Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Simply Honoured To Be A Wedding Supplier and Bridesmaid


Joanne, Area Director from our Simply Bows and Chair Covers Lancashire office 
shares her thoughts on a very special wedding she dressed this summer...
Anna and Dave were not only a client to me but also my best friends, so when they asked me to be a Bridesmaid AND dress their venue I was over the moon.

The Gibbon Bridge is a privately owned wedding venue and hotel based 
in The Forest of Bowland with a superb reputation. Anna and Dave wanted to stick with 
the charm of the hotel whilst giving it a vintage twist to match her tea length wedding dress. 


The hotel already has gorgeous embroidered jacquard style chair covers for their dining chairs so we decided to stick to neutral colours to compliment the chairs.


Anna chose ivory organza sashes with a lace overlay to create a double bow, 
which accentuated the existing chair covers perfectly.  


 Anna had also picked up some vintage styled items that she wanted incorporating 
so we used the pearl heart over a lace top table swag 
topped off with pearl strands to finish the look.


 I knew all the suppliers had involved had done a good job when Anna arrived at 
The Gibbon Bridge and cried when she entered the room...
the perfect reaction for me both as a friend and as a supplier. 


 Before the speeches, the manager even announced it was the best he had ever seen the room looking!

Read on for Anna's 'Real Bride' interview... 

What are your first names?
Our first names are Dave & Anna

 
Where and when did you get engaged?
We got engaged in September 2012, sadly there isn't a romantic story 
to go with the proposal, we just chose the ring together 
whilst out shopping at the Trafford Centre!
 
What was your wedding date?
 Our wedding date was August 8th 2014


Where did you get married?
 We got married at the Gibbon Bridge in Chipping and our ceremony took place 
on the bandstand in the beautiful garden of the venue.

 

 Why did you choose your venue?
We chose our venue based on the bandstand...


 ... and the beautiful gardens

 

I'd dreamt since being a small child about getting married in a country garden and 
as soon a we saw the venue we just knew it was the one! 
[Download The Gibbon Bridge wedding brochure here] 

 Did you have a “theme”?
Our theme was vintage, I wanted lots of lace and pearl!
 
What was your wedding colour scheme?
Our colour scheme was dusky pink and olive green.


Why did you choose Simply Bows and Chair Covers and 
what were they like to work with?
I chose simply bows as our venue dresser after seeing many photos 
on the website and just loved Joanne's work. Joanne was fantastic and couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating.

 

The quality of the sashes was excellent and so many people 
commented on how beautiful the chairs looked. 
Joanne also dressed our top table which looked equally as pretty!
  
What sort of dress did you choose and where from?
I wore a tea length dress and absolutely loved it! 
 I'd tried so many dresses on and was starting to 
become really disheartened as I couldn't find one that I liked.


 That was until I visited Lulu Browns in Whalley and the tea length dress stood out from afar. I'd never tried one on before but as soon as I tried it on, 
according to my bridesmaids, my face lit up! I just knew it was the one.

 What did your bridesmaids wear?
My bridesmaids wore dusky pink maxi dresses.
 


Who was your photographer?
Our photographer was Lottie Designs, she was brilliant!
[See more Lottie Design photos from Dave and Anna's big day here]

What “special touches” did you add to your day? 
We had many special touches on the day. 


As I am quite creative I'd made a lot of decorations myself


 including the table plan and all the place names.
  I'd set up a D.I.Y photo booth and provided all the female guests 
with flip-flops in the evening so there were no excuses for not dancing! 
We had a swing duo called 'All that Swing' 
who did a great job of entertaining our guests in the evening.
 
What was your favourite part of the day?
I can't chose a favourite part of the day as I loved every second of it all, it was everything we'd dreamt of and more! I'd do it all again tomorrow!  

Where did you go on honeymoon?
We went to Dubai and the Maldives for our honeymoon. 
We spent 4 night on the palm in Dubai and a week at Constance Moofushi in the Maldives. We had the most amazing time.
 
 What would be your top tip for another bride to be?
My top tip for another bride would be not to get stressed before the wedding. 
I'd taken up Bikram yoga a few weeks before and did 6 sessions 2 weeks before the wedding, it really helped me relax and stay calm. 
Looking back I realised that there was nothing to get stressed about anyway, 
it will be the best day of your life no matter what happens!

Friday, 10 October 2014

Simply An Essex Wedding Fair at Greenwoods Hotel and Spa

If you are looking for an extra special wedding venue in Essex then 
visit Greenwoods Hotel & Spa on Sunday 2nd November when they hold their 
Rather Wonderful Wedding Fair ~ Open from 11am until 3pm


you can view the facilities, meet lots of suppliers and imagine how your wedding might look

  Kimberley from Simply Bows & Chair Covers Essex will be there showcasing a variety of different looks for chair cover decor and table linen, along with other products and accessories to give couples inspiration for their special day


Free entry and a free goody bag on arrival!

Get the date in the diary so you don't forget!