Smiling bridesmaids with sunflowers - Picture by Toby Lowe Photography

Getting to Know – Toby Lowe Photography

Toby Lowe of Toby Lowe Photography

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Company Name: Toby Lowe Photography

Interview with: Toby Lowe

Website: www.tobylowephotography.co.uk

Location / Coverage: Based in Cornwall. Cover Cornwall, Devon, UK

How did Toby Lowe Photography start?

My background was originally in editorial and journalistic photography. Over a period I slowly drifted into weddings. I love taking my editorial experience and applying it to weddings. Toby Lowe Photography is now pretty much focussed on wedding photography.

Bride and groom holding hands in front of sea - Picture by Toby Lowe Photography

Had you always wanted to be a photographer?

I come from a photographic family so it has always been in my life. It is such a fantastic art form, that can be approached from so many different angles. Every day with a camera opens up so many new possibilities.

Smiling bridesmaids with sunflowers - Picture by Toby Lowe Photography

Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture? What was it of?

I can’t remember my first picture, but I always had a camera with me when I was a kid. Back then I used to take weird abstract pictures. I remember going on holiday and just taking pictures of random things like old bottles and road signs. When we got the prints back there wasn’t a single picture of a person. My mum just did not get it. To me though every picture had a story behind it.

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Getting to Know – Rocks and Frocks

Vanessa Harness of Rocks and Frocks

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Interview With: Vanessa Harness

Company Name: Rocks and Frocks Ltd

Website: rocksandfrocks.co.uk

Location / Coverage: Located in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, with nationwide coverage

What does Rocks and Frocks do?

Rocks and Frocks are creative wedding planners. We pride ourselves on interpreting your requirements in a professional, methodical manner to provide a seamless, elegant, stress free wedding.

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How did Rocks and Frocks come about and how long has the business been going?

Rocks and Frocks started after I had to retire from my Account Director role within the design and print arena due to health reasons. With a solid project and account management background working on global accounts my skill set was transferable to the event industry. I spent three years working for a production company on worldwide events before launching Rocks & Frocks Ltd.

Wedding Sign and VW Camper

Who works at Rocks and Frocks and what are your roles?

There is myself, Vanessa, and I am Co-Director and Wedding Planner, and I’m lucky enough to work with my husband, Dominic. He is also a Co-Director and not only assists me on my larger weddings but runs our premium 5ft letter hire side of the business. We also have the lovely Sue and Lizzie who form part of the planning team on our larger weddings.

What is the inspiration behind your name Rocks and Frocks?

I’m afraid several bottles of champagne on a girlie night in led to the name. The two things that most girls focus on at the beginning of their wedding journey are the engagement/wedding rings and the wedding dress. Hence the name Rocks and Frocks Ltd.

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Getting to Know – Live Music Quotes

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Interview With: Ella

Company Name: Live Music Quotes

Website: www.livemusicquotes.com

Location / Coverage: London based but cover Nationwide

Who are Live Music Quotes?

Live Music Quotes is an innovative booking and event management service providing high-end live musicians, DJs and performers. Couples, or venues of any size, can book their ideal entertainer without agents or agency fees.

String Beans - Live Music Quotes Act

How did Live Music Quotes get started and how long have you been going?

We started in 2015 with a team of pro musicians and event planners who aspired to make it easier for people to book quality entertainment. Collectively we have decades of experience working in the entertainment industry. Our network of contacts means we can handle almost any request.

Tom Wardle - Live Music Quotes Guitarist

Where do you cover?

At the moment we cover towns and cities nationwide. As there is a trend for weddings abroad we are looking to expand into Europe in the future, starting with Spain. We want to provide the reassurance that comes with booking through a reputable company.

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Getting to Know – Entertainment Nation

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Interview With: Paul

Company Name: Entertainment Nation

Website: www.entertainment-nation.co.uk/wedding-bands

Location / Coverage: Nationwide

Who are Entertainment Nation?

Entertainment Nation is the UK’s most exciting entertainment agency! We represent the finest wedding bands, performers and entertainers in the land. We love to match up happy couples with their perfect wedding entertainment.

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How did Entertainment Nation get started and how long have you been going?

Entertainment Nation was born after many years playing in bands and booking weddings through other agencies. My business partner and I realised we could provide a better service than what was out there at the time. We’ve been going for many years now and continue to grow year after year.

The Craft - Entertainment Nation Wedding Band

Why are you called Entertainment Nation?

Because we bring entertainment to the nation!

Where do you cover?

As our name suggests, we cover the whole of the UK, as well as weddings in Europe and farther afield. We have bands situated across the country, so no matter where our clients are located they can book a brilliant local wedding band.

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Getting to Know – The Beauty Island Sanctuary

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Interview with: Linda Buckberry

Company Name: The Beauty Island Sanctuary

Website: www.thebeautyisland.co.uk

Location: Worthing, West Sussex

What is The Beauty Island Sanctuary?

The Beauty Island Sanctuary is a day spa and beauty salon in Worthing, Sussex, offering a wide choice of beauty treatments.

Relaxation Room at The Beauty Island Sanctuary

How did The Beauty Island Sanctuary start and how long has the business been going?

Developed from a home beauty business, The Sanctuary opened in December 2014.

Why is your business called The Beauty Island Sanctuary?

We wanted to create a sanctuary where clients can relax and enjoy being pampered. Our aim is to provide our customers with a stress-free environment where you can relax, refresh and revive!

What treatments do you offer for brides-to-be?

We offer wedding make-up, hair, and pre-wedding beauty treatments including facials, manicures, pedicures, aromatherapy, weight loss, etc.

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