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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Wedding Wonder of the Week: Sweet Days and Roses

This week's "wonder" is a complete pleasure to introduce to you.......Janey from Sweet Days and Roses. I first met Janey at a Wedding Fayre at Capesthorne Hall and was mesmerised by her beautiful stand. If you like flowers, vintage or anything exquisitely elegant then you will immediately fall in love with Janey's work.

  • Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

My name is Janey Butler and my company is SDAR (Sweet Days and Roses) where I design and plan beautiful weddings.
The lovely Janey

I live in beautiful North Wales in a small holding with my wonderful husband Andy and cat River. I just love my garden and especially wild flowers and roses, these are my all time favourites. I also love antiques and rumbling through junk shops for gorgeous finds...which I often incorporate into my wedding designs.

I am a stickler for attention to detail and for my weddings to be not only beautiful but totally unique.
How gorgeous are these roses?
I created Sweet Days and Roses through my love of all things that are vintage, rare, beautiful, and unique. Sweet Days and Roses is  a bespoke wedding design and planning company specialising in creating beautifully stylish and elegant weddings.  My philosophy is all about creating weddings that are not only visually stunning, but also unique and one of a kind.
A gorgeous table setting from SDAR
  • Are you married, and if so; will you share some of your details? 
I am married to my wonderful husband Andy and we got married 3 years ago at Babington House in Somerset. Babington House is beautiful and we had the most amazing wedding day. Everywhere was  filled with gorgeous roses, blush pink peonies and we got married in the gorgeous 15th century church which is right near to the main Georgian House. The sun shone and we had the most fabulous day.
Babington House
I also adored my beautiful wedding dress which was a Sharon Bowen Couture gown that I had especially made.I also made all of the lovely ladies favours out of vintage linen, lace and old mother of pearl buttons with faux velvet roses sewn on.
I LOVE this dress!
We both had the most beautiful, happy day & the sun shone which was a blessing.
Mr & Mrs B

  • What attracted you to working in the wedding industry?
After planning and designing our own wedding so many people said that it was the most beautiful wedding day they had ever been to and that I should go into wedding design and planning....so this is where SDAR was born.

  • What is your favourite part of working with bride & grooms (to-be)?
Seeing them see all of their idea’s and thoughts coming together. Often couples know what they want but often they cant quite put it all together and see it in their minds...this is where I come in and I can put it all together for them and seeing them see it for the first time is wonderful.
The wedding day itself however has to be my most favourite part of working with them, as seeing them see their day all set up for the first time is simply wonderful and to see them happy makes me so very happy and love my work even more.

  • What is your most favourite wedding theme at the moment?
I do love the whole genuine vintage theme at the moment and the elements of using wild flowers and natural products within weddings.

I love the use of English cottage garden flowers within my designs as well as vintage urns, tea cups filled with pretty flowers & gorgeous chandeliers among other gorgeous items.

  • Top wedding tip?
Enjoy everyday leading up to your wedding as this is so important and actually is part of your big day. On the day, take a little time to wander off just the pair of you and look back on your special day as you will remember doing this and it will be a special memory for you both.

  • What do you think the next big wedding trends might be?
I hope that the more natural vintage beautiful wedding trend continues ..... I just adore and love this look and it is timeless and classic so I am sure it will never go out of date.

  • Where can we find your fabulous company?
SDAR is based in Cheshire and we cover the whole of the UK.
You can also find Sweet Days and Roses on Twitter and Facebook, Janey's Facebook page is always full of beautiful photos - worth a look!

  • What are your plans for the future?
To continue to design and plan beautiful weddings with gorgeous unique detailing ....something that is an important factor with my SDAR weddings. I am also looking at styling and designing for interiors as I get asked to do this on a frequent basis so this is something I am also looking at adding onto SDAR portfolio for the future. 

I'd like to thank Janey for sharing all of this with us, I'm sure you'll agree Janey's work is indeed wonderful, and is very deserved of Wedding Wonder of the Week. 
If this is the look you want for your wedding you MUST speak to Janey, she will provide it (with bells on) and to top it off she is one of the loveliest girls in the wedding industry.
I'm excited to see some of Janey's interior design work.......a new feature for the future hopefully!

Thank you again Janey x x


  1. My word, what beautiful photographs, this is such a lovely feature! Well done Janey on your gorgeous company and Kate for featuring such a beauty! Xx xx


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