Ingle and Rhode | Wonderful Wedding Suppliers

Who are you and what do you do?

Ingle & Rhode is an independent jeweller based in London, an ethical alternative to the traditional luxury brands. We focus mainly on engagement rings and wedding bands, and we only use materials that are traceable back to source – such as Fairtrade gold, recycled platinum, Fairmined silver, and Canadian diamonds.

What’s your favourite part of a wedding?

We tend to see clients when they are newly engaged and just before their weddings, so very happy and exciting times.

What’s the best bit of advice you can give to couples in the planning process?

Be as organised as you can, but try not to get too stressed. After making a client’s engagement ring we generally see them a year later for the wedding bands, and they sometime look a bit tired – like they have too much on their plate. It’s important not to worry too much about the small things.

What keeps you passionate?

Maintaining the highest standards. Every single ring is important, it’s somebody’s engagement ring or wedding band.

Do you like to keep up with trends? What’s your biggest trend to watch currently?

Our most popular designs are timeless classics, so we’re not massively trend-driven. That being said we make most of our jewellery to order, and so we do see changing preferences over time. For example, rose gold is very popular at the moment.

What’s next for your business?

We specialise in bespoke commissions, but we are also planning to expand the range of our in house collection of designs that we hold in stock.

How do we book/use your services?

We like to schedule appointments for our customers to ensure that we can provide them with the best possible service. To book an appointment, you can call in, or email us, phone us, or contact us through our website.

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Lisa Lucas Photography | Wonderful Wedding Suppliers

 

Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Lisa Lucas LRPS, and the proud owner of Lisa Lucas Photography. I specialise in luxury wedding photography, but I also photograph Tudor and Medieval reenactment, being part of a Tudor reenactment group myself.

What’s your favourite part of a wedding?

I enjoy the start of the day, everybody getting ready, they’re all so excited for the day ahead. And it’s early on that I have the privilege to explore the ceremony and receptions rooms, depending on the venue of course, before the guests arrive. I can use this time to capture all the gorgeous details.

What’s the best bit of advice you can give to couples in the planning process?

Make sure you meet your photographer before you book them. You may have visited their website, and fallen in love with their images, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to get on. Your photographer is the one supplier who will spend the entire day with you, so you as a couple must both feel comfortable and relaxed in your photographer’s company. If you don’t get on, if you don’t completely trust them to do the job, then it’s going to show in the photographs.

What keeps you passionate?

Other than absolutely loving photography and weddings, I simply adore meeting new couples and joining them on their planning journey to their ideal wedding. A wedding may have the same basic elements, but every single one is different, and I get so excited hearing about plans and seeing them come to fruition on the day.

Do you like to keep up with trends? What’s your biggest trend to watch currently?

I’m extremely passionate about my couples taking away a gorgeous photobook of their images, so I include one in my photography package. In my opinion, there’s nothing quite like sitting down together, with a glass of fizz and looking through a book at your images – an online gallery just isn’t the same. The trend for having a photobook seems to come and go, but I will always offer one.

What’s next for your business?

I’m very excited for 2017 as I continue to build my business, invest in myself as a female entrepreneur, and work with wonderful couples on their luxurious weddings. I’m also looking for my first couple who are having a Tudor-themed wedding – with my passion for this period in history, it would be such a pleasure to photograph.

How do we book/use your services?

Drop me a message if you’d like to arrange a consultation meeting – remember to always meet your photographer – and I won’t let you book me unless we meet. I’d be delighted if you feel you’d like to book me at that first meeting, at which point we sign a written contract and a non-refundable booking fee is paid, which reserves your chosen date, and you’ve booked yourself a wedding photographer.

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Big Day Print | Wonderful Wedding Supplier

Today we hear from Frankie and Mark at Big Day Print! As always on our Wonderful Wedding Suppliers feature we have asked a bunch of questions so you can find out some more about them and you can pick up some fab tips for your wedding planning!

 

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Who are you and what do you do?

We are Big Day Print and we create personalised, unique and affordable wedding stationery for your big day. Our aim is to create stationery that mirrors you and your theme/colour scheme on paper. We are a new husband and wife business team based in Leeds – Frankie runs all the social media promotions and Mark is the graphic designer with 10 years worth of experience. Whatever you think of, we can transform that into a quality bespoke design and then print it and have it packaged ready for your special occasion.

What’s the best bit of advice you can give to couples in the planning process?

Frankie: Trust your gut – if you are able to chat to somebody and feel comfortable, they probably understand you and your needs. Also, be open to ideas: they are the specialists and no-one wants you to have a bad day.

Mark: Ask as many questions as you can and get as much information as possible. Don’t make any rash decisions and shop around. Cheap doesn’t always mean rubbish!

What keeps you passionate?

We keep passionate by meeting new and exciting people, hearing about their wedding plans and making their day extra special by giving them something unique and personal to them. It also reminds us of how excited we were for our day

Do you like to keep up with trends? What’s your biggest trend to watch currently?

We always like to keep up with trends, and seeing what ‘the next big thing is’ in the wedding industry. Whether it’s something classical, or something modern and contemporary, we can design it and print it for you.

What’s next for your business?

We currently are building our client base, but we continually adding new and exciting products to our ever expanding website for everyone to see.

How do we book/use your services?

Once a client contacts us through our social media or website with their brief, we provide them with assistance of sizes and general ideas that we can provide. Once the client then pays for the item(s) on our website, our creative team then gets to work – we create your products in our design software to your specifications with creative flair and print know-how, so that when you get your products, they are printed and crafted perfectly. Once a design is produced, we email it out to the client, and then it’s at this point that you tell us what you want changing or tweaking. Once the design is settled, we crack on with the printing and finishing of your products and we send them out to you, using tracked delivery. Our customer notification system sends you an email when the shipment is on its way, so you can track your parcels to a 1 hour delivery slot.

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What stationery are you planning to use for your wedding? Comment below to tell us why you have chosen yours!

Fitzrovia Chapel | Wonderful Wedding Suppliers

Who are you and what do you do?

We’re the Fitzrovia Chapel, a Grade II listed secular chapel in the heart of London. With our gold baroque ceilings, stained glass windows and ornate mosaic floor, we provide an exquisite backdrop to your special day.

What’s your favourite part of a wedding?

We really love that moment when the couple come through our doors for the first time and say ‘wow’! Then we can find out more about them and how we can help fulfil their dreams.

What’s the best bit of advice you can give to couples in the planning process?

We always tell couples to be true to themselves. Keep that dream wedding firmly in mind and don’t compromise, particularly when it comes to venues.

What keeps you passionate?

The Fitzrovia Chapel has only just officially opened as a wedding venue and our team is super excited about creating the perfect location. We love showing it off to our wedding couples as we’re so proud of the building and its heritage.

Do you like to keep up with trends? What’s your biggest trend to watch currently?

We’re meeting more and more wedding professionals and we read lots of wedding blogs and magazines. One of the biggest trends for us is creating the ‘wow’ factor. That’s something we can do quite easily!

What’s next for your business?

More of the same! Our diary is filling up with ceremonies this year and we want to keep that trend going.

How do we book/use your services?

Please email info@fitizroviachapel.org or visit http://www.fitzroviachapel.org. You can also ring 020 3409 9895.

Contact details

  • Website: http://www.fitzroviachapel.org
  • Facebook: Fitzrovia Chapel
  • Twitter: @FitzroviaChapel
  • Email address: info@fitzroviachapel.org
  • Location: Fitzrovia Chapel 2 Pearson Square London W1T 3BF

Leis Atelier | Wonderful Wedding Suppliers

Today we hear from Leis Atelier the gorgeous wedding dress suppliers!

 

Who are you and what do you do?

We are Leis Atelier, we provide made-to-measure wedding dresses to brides all across the world. Our entire system is based online; brides get to pick a dress, fill in their measurements (we have very comprehensive guides and an easy to fill form), and have their impeccable dress shipped to their doorstep. We care about diversity, that’s why we have all sizes available, as well as styles that are suitable for brides from all walks of life. Whether a bride wants to cover up, or reveal more, there is always something over at our online boutique.

What’s your favourite part of a wedding?

The dress ! We love making our brides happy.

What’s the best bit of advice you can give to couples in the planning process?

Don’t go over your budget, but make sure that you are working with honest, and reliable suppliers. There are many suppliers that will provide you a great service that is within your reach. The problem with the wedding industry is that many companies markup their prices too high. So low price goods doesn’t necessarily mean that they are going to be low quality. Our company Leis Atelier for example, provides high quality wedding dresses for an affordable price. We cut down the costs by supplying our dresses to customers directly online. We ensure that they fit perfectly through our amazing fitting techniques. All you have to do is fill out a measurement form we send to you once you purchase a dress. There are many passionate people who will ensure that you have the best wedding experience, all the while without having you feeling ripped off. Trust them, and you won’t regret it.

What keeps you passionate?

We love seeing our couples happy. It is always a joy to see how pleasantly surprised they are when they receive their dresses.

Do you like to keep up with trends? What’s your biggest trend to watch currently?

We do keep up with trends, we like to reinterpret timeless classics as well. We really like two-piece dresses, and blushed tones, so we have included some models in our collection.

What’s next for your business?

We are currently expanding our operations to the middle east and are creating branches that will handle customers in their mother tongue. But our current priority is the UK and Europe. We are also working on launching our bridesmaids, prom and formal wear collections.

How do we book/use your services?

You can browse our amazing dresses at www.leisatelier.com ! We ensure you that there is a perfect dress for you, and that when you receive it, it will be one of the happiest days of your life. Leis Atelier is a great way to choose “the dress”.

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One Curious Dream | Wonderful Wedding Suppliers

Today we hear from Jo at One Curious Dream, it’s a super fun one with some fab photos! We really don’t think you should miss this one!

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Who are you and what do you do?

We are kick-ass wedding planners and prop hire superstars who also offer on the day coordination & venue styling services. Working with awesome couples in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge and London, we create beautiful weddings that are unique, quirky and full of personal touches.

What’s your favourite part of a wedding?

We’re party animals at One Curious Dream HQ, so the evening is always great fun – we love working on weddings where everybody lets loose and really enjoys themselves! Having said that, having the chance to add beautiful décor touches that embrace the couple’s individuality is always super rewarding and watching the bride and groom entering their venue to see how amazing it looks – well, the feeling never grows old!

What’s the best bit of advice you can give to couples in the planning process?

Simple really – your day, your way. Take advice on board, but ultimately keep in mind this day is about you and what your wishes are as a couple. If you want to do something unique and quirky or get married in a venue that doesn’t fit with traditional expectations, brilliant – do it!

What keeps you passionate?

It sounds cheesy, we know! For us, the satisfaction comes from seeing our gorgeous clients being wowed when the planning is over and the day comes together, looking even better than they could have imagined!

Do you like to keep up with trends? What’s your biggest trend to watch currently?

At One Curious Dream, we’re all about the foliage – we love it, we use it on everything! In fact, we were using this long before it became the go to trend for 2017 – so we think we’re well ahead of the curve!

What’s next for your business?

We adore our business and are so overwhelmed that we get to help so many awesome couples in East Anglia and London. Next stop for us is to open our London studio later on this year – exciting times ahead!

How do we get in contact:

 

Ohh La La by Linda | Wonderful Wedding Suppliers

We love hearing from wedding photographers! They provide us with some amazing photographs and are with you right through your wedding so can always give us some great tips! Today we have Linda from Ohh La La by Linda!

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Who are you and what do you do?

Hi I’m Linda Williams and I’m a wedding and creative portrait photographer. I have many years experience in photography,  starting off working in processing labs of all kinds, right through to being a wedding videographer, and then a baby photographer. These days I try to concentrate primarily on weddings, but if there are children there… that’s a little bonus for me!

What’s your favourite part of a wedding?

There are so many great things about a wedding it’s hard to choose just one thing. It’s different with every wedding day, every bride, and every couple. You never know what’s going to happen, so you have to be on your toes as the story of the day unfolds. This is what makes it such fun. I really,really enjoy taking those special bridal portraits, little moments, just having the bride and groom to myself so that we can capture something really beautiful, I always get a little buzz from that.

What’s the best bit of advice you can give to couples in the planning process?

The best bit of advice I could give to couples during the planning process? There is no question that the planning is an extremely important part of the day, but it’s equally important to not get too stressed about things. Try to keep things about you two, and not be swayed into doing things that don’t feel comfortable to you as a couple.  Accept help and don’t take on so much that you get worried and upset.  Choose carefully the professional people you would like to be involved to be a part of your day,  so that you can relax and enjoy yourselves. And if you choose to have a photographer, pick somebody that you can connect with and who has the experience to cope with all the fast moving events of the day. Its pretty important to book somebody that you like as a person too.

What keeps you passionate?

Every wedding and every couple is completely different, it never gets boring. I love it when I get the opportunity to make images in favourite locations. Sometimes the lighting is perfect, or the weather is perfect. Some couples are such fun they’ll do all sorts of silly things to put humour in the shots, and others are so in love with each other, you know it will show on every single photograph. Trying something new, shooting something tried and tested. Seeing couples and their families thrilled with the wonderful memories you’ve made.All these things keep me passionate.

Do you like to keep up with trends? What’s your biggest trend to watch currently?

I’m a contemporary photographer. I don’t like to be stuffy, or stuck in one particular speed, but I do have my own style, and I try not to follow trends too much. The problem with trends is that they can date, and I want you to enjoy your wedding photographs as much in ten, twenty or thirty years time, as you do now. So perhaps I go for a timeless look, with a modern twist. Actually the bride and groom usually provide that quite nicely anyway! I also like to capture people looking great, and that’s the portrait photographer in me.

What’s next for your business?

I’m really happy taking on wedding commissions. After years of working for other people, I’ve only been flying solo a short time, so my aim is to keep on going. I’m happy to say I’m building a good and strong reputation. I’m reliable and professional, and I really love my job. I’ve had a few unusual assignments come my way too! I recently covered a corporate assignment for Virgin Money, and also had some landscapes published in a magazine, so it all keeps things really interesting! I’d be a very happy person with more of the same please!

How do we book/use your services?

  • I work across Wales and the South West, but will travel elsewhere by arrangement.
  • I’m easy to reach through my website : https://oohlalabylinda.com/
  • You can call me on 07749660774
  • My email is  linda@oohlalabylinda.co.uk
  • Facebook page here:  www.facebook.com/oohlalabylinda
  • Instagram Account :  www.instagram.com/oohlala_people
  • You should also be able to find me under Linda Williams Photography
  • I’m happy to respond to calls,emails, Facebook messages, and even texts, as I know that life can often be busy for us all. I promise to get back to you asap, if we miss each other.