Getting to Know Fine & Dandy Events
Being a wedding stylist is the job of dreams, right? Here we meet Charlotte of Fine and Dandy Events to discover more…
Tell us a bit about you… Have you always been an event stylist?
I worked as a designer in the fashion industry for 15 years and I also have a huge obsession with interior design – I grew up in the textiles industry as my parents owned a textiles manufacturing company in Nottingham. I always wanted to follow in their footsteps and create my own business, and whilst planning my own wedding, ‘Fine & Dandy’ was formed. It was a great way to bring all my passions of design, interiors & styling together, and styling weddings and events is where my heart truly lies.
What services do Fine & Dandy offer?
We can design, create and style a wedding from start to finish, or our couples can simply hire a selection of our product from our prop shop. We offer a free on the day styling service and are happy to create bespoke pieces for our clients. Our product includes our flowers walls, 5ft gold illuminated letters, donut walls, free-standing and table-top blossom trees, styling accessories, centrepieces and so much more. We also design on the day stationery & signage, and a lot of our product can be personalised for your big day!
Describe Fine & Dandy in one sentence.
Elegant with a twist!
Tell us about your studio?
We have a creative studio & showroom in Nottingham, where our clients can view our full range of props and styling accessories. This is my happy place, where I spend a lot of my time creating new ideas and themes. We offer no-obligation consultations at our studio, which are relaxed and informal, and a great way to get to know our couples. I love meeting new clients and discussing their exciting plans for their big day. No ideas are off limits, and this is where the magic happens!
Describe Fine & Dandy’s style.
We take much of our inspiration from the world of interiors, and we also love mixing old with new. We source a lot of our pieces from Scandinavia & the Netherlands, and we like to mix antiques with more contemporary items. I have so much passion for what I do… If I don’t like it, I won’t stock it! I don’t follow any particular wedding trends, which our couples seem to like, as they know they will end up with something tailored to meet their needs.
Which products are popular for 2018 / 2019?
I would say anything which brings the outdoors in. Our silk blossom trees and flower walls are hugely popular, and can be made bespoke to suit each individual wedding. We are also using a lot of foliage, botanicals and greenery within our table centrepieces and on-the-day stationery. Geometrics are also featuring within our product, as we have a huge selection of terrariums available, which are the perfect way to showcase florals, foliage & candles.
What do you love most about the world of weddings?
What’s not to love? I love the diversity that it brings! One minute I can be dressing a fabulous old barn, and the next I can be creating a beautiful seating plan. I get such a buzz from meeting new couples, and working on a new brief. And it is so rewarding when you know you have done a job well, and you receive such positive feedback from not only clients, but their friends and family too. It’s a wonderful industry to be a part of, and I have made so many friends through my couples, and also other wedding suppliers. I really do have the dream job, I have to pinch myself sometimes!