Update: Styling your Woodland Wedding

The beauty of The Woodlands as a wedding venue is that you really do have a blank canvas that you can decorate to suit your style and chosen colour scheme. Although some couples choose to maintain minimal décor and others home-make some decorative additions, many enlist the services of a professional wedding stylist.

With Pinterest offering endless suggestions for a whole host of different wedding styles, many couples soon realise the enormity of the task in hand! Many wedding stylists offer a choice between a full styling service or solely the inspiration and prop hire for a couple to implement themselves. 

Employing the services of a Wedding Stylist

At The Woodlands, we regularly see the same local suppliers who have been chosen by couples to style their wedding or supply the décor. Although we don’t stipulate who a couple uses, we do often make recommendations based on experience. 

We recently caught up with Market Harborough based Nerissa Eve Weddings. They have been styling weddings at The Woodlands with their range of decoration and prop hire for a couple of years having been chosen by numerous couples. A background in art coupled with years of event styling experience and a barn full of lovingly collected decorations means that Nerissa Eve have pretty much everything you might need to make your wedding a feast for the eyes and most definitely ‘photographable’. 

Nadine from Nerissa Eve Weddings said, “We can get involved as much or as little as a couple want. While we are more than happy to fully style a wedding venue, we are also happy to take a back seat and offer guidance, inspiration and prop hire.”  She continued, “Over the years we have found more couples getting involved with the creative aspects of their big day and as a creative myself I applaud this. With tools like Pinterest and Instagram, couples have more of an idea about how they want their day to look.” 

For couples who want to use their creativity and ideas but don’t want to be burdened with the expense and time required to make or buy the elements required to turn their vision to reality, Nadine said, “Dry Hire is going to be your best friend. We offer a four day dry hire for all of our props and décor so you can style your day, your way.”

However, if you haven't got the time to make this happen, Nerissa Eve Weddings can arrange to deliver and style the items at The Woodlands for you, leaving you hassle-free (we hope!) on your wedding day!

Have a look through the gallery below to browse a range of images from weddings at The Woodlands that Nerissa Eve have lovingly styled. 

2018 trends

Before we finished our catch up, we asked Nadine for her thoughts on wedding style trends for 2018. “2017 was brimming with foliage and it looks set to continue into 2018, with sprigs of eucalyptus over hand painted chalk boards and thick foliage garlands draped across the head table, green has never before looked so beautiful,” she said. 

“Old gold also made an appearance which teams perfectly within a natural setting and we love it! Rustic is also here to stay and thankfully our stock is laden with whisky barrel tables, vintage bikes, rustic lanterns and all things vintage, plus logs, logs and more logs! Perfect for The Woodlands.” 


To discuss styling for your woodland wedding with Nerissa Eve Weddings, you can call for an informal chat or to make an appointment to view their expanding collection on 01858 419544 or 07732315011. 

Or visit the website: www.nerissaeveweddings.com/ 

To discuss your woodland wedding with the Wedding Planners at The Woodlands, contact the team on 01858 881500 or woodlandweddings@hothorpe.co.uk

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