Happy New Year and welcome to the Coco Blog! *waves*
Congrats gorgeous people… You are ENGAGED!
You, yes you, are about to embark on the most incredible journey of your life…
That thing you’re feeling right now, a mixture of being a little bit giddy and a whole lot of daunted… Yep that, well it’s totally normal…
I was standing in your newly-engaged shoes this time last year and, just 8 months later, I married my handsome beau on a hot summers day… I still can’t quite believe I’m his wife and each time I catch a glimpse of my husband’s wedding ring I get butterflies.
So folks… What’s first on your wedding-planning agenda…?
The dress…? The guest-list…? The date…?
Well if you’re thinking about any of the above then my advice would be to hold that thought, because your first mission is without a doubt the Wedding Venue. Your venue choice and style of wedding will influence your whole day – from the fashion, to the food, right through to the entertainment.
It’s at this very first step that I, Emma at Coco, want to help!
So, let me show you around Coco Wedding Venues lovelies…
Image by Horseshoe Photography.
Coco Wedding Venues is a beautiful style focused wedding venue directory and it was founded in 2013 by me, Emma Hla.
Now, whilst I loved every minute of the wedding planning journey I have a confession to make…
We fell at the first hurdle – the wedding venue search.
So I took it upon myself to create a Wedding Venue Directory for the couples wanting something a little bit different – something bespoke, cool and luxe. I wanted to merge the functionality of a venue search tool with the stylish wedding inspiration found on my beloved wedding blogs.
So Coco Wedding Venues was founded…
The Coco Mission
My personal mission is to provide you with a stylish directory of pretty and unique wedding venues…
Peruse these style categories to find inspiration, or simply use the region and venue type filters to get to the nitty gritty…
Either way, you will find venues that will suit you, the stylish, discerning couple.
Plus Coco is a little bit sexy… Take a guided tour of the website here!
the coco collection
Our wedding venues are all handpicked so we know we are recommending only the best… Below are a few gorgeous specimens from our beautiful Coco Collection… From cool city spaces through to remote and romantic hidden gems.
Almonry Barn – Image by Kerry Bartlett. Dewsall Court – Image courtesy of the venue. Iscoyd Park – Image courtesy of the venue. Lusty Glaze – Image by Keith Riley. Stowe House – Image courtesy of the venue. West Reservoir Centre – Image courtesy of the venue.
Coco Wedding Venues is here to inspire you, the Bride & Groom, on your first steps…
We plan on inspiring not only through the venue search tool but also through the Coco Blog which will be used to talk about style inspiration, editorials, real weddings and of course our beautiful collection of venues.
In 2014 it’s our plan to build on the Coco brand and blog to link you to the very best suppliers in the industry.
Also… to keep things personal I’ll be posting my own ramblings, finds, home decor and travels in Emma at Coco.
This year we will be featuring beautiful real weddings held at the venues in the Coco Collection… If you are getting married at a venue featured on Coco Wedding Venues or indeed have found your perfect wedding venue on these pretty pages then we want to know!
We would love to feature your wedding on the Coco Blog – I remember being very excited when I came across my own venue featured on a wedding blog and it helped to shape my own day. So what better way to help Brides and Grooms by sharing gorgeous real-life inspiration!
Take a little look at the Coco Needs You post if you fancy appearing right here!
articles to read on coco
The Coco Story | In the beginning
The Big Launch | A guided tour to our Wedding Venue Directory
Bohemian Beats | Inspiration for Bohemian Wedding Styles
Rustic Romance | Inspiration for Rustic Wedding Styles
Modern Vintage | Inspiration for Vintage Wedding Styles
Coastal Cool | Inspiration for Nautical Wedding Styles
City Chic | Inspiration for City Wedding Styles
Classic Elegance | Inspiration for Classic Wedding Styles
Coco’s Search Tips | A comprehensive guide to your Wedding Venue search – with questions to asks and helpful tips!
Stay in touch
Come and say hello / follow / like (and all that jazz) so that you are kept up to date with the latest venue offerings, industry events and inspiration posts!
You can also find my contact details here if you want to get in touch and say hello!
Image by Brandon Kidd.
So that’s Coco Wedding Venues… I hope we get to help you along the way.
Enjoy this time you newly-engaged love birds… It’s just the best.
Lots of love…