Our bell tents are all packed away for the winter season, we’ve had so much fun creating beautiful set ups for events all over East Anglia this summer so we thought we’d share some of our favourite behind the scenes with you!
Packing the van
So basically it’s become a fine art, a 3000 piece jigsaw puzzle to complete every weekend. Jack has had to deal with me saying, “ohh we still have space, I wonder if we could fit this table in? Or this peacock chair”. Our Vivaro has played the part of Mary Poppins handbag for some events, delivering gem after gem of props.
Multiple event weekends
Phew well we’ve had a few of these this summer! Scheduling our weekends down to the minute, calculating the most time effective routes for deliveries and packing the van to precision! Our busiest weekend was 5 bookings, which may not sound much but with one van and two people… it was super busy.
Busy weekends always ended with me drinking gin… and some tonic!
Our first BELLCHELLA set up
This booking will always have a very special place in my heart, firstly we set this up on my birthday back in May, and most importantly our client was sooooo over the moon with the set up!
Our doggie mascots
Apparently the girls love getting in the van with us when we’re packing up, Ava just cannot sit still so shes not the best companion but Tia (who you can just about see in the middle picture) is just a cute distraction!
Visiting new places… and some far too familiar!
One thing I’ve found really funny this summer is I have lived in Essex my whole life, and in reality I’ve only seen a very small part of this beautiful county. We’ve been lucky enough to explore some lovely areas, and between bookings have stopped for scrummy lunches and the occasional ice cream in places we would have never discovered otherwise. But of course there is also the places we have visited way too many times this summer to restock.
Working with local suppliers
We’ve had some amazing opportunities to work on styled shoots and events and team up with other local suppliers. We’ve met some incredibly talented people and have had our work featured on Rock My Wedding, Bride and Tonic, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Kara’s Party Ideas, An English Wedding Blog and Wed in the Wild.