News & Gossip
Posted on 10:11am Wednesday 15th May 2013
We LOVE & I mean LOVE getting your emails & wonderful comments about how much you love your sparkles & we always put them up onto our customer reviews section as soon as we can. You'll know we are also lucky enough to be asked to sparkle many many events each year and I've blogged before about how we wave off the boxes of sparklies with excitement (& quite often, butterflies)!!
Every now & then, we get one or 2 pics back that make us smile enormously & the email that came through last night did just this! Nicole booked us last summer to sparkle her stems for her wedding & its the 1st ever wedding we've done in Swarovski Peridot & Pearls so it was always going to be special!!
Photography by Sally Thurrell @ http://www.sallytphotography.com
We think you'll agree that the colour scheme is just stunning & its so refreshing to see something different. We love how fresh it looks & its just perfect for a spring wedding.
Nicole chose a demi wine glass charm in Swarovski peridot crystal with Swarovski white pearls & each guests initial in silver. The bride & groom then had luxury full circle wine charms in matching colours & with Mr & Mrs silver hearts. The wine charms were then placed on the glass stems as table decoration & the guests could take them away in organza bags as a keepsake of their day. Totally unique to Nicole & Paul & completely personal to each of their guests!
Here's some of what Nicole had to say:-
Nicole has also been asked to write a blog & we may have a little mention in it, so I promise to share it as soon as possible!!
All our quotes for event orders are totally free & with unlimited revisions, so please do get in touch! If you decide to go ahead, you can secure your quote with just a £50 deposit & we then liase with you nearer the date to finalise all the details. We also love updates about your hen night(s), shoe dilemas & gown strap hunts!!
Because we love to chatter, we also have access to some of the best & most lovely wedding peoples across the UK so we can sometimes help out with any last minute searches or at least point you in the direction of someone who can assist!!
Keep sharing the sparkles & please keep sending in your pictures......we LOVE them!!
Sparkle HQ xx
Posted on 8:58am Wednesday 27th Mar 2013
How exciting to be in Belfast Airport's City Life Magazine!
Miki has been featured in the Frequent Flyer section of the latest quarterly mag & judging by the airmiles clocked up these past few weeks, its well deserved!!
Thanks a million to Belfast City Airport
Posted on 3:16pm Wednesday 30th Jan 2013
WOW!! How happy are we here at Sparkle HQ?
VERY HAPPY is the answer!!
The beautiful Fred & Evie has been reviewed by the panel at Mumpreneur UK for their Valentines Gifts Feature & guess what? We got the top award of 5 stars!!
Fred & Evie are available at just £11.95 per set of 2 including UK delivery. They can be completely personalised with your choice of 2 initials & any colour within our Swarovski House Colours.
Mumpreneur UK said:-
The Best Bits
Anything I Didn't Like
You can read the review here:- http://www.mumpreneuruk.com/discover/mumpreneur-products/sunshine-and-daisies
Well done Fred & Evie!!!
Love & Sparkles xx
Posted on 5:23pm Thursday 6th Dec 2012
Win a set of Swarovski Wine Glass Charms & Sparkle Your Stems!!
Enter our Competwition by clicking HERE!!
The winning entry will be chosen at random on 12.12.12 & a set of 6 assorted Christmas Sparkle charms will be sparkling across to you in time for Christmas Day!!
Good luck happy compers!!
Posted on 10:26am Monday 26th Nov 2012
Wow! So where did this year go?!?
Less than one month now until Christmas Day so we have put all our last posting dates & times up for you to check. It covers worldwide & UK. You can find them all in our Delivery Page.
All orders are going out 1st class & within 24 hours of ordering at the moment. We're working round the clock to maintain this for you too! We'll email you as soon as your parcel leaves us & is in the hands of the Royal Mail.
It's a busy time for the Royal Mail & they do say to allow slightly longer for your goodies to get through their system, but rest assured they are leaving Sparkle HQ in superfast time!
If you have any queries or want to double check anything when you order, just drop us a line via any of the options on the 'contact us' page.
Love & Sparkles xx
Posted on 10:45am Wednesday 3rd Oct 2012
Way back at the beginning of June, I received a call from the effervescent Louise Henry who is Head of Events at The Standard, Evening Standard, Independent & I newspapers based in London.
Louise was organising the 4th Evening Standard Business Connections event to be held on September 26th 2012 at the Emmanuel Centre, Westminster, with none other than our (by our, I mean the nations) much loved BBC Dragon, Theo Paphitis. Well, it didn't take too long to say yes please I'd love to be there!! Initially we were just attending as #SBS winners (Theos Small Business Awards) and delighted to say the least! Then after a bit of Facebook banter I mentioned bringing along a small bucket full of charms and next thing, hey presto, we were sparkling 500 glasses for the after party!!
The day began for us at 3pm with the dressing of the 500 stems as soon as Fizz Catering had dropped off the glasses. With the help of 2 fabulous gals, Tiff & Sara plus Louises gorgeous assistant Lauren, we began what seemed a mammoth task in the timescale we'd been set. No sooner said then done though & with the nimble fingers of these lovely ladies we were done & dusted faster than the speed of light.
This meant we were able to then help out with the actual event itself including greeting & seating the attendees & of course meeting the lovely Theo himself once again.
Things ran like clockwork under Louises watchful eye & Theo took to the stage with James Ashton, Business Editor of the Evening Standard, Standard, Independent & I newspapers, for a brilliant & totally off the cuff interview.
Next came the Q & A session opened by moi!! More nervous & excited than a box of frogs, I just about managed to get my question out whilst being held up (literally!) by the lovely Louise! I now wonder what on earth I was so nervous about! As soon as I was finished, my heart returned to its normal beat, my shaking stopped & I wished I could do it all over again! Theo is a kind hearted fella with a lovely smile that really didnt warrant my nerves! I love what I do and am totally comfortable talking to you all about our sparkles, but large crowds, press, celebrities & videographers are a thing of long ago! Running a business around a family brings so many distractions & constant changing of hats that you kind of forget about how it used to be in the 'real world' a million eons ago. I surprised myself by how out of place I felt to start with, but also by how quickly it fell right back where it used to be & how much I've missed the buzz of it all!!
As I sat back down, Louise jumped to her feet & mentioned to everyone that they would be seeing our sparkles with their post event drinks & Theo led the entire auditorium in a round of applause!! I think that was probably the highlight I will never ever forget!
The Q & A's continued & in fact overran owing to the fact that Theo is so open with his responses & keen to answer any question at all....no pre-empting, nothing staged, just plain honest talk. Funny, engaging & charismatic.....if you only hear one person speak about business, make it Theo!
After the Q & A's we all moved into the upper hall of the Emmanuel Centre for wine & a light buffet. The comments from our fellow attendees were just lovely & it was fabulous to put faces to so many people we tweet with on a daily basis. My gorgeous helpers Rachel from Wedding Belles Bridal Boutique, Maria from Angel Mazz All That Glitters & Sara from Miss Emanuel Photography then helped remove any left over charms (needless to say, we happily lost one or two to the wonderful sparkle-appreciative attendees) & we finally sat down with a large glass of chilled wine each & big smiley faces.
Another day with Mr Paphitis that will remain with me forever & this time included some wonderful friends both old & new.
I can't thank everyone enough that helped out on the day in all manner of support & my biggest thank you goes to the amazingly energetic Head of Events, Louise Henry without whom we would never have been involved.
A 3 minute clip of the evening can be viewed here & you will also find information about upcoming Business Connection events on this link too.
Dont forget, we are taking bookings for 2013 events & your date can be secured with a small deposit. April is almost full as I write this & August is not far behind so ask for a no obligation quote asap!!
Original, unique & made only with Swarvoski crystals, our wine glass charms are also available in sets of 6 making them great little treats for yourself or gifts for friends with prices starting at just £12.95 per set of 6 delivered!
I look forward to personally welcoming you to our online store & please don't hesitate to contact me if you need any help whatsoever.
Love & Sparkles
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