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My Story

Growing up, anything remotely creative was my thing. I had a natural ability & an abundance of passion for art, design & textiles which was no surprise coming from a family of gifted creatives. My Grandfather was a sign writer & calligrapher and every woman in my family always had a creative project on the go; from hand sewn intricate throws to warm knitted jumpers, I was always surrounded by handmade creations brimming with love. My Grandmother would often say ‘My dear, you were created to create”.

After studying an Art Foundation course in Cheltenham, I landed my first job as a seamstress at a prestigious soft furnishings company who’s clients included Madonna & Mohamed Al-Fayed. I’d always been a stickler for precision throughout my work however I’d only scratched the surface when it came to the exceptional level of quality & craftsmanship the company opened my eyes to. My supervisor would regularly appear at my work bench armed with her ruler to measure the gaps in between my hand stitching & I felt truly in my element developing my skills & striving for a level of excellence I’d never experienced before. 

Following a period of travelling, I later worked for Laura Ashley as a Creative Visual Merchandiser where bringing their window displays to life (especially at Christmas) remains one of the highlights of my career. I later moved into a more corporate role for Marks & Spencer then onto a start-up personal care brand which taught me the foundations of running a successful company, skills which became priceless when I took the decision to run my own business. 

 

THE SOIRÉE SPIRIT

Soirée Studio was born shortly after my own wedding in 2016; For me, the wedding planning process felt effortlessly with the abundance of skills I’d developed throughout my career & having the opportunity to be creative again was like slipping into a much loved pair of well worn jeans. 

Following my wedding I genuinely felt quite lost without an outlet for my creativity & while it didn’t seem like it at the time, losing my job the day before my honeymoon was a blessing in disguise. With two weeks to sit on a beach & decide which career path to take, I made the decision to return home with my creative heart on my sleeve & a level head brimming with determination; when I landed home from honeymoon I only looked forward with excitement & Soirée Studio was born.

Today, Soirée has grown through the birth of my two wildly funny & energetic little boys, illness, the dreaded pandemic & relocating to the Wirral which fulfilled my dream of living by the sea. The first seven years of business have therefore developed through some very challenging times however my creative spirit has always lead the way, with my very patient husband by my side.

Soiree studio - Land Rover Defender work vehicle

When I’m not ‘working’…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strong cocktail supporter

Boy mum x 2

Rescue dog mum x 2

Exceedingly sarcastic wife

5am riser (I know it’s weird but I love it!)

Fika fanatic (aka Swedish coffee break)

Egg’s royale devotee

Seasoned traveller

” Even when there was a last minute complication literally 2 days before, Corrie was there to help. From start to finish it was impeccable & she handled absolutely everything so that I was free to enjoy myself. I was so happy that I could spend the day before the wedding & the morning relaxing & getting ready instead of worrying about table decorations & name cards etc. “

louise & peter - Cheadle, Cheshire

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Are we a perfect fit ?

My considerate couples come from all walks of life & all have these wonderfully admirable qualities in common:  

01.

They totally get that this wedding design/styling/stationery thing is a two way street; Sharing their love story & elements of their life that set their hearts ablaze means I can infuse these details into their day.

” Every great design begins with an even better story”…

02.

They respect my expertise & trust my judgment. They may have specific ideas about what they want, but they’re really keen to ensure creative freedom & exploring ideas together.

03.

They understand that my creativity needs fuel; I fill up by enjoying den building with my boys & downing tools after 8pm to annoy my husband. During these times, my considerate couples are all for me  enjoying my world. 

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They are just as excited about their wedding day as I am! They show up to each call/zoom/meeting with warmth, energy & know I share their excitment for whats to come.

” Not only was Corrie really easy to work and communicate with, she is patient & happy to take last minute requests. On our wedding day we were completely relaxed knowing Corrie was at the venue & styling it to perfection. I now miss having emails from Corrie! “

Claire & James - Wyresdale Park

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I can’t wait to get to know you more! Your engagment story, pets name, favourite tipple & your love story…

The quickest way to reach me is via my contact page below or you can email me directly at hello@soireestudio.co.uk

My Journal

Let’s be honest, wedding planning can be a confusing journey & I’m guessing you’ve never planned a wedding before (unless you’re Britney).

Head over to my journal which I regularly update with real weddings, styling inspirations & valuable advice to help keep those wedding

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