Today we’re having a chat with one of my favourite Wedding Styling Companies – Through The Looking Glass Events 🙂 This energetic and massively inspiring company offer Wedding Venue Styling amongst a myriad of other services including wedding cakes, photo booth styling and product hire. Kelly and Melody, who run the company, really do relish a challenge and will be over the moon to bring all of your ideas and dreams together, wherever your venue may be!
Kelly tells us a bit more about the ladies behind Through The Looking Glass…
What is your favourite thing about working with brides to be?
Their ideas and excitement, it rubs off on you and inspires you in your work. Every bride has a different vision and this is what makes our job so brilliant - every day throws something new at us! This is the most important day of a couple’s life and for them to pick you to be a part of it is a complete honour. We are seeing a lot more grooms getting involved with the wedding styling as well which is lovely!
What inspires you in your work?
Anything and everything! From the places that we visit to the couples themselves - they set the initial steps for us to draw on our creativity. We like to stay on top of current trends as well, so lots of market research across the globe helps us keep in check of what’s popular and also gives us ideas to build on our wedding styling.
What has been your favourite wedding that you have worked on?
Can I say all of them?! All for different reasons, we have been so lucky to have worked with lots of different themes and wonderful couples.
One of the weddings we styled last year was split over two days; they had an intimate wedding reception at their home with just close family and friends, which was all vintage crockery, lace and romantic signs and then the next day they had a big reception at Corkers Champagne Bar in Northampton with 120 people, which had a navy and diamond theme. A chance for the bride to wear her dress twice and go for two different themes!
Another couple who got married last year at The Three Lakes restaurant in Ware, had clear ideas of the wedding theme they wanted to go for but allowed us to utilise all of the venues’ wonderful spaces to make lots of great photo opportunities! There were colourful lanterns, lots of bunting, vintage fabric, and one of our photo booth stylings which was a big hit.
We have also hosted a gangster themed wedding along with a very bold Alice in Wonderland theme tea party and even a surprise wedding! Anything and everything goes!
We spend a lot of time with our couples planning and creating their day for them, you need to build a relationship to understand their vision and we are lucky to have made many wonderful friends from that planning period.
Do you have any wedding styling trend predictions for 2014?
Vintage is still very big this year with lots of lace, soft pinks, neutrals, lace, birdcages and hay bales! For colours we will be seeing lots of navy, mint green, soft pinks, neutrals and royal blue. People are also incorporating a personal interest within their theme such as super heroes, comic books and animals amongst other things. We have some wonderful weddings to style this year!
What would be your top tip to share with any brides to be?
Treasure the build up to the big day; sometimes life can be so busy and stressful that we forget to enjoy the little things in life and the planning and build up to your special day should be treasured as it goes way too quickly!
Along with hiring our products we also offer a set-up service to take that pressure off the couple. This is something we would recommend to all couples. We offer a bridal consultation to discuss all your needs and then we are on hand to the build up to the big day to make sure everything runs smoothly.
When you're not busy working at Through the Looking Glass Events what is your favourite pass time?
Both melody and I have children, so time spent being mum is very important to both of us. Melody enjoys horse riding, baking and exercise, and when I get the chance I am a big fan of musical theatre and I enjoy gracing the stage for a song or two!
Brilliant getting to know you better Kelly!
Through The Looking Glass Events are based in Northamptonshire but are happy to travel to take care of your wedding styling 🙂
Photographers & suppliers featured in this post:
Daring to Dream Photography
The Memory Box Photos
Flowers by Charlotte Davies
Fun Dubbin Occasions
Love From Samyukta
Three Lakes Restaurant
Doll Face Beauty
Vickers Men's Wear