Ahhh Tuesday! And apart from being the second day of a new week, it also means it’s time for a brand new “Getting to Know You…” and this week we’re meeting a couple of super-talented ladies indeed!! We’d love for you to meet Caroline and Jess from Fox and Partridge! Read on for some amazingness…
The basic bits…
Q. Well hello there! How the devil are you? First thing’s first… who are you and what do you do?
A. We are Fox & Partridge aka Caroline & Jess (the name is taken from Caroline’s mum’s maiden name and Jess’s second name). We are wedding creatives that can design everything you need for your wedding, from the beginning to end. Invitations, on the day stationery, venue styling, decorations and photography. We have a passion for making sure everything is consistent and that the theme of each wedding flows throughout.
Q. And how did you get into the wedding styling business?
A. We were both in the wedding industry already (Caroline designs invites with her company Little Lights Invites and Jess is a Wedding Photographer with her company, Jessica Jill Photography). We both knew there was a gap in the market for people wanting a creative wedding but may be unsure of how to go about it. We like to think of ourselves as people who can ‘make your Pinterest board come to life’. Caroline is a graphic designer and typographer, who can design all of your wedding stationery and Jess can capture the day with her 5 years experience as a wedding photographer. Those skills, combined with our love of decoration and venue styling mean we can offer the whole creative package!
Q. What do you enjoy most about being the boss at Fox and Partridge?
A. The best bit is the research and then finally seeing our ideas and sketches come to life. We also secretly like it when our clients cry when they see the venue and styling for the first time – it usually sets both of us off too!
And the fun stuff…
Q. If you could jump on a plane tomorrow… where would you go?
A. Jess: My favourite place I have been to so far is New Orleans (during Mardi Gras) the whole City is vibrant, architecture is beautiful and the food and music is amazing.
Caroline: I’ve just got back from Singapore where I spent 10 days exploring the city and helping one of my friends who has just moved there. It’s such a lovely city and you can guarantee you will never ever be cold!
Q. It’s Sunday… what’s your all-time favourite thing to be doing?
A. J:Sundays are spent exploring London with my boyfriend, he is a chef so we tend to check out new restaurants and tick off our list of 100 best restaurants in London, 3 down 97 to go!
C: My Sundays either consist of going to visit my parents on the Sussex coast and digging into a home-cooked roast, or going for a walk with my boyfriend before watching a film on the sofa – nothing too strenuous on a Sunday!
Q. Do you have a TV show you’re currently addicted to? (Not a Goggle-boxer? How about a favourite book right now?)
J: I am addicted to Stranger Things on Netflix, my all time fav movie is The Goonies and this series is a darker version also set in the 80’s.
C: I’m looking forward to Strictly being back on TV – I do Latin and Ballroom dancing in my spare time so I’m always watching with interest. I’m never that bothered about the celebrities, I just like watching the professionals do their thing!
Q. You’re home alone… guilty pleasure song: GO!
J: My guilty pleasure song (in the shower) has to be Mariah Carey’s ‘Hero’ song, I know it word for word as I have been singing it since I was 10 years old in the mirror of my old bedroom.
C: It’s gotta be Stevie Wonder – Superstition! If I’m cleaning my flat then I have to do it to music and this song definitely gets me dancing!
Q. Which would you rather be: a Care Bear or a unicorn?!
A. J: Ohhh Care Bears were my favourite growing up, I recently shot a wedding where a flower girl gave the bride back her old Care Bear she had given her her and had her dressed up in a wedding dress (the bride cried-and me of course).
C: I was more of a My Little Pony sort of girl so I’m going to have to choose Unicorn – plus they’re very on trend right now!
Q. Do you have a top tip, hack or any advice for brides and grooms planning their big day?
A. We both love relaxed, low key weddings. Everyone gets so bogged down with what is the ‘norm’ for a wedding, 3 course meal, white chair covers (which we loathe!!) the best advice we can give is to be yourselves, don’t worry about others will think, be fun, have a laugh, and leave the details to us 😉
Huge thank yous to Caroline and Jess for agreeing to come over and give us the low-down on what they do and the beautiful things that they create! If you’d like to learn more about Fox and Partridge then head on over to their site and check them out!
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