You know we can’t resist Recommended venue the Giraffe Shed, and this wedding is no exception! Captured by incredible Recommended suppliers, Mark Horton Photos and Electric Reel Videography, this colourful day features smoke bombs, neon signs and statement lampshades (yes, you heard us!) Creative bride Abbie found some bargain lampshades which hung from the ceiling and shone brightly all night (thanks to a few fairy lights). Wanting a mix of old and new, their vibe gives you that antique look with a modern feel. Complete with plenty of beautiful pastel wildflowers, coloured vases and a selfie mirror. We’re just loving this creative and fun-filled day! 

The Giraffe Shed with statement lampshades

Use suppliers that have worked together before. You feel like one big family, everyone knows everyone and your day runs so smoothly. I found that to be so helpful on the day. Everyone got along and was respectful of each other's work!

Abbie & James


This beautiful venue lends itself so perfectly to quirky designs and brightly coloured florals, and this day perfectly portrays it all. The exposed brick and dark wooden beams work beautifully alongside pastel colours, like James & Abbie’s brightly coloured candles and antique brass candlestick holders. Of course, we’re a sucker for disco ball decor, which is also featured within this incredible day! 


Abbie & James utilised The Giraffe Shed’s recommended suppliers. This is a great way to ensure you find people who have worked at a venue before. As they knew the Shed, they knew all the best spots! They also had a great rapport with the owners, Hannah & Neilo, which was great as it really felt like one big family! Finding your venue can be tough, but you’ll find plenty more incredible people like The Giraffe Shed over on our Recommended Suppliers

We’re loving the different coloured and styled satin bridesmaid dresses!

My beautiful florist Emma Cox Brocante stole the show with her flowers. She is the loveliest person ever. She’s so helpful and stayed to change everything over from the ceremony to the reception. She listened to what I wanted and went above and beyond!

Abbie & James

The Giraffe Shed is just one of those wow-factor venues, and with James & Abbie’s incredible style thrown in, it’s a serious winner. The neon signage, smoke bomb portraits, and DIY decor is all the inspiration you need!

Ella Turner

Written by Ella Turner

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Venue: The Giraffe Shed | Videographer: Electric Reel | Entertainment: Girls That Mix | Saxophonist: Girl On Sax | DJ: DJ Mark Jay | Florist: Emma Cox Floristry | Hog Roast: JPs Hog Roast | Grazing Table: The Mediterranean Grazing Company | Wedding Cake: Leigh’s Sweet Treats | Wedding Dress: Madi Lane | Bridal Boutique: Timeless Elegance Bridal | Grooms Suit: Moss Bros. | Flower Girl Dresses: The Unicorn Experience

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