What is your most memorable wedding?
My own , of course. 37 Years ago in a Church hall , with sandwiches and cake afterwards........ I still have the dress
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Approachable, friendly, encouraging, determined, hardworking
What about your business are you most proud of?
My dedicated staff who, what ever the weather, complete the installation deadlines.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Start working on your seating plan as you send out the invitations. Group guests together in 10s to start with
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I love personalized seating plans. Photos of each guest with table number on the back, must have taken a lot of effort to get a photo of each guest
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Sample quote prepared followed by a site meeting to personalize the details.
Once hire details in place we keep in touch via email or phone with another meeting 2 months before marquee installation. Once marquee in place a visit on Thursday or Friday to check all in place and up to standard. I am then on call all weekend
How do you create an ambiance in a marquee?
Choose lighting that can be adjusted on a dimmer, a mix of central lights and floor uplights.
Where is the most exciting place that you have put a marquee?
On the roof of a building in central London
What is your record time for putting up your marquee?
Speed isn't usually a factor unless it is for a public one day event with an early start. Precision for a safe installation comes first and the attention to detail sometimes takes that extra bit of time.
What is your favourite design of marquee and why?
Partitions in a marquee can divide a plain rectangle into 2 or 3 completely different areas adding interest and surprise