Sunday, October 17, 2010

Wedding Daze: Supporting the Any Campaign

Getting Married?
Want to get married at anytime & in the location of your choice?

The marriage laws in the UK constrain couples to get married under a permanent structure, it must also have a roof and foundations! The ceremony must be licensed by a local registrar and take place between 8am - 6pm.

If you dream of getting married outside, perhaps in the countryside watching the sunset then we are afraid to say your dream wedding celebration can not become a reality. The marriage laws in the UK (which were decided in 1837) are outdated to couples who want a unique and memorable wedding celebration.

This is why we are backing the Any Campaign. This campaign needs 1000 British signatures for the campaign to be presented to the British Government. The campaign is being driven by Tino and Pip who want to... well you've guessed it get married Anytime & Anyplace!

Wedding Daze would like to wish the Any Campaign the best of luck! We are backing you all the way , please sign up and support them here :-)

Emma & Vincent x

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mark & Belinda: Venue Decoration & Styling by Wedding Daze

Couple: Mark & Belinda
Botanical Gardens & Whirlow Hall Farm, Sheffield

Service from Wedding Daze: Venue Decoration & Styling

Mark & Belinda wanted an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding celebration. They had been collecting many Alice themed decorative items to allow them to style their wedding reception which was in a Marquee at Whirlow Hall Farm.

The Mad Hatters Tea Party that they wanted to recreate would need a lot of styling and time spent setting up. As with many couples, they wanted to relax and enjoy their wedding day, ensuring that the venue was set up correctly and to their style. This is were Wedding Daze worked with Mark and Belinda. When the guest arrived at the venue, they wanted an afternoon tea and cake.

We met with them to go through all the items they had collected and to discuss how they wanted the venue styled. There were many items, rustic clocks, flamingos, tea cups/saucers, to hats, bird cages, playing cards.....etc to be added into the decor of the venue. We also had site visits to Whirlow Hall Farm to discuss the layout of the Marquee and garden area. Mark and Belinda also wanted the garden to be decorated with these fabulous throne chairs, candles, lanterns and mirror balls!

On Mark and Belindas wedding day we arrived early and set up the Mad Hatters Tea party, decorated the Marquee and also the garden area of Whirlow Hall Farm . The first time Mark and Belinda saw the venue was after their ceremony at the Botanical Gardens. We are very pleased to say they were delighted with the results and have gave us a glowing testimonial (see below!).

Mark and Belinda were a pleasure to work with, their creativity was emense and we are glad Wedding Daze could turn their unique vision into a reality. The images above are from the very talented Helen and Paul from PH Weddings, they capture the day beautifully.More images from Mark and Belindas wedding can be found here.


We were introduced to Emma and Vincent at Wedding Daze following a discussion with Helen at PH Weddings where I mentioned how terrified I was at the prospect of setting up our Alice in Wonderland inspired wedding reception at Whirlow Hall Farm.

From the very beginning Emma made me feel at ease and expressed great enthusiasm for my ideas. She was professional and approachable, taking comprehensive notes to ensure she had a thorough understanding of our needs on the day. During the build up to the wedding day Emma offered further consultation via email and would also spontaneously email suggestions of things she thought I might like or want to consider. Little touches like this really made the service offered personal.

In the fifteen months of planning I had amassed a rather large collection of vintage crockery, lanterns and other Alice inspired props. Once laid out this nearly filled a room but Emma and Vincent were unshakeable when faced with it! Again, they both filled me with confidence in their abilities and demonstrated ingenuity and resourcefulness. After this second consultation I was able to relax, safe in the knowledge that regardless of what else might happen on the day at least the reception would be taken care of. Emma and Vincent also seamlessly liaised with our suppliers on the day, meaning we had nothing to worry about other than getting married!

On the day itself we were so busy that the first opportunity we got to see the reception was as we arrived with our guests. We were both overwhelmed by how beautiful the farm gardens and marquee looked; both had been transformed by Emma and Vincent's work. Our specifications had been rather particular, right down to what sort of fastening to use to attach our miniature mirror balls to the tree branches. Each detail of the reception was realised with both practicality and artistic flair. Importantly, the marquee and gardens continued to look fantastic throughout the night, despite the interventions of fifty or so guests.

We would heartily recommend Wedding Daze to any couple looking to take some of the pressure off themselves whilst also adding unquantifiable value to the planning and execution of their wedding plans and dreams.”

Saturday, October 2, 2010

James & Karen: Wedding Day Co-ordination by Wedding Daze

Couple: James & Karen
Holy Trinity Church, Wentworth followed by a Marquee Garden Reception, Rotherham

Service from Wedding Daze: Wedding Day Co-ordination

Karen and James contacted us as they wanted an informal, relaxed and stress free wedding day. They asked us to co-ordinate their wedding ceremony and reception, ensuring their day ran smoothly and to time.

On their wedding day, I was at the ceremony ensuring that the Church was set up correctly, the guests arrived on time and were seated, orders of service were handed out and also co-ordinating the guests for photographs. It was a beautiful Church service, and was very moving and personal to James and Karen. Vincent was at the garden reception ensuring that the marquee was set up correctly, suppliers arrived on time and were show to their correct place/set -up. When the ceremony was over I then joined Vincent at the reception and we worked together to make sure it ran smoothly and to time.

James and Karen opted for a English/vintage tea party look to their wedding celebration. The marquee was beautifully set out with vintage tea cups, saucers, cake stands and tea pots (I love this look!). Each was individual and gave the wedding a unique and personal feel to the day. James and Karen hired Angelic Angels to entertain and look after the children that came to the wedding. The wedding breakfast was catered for by PJ Taste, a fantastic catering company who provided James and Karen with a delicious 3 course meal including Roast Rivelin Valley Topside Beef - yummy! It was a pleasure to work with PJ Taste, more about their personal catering service can be found here.

A fabulous fact about this wedding is that James designed and made Karens wedding dress (he does in work in fashion!) I think don't think that happens very often! Karen looked beautiful (see pictures above!). Karen also surprised James with the arrival of his sister from South Africa!

We wanted to say a big thank you to James and Karen and both their families for making us feel so welcome on their wedding day.

Below is a few kind words that they have said about us! Congratulations, we wish you many years of happiness, such a lovely couple! More images of this beautiful day can be found here x x

"When we planned our wedding our main goals from the onset was to keep it very personal and to create a welcoming, homely atmosphere where our friends and family could relax and enjoy a very special day with us. We wanted to keep it stress free and be able enjoy every moment of it. This required the help of wedding co-ordinators, and as it was a small and intimate wedding, we absolutely had to get the right people for the job. Vinny and Emma were just what we wanted From the onset they were very professional and friendly and very personable. They made perfect hosts for the event.

Being flexible in the service they provided, they were able to tailor to the specific requirements of our special day. They are both very reliable. I am often asked if I remember much of the day and if it went very quick. Contrary to expectation I remember it all and it felt like one of those days that just lasted a long time. This I believe is due to us fully trusting Wedding Daze with the important bits and just being able to sit back and enjoy the day. Many guests were full of praise as well, complementing on their friendliness and courtesy. Their service comes highly recommended." By James & Karen