Scott & Rachel - Balloons & The Barn

More than just another barn wedding...

Names: Scott & Rachel

Month: June 2017 - Hot & windy

Venue: Blaithwaite House

Photographer - Beth Sunners Photography

Others: Carlisle Balloons, Cutie Pie Cakes, Bars 2 U, PC Roadshows, SVL Hire, Bespoke Flowers by Stephanie Marrs


In Brief: In deepest West Cumbria I first met Rachel & Scott to discuss their lovely plans. The consultations were delightful as they divulged their dreams. It was clear they loved fun and family and had a fab array of party people involved! One of the most intriguing ideas mentioned was a balloon release. Having worked in public events and balloon decor previously I knew this was not going to be simple! The worst part was that we managed to mistakenly book a very windy day; a balloon suppliers worse nightmare, never mind the poor photographer! The team rallied together though, Sharon (Carlisle Balloons) & Beth helped with balloon management while I gathered and instructed the troops! It was hilarious and successful, thank goodness! At every wedding I face a new challenge and thankfully once again I was not defeated! Yet another wonderful party in a stunning setting.

The lovely couple shared some thoughts too...

Why did you decide to ask Annabel for help?
When we started planning our wedding we knew we wanted to do some things a little different to the traditional wedding. So going over theme's, catering, entertainment etc... we soon realised that we needed some extra help in making these decisions as our venue was a "do it yourself" kind of place. We wanted someone to initially take the stress away and co-ordinate the day itself. 

What made you choose Weddings by Annabel?
We came across Annabel after searching different planners online.  Annabel stood out with being an Award winning planner, a professional website and had great reviews. Once we met up with Annabel we knew straight away that we made the best decision, she is so friendly, fun, down to earth and knows what she is talking about!

How did Annabel help on the lead up to the day?
Annabel made us a super spreadsheet to keep us on track with our budget containing every fine detail so we didn't get too carried away (which is sooo easy to do!!). She was always on hand to reassure us and answer any questions.

How did she make a difference on the actual day?
On the day our wedding Annabel was amazing she is like a little fairy flying around everywhere keeping everything to plan. I couldn't relax on the morning, I was constantly in and out of the barn, running round everywhere, checking everything was perfect. After a talk with Annabel she reassured me and that she was there to worry about all the finishing touches so we could enjoy the day! The day went so smoothly in our eyes, if there was any hiccups, we certainly don't know about them. That's how good Annabel is. You don't realise how much she does for you on the day until you step back and take it all in. Truly a life saver, the day wouldn't of been the same without her. 

Would you recommend Weddings by Annabel? 
100% !!!!! Thank you so much for helping make our day so perfect xx

Annabel Candler