Have you picked up a copy of this week’s Ayrshire Post? ‚ You will see on page 35 a fantastic one-page spread about Flowers at 7, a florist business run by my dear friend and faithful supplier Jo. ‚ The article shares:
- Jo’s story over the last 4 years
- Top tips with floral arrangements
- How to create a contemproary arrangement of your own
Air Image Design is a photography and graphics business based in Prestwick, ‚ who can tailor a design package to suit you and your occasion, be it for a Wedding, event or party. ‚ Brian, who runs Air Image Photography, is a very warm and friendly individual who will make any ‚ occasion that bit more special, ensuring your needs are well catered for.
Air Image Design can provide:
- Wedding stationery
- CD artwork
- Audio or video production
- Photographic gallerys and albums
- Web design
- Wedding photography
InDispense are a business based in Dumfries where you can ‚ hire ‚ the ‚ trendiest ‚ bar units ‚ and creative ‚ equipment for your Occasion, such as:
- Plasma screens
- Champagne fountains
- Bubble machines
- Confetti cannons
Each bar can come fully staffed with a licensed service, and can be assembled in any location. ‚ The equipment can be branded with a logo or image, and can be coloured to match your colour scheme.
Last Friday evening ‚ I went along to the second day’s celebrations of the Ayr Gold Cup races, to watch and hear a local Ayrshire band perform.
Reload are a 3-piece band made up of Drew who plays keyboards and guitar, Elaine who sings and plays keyboards, and Andy who plays saxophone, guitar and keyboards.
The dancefloor ‚ at the Princess Royal Suite was full, and everyone was singing along to some good ole classics. ‚ I really enjoyed Reload, and would recommend them for ‚ your ‚ occasion.
I met up with John Robinson of View 360 Scotland ‚ this week, as he runs a unique venture supplying married couples with a wonderful memory of their Wedding Day
View 360 Scotland ‚ provides virtual 360 degree imagery of a venue ‚ for ‚ your personalised Wedding Website. ‚ The primary difference with John’s designed ‚ wedding websites are that they are fully interactive, including:
- a virtual tour of your ceremony and reception suite
- your wedding day music
- a co-ordinated theme and colour scheme
- an album of a selection of your photographs
- a published guest list
- a guest book for guests to ‚ leave their messages for you
Your wedding website can be accessed ‚ by anyone you wish and wherever in the world they may be, so you can share your special day with family and friends, near or far, and ‚ all within 48 hours.
I introduced Perfect Match Designs some time ago on my News Blog, but I wanted to share an update with you as ‚ Christine has recently given her business a new look, including her Website so please do check it out as I love it, especially the colour scheme.
Perfect Match Designs’ most popular ‚ range is titled “Perfect Match Signature ‚ Designs” ‚ which is a traditional card with a printed insert. ‚ ‚ There are ‚ hundreds of colours to pick from ‚ and they can be finished ‚ with Swarovski crystals ‚ or ‚ a hand tied bow of luxurious satin ribbon.
I recently ‚ came in ‚ contact with Angela, who established Angelic Invites in Spring 2006 designing contemporary Wedding and Special Occasion stationery.
She has just launched a new design collection for 2009, including a ‚ unique Oriental Flourish range using either Japanese printed papers in ebony ‚ and gold, ‚ or single stemmed roses and thistles.
Her collection titled ‚ “A Little Sparkle” ‚ uses ribbon threaded with letters and are set-off with crystals.
The “Heavenly Heart” designs are maded of sumptuous satin padded hearts ‚ complimented with swarovski gems.
Angela kindly sent ‚ me a selection of samples. ‚ They ‚ are delicate and very pretty, and can be adapted to suit a colour scheme of your choice and customised in a variety of card types and sizes.
If you are interested in any of Angela’s designs, please do not hesitate to contact me to benefit from the discount she is offering me and my Clients. ‚
The Sweetie Shop in Ayr is making me some home made tablet as favours ‚ for my Trade Stand at the Ayr Flower Show next weekend.
Tablet is a medium-hard, sugary confection from Scotland and is traditionally made from sugar and cream (or condensed milk and butter). ‚ It is boiled, left to crystallize and can be flavoured with vanilla.
If you fancy a piece, then why not come along to the Ayr Flower Show.
Only 5 days to go!
The Balloon and Party People are a business based in Crosshouse, Ayrshire who create stunning balloon decorations for all types of celebration, and in all manner of forms including:
- Tall balloon table centres tied with spirals of flowing ribbons
- Arches of balloons to frame a top table, a venue ‚ entrance or ‚ a Wedding ‚ ceremony
- Signature balloon designs that contain lots of smaller ‚ balloons, ‚ and when burst, explode into the air falling ‚ with handfuls of flutter fetti
The Balloon and Party People will be exhibiting a couple of designs on my trade stand at the Ayr Flower Show next month, so please do come and see what our local suppliers can offer.
When I first heard that my application for a Trade Stand at the Ayr Flower Show (it’s 8th, 9th & 10th August 2008) had been successful, I knew I would need some help from local suppliers ‚ to provide ‚ some of their product samples for me to exhibit, ‚ for my visitors to be attracted by the visual impact.
So I got in touch with a local Wedding Favour supplier in Irvine, to ‚ view their latest product range. ‚ It was exciting to see their variety of favours, from the unique to the quirky, including:
- Shell place card holders
- Cookie cutters
- Wildflower seeds
The difficult task will be chosing a select few from the wide product range to use on my Trade Stand.