Dita Rosted Events

East London Circus Festival Drag Queen Foodie Wedding

There's nothing I love more than a wedding with a twist. Make it personal and fun I say! Ruth & Nico came to me at the end of last year - they had big visions for their day and needed help putting it all together. For starters, they didn't have a venue. After several days of venue viewings, we settled on Core Clapton. Lovely new versatile space in East London. 

Lots of fun planning with these two and the end result was totally personal to them as a couple. A mix of circus, rustic, East London, French & Irish. We had colourful, tasty travel inspired sharing food, drag queen performer (such a hit!), surreal croquembouche wedding cake, adult size ball pond and I kick ass brass band and DJ to finish. 

We would like to give you a massive thank you for all your efforts and everything you have been doing before and during the day. The result was beyond our expectation and you definitely helped us to achieve how we wanted it to happen, it was perfect!!

Ruth & Nico, London 2018 

Venue - Core Clapton | Planning, Staffing, Bar Operation & Management - Dita Rosted Events | Drag Queen - Topsie Redfern | Catering - Crumble Foods | Cake - Popsicles Bakes | Event Photography - Eva Photography 

Non-traditional DIY Wedding Tips

Planning a DIY wedding? Fantastic, just don’t do it all.

Making the decision to plan your own DIY wedding is a massive commitment (although much less significant than the one on the big day) and one not to be undertaken lightly. Embellishing your wedding with personal touches like crafty little decorations or perhaps your own home-baked cake is absolutely wonderful, but what about when it comes down to the logistics?

What about when things get frantic?

Being behind the scenes at any event, especially a wedding, can get hectic and if you’re the person in charge of running your special day, you definitely don’t want to be dealing with the caterer being late or solving issues with a supplier. Even at the best-planned events problems can happen and you shouldn’t be stressing about figuring them out in the midst of your “I dos.”

Even if you have friends or family experienced in the world of event planning, it can be quite unfair to lump them with responsibility, especially if you want them to enjoy your nuptials just as much as you. Probably the best kind of DIY wedding is the partial DIY wedding. Hiring an experienced planner can save you from making costly mistakes, while still letting you retain that hands-on approach you desire.

But what can I do on my own?

There are, of course, a lot of options to explore before you hire a planner, and that’s only logical. Invites, cakes (or cheese!), décor, or your own non-traditional ideas, are all realistic jobs you can take on - it’s a rule-free world when it comes to DIY, especially if you think outside the box; floristry may not be your forté, but you may be able to come up with something far more unique and cost-effective than the traditional flower arrangement.

So where do I need help?

The partial planner comes in where your personal touches leave off - fielding their own, personally picked teams including caterers, bar and serving staff, and with the expertise to run them all smoothly, you can’t afford not to hire one. Oftentimes the best dry-hire venues will be far more on-board if they know that you’ve got a professional team behind you, and this is where their contacts in the events industry come in handy.

I love nothing more than helping creative, non-traditional couples realise their dream wedding. Not being your typical wedding planner, on top of everything else, I’m a fully-licensed bar operator, and my background is in bespoke food, drink and production. I bring all of my knowledge to the table at every event; think of it like hiring a best-friend professional working just for you.

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If you’ve read this far then it’s likely you are in the middle of or looking to plan a quirky DIY wedding. Also, it’s likely you’re feeling the stress. I operate as both a full and partial event organiser where you can rely on me to guide you through all the important, overwhelming decisions you make, making it a stress-free process.

Need my help? Get in touch here for a non-obligation chat.

Vintage Style Autumnal Stoke Newington London Wedding

I love weddings all year around, but there's something really special about Autumn and winter weddings where you can really play with cosy autumnal colours for the design of the tablescape. A throwback to one of last year's lovely winter weddings.

Bec & Matt got me involved to work with them to create their autumnal vintage inspired Nov wedding in one of London's many unusual locations. This Hackney Venue is dry hire venue so everything is brought in, we hanged festoons to create a cosy vintage fairground feel, beautiful flowers and installation from Herbert & Isles and together with my bar team we designed last minute tasty winter his & hers cocktails. 

Photo Credit - Devin Lee Ainslie

Scandinavian Minimalist Gothic London Wedding

The reason I love putting together weddings is that I get to meet and work with couples with wonderful personalities and ideas. This wedding was so much fun to plan and by far the most personal! I'll let the images speak for themselves. It truly was a day that everyone will remember and speak about for years to come. Guests commented that it was THE BEST WEDDING EVER! - So happy myself and my team could be there to make that happen. X

Venue - Brixton East 1871 | Catering - Catered By Justin | Bar, staffing, planning & Management - Dita Rosted Events

My husband and I wanted something different, original and individual which is a tall order for a wedding. However, Dita created a magical day that exceeded all our expectations. She created the most stunning martini bar for our arrival, chose the gorgeous table ware, and went out of her way to make us happy. (Made more difficult by my less than clear vision). Her staff were so wonderful - they really cared about our guests and ensuring that we had a superb day. The food was delicious and just kept coming. Our guests all complimented us on the generosity of spirit that shone from every aspect. Moreover, thanks to Dita, we both managed to remain calm, safe in the knowledge that we were in safe hands. Dita: thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Kaja & Duncan - Wedding, London, July 2017 

Hackney Christmas Party

Christmas parties are always fun. And even more so when they are in a cool, unique venue that feels like someones house. A large warehouse type one that is. 

"Thank you so much for all of your work ahead and on the night of the party! Everyone had a wonderful time and were raving about the venue!!"

Venue finding, event planing & management - Dita Rosted Events

Islington Town Hall to Stunning Pub London Winter Wedding

Vics & Mark's stunning Nov wedding in Islington London.

Vics came to me after seeing one of my weddings featured in Rock My Wedding blog and wanted someone she and Mark could trust to look after things for their big day. I also helped them source additional drinks, lighting and decor. They wanted a wedding that truly reflected them and celebrated their loving and long term relationship. 

Hi Dita, I wanted to say a huge and heartfelt thank you for all that you did over the weekend to make our day perfect. Mark and I had such a wonderful time, we were really able to relax and enjoy it all because we knew you were making sure everything was on track behind the scenes.
I really appreciated your calm hand on the tiller at the Town Hall in those final moments! The Drapers looked just perfect, exactly how I'd hoped and so much more - so stylish, warm and welcoming. And the photos, candles and lightbox downstairs were all wonderful extra touches we wouldn't have managed without you. Everyone commented on how effortlessly you kept things moving and how lovely you were. It all felt so well-organised but still relaxed and intimate. Beyond perfect. We can't thank you enough, truly. You're a superstar. Lots of love
Vics and Mark (and Barny!) XXX

Beautiful day, perfectly captured by Sharron Gibson Photography. Flowers by That Flower Shop. Venue - The Drapers Arms. Wedding Coordination & Planning - Dita Rosted Events

Frankie & Ali 21st Party

Frankie & Ali's double 21st Birthday party. Brother, sister & great friends.
Brief was urban, cool, beautiful, shabby chic, modern, different & fun! Lots of great tasting food, drinks & an urban cool party. Have a look at the pictures to see if we pulled it off :) Huge thanks to everyone involved in making this night really special for these amazing two and all their friends!

Photo credit - Devin Lee Ainslie

Stoke Newington London Wedding

Brilliant working with the lovely Bec & Matt to create their autumnal vintage inspired Nov wedding in unusual London location. Everything was brought in for this dry hire venue and together with my bar team we last minute came up with cocktails for cocktail hour to give it all that bit of extra touch. They went down a treat! 

Photo Credit - Devin Lee Ainslie | Flowers by Herbert & Isles 

Street Food Market Wedding

Street food market bonanza-sparklers-tastic wedding in Maltby St/Ropewalk/Lassco. Dan (Canada) & Katy (UK) just love Maltby St market, and what's not to love, so when planning their UK wedding.. yes, they had a Canadian too... it was clear to them that they wanted their guests to experience something of London that's a big part of their lives. Roll on German sausages, French tartiflette, Mediterranean wraps, South Coast seafood & lots of cheese! One big great party in the unique setting of Lassco, Ropewalk. 

Wedding planning & Management for Disappearing Dining Club

Photo credit - Devin Lee Ainslie

Cool 'Pub' Wedding Brixton East

"We would not have had the wedding we'd hoped for had it not been for Dita. Every step of the way she was there to help us and advise us with every aspect of the day.She went above and beyond to ensure it was the best day of our lives. I cannot recommend her and her services highly enough!"

Ash & John -  Wedding, Brixton East, May 2016 

Featured on Love My Dress

http://www.lovemydress.net/blog/2016/10/jesus-peiro-sophia-webster-winged-wedding-shoes-stripped-back-fuss-free-london.html

“When we first started planning the wedding, we were very much ‘we can do this ourselves’ – we were so wrong.  Dita Rosted, our planner, is actually friends with the Brixton venue and contacted us directly and as soon as we met her we knew she would be brilliant.  I am somewhat of a control freak and I was able to let go completely and let her do her thing.”

Lizzie & Rich - Stylish May Brixton, London Wedding

Lizzie & Richard approached me for some help with their Sunday wedding. They had a clear vision for the day and just needed that bit of extra help to bring it all together. The table design was put together based on inspiration from a mix of images - from a favourite designer and colour schemes. I loved working with L&R to create their perfect look. The outcome is both stylish and classic and really suited the venue and also importantly the food. Stunning wedding all around. 

Featured on Rock My Wedding - see it here. 

Venue - Brixton East | Photography -  http://www.deborahgrace.net | Flowers - http://www.petalon.co.uk/ | Table Design & Event Management - Dita Rosted Events | Catering - Salon Brixton | Wedding Film - Simonandjason.com  click here to view

Summer Loving Kiwi Wedding

Hilary & Aidan...A true Brixtonian couple, multi cultured and wanted to keep things local. Wedding was set at cool Brixton East with all it's industrial charm, food from Dirty Apron (Peckham/Deptford) & Mamma Dough (Brixton). Bar was run by the ever great Travelling Gin Company. H&A have settled in London from New Zealand. Great to see so many family members making the journey over to truly experience their new life here. Everyone had small tasks that made everyone feel involved without it being stressful. 

"Thank you for all your help in the weeks leading up to, and on the wedding day itself. Everything came together well and ran really smoothly on the day. We've had a lot of comments about the bus, and in particular the pimms, so that was definitely worth the brainstorming/ effort! A big thanks to your staff, who were all really nice and very professional."

Hilary & Aidan - Wedding, Brixton East, July 2016

Event Styling, Staffing & Production by Dita Rosted Events

Photo credit - Joseph Hall Photography - http://joseph-hall.com/hilaryandaidanpreviews/

HorseBox Bar Hoxton Wedding

"Hi, both Sean and I just wanted to express the BIGGEST thanks to you and your team. What an absolute corker of a night- compliments ranged from the food, venue and staff from so many people. From start to finish with the organising you (especially Dita) have been wonderful. Never once did I freak out. Thank you both again. Can't thank DDC enough xx

Event Planning & Management for DDC. 

Photo credit - Dita Rosted Events

Summer South London Wedding

Love, laughter, friends, family, music, flowers & your favourite Indian takeaway. Great day we had at amazing Brixton East. 

"Thank you so so very much for Sunday. We can't tell you how amazing you and the staff were all day. You really kept it running smoothly and the staff were wonderful. What a day. Thank you. Really you were great!"  - Arthur & Ines