FAQs and expert advice about venue styling

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your West Midlands Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourwestmidlands.wedding


Festive romance

Festive romance

Q. How can we incorporate our winter theme into our flowers and décor?

A. Kerry Goodyear says: To ensure your flowers look their best, it's important to pick options that are in season. Blooms available in the winter include delicate ranunculus, camellia and anemones. Pair these with berries to create a festive feel. Foliage is also important, use brunia, silver eucalyptus and pine cones, but don't be afraid to use spruce to create a winter wonderland.

Consider colours that would complement the bridesmaids' dresses for your décor and flowers. A cool, snowy feel would look great in any venue where greys and silvers feature. Alternatively, using deep dramatic reds and berries along with dark foliage can add a warm cosy feel to your winter wedding. Both looks scream winter but remember to try and get creative with your florist to create a truly romantic setting.

Kerry Goodyear, Sorella Florist & Event Stylist


Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

Q. We're looking for a venue that will be able to help us achieve our Christmas-themed wedding. What should we ask the wedding team before booking?

A. Jo Dewhurst says: We find that couples often ask if they can have a traditional Christmas dinner served at their festive wedding. For an added touch, ask the venue to serve mulled wine as the welcome drink.

It's worth asking your wedding coordinator if there are any indoor photo opportunities in case the weather is awful. Ideally, you will want a snowy landscape, but sometimes that's not always possible. The property may have Christmas decorations put up that will make a great backdrop for pictures, but if not make sure you plan enough time to put them up and take them down.

If you want to go all out, you could hire reindeers and have Father Christmas visit the children.

Jo Dewhurst, Moor Hall Hotel