Back in the summer, I was asked to do a shoot at the Sugar Store in Cowes, as they now are hiring out their space for wedding parties. I always love networking with new businesses and it was so lovely to meet the new people behind Proper Vintage, and to meet the florist Jordan Knight for the very first time. It was also interesting to see a new wedding venue on the Isle of Wight..
The Sugar Store is a great space I think to have small to medium sized receptions and wedding parties, and it's in a perfect location that isn't too out of the way for people to get to. It has a lot of character, with it's white brick walls, high ceilings covered in long black beams, a huge bar area and a wooden floor throughout. However it is also enough of a blank slate that you could go in pretty much any direction you want in terms of the decoration, and really make it your own.
Often I hear people talking about seeing an idea for dressing a wedding venue on Instagram or Pinterest, but trying to do it all themselves because it looks cost effective or straight forward, which is not always the case and there is a heck of a lot of things to organise for a wedding day, that it can all quickly mount up and become overall less enjoyable.
A company like Proper Vintage have so many props and beautiful items like vintage glass bottles, crockery, or even some more statement pieces that would be potentially difficult to find, buy, store before and after the wedding and might even be things you don't want to keep after the wedding day. Even if it's just filling in the gaps after you've found items you like yourself, prop hire and styling companies are a great way to make a huge wedding to-do much less stressful.
I hope you found this helpful and happy wedding planning!
If you have any questions you'd like me to answer, feel free to get in touch.
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