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Luxury Styled Wedding Photoshoot

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The Plan

With weddings as we know them on the back burner at the moment, the next best thing for us wedding suppliers, is a luxury styled wedding photoshoot! Our aim was to get back to what we all know and love, and be able to share our passion with you. We decided to go for a luxury feel with lots of whites, gold and gorgeous green foliage. 
Our venue for the day was the stunning exclusive use, Upper House which is tucked away on the magnificent Kinder Scout in the Peak District National Park. It truly is a unique venue which is full of history dating back to 1378.

Please note – The following images were taken on the day by various suppliers. Professional images to follow.

Upper House Hayfield

First Set-Up of the Day

We started our table set-up in the magnificent Medieval Banqueting Hall bay window which included beautiful crockery supplied by Whitehouse Events Crockery and gorgeous linen embroidered napkins from The Embroidered Napkin Company.

Medieval Banqueting Hall Bay Window
Lisa at work
Helen at work

Wedding Stationery

For the day, I created lots of wedding table stationery including place cards, place tags, menus and table numbers. The luxury wedding style allowed me to use lots of gold leaf, gold eyelets, glitter and foil cards and my favourite, antique gold frames.

Gold Leaf Place Tag with Gold Eyelet
Gold Foil Place Tag with Gold Leaf Macaroon
Place Setting from my City Design Range
Place Setting from my City Design Range

The Photographer

Our photographer for the day was the very lovely and super talented Chelsea from Chelsea Shoesmith Photography. Chelsea was an absolute star and very patient with us all as we ‘tweaked and faffed’ to get that perfect shot. 

Chelsea at Work

Upper House Courtyard

As the weather was on our side (anything can happen in the Peak District), we just had to take advantage of it. The Upper House wedding venue courtyard is stunning and has lots of amazing features and photo opportunities so we headed outside. 
The florist, Helen from Taylor Made Blooms worked tirelessly throughout, creating beautiful displays and then moving them around to show a multitude of uses. In particular, we were all in awe of her amazing floral decoration of Joanne’s stand and sign that was set up in the courtyard. Joanne from Wild Peak Events supplied some fabulous props, including this huge sign which just looked FAB!

Joanne’s Sign
Helen and Joanne

Many Uses!

We also utilised the floral decorated stand to showcase my wedding table plan which just looked stunning! The grand finale was the stunning wedding cake from Buttercup Cakes which was framed perfectly within the floral decorated stand. It was great to see the many uses of the props and florals. Perfect examples of how to utilise all of these items for your wedding day.

Table Plan from my Cosmopolitan Range
Chelsea Photographing Linda’s Cake

The End

After consuming THE best chocolate brownies and cupcakes made by Linda from Buttercup Cakes, we moved back inside the Medieval Banqueting Hall to make use of the stunning fireplace and amazing backdrops. We now eagerly await the images from Chelsea once she has put her stamp on them.

And that as they say…is a wrap!!

Gold Leaf Table Plan in Antique Gold Frame
Linda at Work
Linda’s Cake

Thank You

Thank you to all the wedding suppliers that took part in this luxury styled wedding photoshoot and shared their skills. Special thank you to the lovely Linda for getting us all together and creating a wonderful day. Not forgetting Eric, the resident Upper House dog. He was quite a character!

The Team
Eric, the Resident Doggie!

Watch my Instagram and Facebook accounts for the professional images coming soon….

The Fabulous Team

For more information and ideas of how to style your wedding date, please contact the suppliers who are happy to help;
Inspired by Lisa designing and creating handmade luxury wedding stationery helping couples across the UK. Instagram Facebook Pinterest
Upper House is an exclusive wedding venue that stands alone on the magnificent Kinder Scout in the Peak District National Park.
Buttercup Cakes specialising in beautiful bespoke wedding cakes which are elegant and timeless.
Chelsea Shoesmith Photography offers contemporary wedding & portrait photography.
Wild Peak Events based in the High Peak, offer an eclectic range of props and accessories available to hire for your wedding day.
Taylor Made Blooms an independent florist in Manchester covering the northwest, specialising in Weddings and events.
Whitehouse Events Crockery supplies some of the most unusual and innovative crockery and glassware for hire.
The Embroidered Napkin Company creating personalised embroidered napkins.

Top 10 Tips; What to Include in Your Wedding Invitations

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I am often asked ‘what should I include in my wedding invitations?’. Most people have absolutely no idea of what they want or need to include in their invitations, after all, you probably haven’t done this before. My advice is, don’t over think it, don’t over fill it and most definitely, don’t worry about it!! I have lots of experience in this (over 13 years in fact) so leave it with me!

*Invitations don’t have to be a stressful task.*

Here are my top 10 recommendations of what to include in your wedding invitations. Do get in touch with your questions.

1. Invitation

The invitation includes the host’s names (this was traditionally the parents as they were often footing the bill, but not always the case today), the couple’s names, the date, the venue(s) and the time of the ceremony.


 

2. RSVP

Hopefully your guests will pop their reply in the post promptly!
The reply card should include a reply address, a date to reply by, a chart for menu choices if required, perhaps a song request for your D.J. or band, and finally any special dietary requirements or allergies. If you want to go that extra mile for your guests, you could include a printed addressed envelope with a stamp.

3. Wedding Venue Details

Include the full address of both the ceremony and reception venues if they are different. Make sure to include postcodes so your guest can pop it into their sat nav.

4. Venue Accommodation

If your wedding venue has accommodation, they may be able to offer your guests a preferential room rate. Your guests will love to know about this!

5. Alternative Accommodation

This is useful, particularly if your guests are travelling. Perhaps mention 2 or 3 that are not too far from your venue. Be careful that you don’t go overboard. Most people use google and will often do their own research!


 

6. Local Taxi’s

If your guests are not from the area, local taxi numbers come in very handy. Taxis may also need to be booked in advance which is helpful to mention.

7. Parking

If your guests wish to leave their vehicle at the venue overnight, the venue may request that the vehicle is collected by a certain time the following day.

Rural Wedding Invitations and Stationery information inserts inside wedding invitation by Inspired by Lisa

8. Gift Information

It is a fact that your guests WILL want to give you a gift. There are a plethora of poems that politely request money for a new home or the honeymoon of your dreams. Perhaps you have opted for a gift list at a store? You may prefer to request no gifts and ask for a small donation to your favourite charity.

9. Children

This is becoming increasingly popular as more couples choose, or are simply unable to include children at their wedding. This can be worded appropriately so as not to offend!

10. Wedding Breakfast Menu

You may be giving your guests a choice for their meal at your wedding. My advice would be to keep the wording of the menu as simple as possible. There is no need to mention your menu if you are not giving your guests a choice, let it be a surprise!


 

So, in a nutshell, that covers most points when thinking about your invitations and what to include. Remember, you don’t have to include all of them!
There are many, many ways to word your wedding invitation, whether its formal, fun or quirky, the choice is yours. Please get in touch for advice and suggestions of which I have many.