Picking your team of wedding suppliers
February 08, 2020
Like most things in life, working with an experienced team is better than working alone. As a couple, we all feel stronger when we’re together than when we’re not. And this is very much the case with your wedding team of suppliers.
You will find that by bringing a team of businesses together who work collaboratively on a regular basis will pay dividends on your wedding day. This is especially evident ‘behind the scenes’ when something goes wrong and everyone works together to put it right – never have I heard “It’s not my job” when working with one of my teams!
When looking for new suppliers, talk to your venue and other suppliers you’ve already booked and ask them for their recommendations. A photographer will recommend a videographer who won’t get in the way (and vice versa) of their shots. If you’re adding flowers to your cake, a cake maker will recommend a florist who will enhance rather than ruin. A caterer will recommend a bar company who will clear all the glassware, not just their own!
Look at photo shoots as these are often put together by groups of businesses who want to work together on a shoot where they can showcase their talents. This recent photo shoot at The Park at Mawgan Porth is a wonderful example of a collective coming together and producing something beautiful.
The Park, where the photo shoot took place, is a hidden gem just outside the hubbub of Newquay, and sits in the valley at Mawgan Porth. This truly is a venue for those looking to celebrate for the weekend…or longer! The award winning 5 star holiday park can accommodate civil ceremonies in a magical yurt village, our on-site restaurant, The Kitchen By The Beach or one of our three eco lodges with stunning balcony views. You can even have a blessing with the sand between your toes on the beach. So you and your guests can make a holiday of the wedding, choose from luxury lodges, cosy cottages, lavish yurts, and stunning cabins. Being a holiday park, the venue is a welcoming space for children and dogs, with lots of facilities to keep little ones entertained.
Click here to view the I Do Film Weddings cinematic film of The Park and beach. Richard and his team have a huge amount of experience having worked on Downton Abbey, Poldark & Silent Witness to name a few. With a drone license, this enables them to capture the sweeping views of the beach and the tranquil gardens at The Park. And there is nothing more fun to watch as their Marryokes where they make a music video featuring your favourite song being lip-synced by you and your guests!
With The Park’s proximity to the sandy beach of Mawgan Porth, there is the option to have the Cornish Celebrants create your personal ceremony to include any combination of music, poetry and prose readings. While the ceremony isn’t legal binding (you would still need to do the legal bit at the registry office), to have a blessing with a bespoke ceremony script reflective of your unique combination of personalities gives you a beautiful way to celebrate your marriage.
Julie Ann from RoCha Design is constantly inspired by the outdoors, picking up colour palettes and ideas from nature. So this photo shoot was a perfect opportunity for Julie Ann to look to the sea at Mawgan Porth for inspiration to create the artistic stationery with hand painted stormy waves.
Claire’s Sweet Temptations can design and make a cake as flamboyant as your imagination will take you, to the simplest designs complemented by driftwood, grasses and flowers as shown in the photo shoot. Not only will it look amazing, but with flavours ranging from coconut & lime to lemon & elderflower the cake will taste pretty scrumptious too.
With The Park being such a family orientated venue, it is ideally suited to couples looking for a relaxed vibe to their wedding. Melody-Rose Hair Stylist and Design wanted to show off a boho look, keeping the bride’s hair loose but with plaits to still give a bridal look. The boho look was finished off by adding a delicate lace shrug from Anna D’Souza over the top of the Christine Trewinnard Couture dress.
The whole shoot was bought together by Out Of The Ordinary Weddings by Hazel Parsons. If you’re struggling with your team, enlist the help of a professional wedding planner or wedding coordinator. They will use their experience to pull any team together and be able to understand where the issues are and how to smooth them out. The Park benefits from an in-house coordinating who will help guide the team on the day giving you a truly memorable experience.
Having a team who work together and are all singing from the same hymn sheet will ultimately give you the piece of mind that your wedding day will go without a hitch!
Photo shoot credits
Venue – The Park theparkcornwall.com
Photographer – Toby Lowe Photography tobylowephotography.co.uk
Videographer – I Do Film Weddings idofilmweddings.co.uk
Shoot coordination – Out Of The Ordinary Weddings By Hazel Parsons outoftheordinaryweddings.com
Celebrants – Cornish Celebrants cornishcelebrants.co.uk
Furniture Hire – Stargazey Wedding Decor Hire stargazeyweddingdecorhire.co.uk
Styling – Keeping It Vintage keepingitvintage.co.uk
Flowers – Tide Flowers tideflowers.co.uk
Styling Items – Jenny Wren Weddings and Event Planning jennywrenweddingsandevents.co.uk
Stationery – RoCha Design rochadesigns.co.uk
Cake – Claire’s Sweet Temptations clairessweettemptations.com
Wedding Dress – Christine Trewinnard Couture christinetrewinnard.co.uk
Groomswear – Little Ann Maids littleanne-maids.co.uk
Hair – Melody-Rose Hair Stylist and Design via Facebook
Makeup – Hannah Symmons MUA makeupbyhannahsymo.wixsite.com
Accessories – The Lucky Sixpence theluckysixpence.co.uk
Bridal accessories – Anna D’Souza annadsouza.co.uk
Jewellery – Stephanie Stevens Jewellery stephaniestevensjewellery.co.uk
Models – Megan Stewart and Ben