After hooking up with several fellow wedding experts for a styled shoot last month, I’m proud to announce another partnership.
I was delighted to be able to help out another local wedding business, The Whole Sch-bang Event Decor, recently.
I met the owner, Kathryn (Kat) Beattie, at a wedding fair hosted by Totally Reem Chair Covers at Washington Old Hall last year.
Emma-Louisa Liddle, who runs Totally Reem, was kind enough to introduce us, as Kat was looking for someone who could help her with one of her new props.
She explained that she was hoping to create a mirror table plan and needed someone to write on the mirror – a task perfectly suited to my calligraphy.
After a few test runs, we met at her studio at the Design Works in Felling, Gateshead, and with the aid of a tape measure, Blu-Tak, thread and glass pens, I set about adding my calligraphy to her mirror.
The dummy table plan will make its debut at the North East Wedding Show at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle this weekend, alongside Kat’s existing props.
I was surrounded by a lot of pretty in her studio, with a typewriter, vintage suitcase stack, floral archway and a lace backdrop among the items that immediately caught my attention.
Like me, Kat is running her business around her family commitments, as well as a second job.
Her first taste of event styling came in 2005, when she married her husband Alan in Thailand and threw a huge party to celebrate when they returned home.
When her daughter was born, she threw herself into putting together a fabulous christening reception and realised she wanted to take her hobby further and build upon the experience gained through her corporate events and management background.
Her service runs from prop hire to full venue dressing and she keeps on top of the latest trends, reliably informing that calligraphy is going to be big in 2016.
We’ve already had a booking for the mirror table plan this summer, so it looks like her prediction may be ringing true already!