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By modefor, Jun 11 2018 10:20AM

We kicked-off June with a fabulous wedding at The Arches as Dean Clough. The wedding of Jamie and James.


This fabulous couple had everything organised and it was all about foliage, ferns, fabulous food and fun.


They actually held their wedding ceremony at Gibson Mill at Hardcastle Crags which is a beautiful National Trust hidden gem in Hebden Bridge before coming over to The Arches in a vintage bus. Then it was time for a few photos, a three-course sit down meal from the in-house caterers Eat Me - Drink Me and dancing, all night long!


There were some great extra touches too with succulent favours, giant games supplied by Add Vintage, our favourite photobooth Herman from Volkswagen Wedding Company. Florals were by The Willow Garden.


The first sneak of official photos from Lianne Gray Photography are absolutely fabulous too.


Check out our behind the scenes images HERE.


Congratulations Jamie & James.

Much Love

Tabby xxx


By modefor, Jun 4 2018 09:25AM

One of the most valuable things we can be is honest but, being honest with ourselves is tricky and this is especially true when it comes to our own wedding.


Therefore, it’s time to get honest, realistic and believe in your own integrity when it comes to planning your wedding.


Let me break it down a little into three key areas, in no particular order (and btw… there are plenty more things you can get honest about, not just these! Don’t even start me on children at weddings and traditions such as cake cutting and first dances!)…


Pinterest


Firstly, whilst I love Pinterest for inspiration and general nosiness, get off it when making your final planning decisions for your wedding. Get your own wedding and stop stealing someone else’s! Be honest with yourself and ask yourself what YOU and YOUR partner really want. Don’t just copy someone else’s wedding or ideas that some professionals put together for a styled shoot. These images are there to be inspiration for you and not for you to carbon copy. So, close your eyes, imagine your big day… what does it look like? Honestly? Now create this vision.


Budget


Yep, the big ‘taboo’ that you need to be really honest about because quite simply, starting married life in debt purely from a party you were paying for where everyone else ate and drank sucks! So, be realistic and honest. Pick your budget truthfully and stick to it. You can have the most amazing wedding on a small budget. These big fancy expensive weddings do not make you any happier in married life than an elopement and quiet dinner with just the two of you.


Small budget does not mean missing out. It’s an opportunity to get wise and savvy financially and produce a wedding which is the truest reflection of you both as a couple with the people you love most around you. Which brings me on to my third point…


Family


Get really brutally honest here. If you don’t like them, don’t see them and have nothing to do with them, why would you invite them? Especially if it was at the detriment of a friend who has shared so much with you or quite simply just makes you laugh and you want them at your party? Being related does not give people the right to expect an invitation to your wedding. Now, I’m not suggesting a lack of sensitivity and being mean in not inviting family members but remember this is your wedding and you get to choose who you share it with. You could always do a separate informal family party to invite them all if you have heaps of family but actually want some friends at your wedding. You must be honest to yourselves and do exactly what you feel comfortable with. Don’t think you are at the mercy of any historic traditions and protocols; you’re not. This is about the two of you and by the way, just because someone contributes to funding your wedding does not give them the right to dictate your guest list. Be calm, compromise but be honest about your feelings and be empowered to take control of your wedding.


Tabby xxx


By modefor, Mar 27 2017 01:55PM

A week on from being in Switzerland working with the fabulous musicians of the Echo du Jorat Brass Band, I’ve been pondering why the concert Simon and I took part in had such a huge impact on me when, to be quite frank, the idea of playing in a brass band concert in the UK leaves me somewhat cold these days.


That’s not to say I haven’t enjoyed a couple of the last concerts I’ve played in here in Blighty. Before Christmas I had the great pleasure of playing for the Rothwell Temperance Band in two concerts and well, what a band that is! A superb standard band with a great Musical Director that puts a little twist on the musical choices to keep programmes fresh, plus a full, appreciative audience. What a great combo!


The fact is though, I loved our Switzerland gig because it wasn’t just a concert. It was a whole performance and event packaged up with every element that made the musicians and audience happy and wanting more.


For years, bands, choirs and other musical groups in the UK have put on a concert for audiences to enjoy, but with a decline in audience sizes, less disposable income for people to spend on attending concerts and let’s face it, a general apathy towards supporting the arts, concerts are struggling to compete with other social invitations.


Maybe it’s just because groups are not offering the paying guests enough? Maybe it’s time for a shake-up and to think outside the box.


The format for our Swiss adventure went something like this….

8.30pm – Concert… A great concert in two halves with new music, easy listening music, great soloists (all of which did an encore of their entire solo again). During the interval, there was the usual drinks, raffle etc… everything you’d expect to help ‘up the revenue.’

11pm – Concert finishes. Lots of happy musicians and very happy paying guests…none of which leave the venue….


So, what happens next you may ask? Well, it was at this point that everyone chipped in and seemingly this was just the beginning of the night… A local folk band started playing, people started dancing, the local food and wine was flowing, everyone had their role to play and there was a room of the biggest, happiest party I’ve seen in a while…and they were still going five or six hours later! It was truly brilliant and a tremendous, happy atmosphere.


But it isn’t rocket science to make it such a success; quite simply the concert wasn’t just a concert. It was a whole performance event and party which became a great celebration of music, food and drink.


Now, like the best culinary recipes, surely that’s the way forward with performances…simple quality ingredients put together well to create the ultimate sensation.

Food (and music) for thought…


Tabby xxx




By modefor, Feb 19 2017 11:15AM

Hargate Hall in Wormhill, Buxton is one of our favourite wedding venues so we were delighted by the fact that our first wedding of 2017 was planned for this fabulous Peak District venue.

Emma and Chris had chosen this exclusive wedding venue and just three months before the big day we met with them over dinner at our gorgeous Rose Cottage to discuss what we could do to make their wedding weekend perfect. Our first stop for Hargate couples is to invite them to dinner so we can chat all things ‘Hargate Weddings,’ plus, as it’s our catering services which are very popular at Hargate, we get to tempt them with some fabulous and relaxed style dining.

With Chris being a wine merchant we knew we had to create a menu that matched his wine tastes so it was great to create a fabulous tasting menu and both Emma and Chris had some great ideas to create a fabulous menu for their guests. It was a great first meet-up, made better by the attendance of the fabulous ‘Myf’ or ‘Myfanwy’ their very cute and well behaved dog!

Services were booked and another couple left us happy not only with their catering choices but the fact we offer so much more. As wedding and event planners and coordinators first and foremost, we are there to help Hargate couples plan and run every aspect of their wedding, guaranteeing they get completely relaxed, fun and professionally run wedding.

Friday 27 January 2017 soon came around and it was time to pack-up and head to Buxton and set-up, helping to dress the marquee with Emma’s vision of green and pinks with paper cranes and a few little pigs and get everything organised for Saturday’s wedding before we had a well-earned meal at our favourite restaurant, The Merchant’s Yard in Tideswell (a must for anyone in the Buxton area!).

Despite being a cold weekend in January everything was set for their wedding and as Saturday arrived our fabulous team was set and ready to go. The gents were dressed in traditional Welsh kilts and Emma looked stunning in a dress made by Chris’ mum and Myf was suitably attired with a green bowtie!

It was another successful weekend wedding that had great, fun people, wine and fabulous food and once again our fabulous Mode for…Events team delivered a professional and approachable service that once again made me super proud of what we do and how we do it.

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Pritchard and well done #teammodefor.

Tabby xx


Venue: Hargate Hall Wormhill, Buxton


Menu:

Starter: Honey Roasted Parsnip Soup

Main: Slow roasted Tuscan Ox Cheek with Mashed Potatoes & Heritage Carrots

Dessert: Handmade Panna Cotta with Spiced Apple & Pear Compote


Mode for....Events Services: Catering with full coordination.


Team: Tabby, Simon, Abigayle, Elizabeth, Tais & Rachel (thanks to Sam from Ancilla for supplying Tais & Rachel).


Flowers: Moss & Clover



By modefor, Feb 15 2017 07:00AM

Our lives at Mode for…Events are ensconced in the most amazing world of creativity, inspiration and all round wonderfulness. We are very lucky in that every day we do what we want to do. We carve our own path through life, never saying ‘no’ to ideas and projects and as a consequence every day is different.


This way, we continually develop our diverse business doing things we are passionate about.

Day to day we could be planning weddings, planning, designing and styling events, managing venues and events, being musicians, recommending and supplying amazing industry colleagues to clients, creating menus and surrounded by fabulous food and wine, or travelling to explore, be inspired and create our next project. We have no limits and we love it.


Quite simply, our ethos is to do what we love and love what we do and at this we succeed. We make the rules and trends and we don’t follow them! We execute everything with passion and professionalism whilst keeping super relaxed. We are always on the lookout for new projects and ways to develop and diversify. Our number one priority is how we work with our clients, colleagues and industry friends and we have a reputation for supporting and collaborating to strengthen ourselves and everyone around us. It’s an exciting and unique place to be!


So, in honour of our hand-carved Mode for…Events culture, we’re excited to offer up the opportunity for people to join us, with the launch of three exciting, yet varied Summer internship positions.

We’re so excited about meeting new people, working with and being inspired by them and that’s why we’re keen to invite passionate people to join our amazing world.


Whether you are just wanting to see if it’s the world for you, or perhaps you have just started out as an independent wedding or events business and would like mentoring and more experience, this could be the perfect opportunity for you, as not only will you work with us, you will also gain experience and opportunities from some of our closest and most respected weddings and events friends in several different fields of the industry.


So, don’t hesitate, read our info and see if this could be something for you.

I can’t wait to hear from you.

Tabby xxx


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