Assignments 8 to 12!

Mood Board

Wow! What a busy few months I have had!

I have been busy working through my course and keeping with my little boy who is now a toddler! He is like a little whirlwind.

So I will do a brief update on what I have been up to with my course in the last couple of months.


In this assignment I learned all about tablescapes and centrepieces.  The do’s and don’ts as well as the why’s and wherefore’s.
Questions like:

1.  Would you use a hybrid delphinium, which averages 17 to 24 inches tall, in the centrepieces? Why?


2. You have been asked to provide a floor show featuring a nationally known entertainer as part of the rehearsal dinner for another couple      you are working with. Your client wants you to emphasize the flowers, using 26 inch tall vases with large arrangements on the 80 tables. What should you explain to your client?

Flowers and Decor << Click here to see my answers

I also had to design a unique centrepiece for a themed wedding with balloons being featured within the design. This is what I came up with..

balloon centrepiece description

What do you think? I loved the film up and think the centrepieces would be very eye-catching!

Last but certainly not least for assignment 8, I was tasked with researching local backdrop companies and choosing a backdrop and props that could be tied into a wedding theme of my choice.  I went with the theme of a Pirate Wedding! Here is what I came up with.

Power Point Presentation and  Pirate Themed Wedding with prop and drop companies

As always, please do tell me what you think :)


Assignment 9 was a two part assignment, comprising of becoming familiar with a tablescape design website and also coming up with a solid design for the table and decorative elements, of the original ‘Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend’ wedding.

The website I used to come up with the tablescape designs below was a company called BBJ Linens.

Unit Project Combined

Would you use any of those tablescape colour combinations or designs for your event? Please do let me know :)

Now I was back to thinking about the original wedding that I was designing around the theme of ‘Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend’.  I had to come up with a design for my tablescape and also describe what props and other decorative elements would set the scene for this wedding.

Wedding Proposal – Tiffany and Co. Inspired Day

Does this sound like an event you would like to attend?  Would this wedding theme appeal to you? Let me know :)


Assignment 10 was about researching and planning the correct entertainment to fit in the with the wedding theme and also appeal to the Bride, Groom and Guests.  I put an entertainment proposal together for the couple to see how I envisage their day playing out.

Entertainment Proposal

Does the entertainment proposed above whet your appetite?  Please do Let me know what you think. :)

Assignment 11

This assignment was about Lighting and Aesthetics within events, including weddings.  It was very interesting learning about the cost effective ability of using lighting within a wedding to ‘set the scene’ as well as evoking a feeling and creating an atmosphere.  Just a flick of a switch can change the whole tempo of the day.  It certainly got my creative juices going.

Assignment 12

This assignment was so interesting! The ‘Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend’ wedding was fully designed, however, the bride got back in contact and requested an ending to the wedding that would ‘go off with a bang’ and create a brilliant atmosphere.

I have linked what I came up with below. Please take a look and let me know what you think  :)

Ending On A High Note

I am really really looking forward to working on the next assignment.  I am going to be designing and creating a design for a tablescape! I will be back with photo’s of the actual design soon :)

Are you on Facebook? Take a look at my Facebook page :-D

Sophie x

Assignment 7 – Grecian Marquee Wedding

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!


The Good News Just Keeps On Coming! :)

Hello again…

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!


Wow! I was featured AGAIN! :-)


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?


Kimberley’s Rangers Tartan Wedding Inspiration Board


Hello there,

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..

ImageI 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.

WOW! I Have Been Featured…


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 

Thank you!


Pantone Colour Of The Year – 2014

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!