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.”


  1. What a brilliant day it was and its a real joy to work with you both, the tea party and decorations looked amazing!

  2. Thanks Helen! Your images really bring out the uniqueness of Mark and Belinda's wedding day! x