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


So we all have an image when we think of a ‘white wedding’ right; traditional big fluffy white dress, men in stiff suits and matching pink cravats and maybe a fancy rolls royce to take the wedding party to church. Bleugh.

I had what I’d call a ‘white wedding’ and there was none of that. I am a bit of a traditionalist at heart so for me I knew I’d always marry in white though.

Here’s what I think a white wedding should represent in 2015: A simplicity, a purity and a new beginning. No fuss, just easy bridal style and timelessly cool, chic decor.

I’m totally into White as a colour and how it can have so many layers and textures. White on white is a big theme for weddings this year and I can’t get enough. Uncomplicated, clean and modern is the only way white weddings should be heading.

Georgia Young Couture | Melbourne bridal designer

Georgia Young Couture | Melbourne bridal designer

Image via Green Wedding Shoes.

Image source Bridal Musings.

‘Simplicity is the key, white and greens in the flowers, timelessly cool by bringing in up to date styling, for example wooden table boxes or new glass vessels.’ Michelle at Swaffham and Fakenham Florists.

Image via Wedding Sparrow.

Image credit – Amyosaba.

Jessica Lorren | Snippet & Ink

Jessica Lorren | Snippet & Ink

‘A white wedding is an abundance of fresh cool tonal whites in a natural setting, a crisp white iced cake with a frothy tide of eau de nil florals, organic whisps of floaty fabrics in rinsed chalky colours. Timelessly cool whether using lace, crochet or georgette, white being associated with purity, simplicity and innocence.’ Emma at Buns of Fun.

Image source Magnolia Rouge.

Image Frosted Petticoat.

Really, you get to be so much more creative with keeping to a simple palette; bringing in more textures and light from the ceremony right though to the table tops. As always folks, less is so much more and here in white, super duper stylish and looks so damn fine in photographs for years to come.

What does a white wedding mean to you? We’ve a whole heap of white on white ideas on our ‘White Wedding‘ Pin board.

Penny @ The Little Lending Co. X


At The Little Lending Co. we’re all about embracing your individualism and taking a side-step away from what your wedding ‘should’ look like. This year especially I’m sure couples will be infusing more charm and character of their own, their quirks, interests and loves for more relaxed, stylish and unique days.

….But, there are 4 key themes we seem to be pinning daily and they’re making us really excited about the year ahead. We’re not saying stick to the trends and we love a couple that do just the opposite but these ideas are making us crazy about 2015 and what our couples will be creating.


Oh yes! Colour pops and fluro highlights – tell your guests to bring their sunnies as it’s about to all get a little brighter. Loving the popping pinks and luminous oranges that have been paired up with shimmering gold highlights all over Pinterest. Think Dip dyed napkins (*blog post coming soon*) striking and geo-metric patterned table runners, modern mid-century furnishing and more cacti and succulents you can shake a stick at. Hanging Himmeli shapes and eccentric bold florals. Pop a couple of plastic flamingos in the mix and you have the perfect nod to a modern, hot summers celebration. Definatley not a look for the faint hearted this one.

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For the pair that love the outdoors, our freedom seekers. Free Spirited and bohemian decor is going to move forward into 2015. We’re excited about seeing more beautiful boho brides and their boys create the ultimate in laid-back days. Kick off your shoes and tie feathers in your hair. Add natural, textural and found items through your decor. Dream Catchers as a focal point, Antlers, drift wood and pebble place settings against true linen napkins and runners. An easy palette of mushroom and dove greys subtly paired with gem stone pinks and well-trod faded colours from traditional persian rugs under foot. Divine.

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A huge fan here of industrial settings and go mad over a warehouse wedding. Bare brick walls, exposed copper pipes and a big lighting statement is what you’ll need for this look. Bring beaten up eclectic furniture for lounging areas for guests. Cool concrete accents and copper containers feel new. Quirky catering vans and stations really makes this a winning cool kids dream trend. Use old palettes for feature walls or bars and work in metal drawers and filing cabinets *coming soon to our hire range* for something different for guests to find their favours. Still adore a string of festoon lights to brighten up the evening.


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I am always for ‘Less is More’ – I really believe in the ethos of the simpler the better. Minimal decor and fuss creates for more focus on the newly weds. White on white has a pure ceremonial quality about it. White cloths, flowers and dress. Totally Timeless. I love the botanical and slightly over-grown elements that can add an etherial feel for this trend – over-run glasshouses or greenery hanging above the tables or tubing trails of green and white on tables. Add clear vessels and glass bottles with single stems in nooks. Bare wooden table tops and rustic ‘home-made’ displayed finger foods for the wedding breakfast keep everything easy. Bring a whole lot of white candle light in the evening for a subtle finish.





Jessica Lorren | Snippet & Ink
Snippet and Ink

Are you keen to incorporate some of these alternative new trends into your day? These trend boards and more added to daily to our Pinterest boards here.

Happy pinning,
The Little Lending Co. x


So you’re planning your big day this year and its impossible to ignore the key trends and themes coming through for 2014. Pintrest and Blogs are awash with the finest weddings picking up on key colours, decor and dress trends.

The clear message were getting is Individualism and thinking out side that traditional wedding box. Here’s what were feeling for.

More and more brides are searching for a perfect scenic outdoor celebration venue – From woodland Glades, Beach Cliff Tops, Village Greens and even back gardens. It seems even our British weather can’t dampen the enthusiasm for planning an entireley outdoor day. Alot more relaxed get-to-gethers and simple gatherings are popping up where guests are asked to bring their own seat and picnic along. It’s perfect for the laid-back bohemian brides among you. Street food vans and home-made dishes are the order of these do’s.

Image Via shedesignsblog.com

Image Via shedesignsblog.com

Quirky and Unique. A big nod to nostalgia and anything your nan collects and you’ll have this wrapped up. Old vintage record players, mis-matched china and odd ornament cake toppers should do it. Retro items that will make you say ‘Oh I remember those’ are the perfect way to get guests talking. Let there be light with Giant Light up letters with kooky messages to your loved ones or you and your partners Initials on the dance floor.

Image Via Etsy

Image Via Etsy

Gorgeous nude, peach and soft pastels are still going to be arround – think almost sickly sweet colours of lilacs and lemon yellows too. But theres a real move to brides not getting so hung up on a colour ‘pallette’ as much. Anything goes – the more levels of colour, texture and prints the better! If its all topped off with a splash of glittering gold to really spell out PARTY it will be a colour sensation.

Image Via ohjoy.blogs.com

Image Via ohjoy.blogs.com

Oh its going to be a wonderfully rustic filled summer. And we of course cannot wait to get into the full swing of wedding season with so many of our brides marrying simply in Barns, farms and paddocks and remote churches. Relaxed is the only word for this type of wedding – gone are the days of match-matchy. Use traditional and distressed furniture and easy styling ideas from times gone by. Brides, nows the time to wear flowers in your hair and walk the asile bare foot to your guests seated on haybales. Afternoon tea and a barbe in the evening sun is the perfect food for the day.

Image Via Lovemydress.net

Image Via Lovemydress.net

If you’re looking for any decor or props for your day drop us an email to book an appointment to come and have a rummage in our garage – lots to see and inspire you. We can really help finish off the look!

Happy Planning,
The Little Lending Co. x