Yearly Archives: 2018


Win Your Wedding!

This is an exciting opportunity for one lucky newly engaged couple to win their wedding at Chafford Park Estate. A beautiful, traditional English Country Manor estate set in the beautiful Sussex countryside. Complete with two stunning barns to hold your Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast, an outside area for glamping, fire pits and outside entertainment and a woodland chapel if you would rather marry between the trees - this really is a venue [...]

2018-12-29T21:33:12+00:00December 29th, 2018|

The Four Best Venues for your Winter Wedding

Its sooo nearly Christmas… We’ve closed NYA HQ and I’m posting this from the luxury of my sofa, sat in front of the open fire watching Love Actually - I don’t believe there is anything more Christmassy than 10 love stories and Hugh Grant singing Christmas Carols. Last week we told you what our favourite winter foliage and flowers are. This week, we’re going back to the start of wedding planning and [...]

2018-12-23T14:17:03+00:00December 21st, 2018|

The perfect winter wedding flowers and foliage

Last week’s blog was all about the importance of lighting at your wedding, particularly in winter. This week we want to discuss flowers and foliage at your winter wedding.  Once your ideal venue is booked you can really start to plan the style for your big day; including the floral and foliage arrangements that are key to dressing your venue and play a huge part in the overall look. We believe venue [...]

2019-01-06T22:46:10+00:00December 14th, 2018|

Why lighting is so important at your winter wedding

The nights are drawing in, our Christmas trees are up and we’re all enjoying evenings in by the fire, finalising those finishing touches for our last few weddings of 2018. The shortest day of the year, Friday 21st December, is fast approaching; and this will coincidentally be our final wedding set-up of the year before the team begins to tuck into the mince pies and mulled wine (as if we haven’t started [...]

2018-12-10T16:36:49+00:00December 7th, 2018|

Countdown to your wedding

Hello December! Over at Not Your Average HQ we cannot quite believe we are on the Countdown to Christmas already! Where did the last year go? For the Not Your Average team it has whizzed past in a flurry of sensational weddings. We have had the pleasure of designing and styling over 100 weddings this year, each one completely and utterly unique to our brides and grooms. We love December; for Kelly [...]

2018-11-30T21:52:59+00:00November 30th, 2018|

Not Your Average Flowers

It’s here! We are delighted to announce the launch of Not Your Average Flowers. Not Your Average Flowers perfectly complements our range of ceremony backdrops, table centres, arches and altars and our award-winning venue styling service. By asking us to style your venue and design your flowers, you can be assured that the floral design will complement and flow from the Bridal party through to the venue styling effortlessly. Floral arrangements have [...]

2018-11-26T00:22:09+00:00November 26th, 2018|

Kelly’s interview with Helen Ruff, Margots World

Kelly was delighted to be interviewed by Helen Ruff editor of Margot's Wedding magazine and blog at our HQ to talk about Not Your Average I Do. What makes her tick, her motivation for starting the company, her love for creating a perfect wedding day and her gorgeous son Austin who has a rare genetic condition PTEN which drives her to work 18+ hours a day! Have a listen here:

2018-11-05T22:37:46+00:00November 5th, 2018|

Chafford Park Estate Open Day | 14 October 18

Nestled deep in the countryside on the Kent and Sussex border is the fabulous, enchanting and beautiful country estate of Chafford Park. The estate is set amongst 300 acres of breathtakingly beautiful private grounds consisting of manicured lawns, woodland, lakes and corn fields. Chafford Park's spaces are versatile and flexible and create a stunning backdrop for your perfect country wedding. The estate has been owned by the Thompson family since 1902. Sarah [...]

2018-09-25T22:32:00+00:00September 25th, 2018|

Not Your Average #WedFest 2018

Wow! What a weekend down at the Not Your Average field, everyone at the Wedding Warehouse is thoroughly exhausted, however it was definitely worth it. The sun gods were looking down on us and helped make #WedFest a truly magical day. For us it was an early start, but everyone was buzzing! And we started our day by making sure we were festival ready with amazing face glitter from Headblush [...]

2018-09-20T12:42:31+00:00September 19th, 2018|
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