Thursday, 31 December 2009
I would just like to take this opportunity to say thank you to those who have joined me on the amazing journey I have taken this year.
There has been high's, there has been lows, and a lot of the time it's a challenge, but I thank God every day for helping me get as far as I have.
9 months ago, I would never have dreamed of having my very own Website or Blog or being nominated for a prestigious award [VOW'S], or being published in 2 National magazines.
I have recieved phenomenal support from my following on Twitter and on Facebook and I would like to thank each and every fan and follower.
As well as that support, I have met some amazingly talented people who I have worked with, and some I would be honoured to work with.
I wish all of you, client, supplier, friend the most wonderful New Year and a healthy, happy and prosperous 2010.
Special Offer - From Hogmanay to 31st January 2010 40% off Full wedding Co-ordination [£750]
and continued 20 % off both On the Day Co-ordination packages.
10% off party packages.
Valid on all 2010 / 2011 weddings and 2010 parties.
Saturday, 26 December 2009
Its been a while since I wrote a party blog.
My focus tends to be on Weddings, as that forms the majority of experience that I have had in these first months.
But I would just like to share with you a few ideas for a childrens event , wthether it be a Birthday party, or a Christening.
Little kiddies love rubber ducks.
Quack quack is one of the first words my children learnt, and my son is in love with his new flashing bath ducky.
[This one is pink, my sons is yellow.]
Their usual bright yellow colour is just like sunshine and lifts your spirits.
As a prelude to your event, these little ducky invitations would be lovely
As a base colour I would just use plain white table cloths, or if you want to create the effect of a pond on your table then use a deep blue table cover.
You can then buy yellow plastic tableware and cutlery online
As ideas for centrepieces , you could have
- little duckies in a fishbowl with soapy, bubbly water [to give the idea of ducks in a bath]
- little duckies on a mirrored plate [to give the effect of a clear pond] or
- little duckies in a round bowl filled with blue glass beads [again to give the idea of the duck on the pond]
For other decoration consider yellow, white and blue balloons or these
Also duck pinatas, or these fabulous ducky cut outs which would be fabulous around the walls of your venue.
Ducky cut out.
Or you could have some lovely bright yellow flowers such as gerberas, roses, carnations or daffodils.
For the edibles of the party, you could have ducky cookies
Example here [also comes in pink]
Think these are more a birdy but quite ducky like.
If you are creative in the kitchen, you could make your own cupcakes and use these fantastic little cases.
You could also have this beautiful cake.
Or if you wanted to make your own ducky cake, you could use this fabulous cake tin
For themed activities if event a birthday party consider
-making playdough duckies
-colouring in ducky pictures or painting
-play duck, duck, goose.
As a gorgeous reminder of your guests special time at your event , consider gifting these beautiful bookmarks.
Or for the children [or adults] , these fabulous little chocolates.
Or these great little soaps.
I hope this has given you a little inspiration for your own themed event, and remember I would love to help bring any personal ideas you have to life.
For a mood board that goes together with this blog post see:-
Thursday, 24 December 2009
I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You very much to those who chose Plans and Presents for their event this year.
I look forward to 2010 and to planning many more Weddings or Events and would be thrilled and honoured to share the most wonderful of experiences with you.
Sunday, 20 December 2009
It was a time when Marriage was for life and both genders had very specific roles.
In these times, it could be seen as constrictive to us, the fairer sex, but in those times , it worked.
Polka dots, stripes, lace and pearls were very popular during this time and the Vintage theme that this ties in with, is reportedly hot for 2010.
Pastel colours were also very popular.
To give your guests a feel for the day, an invitation such as this one with polka dots would be a lovely and elegant introduction.
As an alternative to a champagne reception, consider martini's or a cocktail hour.
For stunning centrepieces consider pale pink roses or carnations which were very popular in the time in large martini glasses.
Or as an alternative, large teacups with cut flowers in them look exquisite.
The beauty of the pale pink could be followed through in the rest of the floristry too.
For wedding attire, Candy Anthony in London is an amazing designer of 50's style gowns and any bride would look gorgeous in some of her creations.
For great vintage 50's style dresses suitable for bridesmaid wear, such as this pink polka dot gown see here,
And every girl has got to love her shoes, the kitten heel was very popular then.
For headresses, the birdcage veil was a common choice as well as hair accessories such as these
For the boys a pinstripe suit was the dapper choice of the 50's male.
For entertainment, you can go all out, whether it is a swing band or an elvis impersonator.
Or for something just a little bit different you could consider hiring a jukebox with all the guests personal music choices on it.
You could also consider hiring a checkerboard dance floor which was very popular at that time, such as this one.
And to go completely 50's kitsch , think soda fountains, a candy buffet with lots of retro sweets
or an ice cream bar such as this
And don't forget that cake, whether it is a 4 tiered vision in frosting or a cupcake tower then here is a great place to get inspiration.
Whether all of these ideas or just a few sample touches are used then your 50's wedding is sure to be a chic affair.
Friday, 18 December 2009
Plans and Presents is gearing up for all those festive proposals.
In America , this time of year is called Engagement Season.
Apparently according to statistics, a 1/3 of all engagements over the whole year take place over the Holidays.
This is usually because from Thanksgiving to New Year there are an abundance of opportunities for memorable proposals to take place.
In celebration of this special time, Plans and Presents is introducing a Special offer.
Until 1st January 2010, I am offering 20% off Full Wedding Co-orddination and either of the On the Day Co-ordination packages.
This offer is valid for 2010 / 2011 weddings.
To find out more about these packages see my website at http://www.plansandpresents.co.uk/.
I would also really appreciate your support on my Twitter Page
And also on my Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/pages/PLANS-AND-PRESENTS/90608567675?ref=ts.
I hope each and every one of you have a fantastic Christmas and wish you all the very best in 2010.
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Click on Wedding Preparation, then Planners, then Scotland, then Strathclyde. Takes a while but little old me is there in glorious technicolour!
UK Brides, run out and grab your copy today !!! It is an honour to be featured.
Plans and Presents is about getting the day that you want and I hope you, as readers, will give me the opportunity to assist you with the most special day of your life.
I will also be featured in an article on Wedding Co-ordinators in the Scottish Wedding Directory Magazine out next month.