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.