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A Blue Themed Wedding

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If you are planning a black and white themed wedding, then hopefully our collage will give you some inspiration! If not, however, do not hestitate to contact us for our supplier recommendations and ideas!

http://www.yourweddingatlochlomond.co.uk
info@yourweddingatlochlomond.co.uk

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Your Wedding at Loch Lomond chatted with one of our suppliers Tantrums and Tiaras about their new collections,’Goodnight Sweetheart’ and ‘Indulgence’ ranges.

Kelly Scully, Designer and director said “I have really enjoyed creating these new ranges which add the finishing touch of designer class to the outfits of the bride and bridesmaids, without the need for the designer prices. They have been attracting huge attention from brides who have seen them at my studio before they were launched and we have ended up having to let them go early!” 

‘Goodnight Sweetheart’ is a collection of vintage inspired 1920-40’s headpieces that are designed to give a very stylish and glamorous look to your special day. And… If that wasn’t enough the new ‘Indulgence’ range will set you apart.  Think sumptuous opulence all in one place and you’re there! This luxurious range will be continue to grow throughout 2011 so pop by regularly and see what’s new. We’ve got some great vintage pieces planned! 

All of Tantrums and Tiaras ranges can be teamed with their beautiful collection of wedding jewellery and matched to other features of the wedding outfit such as detailing on dresses. 

At Tantrums and Tiaras we are building on a very successful and award winning year. As well as being highly commended in the best bridal accessories category in the Wedding Ideas Magazine Awards we were also delighted to win the same category in ‘The Bridal Magazine’ awards. Voted for by real brides, we believe our commitment to customer service and ensuring the bride gets what she wants and deserves play no small part in these achievements.

 

About Tantrums and Tiaras:

Tantrums and Tiaras is the trading name of Gowy Enterprises, a family run tiara and wedding jewellery specialist, and the passion of designer/director Kelly Scully. Tantrums and Tiaras have been trading for nearly 4 years. A wide range of styles and designs are available for all hair styles as well as bespoke options. 

  Contact Information:

Kelly Scully

Tantrums and Tiaras

Email: enquiries@tantrumsandtiaras.org

Website: www.tantrumsandtiaras.org

Telephone: 07740 341747

 

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Tell us the history of Tiny-Gems

I have always loved crafting and have had a go at lots of different types of craft over the years. I used to make jewellery in the evenings as a form of stress relief and relaxation from a very busy job.

I was a senior manager in the banking industry and had been so for 14 years, I had recently been promoted, everything was fantastic when our whole department was put at risk of redundancy. The next 90 days was full of uncertainty and upset. I was offered a job if I wanted one however I had completely lost faith in the company and decided to take redundancy.

I eventually left at Christmas time 6 months after the bombshell had dropped and made the very scary decision after always being employed to begin a new career on a self employed basis and Tiny-Gems was born. I haven’t looked back once and love doing a job that I love doing. 

What makes you different from your competitors?

At Tiny-Gems we don’t just offer one style, we have a great variety of products to not only suit all styles but also all ages too. Our youngest customer so far is 2 and our oldest is 91 so I think you can safely say we appeal to a broad range of ages.

I make lots of different items from fun and quirky scrabble rings and cufflinks to top quality Swarovski jewellery, tiaras and headbands, plus repaired and reworked vintage pieces. 

What inspires you?

A lot of Tiny-Gems inspiration comes from Hollywood glamour. I love the seemingly effortless style of old Hollywood; it is just so timeless and classic. Audrey Hepburn is a true style icon even today.

I really love watching old black and white movies and it is great to see the old styles coming back into fashion, well maybe with the exception of some of the less than flattering styles from the eighties, neon colours really should have stayed where they were.

I am also inspired by my family and friends, I am so very lucky to have such amazing family and friends and I hope they know exactly how very much I love and respect them. 

What is your signature style?

Tiny-Gems signature styles are vintage with a modern twist, and quirky designs that are fun and unusual.

What have been  your main achievements?

My main achievements so far are making bespoke tiaras for brides to wear on the most important day of their lives. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy that for many years to come they will be looking at their wedding pictures and my creation is a part of that. Every time I make a new design I get a massive sense of achievement and a glow of pride.

I am also incredible proud that I got to number one on the top 100 uk wedding tweeters list.     

What would you do differently if you got married again?

If I had been asked last year what would you change about your wedding? I would have said nothing it was perfect. However, having mixed with so many talented wedding suppliers in the last year I now see things differently.

Luckily I wouldn’t change my groom, but I would have the courage to have a vintage theme to it which I wanted but was worried people would think I was a bit strange. Especially as vintage styling is now so popular. I would have a gold or cream antique lace dress and would have a vintage tea party as the reception. I would wear my own jewellery and a headband with a vintage style brooch that I would also make. Along with lots of cupcakes and retro sweeties  

What does 2011 have in store for you? 

2011 is the year when Tiny-Gems really takes off, we want to get some contacts in our area especially wedding dress shops to stock our products. We also want to grow our website and are hoping to add a lot more exciting features to it but I am currently keeping that very hush hush.   

How can we find out more?

www.tiny-gems.co.uk

www.twitter.com/hhjtinygems

www.facebook.com/tiny-gems

or email me sarah@tiny-gems.co.uk

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  Today I’m going to show you how to make these gorgeous favour boxes with a vintage feel.
All items are available in a kit form or made & filled to order from www.boxcleverwedding.co.uk
For further information contact Rosy boxclever1@yahoo.co.uk  & you can follow our blog www.boxclever1wedding.blogspot.com Find us on twitter @boxcleverwed
Lets start with the equipment you need to achieve this look
Cuttlebug machine & script embossing folder
(If you don’t have this equipment we would be happy to pre emboss lids for you at an additional charge)
Ink pad
Sponge
Bradle (or small knitting needle)
Glue gun

 Materials
Silk square box & lid (available in 22 colours 60p each)
Foam rose
Pearl heart slider buckle
6mm satin ribbon cream
18mm lace

Emboss your lid using your embossing machine, if you don’t have one Box Clever Wedding will emboss your lid for your order, there are lots of embossing designs available

Start by liberally applying ink using the sponge, apply in a circular motion all over the embossed area, I have used chocolate chip by stamping up just love this colour.

& should end up looking like this

Using your bradle or small knitting needle wind the stem of your foam rose in a tight spiral

Anything thin will give you this effect, now slide off the tool slightly tease out the head end

Thread your rose stem through the pearl buckle & thread your satin & lace through the buckle,  pull through to even length & cut ribbon & lace, always cut ribbon diagonally to stop it fraying.

This is your finished embellishment
Using your glue gun apply a dob of glue in the centre of your assembled lid not too much, don’t worry about any stings of glue once dry your can pull these off,

Press your embellishment onto the dob of glue make sure you are quick as the glue dries fast

& there we have one completed vintage theme favour box, if you would like to view a link of how to assemble your flat packed box we have one here
http://boxclever1wedding.blogspot.com/2011/01/how-to-assemble-silk-square-box.html

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How long have you been involved in the wedding industry?

As a supplier, I have been involved since April 2010.  However, as one of my daughters was married in July of this year, I feel as if I have been involved for much longer because of all the planning that went into her wedding!  I have a background of event management which has helped me a great deal with understanding the importance of planning and delivery. 

What services do you provide to brides to be?

I provide advice, decorations and catering in the form of afternoon tea parties, vintage china, lanterns, candelabra and I will try to source anything a couple want to make their day perfect for them. I can also provide chair covers, linen and top table swags to set the scene perfectly. 

What made you decide to provide lanterns, birdcages etc as wedding decorations?

Candle light is so lovely, especially when we light the whole venue garden in summer but lanterns can be very expensive and what do you do with them and other decor items when your day is over?  Every couple are individual and I like to try and provide different decor items to make the day unique. 

Vintage china is very ‘on trend at the moment, but again can be expensive to source good quality.  I have enough to provide place settings for over 100 guests and there is no washing up!  

A very exciting development for 2011 is the start of the ‘Celebrations’ part of my company that means we can now provide everything to decorate the venue from candelabra to table swags.  I know there has been a debate recently over chair covers, but I do believe that they finish a room off perfectly, as long, of course, as you get really good quality ones that fit and are pristine.

We also have access to a range of other quality and trusted suppliers for venues, catering, flowers and photography …. everything, in fact for the whole day. 

What makes you different from the competition?

I believe so strongly that when suppliers hear the word ‘wedding’ the cash registers should not go ‘kerching!’.  Every couple, regardless of budget deserves the best they can possibly have and I do my upmost to deliver that standard. 

Weddings are such special occasions and I genuinely care about every detail from the quality of the china to the selection of goodies on my sweetie tables. You don’t have to pay the earth to feel you have touched the stars! 

And now with ‘Celebrations’ there is a one stop shop to help take the strain of organising the day.  When couples pay a supplier, part of the price is that the supplier does any worrying so that you can sit back and enjoy!

 What inspires you?

I am constantly inspired by the happiness of my couples and making sure that they get what they want rather than what other suppliers think they should have.  I like to follow current trends and make sure that my products are the best they can be. Although I just love pretty things and my main theme is vintage it must be chic and smart, not ‘Granny’s tea party!’. 

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I love the people that I meet, both couples  and other suppliers and the wonderful venues I get to work in.  To be surrounded by beautiful  things and romance bringing happiness to people.  What more could anyone want?

What have been your main achievements?

My main achievement has been starting my business and making it work.  It is not easy for anyone in these economic times to kick out on your own, but if you are confident and deliver a consistent high level of service you can make it happen. 

To be in my first year of business and to be working in such prestigious venues as The Old Bishop’s Palace, Lincoln and to have been chosen to do the settings for the Epic Centre, Lincolnshire Showground’s civic wedding venue  publicity photographs is just fabulous.

 Can you describe a typical day?

When I am setting up at a venue, I always get there as early in the morning as I can to give myself plenty of time. If I am supplying vintage china I ensure that is delivered the day before so that the caterer can set up, if I am not supplying the tea time treats!  

I am up early doing a final check of everything I need, especially making sure I have spares.   At the venue I liaise with the wedding coordinator so they know I am on site and also to check for any last minute plan changes. 

I will then set up any outside lanterns, double checking if battery tea lights are used. Moving to inside I set up candelabra, chair covers, that all have to be pressed again on site, and other decor items finishing with the sweetie table, laying out the vintage linen and sweeties at the last moment I possibly can. 

When I am not setting up a venue I may be trawling antique shops for special bits and pieces, answering emails, contacting venues and other suppliers or planning my next wedding fair.

 Can you provide a price guide for your services?

My sweetie tables start at £75.00, much cheaper than buying favours for guests, lanterns cost from £3.50 each for outside bronze lanterns on hooks and a candelabra from £15.00. Chair covers are £3.50 with double sashes if wanted and I can also provide linen and top table swags.  I like to provide a bespoke package for each couple and am always happy to give a price without obligation.

 How can our readers get in touch with you?

My email address is admin@lincolnshirelanterns.com and I can be contacted on my mobile 07884472117.  I love weddings and am always ready to chat through with couples ideas to make their day perfect.

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