Its been a fantastic wedding season for The Plank Company. We have seen ourselves go from strength to strength in 2015 where we provided furniture for a total of 28 weddings and events.
We have had some great highlights and met some fantastic couples along the way. The most rewarding part of the job is still when we see the wedding pictures where we can see our furniture decorated with each couples unique style and it always looks superb.
There has been hardly a week during the season where we haven’t been travelling up and down the country as far as London with our furniture deliveries. A definite perk of the job has been venturing around so many different areas and getting to meet our couples in person as well as viewing so many stunning wedding settings such as Pickwell Manor, Ocean Kave, The Anran Barn and many others.
One of the Summer highlights has to be running our first Bar at Adam and Victoria’s wedding which was a big success and lots of fun!
Naz and Mati created a unique look complimenting our furniture using true creative skill and hand making all the suspended Edison lightbulb lighting.
While Debbie and Toby created a simply stylish setting including this cute kiddies table layout.
One of our biggest events of the year took place at a charity dinner for 200 in Birmingham run by Phoenix events , hiring our entire stock to create a beautiful setting for a top notch evening.
The season ended sensationally when we were announced as a regional finalist at this years Wedding Industry Awards. We would like to take the opportunity now to thank all of the couples that took the time to vote for us and write such lovely testimonials.
Working alongside some other great companies in the industry has been brilliant too, Blue Fizz wedding planners and H&A catering just to name a few. Blue Fizz, creating some beautiful venue stylings at Down End field amongst other sites and we always hear great feedback about H&A catering and hope to work closely with them both in the future.
The Plank Company family has grown during the season in a number of ways, Lianne has joined the team who helps organise the office side of things and adds a needed feminine vibe to the workshop balance and Josh now has a gorgeous new family member, daughter number 2 little Jojo!
Along with the Summer successes, there have been some tough times too as JoJo’s entrance to the world wasn't straight forward. It was touch and go for a number of weeks but we are happy to say that all is well now and out of the ordeal we have 2 new charities that we will be supporting as a company going forward,
The Childrens Acute Transport Service
The Sick Children's Trust
So as we look back fondly at the crazy Summer season, you may think we would take the Winter as a time to breathe again….nope. In fact we are going to be busier than ever with all of our passion and focus going into our next big adventure, our new venues the Geodomes.
We have been lucky enough to have so much amazing feedback for our furniture and service along the way that we decided it made sense to expand into providing everything that a couple might need for their day, following the same beautiful, unique, and rustic theme as our furniture. We wanted to build a venue that is like no other…after months of planning and chewing over ideas, we have come to what we believe is going to be the next level up of venue from the standard marquee or tent, the Geodome.
A sustainably sourced geometric timber based structure consisting of 2 domes and a semi-transparent connection tunnel. We are so excited as it offers couples a venue that will set them apart from any other. The Plank Company will be a ‘one stop shop’ for every wedding day need.
We will be launching the Domes at our opening event set for April 2016 (date to be confirmed) supporting Jojo’s 3 charities. There will be bands, Dj’s and a great evening to be had as well as the opportunity to inspect our stunning new venue so watch this space for further details.
The Geodomes bring other changes, we will be expanding into Unit 5 of the Tesco units in Braunton over the next few months, things never stay the same for long with us! Its all extremely exciting and we cant wait to share more updates and pictures with you over the next few months!