Simply romantic at The Idlewyld Inn | Holly & Garet

Planning a wedding from a different city can be hard, but with the help of Holly’s sister, Holly and Garet were able to have the simple and romantic wedding they wanted. With the old world romance of the Idlewyld Inn and touches of pink throughout their day, they definitely achieved their vision…

Bride & Groom: Holly Giovannetti & Garet Zulauf

Wedding Date: April 22nd, 2018

Ceremony & Reception Location: Idlewyld Inn (
“We chose the Idlewyld Inn because of it’s size, reputation, support of the staff and the food!” – H&G

Venue: Idlewyld Inn | Photo: Michelle A Photography
Venue: Idlewyld Inn | Photo: Michelle A Photography

Colour Palette: Begonia pink & silver

Theme: Simple and romantic

Flowers: Forest of flowers ( “We had celebration gerbera daisies, white Ffreesia, vandela roses, white wax flowers and greens pittosporium” – H

Décor: “Basic décor was completed by the venue, the lovely chuppah was provided by Bell Wedding Rentals and the centrepieces were done by Forest of Flowers” – H

Fav décor element: “The chuppah!” – H

“My husband’s family, he and myself are Jewish and we wanted to incorporate that not only with the chuppah but with the meal as well. We ordered Hallah bread from International Bakery at Covent Garden market ( and we broke that all together at the start of the meal (instead of rolls) with a prayer. The bread was delicious and a nice change from standard rolls. The guests loved it!” – H&G

Invitations/stationery: Vistaprint (

Cake: Rustic Bakery (

Wedding favours: “Chocolate “volcanos” made by a family friend” – H&G

Groomsmen and Groom’s attire: Moore’s Clothing for Men ( and Tip Top Tailors ( “As Garet and our best men were getting dressed they realized that the ties were missing. Moores was great – we called them and within an hour to ceremony time they brought ties right over to us.” – H

Bridesmaids attire and accessories: David’s Bridal (

Bride’s dress and accessories: “My dress was from David’s bridal ( and my shoes were from Le Chateau (

DJ: “All playlists created by Dana (sister, wedding planner, MOH) and songs were played and changed between her and the staff at the Idlewyld” – H

Hair & make-up: AlyCat ( “They did a phenomenal job! We were all so pleased with our hair and makeup” – H

Wedding Planner: “My lovely younger sister planned and executed the entire event, along with being my maid of honour” – H

Catering: “All the food was provided by the Idlewyld Inn and we, along with our guests, agree it was one of the best meals we have ever had. The raspberry swirl cheesecake was incredible!” – H&G

Photographer: Michelle A Photography ( “We found Michelle by doing an online search for photographers in London. We went through a lot of different photographer’s websites before we came across hers and we instantly loved her photos. She had the style we were looking for and an ability to capture something unique in every couple. She was quick to respond when we inquired and was incredibly flexible when we had to change our date. She was also really helpful and answered all our questions along the way. We didn’t meet Michelle before our wedding day, because we don’t live in London. Only my sister had met her prior to the wedding day, but we were instantly comfortable working with her and her assistant. They did an amazing job wrangling all the different groups for family photos and keeping everyone moving to get through the photo list. We truly feel like she captured our day and us as a couple. During the meal we snuck out to get a few shots and some of those turned out to be our favourites.” – H&G

Biggest Challenge: “Creating a wedding that was simple and elegant that everyone could enjoy.” – H

Fav wedding memory: “The moment I saw Holly walk around the corner coming down the aisle and made eye contact with me.” – G
“I have two. Walking down the aisle towards Garet; I just had the biggest smile on my face. Can’t beat knowing that’s my future husband! I also loved hearing the best man and maid of honor speeches. Such a special moment.” – H

Advice from one couple to another: “Honestly? Get someone else to plan it if you can. Thanks to my sister planning my wedding, I didn’t have to stress over very much. She brought the options to us and Garet and I were able to pick what really worked for us, without all the research work. ????” – H

Venue: Idlewyld Inn | Photo: Michelle A Photography
Venue: Idlewyld Inn | Photo: Michelle A Photography

MORE ABOUT IDLEWYLD INN | The Idlewyld Inn ( provides the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding where food and service is key (more details in their review in The Ring, here). To find out more, email the Idlewyld Inn directly using the form below. ????

Alycat hair and make up artistry, Covent Market, David's Bridal, Forest of Flowers, Le Chateau, Michelle A. Photography, Moores Clothing For Men, Real Wedding Stories, Rustic Bakery, The Idlewyld Inn, Tip Top Tailors, Vistaprint