FAQs and expert advice about venue styling

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourberksbucksoxon.wedding


Your day, your way

Your day, your way

Q. Please can you give us some styling ideas for our small intimate wedding?

A. Elizabeth Wong says: Meet the expert: Elizabeth Wong is a wedding and event stylist and the founder of Elizabeth Weddings. She offers bespoke venue styling, design and hire at weddings and events throughout Oxfordshire, Bristol and the Cotswolds.

Elizabeth says: A venue stylist can help make a wedding look extra-special, researching elaborate place settings featuring beautiful crockery, charger plates, cutlery and much more.

Even with a small wedding, hiring a venue stylist can give couples peace of mind and remove some of the pressure on the day itself. They can help design and coordinate all the finer details, ensuring that everything is perfect. The styling or decorations shouldn't be sacrificed with a micro wedding – it should still look like a dream day and one way of doing this is by using large statement centrepieces that create the wow factor!

At Elizabeth Weddings, we offer bespoke styling and décor packages and accommodate smaller celebrations. I feel that with intimate weddings, the couple and I can focus more on the finer details to make the day feel extra-special.

Elizabeth Wong, Elizabeth Weddings


Prop it

Prop it

Q. We would like to add some quirky props and venue décor to our barn wedding bringing the outdoors in – what can you suggest?

A. Shirley Crehan says: MEET THE EXPERT: Shirley Crehan is the owner of Serenlilly Wedding & Event Hire, specialists in venue decorations, prop hire and blossom trees for weddings and events in Berkshire, London and the surrounding areas.

Shirley says: Canopy blossom trees look very effective at weddings. They can be placed together to form a ceremony archway, styled at the entrance to the venue, stood either side of the top table or dotted around individually.

They look great draped with hanging glass baubles filled with battery-operated tea lights add a touch of sparkle and glamour.

If you're looking to add a rustic touch to your wedding décor, our illuminated, hand-crafted LOVE letters make a beautiful backdrop for photographs. We also have many other rustic-inspired props including wooden crates that are perfect for holding flip-flops and blankets for guests. For table-top accessories, centrepieces created using log slices surrounded by hessian jars filled with flowers always look very effective.

Shirley Crehan, Serenlilly Wedding & Event Hire

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