Hi there! I hope you are all settling into 2014 nicely as we make our way into February.. Already!
All I can say is Wow! Assignment 7 was a doozy!
The task I had to complete was as follows:
A bride was looking to me for a proposal outlining the pro’s and con’s of having a marquee wedding, the type of marquees available and a quote for the recommended marquee. I also had to design a Reception around a Grecian themed wedding, as well as explaining how the grecian touches could be included into the wedding ceremony also.
I created two mood boards to give the bride a visual explanation as well as typing out a proposal including a floor plan and quotation information.
I really enjoyed throwing myself into this assignment. Loved the creative side of it as well as the business side of the assignment (gathering quotes and research).
Below I have included my proposal.
Grecian Marquee Wedding
As usual, I really am interested in what you think. Any feedback would be appreciated!
So I had more good news just before christmas, in that I was contacted via my Facebook Page to create an inspiration board for an anticipated upcoming wedding. I had my first paying client! So exciting, I couldn’t wait to get stuck in.
So, how did it work. I sent the lovely lady, who wishes to remain anonymous, a small questionnaire to help me get some idea about her and her fiancé’s personal style, as I believe this will be heavily reflected in someone’s wedding. I then set up a private Pinterest board where both the client and I could pin pictures that we thought would represent their wedding. This was really helpful for me as I could see from what was being pinned whether I was on the right track with my wedding idea!
In the first stages of communication I found out that the bride had certain colours in mind that she was very set upon and also wanted a relaxed vintage feel wedding with a modern twist. The wedding would be in November and would be in a converted barn.
This was the inspiration board that I came up with.
The bride was very very happy with the inspiration board and has actually gone ahead and booked her wedding.. last I heard she was peeking at wedding dresses! I am looking forward to seeing the wedding photo’s and hope to have permission to post a few here! ;-).
Please do let me know what you think about this inspiration board!
XO SC XO
Happy New Year everyone!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and new year and spend lots of time with your friends and families. It was a busy one here. I got the shock of my life when I opened an email to see that I had been featured on the UKAWEP’s Saturday Student Profile again!
Here is the link to the feature:
Blue and Grey Wedding Inspiration
What do you think?
Yesterday I posted on my Facebook page about my happiness at being selected to have my Blush Pink and Gold Vintage mood board featured on the UKAWEP website. On that post I started talking to one of my followers who mentioned that she will be starting to plan her wedding for 2015 (hopefully!). She told me that she would like the colour combination to be red, white and blue and that her Husband-To-Be supports The Rangers (Scotland). The Rangers have a specific tartan fabric made for them and I was being nosey and had a little look..
I was struck by the depth of the blue teamed with that delicious winter red! I was really inspired to create an inspiration board that would centre around this fabric and colour combination. I imagined button holes tied with Rangers Tartan bows and Rangers Tartan napkins on top of plates.
Kimberley expressed that she would be doing a lot of the decorates etc herself so I was looking for DIY inspiration that could transform any venue into her dream.
This is what I came up with…
Please do tell me what you think! Do you like The Rangers Tartan as much as me and Kimberley?
Thank you! Sophie.
I am one happy girl today! I received an email from my course tutor at the UK Academy of Wedding and Event Planning (UKAWEP). She was informing me that one of my mood boards has been chosen to be featured on their website!
Please pop along and have a look. Let me know what you think.
Blush Pink and Gold Wedding Board
I am sure you have heard by now, but in case you haven’t..
The Pantone colour of the year for 2014 has been released and it is, Radiant Orchid 18-3244 TCX. It is such a beautiful colour and can be used in so many colour combinations. I can see it being used with black or other shades of pinks for wedding. (Psst! Black is rumoured to be a big colour for weddings next year….).
I felt so inspired by the colour Radiant Orchid that I created a mood board outside of my course and thought I would share it on here. I hope you don’t mind ;-).
What do you think of Radiant Orchid? Does it inspire you? Would you use it as part of a colour combination for your wedding? If so, what combination would you use?
Please do let me know!
12 Sleeps to Christmas! Can you believe it. Just like you, I have been super busy on the run up to Christmas, but I have still found the time to do my next assignment. I have to say this one was even more interesting that Assignment 5. I almost wished I was completely planning the wedding with an unlimited budget! It would have been Wedding Designer Gone Wild – Ha-ha!
Assignment 6 was all about using design and decoration techniques to create different spaces and different atmospheres. The client in this assignment contracted me to design a new themed wedding called ‘Back To The Future’. The client wanted two completely different spaces to be created for their wedding reception. One being 1950′s and the other being Futuristic. The client wanted to feel as though they and their guests had walking into two completely different time zones.
This assignment took A-LOT of research and self-restraint too. I don’t know about you but when someone says ‘Back To The Future’ to me, I instantly think of Michael J Fox and the 80′s film series.. Hmm showing my age there!
Anyway, I came up with two separate mood boards and created a story to showcase how I would plan the details of the wedding to really transport the guests between the time-zones.
It’s a 1950’s affair
Futuristic Starry Nights
I hope you like them and they inspire you, whether you are planning your wedding now or dreaming of your future wedding. Please do let me know what you think, all feedback is greatly appreciated!