I’ve just returned from a lovely weekend with my family in Suffolk to attend my cousin’s wedding. ‚ They were married in a registry office joined by a hundred of their close friends and family, and their reception was held in the Shipwreck Pub & Restaurant beside Shotley Marina.
Emma wore a stunning baby pink dress and her best-women were dressed in handmade chocolate brown knee-length dresses with a baby pink ribbon around the waist. ‚ Alan and his best-men wore an elegant grey suit with baby pink waistcoat and tie.
We had a beautiful sunny day with blue skies and so the lavish barbecue suited well. ‚ Each table was dressed in white decorated with chocolate brown, baby pink and white balloons, baby pink butterflies and coloured organza favour bags filled with Loveheart sweeties.
After the humourous speeches and traditional toasts with pink champagne, we were each given a delicious cupcake. ‚ More guests joined us as the evening started with a disco.
Congratulations Alan & Emma, and thank you very much for a lovely day!
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Jo is my contemporary florist who runs ‚ Flowersat7 in Ayr, and she helped me from the very start in the creation of my display for the Ayr Flower Show. ‚ She deserves the biggest of hugs for the amount of support she gave me, and in addition for the selection of beautiful floral designs she prepared for the show.
Thank you Jo, you are one in a million!
The first of my thank yous goes to Christine of Perfect Match Designs for supplying me for the second year running a beautiful set of fabulous quality invitations for my display at the Ayr Flower Show.
It makes a difference to know you can whole heartedly rely on a supplier, and Christine always blows me away with her stunning designs.
Thank you so much Christine, and I hope you had a good show at the Glasgow Royal Concert Halls at the weekend!
Apologies for those who have been returning to my Blog and found no news updates in the last 2 weeks, but I’ve been away to the Mull of Kintyre, and the inner Hebridean islands of Islay & Jura for a few days withy my husband, and this last week I’ve just been very busy, including spending some time gardening for a local charity in Prestwick.
So here are a few snaps from my holiday and although we had fairly wet weather all week, we made the most of it to explore the land and it’s history.
This coming week I will post ‚ a further story on my charity work, as well as some items looking back at the wonderful weekend I had at the Ayr Flower Show two weeks ago, as I have many people to thank and some close-up photos of my display to share with you.
Well already Day 2 at the Ayr Flower Show is over, it’s going so quick and I’ve met so many friendly people enjoying a day out in the sunshine (although there was a little drizzle in the air today).
I’ve attached a wee photo that my husband took of me this morning alongside one of my moodboards, which appear to be going down well with the crowds so I hope to be taking many orders for a personalised and unique moodboard of your celebration.
If you haven’t yet made it along to the Show then your last chance is tomorrow and the gates open at 10am.
I’ll post more photos of my creative ideas over the coming week.
Well I’ve spent a long day setting up my beautiful display at the Ayr Flower Show, and it’s only now hours before the Show opens and we welcome the crowds on what looks to be a glorious sunny weekend.
I hope to see as many of you at the Show, so please do pop by the Home & Garden Marquee to see my wonderful selection of creative ideas for all your special occasions.
The Show opens ‚ to Patrons at 9am and the public at 10am tomorrow.
Photos will be posted over the weekend so do come back to my News Blog ‚ for a browse.
As a wee treat for our voluntary work on the Ayrshire Association of Business Women (AABW) Committee we took a trip to the Turnberry Resort for our monthly committee meeting and had afternoon tea.
It was certainly a cuppa to remember, as you get to select your tea from a cabinet full of different flavours of tea (I had a Russian black tea) and then your tea individually brews in a silver pot and when the timer is up, your waiter returns to serve your tea through a silver strainer.
And that’s along with a cake stand full of mini rolls, bagels, scones, fruit cake, etc etc. ‚ Wow, is all I can say and if you ever get a chance to splurge a little then why not take a few girlfriends or your partner there, as afternoon tea in their newly renovated lounge overlooking the Ayrshire coastline on a beautiful sunny day just cannot be missed.
Our group was also lucky enough to take in a short tour of the ‚ hotel to see the spectacular renovations that have been completed in the last month in preparation for the Open (thank you Evelyn). ‚ The main Dining Room and the new Gents bar are absolutely fabulous with a touch of Art Deco. ‚ There are still 3 phases to go on the renovation of the Resort.