Chloe & Phil's Creative Woodland Wedding in the Heart of Sherwood Forest

Chloe & Phil both looked stunning, as did their woodland setting at Sherwood Forest. Their relaxed atmosphere suited them and their guests to a tee.

Chloe & Phil wanted their decor to be influenced by their surroundings and so we used a lot of moss, ivy and a mix of wild and cut flowers, Chloe walked down the aisle on a carpet of autumn oak leaves and their ceremony table was layered with ferns and foliage.

We also hand crafted the floral and foliage wreaths that hung from the beams, suspended both over the couple in the ceremony room and above the banqueting table (and they smelt amazing by the way). We included their favourite tipple, Morgan Spiced into the table decorations wrapped in ivy and twinkling with lights, along with tea lights upon wooden slices.

Outside we had foliage wreaths hanging vertically from the beams with strings of fairy lights.

REVIEW: Rosie & Chris's lovely words

Sharelle was brilliant from beginning to end! I knew as soon as I met her that she would do a fabulous job with decorating the venue for our wedding - and what a brilliant job she did! She worked tirelessly to make sure everything was perfect and we couldn't have asked for more. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Apple Tree Events to anyone needing that extra pair of hands in the run up to their wedding and on the day, as you couldn't have anyone better than Sharelle. Thank you!

Thank you guys,

Sharelle x

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Rosie & Chris's Musical Barn Wedding

Rosie and Chris needed someone they could rely upon to set up their beautiful wedding reception venue whilst they pampered themselves on the morning of their wedding. 

These guys had the know how and the ability to create those personal touches that made their wedding special, all I did was bring their vision together.

Here are a few snaps I took before scurrying away leaving them to enjoy their day.

Congratulations! 

Venue: Wishaw Country Sports Club

Cake: Sarah's Vintage Delights

 

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Helen & Rob's Creative and Fun-filled Day

On March 27th Helen & Rob got married. They had a very special and personal hand-fasting ceremony, during which all the guest sang Randy Newman's 'You Got a Friend In Me'. The theme was colour, in truth they wanted such an individual day that they had 7 separate themes... Japan, Lego, 80's, Movies, TV, Minecraft and Comic Books, all with personal meanings to them as a couple and I was thrilled they asked me to create this for them.

Helen & Rob asked me to design, coordinate and help plan their day. The design process was challenging but one of the most interesting and creative I have ever worked on. Each table had handcrafted items, along with bought pieces... my favourite items to make were the pompom Pacman and Pacwoman, the entire Comic Book table with the handcrafted namecards/masks/place settings, the paper crane curtain and the duplo cake stand (which the beautiful cake looked amazing on! 

Thanks to all of the suppliers for the day:

Venue: Wootton Park

Dress: The Couture Company

Photography: Matt Horan Photography

Cake: Buttercream Tearoom and Bakery

Balloons: Celebrations

Photobooth: Play:Booth

As always, if you would like any details on how I created some of the magical touches for Helen & Rob's fantastic day please do get in touch.

Sharelle x

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REVIEW: Helen & Dean's lovely words

These generous and unbelievably kind words from Helen & Dean brought a tear to my eye... genuinely made up to have been part of their incredible day:

What can we say about Sharelle?  Lovely, creative, super organised to name just a few things!

We wanted a totally unique wedding, so initially booked our venue and then went scouting for our suppliers such as food, bar, tables and chairs.  What we hadn’t thought about at that stage was who was going to organise everyone during the run up to the wedding and on the day itself.
Our photographer felt that based on previous experience, we should have an event organiser for the day to make sure that it ran smoothly, and recommended Sharelle to us.  As soon as we met her we knew that we wanted to have her help with our day.  Part of the ethos of our day was that we used independent suppliers, and we booked a lot of our suppliers based on whether we felt like we connected with them when we spoke – we didn’t want to use anyone who made us feel that we were just part of the big ‘wedding machine’.  Sharelle fitted in perfectly with this, and so we booked her! J
In the lead up to the wedding, we handed over the reins to Sharelle to deal directly with our suppliers, which definitely takes the pressure off when you’re leading up to such a big event. 
We spent the day before the wedding prepping our venue, decorating and getting everything ready.  Sharelle made us some giant letters which everyone loved, and we used some of her bunting and fairy lights – we’d definitely recommend hiring these bits and pieces from her rather than trying to spend forever making it!
On the day, she was a godsend, we didn’t have to worry about sorting out our suppliers, timings, speeches etc… it all just seemed to magically happen!  Our room was turned around and laid out by Sharelle, which again we didn’t even realise was happening.  Everything ran perfectly smoothly, and there were no hitches or issues, which we’d say was pretty much totally down to Sharelle!
We guess when you’re first organising your wedding, you might think that you don’t really need an event organiser, or someone to help in the lead up to the day.  Our advice would be that you definitely do – who wants to be telling their guests where to get a taxi from, or letting one of the suppliers know where to find a tap when you’re all suited and booted and have bigger things on your mind?!  It really takes away the stress and lets you focus on marrying your other half rather than the ins and outs of the day.
Sharelle was just brilliant, she helped to make our wedding perfect and I think we probably need a Sharelle for all of lifes planning!

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Styled Shoot, Sassterclass 2015

I am so pleased I get to share these photos with you- I loved doing this photoshoot- it was so much fun! And our little fairies Grace, Leila and Zara were just so cute in their Sophia Rose - Tutu's and Bows dresses created by the very talented Tanif. Their beautiful headpieces were made by Liliia as were the gorgeous butterflies that are fluttering around the table.

Titania's dress was made by Yasmin, if you would like to contact her then let me know and I'll pass her info over. Bottom's ear's were made by myself- please get in touch if you need any.

Hair by the amazing Zarla - www.zarla.co
The dome bunny was made by Charlotte Clark Designer Maker
The cake was created by the wonderful Keri at The Cakeri
And our brilliant adult models were:
Bottom - Levi
Titania - Sophie

Thank you as well to all the guys who were on the Sassterclass for being so lovely and enjoying the set, to Craig for helping me set all the many lights up and of course to the AMAZING Sassy from Assassynation who is just the best ever and who's photos I adore, always!

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Ralph & Debbie's 25th Wedding Anniversary

Usually I am there at the beginning of the journey, but this weekend I was privileged to see what love looks like after 25 years of marriage, for Ralph and Debbie's Silver Wedding Anniversary and it's glorious. I have to say the speeches left me more than a little emotional (I had to go have a little cry).

The day was a wonderfully relaxed at their family home with BBQ lunch and a Pool Party for 130. There was an ice cream bicycle, karaoke and a live band. It was a fabulous day! I only have some pre-party photos but should be getting a few more of the day at some point to share with you.

Thank you to Avala Catering, for both the day time and evening food- the team were a dream to work with; Matt Benecci Ice Cream Bike with their delicious ice creams; Anthology Vintage Hire who's tables, chairs and benches looked stunning in the Carron Marquees 9' x 12' marquee.
Live music from Murdoch's Crazy Eyes who got everyone on their feet.
Apple Tree - floral arrangement vases/jars & bunting (thank you to Buds & Bows of Kenilworth for supplying the flowers)

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Helen & Dean's Barn Wedding

Oh my gosh, I just LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Helen & Dean's wedding. It was simply magical. The love, the tears and the absolute joy and fun which was had by everyone. Pimhill Barn was the perfect venue, with giant oak beams, it's open lawns and even it's own dovecote.

Helen & Dean are the most perfect couple and it was a genuine pleasure to be a part of their day and to meet their lovely family and friends. 

They chose some amazing suppliers all listed below and a huge thank you to Sassy from Assassynation for allowing me to use her beautiful photos. 

The suppliers:

Venue: Pimhill Barn at Lea Hall
Photography: Assassynation
DJ: Disco Wed
Furniture: Anthology Vintage Hire
Floral: Jasmine's Floral Fancies
Bar: Hoban & Sons
Food: Las Paelleras
Ice-cream: Polly's Parlour
Bunting, Giant Letters, Set-up & Coordination: by me at Apple Tree Weddings and Events

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Today at The Vintage Chic Wedding Fair

What a lovely day today at The Vintage Chic Wedding Fair, The Pump Room's were bright and airy. If you are looking for a central Leamington location I think it would be a fantastic wedding venue. 

Vintage can often be twee and sometimes miss the mark, but with a bit of extra effort vintage can look flawless and be a beautiful back drop to your wedding day. 

If you are looking for a vintage style don't be afraid to mix and match with brighter colours, vintage works well with bright pink, teal and gold.  There are also a load of ways to D.I.Y. vintage- bunting, home-grown flowers, and cakes. Also don't be afraid to rummage around charity shops and spend a bit of money, we all think they should be super cheap but to get a lovely cut glass vase or pretty porcelain you may have to spend £4-£6 per piece.


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We'll be at Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza

Roll up, roll up to the greatest wedding show EVER!

There are massive give-aways, close up run-walks and immense suppliers. Drop on by and see me on my stand and you may even be lucky enough to get a sheep (not real life). Baaarilliant!

All about EWE

Pop along to the website for more information: http://www.allaboutewe.co.uk/

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50% Discount on Wedding Planning: book before 28th February

We are offering a whopping 50% discount on our full Wedding Planning service when you book before the end of February 2015.  

Our standard prices start from £800, so this means our book before February price is as little as £400. 

Click here to find out what's included in the full Wedding Planning Service.

Send us an email or drop us a line to find out more.

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Steven & Jason's Stylish Cork and Slate Wedding

It was an absolute pleasure to be part of Steven and Jason's wonderful day, they were a great couple to work with and Rowton Castle felt very special.

They had wine and cork inspired table centres with slate grey and orange accents to pull everything together. 

Thanks to John Poole Photography for sharing the wonderful images with me.

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Apple Tree are Featured on RockNRoll Bride... Spooky Halloween Styled Shoot

Apple Tree Weddings and Events has featured in Rock 'N Roll Bride. We had an incredible time working to produce the Dark Harvest Wedding shoot, and I think you'll agree it's a Genuinely Terrifying Halloween Wedding Shoot

Incredible photos by Assassynation and lovely words from Sassy. xx

 

“I first met Sharelle when I shot her wedding.  The level of detail was unbelievable…..her and her husband Ben had totally nailed it.  Everything just came together so perfectly and it was so well planned.  So it was no surprise to me when Sharelle told me that she was setting up her own events management and styling company.  I knew that Sharelle could turn her hand to anything she was asked to do so I threw a curve ball her way and asked her if she would help plan and style the shoot for my photography workshop, the Sassterclass.  After a chat over the phone Sharelle started a Pinterest board and I could see straight away that she had totally ‘got me’ and was heading in exactly the right direction. She then turned her hand to sourcing some of the props and creating some of the others.  She made everything from head pieces to plates to fake Crow skulls. She made the shoot. Simple. I am now recommending her to my future couples because I genuinely believe in her. If you are considering enlisting Super Sharelle for your big day or event I would say, “Do It, don’t hesitate.  She’s worth her weight in gold and she’s really good fun too!”.”

 

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Harvest Festival Styled Shoot

I had a fabulous time working with some great people on the latest Sasster Class, Styled Set Day, organised by Sarah Lafford of Assassynation. I loved creating and collecting all the individual elements for the set and pulling everything together to look eerie and epic. Pride of place was the magnificent crows skull wedding cake supplied by Conjurer's Kitchen.

The birds of prey brought the set to life along with our models Tarren and Dhillon. Tarren wore a beautiful bug bejewelled wedding dress made by The Couture Company and their scary makeup was imagined by Makeup by Nessa and hair done by Zarla.

More photos are to follow... but here is a sneak peek below... image by Assassynation.

styled harvest festival shoot
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You're ready!

You're ready! Either to start planning your wedding or talking to us about becoming your wedding planner 

Here are the first 5 things to consider-

1. When do you want to get married? Would you like a Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter wedding or do you have an exact date in mind?

2. How many people would you like to attend? Would you like an intimate affair, a grand party or a banquet busting bash. My suggestion would be to write down the people who must be there, whether that is a list of 4 or 200, then give yourself a contingency in case you have missed anyone or meet any friends between now and the big day. Think about if you are going to invite plus one's and children as these all add up. 

3. Where do you want to get married? Home or away or somewhere-in-between, city/country/coast, barn/hotel/marquee/somewhere-entirely-different, etc. 

4. What can't you live without? What are the most important aspects of your wedding, you should make a list and prioritise top to bottom. Please consider point 5 when compiling the list, writing 'Michael Buble to be our wedding singer' as a top priority may not be in your budget, but hiring a swing band may be. 

5. What does your budget look like? We know that not everyone has an endless pot of cash but the aim is to get as much of what's on your 'important aspects' list as possible. However, being flexible in certain areas will help you achieve what's a top priority without having to make too many sacrifices. And if the budget really won't reach, start compromising at the bottom and work your way up. Budget management is a large part of planning a wedding and keeping a close eye on it is very important.

 

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