The last 5 months have been very exciting for me in regards to setting up Polka Dots and Pearls. I have learnt so much and met so many lovely people and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. This is only the beginning for me and everyday I have a little moment of excitement about what lies ahead.
I have a huge load of appreciation for my friend of Nomnom Photograpy who gave me advise and support when I wanted to set up the business, he helped me set out my ideas and get a clearer idea of what steps to take. He is also a fantastic photographer and took the stunning photo's that are on my website promoting the various Photoshoots that I offer. He is one of the Photographers that works with me on the shoots.
I must also say a huge THANK YOU to Business Boom Bolton, as they have supported me from the very beginning, promoting my business and they have just been a fantastic support for me. Below are the links from Business Boom Bolton, one is a write up about Polka Dots and Pearls and one is an interview with me.
Introduction to Polka Dots and Pearls
Interview with me, Rebecca Ebbitt
The first event I attended was Vintage Fairs by Victoria Claire on the 9th October 2011. This was a fantastic event and as it was local I felt it would be a good opportunity for me to get the business name known.
I was then invited by Little Poppet Cupcakes to co-host a charity tea party event at the local Cineworld in aid of Bolton Hospice. Together we raised over £300 for the hospice.
More details about this can be found in the articles below:
Business Boom Bolton article - Vintage Tea Party and Bake Sale
The Bolton News
Throughout November, I ran a little campaign to help my Husband raise money for Movember. I made and sold moustache badges for £1. I raised around £20 towards his Movember fund.
My next event was one hosted by myself, Polka Dots and Pearls: The Christmas Fair - I'm sure you've seen all about this on the blog, so I won't go into details about it again. Click Here if you wish to read the review from the fair.
Shortly after the fair I had my first Prop Box hire customer who hired the box for her wedding day on the 16th December, she was very happy with it and said it provided so much entertainment for the guests. I will hopefully see some photo's from her day soon and I can't wait. I love knowing that my services made a difference to the biggest day of someones life.
So this has been my review of the last few months, but I would love to hear your comments and reviews on how you think I have done and what you would like to see from Polka Dots and Pearls in the new year.
A huge thanks again to each and everyone of you and here's to 2012!