Monday, 28 October 2013

Simply Linen Specialists

Do you work in a catering establishment?
Perhaps you have a linen requirement at home? Perhaps you would like made to measure table linen made for your dining table?

Monday, 21 October 2013

Simply a brand new, stunning wedding venue: Askham Hall and their forthcoming wedding fayre

Askham Hall in Cumbria are opening their doors to the public to showcasing their brand new wedding venue on October 26th (This weekend).... Come along and see us there!

Friday, 18 October 2013

Simply a real life bride; Claire and her Dundee wedding

What are your first names?

Claire and Stephen

Where and when did you get engaged?

We got engaged in Paris on Hogmonay.  Stephen had planned the whole trip as a surprise and proposed on a Horse and Carriage ride.

 What was your wedding date?

15th June 2013

 Where did you get married?

Baxter Park Pavilion, Dundee

Why did you choose your venue?

We live right across from Baxter Park and see the Pavilion from our window every day.  The pavilion is a beautiful building with lots of character and a fabulous setting for a wedding ceremony.

 Did you have a “theme”?

We didn’t have a particular theme for the wedding.  We did name all our tables at the wedding meal after landmarks in Paris and incorporated a lot of butterflies into our day (butterflies on invitations, top table bows and place settings)

What was your wedding colour scheme?

Coral and Ivory

Why did you choose Simply Bows and Chair Covers and what were they like to work with?

Simply Bows and Chair Covers were always our first choice.  The team were absolutely fantastic to work with, extremely professional and met our every need.  They were able to advise us on how to create the perfect setting for our wedding reception.  I was absolutely over the moon with how the room looked on our wedding day.  Everything was perfect.

What sort of dress did you choose and where from?

My dress was from The Bride in Broughty Ferry.  It was an A-line organza and lace dress with flower detail over one shoulder.  It had a sweetheart neckline and chapel train.

What did your bridesmaids wear?

Our bridesmaids wore Coral dresses with sweetheart neckline and flower detail on the hip.

Who was your photographer?

Our photographer was Mark Barbieri, a photographer from Glasgow.

What “special touches” did you add to your day?

I organised a Morgan plus 4 sports car as a surprise for Stephen.  We hired it for the weekend and Stephen drove to the ceremony with his Best Man in the car. 

What was your favourite part of the day?

We enjoyed every second of our wedding day.  It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves and celebrating with us.

Where did you go on honeymoon?
On our Honeymoon we went to Orlando for 8 nights.   We then drove to Miami for three nights and then went on a cruise to The Bahamas. 

What would be your top tip for another bride to be?

Smile and Enjoy every minute of your day because it will pass very quickly

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Simply 5 years old!

Its our Birthday this month! Simply Bows and Chair Covers are officially 5 Years old!
What a fabulous 5 years we have had. From what set out as a little idea that our MD hoped might work, has now turned into a National, Multi Award Winning Company. 
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful hotels, individual clients and suppliers we have the pleasure to work with and for, for all of their support!
Here's to the next 5 years!!

Friday, 11 October 2013

Simply Bows and Chair Covers Real Bride Megan features her real wedding on our blog today...

What are your first names?
Megan and Olav
 Where and when did you get engaged?
At Glen Tanar in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire in October 2011
What was your wedding date?
23rd March 2013
 Where did you get married?
Fasque House Estate, Fettercairn
Why did you choose your venue?
It is a luxury, exclusive use property and we loved the stunning internal d├ęcor and beautiful grounds
Did you have a “theme”?
Black and white “damasq” theme

Why did you choose Simply Bows and Chair Covers and what were they like to work with?
They were the recommended supplier from Fasque and I loved the perfectly matching damasq chair covers
What sort of dress did you choose and where from?
It was a Justin Alexander full length fitted dress from Louise Lantano in Invererie
What did your bridesmaids wear?
They wore a black, one shoulder full length chiffon gown, with an ivory lace sash around the middle and pearl jewellery
Who was your photographer?
Sam Brill
 What “special touches” did you add to your day?
We had mini ushers (our three nephews aged 2, 3 and 4) in little kilts present us with horseshoes after the wedding ceremony.  I hand made all the wedding stationery (order of service, table plan, place cards and menus) and had damasq bags with mini perfumes/aftershaves for favours.  Instead of flower centrepieces, we had tall birch branches in black square vases with mini stag heads and flower test tubes.
What was your favourite part of the day? 
The wedding ceremony and of course the dancing!
 Where did you go on honeymoon?
We went to St. Lucia for two weeks.  Jade Mountain Resort.  It was AMAZING!
What would be your top tip for another bride to be?
Doing things yourself, like stationery, adds a real personal touch, but doesn’t necessarily save you any money in doing it!

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Simply Unique.. The fabulous Alnwick Garden

What is your venue name, industry rating and where is your venue located?

The Alwnick Garden, Gardener's Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ
What facilities does your venue boast?
Wedding & Events venue, tourist attraction
 Does your venue cater for weddings?  If so, what numbers can you accommodate and what packages do you offer?
We can accommodate up to 200 ceremony, 180 sat down meal and 300 evening reception (all depending on set up).
Winter Wedding package @ £3,999.00 (October - March)

What about events, both large and small, what numbers can you accommodate?
Any event between 30 – 700 (depending on set up and requirements)
Can guests stay over at your venue?  What accommodation is on offer?
We do not provide accommodation, but we are in town centre location with 15 traditional B&B’s and also we offer a discount with the Hogs Head hotel.
Tell us about your food/ menus/ wines...
Our menu offer both traditional and modern options which are cooked from scratch in our kitchens, the catering is provided by Ramside Estate one of the biggest catering providers in the North East. We have a large and affordable range of delicious wines.
What sets your venue apart from others?
It is a unique contemporary venue, well known in the UK and the rest of the world.  Perfect for outstanding photographs to treasure. A place full of magic that would make your big day a truly wonderful affair never to be forgotten!
Here are a few of our forthcoming events...

Where can we get more information/ read more/ contact the venue?
twitter: @alnwickgarden,
tel: 01665 511350

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Simply a huge thanks! North West County Brides Awards

Simply Bows and Chair Covers would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who voted for us in the North West County Brides Awards.
We were very proud to be a finalist in our category 'The Best Venue Dresser' :)