2016 is going to be a great year to get married. More than ever weddings are about creating something completely unique and personal to you two. Forget what’s gone before and go with you. It’s fair to say we think all weddings should be totally fresh and all about the bride and groom so trends really shouldn’t matter…but we thought we’d delve into what’s going to be hot this coming year in the world of weddings as it might inspire your own plans and send you spiralling into a whildwind of new ideas to try.


An abundence of palms, cocktails served from a trolley, tropical flowers and kitsch ornaments…Oh it’s so retro cool!
We’ve seen a rise in couples ditching flowers and going all green for their tables and bouquets and incorporating more palms, ferns and tropical leaves. It shouts fun and if that’s what you do are all about and want to create something a little less serious then jump on board this one.


Pantone announced their colours of the year as Rose Quartz and Serenity (a powdery blue.) They are subtle and definitely have a calming feeling about them. Casual opulence will become more accessible this year. From luxurious linens and opulent mixes of materials on the table; marble plates to copper cutlery. Simple beauty is at the heart of this movement; from the modern calligraphy hand-written stationery sent on the invites to the beautiful silk ribbons on the bouquet. Dressing venues with lots of flickering candle light in brass and crystal cut candle stick holders will be a must and providing guests with a styled lounge area to retire to in the evening will make any reception oh-so civilised.


Let the focal point be all about the ‘I do’s.’ Making your ceremony backdrop the focus has never been bigger. Literally bigger, think big backdrops, big hanging floral statements and big sentiment. Go big, or go home. We’ve lots more ideas for ceremony ideas on our Pinterest this way. Geometric shapes and patterns and more metal stands and frames will be used through decor too and we can’t wait to start sourcing more for our growing range with this in mind.


Signage has been coming into it’s own the last year, but I’m loving the fresh new ways of signing your space. Be witty, fun and a little silly for maximum impact. From seeing your name in lights to bespoke couples motifs and banners let your imagination run wild and your signage be a big talking point.

Are you getting pulling in any of these themes into your day? Or maybe a mix of them all? We always love to talk wedding decor and if you’re still a little baffled by it all we’d be happy to help.

We’d like to wish all our lenders past and present the most amazing year ahead. May your 2016 be filled with light and laughter and a lot of love.
Penny @ The Little Lending Co. X


I thought it was about time I put together a post of suppliers that I think are completely rad locally across Norfolk, the creme de la creme, and would totally make your wedding next year rock. We’ve worked with these guys through our Little Lending shoots and drops and literally fell in love with what they can offer. If you’re looking for the coolest collection of suppliers for your big day in Norfolk, this is it.


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Godwick Great Barn, by Summer Love Photo.

Photo by Camilla Andrea at The Keeper and the dell.

Godwick Great Barn // One of the finest and oldest barns in Norfolk in a stunning remote setting.
The Keeper and The Dell // Wonderfully secluded, outdoor wedding venue in Norfolk.
Cliff Barns //Rancho-deluxe country house home-tel set in acres of countryside.
Chaucer Barn // A luxury, award winning Norfolk wedding venue barn conversion.
Narborough Hall Gardens // One of the most Romantic Wedding venues in England
The Red Barn // Medieval barn, spectacular inside.

**of course you can see Norfolk’s finest over on Coco Wedding Venues directory.


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Photo by Katherine Ashdown.

Tatum Reid
Katherine Ashdown
Kev Foster
DS Photography
Camilla Andrea
Amy Lewin Photography
Rebecca Lindon


Flowers by Swaffham and Fakenham Florist, photo by Rebecca Lindon. Styled by us.

Photo by DS Photography, Flowers by The Country Garden Florist.

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The Country Garden Florist
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Food by Florentina, photo by Kev Foster. Styling by us.

Florentina // Dedicated to providing delicious food, perfect event design and superb service.
Julie Abbs // Exceptional event management and highest quality catering with fresh and innovative menu ideas and sensational food.
Proper Pizza Co. // Mobile wood fire Pizza catering.
Pandora’s Kitchen // Locally-sourced, freshly-prepared, delicious food and drink.


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Cake by Buns of Fun, photo by Amy Lewin.

Buns of Fun
Rose and Glory
The Doughnut Lab
The little party Company


Stationery by Lucy Says I do, photo by Camilla Andrea. Styled by us.

Lucy Says I do
Mint and Mustard


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Katrine Morgensen dress at Stradsett Hall, photo by Amy Lewin.

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Jewellery by Melissa Morgan designs, photo by Amy Lewin.

Katrine Morgensen // Wedding dresses made to measure by Norfolk-based designer Katrine Mogensen.
Curious Fair // Curious Fair – Handcrafted Weddings & Accessories making you stand out from the crowd.
Melissa Morgan Designs // Handcrafted Special Occasion Adornments.


Photo by Rebecca Lindon. Make-up by Rejuvenate at.

Love Moi Make Up // Professional occasion make-up across East Anglia.
Betty’s Beauty // Norfolk Based Professional Mobile Beauty Therapist & Pamper Party/Spa Event Specialist
Kirsty Jones Hanford // Norwich based hair stylist.
Ezme Isgate // Norfolk make-up artist.
Rejuvenate at the Bullpen // Skin, hair and make-up experts.

These are literally just a pick of who we have worked with, but we’d send you their way in a heart beat because they LOVE what they do.
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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Green Wedding Shoes.



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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Image via Flickr.com

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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.





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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