My blog game has been utterly terrible in recent months, but I am super excited to share with you all a beautiful Roman-inspired wedding that I had the pleasure of planning and designing earlier this year. For me, the standout elements (aside from the gorgeous bride and groom of course) were the jaw-droppingly beautiful venues. It was a weekend wedding celebration that kicked off with a fun, vibrant and Indian-themed Mehndi night at the totally gorgeous Holburne Museum in Bath. The following day was the civil ceremony and wedding reception at the glorious Roman Baths at the centre of this beautiful, bustling city.
‘Planning a wedding? Sure, I can do that.’ From the moment you say ‘YES’ there will be all sorts of thoughts going through your mind. It can be exciting, nerve-wracking and stressful all at the same time. Most of all, it is going to be a day that is all about you (whether you like it or not) and so it is no surprise that you want to make sure you are in control of it as much as possible. There is a myth that people believe hiring a wedding planner is only for the super-rich, the ones that want nothing to do with their own wedding day and want to hand over all the control, but that just couldn’t be more wrong.
Baking and designing a wedding cake, or using calligraphy to hand letter all the invitation envelopes are probably not skills you have picked up in your years to date, which is why you will most likely hire someone to do it for you. But planning a wedding, that is just organising stuff… right? Back when I was newly engaged, these were certainly some of the thoughts going through my mind and so I was a victim just like you may be.
Planning a wedding is one of the most underestimated roles and unfortunately, it is only those that have done it before that realise what a responsibility it can be. Not only that, but it can be extremely time-consuming (somewhere between 200-400 hours in the average time spent) and stressful!
The majority of people who approach me and who are interested in hiring a wedding planner or designer are not newly engaged, they have attempted to start the planning themselves and occasionally they have made a pretty good job at it. But for many, it becomes too much and almost always they wish they had come to me sooner. The benefits of bringing on a planner or designer right from the outset are HUGE. Below I have listed some of the main things that a wedding planner can do for you:VIEW THE POST
Many of us have spent hours browsing through Pinterest, creating boards for the wedding of our dreams, all the details, the luxury. But it can often be so disheartening to hear that your dreams just aren’t realistic if you plan to stay within your budget… the dreaded ‘B’ word!
But just because you can’t have an entire flower wall of the season’s most luxurious blooms, or the chillout tipi full of exquisite linens and velvet lounge furniture, doesn’t mean that you can’t pick out some of the most important details and add elements of luxe and style in a thoughtful and understated way. It will not only save you money, but also time, and in the end you can still achieve those ever-so-stylish results.
So I am letting you in on some of my top wedding planner secrets here – my first three top hacks for achieving the most stylish of events in the simplest of ways.
As the great Christian Louboutin says ‘I would hate for someone to look at my shoes and say, “Oh my God! They look so comfortable!”’ He’s right ladies – the shoes are the best way of taking your bridal look to the next level. Go for a really simple, chic and flattering dress and team it up with a pair of killer heels. Whoever said we need to walk down the aisle in a pair of ivory, satin kittens?? It’s time to push the boundaries for what is ‘expected’ when it comes to bridal footwear. Here are some of my top picks. Life is too short for ugly shoes, after all!
If you like what you see and what to treat yourself to some more fancy footwear for the uber stylish bride, check out our Wedding Shoes Pinterest Board.