Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Your First Dance!

There is just one dance teacher and choreographer I entrust my clients to, and have done for years, and that is Jamie Meek. Over the years, he has created routines from the simple to the acrobatic for my clients' first dances. I always suggest at least one dance lesson to my clients, even if they are proficient dancers. It gives confidence while all eyes are on them if they have a rehearsed routine that they can relax and enjoy performing. I have had many grooms claim that they have two left feet and no swing in their hips, but it would seem none of them have been a challenge to Jamie. I always enjoy seeing the pleasure the couple take from dancing together, it's a rare opportunity and one to be cherished, so make the most of it! Jamie has recently launched his 'Star of the Party' service. Aside from First Dances, Jamie can also choreograph 'Flash Mob' sequences for proposals, ceremonies and receptions. A fun addition to your special day. For more information on Jamie's service go to www.staroftheparty.com

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

The Hair Tye!

I was recently sent a sample of The Tye as an idea for co-ordinate bridesmaids' hair decoration with their dresses. I think it's great! Here's some information on it: The Tye is a wonderful new way to add some style to your ponytail, pigtails, or braids. It is a hand dyed tie dye hair tie that is super gentle on your hair and doubles as a cute bracelet! The Tye is tie dyed with safe and vibrant pigments, ensuring the boldest of colors offered in tie dye hair ties and headbands and each one is unique! Check out this video to learn more about The Tye: http://vimeo.com/40427907 For more information on my wedding planning service go to www.siobhancraven-robins.co.uk

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

The City says 'I do' at 1 Lombard Street

The City says 'I Do' at 1 Lombard Street
On Monday 6th February from 7:30am to 9pm, 1 Lombard Street will be hosting the City's largest wedding fair. Designed to provide ideas and solutions for couples planning to get married, it will include representatives from some of the country’s most experienced companies catering to the wedding market.

The event will encompass changing themes throughout the day, including Breakfast at Tiffany’s through to a Bridget Bardot evening motif. The day will be punctuated with fashion shows to cater for brides to be as well as mothers of the brides and more.

Expert speakers are scheduled to speak throughout the day. I will be giving a presentation on inspiring ideas for your wedding.

This is an inaugural event and one not to be missed!
For more information go to http://www.1lombardstreet.com/wedding-show

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Top tips for Marquee Hire Guide

Marquee Hire
Marquee Hire

The Marquee Hire Guide have launched an downloadable e-book full of top tips from Wedding Planners. You can download it at www.marqueehireguide.com
The website lists marquee suppliers throughout the UK. A useful guide for any bride and groom planning a marquee wedding.
Marquee weddings are amongst my favourite as you can, more or less, create just what you want as they offer a blank canvas and moveable floor space.
These images are from one of my favourites from 2011.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

The London Wedding Event - VOWS

I am pleased to be part of the hand picked team for the VOWS event on 11th October in London.

VOWS - Visualise Our Wedding Secrets is an exciting new approach to communicating the best in wedding information to engaged couples without any hard selling. It has been created by Chelsea Bidwell of Beyond Weddings Limited. The evening will give brides and grooms an opportunity to chat freely to top wedding industry professionals. The professionals -photographers, caterers, stylists, wedding planners, florists and jewellers will be able to share their hints and tips gained from a wealth of knowledge and experience.

The launch event takes place on Tuesday 11th October 2011 at the London showrooms of de la Cuona - 150 Walton Street, SW3.

Check out the VOWS blog at www.vowsblog.co.uk. Tickets are available at £15 through the webiste.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Scent for your wedding day

Scent never fails to evoke memories. Without realising, our olfactory sense identifies and stores this memory or association. How many times have you turned to look as a stranger passes you, thinking you will know them, purely because you identify the scent they are wearing as familiar? I like to incoporate a scent into my clients' wedding day to create another evocative memory for them to easily recall. This can be in a variety of ways, from the flowers used in a bouquet, the perfume or after shave they choose to wear or the scented candles burning in the Ladies loo!SENTI opened in Wimbledon Village last December and I discovered it this summer through a client. It is the brainchild of Debbie Knight who fell in love with the Dr Vranjes fragrances on checking into a hotel room in Florence. She liked them so much, she became the UK distributor!

The range includes candles, diffusers and body products. The candles and room diffusers are perfect for weddings, either in the drinks reception area or in the restrooms. Many of my bridess have bought the body products as a treat for their relaxing night prior to the wedding.

To read more about Debbie, Senti and the fabulous products available go to http://www.senti.co.uk/

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Fabulous tiaras

Donna is a long time wedding associate of mine and this year she launched her company 'Top hat and veils'. My clients have been delighted with their wedding accessories and the personal service she offers.

A little bit about them : 'Top Hat & Veils specialise in a large range of wedding accessories.
We are passionate about supplying only the finest of accessories at affordable prices. Our fantastic collections are ideal for brides, bridesmaids and the mother of the bride. We offer advise over the phone, e-mail and in person by appointment - so that we can give you personal advise in finding the ideal accessory for your outfit.'

As a wedding planner, for me, it is all about offering my clients personal service and Donna and her team embody that principle.