"Working in Ambience Teesside over the last year has been great. We are so happy with the progress of the business over the last year and can see the potential it has over the next couple of years. Working together as a couple has been challenging at times but we both love where the business is at the moment and where it is going. It’s hard sometimes to separate work life with personal life and something we have to make a real effort to do! We love working for ourselves and the flexibility it brings."
"The first wedding we styled was in September last year at Wynyard Hall and it was beautiful. It was a last minute booking due to the bride being let down by another company and so we provided cream linen sashes, gold tea lights and cylinder vases with floating candles in them to sit along the top table and we were really happy with how it went. Most importantly the bride and groom were thrilled with how it all looked.
It really made us feel a sense of pride of what we had achieved when it was all set up and was excited and nervous all at the same time to hear what the bride and groom thought of it.
The feedback we received from this booking was brilliant and really made us raring to go for the wedding season and gave us a real boost and confidence for the upcoming months in our new business."
"The most important lesson we have learned this year is to not under value your items. It’s hard sometimes to know what price to put things at and to not be tempted to undercut your prices when you see other companies on social media offering what we like ‘to call too good to be true’ prices. We have to remind ourselves that we are providing a bespoke service and that our products are of a high quality. If there is one time that couples shouldn’t cut corners it’s on their wedding day, they don’t want to look back at it in years to come and regret anything about it. As we also like to say, buy cheap buy twice.
For the future, we would love to be the “go to” venue stylist company in our area, to have a very good reputation for keeping up with the latest trends and be always one step in front of our competitors. Even perhaps have to employ some Saturday staff to cope with the demand!"
"We have already worked at our dream venues in our area! Here are some to name a few, Yorkshire Wedding Barn, Rockliffe Hall, Wynyard Hall, Rudby Hall and Middleton Lodge."
Time has gone in a flash for Tina Smith since she joined Ambience in October 2018.
Ellen Ingleson takes over Ambience in Leeds!
We caught up with Laura and Hannah from Ambience Hertfordshire as they approach their two year Ambience anniversary!
Sandie Edgar launched Ambience Edinburgh in April 2008 and has recently signed her third term.
Tina swaps her career in visual merchandising for wedding venue styling!
Emma and Adam launch Ambience in Teesside. They joined Ambience as stylists in early July 2017.
Donna Wojtas is the proud owner of Ambience Venue Styling Bradford and Halifax. Donna joined Ambience as a stylist in October 2014.
Hana came from working in retail for over 13 years and she joined Ambience as a stylist in January 2016.
Hannah and Laura are proud owners of Ambience Venue Styling Hertfordshire. The sister team joined Ambience as stylists in October 2016.
Lenka Lockley and her husband Mark Lockley own the Ambience Venue Styling franchise in Derbyshire.
Laura Clark tells us that she started her Ambience Venue Styling business to have a more flexible work life balance.
Joining Ambience has allowed my husband and I the change in lifestyle we were searching for. Back in 2008 I was ready for a fresh challenge and my husband, Gareth, was disillusioned with his current employment. Each of us brings something different to the business which has enabled us to compensate for each other’s weaknesses whilst exploiting the other’s strengths.Sandie Edgar - Edinburgh Franchisee
I love being a venue stylist! What other jobs allow you to be involved with clients on the most happy of occasions. It is an honour to be a part of couple’s special day and play a part in making it perfect for them! The best bit is the feedback and hearing the most wonderful comments about your input into the day and what a difference the styling made!Donna Wojtas - Bradford & Halifax Franchisee
Starting a business can be very daunting, to know that we were joining a well-established national network made our decision a lot easier. Now, we can be our own boss and know that all the work we put in is going to benefit ourselves. Nothing is ever too silly and there will always be someone who knows the answer or who can help - both Head Office and Stylists. It’s like a little Ambience family.Emma Pearson & Adam Richmond - Teesside Franchisees
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