Hi! This is me, Laura the founder and owner of The Rustic Dresser. I’m not very good at having my photo taken hence either the very awkward smile or the “let’s look busy and important whilst trying not to notice the camera” face
So as you will be able to tell from looking though the pages, I am completely obsessed with weddings….rustic, natural and boho ones in particular. It’s strange though as thinking back, I was never one of those girls who dreamt of her big day and right through to my mid 20’s I never even wanted to get married! The fascination didn’t start until Matt and I got wed in May 2015 in a little village church with the reception at my parents-in-law farm just outside of Salisbury, Wiltshire.
Picture hay bales, giant cheese wheels, marquees, chickens, a hog roast and line dancing and that was pretty much our wedding! I created a 4 metre table using barrels and a huge piece of wood for the evening food. We went with rolls, olives, meats, cheeses, pickles and a big hessian sack full of kinder eggs….you can probably guess which was demolished first and after having lots of wonderful, positive comments, the idea came to perhaps see if other couples may want help recreating something similar.
At the time I was working as a part time restaurant manager and although I loved certain aspects, it just wasn’t what I wanted to do long term, plus the late nights were fast taking their toll. Fast forward to 2019 and here I am running TRD full time from our base in Westbury, Wiltshire all whilst juggling home life, being a football mum and also working for a local education trust.
Feel free to get in touch if you need help with styling your wedding, if you just want to hire some props or if you need someone to take charge on the day
“When planning our wedding, I may be a little bit of a control freak and had very specific ideas about what I wanted and wanted to do it all myself, as I didn't trust anyone else to create what I envisioned. When I realised it was taking on too much and began to look I was struggling to find a company that seemed original and in keeping with my own themes...and then I came across Laura. From the start, I could tell from the pictures on her website that she was creating something beautiful and got in touch. Not only were the prices incredibly fair, but she was willing to travel the extreme difference between the South and Yorkshire.
From our first email Laura was incredibly enthusiastic and happy to talk about any ideas I had and see what I'd collected, she offered advice and came back to me over the next few months with any ideas she had - all of which were amazing. Anything I thought of she took right away and came back with beautiful, emphasised suggestions, all of which I loved. On the day she also came with so many stunning, personalised touches, the decoration was just absolutely breath taking and more than I had dreamt of. So many people commented through the day and after about how beautiful the venue was and how different it was to anything they'd ever seen before.
Not only was the wedding itself flawless, thanks to her, she made the whole process so much easier. Laura was so supportive throughout the final stressful months, she was always there to listen about every aspect of the wedding, including family and venue dramas, and on more than one occasion offered to take over contact with suppliers and vendors that I was having trouble with, to reduce the stress on us as a couple.
If you're looking for a venue dresser, look no further now. You will not get more stunning decoration, a better price or more support than right here.
Thanks for everything Laura!! You're amazing!!!”
Sarah & Georgia | June 2019
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