Highlights from 2013

Happy New Year to all of our customers, suppliers, friends and colleagues!

We thought we would start the year by taking a look back at some of our highlights from 2013.  Every year is diverse and 2013 was no exception, with stunning new venues, lovely new clients, exciting new stock and plenty of opportunity to be creative!

We dressed many themed events throughout the year with James Bond, 60s and Hollywood continuing to be the most popular themes.  The Great Gatsby film provided inspiration for several art deco inspired parties and we even had a request for a party with the theme “You Can’t Go Out Dressed Like That!”

Qs Room Set Piece at a James Bond Themed Corporate Event at The Intercontinental London

Lighting, Draping, Centrepieces at Clandon Park for a 60s Themed 30th Birthday Party

Styling Consultancy, Chill-out Furniture and Funky Linen at The Amadeus Centre London for a 50th Birthday Party

Hollywood Themed Set Piece for a Company Christmas Party at The Gatsby in Berkhamsted

Draping, Christmas Tree Decorations and Centrepieces for an Art Deco Inspired Company Awards Ceremony at Brooklands Museum

We continue to be recommended suppliers at several venues and work regularly at Great Fosters, Chewton Glen, The Hurlingham Club, Leeds Castle, Kings College Cambridge and Botleys Mansion amongst others.

Pealight backdrop, chair covers and sashes, table linen at Chewton Glen Hotel

Bespoke gobo projection, lighting, sound, table candelabra and votives for a Centenery celebration at King’s College Cambridge

The Long Gallery in The Maiden’s Tower at Leeds Castle dressed for evening dancing, including turquoise hearts gobo projection, acrobat projector, battery pillar candles, illuminated poseur tables, mirrorball and wall uplighters.

Vintage chic at Great Fosters with a white starlit dance floor, festoon lights, white paper lanterns, table pinspots and battery wall uplighters.

Contemporary elegance at the Hurlingham Club with partition drapes, a pealight backdrop, battery uplighters in magenta, illuminated poseur tables and storm lanterns.

Vintage elegance at Botleys Mansion with ivory partition and wall drapes, ivory table linen, French chairs, glass table candelabra, storm lanterns, table pinspots, wall uplighters, gold rimmed glassware, coloured napkins and warm white pealights

A whimsical wonderland at Great Fosters with a central oak tree and warm white pealights, foliage and pealights to dress the sills and beams, table pinspots, wall uplighters and twisted willow arrangements.

Over the next year we will be featuring regular and new venues on the blog with lots of tips and guidance on how to enhance or transform them to maximum effect.  There will be theming suggestions, an introduction to our new stock items, details of the exhibitions we will be attending at Brides The Show and the BNC Global Event Show, plus ideas and trends for all forms of event.  So bookmark this page and visit us during 2014 and don’t forget to check out our facebook page and twitter feed also!

I will leave you with one of our many testimonials from 2013:

“A huge thank you to you and the rest of the team for all your help in making our wedding so perfect. The Stressfreehire team dealt with all my changing requests efficiently and with the minimum of fuss. On the Big Day itself the service provided was prompt and smooth. I have no hesitation in recommending you most highly.”