It’s the best feeling being featured on a national wedding blog, especially the epic Love My Dress. So when our props popped up on our FB feed earlier this year with one of our Little Lenders from last summer with their beautiful home garden marquee wedding I squealed just a little. Sarah and Josh hired several of our pieces for her wedding, from log slices for that really impressive cheese tower to brass candle sticks used in the table centres, tin baths, drinks dispensers, glass candle cylinders, water bottles and lawn games.




I love to see what our brides create and this has to be one of my all time favourite marquee looks, beautifully simple, rustic and relaxed. The mix of soft colours through the candles and the shine from the brass and copper accents has me swooning still. For the full wedding head here.

“We used a Norfolk based company called Little Lending Co to hire some bits and pieces for the day, like brass candle holders, lawn games and water bottles for the tables. They were little touches which I think made a big contribution to the day and it was great to be able to use a local company. Penny at the Little Lending Co was terrific and very helpful.”
Thanks so much to Sarah and Josh for your kind words. Wish you both the most wonderful life together. X



Photography by Ronlima.

Loving this wedding style? Hit us up to get the look!
The Little Lending Co. x


Spring has most definitely sprung. I am loving the seeing the world turn green and flowers come to life. It’s definitely a time for new beginnings and our shoots theme was new growth and fresh spring flourishes. This inspiration shoot is key for any Spring couples looking to keep things simple; a clean palette of luminous whites, buttercup yellows and shades of green and you can’t go far wrong.

Swaffham and Fakenham Florists worked on creating textural, layered florals, when the girls asked us to be a part of the shoot – I jumped. Starting outside to in, they filled our milk churns, watering cans and buckets with a mix of tall pussy willow, gypsopheia, daisy, dill, populis berries, eucalyptus, lisianthus, paper whites and phlox. A rustic, relaxed welcome to Pentney Abbey’s barn.






We dressed Dita Lee’s cake table with flowers and foliage spilling from the dresser drawers and laid antlers and more tea lights on top. The spring wreath hung in on our old door had to be my favourite floral highlight of the shoot. I love the symbolism of wreaths all year round, a never ending love. A table plan of white paper doily bunting and hand-written names was sweet and chic.










The barn the perfect setting for the shoot, full of charm. We filled the shelves around the room with masses of candle light and little old-fashioned glass bottles with paper white and ranunculus scenting the space with a hypnotising clean aroma. Simple, timeless decor and magical light.

The tables we’re topped with Wooden table boxes from our range and filled with a mix of white and green flowers and foliage and little upturned terracotta pots with lolly pop stick table numbers. Lolly pop stick name places were placed with a single flower stem added to each setting. Little spray painted spring baby animals we’re added and could make a sweet take-home favour. The Bride and Grooms chair was tied together with our ‘&’ sign and lashings of lovely daisies.










A basket full of cards was dressed with flowers and shades of green books and up-turned apple crates but the fire place finished the look with Crochet white bunting for a pure and ceremonial feel at the head of the barn.





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Photographer: Matthew Usher Photography

The Little Lending Company –

Florist: Swaffham and Fakenham Florist –

Venue: Pentney Abbey –

Cake: Dita Lee Cakes –

The Little Lending Co X

HELLO 2015.


It’s taken me a few days (probably because I was still full of Christmas cheese and Disaronno) but I am finally excited to get started on this year. Who’s with me?

With so much to look forward to and the Little Lending 2015 diary filling up for another busy season ahead I’m going to embrace this new year energy.
Each and every day I’ll try to fill with a new possibility – ‘When your mind is open the opportunity is endless’ don’t they say.

I hope to continue on with the Little Lending ethos of providing original, timeless inspiration to creative, stylish couples planning their wedding day this year. There will be more new products coming your way, more styled shoots and collaborations with other local suppliers to give you ideas of how to style our growing assortment of props. Plus you can meet us at some of our favourite wedding fairs across Norfolk too. (Just keep an eye on our Facebook page for info of fairs we’ll be at.)

We’ve been busy scribbling ideas down for more blog posts too and next week there will be our look at emerging 2015 wedding trends that we love and actually want to jump on board with. Plus more posts with helpful tips and DIY ideas you might want to try. We’re also uber excited about being a B.loved blog contributor this year and have a few ideas in our pipeline we’re working on exclusively for them.

And if you’ve followed us a while on Instagram, you may have spotted behind the scenes snaps on our Botanical concept shoot back in October. But next week we’ll be able to share all the inspiration as we’re featured on a brilliant international wedding blog. Hooray!

Wishing you all an awesome year and if you’re a 2015 Little Lender we are ridiculously excited for you.

(A little added important note for our Little Lenders this year : If you have pencilled items in with us this year we do require a booking deposit to secure them for your date and sadly cannot hold items as the Summer months are looking incredibly busy.)

2015, Let’s do this…

Penny @ The Little Lending Co. x


As soon as I met Alex and Ben I instantly knew their village fete themed wedding was going to be a little bit gorgeous. Just a beautiful pair of people brimming with ideas to make their day a whole lot of fun.

The pair picked food that was all served outside from stone-baked Pizza to fresh crepes and ice-cream for afters, this would definatley set that laid-back and low-key feel they we’re looking for.

It was a total pleasure to supply them with some of our most loved pieces from the range to help create a vintage and rustic decor feel for their outdoor , country day.


Alex just looked gorgeous in her dress found in a local dress shop customised with a string of delicate embellishment accross her back and beautiful vintage inspired headband by Melissa Morgan Designs. The flowers we’re by Swaffham and Fakenham Florists and I just adore those pastels and the textured and movement through the bouquet hand tied with ribbons and lace.












Our tin bath stored the beers for the boys on an up-turned farm tray. Alex and Ben went for simple vintage touches through the decor; our stacked suitcases to keep the cards, milk churns and the cutest painted little wooden letters on the top table. But it had to be the hay bale sofa den covered in our white and coloured crochet blankets that steals the show! Totally Amazing.







We lent some traditional wooden garden games and vintage bike to keep guests entertained. I love how Alex and Ben used the bike to take a little time out of their busy day for a few photographs by the donkey. This is the perfect prop to create some timeless shots to treasure.

The food carts looked fab as the sun started to dip. An informal wedding breakfast was also served for the main wedding party in their marquee. It was the first time we’d written on our chalkboard and easel for their table plan too.

Are you thinking of having food carts at your wedding? What would be your food preference?















A big thankyou to Katie Ingram Photography for all the images and to Alex and Ben for sharing their special day with our readers and Little Lenders.

Wishing you both every happiness in your future together.

Penny @ The Little Lending Co. x


With the arrival of Jack frost this week and a chill in the air that seems to have set in we’re looking to winter wedding themes and to all those classic colours we just adore for chilly climates.

From crisp winter whites, forest greens, deep aubergine and berry reds with just a glistening of gold it’s a perfect, timless palette that evokes a magical, romantic feeling from somewhere deep within like no other time of year. A classic combination which has an easy elegance. Be careful not to go too Christmassy and this is set to be perfection. Pair back your palette with some frosted foliage and black berries to keep it casual.

Cold noses and toes warming by up together after coming in from winters bitter bite, I can totally see the appeal of winter wedlock.

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Light up the dark night with some soft and welcoming lighting. Use white church candles in brass candle sticks placed with jam jar filled tea lights to create little nooks of warm light.

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Stacked and dusted cakes dressed with rosemary and winter berries is the perfect way of taking the summers biggest ‘Naked’ cake trend into winter months.

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Classic winter florals and berries, fragrant red blooms. Wild and whimsical for an un-done beauty. This is a striking and strong floral look that will stand the test of time long after Santa’s been and you’ve eaten the last of the yule log.

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Still completely obsessed with hanging lighting features (and this is going to be huge well into 2015) this wire frame with loosely tied branches and candles makes for an alternative decor piece to really draw the eye. Above a top table or as a ceremony focus it’s got winner all over it for a winter day.

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Dot some antlers through your table scape or make them a feature through your venue for some serious cool. *DIY Antler table plan coming soon on the blog*

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For more inspiration you can pop to our ‘Winter Wedlock’ Pinterest board here.

Are you planning a dreamy white winter wedding this month? I say Let it Snow!
The Little Lending Co. x


As the rise of organic and rustic plates moves into wedding food we’re getting just a little bit excited. What can be more tempting than wholesome, colourful fresh foods with an uber relaxed serving style. Introducing the ‘Rustic wedding picnic.’

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I’m head over heels for the idea of packing up old farm trays and crates full of delicious goodies. Easy finger food that everyone will love with posh crisps and artisan breads and chutneys could there be a better wedding breakfast?

Lay down rustic wooden boards and blocks with cured hams, hard cheeses, olives and seasoned crackers and you have a match made in heaven.
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Why not serve fresh foccaia breads from the front of a bike basket for a little extra ‘Ooooh.’

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Or try adding some nostalgia with little cardboard lunch boxes placed at tables. Personalise each box with a hand written name card or tie.

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Brown Paper packages tied up with string, little details like this with wooden cutlery look divine. Ask guests to pick up a filled picnic basket and knitted blanket on the way in – Theres no seating plan to worry about.

If you’re really relaxed about your decor there are so many ideas for creating a paired back picnic space. Be fuss free with chopping boards, wooden planks, enamel dishes and pots. The more mixed and textural elements the better. Lay down some linen sheets and let your guests fall into the feel of the day. Glass stopper water bottles look perfect dotted through the tablescape filled with fresh infused water flavours and elderflower pop.

Think about creating some shade with a home-made tipi with vintage linen and crochet tied to long wooden sticks.

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If you’re not quite sure about sitting on the floor in your sunday best then ask your caterer to create some large table platters and serving dishes. Self service only of course.

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If you’re thinking about a little entertainment for the evening you could always pop on a video of the service for those that might not have been there or a ‘highlights’ video of yours and your new hubby’s best bits through the months and years. Friends and Family will love seeing how the relationship has grown.

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Are you feeling the rustic picnic trend? Oh hurry back Summer.
The Little Lending Co. x


Back in August we were asked by the gorgeous Emma at Coco wedding Venues with her rather fabulous wedding blog to style feature that was right up our alley. ’15 Rustic Wedding styling tips.’ Of Course I jumped at the chance and couldn’t wait for a day setting up our wares at Godwick Great Barn in the middle of the Norfolk countryside.

The beautiful barn backdrop and remote setting was a rustic prop hire companies dream space. We asked Summer Love Photography to take all these stunning photos and The Country Garden Florist to bring along her fresh florals to help us pretty the props. A big thanks to Rose and Glory Cake company too for the dove grey stacked cake.

There is never just one idea for our props, and we’re all about thinking outside that styling box for new and exciting ways to use our timeless treasures. From our much loved vintage bike to our working typewriters there’s sure to be something to inspire your styling for all those relaxed wedding venues you’ve chosen. Filling cubby holes with old storm lanterns to troughs stashing your favours, cute crates filled with blankets to DIY tipi’s topped with antlers and foliage…I’m going to let the pictures do the talking.

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Be sure to read our top tips on Coco Wedding Venues for styling your barns, meadows, paddocks and tipis with our array of informal decor that will really nail that laid-back look…

Pop to ‘Our Products‘ for more information and pricing of our pieces or contact us here for availability.

Are you going for the romantic, rustic style then? We’d love help…
The Little Lending Co. x


We’ve been so looking forward to making our blog just a little more focused on delicious Design, delightful Decor and darling Details to send you off in a whirlwind of planning excitement for some serious super styling.

So this week I’ve been thinking about Place settings, after all it’s where your guests will spend most of their time on your day, so its more than worth a little thought and planning to make those places perfectly rustic and relaxed like the rest of your decor.

These looks have all been created with lots of inexpensive and found items – set against white china, a fresh cotton napkin and silver cutlery – the most widely available from your hire and catering companies, but in no means need to be boring just because they’re plain. Oh no! Personally I love the simplicity of white china and white linen, because what you add to it is where the fun comes in.

This setting is totally inspired by my own wedding place settings. All the cutlery neatly tucked inside white napkins and a single stem of lavender for each guest. Luggage tags and Dymo tape for a your name place (which in fact is my very own tag from our day shown here.) Finish this easy rustic table with foliage running along hessian and tea light holders. Less is always so much more here.


Fold your napkin and place a simple menu card together with a Dolly peg. Try seasonal favours of apples with little tied name tags. Pop in some colour with your florals in old tin cans *Coming soon to Little Lending* and tree bark for a real country inspired table.


#3 TIED.
Brown string I think is one of my favourite things. Use to tie up a folded napkin and your cutlery inside along with a dried (start collecting early and hang in your airing cupboard up-side down) or fresh seasonal stem. Tie a brown name tie around your glass stem. Fill your table centre with curiosities of Loose Antlers, Glass bottles and church candles.


Lay your napkins under stacked plates on top of an old slate tile, hand write guests names for a personal touch. Let your love shine bright with our Festoon lights strung through tressle table centers with lots of foliage nestled between. We adore Friend of Faux’s feak garlands which come by the meter and are super realistic.


A boho relaxed look. Roll and fold your napkin on guest settings and use a permanent pen to write names on found pebbles. Use Mini deer skulls and Cacuts and Succulents from our Little lent Nursery in Old Terracotta pots as table decor. Finish this with a compulsory feather for bohemian perfection.


Are you inspired to have a play with your own guests settings? We had a practice run at home with our settings as it can be quite hard to envision how it will all come together. Try a few options and ways of laying your tables and take a picture to show your caterers on the set up day. They will love you for it!

Show us what you’ll be doing on your guests places by tagging us in on our Instagram account : @thelittlelendingco

The Little Lending Co. x


Thinking about your table centres can be a bit of a headache, so don’t give yourself one. If you follow us on Instagram, you’ll know my mantra is always ‘Less is More.’

Keep. It. Simple.

Some of the best table centres are left to a wonderful array of fresh, unruly flowers and foliage doing all the hard work. Clear glass jars and bottles or a mix of metal tins and terracotta pots sat on a log slice can just be enough for an understated stylish centerpiece. Add some tealights or old lanterns in the evening and nothing else can be as timeless.









If you’re looking for a little more easy table center inspiration take a look at our Pinterest Board for alot more colour palettes and themed ideas to peruse over a lunchtime cuppa.

We’d love to hear from you if you’re looking for simple table centre details….
The Little Lending Co. x