04 May STYLING LUXURY WEDDING VENUE, ELMORE COURT, WITH WEDDING CREATIONS
Your wedding day is one of the most special and memorable days of your life, and every detail should reflect your unique love story. From the stunning venue, in this case, the luxurious Elmore Court in Gloucestershire, right through to the exquisite decorations. Every element contributes to creating the perfect ambience for your celebration and where a Wedding Stylist comes in. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to orchestrate those precious moments that make a wedding day so magical? Join me on an exclusive behind-the-scenes journey as I follow talented wedding stylist, Wedding Creations UK, during a wedding day at the stunning Elmore Court.
WHAT IS A WEDDING STYLIST?
A wedding stylist is a creative professional who specializes in designing and creating the overall look and feel of a wedding. On the wedding day, a wedding stylist plays a crucial role in ensuring that every visual aspect of the wedding is executed flawlessly, creating a cohesive and visually stunning experience for the couple and their guests.
ABOUT WEDDING CREATIONS
Wedding Creations was established in 2013 by Lauradana. Lauradana’s expertise lies in creating bespoke wedding experiences that are tailored to each couple’s vision. She has an exceptional talent for understanding her clients’ desires and translating them into tangible design concepts. She works closely with couples to understand their style preferences, colour palettes, and overall vision for their special day. From rustic barn weddings to elegant ballroom affairs, Lauradana has the creativity and versatility to design weddings of various styles and themes.
What sets Lauradana apart is her unwavering passion for wedding styling. She approaches each wedding with enthusiasm, creativity, and dedication, treating it as a unique opportunity to create a truly memorable experience for the couple and their guests. She is known for going the extra mile to bring her client’s visions to life, and her genuine love for what she does is evident in every wedding she styles.
BEHIND THE SCENES AT A WEDDING WITH WEDDING CREATIONS
THE EARLY MORNING PREPARATION
The day of the wedding begins early for any wedding stylist. Lauradona arrives at Elmore Court to start setting up the decor elements that she has meticulously planned and designed with the couple. This includes everything from installing floral arrangements (Wedding Creations also offers a complete floristry service) and centrepieces to setting up the ceremony and reception decorations. Lauradona ensures that every detail is in place and that the overall aesthetic concept is brought to life.
DEALING WITH LAST-MINUTE CHANGES
Wedding days are dynamic and can come with unexpected changes and a skilled wedding stylist is prepared to handle any last-minute changes that may arise. This could include changes in weather (like in this instance in which wind and rain really did alter the plans), unexpected delays, or changes in the couple’s preferences. Lauradona adapts quickly and finds solutions to ensure that the wedding day runs smoothly and that the overall design is not compromised.
COORDINATING WITH OTHER SUPPLIERS
Wedding Creations plays a crucial role in ensuring that all the elements of a wedding day come together seamlessly to create a cohesive and visually stunning event. In addition to working with the photographer, a wedding stylist typically collaborates with various other suppliers to ensure that the overall vision and style of the wedding are achieved. This includes event planners, venue teams, rental companies, stationery designers, cake designers, and caterers, to ensure that all elements of the wedding day come together cohesively and create a visually stunning event.
From the perspective of a wedding photographer, the meticulous attention to detail of Lauradona in ensuring the visual aesthetic of the wedding was truly remarkable. One aspect that we, as photographers, greatly appreciate is the flat-lay styling that wedding stylists often bring to the table. However, in this particular instance, Lauradona’s creativity and resourcefulness surpassed expectations as she went above and beyond by creating an exquisite indoor floral backdrop for the couple to use, despite the inclement weather conditions outside. Her exceptional work truly elevated the overall ambience of the wedding and left a lasting impression.
ENSURING A FLAWLESS WEDDING DAY
Throughout the wedding day, the wedding stylist is constantly monitoring the decor elements to ensure that everything is in place and looks perfect. They make adjustments as needed, such as fluffing floral arrangements, straightening linens, lighting candles and ensuring that the overall design is picture-perfect. As part of Wedding Creations’ exceptional service to her couples, Lauradona moved floral arrangements and design elements after the ceremony to maximise their usage during the wedding reception.
“Like a conductor orchestrating a symphony of beauty, a wedding stylist weaves together the perfect elements of design, decor, and ambience to create a breathtaking celebration that reflects the couple’s unique love story.”
POST-WEDDING TEAR DOWN
After the wedding day has come to a close, Wedding Creations work is not yet complete. Lauradona plays a crucial role in overseeing the tear-down process the day after the event, especially at venues that are typically dry-hire. This includes carefully dismantling and packing up all the decor elements, ensuring that nothing is damaged or misplaced. She works closely with other suppliers and the venue staff to ensure a smooth and efficient tear-down process, making sure that all items are accounted for and properly stored. Wedding Creations’ meticulous attention to detail and organizational skills ensure that the tear-down process is executed seamlessly, allowing the couple and their families to fully enjoy the post-wedding celebrations without any worry or stress.