Another year has whipped by and somehow we find ourselves on the cusp of Christmas once again. Though an incredibly busy time for the Qube Decor Group, during December we always like to look back on the past year to celebrate our event styling achievements but also to focus on what we can do to make the experience of our clients’ even more amazing in the new year to come.
There’s no doubt that 2021 has been another challenging year for all, with the first quarter of the year spent in lockdown putting a stop to weddings and events. But just as with the previous lockdown periods, we didn’t take our foot off the gas, instead coming up with out of the box ideas on how we could create magical events at home. More on that to come! We also continued styling weddings over Zoom and now have a newfound love for Virtual Styling Consultations.
As the restrictions eased, the team quickly got back up to full speed, delivering a host of amazing events that we’d got in our diary as well as those that had been postponed. Since July, we’ve worked on more than 70 weddings whilst also delivering numerous corporate events, private parties, bar/batmitzvahs and festive installations.
We couldn’t be more thrilled to be back doing what we love, styling and managing events in Cheshire, Manchester and Cumbria, as well as travelling further afield to spectacular locations nationwide. It’s been great reconnecting with prestigious North West venues we worked closely with pre-pandemic, including Thornton Manor, Peckforton Castle, The Mere, Merrydale Manor, Old Palace Chester, Titanic Hotel Liverpool and Stanley House, as well as striking up relationships with brand new venues, such as the fabulous Hidden River Barns.
As we move into the new year, the Qube diary is looking equally busy. However, we do still have some availability remaining for 2022, and so would encourage those of you interested in booking our award-winning team for your wedding, corporate event, private party or festive styling to get in touch asap. As one of the UK’s leading event styling and planning companies, we’ll work with you to design and create the perfect look and ambience for your extra special occasion whilst making it unique to you. Simply get in touch to book a Free Styling Consultation or email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dates can be held with a £100 holding fee.
Finally, before we take a look at our other highlights from 2021 and reveal what’s to come in 2022, we want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We wouldn’t have had such a successful year without the support of all our clients, brides, grooms, corporate companies, event agencies and venues, for which we are forever grateful!
2021 QUBE HIGHLIGHTS
Event Igloo Experiences
A silver lining that came through those dark lockdown times was our fabulous Event Igloo Experiences! With people unable to leave their homes for little else than essentials and exercise, and big parties out of the question, we concentrated our efforts on how we could still help people to celebrate life’s milestones and special occasions in fabulous Qube style.
And so we launched our impressive Event Igloos with a choice of experiences ranging from Afternoon Tea, Luxury Dining, Netflix n Chill, and Girls Night Out to The Ultimate Proposal, each complete with decor, furniture, heating, lighting, food and drink. These special event domes proved a huge success, giving people a welcome change of environment and the feeling of being out, but all from the comfort of their own home.
As the trend for at-home parties keeps growing, our Event Igloos continue to be hired for special birthdays, next-level date nights, anniversaries, hen dos and proposals, creating unique occasions to be remembered.
In a similar vein, our Qube Luxe brand was set up in 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic initially stopped live events with Qube founder Debbie Marks determined to find a way that people could still celebrate the most special occasions in life and enjoy magical decor.
Throughout 2021 Qube Luxe has continued to go from strength to strength, making impressive event planning easy by offering everything you need to style beautiful celebrations at home…designed by us and delivered directly to your door. Our collections range from full summer and seasonal tablescapes to place settings, drinkware and linens.
The newly-designed Christmas and New Year’s Eve tablescapes for this year have been flying out of the door as people look to go all-out during the festivities, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to help them create that seasonal magic!
Team Expansions & Promotions
As the Qube Decor Group has continued to grow, so too has our amazing team! In 2021 we welcomed two fabulous new staff members, Emma and Georgia.
Emma joins us as head of business development dealing with corporate events, private parties, venue relationships and Christmas installations. Georgia, who initially came to us on a placement year whilst studying her Event Management degree, is now part of our sales team looking after wedding bookings and supporting the warehouse side. So, if you have an enquiry in such areas, these are the specialist contacts to go to! Simply email your enquiry to email@example.com and mark for Emma or Georgia’s attention.
During 2021, we were also delighted to promote Qube team member Kim to general manager. Kim has been with the company for more than seven years and looks after the details of all our events, ensuring our delivery is absolutely spot on!
Christmas Installations, Event Styling & Brand Work
Tis the season for festive installations, and we just love spreading seasonal joy to homes, businesses and hotels throughout November and December with our Christmas styling services!
This year we’ve travelled to locations across the North West and beyond, decking out abodes and venues in Stevenage, Bedfordshire, London, Cheshire and St Annes, to name but a few. From decorating giant Christmas trees and luscious garlands up dreamy staircases to creating wow-worthy entrances and stringing up reams of twinkling lights, there isn’t much we haven’t been tasked with!
We’ve also been fortunate to work with some fabulous brands on photoshoots and activation events during 2021. This included designing a luxurious Christmas scene at a house for hair-extension company LullaBellz (where we filled a freestanding bath full of disco balls!) and styling a glamorous event for beauty brand Glossybox at King Street Townhouse in Manchester.
Debbie Marks Events
And finally, perhaps the most exciting announcement we’ve made this year is the launch of Debbie Marks Events, a brand new and dedicated platform for our luxury wedding & event planning and event management services.
From the start of the Qube Decor Group, we’ve been planning incredibly lavish, high-end weddings and events, adding that extra sparkle to a host of exceptional occasions. And so, as we continue to grow and expand in the luxury decor market, it seemed only right to give these epic and high-profile events a platform of their own.
Therefore, moving forward, all our event management bookings will be taken care of by Debbie Marks Events. This gives those planning luxury weddings and private parties the amazing opportunity to work directly with Debbie, who is renowned for her unique concepts and boundary-pushing ideas that result in truly extraordinary events. Debbie will be working directly alongside the Qube Events team to deliver these events.
Through this exciting new platform, Debbie also offers business mentoring to fellow event professionals in the industry. With 1,500+ live events under her belt, Debbie can help new and established companies overcome business obstacles, take their offering to the next level and make their mark in the events industry.
For more details or to make an enquiry, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TO COME IN 2022
Phew! And so now we’re gearing up to do it all again, with a bumper year of weddings lined up and more corporate events in our diary than ever before!
Going into 2022, we’re super excited to be working with a host of independent businesses and big brands to deliver launch parties, gala dinners, activation events, and photoshoots across the country.
We’ll also be adding to our ever-expanding in-house collection of event styling products to deliver decor that no one else can! Furthermore, we’ll be working with lots more clients on custom projects delivering individually designed events and bespoke decor to ensure their events stand out from the crowd. Remember, we’re not just an off-the-shelf event styling company. So, if we don’t have what you’re looking for in our collections, our talented team can source or make it for you, from bespoke table plans and centrepieces to personalised lighting and signage.
Above all else, the Qube team will continue to work tirelessly to ensure we perform to our best ability for each and every event, no matter how small or how big.
Interested in hiring us? Then get in touch to book a FREE consultation, and let’s discuss how we can make your event stand out in Qube Events style.