printed banner displaying all of the suppliers involved in the event, from the lovely Zoe at The Golden Letter who designed the most stunning stationery suite ever, to YSL who sponsored the gift bags. Yes, you read that correctly – Yves. Saint. Laurent. There were also these super gorge quotation cards on the welcome table, inscribed with motivational sayings to get everyone in the mood. “Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself” is my favourite quote of all time and I’m very happy to say it made the cut.

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The amazing voice of Liz Keeting

After guests had enjoyed a little bit of bubbly in the sunshine, we all headed inside to commence the day. Liz, who was also acting as super-glam MC, had a special announcement for our guests. Hidden under 5 chairs were golden tickets that awarded the lucky recipient a free consultation with the lovely ladies from YSL in Harvey Nichols in Leeds, as well as a £50 voucher for a beauty makeover. What a prize, is what I thought when Pam told me, which was definitely echoed by the girls in the audience who threw themselves on the floor to check under chairs!

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Helen Davies Curator at Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall

Bums firmly back on seats, it was time for the speakers. First up, Helen Davies of Rise Hall. It sounds like an incredibly fancy title, and this lady deserves every single bit of it. ‘H’ is for Helen, but it’s also for Hustle and she has this in abundance. Helen started her own wedding planning company, The Wedding Concierge, 5 years ago. Within 12 months, Helen had been approached by Sarah Beeny (yes, the very one) who asked her to take over the wedding side of things at Rise Hall, which up until this point had been pretty poor, and turn it into a wedding venue of dreams. Helen was unsure at first, as anyone would be, but six days later she moved into Rise Hall with just a computer and a suitcase. What she has accomplished is quite frankly astonishing, or it would be if it wasn’t the result of sheer graft and determination. Because that’s the real reason Rise Hall is now a top wedding venue and hotel, hosting around 40 weddings a year – Helen quite simply worked her arse off. Her talk provided inspiration in bucket-loads and you could tell there was a buzz amongst the guests once she’d finished.

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Keynote speakers Helen Davies and Anita Massarella

Next up, couture dress designer Anita Massarella. Now, let me tell you, this woman has a wicked sense of humour! – she had us all in absolute stitches! She’s a fantastic speaker and storyteller, and you want her to keep reeling off amazing anecdotes all day! She happened to mention that she had designed a wardrobe for Margaret Thatcher and I swear every single jaw in the audience dropped. Imagine being able to say that?! Anita also brought along some of her stunning dresses, and it’s not hard for one second to see why people pay the prices they do for Anita’s designs. To put it simply – they are bloody gorgeous! Anita is one of the most focussed and driven people you could hope to meet, and I’m very glad I got the chance.

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Haute Couture designer Anita Massarella

Kylie Carlson, Director and Founder of The Wedding Academy rounded up the inspirational talks. I was really intrigued to hear Kylie speak because I’d already heard what a charismatic and engaging speaker she is, and she did not disappoint. I even lent over to Pam during Kylie’s talk to comment on what a ‘ball-buster’ she is, because when Kylie sets her mind to something – she achieves it. She doesn’t let anything stand in her way, and if there is an obstacle of some sort then she quickly susses out the most efficient way around it and achieves her goal. Which is why it’s not hard to see why The Wedding Academy has received the international acclaim it has. With Kylie at the helm how could it have achieved anything less?

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Academy CEO Kylie Carlson with academy students past and present

That rounded up the morning’s events, and as the guests seated themselves at the table for lunch, the suppliers quickly headed off to the bar for a well-deserved glass of vino and a bit of a chin-wag. You just can’t beat it on a summer’s day! I did ask the guests how they enjoyed their food though, and I was met with lots of faces that resembled the heart-eyed emoji. However, with this being an industry event, it’s safe to say that this bunch of lovelies enjoyed the networking opportunity just as much as the food!

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Woman in business doing what they do best – networking with a glass of champagne in hand

The afternoon kicked back off with a floral styling demonstration, from florist support on the event – Jade from Flowers By Jade. I think the guests were a bit disbelieving when it was explained to them that Jade was going to demonstrate how they could recreate a very similar centrepiece to those on display, at home, however her easy way of explaining things made us all realise that it’s actually possible. That’s the great thing about Jade; she’s down-to-earth, she’s bubbly and she’s very approachable. I find flowers quite daunting, because there are so many different types and I can never remember their names let alone their appropriate seasons. But Jade put us all at ease with her demonstration, and then it was time for everyone to try out these tips and tricks by styling their own greenery display in a gorgeous white vase. Bonus – they got to take it home too. And there were some absolutely fabulous creations!

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Tall centrepiece tropical florals

Once everyone had arranged their own floral display, and after a very inspirational note to end on from the woman herself – Pam, it was time for mojitos and a dessert table selection to wind down the afternoon. One way to move 24 women into another room fast is to mention ‘cocktails and cake’, just FYI. It was so lovely to see everyone chatting to the people who they’d met during the day, swapping Instagram handles and friending each other on Facebook, especially as many of them had turned up alone without knowing anyone else.

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Fabulous wedding industry professionals, L-R Ella, Katie, Louise and Laura.

I couldn’t believe how fast the day had flown by when everyone started coming to say thank you and goodbye, laden with the luxury goody bags stuffed full of treats. I met some truly wonderful people who I know I will stay in touch with, and it was definitely a sentiment that I could see a lot of people shared. There was such a positive tingle in the air come 4:00pm that day. It’s like when you’re little and you go to a children’s party – you’ve had the best time playing with all of your friends and you’re so chock-full of sugar that you genuinely feel that life is better than it ever has been, and you can’t wait for tomorrow. That’s the feeling that the Luxury Stylist Retreat gave me. And with a conclusion like that, you can’t possibly tell me that you don’t want to come to Sydney and do it with us all over again? I’ll see you down under. G’day Mate.

A fabulous day and a wonderful article, thank you Charlotte. I’ll finish with the highlights from the day by hugely talented photographer Soniya Zeb, including the super stylish gold foil stationery suite from The Golden Letter, gold chargers, tableware and glassware from luxury event hire company Whitehouse Crockery, all styled to perfection by Rebecca from Pop Up Weddings and Charlotte of course from Redamancy. 

Soon to follow, a fabulous film from Ash at To Have And To Hold Films

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A very warm welcome for all the guests at the champagne drinks reception
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Sunday sunshine networking
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Luxe tableware place setting, with luxury gold foil stationery and gold glass chargers
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Candle lit details on the mirrored gold tablescape
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Bride to be and her gorgeous Mum
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Luxury Retreat guests L-R Chloe, Javie and Dee
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Exquisite gowns from Anita Massarella
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There was a wonderful buzz in the room as speakers shared inspirational stories
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Lucky winners of the 5 golden tickets
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Mini bouquets and vases for the afternoons guest Style Challenge
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Banquet tablescape and chiffon drop chair sashes
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Hello Love rose gold balloons decorate the marquee wall
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hello – love balloons from Swoon Balloons

 

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Luxury chiffon drop and diamante tie chair detail
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Thank you gifts for the wonderful support team
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Pamella Dunn finishing the final styling
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Pamella Dunn Luxury Wedding Planner, wedding business trainer and mentor

 

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All props available to hire from My Wedding Hire email pam@pamelladunn.co.uk or call 07900 216132

 

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Introducing Pamella Dunn Brand Ambassador Sarah Of Styling Farm

It’s Friday and the weekend …. Time for catching up with nine blog features showcasing fabulous creatives and inspiring business woman making wedding dreams a reality. Tonights ambassador is a real treat and I just know you’ll be blown away with Sarah and her beautiful styling business.

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Farm Styling creative director Sarah

Day 10:

Hey ..

Welcome to Farm. I’m Sarah. Here’s a little bit of information about me & how Farm has evolved.

Once upon a time, I’m not going to think exactly how long ago now, I grew up in a beautiful Georgian house which my parents ran as a luxury wedding venue. As a family we lived and breathed and revolved around the magical goings on in that house, in my memories I recall it as though living amidst a flurry of hazy happiness and floating organza. Something about it must have stayed with me.

Then I traveled, lived and worked as life requires one to do. I lived in London, Spain, Canada & France. I graduated in a subject entirely at odds with design, but spurred on by my first little walk up flat renovation I went on to renovate, build and design several houses. In 2005, whilst living in Canada, I – along with a very dear friend –  set up an interior styling company & by 2010 we had regularly featured in newspaper, magazines & had our own little spot on Saturday morning television. In 2010 I moved to France and my journey in styling and design continued.

Then, in 2013, I settled back in my beloved Yorkshire. Ready for a fresh direction.

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Getting her creative on

Inspired by my childhood, driven by my experience in design & styling, motivated by my brief stint working with a super talented florist & an equally supportive new venue I turned Farm on a new path into events and wedding styling. I submerged myself in several intensive courses – notable of which was Pamella Dunn’s business workshop an Introduction To My Wedding Business Course for it’s endless mentorship, networks and invaluable advice. And I love it. I love the attention to detail, the endless creative possibilities, the happiness, the journeys and the stories.  Everything I have learnt, my years of experience in styling, my professionalism, my passion, my flair, my creativity, my imagination, I now pour into your day.

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Country chic

So, Welcome To Farm.

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A Costal Exclusive Use Yorkshire Wedding Venue I love …

As a wedding Planner and stylist I get some dream jobs.

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Dunsley Hall Country House Hotel Sandsend Whitby North Yorkshire

Can you imagine my delight when approached by the talented photographer Georgina Harrison as she shared her ideas for a very special fine art shoot at the stunning Dunsley House Country Hotel on the outskirts of the beautiful North Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby?

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The charm and old world character of the deep leaded windows flood the rooms with light

I adore the seaside, long walks along the shore line breathing in the sea air, so from the beginning I knew this project was going to be a personal investment too.

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I adored creating this fragrant white lilac and eucalyptus bridal bouquet

The location and charming Victorian wedding venue on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park was just waiting to be rediscovered. New owners are restoring the stunning manor house, maintaining the stylish essence of a bygone era with luxurious decor, furnishings and fabrics. The spectacular setting has a seductive charm which I found impossible to resist.

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Secret pathways lead to undiscovered meadows and pretty orchards

The grounds take in breathtaking views, manicured lawns, graceful eucalyptus trees sharing pretty meadows with fruit trees and wild flowers; I was lost in styling heaven. The natural flow and abundance of original wrought iron fencing, gates, stone work and meandering paths stole my heart and I will forever have a fondness for this special place.

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The bride wears a dreamy bridal gown and veil from The Little Pearl Bridal Boutique Pickering
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Our soft green and white flowers and stylish wedding stationery from Noble Fine Art
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Wedding day details from Noble Fine Art, and The Little Pear Bridal Boutique
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Our rununculus buttonhole completes the blacktie attire of the stylish groom
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Bride and Groom Portraits are a wonderful opportunity for you both to enjoy quiet moments together during the whirlwind of your day
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Natural loose bridal bouquets if kept to a soft colour palette do not dominate your photographs but enhance the overall styling
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The grounds are the perfect location for portrait shots and are just beautiful. Everytime you breath in the sea air you will be transported back to this precious moment
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A walk in the grounds will keep you in the moment

Reflecting the beauty and peaceful calm of the surroundings the design was soft and sympathetic, using seasonal wedding flowers of fragrant white lilac, eucalyptus and peonies. The colour palette was cool and subtle with chalky whites, velvety muted greens, complemented by rich fabrics that billowed in the breeze. I wanted to create something achingly beautiful and truly authentic, a style that was thoughtful, and perfectly in tune with the romantic setting and venue.

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A romantic wedding cake from the fabulous Blush Cake Company blended perfectly with the overall styling
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Breathe in the glorious sea air from the terrace at Dunsley Hall Country House Hotel and you will never want to leave

I think by now you have guessed I loved everything about this collaboration, and I hope it illustrates that dreams really can come true in this idyllic North Yorkshire coastal hamlet.

Collaborators:

Photography – Georgina Harrison Photography

Bridal Boutique – The Little Pearl Bridal Boutique

Hair and Makeup Artist – Catherine Elizabeth

Styling and Wedding Flowers –Pamella Dunn

Wedding Cake – Blush Cake company

Stationery – Noble Fine Art

Venue – Dunsley Hall Country House Hotel

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What Is It Like To Work On A Photoshoot?

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Cotswold Lavender Company

As a UK Wedding Planner I am in a fabulous position to work with wonderful professional wedding suppliers in the most idyllic locations. This beautiful English summer’s day was no exception as I collaborated on a styled shoot to create magical images to inspire brides and grooms planning their wedding. Styling and design are where my heart is and working with clients to create a really personal day makes my heart sing. As well as our gorgeous clients I love supporting and mentoring new talent coming in to the wedding industry and I’m completely blessed to have seven amazing interns all hungry for hands on experience. All very different with their own unique flair and style they are most definitely the stars of the future  and on today’s blog we hear from Ellie; you’re going to love her …

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Lavender Wedding Inspiration

Ellie, can you help out at a photoshoot? It’s a couple of hours drive, but you’ll be working with one of the finest photographers around, you’ll be surrounded by handmade creative beauty, and oh—by the way—it’s in a lavender field, one of the country’s most incredible natural sights? 

It’s hardly a gripping intro, because OF COURSE I said yes. I typed yes as quickly as my little fingers would fly across the keyboard, I started pre-planning the treats I would bake for the aforementioned drive, and I excitedly did some background research on the suppliers I’d be working with. That was just one of the perks of this opportunity: the collaborators on the shoot are some of the most creatively talented and exciting people in the industry. And I was part of that! It all sounds a bit Northern-boy-on-the-West-End-stage for the first time, but it’s got truth to it: looking at the photos below, I know I was part of that. HOW. EXCITING.

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Quintessentially English

What were the other perks of the opportunity, you say, other than working with some of the best in the business? Having an amazing day in a sumptuous location (I don’t know how nice your office is but try taking a day trip to the Cotswolds Lavender Field every once in a while), learning new skills on-the-job, crafting new industry relationships and creating something beautiful. The photos Jane captured are stunning, and it’s pretty impressive that I was a small part of that – especially when you consider that the alternative was half-heartedly prepping a dissertation! 

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Wedding Day Details
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Lavender Fields Of Wedding Dreams
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Soft Summer Bridal Bouquet With Luxe Silk Ribbon

Mainly, however, it taught me the importance of saying yes to every opportunity that you’re able to take on. It’s a cliché but it’s a cliché for a reason: you get out what you put in, and if you put in loads of yesses, you’ll get loads of yesses out of it. Whether you’re well established, just starting out, or anywhere in-between, taking on a new project can open so many doors and could take you anywhere and everywhere. Especially in the wedding industry, where coherence in themes is important, and recommendations are so often relied upon, gaining a reputation as being up for it can catapult you to stardom (relative wedding-stardom, but that’s all anyone really wants). 

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Hand Dyed Silk Ribbon From PomPom Blossom
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Lavender Wedding Stationery
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Wedding Hair Accessories Are Sometimes All You Need

Obviously I am not advocating selling yourself short. I’m not the best at maths or business (my school record is testament to that) but even I know that consistently and permanently saying yes to free jobs is not a workable business plan. Strike the balance right however, and the relationships you’ll make with the people you say yes will provide you with income – and from there you can fly. Next time someone asks you to be part of a shoot, or an event, or to lend them a hand on a project – say yes, and see where it takes you. Chances are I’ll be lending a hand too – anything to get away from this dissertation…”

I love this fun flowing account from Ellie and I hope it inspired you too. If you would like to gain experience and network with some of the loveliest and talented new wedding vendors please get in touch. And check out the amazing talent below who collaborated on this shoot.

Have the most amazing time planning your wedding, you know where we are when you need us!

Much love Pam x

Credits:

Photography – Jane Beadnell

Stylist & flowers – Our fabulous team ….

Hair & Makeup – Cat

Cake – Zoe

Accessories – Betty

Stationery – Jane

Hand dyed silk ribbon – Sophie

Boho Woodland Bridal Styling

“I suddenly said to my wife: “we’re terribly dull people, let’s travel around the world and then we shall have something to talk about”.

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Natural boho bridal bouquet

Burnby Hall Gardens, a classic estate nestled in the surroundings of the East Yorkshire town of Pocklington, provided the backdrop for this gorgeous collaborative wedding shoot. With a set of supremely talented contributors, the shoot was a boho wedding dream: making use of the magnificent natural landscape, combining them with whimsical floating dresses and soft hair and make up. The result is a true bridal fairytale.

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In line with Major Percy Stewart (the original owner of Burnby Hall)’s vision, to travel the world with his wife and have something to talk about, this wedding inspiration shoot is definitely not one to keep quiet about. The colour palette of natural greens, browns, and white, lends understated elegance. Pamella Dunn’s bridal bouquet, a sumptuous arrangement of David Austin roses and leafy foliage, highlights the beauty of dark green as a feature colour. Her styling—including hanging tealight bubbles, macramé plant pots, a carnival-style gold star and a feature mirror—gives the impression of an exquisitely preserved whole other world that we’ve just stumbled upon. 

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The wedding dresses were kindly loaned by destination boutique The Bridal Collection in Harrogate, both featuring stunning bodices with lace detailing, and uncomplicated skirts which flowed beautifully, pooling to the ground. Layered pendant jewellery really gave the boho vibe its edge, wonderfully complimented by hair and makeup by the amazingly talented Megan Green. Tousled tresses and deep lip colours gave the brides an effortless carefree edge: a perfect look.

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Creative Yorkshire photographer Jamie Sia’s photography tells the story of a perfectly conserved whimsical wonderland, unspoilt by fuss and spilling over with simplistic beauty. Striking images of the beautiful models Emily and Jazzmin, and featured shots of every single thread woven together to make this masterpiece a reality: now we have something to truly talk about.

Author: Eleanor Kime

Thank you so much Ellie for writing a gorgeous article, this was a fabulous shoot with a wonderful team of professional Yorkshire wedding industry experts. I love the travel adventure inspiration, and creating woodland wedding magic and a beautiful natural wedding bouquet was a perfect project for me. Much love Pami x

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Exclusive Wedding Planning. Full details & clear pricing online.

We know wedding planning is exciting and unbelievably time consuming too. We often meet our lovely clients when they are drowning under wedmin or balancing too many suppliers booked too soon in the process as they are cry “I wish we had found you sooner!” The business of wedding planning is shrouded in myth and folklore so this week we shone a little light on how it all works and updated the website with pricing and services, posting transparent costs and details of what you can expect.

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Boutique Wedding Planning. A professional wedding planner for when you really need it. Further details and easy pricing on line.

It’s true, hiring a wedding planner is not just for celebrities and the rich and famous. There are many services you can take advantage of, saving you time and money whilst still planning your own special celebrations. Planning a wedding in the UK offers couples a magical choice of alternatives and has not traditionally included a Wedding Planner but all this is beginning to change. As experienced professionals we know how stressful wedding planning can be, and how time consuming and budget busting too. With so many considerations no one anticipates, including the balancing of family and friends expectations, not to mention managing a team of suppliers as your wedding approaches. It really is no wonder that by the time the day arrives it passes in a blur.

 

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Our latest client wedding Venue Search took us to Cheshire and across Yorkshire to find the perfect exclusive use luxury venue with accommodation. The clients brief was relaxed but historical, a party house but with fine dining, champagne and good wine. Somewhere so special, with a caring professional team that could host the ceremony & up to 150 guests for the wedding breakfast. I am thrilled and delighted to have found the one that they both just fell in love with. Full details and pricing on line for our Venue Search service.

 

Savvy couples know that time is precious and that like any other professional service hiring an experienced wedding planner is an investment that can often pay for itself. We know that finding the perfect venue when so many are hidden gems isn’t a one weekend job, that a few venues may have little or no flexibility, and occasionally may have clauses or restrictions that are hidden in the small print.

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When you choose our Supplier Suggestions option you get the very best wedding vendors in the business to match your budget and you will be amazed at the quality, experience and professionals available to you. We will save hours and hours of research. Choose from the best the UK wedding industry has to offer. Get in touch today!

 

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For A Limited Time Only At This Amazing price. Call in the wedding Style & Design experts. We’ll work together to design a fabulous bespoke wedding, with the most beautiful personal elements and then we sprinkle our style magic with installation on the day.

We offer eight exclusive wedding services including beautiful wedding flowers, as well as bespoke wedding planning for clients part way through their planning and entering wedding meltdown.

 

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Wedding Day Management you can’t live without. Planning a wedding is fun & exciting and on the day you, your family and friends will enjoy every single stress free minute when you chose our On The Day Coordination service. It’s discreet, organised and effortlessly professional. Your day will unfold like a dream, and leave you to be doing just exactly what you should be; loving every getting married minute…. You are in safe hands, details and pricing online.

 

On the day coordination is the peace of mind service you will be so pleased you booked. A marquee at home, teepee in the forest or a hotel wedding with a venue coordinator you will reflect on the moment you first considered hiring a professional planner.

 

Happy planning, much love x