Last weekend, on Saturday 30th June 2012, saw the culmination of months of preparation for my Client’s Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration. ‚ Bill and Betty invited over 100 friends and family, with their son travelling over from the Phillipines. ‚ Much fun was had by all and it was a real pleasure to see everyone enjoying themselves on the night.
We started organising the function at New Year and I designed, planned and managed each and every aspect of the special occasion, from the catering to the decoration and the invitations to the taxi rides home.
Here’s a gallery of images from the evening. ‚ Just click on each one to enlarge them.
Well my factory line of guest favour creation is now complete and here’s a few photos of the end products. ‚ I’ve made 120 favours in total, each filled with home-made tablet and decorated with purple ribbon and a table trivia card.
Next job is to drop them off the to Carlton Hotel in Prestwick, for the Masquerade Ball organised by my friends Michael and Stacey, as a fundraiser for the Butterfly Trust which is a charity in aid of those suffering with Cystic Fibrosis.
Hope everyone has a fabulous time this evening and you enjoy my favours!
This week I have finalised a set of custom made invitations, RSVPs and card inserts for a golden wedding anniversary celebration, which is a great example of how to ease the burden on yourself, by hiring a party planner.
I worked with my Clients and my local stationery supplier to:
- Design some samples to choose from
- Collate and type up all the guest names and addresses
- Package each invitation with their matching envelope and inserts
- Affix the correct postage and mail them out
Last week I locally sourced and supplied a trio of giant cupcakes to Audrey, who was gifting them to 3 friends who were retiring.
Each cake was individually designed for each friend, and absolutely covered in delicious soft swirly icing and glitter sprinkles:
- vanilla sponge decorated with roses
- chocolate cake sprinkled with daisies
- lemon sponge topped with butterflies
Last Saturday I also helped out at Stewart’s 18th Birthday party with family at the Brig O’ Doon in Ayr, by supplying them with:
- 18th birthday balloon arrangements topped with a fish foil balloon and an octopus foil balloon
- a chocolate cake decorated with icing to look like grass and water, with a fisherman standing with his rod and bucket full of fish
- favour boxes filled with tablet, a piece of trivia, a Lotto ticket and a photo of Stewart, each decorated with the fishing theme
I have since been advised that one of the family even won ‚ £10 in the Lotto draw, so a good night was had by all!
Yesterday I re-created Hollywood inside the Carlton Hotel in Prestwick, for Jim’s 50th birthday party.
We ‚ sourced a giant ‚ statue, which I uplit with a pair of strip lights hidden with black fabric, as the entrance piece to the celebration ‚ which unquestionably had ‚ the “wow” factor.
I also dressed each table with a mirror plate, on which sat a beautiful white potted orchid, 3 chapel candles of differing heights, alongside which stood a miniature statue and a spray of white pebbles.
Jim was absolutely delighted with the effect we created.
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Just two week’s ago I secured a job to design and dress an Ayrshire ‚ home, for the 21st Birthday celebration for Nicole, which was completed for yesterday.
Nicole desired my Sex & the City theme colours of cerise pink, black and silver, in drapes and balloons with fairy lights, and the giant cocktail glass decorated as a table centre.
Here are the before and after shots. ‚ Although not ideal, you can see what can be created in such a short space of time, and the efficiency I can work in from using local suppliers to pull together a very creative and beautiful setting.
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.
I’ve been busy in the last couple of weeks finalising the details of a Corporate Event for NATS, ‚ a large Ayrshire business which is celebrating a significant achievement on Saturday 20th March 2010.
Not only does this involve organising the celebration ‚ at the ‚ Ayr Racecourse for 450+ guests, but it’s simultaneous with a celebration at the Southampton Football Club (FC) ‚ in Hampshire, ‚ joined ‚ by video link.
It was key for me to find local suppliers in Ayrshire that would work with the contacts on the south coast to pull together ‚ the ‚ overall design. ‚ I’ve managed to organise the majority of ‚ this event ‚ remotely in Ayrshire, but I ‚ have taken one ‚ trip down to Southampton to see the layout of the football club and to meet ‚ my contacts face-to-face.
Photos will follow as I near completion, it’s very exciting!
Last week ‚ I hosted a visit by the Ayrshire Association of Business Women (AABW) to NATS Prestwick. ‚ Guests arrived at 1830 and were welcomed with refreshments into the recently opened Conference Suite in the new Air Traffic Control Centre building.
The night was kicked off with a thrilling presentation on the business of NATS, what Air Traffic Control is and images of past, present and old Air Traffic Control in Ayrshire. ‚ Two Air Traffic Controllers then escorted the group into the existing operations rooms, to see live Air Traffic Control and witness the real working environment.
Guests were then treated to a hot buffet in the Viewing Gallery of the new Air Traffic Control Centre, where they could see the stark contrast of what modern life will be like for Air Traffic Control when the new centre goes live later this year.
Everyone had a free goodie bag to take home, which included ‚ NATS branded gifts and their very own flight strip.