When planning your big day there are many different vendors to consider. Taking away the the obvious “must haves” like your venue, celebrant, photographer and makeup artist (*wink), it can be hard to sort through your choices. We caught up with Caitlin from Aisle Style to discuss why hiring a stylist should be on your list.
Read on, then be sure to jump onto Aisle Style’s lush website – http://www.aislestyle.co
WHAT IS A WEDDING STYLIST?
We make ideas come to life with the use of colours, textures, scent, taste, sound, trends, themes or culture and work with a couple to create a space that reflects them. I especially love the little touches that tell a story about the couple, no two weddings are ever the same.
DOES A STYLIST DIFFER TO A WEDDING PLANNER?
Yes, a Wedding Stylist is focused on the look and feel of a wedding. A wedding planner is focused on the organisation of the day and leading up to it.
WHY SHOULD I HIRE A STYLIST?
It takes so much stress off you and your fiance on the day! It’s all well and good to have family and friends offer to help but it can be stressful when you know they are under a tight timeline and the small details can get missed. Wedding days are to be enjoyed by all, the day goes so quickly and it’s nice to have everyone relaxed and soaking up the moment.
WHAT PROCESS GOES INTO THE PLANNING WITH MY STYLIST?
We offer two different services at Aisle Style. ‘Make it Pretty’ is an ‘on the day’ service, we meet with the couple in the lead up to go over all their plans and make it all come together on the day just as they visioned.
Styling by Aisle Style is a much more hands on styling service. We work with our couples to create a mood board, style brief, colour palette, blooms selection, manage invoices, organise logistics and source what is needed to get the right look and then put it all together on the day, from start to finish.
Normally couples already have a location chosen but we can also help with this too.
I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT STYLE I WANT – HOW DO I DECIDE?
It can be so overwhelming when you start looking at trends on Pinterest and Instagram, so my best advice is to stay true to what suits you and your fiance, choose a location that reflects your lifestyle (and budget) and talk it through with us. Quite often when a couple come to us and say they have no idea, they already know what attire they would like to wear, or have a favourite flower. Clues like these help us help you find a style to suit.
AISLE STYLE SPECIFICS
WHAT SERVICES DOES AISLE STYLE OFFER?
Hire & Ceremony Packages
WHAT ARE TWO OF YOUR FAVOURITE WEDDING LOCATIONS IN THE MARGARET RIVER REGION?
This is a tough one, as there are so many gorgeous places to choose from! But for me personally… Meneghello Estate, this place has views forever and beautiful grounds. I do also love Voyager Estate, it is in my opinion classic elegance. But my favourite wedding location are those off the beaten track, on private properties or farms, where the sky literally is the limit.
WHAT IS A POPULAR STYLE TREND IN WEDDINGS RIGHT NOW?
We’re seeing a lot of requests for metallics and pops of bright colour!
Stationery has also become a huge influence of the tone and theme of an event.
We are loving the hand written calligraphy style fonts that is so popular at the moment. It has such a personalised feel about it, I love it!
TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ONE OF YOUR FAVOURITE WEDDINGS YOU HAVE STYLED?
Just recently we styled Binny + Nick’s wedding at Voyager, that was picture perfect, did you see the arbor? Amazing! My favourite thing now when styling a wedding is working with our Aisle Style Blooms team, the results have gone to the next level because the artistic licence of a stylist can truly come to life as blooms are such an important part of the overall look.
Here are some of the images from their wedding, and just a sample of what Aisle Style can create for you.