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


Hello there lovelies…

Hope your week is going grand.

Thought it was about time I got together some of my favourite Pinterest accounts to follow when planning a big ole wedding. I mean lets face it, its practically where you’ll spend 50% of your time now – I got so hooked!
It’s such an amazing source of inspiration, we love pinning anything from decor, ceremony set ups, table deets, favours to home decor, fashion and beyond…

Pinned by us.

In at Number 1 – It has to be Festival Brides.
The Uk blogs thats so up our street, celebrating weddings with a difference for relaxed and non-traditional brides-to-be this is the place to be.

Pinned by Festival Brides via Grace Loves Lace.

Number 2 – I’m in love with Nomad Styling
An Australian styling company I adore, they offer so inspiration and new ways of thinking and seeing things. Huge fan right here.

Number 3 – So so cool and clean, minimal and bohemian perfection with LA Bespoke
A brand new bridal dress boutique right here in the UK but stocking some of the most incredible dresses from arround the globe. If I didn’t have my dress yet this would be the only place to go.

Avaliable at La Bespoke
Pinned by LA Bespoke, dress available at their boutique.

Number 4 – Stone Fox Bride. They make good wedding dresses.
This is a company I nearly switched my own wedding dress for one of these at just 3 weeks to the wedding! Fricking cool is all. Plus their Stone Fox couples board will really make you smile.

Pinned by Stone Fox Bride

Number 5 – Firm favourite Coco Wedding Venues.
The super stylish and sexy UK wedding directory, head this way for so much pretty Pinspiration.

Number 6 – The Lane
The most beautiful, modern, understated and stylish wedding pins. Swoon.

Image via the lane.

Number 7 – Green wedding Shoes.
Probably the most inspiring collection of real weddings on the net in my opinion, so their Pins are pretty perfect too!

Macrame table runner via Green Wedding shoes
Image via Green wedding shoes.

Number 8 – For a good dollop of DIY its Hooray.
Not only wedding inspo but lots of lovely ideas to try for entertaining. When you’re a wifey and looking for creative projects these boards will totally keep you busy…

Number 9 – So into Free People
The Free People woman lives free through fashion, art, music, travel and everything in between. I’m definitely a Free People lady for life.

Number 10 – June Bug Weddings
Another awesome blog to follow too; empowering couples around the world with the tools to create a celebration worthy of their love.

Image via June Bug Weddings.

So if you have some spare time this week, give these Pinners some attention. Guarantee you’ll fill your boards in no time!
And of course, if you want to come Pin with us were right here.

The Little Lending Co. x



Sometimes you find the perfect customers. Little Lenders you just go ‘YES’ with! And let me tell you, Kiera and Aiden could not have been more on my wave length. They were one of those couples that just got what I am trying to do in my little world of weddings. They made me realise it’s totally what I’m meant to be doing. For that reason alone, this wedding will forever be one of my absolute faves.

I’m going to hand over to Kiera to tell you more about her wedding planning journey…





What did you love and hate about wedding planning?
Aiden and I were never going to get married so the wedding planning thing was all a huge deal for us! My absolute favourite part was realising that we could literally do ANYTHING we wanted with our day and we add in our quirky style throughout. It was our complete mission to make a wedding that was not at all traditional or formal and that all our guests would leave saying wow that was so original, so relaxed and so ‘Kiera and Aiden!’
The thing I absolutely HATED about wedding planning is that all of a sudden EVERYONE has got an opinion and everyone seemed to demand to be part of the process. Aiden and I fought so hard to make it all about us and spent so much time explaining to people that no we didn’t want any horse shoes as gifts or formal photographs or a cake cutting or a frigging horse and carriage!!! Luckily, we have super supportive parents and best friends that get us completely and they allowed us to just do our thing! * plus we found awesome likeminded suppliers like Penny that helped us confirm it really was our vision and no one else’s!





Where did you find your wedding inspiration?
What I loved is the amount of content online that can provide alternative wedding inspiration! Pinterest was a huge part of our planning process and we went to events such as ‘A Most Curious Wedding Fair’. We also took loads of inspiration from wedding blogs such as ‘Rock My Wedding’. I loved keeping an eye on the Facebook and Instagram pages of our suppliers and our venue as they often posted the most amazing ideas. ‘The Keeper and the Dell’ often posts awesome ideas on their Facebook page as does Penny! ‘The Rose Shed’ has a fab floristry Instagram account, ‘Festival Brides’ is great for alternative, dreamy weddings! Most of the time, I would just Google ‘alternative weddings, boho weddings, festival style weddings etc.! I didn’t really buy wedding magazines as I found that the majority were full of the traditional fluffy wedding stuff that we just weren’t looking for! I did, however, treat myself to the 6 monthly ‘Elle’ wedding supplement #starsineyes!









How would you describe your wedding décor style? And how did you achieve it?
We definitely went for a festival/woodland/bohemian style wedding with a bit of vintage thrown in for good measure ☺ Constant trawling of wedding blogs where couples had done a similar thing before helped us to achieve it. But most of all, we just followed our individual style. I am so incredibly lucky that Aiden and I have completely the same taste in anything décor and he wanted to be every bit a part of the planning as me- it was totally about us as a couple and putting in details and quirks that got everyone saying ‘that’s so Aiden and Kiera!’ We also took some of our own décor from home to decorate the venue too!









What advice would you give to Little Lenders still to tie the knot?
Do it YOUR WAY! Don’t care about tradition, or what others say you are supposed to do! It’s your day- do what the hell you want! Anything is possible! We even had a temporary tattoo and glitter station!!


















The Suppliers : ….and any that we’re just amazing that Little Lenders should be using!
Rose Florist– Lisa at Rose Florist is absolutely INCREDIBLE! She listened and got everything we said about what we wanted- I couldn’t have asked for more… my floral crown was literally to die for- I never expected something so vibrant and beautiful! She is so hardworking and professional (plus she is my cousin!!!)
Pandora’s Kitchen– these guys are the most talented, kind, hardworking and professional caterers EVER! Plus their food is just incredible!
Dust with Cocoa– Debbie (formerly of Pandora’s Kitchen) did our wedding cake and I was bowled over when I saw it- it was absolutely beautiful and tasted delicious!
Argent & Sable- made a bespoke fairground ‘I do’ sign for our day and they also rent out the most incredible signs!
Bill’s Ices– Norfolk vintage looking ice-cream van- super friendly, reasonable prices and delicious!
Meringue Girls– a trip to Hackney was so worth it for their delicious sweet stuff!
Macaroons and More– amazing!
Lavender & Jude– my dress was everything.

Thanks so much to Kiera for her really honest comments and fab recommendations. I think you’ll all agree that these pair just ooze cool and happiness. Wish you guys the best married life ahead.

Huge thankyou for these incredible photos from Jordanna Marston Photography. So Rad!

Penny @ The Little Lending Co. X


Pantone named ‘Marsala’ their colour of the year. I’m so into it. A deep wine red that will really add some style to your W-day proceedings.

Think you’re too late to use it in your wedding this year? Think again, it’s super versatile. Sitting perfectly with blush and dusty pink tones, peaches, mint green, navy and even grey. We’re also uber excited about seeing it with some rose gold, copper or brass to make those wedding details shine.

How do I incorporate it onto my tables? Add brass vessels to your table tops, wine coloured navy or black candles and some textured white lace or soft water coloured dyed linen to create a base to allow your palette to form. Team with bare wood tables and gold cutlery.

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I like the colour but don’t want to it to over-power? Flower 30 used Amaranthus here to add a bold pop to this bouquet for our own Botanical concept shoot. You could ask your florist to pop in some deep tones to your existing blooms to vamp them up. Purple Ranunculus, Burgandy Dahlias or Scabosia in Purple would all look incredible against white, peaches and foliage.

So you’re totally boho and think this colour is too clean and classy? You can really relax this colour through battered persian rugs under foot, or lounging patterned cushions. Hang natural feathers above tables, add wooden sharing platters serving relaxed food on top of a macrame Marsala dip dyed runner. The stuff of boho wedding dreams.

Still looking for a bold make-up look? This is it. Statement lips or eyes in Marsala could really make you a sassy, bold bride. Or add some Marsala with nude pink to your nails, for something bang on trend.

It’s too wintery for a summer wedding? We’re mad for deep, jewelled colours through the summer. Bring in in with your food palette, sweet berry macaroons, a red velvet tiered cake topped with fresh fig or a signature summer fruits cocktail.

Planning ahead for next year? Look at coloured stationery and hand-drawn bloom designs or blood coloured ink calligraphy to start your Marsala palette off.

We’re super excited as some of these pins are forming an exciting Outdoor styled shoot concept with some of the B.Loved blog contributors we have met along the way. It’s super exciting to be a part of a creative network full of inspiring ladies working on shoots exclusively for B.Loved that will inspire, you, our Little Lenders. The shoot will take place at the end of April so be sure to keep your peepers on our social media for a little taste.

Images via : Polkadot Bride, 100 Layer Cake, Ruffled Blog, MOD Bride, Hub Hub, Burnettes Boards, Pink-decoration, Blog Design Seeeds.com, Design Sponge.com, Style Me Pretty, Foodista.com, Ruffled blog, Forever Studio, The lane and Magnolia Rouge. Styled shoot image by Amy Lewin.

What’s your colour? Are you tempted by Marsala?
The Little Lending Company X



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


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.


Images by Tatum Reid Photography.


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.


Image source We are Flourish and Propsper.

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.


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.


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.


Images by DS Photography

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.

Summer Love Photography - Lifestyle Portraits

Summer Love Photography - Lifestyle Portraits
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.


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


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


I’ve been following Emma on Coco wedding Venues almost since her beautiful venue directory started. But this is not any wedding venue directory – This one is different. Only the most special and unique venues that have been handpicked up and down the country make it on. And when you see them they actually take your breath away. I would call myself a bit of a stalker when it comes to Coco wedding venues now, and when you follow Emma’s instagram and inspiring blog I’m sure you’ll become a super fan like us too.

I adore the style and ethos of Emma’s company, each new venue added makes me dream of being a bride again, or at least styling one of the incredible venues with some of our range. The venue search is broken down into types – City Chic, Modern Vintage and Costal Cool, Me I’d have to be Rustic Romance with a touch of Bohemian Beats in the mix.

The blog is super stylish with dreamy shoots, cool colour palettes and suppliers that you’ll want to be in touch with. So it was a massive honour to be featured under the ‘Loved By Coco’ section with our little company with our own styled shoot at Godwick Hall. I wanted to create a shoot that focuses on the morning of that really special day, when your day is finally here – the day you’ve been dreaming of. THIS is our ‘Beautiful Boudoir’ shoot. You can see us featured on Coco and read lots more about the inspiration for the shoot here.





















These we’re all the talented local suppliers we worked with on this delightful little shoot, and can recommend their work in a heart beat.

PhotographerLP Photography
2nd PhotographerDS Photography
VenueGodwick Hall
FloristThe Country Garden Florist
ModelGeorgie Lomax from Sandra Reynolds Agency
Hair StylingZany Boutique Hair Salon
Make-up ArtistGeorgina Suzanne MUA
Nail TechnicianBettys Beauty
Nightware and GarterBishbees
Bridal Dress – Screen the Starlet
Bridal AccessoriesMelissa Morgan Designs

Lastly a really huge Thankyou to Emma for having us on your stylish little corner of the internet. It felt pretty wonderful to be loved!

But seriously, if you are not following Coco Wedding venues by now, why not?
The Little Lending Co. x


When photographer Tatum Reid asked me to be a part of her Rustic Fairytale styled I got super excited when I saw her previous styled shoots. Such beautiful natural work with really exciting ideas and vision. She was calling in some brilliant local suppliers to work on the shoot too, from origami flower making experts Lottie’s Florigami to Local bridal dress designers Sophie and Smith and make-up artist Georgina Suzanne so knew this was going to be pretty special.

You can read more about the direction and inspiration of our ‘A Modern Fairytale’ shoot on B.loved wedding blog and we talk about the decor and how we styled up the two different tablescapes for the shoot. http://www.blovedweddings.com/a-modern-fairytale

I loved being a part of this shoot and got a little over-excited to be featured on another UK wedding blog with our little company. Here are some of my favourites of the shoot that Tatum captured so perfectly.




















Would love to know what you think of our shoot at Hales Hall.

Hope you find some inspiration for your own day!
The Little Lending Co. x