Profile – Nikki Bowling Photography

This week we talk to experienced wedding photographer Nikki Bowling about how she built her business, never letting clients down and competing with cheap photographers. What does your business do? Photography, specialising in weddings and portraits When did you start? 2001 How did you get started? I set up straight from college with a Prince’s … Read more

Trading Trowels for Tipis. Profile – Peaktipis

Matthew and Duncan, two dynamic chaps from a small town on the edge of the Peak District (Ashbourne, Derbyshire) decided to follow their passion in life a few years ago and traded their successful and reputable plastering company to start a tipi hire service in the Wedding industry. We asked Matthew and Duncan to tell … Read more

Profile – Lettuce Flowers

Lettuce Flowers

For our latest featured business, we talked to Sushma Windsor of Lettuce Flowers – a florist with a difference! 1.    What does your business do? Lettuce Flowers provides living floral displays for events, weddings and gifts, as an alternative to imported cut flowers. The aromatic flower arrangements are designed using seasonal edible plants – flowers, … Read more

Profile – Moments by Wayne

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This month our featured business is Moments By Wayne. Wayne Gurnick has been involved in the wedding and events industry since 1985 and the way he has grown and adapted his business over the years makes his story a true tale of wedding entrepreneurship.  Larisa, Waynes’s wife, joined the business in 2010 and is taking … Read more

Profile – Lil’Guy Wedding Stationery

This month our featured business is Lil’Guy Stationery based in Sussex, UK. Like many others, owner Kim Stewart started her business part time while still in employment before taking voluntary redundancy to concentrate full time on her business. 1.    What does your business do? We make beautiful stationery using top quality materials, Grade A rhinestone … Read more

Profile – Mark Gilroy Vocals & Keys

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This month our featured wedding professional is Mark Gilroy, a singer and musician providing live entertainment for weddings, parties and all kinds of other events. Mark also works as a session vocalist for various recording studios.   1.    When did you start? I actually started performing when I was just 11. A junior school band … Read more

Profile – Gioia Mia Jewellery and Accessories

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Our latest featured wedding business owner is Sonia of Gioia Mia who makes gorgeous jewellery and accessories (such as tiaras, headbands, combs and pins) from her studio in Scotland. 1. Tell us about your work Almost all of my work is bespoke and for the bridal industry, although I am working on a ready-to-wear collection. … Read more

Profile – Creatiques Couture


This month’s featured wedding business is Creatiques Couture, an award winning bridal retail store in Southsea, UK, owned by Robert and Andrew Pearce. Andrew talks to us about how the business has developed from home-based startup to becoming Wedding Ideas Retailer of the Year in 2011. When did you start? We started creatiques 23 years … Read more

Profile – Ardley Weddings and Events

We love featuring real wedding business stories and this month we spoke to Amanda Ardley who runs Ardley Weddings & Events based in London, UK.   1.    What does your business do? Ardley Weddings & Events Ltd are wedding planners, dedicated to our clients to ensure they have the wedding of their dreams, without the … Read more

Profile – One Life Ceremonies

In the latest in our regular series profiling wedding businesses features One Life Ceremonies from Yorkshire, UK. As well as weddings Laurra & Maria also arrange funerals, naming ceremonies and vow renewals. Read how they came to start their business and how social media has been key to growing their business. What does your business do? One Life … Read more