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By modefor, Jun 11 2018 10:20AM

We kicked-off June with a fabulous wedding at The Arches as Dean Clough. The wedding of Jamie and James.


This fabulous couple had everything organised and it was all about foliage, ferns, fabulous food and fun.


They actually held their wedding ceremony at Gibson Mill at Hardcastle Crags which is a beautiful National Trust hidden gem in Hebden Bridge before coming over to The Arches in a vintage bus. Then it was time for a few photos, a three-course sit down meal from the in-house caterers Eat Me - Drink Me and dancing, all night long!


There were some great extra touches too with succulent favours, giant games supplied by Add Vintage, our favourite photobooth Herman from Volkswagen Wedding Company. Florals were by The Willow Garden.


The first sneak of official photos from Lianne Gray Photography are absolutely fabulous too.


Check out our behind the scenes images HERE.


Congratulations Jamie & James.

Much Love

Tabby xxx


By modefor, Jun 4 2018 09:25AM

One of the most valuable things we can be is honest but, being honest with ourselves is tricky and this is especially true when it comes to our own wedding.


Therefore, it’s time to get honest, realistic and believe in your own integrity when it comes to planning your wedding.


Let me break it down a little into three key areas, in no particular order (and btw… there are plenty more things you can get honest about, not just these! Don’t even start me on children at weddings and traditions such as cake cutting and first dances!)…


Pinterest


Firstly, whilst I love Pinterest for inspiration and general nosiness, get off it when making your final planning decisions for your wedding. Get your own wedding and stop stealing someone else’s! Be honest with yourself and ask yourself what YOU and YOUR partner really want. Don’t just copy someone else’s wedding or ideas that some professionals put together for a styled shoot. These images are there to be inspiration for you and not for you to carbon copy. So, close your eyes, imagine your big day… what does it look like? Honestly? Now create this vision.


Budget


Yep, the big ‘taboo’ that you need to be really honest about because quite simply, starting married life in debt purely from a party you were paying for where everyone else ate and drank sucks! So, be realistic and honest. Pick your budget truthfully and stick to it. You can have the most amazing wedding on a small budget. These big fancy expensive weddings do not make you any happier in married life than an elopement and quiet dinner with just the two of you.


Small budget does not mean missing out. It’s an opportunity to get wise and savvy financially and produce a wedding which is the truest reflection of you both as a couple with the people you love most around you. Which brings me on to my third point…


Family


Get really brutally honest here. If you don’t like them, don’t see them and have nothing to do with them, why would you invite them? Especially if it was at the detriment of a friend who has shared so much with you or quite simply just makes you laugh and you want them at your party? Being related does not give people the right to expect an invitation to your wedding. Now, I’m not suggesting a lack of sensitivity and being mean in not inviting family members but remember this is your wedding and you get to choose who you share it with. You could always do a separate informal family party to invite them all if you have heaps of family but actually want some friends at your wedding. You must be honest to yourselves and do exactly what you feel comfortable with. Don’t think you are at the mercy of any historic traditions and protocols; you’re not. This is about the two of you and by the way, just because someone contributes to funding your wedding does not give them the right to dictate your guest list. Be calm, compromise but be honest about your feelings and be empowered to take control of your wedding.


Tabby xxx


By modefor, Oct 2 2016 06:00PM

Behind the Scenes at Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge

June 2016


We all see the fantastic images that appear in wedding magazines and blogs and we fall in love with them, envisioning that beauty for our own wedding day. But behind every amazing photo you see there is a story. Hours of talent, sweat and tears that went into creating that one perfect image.


In June, I organised a photoshoot using a hand-picked selection of amazing wedding industry friends to promote a new range of bridal headpieces by Molly from Good Golly Miss Molly Hats.


I knew I wanted to create something beautiful, relaxed and the whole shoot needed to be full of opportunities and completely stress free. Because that’s what we do at Mode for…Events, create relaxed, fun events without any stress for our clients and colleagues! (we’re nailing that too BTW!).


The shoot was amazing, the photos taken at Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags by Adam of Adam Wilkinson Photography are incredible and I released the images to various magazines and blogs, but settled on a front cover image and two-page spread in Your Yorkshire Wedding Magazine.


Have you seen it? It’s incredible! Go buy your copy now!


It all worked out perfectly, the small but perfectly formed team was great with myself, Molly, Adam, Naomi (Make-up by Naomi J Frazer), Cheryl (Hair by Cheryl Walker-Askew), a cake from Claire at Sweet Sugar Sixpence, bouquets from Lucy at Lily Rose & Daisy Chains and dresses from Shannon at Dotty Taylor, plus our two young and talented models at the very start of their careers, Becky and Alice, who were both relatives of friends.


I hope the stunning images will be circulating the wedding world for some years to come, but back to my point, behind every stunning image is a story. So I thought you’d like to see the real story in images. So, sit back and enjoy the behind the scenes images from our photoshoot.

Lots of Love

Tabby x



Concept & Coordination:

Tabby Kerwin of Mode for…Events (www.modeforevents.co.uk / www.facebook.com/modefor)

Molly Bunce of Good Golly Miss Molly Hats (www.goodgollymissmolly.net)


Photography:

Adam Wilkinson Photography (www.adamwilkinsonphotography.co.uk)


Venue:

Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hardcastle-crags) (owned by the National Trust)


Styling:

Mode for…Events


Dresses:

Charlotte Balbier “Willa” and “Lucy Lou”

Supplied by Dotty Taylor Bridal (www.dottytaylorbridal.co.uk)


Headpieces:

Good Golly Miss Molly Hats


Make-up Artist:

Makeup by Naomi J Frazer (www.naomijfrazer.weebly.com)


Hair Styling:

Hair by Cheryl Walker-Askew (www.facebook.com/hairbycherylwalkeraskew)


Cake:

Sweet Sugar Sixpence (www. sweetsugarsixpence.co.uk)


Bouquets:

Lily Rose & Daisy Chains (www.facebook.com/Handmadebylucywithlovex)


Models:

Rebecca Cannon and Alice Worsick


Photos (c) Adam Wilkinson Photography and (c) Mode for...Events


All suppliers can be found on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and Pinterest



By modefor, Sep 6 2016 02:10PM

Katie & Mark married at The Arches @ Dean Clough, Halifax, West Yorkshire on 29 July 2016 and it was a stunning wedding filled with music, love, traditional singing and fast cars!


This was the first ever legal ceremony at The Arches so it was an exciting event for this most wonderful venue, however, with a nervous groom and a bride delayed in traffic, it was cutting it fine as to whether the Registrar could stay before he had to get off to his next wedding, the other side of Halifax! However, Katie arrived looking stunning and the show carried on flawlessly.


The venue looked superb with flowers from Owl House Flowers (www. owlhouseflowers.wordpress.com) and we helped style the venue beautifully with little touches such as horse shoes on the tables from the bride.


Amazing food from the fabulous Eat Me – Drink Me (www.eatme-drinkme.co.uk) magic mirrors and some great live music set the guests up for a party that ran right into the night.


To see some more stunning images taken by the wonderful Louise at Fox Tail Photography check out this link: http://foxtailphotography.co.uk/the-arches-wedding-dean-clough-mills/


Katie and Mark were a delight to work with on their wedding and they had some fabulous words to say about Mode for…Events and the service we offer too. Read Katie’s testimonial:


“On viewing ‘The Arches’ at Dean Clough Mill for our potential wedding venue, we fell in love with it and Tabby at ‘Mode-for Events’. Tabby’s instant recognition for the style of our wedding along with her being knowledgeable about the venue, catering and down to the finer detail was just exquisite.

Tabby and her team were accommodating to our every request from menu tasting to helping offer ideas of special touches for the day. The team were available for every call I made and nothing was too much trouble.

The overall service from the first meeting with Tabby up to our wedding day was professional but personable and flawless in the delivery. Tabby and the team made our wedding a superb event and I highly recommend the company and their comprehensive knowledge of the events trade. We certainly would have Mode for-Events plan our next party.” Katie Bennett - July 2016


Congratulations Katie and Mark

Love

Mode for…Events xxx



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