Bem-casados with Bride and Groom decoration

Getting to Know – Sweetcrafts

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Interview With: Tania Duff

Company Name: Sweetcrafts

Website: www.sweetcrafts.co.uk

Location / Coverage: United Kingdom and some countries in Europe

What is Sweetcrafts?

A mixture of sweets and crafts. For weddings our product is the “Bem-casado”, a delicious sweet handmade individually as a delicate craft. Two halves united by a soft cream that will keep them together…forever.

Bem-casados with Bride and Groom decoration

What made you launch Sweetcrafts and how long has the business been going?

I first had the idea of starting this business when I made one of the most traditional Brazilian sweets for my own wedding in 2008 and everybody really enjoyed them. I launched the business last year after creating my website and participating at my first Show. I was so happy; my sweets were a real success!

Do you cover the whole of the UK?

We are based in Hampshire but we’ve always been able to deliver to London and the surrounding areas. Sometimes we post to Scotland and some countries in Europe.

Do you make the favours yourself?

Yes, I find it really enjoyable. I make them from an old recipe, still using the same method, seeking the “perfect match” for each part of the sweet as my grandmother used to do.

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Getting to Know – Ellie and Charlotte

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Interview With: Charlotte Rutter

Company Name: Ellie & Charlotte

Website: www.ellielowe.co.uk

Location / Coverage: SW London / Worldwide!

How did Ellie & Charlotte come about and how long has the business been going?

We’ve been working together for 10years this September! We met whilst doing our A-Levels and starting working together after we graduated from university in 1999, making evening dresses for family friends. We really enjoyed working together and more and more people started asking us to make wedding dresses that were different – mainly because they wanted a slinky wedding dress, not a meringue, and that was harder to find then. We were also asked to make different styles and coloured wedding dresses.

Ellie and Charlotte Bridal Collection

What sets Ellie & Charlotte apart from other wedding dress designers?

The simple elegance and cut of our silk wedding dresses along with our personal service. Oh and we’re perfectionists!

What’s the best thing about your job?

Finding the right dress for each bride and meeting so many lovely people and being part of their big day. We’ve met so many amazing people over the years.

Does Ellie & Charlotte have a specialist area?

Apart from our bespoke and bridal collection! I would like to think it’s our honestly and guidance about which dress suits the bride to ensure they look perfect and feel amazing on their wedding day.

Ellie and Charlotte Bespoke Bridal

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Getting to Know – Sandals

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Interview With: Amanda Lucas

Company Name: Sandals Resorts

Website: www.sandals.co.uk

Head Office Location: London

Can you tell us a little bit about Sandals?

Sandals Resorts has earned a worldwide reputation for providing two people in love with the most romantic holiday experience in the Caribbean. All Sandals’ resorts are Luxury Included®, offering  stunning beachfront locations; a choice of à la carte restaurants, from white-glove dining to barefoot elegance; all premium brand wine and spirits, including an exclusive partnership with California’s legendary Beringer Vineyards; luxurious accommodations in a range of categories; unrivalled watersports including the Caribbean’s largest PADI certification program; Butler Service for truly indulgent pampering; Sandals Weddings by Martha StewartTM; and signature Red Lane® Spas, with services and treatments inspired by the region.

Sandals Resort

Where are the Sandals resorts?

Currently there are 14 Luxury Included® Sandals Resorts located in Jamaica, Antigua, St. Lucia and The Bahamas.

Which of your resorts can couples get married at if they are looking to marry abroad?

All 14 Sandals Resorts offer our stunning Sandals Weddings by Martha Stewart™. In fact, the Beautiful Beginnings wedding theme even comes free of charge with a stay in a concierge category or above!*

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Getting to Know – Simply Chic

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Interview With: Cathy Lavictoire

Company Name: Simply Chic

Website: www.simply-chic.co.uk

Location / Coverage: Worcester / Nationwide

What is Simply Chic?

Simply Chic is an online stationery & gift boutique. We stock a range of stylish stationery, gifts, gorgeous wedding journals and guest books, and we have recently launched a new range of chic wedding accessories and vintage style favours.

Roger La Borde Heart Guest Book

What made you launch Simply Chic and how long has the business been going?

I have always wanted my own boutique specialising in stylish stationery for special occasions and every day, we launched online in February of this year.

What product collections does Simply Chic sell?

We sell wedding journals, a collection of books from Ryland Peters & Small to help with wedding planning, our stylish guest books are by Roger La Borde, we stock baby gifts, our social stationery is a collection of lovely thank you cards and we also have a range of contemporary stationery and gifts by Caroline Gardner and Emma Bridgewater.

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Getting to Know – Lulubelle’s Cakes

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Interview with: Louisa Harman

Company Name: Lulubelle’s Cakes

Website: www.lulubellescakes.com

Location: West Parley, Dorset

Have you always wanted to make cakes for a living?

As a teenager I used to bake sculpted birthday cakes for friends and family, and always dreamed of owning my own little coffee and cake shop, but after going to Uni ended up working in advertising for more than a decade. It was only late last year that I rediscovered my love for baking and decided that the time was right to give it a go as a business.

Flake Cupcakes by Lulubelles Cakes

Is it just you or do you have a team?

Lulubelle’s is mostly just me, however I have a few people I regularly call on to help me out at busy times both in the kitchen and delivering – the support of good friends and family is crucial for a young business!

What type of cakes do you make?

Lulubelle’s main business is cupcakes, but we do a full range of bespoke cakes and goodies from giant cupcakes to sculpted cakes, iced cookies and Cake Balls!

Cupcakes by Lulubelles Cakes

What sets Lulubelle’s Cakes apart from other cake makers?

It would be easy to say quality and service, but I imagine most cake companies will say the same! So, how about the fact that we do over 40 flavours of cupcake, are always up for a challenge and offer free local delivery?

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