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Interview with: Rowenna Gill

Company Name: The Little English Wedding Company

Website: www.littleenglishwedding.co.uk

Location: Fradley, Staffordshire

What does The Little English Wedding Company do?

The Little English Wedding Company provides beautiful, original items available for hire for your wedding day. Our gorgeous handmade Royal Mail style post boxes keep your cards safe and are available in a stunning range of colours. We also have a fabulous, custom designed photo booth that looks great in any style of wedding venue and has lots of brilliant features for extra fun. We also hire smaller items for decoration, including a vintage suitcase and pretty bird cages.

Wedding Post Boxes from The Little English Wedding Company

How did The Little English Wedding Company get started and how long has the business been going?

We got the idea for the business following our own wedding in December 2012. The post box was made for us as a present by some fantastic carpenters and we thought it would be a great idea to make them available in more colours to other couples getting married. We think they are a gorgeous addition to your day and look really great at any style of wedding. We are always on the lookout for new, original ideas to help couples make the most of their special day.

Why is the business called The Little English Wedding Company?

The very first product we started with was the post boxes, and we loved how vintage and English they looked. When we were trying out different company names, we loved this one and can’t imagine it being called anything else.

Vintage Bird Cage from The Little English Wedding Company

Who works at The Little English Wedding Company?

The Little English Wedding Company is primarily a husband and wife team – Rowenna and James Gill. We first met at secondary school and have been married for almost a year. We can’t leave out our team though – our post boxes are hand made by very skilled carpenters who put a lot of hours into making them look as stunning as they do, including the gleaming colour finish!

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Did you see the ‘Deer Park Winter Wedding Shoot’ we featured last week with the reindeer? If you missed it, you must check it out.

We were so inspired by this styled shoot, so we have found some really lovely reindeer decorations which are perfect if you are having a winter or Christmas wedding. And a Christmas wedding doesn’t need to be red and green, think outside the box.

We have more festive ideas to come!

Reindeer Wedding Decorations Mood Board

Reindeer, Silver Birch and Candle Display – Design Shimmer

Felt Reindeer in Heart Wreath – Felt Witch Via Etsy

Tablescape with Candles and Reindeer Ornament – Oakville Grocery Post

Three Rusty Reindeer – Notonthehighstreet.com

Paper Reindeer Garland – Karolina Rose Craft Via Etsy

Stag Cake Topper – Picture by Kristyn Hogan

Paper Cut-Out Reindeer – Mommy Holly Via Etsy

Wedding Dessert Table with Reindeer Decoration – Wedding Chicks

Picture frames are the perfect wedding decor as they are so versatile. They can be used to display your table numbers, seating plan, or even as props to pose with, as well as making brilliant decorations hung from trees. We love the idea of having a pictures frame wall with a few ‘empty’ holes so that you and your guests can pop their heads through for the perfect picture.

Here are some fabulous ideas for using picture frames as your wedding decorations.

Picture Frame Wedding Decorations Mood Board

Picture Frame Prop – Picture by Kate Belle Photography

Picture Frame Table Number – Picture by Cheryl Joy Miner

Pictures on Tree – Picture by Feather Love Photography

Hanging Pictures in Frames – Picture by Simply Perfect Weddings

Empty Picture Frames Hanging from Tree – Picture by Natalie Bray Photography

Hanging Pictures Frames with Flowers – Picture by One Love Photo

Lounge Area with Picture Wall – Picture by LunaPhoto

Picture Frame Wall – Picture by Benjamin Lowry Photography

Whether you are having a vintage, country or garden wedding, using rustic wood props is a great way of styling your wedding. Old wooden crates full of flowers will look stunning as floral displays or table centrepieces, and if you source or hire old wooden crates you can also stack them as great decoration for your venue, or use them as your cake or dessert table to wow your guests.

Here are some great ideas for rustic wood wedding decor.

Rustic Wood Wedding Decor Mood Board

Wooden Trailer with Flowers – Via I Love This Pic

Rustic Wooden Crate Display – Via Loverly, Picture by Tonya Peterson Photography

Rustic Table and Chairs – Via Elizabeth Anne Designs, Picture by Brooke Schwab Photography

Love Story Wooden Sign – Sweet Rose Studio

Wooden Crate Floral Arrangement – Via Article By Helen Carter on Love Luxe Blog

Rustic Wood Drinks Display – Via Style Me Pretty, Picture by Jenna Marie Photography

Custom Made Wooden Box Floral Arrangement – Via Style Me Pretty, Picture by Love Light Images

Rustic Wood Dessert Table – Via Wedding Wire

Mirror, mirror on the wall, whose is the best wedding of them all?

We love the idea of having mirrors as part of your wedding theme, and vintage mirrors add an extra elegance and charm. Mirrors are so versatile; not only will they look great as part of the decor for your wedding, but they are really useful as they can be written on to create menus and table numbers, and they also make great backdrops.

We love these ideas, do you?

Mirror Wedding Theme Mood Board

Mirror and Picture Frame Styled Display – Via Wedding Chicks, Picture by Sonya Khegay

Mirror Backdrop – Via WedLuxe, Picture by Corina V. Photography

Wedding Cake Table with Mirror Backdrop – Via Style Me Pretty, Picture by Ozzy Garcia

Mirror Guest Book – Picture by Studio Castillero

Wedding Table Number on Vintage Mirrors – Via Green wedding Shoes, Picture by Susan Stripling

Wedding Breakfast Menu on Mirror – Elizabeth Anne Designs

Mirror Tray – Via Live View Studios

Vanity Mirror on Dressing Table – Hitched Wedding & Prop Rental LLC

Vintage teacups make great decorations for a wedding, and as vintage weddings are still very much on-trend, we want to share some ideas for vintage teacup wedding decor.

Teacups can be used to create pretty floral arrangements for your tables, as holders for scrumptious cupcakes, and even the topper for your wedding cake.

We just love these ideas…

Vintage Teacup Wedding Decor Mood Board

Daisies in Teacup – Agatha’s Ta Party

Place Name Teacups – Via Event Inspiration

Cupcake in a Vintage Teacup – Hostess with the Mostess

Vintage Teacup Cake Topper – Via Wedding Chicks

Flowers in Teacup – Elizabeth Anne Designs

Teacups on Tray – Elizabeth Anne Designs

LOVE Teacups – Via Lovella Bridal, Picture by Francis Joseph Photography

Teacup Floral Ends – Heavenly Blooms

We just love the way you can decorate with pine cones, making them perfect for autumn and winter weddings. Not only do they look great, bringing the great outdoors indoors, they also add a beautiful rustic charm. If you love handmade items you could collect your own pine cones and get creative, and as pine cones are great decorative items, there are many places that you can source ready-made decorations.

These are some of our favourite ideas for pine cone wedding decorations.

Pine Cone Wedding Decoration Ideas Mood Board

Pine Cone Heart Wreath – Velvet Brown

Pine Cone Flower Display – Eddie Ross

Pine Cone Decoration – Via Trendy Bride

Wedding Cake with Pine Cones – Picture via Style Me Pretty

Pine Cone Mobile Decoration – Magnolia Rouge

Pine Cone Decoration with Ribbon – Magnolia Rouge

Pine Cone Wedding Bouquets – Picture by Kate Osborne Photography

Pine Cone Place Setting – Rustic Wedding Chic

Pine Cone Garland – Tutorial via Juneberry Lane

Pine Cone and Ribbon Garland – MoMo Rad Rose via Etsy

Bowl of Pine Cones – Rustic Woodland via Etsy

Pine Cones in Pots – Picture via Vignette Design

As it’s Halloween on Wednesday, we thought we should create a little Halloween inspired wedding detail for you today. We have already shared this Halloween Wedding Theme mood board, so this year we thought we would find some fabulous ideas for using pumpkins at your wedding.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Mood Board

Pumpkin and Ribbon Decorations – A Country Nest

Pumpkin Heart Wreath – Rose Flower 48 via Etsy

Pumpkin Drinks Cooler – Martha Stewart Weddings

Scattered Pumpkins – With this Favour

Pumpkin Escort Cards – Picture by Natalie Franke

Wooden Pumpkin Table Decoration – My Swedish Farmhouse Via Etsy

Pumpkin Pie – Country Living

Mini Pumpkin Canapés – Superb Cuisines

Fabric Pumpkins – By The Blueberry Patch by Sarah Benning via Notonthehighstreet.com

Pumpkins in Fireplace – Good Housekeeping

Carved Pumpkins – Via Belle Maison

Today we are feeling all loved up, so today’s wedding inspiration mood board is ‘Love Birds’. We have mainly taken inspiration from products that are available to buy, however, if you are crafty we are sure you can recreate some of these ideas yourself.

Love Bird Wedding Ideas Mood Board

Love Bird Wedding Stationery – Wedding in a Teacup

Love Birds Cotton Ribbon – Wedding in a Teacup

Bird Garland – Once Wed

Love Bird Signs – Morgann Hill Designs via Etsy

Guest Book – Totally Salinda via Etsy

Seed Wedding Favours – Things Festive

Love Bird Cake Pops – A Bite of Delight

Love Bird Hanging Hearts – The Wedding of My Dreams via Notonthehighstreet.com

Wheat Sheaf from Shropshire Petals in Confetti Field

Shropshire Petals has just launched a new range of chic vintage wheat sheaves, perfect for making beautiful wedding bouquets and table decorations.

Wheat fields all around the countryside are being cropped, processed and straw being baled. Shropshire Petals use wheat in a different way – to create beautiful wheat sheaves, perfect for your wedding.

Shropshire Petals grows and produces natural petal confetti and wheat sheaves on their Shropshire farm. They have just launched a new range of chic, English garden wheat sheaves, incorporating vintage roses, lavender and rose sprigs.

Mixed Rose, Thistle and Pink Rose Sprig Wheat Sheaves from Shropshire Petals

Add a touch of the country to your wedding:

  • Wheat sheaves make the perfect country style bouquet – a medium wheat sheaf is perfect. Adding subtle pink or cream roses to a wheat sheaf will add a beautiful vintage effect.
  • For brides wanting a delicate posy, a small wheat sheaf with touch of lavender or rose springs will create a beautiful bouquet.
  • Place a wheat sheaf in the centre of reception tables to create a natural, country feel to your wedding. Adding lavender to the wheat will create a delicate aroma for your guests – why not sprinkle some lavender grain or natural petal confetti on white table cloths to complement your centrepiece.
  • Tying wheat and lavender bundles to the end of pews or to the back of reception chairs will enhance the countryside theme, and can double up as favours for your guests.

Wheat sheaves are available with freeze dried roses in a range of natural colours, lavender, thistles, rose sprigs or completely plain. Available in four sizes, ‘Mini Me’, medium, large and a small wheat and lavender bundle; they are all perfectly tied with raffia to add to the natural feel.

You may have noticed the wheat in the Victory Bouquet given out to medal winners such as Jessica Ennis, Mo Farrah and Michael Phelps during the Olympics and Paralympics. Shropshire Petals supplied the wheat to Jane Packer, designer and creator of all 4800 bouquets. Add a part of British history to your home with Shropshire Petals Wheat Sheaves.

To find out more visit www.shropshirepetals.com/shop/3_Wheat_Sheaves