Inspiration Behind The Styling
The best way to describe our styling is ‘done but undone’. We wanted it to look like it had all been thrown together when, in reality, it took forever! Inspiration came from everything we love individually and as a couple: interior design, typography, neon, minimalism, puns, taxidermy, Game of Thrones. The vibe was informal and relaxed; somewhere between industrial and rustic. Iscoyd Park is a beautiful venue, so we focused on decorating the marquee and let the rest of the house speak for itself. Neon signs, flowers, foliage, festoon lights, giant tassel balloons and a huge hanging centrepiece with grasses and pheasant feathers all worked with our beautiful but understated theme. Working in the food industry, the table settings were also a high priority, and we chose some fabulous gold/brass cutlery, brass rimmed glassware and textured glass charger plates finished off with velum menus and name cards from RMW recommended Pear Paper Co.
Charlie Brear Payton Bridal GownBridal fashion is universally beautiful, and we are so lucky to be allowed to gawp at the many - and varied - gowns our gorgeous brides go for. Sarah knew she wanted something by a British designer that fit her vision of simple and unconventional with tons of texture. And oh my, doesn't her Charlie Brear Payton dress fit the bill perfectly? Teamed with a gold leather belt and the sensational feather Piora skirt (both also by Charlie Brear), she is a dreamboat of a modern bride. That back! That waistline! Bridal beauty at its finest.
Words Of Wedded Wisdom
My experience in hospitality and events has taught me that the best suppliers know what they are doing (and have done it a million times), so find someone that understands your style/ brief and then have confidence in them to deliver. The less restrictions you put on them, the more creative they can be and the better the result. Trust your husband, too! Even though I proved myself to be an utter control freak during the planning process I would definitely recommend trying to let go and allowing your husband dress himself, so that you both have the same experience of seeing each other as you walk down the aisle. After all, you are marrying him so he must have good taste, right?!