Georgie and Marley at
The Globe, Hay on Wye
Thank YOU Beck!! I’m not sure I can find the words to thank you properly right now, but just thank you a million times over ❤️❤️❤️ we keep crying and laughing and crying a bit more! What a day ❤️🔥
When I first met Georgie and Marley I knew we were a match made in heaven. Their energy, their style and their kindness was just on point. I was also in love with their attitude and how they just didn’t give any f**ks to what people thought of them. When they first started to plan their wedding (which got moved 3 times…thanks covid!), it was wonderful to hear that they were eager to move away from the classic sage and white style they had as their first thought, and go more ‘out there’ at their new venue The Globe….which was music to my ears!
Georgie and Marley own an incredible jewellery shop Vicious Punx, so I knew this wedding was going to be bad ass. It screams all things about being you and that punk style. Georgie was an organised queen. She knew actually what she wanted and Marley being the cool cat she is defo agreed with it all. Her vision was to be loud and proud and I was here for it all. As the couple were extremely busy running their business, they hired me for my full whammy package. I took all the information they had already and took control of all the styling that would be supplied on the day.
So here is a little run down of what I got up to for G&Ms wedding day…
First up, we attended a site visit together at the venue. Here we ran through everything G&M had already hired and what colours / vibes the couple wanted. I worked closely with Mary at the venue to make sure there wasn’t any hidden do’s and don’ts and then cracked on with the must colourful and fun moodboard.
With the moodboard and floor plans finalised it was then important to double check the suppliers already on board, that they knew the moodboard and what they were bringing to the mix. I worked with the florist Beth from Forbesfield and supplied a detailed floral plan. This really helped her understand the areas and sizes of what florals the couple needed, which in turn supported the couple in their costings to make sure we worked within their budget. G&M were then also able to share this moodboard and plan with their stationery from Sundown Paper and banners from Day Dreamer Creative Studio, meaning that everyone was on the same page with colours and materials.
With the suppliers all on board, venue checks done and the mix of stock from myself and True Love rentals we were ready to bring this wedding alive. We also had the amazing support from Emma at I Totally Do, who made sure all our timings were finalised for the wedding weekend.
For G&M’s wedding they required a few set ups for the wedding day. The venue was be set up for the ceremony, then turned around for the reception, then again for the DJ party times. It was my responsibly to make sure I was available all day to get all those areas set up correctly by the design plan we had created.
On Friday 22nd July, I headed down to the venue and started working on the styling for the day. I met with the florist and we worked together to set up for the ceremony. I also spent time with G&M where we supported them on creating an outdoor space using the furniture from the venue. I was there on hand to welcome suppliers and assist them on where to put props for the day.
I then returned the next day (THE BIG WEDDING DAY) to be on hand to transform the ceremony set up to a sit down meal. The venue staff, Emma and I. Completed a quick turnaround removing all chairs and setting out tables with napkins, place cards and candles. The couple also created amazing labels for the wine bottles which colours were spot on! (Thank you moodboard). All tables had to be ready for guests to arrive and start the wedding reception. Booking me to set up allowed the couple and their family and friends to just enjoy the day and not stress about what needed to be done for each set up.
Once the dinner was completed all guest then continued the celebrations in the garden, this is when the Bingo Drag queen arrived and my god, the guests were in fits. Whilst the guest enjoyed the entertainment of Drag queen, casino and Photo Booth. I then worked in the venue to remove tables and set up the area for the DJ to do his thing. We reused a lot of the props and added in some neons to create a party room, and this wedding party knew how to party! I also couldn’t help myself and had a little boogie on the dance floor.
Now, the dig day was over (SAD FACE), it was time to clear down. I headed back to the venue and packed up all props and items needed to be sent back to the couple or the suppliers. I checked stock levels to make sure everything is returned correctly and arranged timings with the suppliers on when they could pick up.
This wedding was an absolute dream to work on and a great example of how you can reuse a lot of your props for different areas of you wedding. talk about saving some pennies ;).
And that my friends is why the full whammy isn’t just about doing a moodboard and be done with it.
I am there to support you every step of the way when it comes to your styling. Not just a stylist but also a pal!
I feel like I have made friends for life!
If you would like to know more on how I can help you and your wedding styling. Contact me here and I would love to chat.