Supplier spotlight – Laura Lindsay Weddings & Events
The options are pretty limitless when it comes to styling your wedding. Colours, patterns, props, centrepieces, chairs; all can be tailored to match your overall theme. We’re often asked by our couples if we can recommend a local, reliable and great quality venue dresser and Laura Lindsay is always on our list! And now Laura is our first supplier spotlight.
For us it’s always a bonus to work with a supplier who already knows the venue as they can be self-sufficient whilst we’re busy preparing everything else ahead of a wedding. They also know from experience what really works in the venue so can offer really sound advice to couples who are starting out on their wedding planning journey.
With trends ever changing we took the opportunity whilst setting up for a wedding recently to grab a cuppa with Laura and pick her brain on all things wedding dressing…
First of all, tell us about you and how you got into the weddings industry
Thanks so much for featuring me on the supplier spotlight!
During my Events Management Degree I was lucky enough to land an events placement at a Harrogate Hotel and this is where I found my love for planning weddings!
After completing my course I worked at a another hotel in Harrogate and my love for Harrogate’s many wonderful venues and weddings grew. My favourite part of the process was always that first bit; discussing ideas, themes and colour schemes with a couple to really understand what they were looking for. So, because of that, I started up a sideline venue dressing business back in 2012 and then eventually I stepped away from hotels and ran the venue dressing business fulltime, just me! As with any big change like that it was scary but I love the flexibility of working across so many lovely venues in and around Harrogate.
Sounds like you’ve worked on a lot of weddings over the years then! Are there any that really stand out for you?
One of my stand out weddings was a Winter Wonderland themed wedding where there were lots of fairy lights, Christmas trees and silver sparkle. It really highlighted the fact that weddings don’t have to just be a summer event. With all the twinkling lights reflecting off the silver decorations it was really beautiful.
What are your predictions for styling trends in 2021?
I think the tops trends for 2021 will still include a lot of pastel colour tones that we’ve seen during the few weddings that have managed to go ahead in 2020. Dusky pink and mauve have been really popular and I can’t see that changing.
Chiavari Limewash chairs are also very popular with couples. They are a lovely neutral colour without being too clinical and white. The Limewash chairs with a simple sash, chiffon drop or ruffle hood look simple and elegant. They are definitely overtaking the good old chair covers these days!
Coloured table linen has also started making an appreance as a great way to bring a splash of bold colour for those more adventurous brides.
It’s fair to say you’ve styled quite a few events and weddings here at The Sun Pavilion. Why do you like the venue?
The Sun Pavilion has so many great qualities but the main wow feature for me is the covered terrace. If you want an outside ceremony you can have it come rain or shine, no muddy feet and stilletos stuck in the grass! No frantically watching the weather forecast working out whether you are going with plan A or Plan B.
I also believe it is a hidden gem. Many people who live in Harrogate will have walked around the Valley Gardens over the years and perhaps never stepped foot inside the building. When you’re inside you can’t help but be impressed by the stained glass dome roof, it’s stunning. The room itself is so bright with lots of natural light flooding into the room.
And finally, do you have any tips for couples planning their decor?
Definitely, it can always be daunting to commit to a theme or colour. I would always advise that if you are struggling to decide get your bridesmaid dresses sorted first. Go from there and everything will tie in beautifully.
Also (this is an important one) once you have decided on a colour theme, don’t keep browsing pinterest for ideas. You will dilute your original idea and get distracted by different things you don’t need. It’s so tempting to keep browsing the boards but you’ll only cause yourself more stress!
Find out more about Laura Lindsay Weddings & Events
Huge thanks to Laura for participating in our supplier spotlight. With over 10 years in the weddings industry (5 running an award winning venue dressing company) you’re in safe hands. To find out more about what Laura can offer, find her online: