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Day in the life – Emma Cottam, C&E Designs

Day in the Life, Events, PaperKate Marsden

It's day in the life time! This week I'm handing the post over to my new blog sponsor* Emma Cottam of C&E Designs. Emma creates bespoke paper craft, and here she shares her experience at a recent wedding fayre...

Today is Sunday and the day begins with an early wake up. I also work full time alongside C&E Designs so the weekend is when I get the most time to spend doing C&E things. Today I’ve woken up at 7am and headed straight to my craft room to make sure everything is ready for the Wedding Fayre we have today.

I check through all our items to make sure that everything is there, especially the new bouquets we have been working on. The cats (Pippin and Luna) have also had a nosey and seem happy too! I won’t share any photographs of the craft room as it is currently rather messy and awaiting some new storage.

After making sure everything is together and ready to go I head for a shower, get dressed and then go and make myself some breakfast. On today’s menu is a smoothie made with avocado, banana, berries and coconut water, the perfect start to my day.

Smoothie in hand I head back to the craft room to work through some of the orders that have been placed for Valentine’s Day. I’ve mostly been working on roses this year for orders and there will be some very lucky ladies this Valentine’s Day!

It’s now around 10:00am and time to head to the Wedding Fayre. Me and Mr C&E load the car and set off to the Fayre, which is about a 40 minute drive from our home in Lancashire.

We arrive at the Wedding Fayre around 10:40am and start to unload the car. For this Wedding Fayre I have tons of new items including chair decorations, paper confetti, paper confetti cones and paper flower kits, so it takes me a little longer than normal to set up. Whilst I set up Mr C&E captures some shots of me working hard setting up the stall.

The stall is set up around 11:45am (yes that took me a long time!) so we quickly get ourselves a hot drink as its rather cold today and have a quick bite to eat before the brides and grooms arrive at 12pm.

From 12 – 3pm my afternoon is spent talking to some lovely brides and grooms to be about what C&E Designs can offer them for their special day and talking through some creative ideas. As well as talking with brides and grooms to be, I also hand out information with a voucher for a discount on the wedding packages, information to book a free consultation and I also take the details of those who would like us to send the Wedding Packages information over. When I get home from the Wedding Fayre, I will email all the brides and grooms to be with this information.

It’s now 3pm and the Wedding Fayre has finished so it is now time to start packing up. Whilst Mr C&E goes and gets the car I start packing up, this can take some time to ensure everything is packed away safely and ready for the next Fayre.

With everything packed up we head home to rest and make tea. We arrive home around 4pm and unpack the car.

I’ve had a lovely day and now its time to relax and watch a film.


*This is a sponsored post - you can find out more about Emma via the ad in my sidebar.