Yearly Archives: 2019


Expert Advice on Festival Flowers for your Wedding

Last week’s blog post focussed on how to style your festival wedding. It touched on everything you need to know in order to create your dream outdoor wedding. If you’re local to us in the South, we also included some amazing suppliers that we work closely with, from tipis, to venues, glamping, to caterers. Take a read here to find out how to ensure your wedding has the festival vibe intertwined into [...]

2019-04-16T11:40:19+00:00April 16th, 2019|

Create the look – how to style your festival wedding

For the team at Not Your Average I Do HQ, as soon as April comes around, we feel as though wedding season is really beginning. Our calendars are booking up and we’re making final preparations for our spring and summer weddings. We’re so excited for the year ahead. Not Your Average Wedfest 2018. Photography by D&J Photography This week we’re focussing on how to create your festival style wedding. There [...]

2019-04-05T09:35:52+00:00April 5th, 2019|

Here Comes The (Mother Of The) Bride

This Sunday is Mother’s Day and we wanted to dedicate this week’s blog musings to the wonderful women in our lives. For the mother-of-the-bride, the mother-of-the-groom, mother-to-be-brides and a shout out to all those other people who stand in as mother’s when needed: single fathers, step-mothers, grandmas, grandads, aunties, godmothers and friends. We love you. Mothers and stand-in-mothers are amazing – they’re always there for us with moral [...]

2019-03-29T12:06:01+00:00March 29th, 2019|

Pantone ‘Living Coral’ Photoshoot at Penton Park Estate

When Pantone announced their colour of the year as ‘Living Coral’ we were ecstatic. We LOVE helping create weddings that are a little bit different and knew this gorgeous warm colour would add a vibrant pop to any wedding day.  However, if you like something a little less bold, blend with softer tones as well as gold and clear accents to add a soft and romantic touch to this lively colour palette. [...]

2019-03-22T17:55:24+00:00March 22nd, 2019|

How to choose your lighting for your wedding

One thing we’re called upon for frequently by our couples, is our lighting installation services. Brighton College decorated with a fairy light backdrop for the band and festoon lighting with foliage draped from the centre of the room. Lighting and Venue Styling by Not Your Average I Do / Florals by Katherine Bly Flowers / Photography by Matt Penberthy Lighting is an essential part of your wedding day. It is likely [...]

2019-03-26T14:57:02+00:00March 15th, 2019|

Chafford Park Transformation

The team at NYA absolutely LOVE creating dream weddings. But occasionally, we enjoy other pastimes, such as creating pretend dream weddings. And that's exactly what we did on 14th February. We transformed Chafford Park Estate into a botanical wonderland. We ran an exciting competition at the beginning of this year... Win your wedding at Chafford Park Estate! We thought what better way to announce the winner than do a Facebook [...]

2019-03-11T23:12:50+00:00March 8th, 2019|

How to choose your venue

It’s my birthday weekend so excuse me while I stuff myself with tea and cake while writing this. Grab a cuppa, a slice of cake or a biscuit, get yourself comfy on the sofa and join me for a read! Lately on the blog we’ve been focusing on gorgeous venues in our area and what makes them so special. This week we want to help guide you in choosing your wedding venue. [...]

2019-03-01T21:14:28+00:00March 1st, 2019|

Featured Venue – Muntham House School

Summer is obviously our busiest time of year – but with Wedding Showcases in abundance and numerous wedding consultations with our lovely couples we are keeping ourselves nice and busy through these ‘quieter’ (eye-roll as we’re never quiet!) months. Our next wedding showcase will be at the stunning Muntham House School on 30th March between 11am and 3pm so would love to see you there. This week, we want to share with [...]

2019-02-22T22:17:30+00:00February 22nd, 2019|

Featured Venue – Hendall Manor Barns

We hope you were all spoilt with love this Valentines Day. I spent this week skiing in the mountains with my partner – breath-taking landscapes, giggles and lots of red wine is my idea of a perfect Valentines. This week reminded me of one of my favourite romantic poems that acts as a reminder of what love is really about (and it could just be the perfect addition to your wedding vows): [...]

2019-02-21T12:47:44+00:00February 15th, 2019|

Swoon Worthy Engagement Rings

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, we know there will be a few of you hoping that on this romantic day you will be showered with surprises from your partner – including perhaps them getting down on one knee to propose.  Or perhaps, you’re planning to pop the question to your loved one yourself and have stumbled across our page looking for inspiration. We want to provide you with a guide to different [...]

2019-02-09T23:30:55+00:00February 8th, 2019|
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