About specialcreationsbyjane

Create Venue Stylist - Weddings and Events. I am passionate about helping Brides to achieve their dreams ... Let us create the perfect ambience for your Very Special Day ...

Happy 4th Birthday Special Creations

4 years ago today I was working as a hotel receptionist with a dream and decided to launch Special Creations. I’m so proud at what I have achieved!

Within 2 years I set up and created Special Creations by Jane from a dream and turned it into a very successful business which has become an established Venue Styling company within the Wedding Industry. We pride ourselves in offering a friendly, professional service, offering the highest quality of service and attention to detail. We are passionate about helping Brides to achieve their dreams and offer inspiration and advice for their Wedding Day. We can transform any venue with our creative venue styling, we design, style and create the perfect ambience for any event or special occasion, offering a truly bespoke service.

Our Promise ….

Every little girl dreams of marrying their Prince and having the perfect Wedding Day, with our Creative Skills, Attention to Detail and Passion, We Promise to turn your dreams into reality ….

Many thanks to all my friends, family, brides and everyone at Ghyll Manor Hotel for believing in me! Follow your Dreams and share your Passion ….

Happy 4th Birthday Special Creations xxx

Venue Styling with Love

Venue Styling with Love

Advertisements

Victoria and David – Real Weddings

Yesterday I dressed a really Special Wedding …

Horsham and District Sands is a charity very close to my heart that raises awareness and provides support to bereaved parents, friends or family following the loss of a baby, before, during or shortly after birth.

15 years ago my best friend and I were both pregnant at the same time. We were both so excited about having babies together and them growing up to be best friends. Tragically Julie lost her baby at 39 weeks and both our dreams were shattered. I know the pain she experienced at losing Jessica and it was a very emotional time for both of us as 10 weeks later I gave birth to Cameron.

Horsham and District Sands is a new charity to Horsham, run by bereaved parents and it is self funded. As a company I wanted to do something really special to help towards the funding of the group, as the work they do in the community is amazing.

I decided to offer a gift of complete venue styling for up to 100 guests worth over £1000. The prize consisted of up to 100 chair covers, 100 wedding favours, 10 centrepieces and fairylight backdrop hire. I ran the prize with my Brides and Victoria purchased the gift for £600 and the full £600 was donated to Horsham and District Sands.

Victoria was very excited to have won the prize especially as the money was being donated to charity. Victoria and her Mum met me for coffee a few months before her Wedding at Ghyll Manor Hotel and we started planning her Wedding Decor. Victoria wanted a Classic Vintage Style Wedding. She choose beautiful Antique Rose Organza Sashes as this matched perfectly with the Memory Lane Roses she was having in her bouquet and colour scheme. Victoria wanted a romantic feel to her Wedding and she choose beautiful Candelabra Centrepieces dressed with crystal garlands which sparkles as it catches the light. The perfect finishing touches were Memory Lane Roses placed in beautiful glass holders with stunning T-Light holders around the centrepieces with a scattering of fresh rose petals. The Wedding Favours were beautiful handcrafted ivory boxes dressed with ivory satin ribbon and stunning diamanté love hearts.

I am so proud to have donated this gift to Horsham and District Sands, Julie and I hope to raise awareness and make a difference so no friends ever have to go through what we both experienced…

Here are some photos of yesterday’s Wedding. Congratulations to Victoria and David, wishing you both lots of love and happiness for the future.

Ghyll Manor looking beautiful dressed in Classic Vintage Style Theme ...

Ghyll Manor looking beautiful dressed in Classic Vintage Style Theme …

Stunning Antique Rose Organza Sash with Beautiful Memory Lane Rose

Stunning Antique Rose Organza Sash with Beautiful Memory Lane Rose

Beautiful Vintage Top Table Flowers created by Gill Pike Florist.

Beautiful Vintage Top Table Flowers created by Gill Pike Florist.

The perfect Finishing Touches ...

The perfect Finishing Touches …

Beautiful Wedding Favours.

Beautiful Wedding Favours.

Stunning Candelabra Centrepieces.

Stunning Candelabra Centrepieces.

Horsham and District Sands. A charity very close to my heart.

Horsham and District Sands.
A charity very close to my heart.

Julie and Ric … 21st April 2012

Julie and Ric
21st April 2012

A year ago today was my best friends Wedding …

I will never forget the day when Julie phoned me and said “OMG Jane, I’m getting married! I’m gonna be a Bride, I’m so excited …. I need your help!” I was so excited for Julie and Ric and after 20 years of being together they had finally decided to tie the knot!

The date was set for 21st April 2012 at the lovely Mannings Heath Hotel. Julie had fallen in love with a stunning Wedding Dress at Crystal Brides which was full of beautiful burgundy crystal detail and the colour scheme was arranged around her dress …

The Beautiful Bride ...

The Beautiful Bride …

Julie also wanted Red Roses to be incorporated in the Wedding Decor as this was symbolic as a memory to her daughter Jessica and was an important part of the Venue Styling. Julie’s Wedding Bouquet was a stunning arrangement of burgundy and ivory roses with crystal diamantes designed by Gill Pike Florist. As a memory to Jessica an angel embellishment with Jessica’s birthstone was pinned to the bouquet.

Stunning Wedding Bouquet by Gill Pike Florist.

Stunning Wedding Bouquet by Gill Pike Florist

Julie wanted the Venue Styling to be a complete surprise to her until her Wedding Day. I had so much fun being creative, I wanted the venue to look magical as this was my wedding present to her. It was very hard keeping everything secret from Julie and from a designers point of view most Brides have specific ideas of what they want on their Wedding Day. Julie said to me “I completely trust you Jane, burgundy is the colour scheme and I would like Red Roses for Jessica, the rest I will leave up to you … ”

… and so the fun began

Chair Covers were dressed in beautiful burgundy organza sashes and diamanté wraps were added to give extra sparkle …

Chair Covers dressed with burgundy organza sashes.

Chair Covers dressed with burgundy organza sashes…

I wanted the ceremony room to look stunning … The Fairylight Backdrop was placed behind the registrar’s table which created a magical ambience. Beautiful Candelabras were dressed with burgundy crystal garlands, a stunning table arrangement designed by Gill Pike florist was full of burgundy and ivory roses and was full of sparkle…

The Ceremony Room Mannings Heath Hotel

The Ceremony Room
Mannings Heath Hotel

image

The Amazing Marsh Family …
Julie and Ric with Bridesmaids Chloe and Abbie and Pageboy James

The Happy Couple ...

The Happy Couple …

I will never forget when I showed Julie the Venue all dressed for their Wedding Breakfast … Julie had tears in her eyes and she gave me a massive hug … “Thank you so much for making my Wedding so special! You are amazing, you have made all my dreams come true, this is absolutely stunning Jane!!”

Venue Styling - Wedding Breakfast

Venue Styling – Wedding Breakfast

Centrepieces were stunning Martini Vases dressed with burgundy crystal garlands with floating burgundy roses and candles …

Venue Styling - Wedding Breakfast.

Venue Styling – Wedding Breakfast.

Place Setting Cards were designed with burgundy organza ribbon with beautiful love heart diamanté embellishment. Napkins were dressed with diamanté wraps which matched the chair sashes …

image

The Wedding Cake was stunning and made with love by Julie’s Mum …

Beautiful Wedding Cake ...

Beautiful Wedding Cake …

I can’t believe a whole year has passed since Julie and Ric’s Wedding where has that time gone. I had so much fun planning and styling your Wedding Decor … Thank you for letting me be part of your Special Day …

Here are a few of my favourite photos … wow such happy memories …

Arriving at the venue ...

Arriving at the venue …

The Groom Ric and Pageboy James.

The Groom Ric and Pageboy James.

The Beautiful Bride with Bridesmaids Chloe and Abbie.

The Beautiful Bride with Bridesmaids Chloe and Abbie.

The Amazing Marsh Family!

The Amazing Marsh Family

Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary Julie and Ric … Wishing you lots of love and happiness for the future!

All my love Jane xxxxxx

Happy Memories ... Love ya Mrs Marsh! xxx

Happy Memories …
Love ya Mrs Marsh! xxx

Photo Credit Andrea Sarlo

For all Brides to be – Ghyll Manor Wedding Open Days

We are proud to be the In-House Creative Wedding Designer at Ghyll Manor Hotel, Rusper, West Sussex.
Come and see Special Creations By Jane at Ghyll Manor Wedding Open Days. Our Wedding Range includes: beautiful Chair Covers and Fairylight Backdrop Hire, Creative Centrepieces, beautiful Wedding Favours and Finishing touches to compliment any Wedding or Event Theme.

New for 2013 Delicious Candy Buffets … Wow your guests with our stunning displays of Retro, Pick n Mix and Old Fashioned Sweets.

Let us create the perfect ambience for your Very Special Day …

Hunsdon Hall - Ghyll Manor Hotel

Hunsdon Hall – Ghyll Manor Hotel

Hunsdon Hall - Ghyll Manor Hotel

Hunsdon Hall – Ghyll Manor Hotel

Creative Venue Stylist Weddings and Events

Creative Venue Stylist
Weddings and Events

 

 

 

 

Something Blue …

Heather and Michael Hillier – 23rd February 2013 Ghyll Manor Hotel

I first met Heather about a year before her Wedding at Ghyll Manor’s Wedding Open Day. She booked a consultation a few weeks later and we arranged to have coffee with her Mum and chat about her Venue Styling…

Heather’s colour scheme was Midnight Blue … Chair Covers were dressed in beautiful Midnight Blue organza sashes and accessorised with stunning Diamanté Buckles which added extra sparkle. The Fairylight Backdrop placed behind the Top Table created the perfect ambience, adding a romantic, fairytale feel and Crystal T-Light Centrepieces were dressed with Midnight Blue butterflies which carried through the colour scheme …

The best part of my day was seeing Heather and Michael on their Wedding Day, they were so happy seeing the venue dressed, I love what I do ….
Congratulations Mr and Mrs Hillier! xxx

Thank You Heather and Michael for my lovely Thank You card …

Dear Jane,
Thank you so much for dressing our Wedding at Ghyll Manor on Saturday 23rd February. The whole venue looked absolutely stunning, and we appreciate all the hard work you put in to make the day so special for us. The table and room dressing was exactly what we wanted, and we couldn’t have asked for anything more.
Thank you so much for making our day so special.
All our love
Heather and Michael Hillier xxx

Beautiful Crystal T-Light Birdcages looked stunning placed either end of the Top Table.

Beautiful Crystal T-Light Birdcages …

Chair Covers dressed with beautiful Midnight Blue organza sashes and accessorised with stunning Diamanté Buckles.

Chair Covers dressed with Midnight Blue organza sashes and accessorised with stunning Diamanté Buckles.

Beautiful Crystal T-Light Centrepieces dressed with Midnight Blue butterflies.

Beautiful Crystal T-Light Centrepieces dressed with Midnight Blue butterflies.

Photo Credit: Jasmine Curtis