Rebecca & Rick

Becky & Rick married at the ancient St. Peter's Church, Heysham in Lancashire, perfectly perched right on the water's edge, before crossing the border for a Cumbrian reception at The Royal Hotel, in the heart of the historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.  

It was my brief to develop the look for the tablescapes and the reception space keeping the details that Becky had already gathered in mind; Rifle Paper Co. elements and bespoke liberty fabric accessories for the groom and groomsmen. Together we coordinated that design with the venue and suppliers and while Becky & Rick said 'I Do', our team styled up The Royal ready to welcome the wedding party.   The Royal Hotel has a distinct look and feel to it so the detailing was designed to make the most of the existing surroundings, with lots of candlelight, florals, gold accents and a touch of vintage china charm for our bride.  

Becky & Rick are the lovliest couple and I'm so happy that we could be a part of their day alongside some fantastic suppliers.  For the full roll call, head to the bottom of the post.

Suppliers

Event Design & Styling: Tebbey & Co.  //  Venue:  The Royal Hotel, Kirkby Lonsdale  //  Photographer:  Rachel Hayton Photography  //  Flowers: Made In Flowers  //  Videography: Silver Sixpence Films  //  Vintage Wedding Car:  A 1928 Ford Model A from Churchill Wedding Cars  //  Vintage Bus: A 1955 AEC Regent 3 from Cumbria Classic Coaches  //  Dress: Lucy Lou by Charlotte Balbier at Mears Ghyll Bridal Rooms  //  Shoes:  Ginger by Rachel Simpson Shoes  //  Hairpiece:  Ivory & Co.  //  Earrings: Ivory & Co.  //  Bridesmaid Dress:  Boden  //  Bridal Hair:  Katie Simpson Hair  //  Fingerprint Tree:  Hannah Weeks  //  Band:  The Misfits  //  Groom's Shoes:  Barker  //  Ties & Pocket Squares:  Mama Wolf using Liberty //  Table Number & Place Cards: Rifle Paper Co.

2015, A year of forests, film photography and a bump...

It's with a ton of excitement that I wave in the new year but before the stork delivers our little baby bundle and my Instagram clogs with pictures of tiny clothes, I want to send 2015 off in style.

Weddings, editorials and commercial projects, they all made for an amazing year.  From setting up at sunrise in Grizedale Forest to shooting the Lowther Estate from the roof of the 12th century peel tower - it's been varied, often challenging but ultimately wonderful.

The clients and creatives who I've met and collaborated with during 2015 have been extraordinary but it's better to show than tell so here are some of my favourite moments from the year that was.

Happy New Year All, now let's get busy 2016!

Country Fest 2015

Country Shows are one of my favourite things.  They are just mad enough to charm the pants of you, plus they're a food haven and a crafty treasure trove.  I have been attanding and exhibiting at these shows since I was a nipper, it started with making gardens on plates and it's ended up with full scale tablescapes and a vintage tearoom.  This year, for the third year, I exhibited at Country Fest and it may seem like an unusual place for a wedding planner to peddle her wares but here's why I do it:

 

RURAL COMMUNITY

My work is by no means tied to the Lake District and Cumbria but it is my home and I like to stay conected to my roots.  These country shows have a personality all of their own that just makes me smile.  I met a farmer on Sunday who was leading the terrier racing and dog show, hardly Crufts with categories like 'Dog the judge would most like to take home', but typical of Country Fest.  He told me that they didn't have a winner of the terrier race because 

'three Bedlington's have caught a sniff and done a runner and they're not sheepdogs Lass, they don't come back when yer call 'em'.  

...and other similar stories...

 

It's so happy

There is nothing else to this, it's just a very happy place to be, plus there are giant kites.

 

tradition & heritage

Loosed terriers to one side, the shows are all about the real countryside; the people and the land, traditional skills, rural crafts and food provenance.  Maypole dancing to meat pies, classic tractors to basket weaving and somewhere amongst all of this, there is me, styling anything in sight.  

 

Here's what it all looked like... 

 

THE TABLE

 

THE TEAROOM

Big thank you's to the talented ladies behind the lenses, to Vintage Revival for hosting both Tebbey & Co & One Lump or Two? and of course to Country Fest for a great weekend.  Here's to 2016!

 

 

Chin Chin!

Moscow Mule

I'm a ginger beer lover, always have been and so the Moscow Mule is a top tipple for me.  A little bit spicy but sweet and refreshing, make it up at the bar or get the drinks dispenser going and have it as a party starter.

INGREDIENTS

  • Vodka
  • Ginger beer
  • Lime juice

Serve it over stacks of ice with a slice.

Bottom's Up!

Credits: Styling: Tebbey & Co.  //  Image: Rachel Hayton  //  Copper Mugs:  Narrative Hire

We're Hiring.

Tebbey & Co. are on the lookout for freelance creative event staff.

The role is based in the Lake District area and the ideal candidate will be interested in all aspects of special events, from hospitality operations through to creative planning for weddings and celebrations as well as styling for business. 

A working knowledge of project management tools would be an advantage along with an interest in photography, design, fashion and food.

Flexibility, a clean driving licence and your own transport are essential.

To apply, please email a CV and a covering letter to emma@tebbeyandco.com and please include your social media handles too. 

Can’t wait to hear from you!