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Tina & Jules’s Wedding – Pendulum Hotel

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Tina & Jules tied the knot at the Pendulum Hotel in Manchester on the 10th May 2014.

We had first come into contact with Tina & Jules when they visited our stand at the Great Lancashire Wedding Show at the Bolton Arena in November 2013.

We then organised a free of charge initial consultation at the venue and went over the colour scheme, table centrepieces ideas, room décor etc. The couple wanted rustic centrepieces and we made a lovely two tier fishbowl centrepiece with a wooden wreath. Our Moroccan lanterns lined the ivory carpet in the ceremony room and we had gold balloons floating on the ceiling in the reception room. It totally transformed the room.

Tina and Jules booked DJ Paul from Party Manchester via ourselves. Paul went to visit them at home to discuss music and which song they wanted to walk down the aisle to. They were so impressed they asked the hotel to cancel the hotel DJ.

Our team dressed the venue the night before and did the finishing touches in the morning. We were there during the day with our chocolate fountain and collected all our equipment the following day.

Katie & Alex’s Wedding at Bradford Ukrainian Club.

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How we met – Katie and Alex had started planning their wedding and they were searching for a wedding coordinator / venue dressing company. The couple had already chosen Bradford Ukrainian Club as their venue. Alex – yes the groom, was looking at the venue’s facebook page and saw our post. Katie and Alex then took advantage of our free of charge consultation service. Katie let us know before hand what they had in mind and as part of the consultation we set up a table in the theme Katie had chosen.

I traveled from Prestwich to the Bradford Club to have the initial consultation. Katie and Alex came along with both sets of parents. Katie and Alex had a vision and its during the consultation that the couple have to transfer their vision to the wedding coordinator. They requested having the walls and ceiling of the venue draped together with our starlight backdrop behind the top table, white table linen and chair covers for 140 guests with hot pink organza sashes and candelabras with mirror plates as centerpieces. Katie’s Aunt Olga provide the flowers round the candelabras.

I met up with Katie and her family plus Alex on a number of occasions to ensure that we were all on the same hymn sheet and sharing the same vision. In one meeting Katie bought along one of the bridesmaids dresses so that we could match the chair sashes colour to them.

Initially Katie and Alex were going to enter the hall from the front entrance which would have meant passing the ladies and gents toilets. Katie had requested that we do a balloon tunnel in the corridor to make the entrance more special. However we made a suggestion that Katie and Alex enter the hall by the side entrance , via the beer garden area.  We set out two 1.5 meter tall free standing candelabras, a 30ft long ivory carpet with Moroccan lanterns and we decorated the stairs .

 This went down an absolute treat as it was a glorious sunny day, we were serving welcome drinks outside to the guests. It was just perfect.Bradford Ukrainian club’s hall is a great venue for a wedding or party. Katie and Alex wanted the hall draping. On Thursday we had all the scaffolding delivered to enable us to drape the ceiling. We had 180 meters of voile  plus the the hoop to attach to the chandelier. We arrived at club only to find the young children practicing their Ukrainian Dancing. We measured out the voile from the chandelier to the corners of the hall , then from the stage to the back wall and finally from the windows to the opposite wall. We then attached the voile and the chains to the hoop. My husband Paul , then climb up the scaffolding to attach the chains to the chandelier. Once the hoop was in place we attached all the voile to the walls. After 3 hours of work the ceiling was done.

Friday I had a lie in. All our chair covers , table linen and draping is washed an ironed by Impressed Laundry. Darren their driver dropped all the pressed linen off on Friday ready for us setting the hall up on Saturday.

Saturday 5am whilst most people are still fast asleep I was up and getting ready to pick Caron up ready to travel from Prestwich to Bradford. We arrived at club at 7am and worked solid til 4pm that afternoon. We draped the walls of the hall, dressed the tables and chairs, did the centerpieces, put the wine out on the tables, set the ivory carpet etc up outside and served the welcome drinks.

I then took Caron and my hubby Paul to Mumtaz Indian Restaurant in Bradford for a meal. This was my breakfast, lunch and evening meal all rolled into one. I had an hours rest , watched some of the Eurovision Song contest and then travelled back to Bradford to pack everything away. Finally got home at 3am .

A long days work but the results were well worth it.

Catherine and David’s Wedding at Thornton Manor

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Catherine Bunce – the Bride to be got in touch with ourselves via email in February 2015 with regards to booking a chocolate fountain package for her wedding in June at Thornton Manor.

We provided Catherine with two quotes – one for just a single chocolate fountain and one for two chocolate fountains. Like any smart bride Catherine was shopping around. She shared a competitors quote with us and guess what we were £200 cheaper on both packages, and on top of this they did not have an LED illuminated base round their fountain.

Catherine booked us on the 27th Feb 2015 . Our team arrived at the Lakeside Marquee at Thornton Manor in good time and we set up our chocolate fountain. The guests all commented on how great it looked and how delicious the chocolate and dips were.

We had a great time – Catherine and her husband David arrived on a boat crossing the lake to the marquee, all the guests were gathered outside to welcome them. Also it was fun watching Catherine tossing her bouquet to her single friends.

Thank you to Catherine and David for allowing us to share in your special day.

Matt & Dan’s Wedding – Peckforton Castle

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Peckforton Castle was the stunning venue that was chosen by Matt & Dan for their wedding on the 30th December 2014. The Castle has been designated as a Grade I listed building.

The building has not been used as a family residence since 1939. During the 1970s and 1980s it was used as a location for shooting films and television programmes. The castle was bought in 1988 by Evelyn Graybill, who converted it into a hotel. In 2006 it was purchased by the Naylor family, who expanded its use to include hosting weddings, conferences, and other functions.

Our company first met Matt and Dan when they attended a wedding fair that we had organised , prior to that we had been in contact by email. Prior to committing themselves they wanted to see the quality of our venue dressing in person instead of just photos.

The couple had dedicated two years to planning every detail of their wedding and were very hands on. Therefore attention to detail was a must.

We collected 220 Naomi Roses and 250 Gypsophila on the Saturday before the wedding and started making the Candelabra flowers and top table flowers the day before the wedding. Six hours later the flowers were complete and looked amazing.

On the day itself we did the venue dressing for the Great Hall, The Hexagonal Room and the Gallery. It was amazing and we would like to thank Matt, Dan and all the staff at Peckforton Castle who made us feel very welcome.

Kelly & Howard’s Wedding – Mitton Hall Hotel

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Kelly and Howard got married at Mitton Hall Hotel set in the heart of the fabulous Ribble Valley. The wedding took place on the 10th April 2014. It was a lovely intimate affair.

Prior to the wedding Kelly contacted our company to provide a candy buffet and chocolate fountain package to keep their guests entertained. We had been at Mitton Hall the previous month for Gina’s wedding and the staff were happy to see us again. We exchanged marshmallows covered in chocolate for bacon barms.

The wedding had lots of young children in attendance and they loved all the sweets and the fountain. If was such good fun.

Stephanie and Chris’s Wedding – Heaton House Farm

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Heaton House Farm is a bespoke wedding venue set on the borders of Cheshire and Staffordshire and is the perfect place to host your big day, whether it involves a civil ceremony, a traditional reception following a church wedding, Asian wedding, Jewish wedding or another type of celebration. This was the venue chosen by Stephanie and Chris for their wedding celebrations.

The wedding took place on Friday 28th March 2014. Our chocolate fountain was situated in the main lobby area with the photo booth.It was fun watching the guests getting dressed up in the props provided.

Another highlight of the party was watching Stephanie and Chris strutting their stuff on the dance floor for the first dance. They were having the time of their lives, it was great to watch.

The bride and groom, bridesmaids and guests had a great time posing with the fountain and indulging in the delicious Belgium chocolate and fab dips.

Saskia Bate , Event Coordinator at Heaton House Farm and her team made us feel very welcome, which was greatly appreciated.

Gina & Nick’s Wedding – Mitton Hall

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Gina & Nick held their wedding reception at Mitton Hall Hotel. Mitton Hall is an effortlessly beautiful and unashamedly romantic wedding venue. Both historic and contemporary, a unique combination that has earned a reputation that is second to none and established Mitton Hall as one of the best wedding venues in the area. Perfect for smaller weddings & celebrations in the intimate oak panelled rooms and for a grand affair in the aptly named Party Room.

The wedding took place on the 16th March 2014. Our company was hired to provide a chocolate fountain package for the evening. There were approximately 100 guests and we had a fabulous time as the guests were very interactive. The guests could not wait to get stuck into the pure Belgium Chocolate and delicious dips.

The staff at Mitton Hall were very friendly and took care of us, which was much appreciated.

Lynsey & Martin’s Wedding – Eaves Hall

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Eaves Hall, Clitheroe was the setting for Lynsey’s & Martin’s Wedding which took place on the 7th December 2013. The hall has a picture perfect setting being surrounded by 13 acres of beautiful gardens and parklands.

Lynsey and Martin attended The Great Lancashire Wedding Show at Bolton Arena in November 2013. They visited our stand and fell in love with the chocolate fountain. When asked why they booked our company they said they found us to be approachable , professional and great value for money.

We took the scenic route on the way there as we missed a turning and ended up driving down some very narrow and dark roads. But since we always set off in good time we arrived safe and sound and the fountain was up and running on time.

We set our chocolate fountain up in the room were the buffet was being held. The room was lovely especially the crystal chandelier. The newly weds came to indulge and have their photos taken with the fountain prior to letting their guests loose on the fountain.

The newly weds, guests and Eaves Hall staff were all very friendly and it was a very pleasant party. We had a great time.

Michelle & Steven’s Wedding – Sparth House Hotel

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Michelle & Steven got married at Sparth House Hotel in Whalley on the 5th August 2014.

We first met Michelle and Steven at the Great Lancashire Wedding Show at the Bolton Arena in November 2013. After providing a quote for the items the couple requested we then went on to build up a great friendship.

Michelle and I met on a regular basis to discuss the wedding. The hotel was undergoing renovations just before the wedding and we met up to check the ceremony room was all in order before hand.

The entrance to the ceremony room was covered by a small porch – we actually draped the porch in Cadbury purple satin and Ivory voile. We added hot pink and Cadbury purple gerberas to finish the look. Inside the ceremony room our five arm silver candelabras were on white stands lining the ivory carpet… they looked brilliant.

In the reception room we did the candy buffet complete with personalised candy bags, tables, chairs , centrepieces and our starlight backdrop. The backdrop was the perfect setting behind the top table.

Our team of 4 staff dressed the venue on Monday 4th August and then went back on the Tuesday at midnight and collected all the equipment.

Following the wedding Michelle and I had a good chat re honeymoon destinations .

Natalie & Nic’s Wedding- Smokies Best Western Hotel

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Natalie and Nic got married at Smokies Best Western Hotel on the 15th September 2013. Prior to the actual wedding we visited the hotel with Natalie and her mother to discuss the wedding with the hotel wedding coordinator.

As every bride wants her wedding to be perfect we where in regular contact, discussing table centrepieces, wedding cakes options etc.

We did the venue dressing for both the Crompton Suite & the Medlock Suite which were used for the ceremony and the reception. We also supplied the chocolate fountain, candy buffet and wedding cake.

On the big day itself there was a team of four staff who were responsible for ensuring everything was just right. We started work at 7am and went back the same night to pack up. It was a very long day but well worth it.