I’m definitely still on a super high from The Most Unusual wedding fair at Godwick Barn last weekend…and still have a few new enquiries to catch up from all the gorgeous girls and gals that came to visit too. It was a fair full of inspo that was far from usual and I got behind the styling of it in a BIG way. I helped select the ‘Wild Bohemia’ theme of the fair and then set about creating it with Super sisters from Swaffham and Fakenham florists. From the outdoor ceremony area with our *Brand New* naked tipi structure to the interactive area and back drop.

Did you catch us on the Interactive area for our 2017 trends demo? HELLO if you we’re there, it was lovely to have you all listening in. I know it was a busy day so thought I’d drop the trends boars down here for a closer look if you were inspired by these new directions and they’re a little bit of you and your beau…


This one is for the free spirited brides and boys. Think barefoot aisle walking on a battered persian rugs through a meadow, paddock or woodland. Look to the natural, woods, wickers and linens. Choose dull brass vintage vessels and lanterns, and lots of candles in a mix of colours from maroon, mustard, soft pink and natural taupe colours. Add 70’s boho peacock chairs for a cool and cosy lounge area. Let the florals be wild, unruly and and asymmetrical and the food be totally seasonal and decadent with fresh berries and foliages.


Clean. Green. Structured. This is definitely one trend for the cool kids. Industrial, minimal vibes and not a flower in sight. An abundance of cheese plant leaves, ferns, cactus, succulents and other tropical inspired plants and fauna are all you need in a mix of glass vessels. Add a touch of 2017’s hottest metal; copper, and you’re all set. Fill terrariums for centre pieces and dot with candles in mixed holders. Festoon lighting is a must and playing with fun signage is all part of this trend, from old peg boards, ply wood, light boxes and neon written signs. Get creative with your words.


Timeless, feminine and with a causal luxurious feel. It’s an easy trend to take on board for your day; look at creating lots of texture through the foliage and floral choices and keep to a soft palette of nude, blush and soft olive greens. Lots of metallic golds and bronze will keep this romantic with all the candlelight you can bring. Reflections from mirrors and text on transparent surfaces feels new for this look. Use natural fabric drapes to create interesting backdrops or statement areas and embrace heavy flowing table linens in shades from the palette for the ultimate casual luxe look.

If you are looking for a little help with styling your day for 2017 or beyond drop us a note, we’re filling fast for key summer dates next year and taking a limited amount of sign writing for 2017 too.

Penny @ The Little Lending Co. X


My names Penny and I’m addicted to Instagram.

You’ll find me late night scrolling and searching on that Explore button. I just can’t help myself – So much wedding style and inspiration at my finger tips. The dresses, the rings, the venues and of course the details and decor.

There are a few IGers I follow and adore and regularly find my self sighing at their magical pics so I thought I’d pull them all together for you lot to see just how awesome they are. From wedding bloggers, magazine editors, other decor hire companies and photographers I am sure this list have you running for your Search buttons.

#1 First up its Signs of Wear. An Australian hire company that has so much charm and charisma with its eclectic mix of props. It’s a treasure hunters dream IG and if you’re looking for alternative ideas this is definitely for you.

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#2 Festival Brides. A really Rad account from the ladies at http://www.festivalbrides.co.uk who share some seriously fab wedding days full of spirit and festival fun.

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#3 Coco Wedding Venues. A firm favourite of ours with images of Emmas beautiful wedding venues from her stylish directory and snippets of Coco HQ and Gatsby the dog.

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#4 Nouba Blog. Another blog with some blooming great ideas for your day.

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#5 Butcher Baker Stylist. A uber cool hire company that’s given us lots of inspiration over the weeks. Some seriously super styling ideas.

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#6 B.Loved blog. Dreamy and Delicious ideas and styling from one of the UK’s top wedding blogs.

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#7 Notes on Non-Terrifying weddings. Really rad ideas and images for the non-traditional bride. I’m in love!

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#8 LOHO Bride. League of Her Own bridal CA company steals our hearts every time. Etherial and Bohemian.

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#9 Danielle Benbow. Met this lovely lady recently and adore her easy and simplistic take on Photography. A local too so be sure to check out her website if you’re still in search for your day.

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#10 Lace and Likes. More wedding styling that you can shake a stick at.

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And of course if you want to keep up to date with all things Little Lending you can find us here. Please note – Cat photos are sometimes posted.

Are you an Insta-Addict like us? Oh do tell…

Penny @ The Little Lending Co. x