Yes, yes, we LOVED being a fly on the Abbey wall, enthralled spectators as Kate and William tied the knot (Best Bits: the Aston Martin DB6 Volante – class, Team Middleton showing us how to do it, Harry’s whisper to big bro as Catherine glided up the aisle in her McQueen Dream. The Pits: Apart from a few mis-hats and fascin-haters, ladies, none! Our only qualm being the media focus on the pleasing-to-the-eye Pippa. Yes, she’s beautiful, but please let Princess Kate have her shining moment! Sibling comparisons are so not good).
But the icing on the eight-tier-Fiona-Cairns-royal-wedding-cake had to be their obvious and unmistakable love for one another. Something tax-payers money simply can’t buy!
Yet our wedding fever has been a little close to home; Bespoken Dreams Wedding Design and Consultancy has now officially launched online! Please do visit us and tell us what you think, our door is always open!
The wonderful and patient Tineke of Kinet E-Solutions was an absolute treasure and totally got our stylish and elegant vision. So a huge thank you to you, Tineke.
So with the launch we were very excited to feature in the Real Lives supplement of the Liverpool Echo last Wednesday 4th May 2011. Read all about it! Words by Dawn Collinson, thank you very much!
Much love x
Weddings are Helen’s Passion
THE whole world is gripped with wedding fever right now, which for Helen Burns is perfect timing.
This week she launches her online business, the Bespoken Dreams Wedding Design and Consultancy, hoping to bring a little of the fairytale royal big day to Liverpool brides.
Helen, who lives in Woolton, first got the idea for the venture when she married back in August 2009.
“I adore weddings and I’m passionate about creating events that induce goosebumps, memories and smiles,” she says.
Having featured herself in national wedding magazine Wedding Ideas, she began writing a bridal blog last summer.
Forging relationships with brides, suppliers and industry professionals, the next natural step for the 32-year-old was to follow her own professional dream.
“Bespoken Dreams was inspired, quite simply, from a passion stirred inside by planning our own elegant romantic wedding,” says Helen.
“The whole experience, from reading my first bridal magazine to tasting menus, sourcing suppliers and sampling champagne, created such an enthusiasm in me that I wanted to share my experiences with future brides and grooms … and plan weddings forever!”
With previous experience in event planning in the charitable sector, Helen trained with the UKAWP – the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners – and gained a Wedding Planner diploma.
Now, while still working full-time as a finance officer at charity Alternative Futures Group Prescot, she devotes her creativity to helping couples achieve stylish, stress-free celebrations.
On Sunday Helen will celebrate the launch of her business with a charity night in aid of Marie Curie Hospice.
“Both my grandmother and aunty were nursed by Marie Curie nurses so it is a cause close to my heart,” she explains. “Weeks before our wedding in 2009 I lost my aunty to cancer so I felt it was right to combine the launch with a fund-raising event.”
Marry Me Films and Martisan Photography will capture the evening, at Neighbourhood Cafe in Childwall, and guests will include Liverpool designers Kirsty Doyle
Bespoken Dreams charity evening in aid of Marie Curie takes place at Neighbourhood on Sunday from 6-9pm. (http://www.bespokendreams.co.uk/)