Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding - Sep-Oct 2023 (Issue 71)

CHESHIRE PONY PARTIES 07954 016 179 | Amanda Keech says: I offer adorable small ponies to carry champagne or confetti at your wedding or simply for photos and mingling with guests. Amanda’s top tip: I know from experience that everyone worries about the weather! My advice is to try not to stress about it. After all, you can’t do anything about it, so focus on what you can do to work around it. Your venue will almost certainly have some indoor or undercover space for you to use. Speak to your venue too to see if they have umbrellas available for guests to use, and if not, why not source some yourselves? You could get some to match your colour palette or go for clear ones. Similarly your photographer will be very used to working in all sorts of conditions. Have faith that they’ll handle it brilliantly. What’s the best thing about celebrating in the great outdoors versus staying inside? The best thing about celebrating outdoors is just being outdoors! An expanse of grass or a perfectly presented flower garden, maybe a water feature, and fresh air all provide an environment that allows any last-minute nerves to float away enabling everyone to fully immerse themselves in enjoying your special day. JACQUI O FLOWERS 07540 441 112 | Jacqui Owen says: As an award-winning wedding and event florist we’re passionate about bringing your outdoor weddings to life, turning your dreams to reality. Our beautifully crafted florals are a reflection of your individuality and unique personal style. While our design-led approach allows you to experience luxurious florals, which make you feel special and leave your guests in awe. We weave your story and personality into the heart of every stylish floral creation. Jacqui’s top tip: When planning an al fresco wedding, thoughtful consideration is essential to ensure a seamless and unforgettable experience, so contingency plans are vital. Consider renting a tipi or marquee to provide shelter and peace of mind in case the weather takes an unexpected turn. Moreover, keep in mind how the weather can impact the choice of flowers for your wedding. Different varieties may hold up better in certain conditions, so discuss options with your florist to ensure your arrangements remain fresh and vibrant throughout the celebration. What’s the best thing about celebrating in the great outdoors versus staying inside? You’ll step into a world where natural beauty takes centre stage, weaving a captivating tapestry for your wedding’s backdrop from the vibrant blooms of spring, to the warm embrace of summer, the rustic charm of autumn, or the serene beauty of a winter wonderland. Being surrounded by nature creates a sense of tranquillity and harmony, making the celebration feel more grounded and authentic. Outdoor venues provide abundant opportunities for unique décor and layouts, empowering you to infuse your personal vision into the space bringing your love story to life in an unforgettable way. 50