MINI DECOR TREND : WEDDING DREAMCATCHERS.

You’ll all know by now I like to walk off the beaten track when it comes to wedding decor, bohemian, industrial, rustic…
Well it’s no surprise then that I’m going a little loopy for all the dreamcatchers that keep popping up on my Pinterest. This, ladies and gents is a decor trend that is cool as a crop load of cucumbers.

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Paletas de Pina Summer Wedding - http://ruffledblog.com/Paletas-de-Pina Summer-Wedding/ - Brilliant Imagery http://brilliantimagery.net/

Paletas de Pina Summer Wedding – http://ruffledblog.com/Paletas-de-Pina Summer-Wedding/ – Brilliant Imagery http://brilliantimagery.net/

Images via Ruffled Blog.

From big, bold hanging pieces for ceremony focal points to sweet little dreamcatcher favours for place settings or with escort cards they have stolen my heart. They are the perfect symbolism for weddings with the idea of ‘good dreams’ only that filter through the web. From stationery designs too they are becoming big news through all aspects of wedding design, I’ve even speed a few wedding cakes with them painted on too.

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Images source 100 LAYER CAKE.

Wanderlust wedding inspiration - http://ruffledblog.com/wanderlust-wedding-inspiration/ - Let's Frolic Together http://letsfrolictogether.com

Wanderlust wedding inspiration – http://ruffledblog.com/wanderlust-wedding-inspiration/ – Let’s Frolic Together http://letsfrolictogether.com


Image via Ruffled

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Image source Martha Stewart

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They are perfect for a DIY couple, we had a go turning our bike wheel into a simple dreamcatchcer on this post last year. Think outside the box for your starting point and there are no rule that they need to be round…
I love the use of lights with them and using different materials to create them, lace fabric, macrame knot techniques, dip dyed ombre fabric ribbons.

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Image via HELLO MAY.

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Image via Ruffled blog.

Are you a dreamer? Is this your dream decor? Show us your DIY creations on Instagram by tagging us into the picture. We love a crafty pair…
The Little Lending Co x

A WONDERFUL LITTLE YEAR.

A GREAT BIG THANKYOU

Woah, here we are at the end of the year again. For me it was a total whirlwind of a year. I don’t know about you but as the year draws to a close it’s always a time I think about just how far I’ve come in those 12 little months.

Just yesterday I counted up all the lovely little lenders we’d had during 2014 and there were 92! An incredible bunch of people we got to meet and work with in our first full year of trading. I just loved helping each and everyone of you create your wedding day vision. Our dream of running this company isn’t possible without you, so thankyou for your support of our little company – The kind words, the comments, the likes and shares on social media, they all make you the best bunch of followers a girl could ask for. Your wedding excitement just makes us smile each day, and I know I have definitely found my calling.

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Images via http://elizabethloisphotography.co.uk

LOCAL LOVE

To the local, creative ladies in this industry that have supported and believed in us this year, (you know who you are) you’re all wonderful. I love that we all share the same vision for this wedding world we’re in. Let’s make 2015 even more creative, together we can achieve so much and I can’t wait to work with you all again on more stylish ideas.

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Images by Tatum Reid Photography.

WE GOT LUCKY

This year I got lucky – Like really, super lucky when I won an unbelievable prize to attend a wedding academy with We are Flourish and Prosper. It was beyond inspirational. I learnt a lot to help my little company grow into something much bigger (not without a lot of hard work of course) but I feel more energised to keep striving to make my dreams a reality. Since the academy I’ve already made some small but significant changes, and got a whopping great big confidence kick that I needed from some amazing women in this industry.

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I was also asked to join the B.Loved contributors network. I’ll be working on some rather exciting collaborations and submissions for the most luxe and lovely blog on the internet. Beyond excited to be a part of their community and such a huge honour to sit along side some of the most creative and exciting companies in the wedding sphere.

FABULOUS FEATURES

Some highlights of the year have to be seeing our styled shoots featured online and in print. Back in April I worked with Tatum Reid Photography on my first collaborative shoot ‘A Modern Fairytale’ that was featured on B.Loved blog. Full of pretty, whimsical details I brought antlers, books, candles and log slices to the table quite literally.

It was in May I had a fantastic ‘Loved by Coco’ feature on Coco Wedding Venues with the first of my own styled shoots. A ‘Beautiful Boudoir’ shoot, that had all the charm of an English rose Garden with a modern twist.

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Images by LP Photography.

Festival Brides featured something a little different in July, an Earthy dessert table, modern and fresh succulents and cactus we’re the focus for this concept. And our first full styled shoot hit the internet on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings in August. Country Manor esq and full of intimacy and opulence, I was as proud as punch to have this featured.

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Coco Wedding Venues asked us for some top styling tips for styling a Rustic venue and the shoot was featured in September. It was a great opportunity to get out some of our most treasured pieces and show how to use them to make the most of your relaxed spaces.

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Images by Summer Love Photography.

And finally, ending the year on a huge high in November we we’re in print with our Rustic Glamour dessert table in a top national magazine, ‘Wedding Magazine.’ That’s the stuff of dreams for a small wedding prop hire company like ours.

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We’ve been featured in some fab local press to, Your East Anglian Wedding featured our Rustic Dessert table shoot too and Norfolk Brides shared our Woodland Picnic styled shoot form last year and our ‘To the Manor Born’ shoot just last week.

Pop to our pretty press page to see all the features.

2015 AND BEYOND

We’re going to be developing more skills for our little business in the new year. We’ve enrolled on a digital photography course with Tatum Reid Photography, a modern calligraphy course with Lamplighter London and we’ve booked our spot on the Flourish & Prosper styling workshop too. This is all to work towards bringing more innovation and creativity to the table and to you, our little lenders through our blog posts and styling collaborations. I can’t wait to see the new year in, there will be more big plans for Little Lending range too of course, I think you’re going to like what we’ve got up our sleeves!

We’d like to wish you all a very merry christmas and a wonderful new year ahead!

See you on the other side,
Penny @ The Little Lending Co. x

PHOTO SHOOT AT THE LITTLE LENDING HQ

So you probably saw us in this weeks EDP if you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, making front page news! We loved having the shoot here at The Little Lending Co.’s head quaters and thought I’d share some of the edits (without me in!)

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Everything you see is available for hire for your wedding or event….And we have free delivery within 30 minuets of Watlington, Norfolk.

Have a great weekend,
Penny @ The Little Lending Co. x

WINTER WARMING STATION

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We were feeling a bit nippy this afternoon and started to think of ways to warm up your guests at a winter party or wedding, I don’t think you can beat a Winter Warming Station with Hot chocolate and Toasted Marshmallows.

Light lots of tea lights, Put marshmallows on kebab sticks and make lots of hot chocolate for guests to toast and dunk. You could add chocolate blocks and nuts onto the table for toppings.

Not got a sweet tooth – try melting cheese and serve with Figs and Crackers.

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This could easily become a great wedding favour too, make marshmallow kebabs and wrap in celefane and a ribbon bow. Hand each guest a gam jar with tea light at the reception to toast at their leisure through the evening. The Little Lending Co. has hundreds of jam jars to make this happen.

Stay Warm,
The Little Lending Co. x