Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Simply Thrilled! We have been shortlisted for The Bridal Magazine Supplier Awards

We are thrilled to announce that today we received the news that we have been shortlisted for The Bridal Magazine Supplier Awards! This is a huge honour as we are up against some fabulous national competition.

If you think we would be worth winners of the award then please please (and pretty please again!) vote for us HERE. We would be very grateful!

Many thanks, Team Simply! xx

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Monday, 27 February 2012

Simply Globetrotting: Renewing your vows around the world... to the same man...every single year....

After American's Susan and Evan Money got married and were spending a not so great first year anniversay (while both were working superviseing a school trip in France) they decided to plan an ad hoc trip to The Gardens of Versailles and an even more ad hoc renewal of the vows whilst away.

Blown over by the romance and fun of this move the couple  made a pact to do the very same thing every single year and renew their vows and get married all over again as they see it, in a different place around the world on their wedding anniversary each year.

15 years on and 15 weddings later they are still going strong and are as in love as the day they first married!

'Evan’s always been a thoughtful, romantic guy - he really is the love of my life. I never thought I’d be as happy as I was on my wedding day,' admits Susan, 'But it turns out - 15 weddings later - I’m even happier than before.'

See unique photos of their many, many weddings on The Mirror website ....

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Simply Thrilled!

Simply Bows and Chair Covers are thrilled to be shortlisted for the Best Newcomer Award category (up to three years in business) for the 2012 North East Business Awards for the second year running....

We will be attending the regional heats on March 15th at The Stadium of Light... wish us luck!

Monday, 20 February 2012

Simply Romantic! Gorgeous proposal video to warm the cockles!

Women of the UK...... if you are a sucker for abit of romance (like us!) then take a look at this amazing proposal from a Cumbrian chap to his lovely lady that took place in New York!


Friday, 17 February 2012

Simply Lucky? Competition time!

WIN your wedding chair covers PLUS 10% off voucher for everyone who enters

Simply Bows and Chair Covers Lancashire is one year old this month! How time flys eh?!

To celebrate  Joannee, Director of Simply Bows and Chair Covers Lancashire is offering one lucky bride to be the chance to win your wedding chair covers.  To be in with the chance to win this prize worth £300 email with your name, address, contact number, wedding date and venue before 01/07/12.

PLUS every entrant will win a 10% off voucher towards their chair cover package with Simply Bows and Chair Covers.

* Terms and Conditions*

Entries must be received by 01/07/12, the winner will be selected at random and notified within 14 days. The winner will be notifed by email. The wedding must be held in the North West. Offers can not be used in conjunction with any promotions. Maximum of 70 chair covers and sashes, more can be added on at standard retail price. Sashes available in organza only from a wide range of colours. No cash alternative offered. Only one entry per person. All entries from wedding fayres, Lancashire Bride and magazines will be collated before choosing one winner

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Simply Party: Niemierko style!

Mark Niemierko, one of the UK’s leading event and wedding planners, hosted a valentine’s reception with a masculine twist at men’s tailoring house Spencer Hart, last week on Tuesday 07th February 2012.

The St Valentine’s Party was held within Spencer Hart’s newly opened flagship store on Brook Street in London’s Mayfair.  

Stephanie Balls from Peggy Porschen and friend

 The cool and savvy menswear brand, Spencer Hart, offers a style, mood and attitude that Nick Hart works within.  With ready to wear and made to measure all under one roof, Spencer Hart offers a modern approach to tailoring yet leaves men looking classic and sharp.  

 Mark Niemierko comments “My annual Valentine’s party allows the wedding industry a night off, to let their hair down and celebrate the hard work we’ve all put in.  As well as to look forward to the weddings in the year ahead.  A few previous Niemierko Grooms have chosen to wear Spencer Hart suits on their wedding day, upon visiting their new flagship store I instantly thought this would make a great party venue.  Perfectly located directly opposite one of my favourite hotels, Claridge’s, and diagonally opposite Vera Wang.  Brook Street is fast becoming a must visit location for all Brides and Grooms.” 

Mark Niemierko chose for one night to focus his attention on the Groom for a change.  After all it is all about marrying two people!

The evening had a gentlemanly theme throughout.  Cigar girls, model waitresses serving Godfathers, a whiskey based cocktail, along with Sweet Manhattans.  

The canap├ęs provided by Martyn Neil, Claridge’s Executive Chef were as tasty as they looked.  Ballotine of Foie Gras, Cornet of Smoke Salmon Moscovites, Oriental Spoon of Lobster and Papaya and a selection of sushi.  

As with all Niemierko events they didn’t disappoint with dessert.  Whiskey truffles, gold dust macaroons and Brandy Snaps with Grand Marnier Whipping Cream. 

Niemierko’s dear friend and florist Rob Van Helden (who will be featuring in a unique interview on our blog very soon) arranged for phalaenopsis orchid displays as well as filling the perspex bar with buttonholes.  

Mark Niemierko and Rob Van Helden

The perfectly matched black baroque poser tables supplied by Great Hire looked as though they were made for the store.  Whilst the entertainment came from singer Sean Ryder Wolf, a handsome swing singer.

The unquestionable highlight of the evening came from second performer Kelli-Leigh, an amazing vocalist who sings with the likes of Adele. 

Guests walked off with Niemierko gift bags including a pair of Claridge’s His and Her slippers, Cigars, Groom shaped cookies, The Hangover DVD and a Niemierko gift card set.... the lucky folks!!!

Now THAT is how to throw a party!

Images supplied by Jeremy Enness

Simply luuuuurrrvvvve!

Happy Valentines day to all of our lovely bride and grooms, past and present!
And hello to all you newly engaged couples today too!

Friday, 10 February 2012

Simply Wedding Fayre Season!

Wedding fayre season is upon us once again! Please visit the individual office pages within the Simply Bows and Chair Covers website to see which fayres we will be exhibiting at near you.....

We will also seek to provide you with additional information on some of the larger fayres via our blog... today's featured fayre is being hosted by etc magazine and will be held at the fabulous Rockliffe Hall.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Simply Retro: Wedding ideas- VW Campervan's

The Simply Bows and Chair Covers team love working with brides who want a unique feel or theme for their wedding and love helping them to create it.

 A current wedding trend to compliment the 'retro' theme is for both the bride and groom to arrive in unusual and quirky forms of transport to and from their wedding and this is one trend we think is fab!

From bicycles with baskets to London buses, from fire engines to campervan's, we love them all! We bumped in to a VW campervan hire close to Simply Bows and Chair Covers Head Office recently and decided to ask them a few questions to share with you all...

What is company name?
Camperscape Ltd

What is your line of business?
VW Campervan hire for holiday's and weekend's and of course special occasions like weddings or indeed honeymoons!

How and why the company begin?
A chance to combine my passion for camping and campervans and the opportunity to let others experience it too. They truly add the fun factor to your wedding and perfectly compliment a retro theme.

What is your most popular camper van?
Gracie, our T2 named after the Northumbrian Grace Darlin. She is over 30 years old (shhh don't tell her I told you so!) and is one very cool 70's chick on wheels!

Why do brides come to you?
I suppose because they like to be unique, don’t want a white Rolls Royce and have impeccable taste!
What is in store for you in 2012
Hopefully lots of bookings, happy customers and another campervan to add to the fleet.

Where are you based and where can you supply?
We are based in sunny Tynemouth, give us a call!

How can I get in touch to discuss my requirements or place an order?
Mobile: 07813176099

Why do you like to work with Simply Bows and Chair Covers
Because they rock!

Friday, 3 February 2012

Simply Chocolate! We get behind The Sick Children's Trust once again....

After last years HUGELY successful Big Chocolate Tea Party in aid of The Sick Children's Trust that we hosted we have decided to do it all again!

Last year De Vere Slaley Hall were kind enough to be our host venue and we had a wonderful day raising over £1000 for this fabulous charity. The Sick Children’s Trust was founded in 1982 by two pediatric specialists, Dr Jon Pritchard and Professor James Malpas, who believed that having parents on hand during hospital treatment benefited a child's recovery.

On average, 1.9 million children in the UK require hospital treatment each year. Every day, children are diagnosed with serious and life-threatening illnesses or have terrible accidents that leave them fighting for life. They often have to be transferred to specialist hospitals far from home to receive critical medical treatment. Life for their whole family is suddenly thrown into complete turmoil.

The Sick Children's Trust work with the hospitals, supporting them in their role and providing complementary support to  families. They help to alleviate some of the emotional and financial strains at a very stressful time, providing an essential service free of charge for up to 108 families every night, 365 days a year.

Whilst staying at one of their ‘Homes from Home’ is free of charge, the charity incurs a total cost of £27 per bedroom per night. They are not funded by the Government and in times when resources are scarce, they depend even more on their supporters and events such as this to help them cover this cost.

West Northumberland and Cumbria Director Kristy Giblin visited one of their home from home's last year at Newcastle's RVI (Crawford House) and was incredibly moved by the great work they did there. Simply Bows and Chair Covers were therefore only too happy to help and get involved in their Big Chocolate Tea Party 2011 campaign. Here are a few photo's from the amazing day....

This year we have decided to get involved once again and this time were teaming up with The Fairies of Northumberland and The Enchanted Forest to create a truly MAGICAL family fun day out!

The date... April 22nd
The time... 2pm
The location.... The Enchanted Forest (Ponteland)

So... pop the date in your diary (it's free too) and if you would like to help with baking some goodies or donating a raffle prize please email Kristy on

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Simply Elegant

Many of our clients like the idea of  keeping their wedding colour scheme very neutral but are scared in case it looks too plain or boring.  So we thought we would show you how stunning it can look.....

This wedding took place at Eshott Hall in September 2011 on a beautiful sunny day. Simply Bows and Chair Covers dressed the chairs in white chair covers with organza sashes tied with a pearl clasp.  Whilst bels flowers worked their magic, creating beautiful centre pieces using crisp white seasonal blooms in various different silver vases. 




Thank you to Rachel Rose Photography for the use of her beautiful photographs
Wedding Chair Covers and sashes by Simply Bows & Chair Covers
Wedding Flowers by bels flowers