Tips on transforming a blank space for a wedding or event

How to transform a huge blank space into something that’s fit for a wedding or a “WOW” event? It’s something that I come across so many times and fills people with dread as to where to start.

Firstly, don’t panic! Below are some of my tips for dealing with that blank canvas.

1. Break up the space– try and visualise different pockets of activity throughout the space. For example; there could be a chill out lounge in one space (try my hay bale lounge look), a catering area, a dance floor & space for the band. Before you know it, the space will no longer feel that daunting. Use foliage and trees to provide a natural divide between these spaces. 

Rustic & Country Spring wedding

Finally, I’m excited to share the latest photos from a rustic Spring wedding I styled and provided props for back in April. Simple, understated but so divine!

As the bride’s nickname was “bee” by her hubby to be, we thought we’d thread this look into all elements across the wedding; honeycomb shelving on top of the homemade palletwood bar, a gorgeous homemade cake with honeycomb patterns topped with its own felt bee and hand stamped bee invites on luggage tags.

Irish rustic and natural wedding inspiration

So, one of my favourite things about this job is creating inspiration boards for my bride and grooms! As a wedding stylist, I don’t tend to use the word “theme” but more “elements”; these are personal stories, memories, backgrounds and the wedding venue that can be entwined throughout the wedding design. In this instance the groom hails from Ireland and so instead of over-theming the day (which can be so easily done if anyone types in Irish Wedding into google!), the idea is that you can subtly introduce elements into the day. For example, layered tweeds creates fantastic texture.

Autumnal Vintage Woodland Wedding

Our Vintage Wedding styled shoot will feature on Rock My Wedding!

Wow, never in my wildest dreams would the vintage wedding styled shoot I organised make it to featuring in Rock My Wedding but I’ve just found out it has and will be published today. Yeeeeeess. Rock my Wedding only has nearly <control the breathing..> HALF A MILLION likes on Facebook!

The shoot all came about from a chance meeting with the lovely ladies at Heartfelt Vintage over a few glasses of wine (nothing new there in my books). I had a vintage prop hire and styling business and was wanting to put together a styled shoot featuring some of my gorgeous prop pieces and vintage furniture for hire. They have a team of ladies making brides look beautiful; from providing vintage bridal gowns to make up, hair and floristry. What a brilliant match! 

Barn photo studio

Rustic Prop Hire – The Collection Photoshoot

So Im still recovering from Monday’s epically long day styling and shooting our beautiful  collection of prop hire and furniture pieces for the soon-to-be-launched website.

Beautiful day for it, well it stayed dry which when you’re working on a farm is important. Mud plus white is a bad combination especially when you’re dealing with beautiful old vintage fabrics.

We’d spent the best part of 3 days painting the old pig barn on the farm, transforming it into a beautiful white rustic studio. Even managed to rope in my niece for some extra help, poor love! 

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At Blue Wren Barn, we love things that are simple, rustic and have vintage charm.

Our hand picked collection, once described as a “calming ode to castoffs”, features hundreds of beautiful vintage, rustic pieces for hire.

Hire a single statement piece or have us transform your space with our styling services.

Based in rural Somerset, we offer both delivery and styling services nationwide.

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