What is company name?
Technically we have 2! Our parent company is Global Ice Sculptures Ltd and from this Ice Styling was born.
What is your line of business?
We design, create and hand carve ice sculptures and vodka luges, specialising in the wedding industry, specialising in focal pieces, table seating plans, table centrepieces and ice venue decor...
How and why the company begin?
The need for something a “bit more girly” became apparent last year, so with some research and a lot of learning I built our website.... we wanted to showcase wedding ideas and inspiration and really work within the bridal market.
Are you married? If so tell us a little about your wedding….
Why do brides come to you?
Well, I would like to think we offer something different and not the usual, a full size sculpture will certainly add the wow factor, and often a more personalised piece will show care and thought, I would also like to think our customer service is exceptional, we work with couples right from their first concept through to delivery at their venue on the day.
What is your favourite design?
Aah, I love our Pyramid ice table centrepieces, so gorgeous, yet completely different and not what people expect!
Combined with the ability to add almost anything inside the ice (size permitting), I love to match these up with our brides flowers, theming and/or venue decor.
What is the most popular item you supply?
Ice table seating plans, these have been a new addition to our range in 2012 and after exhibiting at a few wedding shows and featuring on blogs and national wedding magazines, they have really taken off.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Everywhere to be honest, our clients sometimes come to us with an exact brief; others come to us without having a clue about what they want. We also work alongside current trends and themes and I like to make sure I keep up to date with lots of national wedding magazines, Twitter and other social media outlets.
What is in store for you in 2013?
Now that would be telling.... but we do have exciting plans in the pipeline.....
Who would be your dream client, and what sort of design would you envisage for them?
A client who is open to suggestions and maybe willing to try something that’s not quite the “norm”, for example, a whole icy wedding theme, we have the ability to do amazing things with ice so to be given free reign would be amazing.
What would be your top tips for brides when searching for a supplier in your industry?
Check everything out thoroughly before booking, look at suppliers pictures and if you can go visit, our customers are ALWAYS welcome to come and see us, they can see their whole concept from start to finish, from the ice being frozen right through to picking up a chainsaw if they would like to!
Tell us something super interesting about you or your business that we wouldn’t already know…?
Did you know that hot water freezes quicker than cold water..... I’m not a scientist, but it’s something to do with .....particles....
Where are you based and where can you supply?
We have offices and our carving studio in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, the glorious Chilterns, we also have an office based in Derbyshire, so between us all we can and often do cover most of the UK, we have also shipped sculptures abroad, most recently to the Army in Dusseldorf for their Christmas ball.
How can I get in touch to discuss my requirements or place an order?
We’re fairly easy going, so pop by for a cuppa and a chat, then there is of course the standard ways of E mail and the telephone, or on a good day we’ll keep our eyes open for them there smoke signals..
firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 08006127572 or office 01494 722747
Why do you like to work with Simply Bows and Chair Covers?
Because like us, they are a reliable, professional company, motivated by their clients and enjoy our jobs!