Expert advice on English country garden flowers

In last week’s blog we talked about ‘how to style your English country garden wedding’. We included everything from marquee options to using watering cans as flowerpots! We excluded one important factor in the blog however as we felt it needed an entire blog to itself, the flowers! And as a country garden is mostly made up of foliage and florals, this is obviously a vital element when creating this look. [...]

2019-06-11T16:39:38+00:00June 11th, 2019|

Expert advice on flowers for your barn wedding

This week one of my close friends got engaged in Vienna. I’m so excited to start discussing wedding plans and ideas with her. I know that they will choose to have a ‘Not So Average’ wedding if their gorgeous and stylish London flat is anything to go on! Congratulations Nicki and James! Welcome to the fun of wedding planning! This month we’ve already rigged four stunning barn weddings with bold festoon lighting, [...]

2019-05-19T22:05:51+00:00May 19th, 2019|

Eco-Friendly Suggestions for your Festival Wedding

The beginning of this week was the recognition of the World’s largest environmental movement – World Earth Day. We predicted back in January that eco-friendly weddings would be a trend for 2019 and we’ve certainly seen a shift in the mindsight of some of the couples that we talk to. Guestbook globe / Photo via Brit+Co There are many ways in which you can be more ecologically responsible on your [...]

2019-04-26T16:18:36+00:00April 26th, 2019|

Venue Feature – Yoghurt Rooms

We had our first wedding of 2019 at the beginning of April and now wedding season is well underway. Every weekend is now full of weddings, consultations, photoshoots and open days; and we can’t wait! We have a few wedding consultations booked this Easter weekend with some ‘not-your-average’ couples to discuss how we can assist them in making their big day a little bit different! This week on the blog we’re featuring [...]

2019-04-20T21:26:11+00:00April 19th, 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|
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