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Friendor Feature – Vintage English Teacup – Friendor Consultancy

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You guys remember Vintage English Teacup from several of our Inspiration Collaborations, right? If not, refresh your memory by clicking here to view them all. 
We asked Vanessa, the Founder, Owner, and Operator, to tell us some things she’s proud to have accomplished and a bit about her company.  Before you get started, let us just go ahead and tell you that we were thoroughly impressed! 😉 She talks to us about overcoming obstacles, learning how to network in the wedding industry, and what true success and pride looks like. Enjoy her insights below.

 

 

 

I started!!!
Getting started is rather like jumping off a cliff, leaving behind all the comfort of stable employment and a normal schedule!  I threw a Tea Party at my home for the Royal wedding of  Prince William and the, almost above perfect, Katherine Middleton. I invited a bunch of people imagining that as televised coverage began at 3 am  very few would arrive. Well my street was full of cars and ladies in hats quickly filled my home all pulled in by the lure of Tea served on Real Fine China. Such Fun!!!
Being raised by a father who was self made, this set off all sorts of bells in my brain. If these people like this, who else would? Does anyone else do this? If not why not?? etc etc as any of you creatives know it’s an obsession that becomes your life.
 
 Overcoming obstacles
Well buying endless luscious pieces of Fine China was not at all hard! Especially as I did most of it in my home, England. I have now found two ladies who own antique shops and through the joy of iphones we are able to shop auctions together! If they find anything that is utterly irresistible I dont resist!!! Then my wonderful shipper Trevor wraps each piece, and then wraps it again and puts it in a magic box and it arrives intact.
 
Networking
for the first time involved hiding in a hotel bathroom and having a long conversation with myself about why I was there!!! Funny now but terrifying at the time. It’s vital to make good face to face contacts and to be able to tell them why you are the best thing since sliced bread in about two sentences!  
Next comes choices, where to advertise and why, also extremely difficult at first. My advise, ask someone who is experienced. Then ask some more. Knowledge is Power. I am still asking and still making mistakes with my budget that makes me weep every time. But you learn from those mistakes and hopefully can help others.
Invest in a good contract! end of story!
Get paid before the event! Also self explanatory! 
Be nice to all, in life and in work!
 
What does success look like?
Deciding what success is …hmmm. For some it’s being “busy” all the time. For me its checks in the bank and a happy client! Oh and zero backache or throbbing headache! 
I do not want to launch an empire, I want to earn but not be burdened with more than I can handle. I do my best work when I can focus and not worry about what I am missing.
Spending hours looking at other vendors sites is not productive and often disheartening. Just because they have a million followers does not mean they have a healthy company. Perception is so important in this business, but only if its backed up by substance.
Being who you are is a gift that equals success.
 
Pride!!!
I am proud that I have survived…and did not give up at times when well meaning folks tried to tell me there was no market for a luxury china line. They meant well and perhaps as there was not a market then they were right. However a market now does exist and I am mentoring other start ups doing the same thing because they saw my company! Awesome! 
I am proud of the “real” friends that I have made in the industry and for the support that we have for one another. I am further jolly chuffed to have made the choice not to work with those who seek to only elevate themselves to the detriment of others! Enough said! This frees me to enjoy what I do, most of the time.”
So, what does success look like to you? We say it’s good business and good Friendors.
 
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Sunflower Field Wedding Photography – Janis Joplin Inspired Same Sex Picnic Elopement – Six Hearts Photography – Friendors Inspiration Collaboration

Heya. You guys saw of our first ever Inspiration Collaboration over on Six Hearts and FEATURED ON ROCK N ROLL BRIDE. But you haven’t seen it here except for a sneak peek! So we’re sharing a few of our favorite images with a link to see more!

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE PHOTOS FROM THIS INSPIRATION COLLABORATION

Location: Private Sunflower Field, Atlanta, GA

China + Picnic: VINTAGE ENGLISH TEACUP

Floral Design: WRENNWOOD DESIGN

Paper Product Props: LIDDABITS DESIGN SHOP

Dessert: KING OF POPS

MUA + Hair Stylist: VIGILANTE COSMETICS

Dress: PURPLE ROSE

Hair Pieces: ARROW THROUGH HER HEART

Getaway Vehicle: KALE CARTER

Photography: SIX HEARTS PHOTOGRAPHY

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Bisham Manor Fairy Tale Wedding Inspiration – Friendors Consultancy

You may remember when we shared that our Inspiration Collaboration at Bisham Manor was published on Smitten Magazine and now we’re here to share some more Behind The Scenes photos as well as a link to see more!

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE PHOTOS FROM THIS INSPIRATION COLLABORATION

Concept: Friendors Consultancy

Photography: Six Hearts Photography

Florals, Planning +Design: Wrennwood Event Design

Cinematography: SquidWed Films

Hair + Makeup: Vigilante Cosmetics

Groom’s Attire: The Modern Gent

Bride’s Dress: Chaviano Bridal Couture

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bel Fiore Bridal

Catering: Simply Catering

Cake Baker: Eileen Carter Creations

Tabletop Rentals: Vintage English Teacup

Rentals: Unlimited Party & Event Rentals

Linens: I Do Linens

Models: Click Models of Atlanta

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Published on Smitten Magazine with a Friendors Inspiration Collaboration! – Friendors Consultancy

Hey there, Friendors! We did an Inspiration Collaboration a while back at a beautiful castle with a full bridal party and a bath tub full of rose petals – and guess what?! It was just published on Smitten Magazine.

Click the image of all the amazing professionals involved below to view the feature.

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Concept: Friendors Consultancy

Photography: Six Hearts Photography

Florals, Planning +Design: Wrennwood Event Design

Cinematography: SquidWed Films

Hair + Makeup: Vigilante Cosmetics

Groom’s Attire: The Modern Gent

Bride’s Dress: Chaviano Bridal Couture

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bel Fiore Bridal

Catering: Simply Catering

Cake Baker: Eileen Carter Creations

Tabletop Rentals: Vintage English Teacup

Rentals: Unlimited Party & Event Rentals

Linens: I Do Linens

Models: Click Models of Atlanta

BTS Snapchat Footage of a Recent Friendors Inspiration Collaboration

Heya, everyone!

We told ya 2 weeks ago to git yur asses on Snapchat so we’re here to show ya some fun and simple BTS Snapchat footage from one of our recent Inspiration Collaborations to maybe encourage you to get over on Snapchat and to make ya wanna be a Friendor so you can be involved next time.

You can see more of the fun things we do on our snapchat: @xofriendors.

Concept: Friendors Consultancy 

Design: Amanda Jewel Floral and Design

Photography: Six Hearts Photography from FOG 

HMUA: Vigilante Cosmetics 

Food: Simply Catering

China: Vintage English Teacup 

 Models: Jennifer Reed and Mark Owens

SO, here it is, one short/long video with all of our Snapchats from that day:

Click here to become a Friendor

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Friendor Feature – Atlanta’s Best Skyline Venue – Ventanas

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Hiya, Friendors! We hope you’re having a lovely Monday morning. It’s February and we’re feelin’ the love coming on something serious this time of year. Speaking of love, you know what we love?

Finding incredible views! We’re here with a Friendor Feature on the venue we’re officially dubbing as THE best skyline view in Atlanta, Ventanas.

We got to go out to Ventanas to photograph the space and also hosted an Inspiration Collaboration that was PUBLISHED on Offbeat Bride, a wedding blog with over 1.3 MILLION hits per month.

Click here to view the photos from Six Hearts Photography and the feature on Offbeat Bride.

It’s no surprise the shoot was published right away; we had some amazing professionals involved and Ventanas is just STUNNING.

Ventanas is in the best possible location you could imagine, above the Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Atlanta, just next to Centennial Olympic Park, The World of Coke, and the Georgia Aquarium. It has a helipad with a full 360 view of the city. Just. Amazing.

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We were greeted by Hannah, the Catering Sales Manager, and got to chat with her for a little bit before she gave tours of the space and tastings to newly engaged couples.

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While talking, she cultured us – did you know Ventanas means Windows in English? Yep, sure does. And let us tell you something about the windows in this space – they are FLOOR TO CEILING.

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But it doesn’t stop there (man, I swear).

They also have a deck with a bar and a fire pit and so much more. Enjoy the photos of this beautiful venue below and read about all of its amenities (like an open floor plan, a spiral stair case, and epic make out views, eeeek!!)!

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Just as we dubbed it the best Skyline View in Atlanta, we’re gonna go ahead and say it’s got some of the most killer amenities as well. Here are some amenities as taken from their website.

Exclusive Amenities from Atlanta’s Premier Rooftop Event Space

For groups up to 500, Ventanas will help you create and define an unforgettable, signature event through exclusive features, which include:

  • 9,547 sq. ft. of indoor/ outdoor and rooftop entertaining space
  • Two-story floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Self or valet parking
  • Private entrance with optional VIP red carpet
  • Helipad, which offers a dramatic element to your event
  • Dedicated “space shot” elevator
  • Furnished green room
  • Exclusive outdoor deck with bar, fire pits, soft seating and elevated VIP seating area
  • Media wall branding and promotion opportunities
  • Incredible views of downtown Atlanta’s world-class icons, with views of Buckhead, Midtown, Stone Mountain and Kennesaw Mountain
  • The opportunity to expand your event into a signature experience with attractions within walking distance, including: Georgia World Congress Center, Philips Arena, Georgia Dome, CNN, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Centennial Olympic Park, and dining, retail and entertainment offerings in the Luckie Marietta District
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Published on Bespoke Bride – Lisa Frank Inspiration Collaboration

Our Friendors were published over on Bespoke Bride with our Lisa Frank Inspiration Collaboration. Click the image below to check out the feature.

Photography: Six Hearts Photography

Cinematography: Squid Wed Films

Catering: Simply Catering

China: Vintage English Teacup

Baked Goods: Eileen Carter Creations

Beverages: Yo Fav Bartender

Paper Goods: The Postmans Knock

Bridal Gown: Wedding Angels

Hair + Make Up: Vigilante Cosmetics

Grooms Tux: King Tux Rental

Jewelry: Stella & Dot Stylist, Lucky & Lovely: Melanie Hernquist

Nails: Jamberry Nails Consultant, Teri Rowland

Bridal Headwear: Arrow Through Her Heart

Costume: Dreamland Costumes + Specialty

Temporary Tattoos: Tattly

PhotoBooth: RobotBooth

Light and Sound: Dj Cuttlefish

Confetti: The Confetti Bar

Glitter Banners: The Bannerie

Wands and Pom Decor: Heart of Soleil

Glitter Letters: The Enchanted Princess

Origami Stars: Trinkets by Dana, by Cheers to Novelty

Paper Straws and Toppers: Paper Trail by Laura B

Linens: Linen Hero

Models: Trevor, Christine, and Journey

Venue: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

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3 Unique Wedding Seating Displays – Friendors Consultancy

So you want to tell your guests where to sit? Friendors, you’ve got a Bride requesting a unique idea?

We’ve got 3 ideas for you now. Tell us if you have any in the comments!

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1. Escort Cars

Punny, right? (you know, cause they’re Escort CARds) And so adorable.

Click here to see this full wedding and the event professionals involved.

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2. Wallet Size Prints

 We think printing wallet size prints as seating cards is sweet and sentimental. Plus, doubles as a Party Favor. And your photographer will love seeing photos they took being utilized in such a unique way!

Click here to see this wedding and the event professionals involved.

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3. Hanging Teacups

You can have guests names simply hang from a paper tag on them. We’ve seen tea cups double as a party favor too!

Our Friendor Vintage English Teacup (though the pictured above is not from there) is a great professional for this if you want to rent!

Click here to view this wedding.

HAVE ANY IDEAS WORTH SHARING? EMAIL US NOW AT HELLO @ FRIENDORS .COM 

All photography by Six Hearts Photography

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Friendors Bat Mitzvah Inspiration Collaboration Featured on The Celebration Society

We’re so honored to have been featured on The Celebration Society with a Friendors Inspiration Collaboration photographed by a few Roaming Robot Photographers from RobotBooth.

Click the image below to check out the feature!

Planning & Design: Six Hearts Photography
Photography: RobotBooth Roaming Photographers
Venue: Sweet Meadow Farms
China: Vintage English Teacup
PhotoBooth + Favors: RobotBooth
Hair & Makeup: Vigilante Cosmetics
Frozen Yogurt: The Country’s Best Yogurt

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Fall Wedding Inspiration Collaboration – Foxhall Resort Wedding Photography – Friendors Consultancy

Heya, lovely people of the world! Friendors Consultancy here to strut a beautiful new Inspiration Collaboration with some of our favorite Atlanta wedding vendors.

The leaves are changing colors, falling outside, the air is growing crisp, and Friendors are feelin’ inspired! What’s your favorite thing about fall? Tell us in the comments after you check this out!

Planning: Amanda Ready with Atlanta Event Studio 
Mens Attire: Modern Gent
Hair + MUA: Christine Pay with Brushworx 
Invitations: A&P Designs 
Napkins, Mugs, Chargers: Pier One 
Jewelry: Signature Pieces
Models: Hollie + Brandon Lytle
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