Monthly Archives: April 2010

Sarah’s Creative Occasions’ Visit to Hetland Hall Hotel

Stunning blue wedding car at entrance to Hetland Hall Hotel

New water feature at the front of Hetland Hall Hotel

Last month I popped across to Carrutherstown in Dumfries & Galloway to visit the Hetland Hall Hotel Wedding Fayre. ‚   Carrutherstown is a special place for me, as my parents moved us up from Ipswich in Suffolk to Scotland in 1989, and Carrutherstown became our first scottish home. ‚   In my teens I used to work at Hetland Hall Hotel, but that was well over a decade ago and this was my first visit back to Hetland Hall Hotel since I left and what a makeover it has had.

Diane and her team at Hetland have done a fantastic job of bringing Hetland Hall Hotel’s interiors up-to-date with colourful contemporary designs. ‚   One of my favourite rooms was dressed in turquoise and chocolate brown. ‚   The inside decor now complements the stunning grounds and it’s outlook across the Solway Firth, making it a wonderful ‚  venue for your Wedding.

There was a good variety of suppliers at this year’s wedding fayre, and as most of them were local to Dumfries & Galloway ‚  rather than Ayrshire, I made some new contacts. ‚   As well as meeting the exhibitors, ‚  we were given a guided tour around their newly refurbushed bedrooms, including the gorgeous honeymoon suite.

Outside the entrance to Hetland Hall Hotel, White Heather Weddings were displaying a range of their beautifully unique cars and one I fell in love with was their Lady Eleanor, an aquamarine blue Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, see the picture above.

Ayrshire Event Manager into 2nd year on AABW Committee

AABW Committee in April 2010

I am now into ‚  my second year on the Ayrshire Association of Business Woman (AABW) Committee, as Treasurer but ‚  I have also taken on the ‚  role of Website Adminstrator. ‚   We now have 5 committee members, and here’s a shot of us taken two ‚  weeks ago ‚  at our Chairwomen’s house where we met for a committee meeting.

Ayrshire Wedding Fayres for Spring 2010

Here’s a list of the Wedding Fayres scheduled locally in Ayrshire and surrounding areas ‚  for the next few weeks.

  • Friday 9th, Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th there is a bridal show at Lady G in East Kilbride
  • Sunday 18th April from 12noon to 4pm at the Lochside House Hotel by New Cumnock
  • Sunday 18th April from 12noon to 4pm at the Burnhouse Manor Hotel in Burnhouse
  • Sunday 25th April from 12noon to 5pm at the Thistle Hotel in Glasgow

The Ducks re-visit Spallander Road

The Ducks visit Spallander Road Again

Last April I shared with you our little visit by three ducks (2 male & 1 female ‚  mallard ducks) ‚  on the road outside our front garden. ‚   Well last night a very similar duck trio actually came onto our lawn. ‚   I raided the kitchen cupboard for a couple of slices of bread and I fed them to the friendly, but cautious, ducks. ‚   It was a nice moment to capture for ‚  Easter Sunday.

So were they the same three ducks?!?

Troon Event Organiser Creates Corporate Function

NATS Celebration Event at the Ayr Racecourse

Sarah with the General Manager of NATS Prestwick ‚  Thankyou Letter from Pauline ‚  

I have recently completed organising a large corporate function for Prestwick based company, NATS, who were celebrating the opening of their new air traffic control centre.

As Pauline’s words say “was a fantastic evening”, “you name it you thought of everything”, “you cared about how it all fitted together” and “orchestrating the whole thing in such a professional manner”.

I am very proud of this event, as it was so large in comparison to weddings of 100+ guests and it was thrilling to see it all fit into place.

Sarahs Creative Occasions