Make the most of your wedding day with these 12 tips from Little Star Events, accompanied by some super cute shoot images
Taking place during the latest wedding fair at Foxhills Club & Resort in Chertsey, this shoot adds a sense of fun to the wedding set-up with child models and showcases how to get the most out of your big day.
Gemma Starr of Little Star Events, who organises wedding events in Surrey and Hampshire, says: "I was keen to organise a styled shoot that involved children to support tips for your special day. I wanted to put across the tips for the bride and groom using child models as children are great at showing their emotions, whether these are silly, funny or so happy. We were keen to ensure that the children were having fun - exactly what they should be doing at a wedding."
"We coupled this with some gorgeous shots of our adult models," continues Gemma. "We used a trusted group of high quality wedding suppliers at the stunning Foxhills Club & Resort. The venue was perfect for the shoot with the amazing grounds and elegant avenue leading from the grand Manor House to the contemporary Clubhouse. The photographer, Lauren from Lahu Studios, also has an amazing ability to capture emotions and really brought out the best of the models."
Here, we take a closer look at the images and share Gemma's top tips for getting the most out of your wedding day.
Make time for each other on your day
It is important that in between making sure you are catching up with friends and saying hello to Aunty Doreen that you have time to enjoy the day together. Take some time out to have your photographs and use this time to check in with each other and feel excited together.
Daisy is wearing a bridesmaid's dress from Impressions with braided hair styling from Gemma Louise Bridal. Finley is wearing a suit from Hire 5. This cute pair are standing in front of a classic car from Ultimate Classic Car Hire.
Arrive in style
Make a grand entrance with an extra special car for your special day and make memories in an instant. Dexter is wearing a tweed three-piece suit with matching floral bow tie and handkerchief from Hire 5 and is sitting in a car from Ultimate Classic Car Hire.
Make each other laugh
Just because it is your wedding day, it doesn’t mean that you can’t do what you always do - have a laugh together and forget all those pre-wedding stresses.
Be a gentleman
Grooms, remember to be chivalrous on your big day and similarly, brides, do things to make your partner feel special, such as compiling a groom box.
Don't be afraid to bring florals into the mix
Hire 5 has some amazing, contemporary menswear styles including a range of floral ties and handkerchiefs as well as shirts. The florals on the bow tie and handkerchief really make the tweed pop and make the look more appropriate for summer.
Be confident and let yourself shine. Tasha wears an elegant bridal gown from Surrey Brides, with flowers from Lily & Myrtle and the majestic Manor House at Foxhills behind her. Andy wears a three-piece suit with matching floral tie and handkerchief from Hire 5. Finley wears a classic three-piece navy suit with burgundy tie and handkerchief, also from Hire 5.
Get your best man to check your tie
Make sure your tie is straight and ask your best man to check this for you throughout the day. You don’t want to look back at photos and let your tie alignment bother you.
Make sure you eat some of your cake. So many couples are so busy during their wedding day that it is all gone by the time they leave. Ask the venue to save you some so you can enjoy it after the wedding, incase you do not get time on the night. This exquisite cake is from Stable Cottage Cakes.
Employ subtle colour matching
Matching your eyeshadow to your bouquet can add a lovely colour pop to your photos. This gorgeous bright hand-tied bouquet is from Lily & Myrtle with matching colourful make-up from Gemma Louise Bridal. Nerys wears a stunning strapless fitted dress from Surrey Brides.
Share any nerves with your bridesmaids
If you suddenly feel overwhelmed about walking down the aisle and everyone looking at you, remember your bridesmaids are there for you and to support you. They will be able to reassure you that you look amazing and give you that boost you need to walk calmly and confidently.
Take in the details
It is important to allow yourself time to really appreciate the flowers, the table centrepieces, the ambience. You have worked hard to ensure this is all exactly as you would like, so take some time to smell the flowers and really enjoy the choices you have made.
Tasha holds a gorgeous bouquet from Lily & Myrtle with stunning hair and make-up from Gemma Louise Bridal.
Last but not least, remember to have a jolly good time. Daisy and Eva wear bridesmaids' dresses from Impressions with hair styling by Gemma Louise Bridal. Finley and Dexter wear suits from Hire 5.
Get the look:
Organisation and styling: Little Star Events
Photography: Lahu Studios
Venue: Foxhills Club & Resort
Bridal dresses: Surrey Brides
Menswear: Hire 5
Bridesmaids' dresses: Impressions
Hair and make-up: Gemma Louise Bridal
Floristry: Lily & Myrtle
Cars: Ultimate Classic Car Hire
Cake: Stable Cottage Cakes
Models: Finley Starr, Dexter Starr, Daisy Mundy, Eva Markianos and Andy Lockey, Tasha Small, Nerys Nabbs and Bryony Dawn (adult models from Manic Stage Production)
The next wedding fair at Foxhills organised by Little Star Events will take place on Sunday 14th October, 11am - 3pm, where there will be 40 wedding suppliers on hand to inspire you for your special day along with two fashion shows at 12pm and 2pm showcasing bridalwear, bridesmaids' dresses, menswear, flowers, hair and make-up, and children’s wedding attire. Visit www.littlestarevents.co.uk for more information.