It is with much excitement and anticipation that we will be gathering together next Sunday evening as Pink Confetti makes its first (and very possibly last!) appearance on television as part of the UK Wedding Show programme!
Although (understandably?) nervous as to how we’ll appear on TV it has been an interesting experience working with the fantastic presenters and production team at Lancashire One.
The UK Wedding TV Show follows The UK Wedding Show events up and down the country and the pilot programme was aired in October last year. In November, we were contacted by one of the researchers from Lancashire One who was speaking to exhibitors scheduled to attend the East Midlands Show at Ricoh Stadium this January (see Happy 2013!).
During a chat with their lovely researcher, Dolores, I mentioned that our desire is to make every visit to Pink Confetti a memory to treasure and that we had been short listed as Regional Finalist by The Wedding Industry Awards. I also discussed our passion for supporting UK Design – in particular the relationship we have with our most local designer Nicola Anne and the fact that her dresses are made in the UK, by hand, in her workshop just down the road!
This obviously struck a chord as a couple of weeks later we were sitting in the shop with producer, Mike & Jonny, the presenter from Lancashire One, discussing ideas for their forthcoming programme. As well as what we’d discussed with Dolores they also loved the idea of our ‘Finishing Touches’ events and how we are using informal networks with other wedding suppliers to support one another in developing business.
(They were also quite taken with the fact that Carol used to be a human cannonball but struggled to find a way that they might include this!!)
A date was arranged for filming and then the panic set in! – What to wear? How to loose a stone in 2 days (especially after Christmas)? Should we book in for hair and make up?
On the day, with a heightened sense of anxiety, we met Mike and Jonny plus presenter, Emma, at the shop and it was the start of a long, exhausting but fantastic day!
Having never been filmed before it was a whole new experience and I can certainly understand why it takes so long to make a movie! Altogether they filmed for about 6 hours and I believe that the finished piece is about 5-6 minutes long!
As well as being interviewed (do I really sound like that?) and some filming of the team in action at the shop we also filmed at Nicola Anne’s studio. To add continuity to the finished article they also filmed me driving to Nicola’s – it’s very disconcerting driving along with a camera up your nose and you get some very strange looks at traffic lights!
We also had to create an impromptu ‘Finishing Touches’ event in the evening for this to be included in the programme – our thanks to our lovely brides – Amy, Georgie & Katy – who turned up at short notice and were willing guinea pigs for our trial event. If this evening was anything to go by these events are going to be a great success! In fact the first two events are now fully booked – see our Website or Face Book Events Page for more details and dates of future events.
On reflection of the day, although very nervous at the beginning, the Lancashire One team were brilliant at putting us all at ease. It was a long, intense day and everyone worked incredibly hard – hopefully the end result will be worth it!
Pink Confetti’s debut performance will be aired on Sunday 27th January 2013 at 6.30pm on the Showcase Channel – Sky 191 and Freesat 400.
As to whether the next stop is Hollywood, I don’t think so! – but hope you enjoy the show!