So being a wedding stylist, EVERY wedding I have helped with has left a huge mark on me. I still can’t get over that people invite me (and want to pay) to help style literally one of the biggest days of their lives! It is such an honour and I always come away feeling so humbled, included, welcome and just bloody lucky that I get to call this my job.
If I’m being honest though, 2019 has been such a roller coaster of successes and failures (although let’s not call them failures…....let’s call them ideas that simply haven’t worked out or need more thought in readiness to try again!!!) the highs and lows of self employment are beyond extreme and the self-doubt at times crippling. Working alongside some utterly incredible suppliers, we’ve tried to get a various number of workshops off the ground over the past 12 months to not only help couples but suppliers too but they just haven’t come to fruition for a number of reasons. Some we know……some we don’t.
I’m normally a very positive, driven and blinkered person almost in that once I set a goal I will not stop until I have achieved it but with each and every plan that hasn’t quite gone to, well plan, I’ve found the doubts creeping in and the little voice in your head that says you aren’t good enough starts to get louder and louder. Once you give this voice even the tiniest amount of attention it seems to grab hold with both hands and before you know it, that’s ALL you think about. So in that sense I almost feel as if this year has been a write off….
….then I think back to all of these wonderful couples that I have helped. All of these couples that have trusted a complete stranger off the internet to help them with their wedding. All of these couples that have chosen me for whatever reason over hundreds of other stylists and all of these couples that have left me reviews like Sarah & Georgia did yesterday. I literally had tears streaming down my face as I don’t think it could have landed in my inbox at a better time. I realised that it doesn’t matter about the failures or the set backs or the bad days. It doesn’t matter when a bride says I’d love to work with you but you are just too expensive or when the project you have put so much time and energy into, falls through.
All that matters is the times when you have made these 2 people feel like they are on top of the world. The times when you have created this most perfect day for them. The times you have helped generate an atmosphere that encases them and their guests into the most magical bubble full of wonder, dreams and adventure.
That is why we do what we do and why we keep on doing what we do despite the knock backs and confidence dents. To get reviews like this go way beyond making us feel good. They make us feel as if we are on top of the world. They warm our hearts and lift our souls more than you will ever know. xxx
“I honestly could not recommend The Rustic Dresser more. 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!!!
Love Sarah & Georgia”
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