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Should I Hire A Wedding Planner?

Being awarded Wedding Planner Of The Year and receiving recognition from Bridebook has been one of Pamella’s highlights since launching her business nearly 10 years ago. One of the questions she frequently gets asked is why do I need a wedding planner, and as we are about to launch our brand spanky new website we thought we’d share our thoughts on why you need a wedding planner.

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Hiring a wedding planner …..

Well the truth is, not everyone does, so we put together this article looking at areas to consider when planning your wedding. Which we hope uncovers some of the mystery surrounding the role of a planner.

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Candles and cake …

Where you begin your personal wedding planning journey really depends on how you visualise your marriage taking shape. Most of us live in an era where we struggle to find extra hours as we rush from one demand on our precious time to another, where often just finding time to even think about what you might like for your significant celebration is tricky.  Consider this short list and step into the magical world of wedding planning confident you are heading in the right direction.

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Wedding Dress Dreams

6 key wedding planner questions Pamella asks:

1 – Have you chosen a date, place and venue?

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Wedding Venue Searching …

2 – Have you a budget you will work to?

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When your venue is a blank canvas

3 – Are you a creative looking to DIY your wedding, with support from family & friends?

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Creative wedding decor lighting

4 – Do you need help with the design and styling?

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Pamella shares her vision for wedding designing

5 – Do you need help with the administration, the coordination and on the day management?

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When it all comes together on the day …

6 – Have you identified key suppliers who you can work with?

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Wedding Vendors sent with love

These considerations will help you highlight where you will want additional support, advice and guidance. The answers will be quite different for every couple, but using the services of experienced professional planners for all or part of the above will allow you those moments to reflect, and take in the whole experience confident in the knowledge you are in safe hands.

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Wedding Planning, Saving You Time And Money ….

Wedding planning with expert advice is the secret, book a complimentary consultation you’ll be pleased you did!

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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We have won UK Wedding Planner 2017

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We are delighted to have won

Woweee … 2017 has been an incredible year so far and March was no exception. As on March 1st we opened our emails to read that we had been awarded UK Wedding Planner 2017 by the prestigious BrideBook We are delighted to have won this fabulous award. We are still on cloud 9.

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Proudly displaying our winners avatar

This Save The Date image is from a beautiful shoot at The Orangery at Settrington taken by the fabulous and hugely talented wedding photographer Hayley Baxter. More stunning images are due for release from our collaboration with The Little Pearl Bridal, JB Creatives, Minnie Bees, and Catherine Elizabeth very soon.

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Thank you so much for your support

I am hugely honoured & ridiculously excited to have won the UK Wedding Planner 2017 with the fabulous @bridebookhq #BBWA2017 We have the best job in the world, the most amazing team and without doubt the most gorgeous clients! I am so very happy and incredibly proud of the recognition and can’t thank everyone enough for their support. Feedback, reviews and awards are the lifeblood for small businesses and without the support of the team, our simply beautiful clients and incredible industry support we would not be where we are today!

Our clients book a wedding planner to bring their dream wedding to life. They want to be able to relax in the knowledge the very best wedding industry professionals are working to achieve flawless results impeccably presented. They want their friends, family, and wedding guests to enjoy being together, to have the time to share the wonderful experience and make magical memories whilst having an experienced team working behind the scenes. These principles are at the very heart of the business and why I launched Pamella Dunn Events. To be recognised on a national level makes me so proud of how far we have come with an amazing team.

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Proud to be UK Wedding Planner 2017

I love ❤️  everyone today 💋  more than ever ❤️  #feelinglikeawinner #awardwinner #ukweddingplanner2017 #awardwinningweddingplanner #multiawardwinningweddingplanner #sohappy #weddingtribe #pamelladunn #pamelladunnevents

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Fine Art Wedding Day Styling Inspiration

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Bridal Portrait on the terrace at Dunsley Hall Country House Hotel Sandsend

Part two of this fabulous coastal fine art shoot takes us on to the terrace at Dunsley Hall Country House Hotel, along the meandering paths and across to the meadows and orchards. This wedding venue really does have it all. Its coastal location, exclusive use and boutique bedrooms are just beautiful, but it’s the food that will really blow you away. Fine dining, fine wine and an after dinner experience like no other.

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A sweetheart table in the orchard

A gentle sea breeze catches the luxe velvet tablecloth in this romantic orchard setting. Moments of tranquility and calm on your wedding day are to be treasured. Making a little time in your timeline is a luxury I know but so worth it.

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Peony and eucalyptus wedding table centrepiece

Choosing your tablescape decor is really personal and sometimes just a pretty vintage urn spilling over with just picked eucalyptus and the dreamiest white peony is perfect.

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Embroidered napkins, luxe danish velvet ribbons and bespoke stationery

Chalky grey place setting details add sophisticated style to your tablescape. Personal details are memorable and will charm your guests. Thoughtful elements can be small and have a big impact, this is where you can really make your day unique, reflecting your love story.

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Exploring the grounds at Dunsley Hall Country House Hotel

Follow the pretty paths around the stunning grounds, and explore the wonderful locations for photographs. At every turn and around every corner is a picture perfect location at Dunsley.

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Original doorways and gateways are my favourite

Hidden doorways and original features are perfect photography backdrops. I absolutely love this bridal image with our natural white lilac and eucalyptus bouquet. The fragrance was heavenly.

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Outdoor styling details

Simple styling on the stone steps adds timeless elegance to your photographs, using your bouquet and some of your decor will give continuity to your imagery.

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Outdoor shots of the wedding cake

Be brave and take your wedding cake outside. Nestled alongside your bouquet and with pretty styling details these are the memories you will treasure forever. Hours of planning every element will be captured on film for you to enjoy.

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Dunsley Hall Country House Hotel Sandsend Whitby North Yorkshire

This shoot fills me with joy, it’s why I do what I do, it’s for you …….

I hope you love the images and wedding inspiration as much as I do, check back soon for some exciting news or have a sneaky peek on our social media!

Credits:

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

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

Meet Your Wedding Planner

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You can meet the team at some of the most exclusive wedding venues this month …

March is a busy month for your wedding planner as we plan and design our stands for up and coming wedding fairs and exhibitions across Yorkshire. With our stylish brides and grooms in mind the flowers, the props and the luxury table linen are carefully selected to inspire whilst giving you an idea of how we can not just plan your wedding but design and style your venue too.

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Brought to you by The Wedding Affair last month we were at one of the most exclusive wedding venues in Yorkshire, Goldsborough Hall with its elegant state rooms, luxury accommodation and stunning landscaped grounds you cannot help but fall in love. Did you see us there? Our floating candle centrepiece, shimmering gold sequin tablecloth and twinkling gold candle lit votives were hugely popular with visitors.

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Goldsborourgh Hall

The escort tree with hanging crystals and candle lit baubles offered a pretty alternative to a seating plan. Just one of the many ways hiring a Wedding Planner and Designer can add value to your celebrations. Read more in the article Should I Hire A Wedding Planner.

Sunday the 13th March you can find the team at two wedding fairs.

The Woodlands Hotel, is a beautiful restored boutique hotel set in landscaped grounds on the edge of Leeds. Available with exclusive use this Yorkshire wedding venue is stunning.

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Woodlands Boutique Hotel

Sunday the 13th March we will also be once again exhibiting with The Wedding Affair at the delightful English Country House Hotel The Devonshire Arms Hotel And Spa. A picturesque setting on the Bolton Abbey Estate in the heart of The Yorkshire Dales National Park this luxury venue has so much to offer.

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Our Big Round Balloon at The Devonshire Arms
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Our Big Round Balloon at The Devonshire Arms

Sunday 20th March we eagerly await another Wedding Affair Luxury Wedding Exhibition at the exclusive castle hotel Swinton Park on the breathtaking 200 acre Yorkshire Dales Swinton Estate.

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Swinton Park Exclusive Yorkshire Wedding Venue

We are really looking forward to meeting you and hope that you will visit one, if not all of the events we will be exhibiting at. Please say hello and share you exciting wedding day plans with us. We have a wealth of experience and love sharing it with you. Pick up a complimentary copy of our latest Style Guide & Hire Collection Catalogue and please do get in touch if you would like to see any of the props we have to rent in the extensive Hire Collection, have a favourite flower or a centrepiece you would love to see and we will do our very best to include on our stand.

Looking forward to seeing you very soon

Pam x

Should I Hire A Wedding Planner?

5 key questions:

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Where you begin your personal wedding planning journey really depends on how you visualise your marriage taking shape. Most of us live in an era where we struggle to find extra hours as we rush from one demand on our precious time to another, where often just finding time to even think about what you might like for your significant celebration is tricky.  Consider this short list and step into the magical world of wedding planning confident you are heading in the right direction.

  • Have you chosen a date, place and venue?
  • Have you a budget you will work to?
  • Are you a creative looking to DIY your wedding, with support from family & friends?
  • Do you need help with the design and styling?
  • Do you need help with the administration, the coordination and on the day management?
  • Have you identified key suppliers who you can work with?

These considerations will help you highlight where you will want additional support, advice and guidance. The answers will be quite different for every couple but using the services of experienced professional planners for all or part of the above will allow you those moments to reflect and take in the whole experience confident in the knowledge you are in safe hands.

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Pamella

Shortlist planners who fit your brief and arrange a consultation. These are invariably complimentary and will give you a good idea if you are a good fit. Personality, compatibility and a good close working relationship will be vital. An experienced planner will have all the answers, and more that arise during this exciting time, and will often not only be the planner, but your designer and stylist too. They will save you hours of research and add value to your budget. Their advice and support will be invaluable, they will be the calming confidant, fully understanding how you are feeling at each stage. They will be inspiring and thought provoking, discussing ideas with you that have meaning to you both as you celebrate your love for each other.

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Your Wedding Planner Does More Than Just Wedding Planning

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.

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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.

Looking forward to hearing from you x

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The Devil Is In The Detail