When a wedding planner becomes a bride

When a wedding planner becomes a bride

Having been in the industry for over 10 years I have pretty much seen it all, colours and theme wise, so when it came to planning my wedding it was pretty difficult, you really can have too much choice.


However, once we had chosen our venue, Ravenwood Hall Hotel and decided on a colour scheme, the planning and design was easy.

My husband and I love the 1920-1950’s so we had a silver screen theme, each table was named after an actor or actress from that era ie: Elizabeth Taylor.

We had bird cages as a running theme with gold and ivory accents.

Our flowers were peonies, roses, gypsophila and hydrangeas.


I designed all the stationery including:

Invitations which were double fold ivory card, bird cage detailing, gold and ivory lace and dusky pink, place-settings, which were hooked over guest’s wine glasses using strings of pearls.

We wanted a vintage feel so I used mini bronze keys, pearls and dusky pink accents and bird cage die-cuts.

We gave tears of joy hankies and dancing feet flip flops to the ladies, Trivial Pursuit cards on the tables, sugared almonds and chocolate hearts.

For the evening there was a candy buffet, VW camper photo booth, disco, cheese board and sparklers, which finished off the celebrations.

Keith chose a 3-piece navy suit with ivory tie, matching hankie and white shirt all from Six Whiting Street.

I chose an Ella Rosa satin A Line gown with beaded waistband and cathedral length veil from Bury Bridal Rooms.


Special thanks too: Our Friend Hannah who sang during the signing of the register, our photographer Neal Laver, our florist Susan Jane May, Amazing Cakes by Jean and to all the staff at Ravenwood Hall Hotel.

Happy Planning

Catherine x

All images courtesy of Neal Laver Photography