Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Dresses at No. 9 Competition and Meeting Our Winner.

This year seems to be marching on full steam ahead and in no way am I being left behind!
We seem to be in great demand from new clients and with some fabulous designs and gowns to get our teeth into our popularity doesn't seem to be letting up any time soon.
Today I had the greatest of pleasures to meet our Dresses at No. 9 competition winner, Abi and her wonderful mum.
Abi brought along the wedding ideas she had been collecting so we immediatly began discussing everything about it.
Romance is the key feature using soft palettes along with vintage elements to bring together the Tea Party theme set for the reception.
Abi doesn't want the traditional wedding breakfast, to be held at her Aunts 200 year old white washed walled barn (and Marquee), so opted for the tea party theme comprising of sandwiches, nibbles finishing off with plenty of cake. All served up on vintage crockery I might add.
"So," I said. "Will you be hiring the china for your 70 guests?"
"No," she said. "My aunt has plenty of the stuff. I'm sure she even has 70 cups and 70 saucers hidden around the kitchen!"
We talked about the bridesmaids outfits, flowers, the photography and even discussed an outfit for mum. Of course, the bridal gown is going to be a close guarded secret (a bit like Kate Middlestons gown) but I can say it is going to be one heck of a show stopper. Both Abi and I are very excited now the design has been sketched and fabrics chosen.
We chatted for over three hours and after Abi and her mum left, I felt a little like I'd just done the Conveyer Belt from The Generation Game! ("Did we go a bit fast for you there?") with everything still wizzing around in my head.
So, with the design drawn, fabrics covered along with other ideas, it's full steam ahead. And I simply cannot wait!!

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