Somerset Life · wedding planner · wedding planning advice

Why Choose to Have a Style Review

When my client first came to me saying she wanted a Rustic Themed wedding, I couldn’t have been more excited.

Rustic weddings with style include; foliage ladders and lace table runners which perfectly compliment my clients dress which has pretty lace sleeves. Handmade bunting is a great value product, you can buy or hire tonnes of the stuff for a fractional cost and it covers a huge area, up down and round and round.

I work in the Countryside UK, in Taunton Somerset, so we have a wealth of authentic ideas in and around this part of the world. Just driving through the countyside, on this bright sunny day I caught sight of a sign offering Hay bales and Hay stacks to passers by. This wedding planner and stylist had to just- ‘hold herself down’ as mini haystacks as centre pieces may not be everyone’s cup of tea. I’ve put that great piece of wedding planning action on hold for now.

As a wedding planner I like to keep up with trends and my main aim to to make my client happy. Being a busy lady it can be hard to find the time to sit down together for a style review, so every second spent together counts.

As my client is not a great lover of flowers I found some fantastic centre pieces I wanted to share with like minded brides todayTin&Book centre piece Idylic Days

My one tip today when choosing style items – ‘Consider the style items as a total package not as individual items at separate prices’. Meaning a style package transforms the vision of the wedding and can suit any budget. Combining these table centre pieces with circular tables and wooden chairs could bring the wow factor you are looking for.


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Imagine if You Could BE a Buyer of Gifts! For Christmas and Even for Wedding Parties; How Completely Exciting!

The easiest way to start buying gifts for the wedding party is to pick your favourite gift shops on the high street. Having a Bridal Consultant from Taunton Weddings means that your South West Luxury Wedding Planner is right buy your side with recommendations and her time to complete this exciting part of the wedding planning. Its your chance to say thank you.

You may not have time as a working professional City and Country Bride, and so Taunton Weddings will take your pointers and head over there for you, its all part of the service!

How do you finish this sentence- “I just love everything from … Is it Flying Tiger, L’Occitane, Crabtree & Evelyn, Smiggle, Joules, Heineken store, Disney, Perfume Shop, Pandora or somewhere else?” This is the way we start sourcing and budgeting the gift list at Taunton Weddings.

Giving memorable and awesome thank you gifts is Taunton Weddings specialty, wrapped by experts of course, and is included in your partial or complete high-end wedding planning service.

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Colour Palette · wedding planning advice

Choose Your Summer 2018 Wedding Colour Palette NOW!


Green has featured as Pantone’s colour of the year in 2017, and I for one would love to see more of it next year. A fresh and natural colour that can be literally brought to life with floral designs heavy on the foliage and ferns or succulents have also been prevalent. Before you self wedding planning brides begin to be submersed into the gorgeous autumnal colours over the close of this year, you would do well to decide the palette or blend you want for your wedding in the summer next year now.

Peachrufflesdress50%.jpgPastels feature greatly during the summer. A soft mint green is so versatile, it looks fab with light peaches, or find a combination of Indie or dusky pinks, baby blue and butter yellows. Mint also goes well with creams, greys or silver.pastelcloth

Remember all those lovely bright colours too check out my RAINBOW WEDDING Pinterest board for free wedding planning support here from Taunton Weddings


Colour Blends are an awesome way of taking your favourite colour and saying yes to every shade of it. The overall look is a heavy-matching and clean glow, maybe your partner and you feel this look too? Or are you more of a bright strong combination of colours as a couple, mixing and matching in all sorts of ways?

Somerset Life · Wedding Entertainment · Wedding Organiser · wedding planner · wedding planning advice

Love Island to Love Weekender; Your Wedding Entertainment in a Coconut-shell

So when I first started styling weddings on Pinterest last year, they fell into three categories. Having spent the last year leisurely reading over material written by others in the industry, I found out there are many more to learn. My research is such exciting reading and so many beautiful photo shoots to admire it is purely thrilling.

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Taunton Weddings Stylist and Planner experiencing the Photo Booth

Kevin Huish Blackdown Photo Booths sparked my interest in additional trending entertainment, up above is my admittance to being in the zone now, soon to bring much to the industry as heavenly possible.

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Dan in-situ Entertaining the Guests

As a planner my goal is to make your wedmin as stress-free and possibly even fun (don’t knock it, you haven’t met me yet!), and anything is possible ask Dan Brazier who is showing his lovely face above. One way to prepare my clients is to make sure they get the kick of having the perfect entertainment booked for their wedding. This really goes along way to easing the prospect of being with your entire guest list on the big weekend. So today lets share with you a couple talents I have come across in my research so far.

Maybe you fancy a cool and edgy welcome drinks or to accompany the chatter at the main meal? Watch performing live right here- Steve Young guitarist, who will pitch his performance appropriately. For a later or larger wedding I could recommend Live Wires a group of musicians for the evening reception entertainment; this group will fill the floor and so would perform after the main meal. For the ceremony and also for the more reserved bride and very soft and romantic wedding I have chosen flame haired Pianist Hannah, a beautifully quiet and emotive entertainment. Our stylists will have undertaken all the necessary checks if you take any of the recommendations, ensuring your peace of mind. It is popular to have various additional entertainments so please choose the level of service you require from your supplier or suppliers.

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Drone for Images over Water

It is entertainment in itself working my way through this section for the first time, viewing rehearsed acts and finding special performances or finding a new little treasure or a band.  Taunton Weddings would love to support you in planning and styling your special day ensuring my clients are inspired by what is trending for today’s chic country bride.

Wedding Organiser · wedding planner · wedding planning advice · wedding style

Take this Style Test; and Discover Your Wedding Style Today

Rustic Scene little Quarme

Being a wedding organiser (new hat) is such an exciting job whether you hire one or do it yourself with help from blogs like this one. Having the photographer capture all the little details is so important. Before you start choosing and booking the photographer yourself, maybe you would like to take this style test. Can you imagine yourself at one of these settings? Are there elements of these photos that really lend themselves to category? #gettingintoit #loseyourcoolactthefool #weddingstyle #letshavefun


The above venue is Little Quarme Cottages in Somerset West, it is perfect for your rustic style wedding. It has the elements of countryside charm alongside weekend cottage accommodation plus there is space for tepees and a marquee. Credit to Little Quarme for this photo, thank you.


Are you going to wear a white dress to your big day? Have you thought about the traditions in marriage and which ones you would like to continue with? Credit to Tim Parke Photography for this shot, thank you! here


Have you got country roots? Maybe your family retire in Somerset and would love for you to be close to home for the wedding. Starting wedding planning is one of the most exciting things you will ever do, country wedding or city, perhaps this is more your style?



Flowers and ribbons blowing in the sea breeze here at this popular approach during the summer, might this be your ideal location? What does H2B say on this?

Beach Wedding Aisle


Ooh hats and ladders, Taunton Weddings will contact the right florist for you in Somerset we have amazing options just waiting for your country wedding plans.

Garden Wedding


Are you feeling trendy? Capped sleeves on your dress, loving the greenery of modern design-led florists? And what about Poochy? He can come too!

Modern Pet


Red lipped Siren goddess’s need a car like this one to travel in style on their wedding day, and don’t forget the fun socks and brown shoes fella’s, rock-a-doodle-do!

Vintage Style


Feel like getting back to basics with this style, Taunton Weddings will help you manage your budget here. This style can be classy as hell don’t think it can’t. Our wedding planners ask all the right questions.

Bohemian woods


Now Ive heard that Game of Thrones is very popular, and there are some fabulous ideas out there for banqueting in Somerset. We have some of the best food in the country round ‘ere, don’t you know?

Medieval table setting


Fairy lights and visual effects are a must at Fairy Tale Weddings. I’ll have a photographer for you, ready to bring the magic to your magic.



All the colour and flair of the perfect charismatic couple? Keep up with the trends and make this style a timeless treasure with just the right mix of style to be the envy of your friends.

Tin and Colour Festival

The style of wedding you choose, will be on point with the help of a wedding planner, #popmeaping I’d love to hear from you! I’m on Instagram, Facebook, and Pintrest, just for you!

I’ll meet you to discuss my introductory wedding stylist offer. Then during your personal one on one consultation available 24 hours a day, you have the opportunity to investigate which style you prefer using our unique process, until we reach the right look for you and your guests. I’ll have a portfolio of suppliers ready.


Wedding Ideas · wedding planning advice

Wedding Favour Ideas for the Modern Cultured Bride

Here in Somerset, South West England we are revered for our clotted cream fudge. Its creamy crumbly texture is outstanding, so it would be fitting to have these favours at your wedding in gorgeously sleepy Somerset. There are a variety of flavours to choose from, add your own twist as fudge is highly versatile. If you have a unique idea and want to try something completely different in fudge, for example crystallised violet or angelica why not ask your very own wedding planner Taunton Weddings what they can do to make this happen for you.

We have a French influence ‘round ‘ere, due to historical invasions of one kind and another, and the French favours we love here also. The Macaroons and the lesser seen Calissons (little iced petal shaped soft almond sweet) are popular French favours. There are some delightful boxes to package these in, and I would definitely recommend splashing out on the prettier variety .

Chocolate is my absolute favourite, it is luxuriously smooth and can ooze joy with each and every sweet or bitter taste. Depending on how many guests you have from around the world though, you may spark a debate on the best chocolate.  Here are some of the suggested global, best chocolatiers  Valrhona (France;) Godiva Chocolatier (Belgium); Richard Donnelly Fine Chocolates (USA;) Richart (France); Puccini Bomboni (Netherlands). There are some perfectly good suppliers of Swiss Chocolate favours in the UK a firm favourite. Favours are sometimes entertaining, chocolate Cigars are a fun favour for your guests and popular. Actually the Spanish like to give real cigars to their male guests, whilst the females are presented with something pretty, a bath salt wrapped well for example would be very nice.

If you would like to move further away from the traditional sweetie favour it is rather popular to give a hangover kit. This is a very gratefully received favour and there are a range of these. Starting with the one in a little Hessian bag with a red cross label contents; vitamin C, Alka-seltzer, a rubber, a smiley-face, a sweet ,a  mint, and paracetamol or Taunton Weddings would order a branded herbal remedy with the main ingredients being lemon balm, chamomile, dandelion and meadow sweet infusion. I love the sound of meadow sweet, such a perfect end to a country wedding celebration.