Themes and Dreams

Themes and dreams by Bows & Joy Ltd                    

January 8, 2018

So we mentioned that we like a good theme. That doesn’t mean tacky and gaudy like it sounds.

It could be simple, like a colour scheme or a  subtle reference (I had rainbow pastel colours with Harry Potter table names 😁). You could choose to have a more obvious, but still classy theme - Disney has been a popular request for us, from Beauty and the Beast to Up!

So you know what you want, but are you having a little trouble visualising it or bringing it to life?

That’s where we come in! One of the reasons we like to offer a bespoke service is because we really love to get creative. We love your classic traditional weddings and creating a bit of grandeur but we also love quirky and different 😁

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A Wedding in Provence

  The beautiful village of Gordes is set on a hilltop in the Vaucluse, on the western side of Provence. It has been called one of the prettiest villages in France.  The Bastide de Gordes is a lovely luxury hotel nestling into the hillside, with garden terraces below. A perfect spot for a wedding! We conducted two wedding ceremonies there this summer. The first was in June for Claire and Richard, whose twin sons stole everyone’s hearts. The second was in July, for Su-Ann and Francis who had travelled all the way from Malaysia with their families to celebrate their wedding in Provence. It was a very hot day with a strong warm breeze blowing across the gardens. In fact the breeze was so strong that a sudden gust caught hold of Su-Ann’s veil in the middle of the ceremony and carried it up into the air and over the terrace wall where it then fell down 20m to the little road below. Luckily, one of the hotel staff used the service lift to dash off to retrieve it …
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JB Moments – My Story

Happy New Year …I can still say that 12 days in, right?! There is nothing like the end of one year and the exciting, anything is possible, start of a new one to get me in a reflective mood. Today I’m reflecting on why I started my own business. Picture the scene I worked for a blue chip bank that hired me as a graduate and for over 20 years promoted me, trained me and paid me VERY handsomely for what I did. I had a team of fabulous people working for me and influence over many more. BUT…I wasn’t happy. Well, that’s a lie, I was happy developing my team and watching them grow but office politics, pushing paper about, attending meetings about meetings and never actually creating anything worthwhile was taking its toll on my health and relationships. When I was younger, I thought that climbing the corporate ladder and earning more and more dosh was the key to happiness but eventually it dawned on me that a lot of the money I earned was being spent on ‘things’ to try and …
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So what IS a wedding celebrant?

So what exactly is a Wedding Celebrant?... Sarah Baker is an Independent Celebrant who has been trained by and is a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants. She also worked for many years within the Registration Service, including a management role which involved the recruitment and training of Ceremonies staff,  so she has a wealth of experience when it comes to marrying people! Sarah is based in North Norfolk but travels far and wide to conduct ceremonies, including to overseas destinations. In terms of ceremony style and content, nothing really fazes Sarah! On several occasions she has written and conducted ceremonies for the CBBC show ‘Marrying Mum & Dad’, where the themes were generally pretty weird, wacky and wonderful! Her ethos is very much that your wedding ceremony should truly reflect you, both as individuals and as a couple, and she is passionate about creating ceremonies which are as meaningful and memorable as they can possibly …
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