Hope you’ve had a great fortnight since our last LoveLuxe Hangout! Tonight we’re going to be talking on the topic of Making Christmas Special for Children (our hashtag tonight to join in the conversation is #loveluxechristmas). From ideas on how to cultivate new family traditions to how to keep the little ‘uns entertained over the festive break, we’re really looking forward to being joined by photographer and blogger Emily Quinton who runs The Start Up Wife, Ellie Kelly from Buttons Children’s Parties, photographer Kate Griffin and baker Autumn Rabbitts from Plumb _ Rabbitts! To watch the live broadcast from 8pm just click on the play button. And please join in the conversation by tweeting us via the box below this post! We will answer any questions at the end of the session. LoveLuxe Hangouts Panel: Making Christmas Special for Children Emily Quinton, The Start Up Wife http://www.thestartupwife.co.uk/ @emilyquinton Kate Griffin, Kate Griffin Photography http://www.kategriffinphotography.com/ @KGphotographer Ellie Kelly, Buttons Children’s Parties http://buttonschildrensparties.co.uk/ @buttonsparties Autumn Rabbitts, Plumb _ Rabbitts http://www.plumbandrabbitts.co.uk/ @plumbrabbitts
Hello and welcome to this fortnight’s LoveLuxe Hangout! This evening we are joined with a brand new illustrious panel and because the festive season is just around the corner (I’m just itching to get our tree up!) we are going to be talking about how to host a Christmas Open House Party!
We’ll be live from 8pm and all you need to do to watch is press play. We’d also love you to get involved with your questions and comments while we’re on air, and to submit those all you need to do is to include the hashtag #christmasopenhouse either direct on Twitter or via the box below this post.
Christmas Open House Party Panel:
Vicki DeBlasi – Pocketful of Dreams
Hayley Berry – The Beauty Artist
friend of Rosie’s and expert in hosting open house parties!
Erin Hung – BerinMade
JoJo Cotterell – Jo’s Clothes Blog
Well hello and welcome to our first ever LIVE LoveLuxe Hangout! Woohoo! For our launch topic we are going to be looking at Winter Weddings (#loveluxewinter) and joining us are a veritable smorgasboard of wedding industry professionals, all hand picked for their expertise in this area!
The live video will start at 8pm this evening and last an hour. After the live streaming, the video will spend a little time converting and then be available to watch afterwards whenever you wish. But of course it’s much more exciting to watch it live because you can participate! Yep we want you to send in your questions while we’re chatting in the box at the bottom of this post and then we’ll be answering them at the end of the session. You can ask a question by Tweeting the hashtag #loveluxewinter or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
And yes this isn’t a one off! To start with we are going to host these chats once a fortnight, so our next session is going to be on Wednesday 21 November with the topic Hosting A Christmas Open House. We hope you enjoy this first chat and will join us again then! And please share the link with your friends to get everyone involved!
Lee and I are really excited to announce the latest development for LoveLuxe Blog and Wednesday nights shall never be the same!
During our house move over the last six weeks, LoveLuxe posts had to take a bit of a back seat to exciting things like wallpaper stripping and white paint. However it gave me some good time to think about the direction I want to take the blog and how we could implement technology in order to do this.
The main vision I have for LoveLuxe is to be a community. A place buzzing with ideas, chat and friends from across the UK who all love weddings, parties and meeting new people. With this in mind, Lee and I have been beavering away on some exciting and ground breaking technology and we are pleased to announce the launch of LoveLuxe Hangouts!
LoveLuxe Hangouts will be live interactive video chats taking place every Wednesday night between 8-9pm live here on the site.
Lee has cleverly managed to set up the site so we can have live video broadcasts with ability for anyone watching to comment via Twitter and instantly interact with the live panel. And yes that’s right – it isn’t just going to be me waffling on, but I’ll be inviting a selection of VIP guests to join me each week and every Wednesday night will be a different topic which hopefully will get your creative juices flowing and everyone excited to be involved!
We hope you will join us to meet with some of the most illustrious folk the wedding industry has to offer:
Week One: Winter Weddings Panel
Weds 7 November 2012 : 8-9pm
Charlotte is a world renowned bridal designer and part of the Amanda Wyatt family empire. We are absolutely thrilled to have her on board to talk about cosy winter wedding dress options and how you can care for your dress in wet weather!
Shell de Mar
An expert in photographing winter and low light weddings, Shell has had some great experiences shooting in snowy conditions and we’re excited to hear her tips on how to help your photographer if you’re having a wedding during these darker months.
The Queen of Planning and Style. Jessie runs an event company in the Cotswolds and has loads of great ideas for how to inject a stylish winter theme into your celebrations.
Makeup and Hairstylist to the stars, Kellie’s impressive client list includes David Schwimmer, Gordon Ramsey, Tess Daly, Rachel Stevens, Gabby Roslin, Arlene Phillips, Alan Carr and Hello Magazine. Kellie is going to be talking about her key winter looks for brides.
Creative and passionate about flowers, Emma works at the top wedding venues across the UK and is a keen Pinterest addict We’re looking forward to hearing Emma’s ideas for winter flower decor and what’s in season for winter brides.
Rebecca runs Sell My Wedding, the ultimate place to pick up a pre-loved wedding bargain. Rebecca had a winter wedding, so she is going to be filling us in on the challenges and triumphs from a bride’s point of view!
Whether you want to know the latest winter wedding dress styles, how to help your photographer if you’re having a low light ceremony or how you can incorporate a Christmas theme on your tables you can send your questions in to any of our expert panelists by commenting below, leaving a question on our Facebook Wall or using the hashtag #loveluxewinter on Twitter.
You’ll also be able to communicate with us live on the site while the Q_A is taking place so don’t be shy and get involved, we’d love to hear from you!
Whether you’re a bride, planning a party or an industry expert looking to do a bit of networking – everybody’s welcome to join in, so pop it in the diary and we look forward to seeing you back here then!