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The Hannah Baskett Journal

Here you’ll find a collection of my cherished weddings and editorial shoots, where I’ll share my thoughts and reflections.

Immerse yourself in the details that sparked each creative journey and take inspiration from a library of beautifully curated imagery.

Additionally, discover candid advice and expert tips on wedding styling and more.

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Why You Need a Wedding Stylist

When it comes to planning a wedding, there are countless decisions to be made, from selecting the perfect venue to choosing the ideal colour palette. Each detail plays a vital role in creating the dream wedding, and one often-overlooked aspect is the role of a wedding stylist. If your Pinterest collections are overflowing with visual inspiration and you need help transforming your jumbled ideas into a cohesive design you need to add a wedding stylist to your must-have supplier list. I might be biased, but in this Journal entry, we'll delve into the importance of a wedding stylist and how...

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Picking the Perfect Wedding Venue

One of the most exciting and crucial decisions you'll make when planning your wedding is choosing the perfect venue. Your venue sets the tone for the entire celebration and so plays a significant role in the vibe you’ll be able to create. In this journal entry,...

Botley’s Mansion Wedding Styling

Botley’s Mansion is one of my favourite Surrey wedding venues. Set amongst 56 acres of stunning countryside, the photo opportunities are endless. But where Botley’s is that extra bit special, is that the interior is just as beautiful as the Palladian exterior. Last...

Luxury Winter Wedding Styling at Somerley House

Winter weddings have a special place in my heart – my husband and I got married at Christmas and the romantic, cosy and inviting atmosphere you can create with a winter wedding will always be a favourite style of mine. Today on The Journal, we’re looking back to...

Adding Personalisation Throughout your Wedding Day

Your wedding day is one of the biggest moments of your life. What better way to make it even more memorable than by infusing the day with personal touches reflecting your individuality and love story? In this Journal entry, we'll explore the art of adding...

Styling a Summer Marquee Wedding in The Cotswolds

Today on The Journal, I'm reminiscing about a wonderful wedding day set beside the River Thames. Laura and Harry came to me for help a few months before their big day - they'd booked a marquee for their wedding reception but were struggling with a vision of how...

Creating a Luxury Wedding Tablescape

When it comes to wedding planning, I believe the little details are so important and all piece together to create a beautiful, memorable day. One of the most visually captivating elements of your wedding is the tablescape design. Your wedding breakfast is where...

Why You Need a Wedding Stylist

When it comes to planning a wedding, there are countless decisions to be made, from selecting the perfect venue to choosing the ideal colour palette. Each detail plays a vital role in creating the dream wedding, and one often-overlooked aspect is the role of a...

Mediterranean Wedding Styling in the Cotswolds

The rolling hills of The Cotswolds will always be one of my favourite backdrops for a wedding and a gorgeous September day for Lauren and Tom only helped to cement that opinion. Today on The Journal, I’m reminiscing about their wedding held at the beautiful Bay...

How to Choose Your Wedding Colour Palette

Planning a wedding is an exciting and creative process, and one of the most important decisions you'll make is choosing your wedding colour palette. Your chosen colours will set the tone for your entire celebration, from the invitations to the bridesmaids' dresses...

Disco Ball Styled Wedding at The Mansion

Can wedding styled with disco balls be elegant, timeless and classy? Erm, yes! On the journal today we’re delving in to all the beautiful details from Holly and Stuart’s wedding at The Mansion at Coldeast. I first met Holly at a wedding fair at the start of the...

The Importance Of Flowers In Your Wedding Styling

I believe One of the most important factors in the design of any wedding is the flowers... I love their ability to completely transform a space and they’re often the link that ties all the styling elements together, bringing in various colours and textures. It's no...

Luxury Ways To Style Your Wedding Cake

Nobody puts cake in the corner... I'll forever be campaigning to put your wedding cake front and centre of your celebrations. It makes me cry a little every time I see them shoved on a boring old 3ft table in the corner. Often on a creased, short, white tablecloth...

Rock My Wedding Autumnal Editorial Feature

I'm so excited to share this beautiful 'Rock My Wedding' featured editorial on The Journal today. It took place at the wonderful Barn at Somersbury in leafy Cranleigh, Surrey. The barn had been closed for some years, and the new owners have done a phenomenal job at...

Modern, Monochrome Wedding Styling at Somerley House

Earlier this year I was asked to take part in a styled wedding shoot at the stunning Somerley House in Ringwood. If you're reading this and aren't involved in the wedding industry, the term 'styled shoot' might be a little alien to you - what on earth is it?!...

Winter Wedding Styling in The Cotswolds

Why I had a winter wedding when I hate the cold... When my now husband and I got engaged in August 2017 I think it’d be fair to say that most of my family and friends assumed we’d be planning a summer wedding. Why? Because I am notoriously (and dislike being!)...

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