DIY Weddings

The on trend country-style wedding

flower display

Gone are the days of simply picking a colour for your wedding day. Today’s couples not only tend to select a whole colour palette, but they also work to a theme when styling their dream wedding.

A trend appearing in more and more weddings is shabby chic / country garden with plenty of bunting, old apple crates and paper pompoms helping to achieve the look.

Have a look through some of Hylands House wedding styling ideas for your own country themed wedding...

• collect old jam jars, decorate with lace and twine and fill with gypsophila to display around your wedding venue

Decorating a village hall

Village hall

When you get engaged, what is the first thing you do in the planning process?  Some will choose their dress, some will choose a venue and some will choose their wedding theme.  Many couples are now opting to get married or have their reception in an alternative venue rather than hotels such as barns, warehouses and village halls. 

Deciding how to decorate your venue is another task you will need to consider.  Venue stylist, Lindsey Hunter loves the challenge of decorating alternative venues and talks through her tips on how to style a village hall, which tend to be spacious with high ceilings, perfect for creating something spectacular for your wedding.

5 reasons to have your wedding at home

wedding at home

 

Five reasons to have your wedding at home from bespoke caterer and event specialists Dine

If you are lucky enough to have space in the garden, there’s something nicely relaxed and intimate about being able to hold your wedding in your own home or in the home you grew up in.  Such an individual location enables you to buck the trend and create your own traditions by putting your own personal stamp on your day in a unique family setting.  Your home will already hold so many memories; wouldn’t it be amazing to add more from your own wedding day? 

1. Flexibility

Build your own Wedding

Rob A Smith, Build your own wedding

 

Choosing a wedding venue is arguably, one of the biggest choices a couple can make when it comes to planning their big day, and the chance of finding one which meets every expectation is a tall order.

Karen James-Watkins of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, shares with us her observations over the last couple of years, reflecting on the notable rise in couples wanting the ability to “build their own” wedding, ensuring their day is unique and personal to them.  


DIY Weddings made easy

DIY weddings made easy

 

With the average UK wedding costing a whopping £20,000, it’s not surprising that money-saving DIY weddings are becoming increasingly popular. Even small changes, such as creating your own table decorations, can save you hundreds of pounds with minimum fuss. What’s more, they’ll make your wedding day just as special as you always dreamed it would be, with an added personal touch.

It’s now easier than ever to achieve this; with a great range of products on offer to help you achieve the look you want, a little bit of creativity can go a long way.

Upcycling is a fantastic way to transform old or unwanted items into personalised, on-trend designs to complement your wedding, whether you’re looking for shabby-chic or a bit of luxury without breaking the bank.

Wedding Table Planning Made Easy

Wedding Table Planning Made Easy Perfect Ring

 

When preparations for your wedding enter the final month, virtually all of the main aspects will have been long since closed off and it’s down to the finer details of the day. One of these later tasks is to arrange where your guests will be seated for the reception. It can be a time-consuming process but it’s worth taking the time to organise it as carefully as possible, as all it takes is one unwise move to impact upon everyone’s enjoyment of the evening.

Down in the Garden - Where Everyone Should Go...

Flower Fairies Create

New Floral Workshop Flower Fairies Create Help Everyone's Dreams Come True

Highgate Florist and Gardens have opened up a new floral service in the heart of their village, in East Sussex - where everyone is welcome to see, smell, pick and make their own floral arrangements and crowns for all their upcoming events and celebrations.

Whether you are a bride to be, a maid of honour who is looking for a great and memorable event, or maybe even a mum looking for a great holiday event for your little ones to get their hands stuck in to. This is the place for you.

Flower Fairies Create is the new service in Rotherfield which is fun, unique and something the whole family will love.

Shepherd Huts are the new romantic addition to the British wedding

Shepherd Huts romantic addition to British weddings

The new trend for the modern British wedding is both simple and luxurious and it takes the form of a shepherd’s hut. Adding a rural and traditional element to weddings and wedding venues, Blackdown Shepherd Huts have responded to an increase in requests for shepherd huts and have set about creating special for-hire huts that meet all types of wedding needs from bride’s dressing rooms to the ultimate honeymoon hut.

Will Vickery, who owns Blackdown Shepherd Huts in Ilminster, Somerset, says: ‘The demand for huts to be used at weddings has really increased recently. Shepherd huts appear to be bang on trend, probably because they’re beautiful to look at and work well as photo backdrops, as well as being idyllic and private, special and intimate.’

Country Baskets offers products to fit any theme wedding

Country Baskets offers products to fit any theme wedding

 

With over 30,000 products to browse at your leisure, including an unbeatable range of beautiful artificial flowers and a huge selection of stunning affordable glassware we are certain you will find something that takes your fancy. With more and more couples opting for a less traditional feel to their weddings, Country Baskets offers products to fit any theme, however quirky.

You're having a woodland, nature inspired wedding? We have an abundance of beautiful barks, branches and rustic wood slices that are a perfect base for a spectacular centrepiece. Or perhaps you're looking for something that whispers, subtle and serene. The classic white wedding brought up to date with muted tones of green and grey.

Bring out the quirks in your table setting

We’ve seen it all before so maybe it’s time for a quirky update 

It is said that you can tell a lot about a couple from their wedding and that includes the tableware. Gone are the days when basic neutral tons were in, now it’s all about adding a pop to your table setting. From peacock printed glasses to humorous printed plates and even gold-plated cutlery, there’s for every couple who dares to be a little different. We recommend flamboyant crockery paired with subtle glassware for the ultimate quirky pop.


Say ‘I do’ to a DIY Wedding

They say a wedding is one of the biggest days of your life but it can often turn out to be one of the most expensive ones too. If recent statistics are anything to go by, the average wedding will cost you a hefty £21,000. All brides-to-be know that it’s important to stick to a wedding budget and identify opportunities for cost savings wherever possible. Making your own items such as invitations, thank you cards, bunting and table centrepieces is a great way to save some cash whilst putting your own personal stamp on your big day.

Transforming a barn into a warm and romantic venue

Get-knotted.net Marshall Meadows night terrace credit pictorial photography

 

Are you looking to get married in a location that can be made to look and feel just how you want it to?

Barns are perfect as they are often a blank canvas, giving you the scope to have your wedding styled exactly how you always imagined, however their size alone can be daunting.  Lindsey Hunter of Get Knotted gives us her recipe for transforming a barn from blank and chilly to warm and romantic.

 

Get-knotted.net Marshall Meadows night terrace credit pictorial photography

The English Soap Company Luxury Guest Soaps

The English Soap Company Luxury Guest Soaps

Who are The English Soap Company? And how did we get started? Producers of pretty, sweet smelling soaps, The English Soap Company was founded more than a decade ago by co-founders Bob and Juliet. The pair discovered a large number of vintage soup moulds in a disused machinery workshop in Kent. Inspired by the vintage and classic designs that had seemed to be forgotten, they created a brand to revive the wonderful designs from the past and spent lots of time perfecting the fragrance of each individual scent .

Myweeteepee – Little Spaces for Little People

Myweeteepee – Little Spaces for Little People

 

When planning a wedding, it is sometimes difficult to find little things for children that not only let them have fun, but which also fits within the whole look of the day. For children the day can feel long and parents want to enjoy themselves too, so it is important to make sure they are entertained and occupied so everyone can have a great time.

Beautiful in design, the Myweeteepees offer children a perfect hideaway to play in, read in or chill out in whilst looking so stunning they look great in any room, garden or wedding setting.