Saturday, 29 October 2011

Simply Themed: Cath Kidson Inspiration

The Simply Bows and Chair Covers team are getting an increasing number of enquiries for Cath Kidson themed weddings so we thought we would bring you not only a few of our ideas of how we can dress your wedding for this theme but also how some other suppliers can help....

The Cake.....
Cath Kidson four tiered cake as featured in You and Your Wedding Magazine

Cath Kidson themed cupcakes boxed beautifully for perfect favours or bridal party gifts from Babycakes, Carlisle

Cotton and Crumbs Cath Kidson styled cake is fabulous

Another great Cotton and Crumbs creation

CAKE lettering available amongst others from The Finishing Touch Company

The Stationary....

Cath Kidson inspired menu cards from The Wedding Decorator
Gorgeous Fabric Table Plan Board for you to attach your guests names to from April Daisies in Northumberland
Place setting hearts to be personalised with guests names- come in a range of colours

Pretty and stylish table plan idea as developed by Pink Blossom

The Flowers.......

Bright spring flowers mixed with fresh herbs create a delightful Cath Kidson inspired bouquet
Jugs of fresh spring flowers set the scene much better than large elaborate displays

The Decor....

Simply Bows and Chair Covers stock a range of vintage inspired fabric to make in to sashes, runners or table cloths

Bunting can be used to create an English country garden feel- image from Country Living

Organza lace overlays can be put over the top of any coloured cloth to create a truly vintage feel- not eveything has to be bright and bold

Cath Kidson styled runners can add a touch of flair to your top table

We can supply the traditional spotted pink or blue Cath Kidson fabric and can again be made into whatever you like 

Our fab vintage lace range compliments a Cath Kidson themed wedding perfectly

The Wedding List....

Finally why not finish off your Cath Kidson styled wedding with the official Cath Kidson Wedding List! Cath Kidson Wedding List Website

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Simply Genius or Simply Impersonal? You decide!

Once your wedding is over and the '5 day high' subsides, the honeymoon seems like a lifetime ago and you are settling in to married life one thing is still left to do. Write your thank you cards! Most Bride and Grooms dread this sometimes tedious task yet others revel in it!

The Daily Mail revealed this week that there are now such a thing as Wedding Thank You Card Writers such as the aptly named 'Wedding Thank You Writer'! These companies offer a professional letter-writing service for brides and grooms with the late thank you-blues!specialising in wedding thank yous, designed to avoid the 'late thank-you-note blues.'

Brides using this service are given a choice of samples that include male or female handwriting and cursive or print.
Cards are left unsigned or names are printed depending on the couples preference and then posted back to the couple for them to send on to their wedding guests. 

We want to know... do you think this is a fabulous idea that you would do yourself or do you think its an awful impersonal idea that shouldnt be done?!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Simply Succesful: More award nominations for Simply Bows and Chair Covers

Simply Bows and Chair covers are delighted to have been nominated for a prestigeous Star Radio Business Growth Award. The awards are to be held at the Xcel Centre in Newton Aycliffe on November 3rd.

Sarah Pittendrigh, Director of Simply Bows and Chair Covers has also been nominated for North East  Woman Entrepreneur of the year. This award ceremony will take place on November 11th at The Hilton in Gateshead.

Wish us luck!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Simply Delicious: A Simply Bows Real Wedding

The setting was the beautiful Eshott Hall in Northumberland and Lucy, the bride, created a magical & truly scrumptious wedding there. Lucy's fave part of her wedding was her candy buffet & cake by Choccy Woccy Doo dah which took centre stage in the ballroom.  
 Each table was named by a different sweet & coloured accordingly with sweetie favours and menu cards made by her sister. Her sweetie themed table plan was also created by her other sister which was really eye catching as you will see below. What a lucky girl to have so much creativity in one family!
As Simply Bows and Chair Covers we dressed all the chairs in our white chair covers & ivory bows to match in with their theme. Here are a few pictures of how yummy it all looked. 

All the hard work has really paid off and it  was lovely to see the whole family working together to bring all of the couple's ideas to life.
We wish you all the happiness from Simply Bows & Chair Covers & as the confetti holders said.....
Happily ever after, THE END!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Simply Industry Professional Focus: Bruce Oldfield join Mark Niemierko Academy for a special treat to attendees

During the 5 day master-class in early October 2011 the Niemierko Wedding Academy at The Dorchester, the UK’s foremost wedding planning academy founded by luxury planner Mark Niemierko, was fortunate enough to have Bruce Oldfield attend as a guest contributor.

Bruce Oldfield

Acclaimed fashion designer Bruce Oldfield OBE, attended the October Academy for an intimate one off Q&A session with Mark Niemierko and his students. Bruce gave an honest interview where he told Mark that he recommends a bride should “get down to her bra and pants, stand in front of a very good mirror and really decide what her good points are,” prior to going wedding dress shopping.

Mark Niemierko

Bruce Oldfield was present at The Dorchester for the inspirational Beauty and Attire day of the 5 day master-class, held on Thursday 6th October, within the Dorchester’s Penthouse and Pavilion. The students also had a private view of four dresses from Bruce’s current Bridal Collection. Whilst openly discussing his experiences of dressing some of the most famous women in the world, from the late HRH Diana Princess of Wales to Rihanna.

Bruce Oldfield Design

Bruce Oldfield Design

As well as giving advice and experience to the students on how to run and manage a business, and where to draw inspiration. Bruce recommended students learn from their mistakes early on in their business careers, and to always look around them for inspiration, from travelling to interiors. Even pointing out that as he sat in the Oliver Messel Penthouse and Pavilion Suite at The Dorchester he felt inspired by the detail around the room.

View an exclusive interview between Mark Niemierko and Bruce Oldfield here: Interview or for more information on Mark Neimierko's fabulous Wedding Planning Academy visit his website.

The Dorchester- venue to The Niemierko Academy

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Simply Christmas: Inspiration for your Christmas Wedding or Event

Are you getting married this Christmas or want to make your Christmas Party stand out from the rest? Well here is a little inspiration for you from the Simply Bows and Chair Covers team....
Add contrast to black linen with rich Gold's and Flock fabrics for a warm yet stylish effect
Our Silver Pintuck runners teamed with Black Damask Chair Backs create a spectacular 'winter' look
Warm Green's and Red's can be mixed in a double bow to create a traditional Christmas look
Our Tartan Table Cloths and Runners create a unique Christmas feel with a Scottish twist
Classical Damask Chair Covers with rich Gold or Chocolate bows teamed up with matching Table Nloths and napkins give a classical Christmas look
Why not opt for a rich Ruby Red theme and team up rich Ruby Red bows with a Ruby Red Pintuck Runner
These triple tied sashes of Green, Gold and Red create a stunning effect finished off with pearl ties
Our Gold Satin Bands with Diamante buckle give your event a touch of glamour

Why not accessorise your bows with our diamante snowflake style brooches

Our choice of Gold or Silver Charger Plates finish off your look perfectly

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Simply Autumn: Inspiration for your Autumn wedding or event

Autumn is not only a beautiful time of year but also a great theme to use to style your events. Here is a little inspiration for you from the Simply Bows and Chair Covers team.....

Why not accessorise your chairs with autumnal pieces such as pine cones or autumn leaves?

Go for a striking Willow Green theme with elaborate pin tuck cloths and floor length chair backs

Pick warm creams, bronzes and chocolate tones with apricot and cream flowers to pick out the colours of the season

These butter chair covers with gold flock sashes looks great for an Autumn event especially with this unique table centre

Autumn colours don't always have to be bright- why not pick soft greens and taupes?

This striking Autumn event featured burnt orange and green bows tied to the side for a perfect November wedding

Black chair covers look great matched with bright reds and oranges for a Bonfire Night themed event

These green and cream lace double bows are perfect for a crisp, sunny autumn wedding day