Monthly Archives: August 2011

St Meddan’s Church is a Treasured Place

St Meddan's Church in Troon

St Meddan's Church South Elevation Stained Glass Window

Today my own St Meddan’s Church in Troon is celebrating 119th year anniversary of their treasured south elevation stained glass window.

In 2007, the window was nominated by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland as one of 100 treasured places, and it came 4th in the competition!

Although the church was built in 1888, the beautiful stained glass window was added later and ‚  an official ceremony of the new glass took place ‚  on 29th August 1892 (119 years ago ‚  tomorrow).

The window was designed by William Smith, based on the story of ‚  “The healing of Jairus daughter”.

Earlier this year a restoration project on the window completed, and today the Sunday service was a special thanksgiving for the newly restored stained glass window.

It was a beautiful and creative order-of-service

Ayrshire Wedding Planner to Attend UKAWP Event

UK Alliance of Wedding Planners

The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners (UKAWP) have organised ‚  a national mingle ‚  and mix evening for wedding planners across the length and breadth of the country on the same night, which takes place ‚  on Thursday 20th October 2011.

There are 6 venues throughout the UK and I’m attending the event in Glasgow at the Blytheswood Square hotel.

Should be a great evening of networking, light drinks and canapes, and meeting new friends!

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie reside at Carnell House

Brad Pitt on set in Glasgow City

Carnell House in Ayrshire

This morning I heard that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, with their children, are staying at the local Carnell Estate in Ayrshire, whilst Brad films a new movie, World War Zombies, in Glasgow City.

I love the fact they have chosen Ayrshire. ‚   The 16th century ‚  tower and mansion house at Carnell is a beautiful setting for weddings and special occasions, catering for parties of up to 200 guests.

Carnell Estate is a private residence and so can provide an exclusive venue for your ‚  celebrations.

Best Bits from the Ayr Flower Show

A Colourful Heuchera Display ‚  A Junior's Miniature Garden based on a Disney Theme ‚  Stunning Bonsai Tree is a Work of Art

The Beautiful Agapanthus won Gold ‚  Trains Won a Large Gold Medal for their Wedding Display ‚  An Under 5s Creation with Fruit & Veg ‚  1st Prize Floral Arrangement Representing a Baker's Dozen

You Couldn't Miss the Begonias ‚  Hostas are both Bold & Beautiful ‚  A Country Garden Display with a Favourite the Crocosmia

I love gardening and I love the Ayr Flower Show, so it’s a real treat to be able to exhibit there each year and after 4 years I’m still amazed by the wonderful array of ideas and stunning plants on display. ‚   Here’s a personal selection of my favourite bits. ‚   Enjoy!

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What Took Your Fancy at Sarah’s Creative Occasions Stall

Sparkly cupcake napkin rings ‚  Selection of colourful ducks

Our special treat filled boxes ‚   ‚  Devil & angel salt n pepper pots ‚  Beautiful wine glass charms

Cupcake place card & photo holders ‚  Stock of fancy tealight candles

Wanted to share with you some of my products, which took your fancy most at the Ayr Flower Show. ‚   If you missed the show, but like my products then do not hesitate to get in touch to see what’s available and their price.

I will again have some these products available at future fayres and bazaars in the lead up to, dare I say it, Christmas!

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Ayrshire Party Planner’s 4th Year at Ayr Flower Show

Ayr Flower Show 2011

Another year passed and I ‚  was again setting up my display for the Ayr Flower Show this morning. ‚   I will post some photos over the weekend.

If you fancy a great day out in the sunshine (yes it is forecast for Friday and Sunday, showers on Saturday though), then bring along your family to the Rozelle Park in Ayr.

The Show opens to the public at 10am until 6pm both Friday and Saturday, and 10am to 5pm on Sunday.

Celebrity Weddings so far in 2011

Kate Moss and Jamie Hince ‚  America Ferrera and Ryan Piers ‚  LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian ‚  Lily Allen and Sam Cooper ‚  Michael Buble and Luisana Lopilato ‚  Peter Crouch & Abbey Clancey ‚  Prince Albert II Monaco & Charlene Wittstock ‚  Shania Twain and Frederic Thiebaud

It’s definitely the year of celebrity weddings, here’s just a few:

  • Country singer Shania Twain married Frederic Thiebaud in Puerto Rico on New Year’s Day
  • Catatonia frontwoman Cerys Matthews wed Steve Abbott in Cardiff in January
  • Frasier star Kelsey Grammer married ‚  Kayte Walsh in ‚  New York ‚  in Febuary
  • Solo artist Michael Buble married Luisana ‚  Lopilato in Buenos Aires in March
  • Actress Reese Witherspoon married Jim Toth in California in March
  • Singer LeAnn Rimes ‚  wed actor Eddie Cibrian in Malibu in April
  • Of course our Prince William ‚  married his sweetheart ‚  Kate Middleton in London in April too
  • Retired singer Lily Allen married Sam Cooper in ‚  Gloucstershire in June
  • Former ‚  Oasis band member Noel Gallagher wed his long-time girlfriend Sara Macdonald in Hampshire also in June
  • ‘James Bond’ Daniel Craig married ‚  actress Rachel Weisz in New York in June also
  • ¢ ‚¬ËœUgly Betty ¢ ‚¬ „¢ actress America Ferrera married ‚  Ryan Piers Williams in New York state in June too
  • Footballer Peter Crouch and model Abbey Clancy tied the knot ‚  in Leicestershire in June
  • Prince Albert II of Monaco wed former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock ‚  in Monaco in July
  • Model Kate Moss married Jamie Hince in the Cotswolds in July
  • Royal Zara Phillips married England rugby player Mike Tindall in Edinburgh in July
Sarahs Creative Occasions