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    I'm loving this photo of my family and our lights at The Fisherman's Retreat Wedding Fair last Thursday. It was the first outing of our new uniform too! Seth obviously didn't get the memo about black trousers!
    We were instantly recognisable in our hot pink shirts with our company logo embroidered on - courtesy of Pat, our uniform expert!
    We've already had a couple of bookings from the fair so it's proved to be a roaring success! Dad is visiting from Canada and I'm scaring him half to death every time I get a new message from someone enquiring about the lights - whooping and cheering and generally running about the house with my t-shirt over my face!
    We're gearing up for Rochdale Wedding Show next Sunday and I'm so excited! We've lots of things planned so if you're around and fancy a gander - pop in and see us! We'd love to say hello!
    Love Heart Arch Light Up Arch 2
    We finally unveiled our light up archway at The Fisherman's Retreat wedding fair last night and it was a roaring success. Many thanks to Seth, our son, for the fabulous (instagram worthy) photos - they are absolutely amazing and make our archway look stunning.
    There was quite a few other exhibitors there and we had some lovely comments and the brides and grooms were totally wowed with how it looked. We've had quite a few enquiries and if you took a card from us last night and are having a look at this website - welcome! It was lovely to meet you! I'll be getting in touch in a few weeks and emailing everyone that gave me their contact details - just to remind you of who we are and how we can help you.
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    We've been revamping our chocolate fountain so I've tasked Chris with making some plinths to stand the fountain on so that we can display our goodies a little better. Only - you know me - nothing is that simple! So, I'd like lights set into them so they can light up the goodies from behind and I'd also like them to change colour. That's all!
    We've also been taste testing our dippers - the things that you can dip into the chocolate. If you've got any suggestions - let us hear them! So far we've tried strawberries (standard), chocolate brownies, doughnuts, waffles, flapjacks and jelly babies. Can you think of anything else?
  4. Jayne Louise Photography 
    Many thanks to Jayne for helping set me up on Instagram properly! We sat on the beach (I burnt my shoulders - mental note to apply suncream when chatting with friends in the sun!) and she totally took over my phone and sorted it all out. I'm still figuring out how to work it all properly but we put together a list of hashtags and although Jayne tried to explain the concept of hashtags to me - I don't think I've quite mastered it yet #twoshortplanks.
    I'm totally loving all the wedding and event posts! I've added a few gorgeous venues and a few choice photographers and party planners! I'm also cribbing quite a few ideas from other balloon artists for our organic disc displays! I'm definitely up to the challenge of creating mine to look as spectacular as theirs!
    I've also added Jayne to the website - the photographs she takes of those babies are just gorgeous! She has a real talent and an eye for a very good photo. You can tell she has an affinity with the children as some of the poses and expressions she captures are brilliant!