Style is a way of saying who you are without having to speak.
Our Pizza Van has taken us all over the place, from our local town square to the Royal Hospital, Chelsea and much farther afield. We have been to so many different types of events, from Weddings to International Show Jumping. However a couple of weeks ago we took part in our very first Styled Wedding Photoshoot, at the lovely Moggerhanger Park. We had the pleasure to work with a team of amazing people including Sarah. Sarah is a Venue Stylist who spends her days and nights turning empty rooms into the visions that you have created in your minds for your special day! Bringing a vision together takes a lot of hard work and definitely lots of planning, however seeing the end result is definitely satisfying! I don't know about you but I love a well dressed table, whenever we have dinner parties one of my favourite parts is making the table look nice! This was our table for our Good Friday Brunch.
Luckily for us we got to find out what makes Sarah so good at her job, from her love of shopping to her eye for details ; both make her the perfect Venue Stylist. From Weddings to your Special Parties who wouldn't want an elegant table or a fantastic entrance. Sarah can turn any space from drab to fab! Wedding Planning can be stressful, so it is important to work with people who will put your mind at ease. Sarah is definitely the person to go to, with her years of experience and her perfectionist tendencies you will know from your first meeting that you will be in great hands! To find out more about the lovely Sarah read our blog below!
What made you get into the Wedding business?
I love weddings. I have always had a creative eye and studied display and exhibition design at college that led me into a career as a Visual Merchandiser for John Lewis. I create window displays, room settings, table displays etc. so I have a trained eye for styling.
I got married 3 years ago and loved everything about planning the venue style. I went for an Art Deco inspired day with a lot of gold (my favourite colour, hence my logo!) delicate beading and huge feathers. Whilst searching through Pinterest I could have picked many different looks and colour palettes and I struggled to choose just one! The day before I spent ages making sure everything was absolutely perfect. This was one part of the wedding that I couldn't bare to leave in anyone's hands. Luckily for me it was January and the venue was free the evening before. I loved it and so my passion started to become Venue styling by Sara.
What is the best part of your job?
Seeing it all come together is definitely my favourite part of the job. I spend a lot of hours planning, pulling looks and colours together and visualising it all. I often have a few sleepless nights leading up to a big wedding but it is all worth it when I see the finished result. Even better is if I get to see the bride's face if she pops in before she goes off to get married. Knowing she is happy makes it perfect.
What sets you apart from other suppliers?
I maybe a bit of a shopaholic... I spend a lot of my time shopping and finding wonderful treasures that are perfect for weddings. This is great for the events I work on, however not so great for my bank balance! My collection grows daily as I just can not resist beautiful items! Especially Lanterns, these definitely my favourite item and make their way into nearly all of the Weddings I style. Team being a shopaholic with the training in my day job, I feel I keep things fresh and on trend. I have a huge range to choose from, including lots of the key colours that will make a difference to your Big Day!
What is your advice for Bride and Grooms to be?
Hire a Venue stylist! The main advice I always give to brides is free yourself up on the morning of your wedding.In that moment you should be being pampered, sipping champagne and being made gorgeous! The last thing you want to be worrying about is setting things up in small time slots and trying to light candles etc. This is where your venue stylist comes in; you can leave it all in their capable hands. However it is always lovely to take a sneak peek once it’s all done and see your vision come to life. . . it is sure to bring happy tears to your eyes.
What is your most memorable foodie experience?
I believe the best food comes with great company and beautiful settings. For me you can’t beat romantic candlelit dinners with plenty of champagne! My most memorable experience has to be on our honeymoon in Mauritius. We had a candlelit dinner of fresh fish and amazing salads. We were on the beach under a canopy of fairy lights and listening to the sea. Just perfect.
What is your most memorable travel experience?
My memories of trips to Ibiza are the best. I love everything about this beautiful Island. I have been lots of times over the last 10 years and each trip was full of giggles, parties and the best times. I love the hippy market; you can’t beat it for fabulous shopping.