Following our venture across to Edinburgh last month for our interview we have made it through and have been announced as a finalist for Business of the Year 2019 with the Association of Scottish Businesswomen.
Full details of the finalists are listed HERE
The winners will be announced at the awards dinner in September! Now to get the outfit sorted.
Our founder Sarah was the lucky one this month, with an invitation to the Royal Garden Party at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh. In attendance was the Queen, Elizabeth II, along with Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
Under beautiful blue skies, Sarah wore a navy dress, with bespoke fascinator made by local lady Sharon Walker and accessorised with touches of pale blue and sunny yellow, including navy shimmer Shellac nails by Kayleigh McMillan.
Sarah enjoyed a refreshing drink, delicate sandwiches and perfectly round macarons in the tea tent and then watched the High Constables and Archers carry out their duties, before the National Anthem was performed to mark the arrival of the Queen.
She’s eternally grateful to her local community in Kirkmichael for arranging her invitation and here she is pictured above with the Palace in the background and secondly at the foot of the carpeted steps which her Majesty stepped down into the gardens.
It’s been a while … over four years in fact, since we last took to writing a post here, remiss we know but it’s so easy these days to share all our news on social media. So a new aim for us, is to update you on our blog at least once a month.
Our biggest news of recent months, is that we’ve gone from a one person business to two professional women now at our helm and I’m only now getting used to typing and saying “we” instead of “I”.
Tracey and I have worked together over the past few years, when she was the dedicated wedding venue co-ordinator at beautiful Blairquhan Castle in South Ayrshire. With an ever growing order book, we made the decision to join forces and spread our love of events even wider.
Like I, Tracey was an engineer before making the move into event management and we are so similar in many ways, that it just feels so right to be now be working together as Sarah’s Creative Occasions.
Much love as we head towards Summer! – Sarah Plant x
With 2014 drawing to a close, we look back on the last 12 months and are so thankful and proud for what we have achieved. Here’s a wee summary in numbers to share with you and also a collage of special images from our past year.
- helping out at 22 weddings
- full planning for another 4 weddings in 2015
- organising decoration & accessories for 9 special occasions
- complete management of 2 birthday celebrations & 1 public event
- event organisation of 9 networking events
- show casing my products & services at 6 wedding fayres
- taking on the business in a full-time capacity, leaving an employed job after 16.5 years
- purchasing a commercial van
- attending hand-tied floral arrangement workshop and a using your sewing machine class
- winning our first VOWS award as independent wedding co-ordinator
Lastly may we wish you a wonderful night celebrating Hogmanay and a very Happy New Year at the bells! Enjoy x