Sunday, 26 February 2012

Cedar Events

We are all individual with our own style, taste and ideas so why not celebrate that at your wedding? We all want our wedding to be the one that people remember (for all the right reasons of course!) and talk about afterwards. 

Cedar Events
With an impressive 10 years experience in the wedding & special events industry, Seyi Olusanya, the Creative Director of Cedar Events has been producing spectacular, breath-taking and flawlessly events. Seyi Olusanya was born in Lagos Nigeria and has lived in the UK since the early 90s, after a successful career in the IT industry she followed her true passion of all things design to set up Cedar Events a wedding & special events design, planning & Production Company. Cedar Events has been recognized within the industry as a trendsetting company and has earned itself a reputation for delivering events that their clients and their guest talk about fondly for months.
Events designed and produced by Seyi always have the Cedar Events Factor as she calls it. An event organized by Cedar Events will always be a breath-taking one! We pride ourselves in the originality & exclusivity of our events and in providing a quality service by paying attention to detail. Seyi is skilled at discerning & drawing out the secret pleasures that her clients have always wanted but have never had the resources, creativity or confidence to celebrate by translating them into a breath-taking event.

Over the years Seyi has developed relationships with some of the most prestigious venues in destinations around the world such as Claridges Hotel London, The Address Dubai, Sheraton Gambia to name a few. With a team of highly accomplished & award winning associates in those destinations the Cedar Events team work to create flawlessly executed events. Because of Seyi’s commitment to creating a culture of excellence & personalised service since the inception of the company she has attracted a discerning client base that includes the Crème de la crème of the Nigeria society. Over the last few years Seyi’s repertoire of events include weddings of daughters of ex-presidents & royalty. Her events cut across cultures because of her interaction with different cultures.

Seyi has provided content for magazines such as Cosmo Bride, Continental Magazine, & as a guest columnist for Fab Afriq Magazine. In April 2011, Seyi presented two workshops at Oaken Special Events Fair in Lagos Nigeria, where Celebrity Preston Bailey was a guest of honour. Seyi spoke recently on wedding planning at the launch event of FitBride Ltd to a group of brides to be, and is currently scheduled to speak at the Brides of Culture Wedding Fair in March 2012. She is currently taking requests to speak at wedding fairs, create workshops & mentor up and coming wedding and event planners. Seyi’s style of presentation is lively, real and interactive. Her topics of speciality include:

  • Planning & managing large weddings & special events
  • Destination: UK - What is the attraction?
  • Small company with a global reach: is it possible?

Seyi's Qualifications & Courses:
LLB (Hon) Law - University of London
BA (Hon) English. - Lagos State University
Managing major events – City University
Event Design - Central Saint Martins

Please do take a look at Cedar Events Website and check out their Gallery, 'Like' their Facebook Page and follow Seyi on Twitter!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Susan Fowler Bouquet Preservation

When Mr LG & I married in April 2008 we had a wonderful display of spring flowers in shades of blue and lilac in tubs which we had planted specially for the occasion, as well as gorgeous tall table vase centrepieces which looked all the more stunning for the lilac coloured water in them. My bouquet was especially pretty with roses, scillia and other flowers following the blue/lilac theme. The day after the wedding I took the bouquet apart so that I could dry the more robust flowers but unfortunately the more delicate blooms were unsaveable. I wish I'd known about the service that Susan Fowler offers before our wedding as my dried roses are now rather sad looking!

I specialise in preserving any fresh flower, brides bouquet, buttonholes, corsages etc infact any flower from any memorable occasion. They are dismantled carefully then prepared for pressing, preserving and drying.  They take from 4-6 weeks to dry then after consultation with the client, are reassembled and laid on fabric backing of silk, satin, taffeta etc before being framed.  Variety of designs, new unique contemporary collage style available including the new “seaside theme” design.

NEW FREE SERVICE when you book preservation of your special flowers-PHOTO DIARY (on CD or by email) to show the flowers being dismantled ready for preserving so you can see what has happened to the flowers. Brides in particular love to see what was being done with their flowers whilst on honeymoon!

PRICES -from an affordable £90 upwards and smaller items such as paperweights (£25) are available.

TIMESCALE -I can preserve flowers up to approx 2 weeks old depending on condition. Even if a flower in a bouquet is going brown, it doesn't mean the rest of the flowers can't be saved.

DELIVERY/APPOINTMENTS- Simple no fuss advice on care and packing of the flowers before you send or deliver them to me. Local pick up can be arranged or you can if you wish deliver in person. If you post, it's easy...just send them by Royal Mail Special Delivery and I receive them the next day. Appointments available at lovely venues in Truro, St Austell and surrounding areas! View your preserved flowers or commission a special project in relaxed comfortable surroundings!

 Mob: 07799 160638

Hilltop Studio (By appointment only)
64 Currian Road
St Austell PL26 7YB 

Visit Susan's website to view her portolio, find her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter. You can also email her direct.

Friday, 10 February 2012

LilGuy Facebook Shop

I'm not one to pay others to do something that I can quite easily do myself, so when I received a sales call yesterday from a company claiming to be in receipt of partial Government Initiative Funding to help businesses like mine to set up e-commerce shops on Facebook, with a small contribution from myself of just £99 I decided to investigate a little. I could find no mention of such an initiative on the search engine, however I did find a link to a Facebook App where it's possible to set up your own Facebook Shop for free if you have a business page there. When I asked the sales company by email for the details of this Government Funding I was called back to be given the information - now call me cynical but if the company isn't prepared to put the information in an email then I smell a bit of a rat! My apologies to said company if I've got this wrong and they are indeed in receipt of this funding, but I've spent today setting up my very own Facebook Shop - not too fiddly and I'm very glad I hung onto the £99!

It's not fully stocked yet, but have a browse, I'll be adding more items when my broadband finally sorts its act out and gives me more speed! Whilst you're over there why not 'Like' our page too if you don't already!

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Mayflower Events

Looking to have a tea party theme for a special occasion? Our guest post today comes from Robyn Ayala-Lea who is able to help out with her company, Mayflower Events.

Mayflower Events specialises in organising, styling and catering for tea parties and supplying beautiful vintage crockery, cakes and catering for weddings, engagement parties, hen parties and stag parties. 

The aim of Mayflower Events is to make the organisation of a wedding or party effortless by being a single point of contact from vintage crockery hire, glasses, table linen and cutlery hire to the cake and catering. 

Mayflower Events also offers an event organising and styling service so the bride and groom can enjoy their wedding or party whilst someone else seamlessly brings all the elements of the day together. Depending on what the bride and groom’s requirements are, we can assist for the whole day or just for certain individual parts.

The team at Mayflower Events really enjoy putting together a beautiful selection of vintage crockery with the most delicious cakes and fabulous tea party food and watching our brides and grooms have a truly amazing, special day. Our resident baker has a real talent for making not only beautiful, but also very tasty cakes – we believe that a cake must taste as good as it looks!

We have collected a wide range of beautiful crockery over the years, and some stunning accessories. We love being given the challenge of turning a generic venue into something unique for the bride and groom that guests will talk about for years to come. It’s important to us that we keep producing unique and fun ideas – for example we currently planning a Willy Wonka Tea Party and Mad Hatters Tea Party and are in the process of launching our Gentlemen’s Tea Party service.

Typically we will sit with a bride and groom and go through what they are looking for, put on our creativity hats and come up with a selection of ideas to meet their budget. The consultation and planning process will vary from client to client. Some clients may just wish to hire our beautiful vintage crockery and will simply book us for their event date having viewed the website and asked us some questions over the telephone or by email. Other clients organising, for example, a tea party for a hen party or wedding may have a telephone consultation, followed by a face-to-face meeting where ideas are discussed and agreed. Mayflower Events can be as involved as much as each bride and groom require.

We pride ourselves on paying attention to every small detail and providing a reliable, professional yet personal service to make the bride and groom’s celebration as special as possible.

Please take the opportunity to browse the services Mayflower Events offers on our website. If you have any questions no matter how big or small then please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your individual needs.
You can also follow Mayflower Events on Facebook and Twitter.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Pierre Carr, Exclusive Tropical Weddings

If your dream is to get married in style in tropical paradise then our guest blogger today will he able to help to fulfil that dream

Pierre Carr, Exclusive Tropical Weddings is a luxury, bespoke wedding design and coordination company, creating stylish and elegant weddings in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world - the Caribbean.
Formed in 2008 to meet the demands of today's modern bride and groom, wishing to have their dream wedding on a paradise island away from home. Pierre Carr, Exclusive Tropical Weddings works closely with the couple to create a unique celebration that reflects their individual style and taste.

With a fantastic climate and numerous idyllic backdrops the Caribbean is the perfect setting to fulfil hopes and dreams, and with Pierre Carr's specialist knowledge they ensure that your special day and its lead up is stress free and full of happy memories.
Founder, Michelle Pierre-Carr is a Commonwealth silver medallist and former international athlete who spent 17 years representing Great Britain at the highest level in the world of athletics. She also spent 13 years working successfully as a print and broadcast journalist in organisations such as the BBC and The Press Association before setting up Pierre Carr Ltd.

With happy child hood memories of golden beaches, breathtaking waterfalls and all year round sunshine, the Caribbean was the only choice for Michelle to have her own stylish wedding and key in her decision to create a company that would bridge the gap for couples wishing to marry in the Caribbean.

With specialist knowledge of the region, Michelle has created partnerships with five star and diamond rated venues, such as Jamaica’s exclusive Ritz Carlton, Half Moon (voted one of the finest honeymoon destinations in Jamaica’s Montego Bay) and Rose Hall Resort & Spa, part of the Hilton Group.

Wedding Planning Credentials:

• Trained by UK Alliance of Wedding Planners
• Earned distinguished graduate to attain status as a Professional Bridal Consultant with the Association of      Bridal Consultants.

• Full Planning Service
• Venue Search
• Seek and Find Inspections
• Wedding Dress & Accessories Assistance
• Celebrations & Excursions
• Supplier Sourcing
• Offi ciates
• Video & Photographer
• Invitations
• Budget Planning
• Hotel Group Bookings
• Floral Design
• Transportation
• Honeymoons
Why Marry in the Caribbean

• The Caribbean islands offer countless locations to choose from
• Couples can combine their wedding location and honeymoon destination to save on cost
• Legal requirements and paperwork are relatively easy
• Inviting a smaller number of guests can lower the wedding cost
• Wedding guests can be encouraged to have a holiday at the same time as attending the wedding to save on cost.

You can get in contact with Michelle through her website, as well as following her on Facebook and Twitter.