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 http://www.altonassemblyrooms.com/

Photographer: Hana Laurie Photography http://www.hanalaurie.co.uk/

Stylist: Amore Star Events www.amorestarevents.co.uk

Florist: Bows and Bouquets https://www.bowsandbouquets.com

Cake: Cake Creations Alton https://www.facebook.com/CakeCreationsalton/

Stationery: Envite Wedding Stationery https://www.facebook.com/enviteStationery MUA: Louisa Meckiffe Hair & MUA https://louisameckiffe.co.uk/

Hair Stylist: Paula's Vintage Parlour http://www.paulasvintageparlour.co.uk/  Vintage Props: Mad Hatters Tea Party http://themadhatterscharityteaparty.org.uk/ Traditional Gowns: Twirl Bridal http://www.twirlbridal.co.uk/                          

Pink Wedding Dress: Real Green Dress http://www.realgreendress.com/ Beaded Jenny Packham dress Katy Mae http://www.katymae.co.uk/       Suits: Black Tie Crowthorne http://blacktiemenswear.co.uk                   Jewellery: White Designs Bridal http://whitedesignsbridal.co.uk/


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.