Non-traditional Wedding

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 

Airstream Pub-tastic Drag Queen Fun Brixton Wedding

What I love about weddings is the sense of FUN my couples have and bring to the day. And no one have more fun together and with their friends and family than Gem & Mike. These two are a not stop laughing duo ... and boy was their wedding back in Feb (before snowmageddon!) one of the best. It had it all! Beautiful venue, great tasting food and drink and a full on drag queen DJ. They are still talking about this one xx

"From day 1, Dita was amazing in helping us to plan and co-ordinate our wedding day. From our first meeting (when we suddenly realised we actually didn't know where to start with a dry hire venue!) and in the build up to the big day- she was a font of knowledge and  inspired ideas- helping us navigate all the intricacies required with a sense of calm, yet the perfect amount of excitement that comes with planning a wedding! The day itself was INCREDIBLE, and we still have people saying it's the best wedding they've ever been to. There is no way we could have pulled off the day we had without Dita's skill, planning and direction, and it really was the Best Day Ever........"

Gem & Mike, London, Feb 2018

Venue - Brixton East 1871 | Decor, styling, staffing, supplier booking & Management - Dita Rosted Events | Wedding Photographer - Kristian Leven | Event Photographer - Luis Calow | Catering - Friend of the couple

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.