Hello hello! Welcome to the first “Getting to Know You…” for September!! Today we’re meeting a coiuple of super lovely ladies who run vintage-inspired planning and styling business The Little Black Crow, come and say hi to Becca and Collette…!
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. Our names are Becca and Collette and together we run a small business called The Little Black Crow – event planners and stylists with a flair for vintage! We offer complete Styling for weddings and events, prop hire and full planning. We now also offer catering for vintage and retro tea parties.
Q. And how did you get into the wedding and event planning/styling business?
A. Collette and I met through our children (we are both lucky to have two beautiful boys) and realised we were both kindred spirits, not only having two boys in common but both had interior design qualifications and had studied at the same college. We also both have a passion for vintage.
We were often asked to organise and plan events either for our friends, family or for the school PTA and had helped style parties and weddings. We were both looking for an adventure and so The Little Black Crow was formed!
Q. What do you enjoy most about being the boss at The Little Black Crow?
A. Who doesn’t love being Queen for the day! I don’t know which one of us is boss, it changes week to week! We do however make a great team as we both are very creative and get excited with ideas but most of all we love meeting all the different people that comes with having this business – so far it’s been a blast!
And the fun stuff…
Q. If you could jump on a plane tomorrow… where would you go?
A. Collette: India – For the sense of the exotic, the colours and vibrancy and spice and for the generic Indian smile.
Becca: Ooh that’s a hard one… There are lots of places I haven’t been and would love to go to but I think it would be to go on Safari in Africa, I went as a young girl and will always have vivid memories of it, such an exciting adventure and would love to take my boys there and for them to experience the same.
Q. It’s Sunday… what’s your all-time favourite thing to be doing?
A. Becca: On a Sunday my all time favourite thing is to hang out with my family and friends and enjoy a home cooked roast dinner with a cheeky glass of wine.
Collette: Picnic on a beach watching my children play by the waters edge.
Q. Do you have a TV show you’re currently addicted to? (Not a Goggle-boxer? How about a favourite book right now?)
A. Becca: When it comes to TV I love anything weird and wonderful, in fact we both do! Either period dramas such as Downton Abbey to the glorious ‘Penny Dreadful’. At the moment I’m addicted to ‘Somebody Knows My Name’ which has superb acting including Aunjanue Ellis who plays Aminata Diallo. It’s completely ‘heart-stopping’ at times. My favourite book at the moment is ‘Go Set a Watchman’ by Harper Lee .
Collette: We both have the same taste when it comes to TV. I’m currently reading Senior Vivo and the Cocoa Lords.
Q. You’re home alone… guilty pleasure song: GO!
A. Becca: Well I’m not sure if this counts as a guilty pleasure song, as I don’t really feel guilty about listening and singing along to it but I know some people think it’s a bit sad, is Lionel Richie’s ‘All Night Long.’
Collette: Joleen by Dolly Parton
Q. Which would you rather be: a Care Bear or a unicorn?!
A. Is that a trick question? Of course it has to be a Unicorn – a beautiful, mythical beast! That made us think of the make up bag Collette bought me which had written on it “My friend told me I was delusional, I almost fell off my Unicorn!” Sums our humour up perfectly!
Q. Do you have a top tip, hack or any advice for brides and grooms planning their big day?
A. Our advice for brides and grooms is to make your day personal and unique to you as you can’t please everybody so choose what’s best for you and don’t worry about it not being ‘the norm’. Using a stylist can be a lot more affordable than you think and will ensure that you having a setting that reflects your personality and suits who you are as well as taking away a lot of the stress and hard work!
Another tip is to have an Afternoon Tea for your wedding breakfast as it is a great way to feed your guests and looks fantastic too but it will cost less than a traditional 3-course meal.
A big, big thank you to Becca and Collette for coming over to the blog today and giving us a little inside snoop into their lives and business! If you’d like to find out more then check out them out here!
Did you miss our last “Getting to Know You…”? Check out Daisy from Daisy Sheldon Embroidery!