Today we have on the blog Alex & Hannah, our couple who married at a Church in Welwyn Garden City and then had their celebration at Milling Barn.
Beth provided stylist set-up for Alex and Hannah which meant that they could relax on the morning of their wedding day and not have to worry about how it was all being set up. They also hired some props - An aisle runner and artificial flowers for the ceremony, and tealight holders & tealights on the tables at Milling Barn.
Date of wedding: 25/06/22
Time & Location of Ceremony: Midday ceremony, Welwyn Garden City. The wedding reception was at Milling Barn, Buntingford.
What was your favourite part of the wedding planning: The food tasting was so much fun, and got to eat loads of yummy food! But also revisiting our venue once we picked it and beginning to imagine our day and how we might dress the venue.
Tell us about your colour theme & style: Our venue was a barn venue, so we wanted to keep it rustic with lots of beautiful greens in our foliage and ensuring we didn’t overdress the venue. We ended up with a colour scheme of greens and blush pinks.
How did you first hear about us: You were recommended by our venue, and we initially only wanted help decorating but after chatting with you and our florist we ended up renting a bunch of stuff from you too. (I would recommend couples look into renting things; it’s often cheaper, you get better quality than if you bought cheap Ikea stuff, and it’s better for the environment and minimising waste.)
How did you find your suppliers: We spoke to our venue who gave us some recommendations, which is how we found Beth. And then we spoke to Beth about our venue and see if she knew any other florists she would recommend and that’s how we found our amazing florist Allie from Rambling Stems. As for the photographer that was one we locked in early as we realised the best ones can get booked up very quickly! We did lots of googling to find a bunch of photographers we liked the style of and then did a load of video calls to get to know them. I would highly recommend speaking to your key suppliers on a video call before committing to them, as you’ll need to work with them a fair bit so being comfortable with them and their style is important.
Tell us some details about the styling/decor: There were things we knew we didn’t want but we didn’t quite have the final creative vision for our venue for a long time. Our florist and Beth really helped us get to a final design in our heads. Our tables were rustic barn style so we kept our decoration in line with this. We used lovely oak log disks as the basis for our centrepieces, with jam jars of beautiful flowers in the centres, and then tea lights and bits of foliage scattered around the table. We then dressed each napkin with a sprig of rosemary rather than giving a wedding favour (who really needs those anyway?!). We also dressed a balcony in our venue with a lovely foliage arrangement to make it a centrepiece of the room.
Do you have any tips for couples getting married in 2023:
1) When you’re planning weddings, agree on a time when you stop talking about weddings. We cut it off at 9 pm so our whole lives weren’t wedding planning.
2) Speak to your key suppliers on the phone or even better video call before picking them. Suppliers you don’t pick may still have some great tips or bits of advice so even if you don’t pick them it’s not a waste of time.
3) Consider renting items, it’s often cheaper, better quality, and cuts down on waste. And finally, the wedding saviour - Pinterest, Pinterest and more Pinterest.
Thank you for reading,
Wedding Planner and Stylist