Once upon a time, two friends bought an events company dedicated to bringing a little magic to weddings, parties, corporate and charity events. Two years later and Steph Lloyd and Jill Butler- Rennie have been delighting customers all over the North-east of Scotland with their creative approach, quickly gaining a reputation as the perfect event planners.
Jill explained, ‘About 60% of our work is weddings and celebrations and the rest is corporate events. We work with each customer to create an individual look for their event. We offer everything from a full planning service, to simply hiring vases, linens and everything in between. We’ve done everything from a house party to celebrate a special birthday through to a dinner dance for more than a thousand people.
‘We are a one stop shop. Whether it’s a wedding or a corporate event, it’s our job to make the whole occasion a pleasure for the organisers and guests alike. We take all the pressure and stress away. Sometimes people start with a fixed idea and we can help work out the best ways of achieving that. Others are just starting out on their planning journey and maybe only have a venue booked so it’s exciting to see how ideas, themes and colour schemes develop over time’.
Steph added, ‘Our experience means that anything we can’t supply ourselves, we can source from reliable suppliers. We have the largest stock range of linens outside the central belt and, since the company began in 2008, we’ve helped plan around 2000 weddings and over 1700 corporate events.
‘Typically, a corporate client comes with a theme in mind and we deliver that look. We often deal with the events manager in those organisations, so they have a good grasp of how things work. We do a lot of work in the designing of centrepieces and props and understanding how different colour ways will work together.
‘For weddings it is slightly different. For many couples, this is their first experience of organising a large event and it can be daunting. There are so many details. When we meet a couple, our first job is to get an idea of their personality and style. We like to ask them for three words to help focus attention on how they want their wedding to look. Next, we create a Pinterest board for them. It’s an online mood board where we can all add pictures of our ideas. It makes it easier to visualise – a picture really does tell a thousand words. It’s great when we are all on the same page with a shared vision. We know from the number of repeat corporate clients and positive feedback that this works. Jill continued, ‘We tend not to stick to a certain style of event decor so we have to be on top of new trends and colour schemes. This takes a lot of research and creative flair to translate what we see in magazines and online in to ‘real life’ decor styles to suit all budgets.
‘Great events are about getting all the details right, so people can enjoy themselves. That’s our aim whether it’s a small private dinner, a wedding or anniversary celebration, a corporate dinner dance or a huge awards ceremony. We feel very honoured that our clients have trusted us to deliver what may be the most important day of their lives!’
Make sure your next event has that Fairytale touch!
70 Ardarroch Road, AB24 5QS
Tel: 01224 639937