Back to Friday’s Friend’s after a family wedding, my sister’s to be precise, and what a lovely day it turned out to be!
This company really has gone from strength to strength with their wedding business, having recently added so many more lines that fit in with todays modern wedding, they are able to help so many clients achieve a great atmosphere.
I can recommend them highly and have at times used many of their products for events we have held. This week’s friends are Premier Weddings & Events and they certainly are premier….
PREMIER WEDDINGS & EVENTS
Ben started Premier Weddings & Events and pretty much was the first person in the industry that I had the pleasure to speak with. To say he was on hand for good advice and support really is an understatement, he really is one of those people who is happy to help.
Meeting like-minded business owners in this industry really is what it’s all about, I like to be able to recommend good people and good businesses, and these guys really are at the top of the list. Friendly and enthusiastic about what they do, with a quality team it’s exciting to see them grow.
For our third year in business we had a lovely party to which Ben provided us with a dance floor and our logo in lights. As you can see by the picture below, it looked very smart. After a little issue with the dress code (bad reading of the invite he told me, I just think he was rebelling! he he) he still managed to help us celebrate the night away.
Photography by Steve Walton Photography
Well the great thing about premier is what they specialise in, whether you need a DJ, a dance floor, decorative lighting or backdrops they can help with many funky items to set a great scene for your wedding. Recently added to their stock has been an item that seems to be sought after in bucket loads, led furniture. At our recent Eve Lily Wedding Show at Shearsby Bath they produced led spheres that were positioned outside, these completely wowed our guests with how lovely they looked. Check out their web page to see what they can offer you. http://premier-event-services.co.uk/
Here’s Ben to give you his thoughts about the wedding world and in his own words, take it away Ben 🙂
Ten words that best describe you and your business? Fun, Colourful, Friendly, Helpful, Premier, Always say yes & WOW Factor.
Tell us what you most enjoy about working in the world of Premier Events? I love the fact that we can take a clients ideas and turn it in to reality, be that by using lighting, AV equipment, drape, furniture or any of the other cool things that we provide. It’s great to walk into an empty venue in the morning and by 3pm it’s completely transformed.
If you could plan a wedding anyway you would like, what would you do for the following?
– Type of venue. A large country house, somewhere like Stapleford Park with its large gardens and amazing food.
– Colour scheme and theme or style. It would have to be something classic and traditional in the day and then completely modern in the evening, almost turning the venue into a nightclub for the evening reception.
– Styling for bride and groom. Not something I have really thought about much, probably something quite contemporary however.
– Entertainment. As a company that started out as a DJ company, it would have to be our 4 wedding Djs playing on rotation throughout the evening with me doing a guest slot. I would also need to get my friend Ryan O’Mahony a local singer who also plays the guitar to sing some songs in the room turnaround, he does some amazing mash-ups.
– Special touches. I would try to do an amazing speech so would definitely need some AV support such as radio mics, plasmas and music!
What do you think is the most important thing to consider and get right when planning a wedding? For me it’s definitely the entertainment, your guests have got to be entertained for at least 5 hours at night and if you choose the wrong DJ or band then the evening will suffer. Choosing a cheap DJ may save you some money but could end up spoiling the evening with nobody dancing and subsequently leaving early.
Do you have any advice that you can pass on to future bride and grooms about to get married? Book early, we find that the good suppliers are always in high demand and popular items do sell out in advance.
What has been the most memorable client request you have worked on since you started Premier Events and why? We were asked by another events company to provide a starlit dance floor for the World Economic Forum which takes place once a year in Davos, Switzerland. This event attracts pretty much all of the world leaders and our dance floor was used for an event which Google were hosting. They flew Jon (our General Manager) out there to lay the dance floor, he was there a few days before the event as the whole site was on a security lockdown. It must have gone well as we have been back there for another dance floor also!
Church Wedding or Civil Service? Probably a civil service, I would have to ask the prospective bride though.
Best and worst thing about weddings in your opinion? Best would be the smiling faces and knowing that we help people to have a great time. The worst for us would be the long and unsociable hours, we are always out and about at the weekends at silly o-clock delivering and collecting kit.
What do you LOVE in life? Loads of things, I love my job, I love the fact that my hobby is my ‘proper job’ and that we get to go out and do some really cool jobs. I should also mention my friends and family and of course, Claire my girlfriend who helps me with many things Premier related.
One sentence to describe Premier and what you do….. At Premier we supply pretty much anything that you could need to enhance your venue from an audio, visual and production point of view.
Thank you so much Ben! It’s great to get people’s thoughts and feelings about the wedding industry from people who are in it, day-to-day, as they really do help clients plan and imagine what their big day will be like.
The next Friday Friend really is one for the girls, brides, bridesmaids, mothers, anyone who really wants to glow on the big day, come back next week to find out how they can help.
Nicola 🙂 x