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Introducing Brand Ambassador Lisa From The Bobby Pin and more …

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Wedding Millinery & Accessories

This fabulous young bridal accessories company is just gorgeous and has made an incredible name for themselves in less than a year. I’m a huge advocate of businesses that thrive on hard work, are passionate about exceeding customer expectations and generous supporters of other small businesses. This entrepreneur is truly inspirational, if you are considering launching your wedding business or looking for some motivation to take your business to new heights you’ll love hearing what can be achieved in a very short time.

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Bespoke Bridal Hair Accessory

Hi, I am Lisa the owner of The Bobby Pin Bridal and the Co-Owner of The Hook Box Co and The Bridal Market.

Well what can I say about the most incredible journey of the last year.  It all started in Spring 2016 when I decided to quit my day job and fully focus on my dream which was to build my business empire within the wedding industry.  I have had such an amazing start with The Bobby Pin it has exceeded my expectations completely from when I first launched and I even won The British Wedding Award for Best Accessories 2017 which was a complete shock and so far from what I believed was possible.

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A Bespoke Accessorised Cake

I have always been very business focused and always knew one day I would work for myself but in what I really didn’t know.  The Bobby Pin was born through deciding to take up a new hobby in millinery and enrolling into night school at Leeds College of Art.  I loved making hats but I just couldn’t see much opportunity in this for me in terms of a business so I turned my attention to what brides would be wearing in their hair.  The penny dropped straight away and I started researching all the trends and became obsessed with everything wedding related.  In terms of my bridal pieces I have very much taught myself how to make these as there isn’t much in the way of training.  I just love experimenting with wire, crystals and beads and it somehow makes itself into a headpiece.

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Hook Box Subscriptions You’ll Love

In October 2016 I met a fellow Bradfordian girl over coffee one morning and at 4pm that day we were still in the same coffee shop talking about how much business potential we could have has a partnership.  So from then on Katherine Cocksedge (The Bridal Market) and I were inseparable.  We have recently launch the Hook Box Co which is a Bride to Be subscription box helping brides to plan their weddings with lots of help and advice and some amazing gifts thrown in.   We also decided to launch a one off Bride to Be, Bridesmaid, Hen and because I love nothing more than a festival, we have done a summer festival box for the ladies who love glitter!!

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Your Bridesmaid Hook Box

So as you can imagine life is pretty busy at the moment but my one piece of advice I would give out about this industry is that networking is your best friend.  I have been lucky enough to be surrounded by great like-minded people like the amazing Pamella Dunn who have done nothing but support me following a great day on her My Wedding Business Course.  I really don’t think half of my success could have been achievable without these people constantly giving me great advice.  I really do believe in the saying “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”

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Your Festival Hook Box

So I will crack on with my little empire for now and see what other trouble I can get myself into.  All I know is that am I so thankful I get to do this every day and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Lisa xxx

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Introducing Pamella Dunn Events Brand Ambassador Louise Of And So To Wed

As Louise and I head off to London this morning for A Most Curious Wedding Show press event it’s the perfect day for an introduction.

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I love that you get to meet our fabulous Brand Ambassadors and I couldn’t be more delighted to introduce Louise, founder of And So To Wed & And So To Baby and one of the loveliest people I know. A gorgeous entrepreneur, who balances family life and a career whilst supporting emerging creative brands offering an inspiring advertising platform. I’ve known Louise almost from the beginning as she launched the beautiful blog, and I’m so proud to feature her stunning business. Here’s what Louise has to say …..

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Beautiful And So To Wed Founder Louise – credit Jane Beadnell

 

When you’re planning your wedding it’s often overwhelming with the amount of information, products and services that are out there. And so to Wed aims to demystify the wedding world, bringing you only the best in bespoke services and handmade items, as well as fabulously unique wedding inspiration by way of our Blog, Photo Shoots, Magazine and Real Weddings. You can also chat with other brides-to-be in our ASTW Community where we share ideas, inspiration and share offers from our suppliers.

Our ethos is to support small UK based businesses whilst helping our brides and grooms to create the day of their dreams. Our Directory only features businesses who can offer our wedding couples a bespoke way of working, meaning you can have a tailormade wedding that reflects your personality and style. We get to know each of our suppliers, building up relationships and ensuring that we only share the work of businesses who fit with our brand. So whether you are looking for a totally unique sky blue veil, bridesmaid bags that match the groomsmen’s bowties or a one-of-a-kind wedding dress, we can make it happen.

Visit www.andsotowed.com Like us at www.facebook.com/andsotowed Follow us at www.instagram.com/andsotowed Join the ASTW Community at www.facebook.com/groups/andsotowed

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Meet Your Wedding Planner

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You can meet the team at some of the most exclusive wedding venues this month …

March is a busy month for your wedding planner as we plan and design our stands for up and coming wedding fairs and exhibitions across Yorkshire. With our stylish brides and grooms in mind the flowers, the props and the luxury table linen are carefully selected to inspire whilst giving you an idea of how we can not just plan your wedding but design and style your venue too.

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Goldsborough Hall

Brought to you by The Wedding Affair last month we were at one of the most exclusive wedding venues in Yorkshire, Goldsborough Hall with its elegant state rooms, luxury accommodation and stunning landscaped grounds you cannot help but fall in love. Did you see us there? Our floating candle centrepiece, shimmering gold sequin tablecloth and twinkling gold candle lit votives were hugely popular with visitors.

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Goldsborourgh Hall

The escort tree with hanging crystals and candle lit baubles offered a pretty alternative to a seating plan. Just one of the many ways hiring a Wedding Planner and Designer can add value to your celebrations. Read more in the article Should I Hire A Wedding Planner.

Sunday the 13th March you can find the team at two wedding fairs.

The Woodlands Hotel, is a beautiful restored boutique hotel set in landscaped grounds on the edge of Leeds. Available with exclusive use this Yorkshire wedding venue is stunning.

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Woodlands Boutique Hotel

Sunday the 13th March we will also be once again exhibiting with The Wedding Affair at the delightful English Country House Hotel The Devonshire Arms Hotel And Spa. A picturesque setting on the Bolton Abbey Estate in the heart of The Yorkshire Dales National Park this luxury venue has so much to offer.

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Our Big Round Balloon at The Devonshire Arms
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Our Big Round Balloon at The Devonshire Arms

Sunday 20th March we eagerly await another Wedding Affair Luxury Wedding Exhibition at the exclusive castle hotel Swinton Park on the breathtaking 200 acre Yorkshire Dales Swinton Estate.

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Swinton Park Exclusive Yorkshire Wedding Venue

We are really looking forward to meeting you and hope that you will visit one, if not all of the events we will be exhibiting at. Please say hello and share you exciting wedding day plans with us. We have a wealth of experience and love sharing it with you. Pick up a complimentary copy of our latest Style Guide & Hire Collection Catalogue and please do get in touch if you would like to see any of the props we have to rent in the extensive Hire Collection, have a favourite flower or a centrepiece you would love to see and we will do our very best to include on our stand.

Looking forward to seeing you very soon

Pam x