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In conversation with Dazzling Decor

Dazzling Décor - Located in Newhaven

Owner Vicki Skippings

Specialist in Wedding Décor

Vicki is the chairperson of Sussex Wedding Services

What do you remember about your favourite wedding?

It took place at the Hilton Metropole, Brighton.

The ceremony was originally booked as a civil service, but the law changed that week, so our couple managed to have a conventional marriage with a registrar. The ceremony room was set up with all white décor which created a Wow factor. After the ceremony the wedding party all went to the beach for some fabulous pictures, during their absence we changed the room to vibrant pink and blue with bright lighting which set off another set of Oooh’s and Aaah’s.

A fun day I will always remember and such a great pair of guys.

What was the most romantic gesture you have seen and heard?

A lovely couple had been trying to have a baby for 3 years and the bride to be became pregnant shortly before date of their wedding, no one at the ceremony knew she was pregnant. At the wedding breakfast the groom stood up and announced the pregnancy they then popped the gender reveal balloon which was filled with confetti to show all the guests, you can imagine the laughter and tears.

Nobody including the bride and groom knew whether the baby was a girl or a boy.

A fabulous story Vicki. **

What do you see as the trends for 2019?

Coral is my choice of colour and Pantone’s colour of the year.

I think coral and sparkly silver or sparkly gold will be most popular, I am looking forward to decorating a beautiful venue with these colours.

What would be the most important piece of advice you would give a couple.

Do your research on the companies that you plan to use and make sure you meet them in person, check out their reviews. A group such as Sussex Wedding Services has a wide selection of reputable wedding suppliers.

Don’t forget Wedding insurance for all eventualities.

Do you have a favourite review?

I have had many lovely reviews but one that stands out was a personalised hand-written postcard showing the couple in their finery with the ring bearer “Their Dog” thanking me.

He was called DOG……

Do you have a favourite style?

I couldn't begin to pick one, such a difficult question. At Dazzling Decor, we have met many different couples and dressed so many venues, with the varying seasons and tastes and styles their choices are quite unique.

What do you love most about the wedding business?

I have been looking forward to this question. Every day is different we never know what is going to happen, the couples we meet have ideas about their day and what is wonderful is guiding them with their choices a lovely task.

Each day brings lots of challenges and the results of our work fills me with pride.

Thanks Vicki an interesting insight you obviously enjoy your work.

** By the way, what was the gender of the baby mentioned earlier:

It was a Girl……..

Vicki Skippings Dazzling Decor


Tim @ Chirpee Flowers


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