How to cater for your English country garden wedding

This weekend has been a busy one for the Not Your Average I Do styling and events team; with weddings spread across East and West Sussex, Surrey and Oxfordshire! We also have a Wedding Showcase at Wakehurst this Sunday (23rd June), so come along and join us if you’re looking to marry in Sussex amongst stunning Wild Botanic Gardens. This Wednesday (19th June) was International Martini Day, and although understood [...]

2019-06-21T10:53:31+00:00June 21st, 2019|

Venue Feature – Wakehurst

Nothing could be more quintessentially British than a country house surrounded by botanic gardens. If ‘English Country Garden Wedding’ is the theme that you’re heading down for your special day, then Wakehurst could be the perfect choice for you. Imagine strolling through the estate’s stunning gardens with your loved one while your wedding photographer follows behind. As the Estate is managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, you know that [...]

2019-06-15T23:22:50+00:00June 15th, 2019|

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|

How to style your English country garden wedding

This month is all about English country garden weddings. We’re going to look at both traditional options for styling as well as some modern twists on this classic and timeless theme. If you’re aiming for a country garden wedding, then your main aims should be to create an intimate and relaxed feel for your guests and allow the WOW factors to come from your floral choices. So how do you achieve this? [...]

2019-06-15T23:29:20+00:00June 1st, 2019|

How to cater for your rustic barn wedding

We’re thrilled to announce that this week we won “Best Wedding Design Service 2019 – South of England” in the Global Wedding Awards. Woo hoo! We often get lovely feedback from our brides and grooms, but we also love it when our hard work is recognised within the industry. This month has been focussed on barn weddings. If you want your wedding day to flow seamlessly, we recommend tying in [...]

2019-05-24T13:37:00+00:00May 24th, 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|

Venue Feature – Gote Barn

First things first, it is World Cocktail Day on Monday (13th May). Now, we think it would be rude not to join in on all of the important calendar dates of the year; so, grab yourself a glass and fill it with your favourite cocktail! You can also consider it a good tasting session if you are thinking of having cocktails on your wedding day! We love the idea from a recent [...]

2019-05-12T07:39:04+00:00May 9th, 2019|

How to style your barn wedding

If you’re just starting out on your wedding planning journey or you’re making your final choices and changes for your 2019 wedding, bank holiday weekend is the perfect time for a bit of wedmin! So grab your notebook, a cuppa, a slice of cake and take a look at your wedding to do list over the 3 day weekend. 17% of UK weddings take place in barns. Barns are the second most [...]

2019-05-03T23:02:14+00:00May 3rd, 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|
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