Shakespearean Christmas in London

This event started out slightly differently to the normal ones that I work on. Rather than a commission from an events company, I was asked directly by the end client to style their event.  This made it a bit harder for me as I was starting from scratch with equipment. Most caterers I work with have a stores that I rummage around and add things to when I have my theme. Ebay was my best friend  here combined with lots of trips to Wimbledon car boot sales!! Once the client had found a venue (with a view – was most important) I was then off to work. On this occasion the venue determined my styling – it was Shakespeare’s Globe. So there was my theme! Done.

It always starts with a moodboardShakespeare Moodboard

I created a food station – something I am asked to do a lot these days. It helps to define a theme on an event and it gives guests some interaction with their dining experience. A growing trend ! It also worked well for Christmas.  Obviously I placed candles everywhere to set the scene and old books, lots of them. The thicker the better. They help to give height which draws the eye around the food station. I thought a cheese station was fitting for this event.

Shakespeare Event

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Shakespeare event

Shakespeare event

Shakespeare event

Shakespeare event

Shakespeare Event

Shakespeare event

Shakespeare event

Shakespeare Christmas

 

Grape tree cheese station

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It started off looking a bit like this …and grew and grew from there. IMG_2923

The client asked me to to think of a give away for their clients seeing as it was Christmas.

So what else would 200 (mainly) men appreciate taking away at the end of a night into a cold December evening. We had hip flasks branded in the company logo RSG.…My office this time turning into a production line for a lovely ginger-smelling cocktail.

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Thank you to David Spink Photography for most of the photo’s.

 

Shakespeare Mood board

 

 

 

Fast & furious 6 premier party

2013 was a very good year for me. You can tell – the blog ceased for 12 months!! Since the launch of the website I have been splitting my time between designing bespoke creations and hands on styling events. But it’s fun juggling both. I was even listed in Event magazine in the ‘Fab 50 newcomers’. Have a look here!

This event was one of the highlights in 2013. Working with Bubble food who have gone from strength to strength themselves over the last couple of years so when they ask me to assist with styling an event I know it’s going to be a fun one. This was to turn Somerset house into 6 food stalls in the court yard surrounded by the fast and furious cars straight from Leicester square.

It started with a tasting..

Italian buffet

Building in day light

Mexican food stall

Film Premier

And finishing with a sweetie bar

Sweetie station

 

Coca Cola Christmas Party London Film Museum

Christmas time brought some fun events for Moving venue. This one right in the heart of covent Garden got all the guest into the Christmas sprit at one of London’s brand new venues london film museum.

First job fancy dress box…

Coca cola photo booth prop box

Coca cola photo booth

Photo booth all ready.

Coca cola photo booth

Sales girls and myself of course testing it out.

Popcorn machine

Popcorn machine  – Check !

Oxygen Events did a great job with the lighting throughout. Check out their blog on the event. oxygen-events holidays are coming 

Union jack mini cooper

The main room was styled in the theme of famous london markets.

food stations

food stations

Seafood Food station

food station

cocktails

I was asked to come up with a theme for the dessert bar and the room was full of leather sofa’s and trunks for coffee tables so I chose an alpine lodge theme complete with a fur lined bar to cozy up in with their mini desserts.

dessert bar

Dessert bar

dessert bar

Coca cola truck

Of course the event wouldn’t be complete without the truck outside the Piazza.

St Paul’s Cathedral Event

I modelled these canape tray’s on the actual window’s of St Paul’s for a great event hosted by Createfood

Canape trays

 

 

St Paul's window's

Yes I thought they were coloured too !!

food station

We lit this Petit four and miniature dessert station from behind which made a great beacon drawing diners to the desserts!

Dinner at St Pauls

 

Just to tie in the whole theme the very talented wiseproductions added these gobo’s to the ceiling to complete my look.

Table centre's at ST paul's

Nelson's tomb Canapes P1040323