Meet The Supplier – Pegasus Disco

Hello my lovelies, I’m down in not so sunny Dorset this week. The rain is relentless and frankly I’m over it now. I suffer from the most ridiculous frizzy hair and this weather just makes me look like a clown. Kate calls it my halo – and consequently I have to listen to Queen Bey’s song Halo all the live long day. I don’t even know why I stick around sometimes, but saying that after insulting her wedding favours in the most public way possible in last week’s blog, I guess I am still lucky to be employed! #PushingMyLuck On the other end of the spectrum this week’s blog is about one of the nicest I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Our supplier this week is the lovely Mark Gerard of Pegasus Disco who has been helping to burn the dancefloor at thousands of Dorset based events for over 25 years. Mark also very kindly helps us with #MarksMusicMonday which some of you will be familiar with. I hunted Mark down and badgered him until he answered my questions. Introduce yourself and the nature of your business. Hi my name is Mark; I own Pegasus Discos down in beautiful Dorset. I provide entertainment for primarily Weddings including the Ceremony music and I can also be a Master of Ceremonies for the Wedding breakfast as well as the all-important evening party, I also work with a local band providing the complete entertainment package How did you get into it and how long have you been in the business? I started way back in 1990, at the time I...

Let Me Do You A Favour……

Hi! They say it’s the little things in life that can sometimes make all the difference. How true this is. Especially when it comes to weddings. Yes, people will look at the dress, yes they will scrutinise the venue, yes they will critique the food in the manner of A A Gill on a very bad day but they will also take in all the details of the finishing touches, all the finer details and little accents you have poured blood, sweat and tears into and they will have an opinion on those too. The littlest thing that will cause the biggest reaction will undoubtedly be the wedding favours. Gone are the days where you could get away with putting five sugared almonds in a box for your guests to take away. Wedding favours now require as much thought and hand-wringing as the flowers, dress and transport. To be honest, such is the pressure to make them a ‘talking point’, many couples are choosing to do away with them entirely just to alleviate the stress. However, I must put my hand up and confess to being a ‘favour judger’. I attended a wedding where we were given four Ferrero Rochers in a box, (ooh Ambassador, you are spoiling us), at the time I remember thinking well you may as well just not have bothered and looking back now that was rather uncharitable. If you are going to go with favours, then you need to survey the overall look of your wedding and see what you can get that matches in with it. Don’t be tempted to go cheap or cut...

Meet The Supplier – Kirsten Sare Make-up Artist

Hello Lovelies! Hope you are all well and into the swing of 2015 2016 (clearly I am not!), it will take me until April to stop doing that! #Annoying This week I am doing one of our Meet the Supplier Q&As. Kirsten Sare is a Make-Up Artist par excellence and also a very good friend of Team Bridal Reloved. She has been very busy recently organising the Corn Exchange Wedding Fair along with Kate and a crack team of Dorset wedding suppliers. It’s on the 30th January incidentally if you want to pop along and visit. I managed to get Kirsten to give me fifteen minutes of her precious time so I could grill her about her profession and also to see if she had a remedy for the hideous, dark circles I have around my eyes! Here is what she had to say. Introduce yourself and the nature of your business. I’m Kirsten and I am the owner and founder of Kirsten Sare Make Up Artist and I am based in sunny Dorchester in Dorset. I am trained and experienced in all aspects of Makeup from Special Effects to Fashion and of course Bridal Makeup too. I have experience in TV and Film, Photoshoots, Editorial pieces, as well as lots of lovely weddings. How did you get into it and how long ago did you get into the business? I remember watching my Mum get ready to go out (using the spit and block mascaras!) and being fascinated by Makeup, it’s history and how it can change the appearance of faces. From photoshoots in magazines, TV and film,...

Food Glorious Food!

Hi All, Happy New Year!   Hmm you get to this time of the year and all everyone is thinking about is diets and healthy eating, even the mere mention of chocolate is a terrible sin! I’m not even joking but over the Christmas and New Year period I think my blood was mainly made up of Terry’s Chocolate Orange and Mince Pies. We are real foodies here at Team Bridal Reloved. Quite often it won’t even be 10.30am before the first ‘what’s everyone doing for lunch question?’ is asked. If we are going out for a meal, then menus will be consulted and pored over all day long so we can make an informed choice when we arrive at the restaurant. Now we are in January most of the team, (excluding Karly, our apprentice, who has just devoured a beautiful sandwich made on Tiger bread – I am actually salivating!), are on a health-kick and trying to stay away from anything delicious and gravitating towards anything that tastes like cardboard! So naturally as food is the only thing I can actually think about right now, I thought I’d write a blog about food and drink at weddings (apologies if you are trying not to think about food right now and only have celery and carrot sticks to look forward to #SorryNotSorry). Often this is one of the hardest choices to make, although menu tasting is highly enjoyable so in reality it isn’t the most arduous of tasks. There are so many options for catering a wedding these days and more often than not, it is a case of...