Planned to perfection: The good, the bad and the ugly!

The benefits of having a professional wedding planner at the helm of your wedding can never be underestimated.

“My inspiration for this project came while contemplating how to convince couples that using a wedding planner is a good idea,” says shoot coordinator Annie Robinson of AnnieV. She tells us, “Few people appreciate when they embark on their journey, the sheer amount of time and work that goes into planning, organising and running a wedding. From sourcing good, reliable and trustworthy suppliers to locating venues, not to mention all the minutiae and stress of running around on the day itself. Many have said, after the fact, that they wished they'd had a wedding planner!”

So, what better way to make this point than by illustrating just how showstopping a big day can be once a professional hand is in involved in the planning versus just how bad it could be without their aid? After all, some things have to be seen to be believed! Annie says, “We were positively comedic in our approach and swung hard in the opposite direction, introducing heavy make-up, ill-fitting outfits and floppy stationery.”

We don't know about you, but we're convinced!

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Gorgeous rustic wedding table layout


rubbish wedding table set up


gold charger plates with rustic napkin and pink menu card


rubbish table set up with rose gold star, blue glasses and floppy table numbers


rounded pink table number wedding reception


example of badly made table number printed in awful font on floppy paper


floating tier wedding cake decorated with dried flowers and displayed in a wooden hoop


example of poorly made wedding cake with clumsy macrame icing detail


Pink and white bridesmaids' pant suit


example of terrible bridesmaids' attire


Indoor ceremony chic bridal pant suit


example of ill fitting bridal wear


beautiful bridal portrait sitting on green velvet chaise longe bouquet in foreground with macrame backdrop

"I DO"

example of terrible bridal makeup with overapplied bronzer



Wedding planner and shoot coordinator, AnnieV,
Photographer, Emily Brown Photography,
Venue, Oak Tree Barn,
Cake, Elizabeth Berry Cake Artistry,
Celebrant, Alex Hilder Celebrant,
Props and styling, 4YaParty Weddings & Events,
Macrame arch, Macrame Lady Sadie,
Jewellery, The Diamond Setter,
Stationery, The Dimpse,
Pant suits, House of Whitestone,
Dress, Bridal Reloved Street,
Hair stylist, Alex Hair and Makeup,
Make-up artist, Hall of Fame,
Flowers, Colonnade Florist,
Drink, Greensand Ridge,
Models, Neave McCaffrey, Ellie Fox, Kamie Burton, Katalina Zogi

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