Real Wedding – Lindsey & Martin



Lindsey and Martin married in Spring and completely embraced the season with fresh, vibrant colours and lots of Easter eggs.  Ellingham Hall is a very elegant venue so the styling and decor needed to complement the surroundings. Lindsey didn’t want a theme but instead used the colour of her maid of honours dress as an anchor and built her style around that.

After talking about flowers that Lindsey liked and wanted to include we designed beautiful bouquets with tulips, vibernum, ranunculus, roses, wax flower, hypericum and astilbe for the bride and bridesmaids. The flower girls had gorgeous flower crowns made with wax flower as well as small posies to carry.

The guest tables were dressed with a simple ceramic jug filled with flowers and we made a lush foliage garland speckled with the same flowers.

The rest of the room was dressed in similar colours using coral coloured sashes on the chairs and a lemon yellow tulip at each place setting.

Our vintage bike welcomed guests at the front door and pointed out the way to the ceremony.


All images: Focal Point Photography

Thought Foundation – A Styled Shoot

Thought Foundation is a fantastic new venue which will be offering a very limited selection of dates for weddings each year. It’s an industrial space with lots to offer in terms of flexibility and the space really lends itself to getting creative. The husband and wife team at the helm want to offer a space that is useful to the local community and it’s a completely flexible diy venue.

Faye from Faye Darcy Events asked me to get on board with this shoot and help her style it. I jumped at the chance. We wanted to use a bright colour pallette with a bit of a nod to the tropical style the warmer weather has brought to my social media feeds recently.

Faye went for a really relaxed look for the bride and groom as she really wanted an informal feel and the decor needed to reflect that. I went for a floral hoop instead of a bouquet to tie in with the alternative, laid back style.

We set up a ceremony area using the industrial arch and wooden fruit crates to create an altar, with mismatched wooden chairs and festoon lighting.


The peacock chair is so fabulous! I simply dressed it with some foliage and a few flower heads. With a backdrop of the tropical balloon arch it create the perfect photo opportunity.

Sharon from Sadie May Cakes made a gorgeous cake hand painted with copper streaks and hot pink sugar flowers, we simply dressed it with foliage.

We set up pa top table on rustic trestle tables made from scaffolding boards. Dressed with a foliage garland, copper bottle vases, copper cutlery and amazing, colourful stationery from Amanda Michelle

Lux Lumina brought their showstopper glitterball heart which paired with rose gold sequin bunting from Emma Bunting made the perfect romantic backdrop.

Photography – Gavin Forster Photography

Curator – Faye Darcy Events

Venue – Thought Foundation

Florals and Styling – Ruby Tuesday Events

Cake – Sadie May Cakes

Pendant Lights – Festoon Lighting

Glitterball Heart – Lux Lumina

Stationery – Amanda Michelle

Bunting – Emma Bunting

Make Up – Helen Paisley

Furniture – Available to hire from Ruby Tuesday Events



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Meet The Team

Ruby Tuesday Events started off a few years ago as a one woman show. Since then we’ve grown to offer a full and flexible styling service with a big hire collection and a flair for floral design, and I can’t do it all on my own anymore.

I’m lucky enough to have a fantastic team of strong, talented, creative, wonderful women around me who all bring so much to our team.

You’ll see most of us setting up at events around the north east but there are also a couple behind the scenes who keep things ticking over nicely.

Let’s find out a bit more about who make up Ruby Tuesday Events ……




I’ve worked in the hospitality industry since I was at school and I realised early on that I wanted to work for the best. With over 10 years experience in event management, I’ve worked extensively at the top end of the industry.

My previous roles have included organising, planning and running all kinds of weddings, celebrations and parties in a 5 star hotel as well as working in Michelin Star standard restaurants which require working to a very high standard. I’ve even worked for a couple of celebrity chefs along the way.

I grew up with a flower arranging mum and have always loved fresh flowers



Rachel is the right hand to my left, and we’ve been friends since our school days. We’ve also worked together within the 21 Hospitality Group both as very young adults and again later on as slightly more grown up adults. Rachel has an extensive background in hospitality and has worked in hotels, restaurants and even the Disney Cruise liner as well as the resort.

Shortly after getting married she moved to Australia with her husband and returned home after starting a family. Now with two gorgeous little people at home she is an almost full time mum. Rachel helps me on the days when I’m preparing wedding flowers and she makes all of the button holes and ladies corsages. She also mastered our specific technique for making flower crowns. Rachel is also with me on set up day too, she’s the best a tying ribbons into bows and always makes sure we get a cup of tea. 




Faye is a wedding planning colleague who has brought the concept of ‘Pop Up Weddings’ to the UK since moving home from Australia last year. She has put together a collective of great wedding suppliers all wrapped up in one stylish and affordable package that will ‘pop up’ in some amazing venues. Ruby Tuesday Events are the stylist for her pop up weddings and she’s a dream to work with Have a look at here website to find out more. Faye Darcy Pop-Up Weddings

Faye has extensive event planning and management experience so she helps with set ups when I need an extra pair of hands. She is the fastest, neatest chair sash tier I have ever seen – lightning!
Faye has a great sense of style and our creative ideas that we work on together are some of my favourite.





Today, we’d like to introduce our third member of the team, Beth. Beth is an advertising and marketing student at Northumbria University who looks after our social media. Our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts are all facilitated by Beth and she is a total pro at Photoshop where she creates all of our infographics.

Beth has an incredible eye for detail (demonstrated by her always flawless make up) and also a sharp sense of humour. Alongside her final year and part time job for an award winning marketing agency, she will be taking a look at the visual branding for Ruby Tuesdays and helping to redesign our logo, business cards and promotional booklets!



Real Wedding – Sophie & Phil

Sophie and Phil married at Hexham Winter Gardens on 14th July 2015. They had meticulously planned a relaxed and informal, fun filled day for their guests and needed someone to help bring it all together on the day. I came on board as the on the day coordinator and made sure their day ran really smoothly.

We set their tables up with sequin runners and gorgeous florals in jam jars and milk jugs from Secret Garden Flowers. Festoon lighting and fairy lights were strung above the tables and chiavari chairs finished off the look.

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Woodman’s Awnings from Curious Tent Hire provided shelter in case of bad weather (which we luckily didn’t have) but they made a great spot for an outdoor bar.

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They hired vintage crockery from me to serve their main course and the tea and coffee at the end of the meal.

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The couple opted for a BBQ from Jacksons to go with the summery feel of the day.

A band in the evening got the party in full swing.

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Sophie and Phil had an absolutely wonderful day in this amazing venue.

All Images – Emily Hannah