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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 20 2016 06:00PM

We adore our weddings at Hargate Hall in Wormhill, Buxton. We’ll be honest, it is one of our favourite venues, but then again we are a little biased as we got married there ourselves in April 2016. (We really should share some of our own pics on the blog shouldn’t we?)


We’ve had some great weddings there this Summer but last week we got some official images from the wedding of Nadya and Dave Murray, taken by the super talented Cassandra Lane.


At Hargate Hall we supply everything from coordination to full catering and at this wedding we supplied the lot, plus nailed the art of hanging floating branches! We had our ‘A’ team on the job with Tabby, Simon, Abi and Elizabeth and it was a great day. What an awesome family and guests. We also had some additional help from the next door neighbours’ cat! He’s a cutie, if not a naughty boy breaking in to the marquee at every opportunity for some guest attention.


Enjoy these selected images from Cassandra. They’re awesome.


We can’t wait to be at Hargate Hall next year for lots of weddings, plus we’ll be there in December for a wedding and a corporate event and back in February to meet lots of wonderful people.


Enjoy.


Tabby x


Photography: Cassandra Lane Photography




The gorgeous couple
The gorgeous couple
Our lovely Abi
Our lovely Abi
Elizabeth on duty
Elizabeth on duty
Floating Branches
Floating Branches
Floating branches
Floating branches
Nadya & Charlie Cat!
Nadya & Charlie Cat!
Pudding on the Terrace
Pudding on the Terrace
Nadya & Dave
Nadya & Dave
Simon and our little helper!
Simon and our little helper!
Tabby & Simon
Tabby & Simon

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


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