Thanks so much for taking the time to read about my project.
It all started when I wanted to find a way to combine my various creative skills into one functional business. Between art, design, baking and beauty, I was struggling to focus on one particular field, when I discovered I dont have to. The common theme between all of these skills is that they are all areas where professionals are required when you are planning the biggest day of your life; your wedding day.
I realised that I could create a business that can help brides up and down the UK, by giving them a place where they can book their wedding dress, cake, flowers and bridal hair all in at once.
I want to start my own bridal fashion brand, Olivia Charlotte Bridal, that I will sell under the Olivia Charlotte Weddings umbrella. I am currently working with a seamstress who is working on turning my designs into real dresses. These dresses will aim to help brides on any budget.
I already run a bespoke bakery business that caters for weddings and other events, that I will rebrand under the Olivia Charlotte name. A portion of the funds will go towards buying new equipment for the bakery side of the business.
I am already working in partnership with a local florist who will be providing the wedding flowers for this section of the business.
I have experience in working for a national hair dressing chain, and want to train up in Bridal Hair specifically. The portion of the funds will go towards professional qualifications in this area.
The rest of the funds will go towards a new website and other nessecary business equipment.
I'm really hoping to make this business into a full time job and make it a nationwide success.