Two Falling Stars | Wonderful Wedding Suppliers

This week on Wonderful Wedding Suppliers we hear from Two Falling Stars, so many people are opting out of the traditional hotel and church wedding it’s great to see a selection of independent celebrants on offer across the country!

 

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Awen and I run Two Falling Stars. I am an independent celebrant and create bespoke ceremonies for weddings and handfastings, namings and family blessings and I also do funerals.  I like to work with people who want to bring individuality and a little magic to their life celebrations. I’m happy to lead a ceremony pretty much anywhere, the only limit is your imagination.

What’s your favourite part of a wedding?

Probably when I give the final blessing in the wedding ceremony, all the preparation, all the nerves have built up to that. We’ve gotten through all the formal pieces of the ceremony, and its the bit where I get to confirm they are married and wish them well. It’s always quite emotional, seeing two people look each other in the eye knowing they are married is a special moment. 

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

Go for what you want, not what everyone else thinks! This is your special day and you don’t want to look back in years to come and wish you had done something differently. Let it be a day that reflects you and your partner, not your mum or grandma! 

What keeps you passionate?

I love to celebrate life! There is always something to celebrate and in fact I think we should celebrate more moments and rites of passage than perhaps we do. 

Do you follow wedding trends?

I’m not really into trends, I love to read all the blogs and magazines and see what’s going on but I think everyone is unique.  If you want a trendy wedding have one, but if you don’t then don’t! Don’t do it just because it’s trendy, do it because it fits who you are. 

What’s next for your business?

I want to see Two Falling Stars grow and work with as many quirky and magical people as the diary and life will allow! I’m also looking to expand into wedding and events planning in the next twelve months. 

Awen has some really great advice for everyone here, if you want get in contact head over to www.twofallingstars.com. Dont forget to follow her on twitter @twofallingstars, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
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Garden Games!

Summer weddings cry out for garden games, any wedding style can add a few games to keep guests entertained while photos are taken. They are always a big hit with all ages and are even more fun late at night! Here are our favs:

Make your own ring toss by spraying some bottles and adding them to a crate

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Simple hula hoops make great photos, get enough for the groomsmen to have one big photo together

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Make sure you get at least one photo of yourselves playing the games,

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Why not play giant scrabble!

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Or go with old school playground games, again get those groomsmen involved!

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We can’t do a post without incuding the classic croquet

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Make jenga your own my adding cute hearts, use forever as children get older

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Create signs for your space hoppers! Check out our signs post here

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Go adventurous and create a giant wall of water balloons to be burst by throwing something at them!

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So many more ideas, as always, over on our Pinterest page! We know more of you arrived from there so head back and click follow!

The Wedding Parcel | Wonderful Wedding Suppliers

In this week’s Wonderful Wedding Suppliers we are visited by The Wedding Parcel, we asked them a bunch of questions to help you get to know them better. But first… Photos!

Who are you and what do you do?

We are The Wedding Parcel, we design and create bespoke wedding stationery and table plans.

What’s your favourite part of a wedding?

The build up, getting ready with all the excitement.

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

Don’t ask for too many peoples opinions, it’s your day and you must follow your own hearts.

What keeps you passionate?

Definitely my family, my husband is my rock and our daughters keep us on our toes, but also, love, it’s always there, constant. No matter what else is going on in the world there is always love!

Do you like to keep up with trends?

What’s your biggest trend to watch currently? Yes I do, I’m into naked cakes at the moment such a fab idea and they looks so rustic.

What’s next for your business?

We have two sister sites that I am desperate to open but I’m just too busy with current orders. Fingers crossed they will be open by the end of this year.

How do we book/use your services?

Online through a secure checkout, email or telephone.

Thanks for sharing your information with us The Wedding Parcel! If you want to know more head over and follow them on Twitter: @weddingparcel or search Pinterest and Facebook by using The Wedding Parcel. They supply all over UK and NI, find out more on their website www.theweddingparcel.co.uk

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TREND ALERT: Gorgeous Floaty Dresses

We have seen floaty dresses filling our pinterest pages for a while now, but the trend is set to be bigger than ever in 2017 with brides ditching the layers of underskirts, hoops and netting in favour of a easy, lightweight and simply stunning alternative.

This styles suits all shapes and sizes and really can take you from day to night without any worries. Here are our favs and why we love them:

They are perfect casual romance for beach weddings

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Add long sleeves to take the look from summer to winter,

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These floaty numbers are screaming out to be paired with lace, they would look stunning with a hair vine, check out our favs here.

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Add layers for whimsical weddings,

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Can add a hint of your personality to the day, got great legs? Show the groom what he’s in for with a slit but team with bear feet to keep it soft and feminine.

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Elegant hotel style weddings don’t have to miss out on this trend, the dress can be styles up or down with floaty trains.

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And gorgeous jewellery,

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We think it might be here to stay for a while yet!

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Hotel St Pierre | Wonderful Wedding Suppliers

This week on Wonderful Wedding Suppliers we hear from Hotel St Pierre in Yorkshire, part of the Best Western group. I am sure you will agree the photos are stunning!

Who are you?

Hotel St Pierre is set in the heart of Newmillerdam, a small, quaint village just outside of Wakefield. As well as being a few minutes’ walk away from Newmillerdam’s beautiful lake (a great backdrop for wedding photos!), we are conveniently located within a short drive’s distance of Wakefield and Leeds. We specialise in weddings and take pride in the stellar service we enjoy providing for happy couples and their guests.

Tell us about what you offer?

We believe every couple deserves their dream wedding, whether it’s an intimate occasion or an extravagant event. So, while we have a variety of packages available for brides and grooms to choose from, we also create bespoke weddings. We have a number of rooms which are licensed and approved to hold the ceremony, meaning the whole wedding can be catered for under one roof. From small intimate weddings of only 10 to grand weddings of up to 180, we have it covered. Although she won’t say so herself, one of our best assets is our amazing wedding coordinator, Melanie. From the couple’s very first meeting to their wedding breakfast, Melanie is there every step of the way to ensure everyone is as happy as can be.

What’s your favourite part of a wedding?

None of us in the office could agree on one part of a wedding we like the most so here are all of our favourites:

Melanie (Wedding Planner): I love every minute of a wedding! I enjoy seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces and the excitement of the couple as they prepare for their life together.

Richard (Deputy Manager): My favourite bit of any wedding would have to be the party. It’s a chance for everyone from toddlers to grandparents to really enjoy themselves. It’s also a great opportunity for everyone from both families to get to know each other because it’s very rare all those people will be in the same place.

Sarah (General Manager): I love the opportunity to dress up! It’s rare people make such an effort to be glamorous so I love seeing all the guests dressed up to the nines.

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

Don’t get carried away, keep it simple and appreciate this special time in your life with your fiancé. While planning a wedding is super fun, it can be easy for couples to get wrapped up in the excitement of dresses and centre pieces and they forget what their wedding day is really about: celebrating their love for each other and the beginning of their life together.

 What makes you different to others in the area?

Getting married at Hotel St Pierre allows couples to have their dream wedding and not have to spend their life savings! Because we believe every couple should have their perfect wedding, we offer a range of packages and bespoke weddings to suit everyone. We are very proud of our relationships with local and regional wedding suppliers; after we take the time to get to know our brides and grooms we recommend suppliers to them based on their personal taste. This includes our on-site spa, Tu Es belle, owned and run by award winning beauty expert, Liz Firth who offers fab beauty packages for brides and grooms. Newmillerdam also makes a stunning background for wedding photographs!

 Do you have any events coming up?

Our Winter Wedding Fair is taking place on Sunday 26th February from 11am – 3pm. We’re excited to see some of our favourite wedding suppliers as well as some new faces! There will be approximately 35 exhibitors from bridal wear, photographers, wedding decor suppliers and make-up artists.

 How do we book?

Our wedding fairs are all free admission, simply come along, enjoy and talk to the many wedding suppliers who want to make your day extra special.  

How do we get in contact with you?

  • Website
  • Facebook
  • Twitter: @BWHotelStPierre
  • Instagram: @bwhotelstpierre
  • Pintrest
  • Email address: lassicmedia@hotelstpierre.co.uk

We would like to say a massive thank you to Amy and everyone at Hotel St Pierre for being our very first feature! We hope you have found our first in the wonderful wedding suppliers series useful? Who would you recommend as a supplier? Make sure you sign up to our new mailing list here.

Wonderful Wedding Suppliers!

We are super excited to start the 3 day countdown to our brand new feature Wonderful Wedding Suppliers! We will be bringing you our very favourite selection of suppliers to help with every step of your wedding planning process! We have some amazing suppliers booked so far and hope to keep growing the selection over the next 12 months!

Posts will be filled with stacks of photos, tips and tricks and details about their favourite weddings, we have asked most suppliers the same questions so we thought we would answer them for you first!

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Emma Vincent and I run Little Tree Weddings, the blog you’re reading right now! I am based down in sunny Devon where I work for The Barn at South Milton alongside a little part time job in retail and running a couple of social networks for wedding companies. My husband, Mike, works away so weekends are dedicated to him! We also have a tiny little chihuahua named Lola. Weddings are my first passion, I love the whole process from the love story of how couples met, to the proposal, to planning each style of wedding (I also help plan weddings, see planning and styling)! 

What’s your favourite part of a wedding?

My favourite part is the speeches! I love seeing the raw emotion come from different people, they are also quite unpredictable, you can never guess what will happen next! I love finding a spot out of sight where I can see the wedding party and watching all of the reactions! My biggest bit of advice is to have the speeches as soon in the day as you can, the people, who have more than likely spent a large amount of money on the wedding, will have the worry of getting the speeches done and won’t be able to enjoy the day as much as they deserve to! 

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

Spend your money on what you will have left after the wedding! Don’t plough all your money into stuff that will be gone in a day, spend it on getting the best photographer you can afford, a videographer if you can afford one and on wedding bands that will last a lifetime, you will have these to keep forever, not everyone will even know you choose the most expensive menu on offer and hardly anyone eats the evening food!

What keeps you passionate?

Positive feedback and views keep me passionate, while ever I can see people enjoying my content, even if it’s just one person I will keep putting it out there! Helping whoever you may be reading this to have an enjoyable wedding planning process is my main aim! 

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

I love trends! I love being ahead of the curve in all aspects of my life, fashion, homewares, wedding trends! I am a big fan of change, I like to see what’s coming next and what’s staying in fashion again for another year! I also love finding ways of updating traditions and finding ways for the new to live alongside the old!

How do we book/use your services?

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Stamps!

Writing out your name, address or anything else 100’s of times can get pretty boring, never mind the hand ache and casualties as something goes wrong! Stamps are the best way around this, we love stamps! Not only can you print all those envelopes or seal them all with your favourite colour wax you also get a tiny piece of the wedding to keep forever, perhaps even use again for your 50th wedding anniversary party!

We found a few of our favourites for you here:

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Now go out and find your favourite stamp!