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London Olympics 2012

Well, after all of the hype the London 2012 Olympics are here and it is the opening ceremony today! I must admit, living in London, I have had mixed feelings about the Olympics being here.

On the negative side, there are a billion more tourists, roads and other transport is a million times worse than normal, I would not even attempt to go near any central London shops (which I actually need to) and I cannot get to my local Waitrose! Oh, and if I accidentally drive in a lane designated for the Olympics I get a big automatic fine!!

That all said, I am starting to get in the spirit of things the closer we get and I do want our GB Team to do well. I do also think it is very cool that Stella McCartney designed the GB team kit!

Fox On The Run

I live next to Tower Bridge and you can’t help get in the spirit of things when passing this every day with the big Olympic Rings looking fab.

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Tower Bridge looks great at night too – they were even rehearsing some kind of fireworks show from it the other day, so I think that Tower Bridge is going to be playing a big part in the celebrations which is nice. This is one of my Instagram pics.

I know quite a few people are having parties and get togethers tonight to celebrate the opening ceremony. How about a bit of themed decoration and/or food?!

Birds Party

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So what do you think about all of this? Are you excited and feeling all warm and patriotic inside – or are you just annoyed that you can’t go anywhere in London for the next few weeks?!

Have a great opening ceremony x

Mint Polo In The Park

Temple Gregory went to the Polo last week and we just wanted to share some of the pics with you. It was Mint Polo In The Park at The Hurlingham Club in London and apart from wet weather it was a great day!

We were there with Gaucho so got to have a gorgeous champagne lunch there, before being whisked off to the Polo. The food was fabulous and we loved the sparkly floor in the loo’s!

We were in the Gaucho tent, but were also right next door to the Mahiki tent – 2 of our favourite places! We were tempted by the treasure chest, but thought best not between 2 of us and so stuck to champagne!

Although we were obviously not complaining about having to stick to the champagne… such a hard life!

Unlike last year at Ascot, we did actually see horses this time – we were sitting right in front of the pitch so would have been hard not to! Ooh, look at that grey sky!

In between matches they put on some horse acrobatic shows – people jumping and diving all over the place, whilst on horses – amazing!

We did not actually have any Pimms, but I thought this cool Pimms bus was worth a photo as would be great for a wedding or event. I bet if it had been a sunny day, this would have been overrun at the Polo!

Another of our favourite things is Harrods, so we were delighted to find they were there supplying lots of yummy food – needed and well deserved at the end of a cold rainy day of Polo – & a little bit of alcohol 😉 !

It was a fab day, I just hope for sun next time as would have been perfect with better weather. Did anyone else go? What did you think? If it is not something you have tried before you should definitely give it a go – also perfect for a hen day or even a corporate event.

Let us know what you think x

Savoy Party Video

You may have seen the blog post about our recent party at The Savoy in London?

Crumbs! Couture provided the fabulous dessert table and also put together this little video of the party photos, which were taken by Segerius Bruce Photography.

Aw – brings back lovely memories – I want to do it all over again!

Temple Gregory at The Savoy

As you may know, we had a bit of a soiree at The Savoy in London recently and I wanted to share some of the photos with you as it was such a fabulous night. The party was to celebrate our re-brand and this sparkly new website that we hope you all love!

Svetlana and I want to say thank you to all our guests – it was lovely to have every single one of you there and we are just sorry we did not get more time to chat to everyone. Although event planning is our thing, we could not have done it without all of the lovely suppliers that helped – so thank you to them and thank you to Chanelle and Craig from Segerius Bruce Photography who took these beautiful photos.

A party would not be a party without cocktails and in keeping with our pink colours we had Pink Lady and Strawberry Daiquiri cocktails, which needless to say went down with everyone rather well!

To me, whether it be an event or a wedding, flowers are always play a huge part and really make the design. The lovely Emma Lappin is Temple Gregory’s favourite florist and who else would we ask to do our flowers?! We were delighted to also have Simon & Victoria from Euphoric Flowers on board for the party who collaborated with Emma – what a fabulous team you make. We now have 2 favourite florists!

The beautiful flowers and light colours in their golden urns went with the Savoy Ballroom and our overall scheme so well – fabulous!

We were lucky enough to have this gorgeous dessert table created by the fabulous Crumbs! CoutureEverything was gone by the end of the evening… that says it all!

Harri from Crumbs! Couture is a very clever lady and put together these tasty delights for our guests. We had an array of cupcakes, home-made marshmallow, sumptuous ruffle cake and all kinds of other goodies!

The wonderful luxury stationers Borrowed Blue Press created our invites for the party (you can see the invites here), as well as these beautiful menus for the cocktail bar and dessert table.

As guests arrived they were greeted by the beautiful sound of Harpist Rebecca McGrath. I just love the sound of a harp – perfect for weddings too. A bit later singer Kevin Fitzsimmons took to the stage and entertained guests with his fabulous voice.

We also had special guests Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor from Strictly Come Dancing at the party and after a cocktail and a bit of mingling, they surprised guests by performing a Rumba!

I love strictly so it was fabulous to have Kristina and Robin there – who were both so lovely. You can see a video of their Rumba on our Facebook page.

This is Svetlana and I doing our little speech – look at my fabulous sparkly Olivier Laudus hairband! I did not want to take it off and cannot wait for an excuse to wear it again!

Our dress code was Gorgeous & Glamorous and our guests did not disappoint! Look at the beautiful Anna from wedding blog Far From The Wedding Crowd – very glam indeed.

This is us again with Chrissie Reeves from OK Magazine and Sinclair from Maids to Measure.

Here are our fabulous florists Emma Lappin Flowers, Victoria & Simon from Euphoric Flowers along with make-up artist  Penelope Ewart.

This is Kat from Rock n Roll Bride, Alexis from OMG I’m Getting Married and Chanelle from Segerius Bruce Photography.

We were delighted to have the lovely ladies from Wedding Magazine joining us at the party.

Here we have Chanelle from Segerius Bruce Photography, Laura from Parallel Venues, Emma from Miss Bush Bridal, Annabel from Love My Dress and photographer Kirsten Mavric.

This is Harri from Crumbs! Couture, who created the dessert table, with her husband.

This is Michelle (on right) with colleague from Two Birds Bridesmaid. Our Temple Gregory ladies were all wearing Two Birds dresses – thanks Michelle, they looked gorgeous!

Also lovely to have photographer Emily Quinton, The Wedding Reporter Emma Woodhouse and blogger and Love My Dress Intern Franky.

Next we have photographers Juliet McKee, Zoe Collyer and Dasha Caffrey.

Sarah Murray & Helen Webster from Perfect Wedding Magazine on the right and left with Shelley & Kirsty in middle from Kitty & Dulcie and Flo & Percy.

Here is the lovely Pippa from Wedding Ideas Magazine.

Here we have Roz from Hepburn Collection, Lucy Baker Make-up (thank you so much Lucy for doing our make-up – you worked wonders on Svetlana and I!), Lester from No 10 Weddings and Simon from Euphoric Flowers.

We had a photo booth at the party, thanks to Hello Foto Booths, and it was a huge hit – constantly full with a que throughout the night!

Svetlana and I were so busy chatting that we almost missed it! Thankfully though we had a quick go at the end and you can see all of the photo booth photos here.

I hope you enjoyed this peak at our party and that you will be on board following the blog going forward. Planning luxury weddings and events is what we do, but we also like to blog here as often as we can – so come back soon.

Big thanks again to all the lovely people that helped make the party happen –

– Venue – Lancaster Ballroom at The Savoy
– Photographers – Chanelle & Craig from Segerius Bruce. Chanelle took detail shots & Craig took people shots.
– Dessert Table – Crumbs! Couture
– Invites & Stationery – Borrowed Blue Press
– Photo Booth from Hello Foto Booths – you can view the gallery from the party here
– Our TG ladies were wearing Two Birds dresses
– Singer – Kevin Fitzsimmons 
– Harpist – Rebecca McGrath
– Strictly Come Dancing stars Kristina Rihanoff & Robin Windsor performed a Rumba for us! See it on our Facebook page
– Make-up – Lucy Baker
– Beckies sparkly hairband – Olivier Laudus
– Champagne bombs in goody bags from Grays & Feather
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