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.
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.
OK ok so you you usually see it stacked up on some industrial estate rotting in a pile amongst some old disused tyres and a load of old scrap metal but I can really see some beauty in these pallets. Yes really! I honestly get such a thrill of making something that people write off as ugly and useless into a bit of a wow.
So this leads me to talk about our pallet wood seating for hire. Living on a farm, we’re not short of space so we have a huge amount of these bad boy seating areas for hire. I think they’re absolutely perfect for all types of events; dressed up smartly for weddings, draped with sheepskins for a festival or barn 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!
So I’m excited about an event I’m attending in a few days called The Hub, organised by the lovely lady Kiki who also organises the Chosen Wedding Fair; these super stylish, fun and alternative wedding fairs that everyone in the industry raves about.
The Hub is described as a “one day escape into an inspirational and supportive space” Blimey, can I book in for a week?! The reason I’m excited is that I get to hear from a whole host of the top talents in the wedding industry and dare I hope to meet some of them too.
It’s tough when you’re setting up a
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!