INSPIRATION: Contrasting Styles (Gatsby meets the noughties) on a budget.


At a time when there is increasing pressure to have the ‘Pinterest Perfect’ wedding, myself and the ever talented photographer Hana Laurie wanted to demonstrate how a limited budget can stretch to completely transform a venue. As a wedding planner, I often meet couples who have become discouraged from their wedding dreams when sourcing various wedding trends which can put a big hole in their wedding budget. As much as I’m a big fan of using Pinterest, I’m not convinced it’s always used in the right way by couples planning their wedding and can be a cause of pressure to have the ‘perfect’ day. There is SO much out there available to couples and it is very easy to get carried away. My job is to inspire my clients to think of original ideas outside the box, or alternative ways of transforming traditions and to suggest other means to make their dreams become a reality without breaking the bank. Hana Laurie, an Alton based photographer suggested the Alton Assembly Rooms as the backdrop to a styled shoot. The historic town centre venue is a blank canvas, allowing any form of styling to really illustrate its full potential. This photoshoot is looking at contrasting styles and eras, with a main focus on the 1920’s Gatsby-esque elements.


Supplier List:

Venue: Alton Assembly Rooms

Photographer: Hana Laurie Photography

Stylist: Amore Star Events

Florist: Bows and Bouquets

Cake: Cake Creations Alton

Stationery: Envite Wedding Stationery MUA: Louisa Meckiffe Hair & MUA

Hair Stylist: Paula's Vintage Parlour  Vintage Props: Mad Hatters Tea Party Traditional Gowns: Twirl Bridal                          

Pink Wedding Dress: Real Green Dress Beaded Jenny Packham dress Katy Mae       Suits: Black Tie Crowthorne                   Jewellery: White Designs Bridal


We had a fantastic team of suppliers to create a styled bridal inspiration shoot. It was featured in the July/Aug 2017 edition of Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding Magazine.