And hello again you super lovely lot. Hope you’ve all recovered after the Bank Holiday weekend and that you’re feeling the summery vibe as June is just around the corner. I’m here today to give a whole load of Festival Brides Love to Love In My Life, a brilliant prop hire and decor company that I know you’re going to going crazy for. We’ve literally just listed In My Life in our festival wedding directory so I’m here to give you an early heads-up because these guys can make your wedding extra special.
Here’s Dani, the genius behind In My Life, to tell you more…
Tell us a little about yourself…
Where to start…I’m a wife, a mum to a beautiful baby girl (and a little doggy) and i’m fortunate to be surrounded by fabulous family and friends who mean the world to me.
I love to travel. I find it inspiring to see new places and experience different cultures. I have even based a couple of our products on things I have seen whilst on holiday – our Floral LOVE for example was based on a piece of art we saw in Mexico!
I have always loved weddings. When I attend a wedding I take in every detail, cry at every first dance, devour every cake (obviously) and never want it to end! I also love an adventure and In My Life has been, and continues to be, one of my greatest adventures to date.
If you had a chance to go to any music festival, which one would it be?
Pinkpop Festival in Landgraaf is top of my list currently! Pinkpop is a dedicated pop and rock music festival which is right up my street and is the longest running festival of its kind in the world! That would be reason enough for me but on top of that the line up is always incredible with some truly iconic acts having performed in the past. Fingers crossed i’ll make it to Pinkpop next year!
What made you decide to start In My Life?
When I was planning my own wedding 3 years ago I realised that it wasn’t as easy as I had expected to source the props and decor that I wanted to turn my wedding into the pinterest board I had created, and was determined to have! This led to us making a lot of the props and decor ourselves, and so began the desire to do the same for other couples, to help them create their dream day as I had my own.
So one evening in 2015, I ordered a set of led LOVE letters; that was the beginning of In My Life. Since then In My Life has grown into what it is today and we are constantly evolving, developing new products and thinking about the next steps for In My Life.
Tell us a little bit more about your products…
We offer prop hire and decor services with products including a Temporary Tattoo Studio, Neon signage and Floral LOVE. We specialise in larger scale props that make a wedding truly stand out and I also offer a range of small hire props which tie in beautifully with the larger items.
In addition to the products that I have to hire, I also offer a prop sourcing service, or can even create a completely bespoke product if the bride and groom are looking for something unique to them.
We design and make the majority of our products ourselves now, which I love because it gives me the freedom to let my imagination run wild and I take pride in knowing that the products we offer are unique to In My Life.
What are some of your favourite memories + experiences from previous weddings/couples you’ve worked with?
Every couple that I have worked with have been fabulous in their own way and I’m always extremely honoured when a couple chooses our products or services for their big day.
I always love a custom design because it gives me the opportunity to let my creative side loose! There are a number of our products that can be personalised – personalised tattoos for our Temporary Tattoo Studio for example, or a bespoke Head in the Hole Board!
If our readers were to work with you for their wedding, what can they expect?
Above all else, a personal service from someone who truly cares! I deal with every booking myself because I think that it’s important for brides and grooms to know that they are working with suppliers who are as passionate about their wedding as they are. I still love weddings as much now as I did when I started In My Life, more so actually, so I absolutely love being involved in each booking personally. It makes me really happy when couples get in touch to tell us that we’ve made a difference to their wedding and here’s one of our most recent testimonials:
“We couldn’t recommend highly enough! A thoroughly professional service with a really personal touch. Dani went above and beyond to provide us not only with her beautiful light LOVE letters but also help source some added extras, completely bespoke for our day. We were thrilled that we booked with Dani and she was always available for advice and support for help in our planning! Thank you for everything, you helped make our special day that little bit more perfect!” – Alice Durham
How do you know if In My Life is right for your wedding?
We offer a wide range of props, catering for different styles of wedding and i’m constantly designing and creating new products so i’m certain that whatever a couple are looking for, I can either provide it, source it, or create it for them!
I absolutely love hearing about brides and grooms plans for their big day so I’m always more than happy to chat to a couple about their ideas before they decide on anything so that they can be sure that we’re the right fit for them.
What’s your best piece of advice for couples who’re trying to choose their wedding props?
Naturally there are certain things to take into consideration when it comes to props and decor such as venue regulations, access to unload, weather, access to power etc. but there is very little that we can’t plan for or work around so my advice would be to make sure that your supplier understands exactly what your plans are well in advance of the day.
Following our initial discussions I always like to chat to couples four weeks prior to their big day so that we can iron out the final details; this just helps me to ensure that everything is seamless for them on the day.
Most importantly when choosing your props and decor (and all other aspects of your wedding actually), remember that your wedding is about you! It should be a reflection of you as a couple and what makes you happy.
Finally, what’s your life quote/motto?
Quite simply; do what makes you happy, enjoy every second, and be someone that you’re proud of!
It was so fab to have you here on Festival Brides today Dani to tell us more about In My Life – I’m loving the Temporary Tattoo Studio! If you’d like to find out more about In My Life, click on over to their website or take a look at their listing in our festival wedding directory.
Credits: Image 2 HBA Photography | Image 4 Daniel Hughes Photography