Thursday, 23rd January 2014
It’s so lovely to get heartfelt feedback from my couples, especially when they do so on a public forum. Check out these exceptional flattering words from one of my brides published on Love My Dress last week! Click on the image to see the post.
“We hired an event planner to do an ‘on the day’ service when we found out that we could not set up at the reception venue the day before as expected. We booked Sian of Elysian Weddings and Events, and we both feel this was the best decision we made when organising the wedding.”
Photo by M & J Photography
Monday, 23rd December 2013
Just a few final images from this most beautiful of weddings and some very kind words indeed from Charlotte and Harry, the delightful couple.
“Booking Sian for her ‘on-the-day’ service was the best decision we made when organising our wedding. Our initial reason for booking her was that we only had access to the venue on the day itself; we therefore needed someone else to set everything up. In order to be able to do this, Sian spent a great deal of time before the wedding getting to know exactly what we wanted, and took enormously detailed notes about our plans, that she subsequently knew by heart. In doing this, she also thought of and resolved numerous issues that had not occurred to us and, consequently, ensured that everything could happen as we wished. Her foresight and impressive organisation concerning the set-up on the day left us feeling relaxed that all would go to plan. Indeed, if we were to do it all again and could have set up on the day before, we would still definitely book her, as her service meant that on the run up to the wedding we could focus on the fact we were getting married, and that our friends and family also were not rushing around doing jobs. She was discrete but enormously efficient on the day itself, and that her presence meant that not only was everything set up, but also that unforeseen problems were resolved without us or family members having to get involved. In addition to setting everything up beautifully, Sian also liaised with all our suppliers in the weeks leading up to the big day in order to check all was fine. This was very reassuring, and also a highly useful service as it involved her re-arranging the collection of numerous items from the venue when we found out at the last minute that a road was closed the day after our wedding. Ultimately, Sian was highly organised, efficient, perceptive, hard-working, experienced, supportive, and friendly. We very much felt that it was important to her that we had the day we wanted, and she more than delivered this.”
Aw! It’s always nice to feel appreciated
Photography: M&J Photography
Bouquets and table flowers: Miss Pickering Garden party flowers DIY by the bride!
Dress: Jenny Packham
Ceremony venue: St Catherine’s College, Cambridge
Reception venue: Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Cake: Nevie Pie Cakes
Props: Vintage Style Hire
Many other details made by the couple and their families.
Saturday, 21st December 2013
Posted in Cakes, Design ideas, DIY, Dresses, Favours, Flowers, Photograhy, Real Weddings, Suppliers, Uncategorized, Venues, Vintage
Thursday, 19th December 2013
Posted in Design ideas, DIY, Dresses, Flowers, Jewellery, Photograhy, Real Weddings, Suppliers, Uncategorized, Venues, Vintage
Monday, 9th December 2013
In the summer we had the great pleasure to work on a most beautiful wedding in Cambridge. It was so beautiful that Brides magazine have featured it in their January/Febraury issue (page 196-check it out)! Here’s a sneak peek of the gorgeousness. More to follow later in the week!
Photos by the wonderful M&J Photography Flowers by Miss Pickering
What more could a wedding planner want!
Friday, 12th July 2013
I often get inquiries from couples who wish to have a humanist wedding ceremony (the British Humanist Association conducts over 600 weddings a year in England) and, whilst this is possible, it’s not recognised as a legal marriage ceremony in England or Wales (it is in Scotland where the BHA conduct over 3000 ceremonies a year!). This means that couples wanting this sort of ceremony have to also have a civil ceremony at a registry office or similar in order for their marriage to be legally recognised. Some couple don’t mind having to do this, but for many they want their one special wedding ceremony to be the one that counts! Well, good news! We are now one step closer to this becoming a reality as legalising humanist marriages has been added as an amendment to the Same Sex Marriage Bill after huge, cross party support to do so.
Fingers crossed that all this means we will soon live in a country where somebody can marry anyone they want to in a ceremony which suits theirs beliefs and desires, wherever they want to!
Photo by Kristy Field
Saturday, 23rd February 2013
Rather than the traditional, written guest book, why not set up a booth where guest can record a personalised audio message to you both. That way you also get to hear each message straight from the horses mouth as it were! Much easier to convey humour, nuance, sarcasm etc through the spoken word than on paper!
Picture by Clean Plate Pictures via Style Me Pretty
Tuesday, 12th February 2013
It’s Shrove Tuesday and that means pancakes! UP and down the country families will be cracking out the lemon and sugar, but I have a few pictures to show to prove pancakes can be a bit more glamorous than that!
Pancake Wedding Cake from Zest Weddings This one even comes with a recipe!
Petitie Reve Chocolates via The Cotswold Wedding Planner
Amelia Johnson Photography via Style Me Pretty
And to prove pancakes can be made to fit with any colour scheme (warning you may need sunglasses for this next picture!)…
I am Baker via Live, Laugh, Celebrate
Saturday, 9th February 2013
Now and again I see something I love and feel the need to share it with you. No lengthy article. No mood board for inspiration. Just one beautiful thing that I think you should all know about.
In this wet and windy weather, it’s hard to know what a bride should wear on her feet. However, I have found the perfect solution to keep your feet warm and dry without ruining the classic, elegant look- High heeled wedding wellies!
Catherine Boots from Weddington Boots
Saturday, 1st December 2012