Modern Cinderella Themed Wedding

Posted on: March 18th, 2015 by Charlotte

Next week sees the release of one of my all-time favourite fairytales, Cinderella, coming back to the big screen, so it was only fitting to put together some wedding ideas for a Cinderella themed wedding.

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Designing A Winter Wedding – Meet Marsala

Posted on: February 20th, 2015 by Charlotte

Exciting news – Papillon Events are adding another string to our bow. Not only to we plan & organise incredible Corporate Events and Private Parties, we’re now offering luxury and bespoke wedding planning for clients too.

Now it might seem like we’ve gone mad, only having just seen the first glimpses of spring sunshine coming our way, but here at Papillon Events we are thinking ahead to some sumptuous winter weddings.

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Tis the season to be jolly!

Posted on: November 4th, 2014 by Charlotte

With a New Year on the horizon, the festive season is a time for reflection and celebration. Could that be why, according to a recent survey, November and December account for 26% of marriage proposals, with Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve being sited as popular times to pop the question? So with that in mind, we thought we’d turn our attention to the benefits of hiring an event, party or wedding planner.

Whether it’s an engagement, wedding or milestone birthday party, make sure to celebrate in style and with a big bang!

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Top Tips on Party Planning

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by Charlotte


Planning a special party? Whether it’s an 18th, 21st, 40th or 50th, we’ve got it covered with our top party planning tips.

Parties don’t need to be stressful. With expert help and advice, Papillon Events can manage the planning process from start to finish as well as being there on the night to oversee all the preparations and running of the night – leaving you free to mingle with your guests and enjoy yourself.

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Henley Festival 2013 – A Magical Few Nights in Henley on Thames

Posted on: November 14th, 2013 by Charlotte

Summer seems like a distant memory now that the Winter has set in, so what better time to reflect back on one of our favourite events this summer – the Henley Festival.

We had the pleasure of looking after Pandemonium – the drummers and working men & women who performed at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics. They played each night at the Henley Festival as part of the evening Spectacle to the sound of the fireworks going off behind them. A very moving and powerful performance and lovely to see them getting so involved in the Festival spirit. Many of them were volunteers who now find themselves part of a wonderful community who travel the countryside performing at a variety of different events.

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A Jubilant Affair – Queens Diamond Jubilee

Posted on: November 5th, 2013 by Charlotte

Papillon Events had the absolute privilege of organising a boat party for the Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebrations on behalf of Hunter Design on 3rd June.

Despite the wet weather, it was a truly magnificent occasion and didn’t dampen the spirits of the 200 corporate guests on board the Silver Sturgeon – the flagship vessel of the Silver Fleet.

Guests arrived at The Savoy  for a champagne drinks reception and to collect their boarding passes, before being escorted through the flag waving crowds and onto the red carpeted pier ready to board the boat.

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A Record Breaking IBC2013

Posted on: October 21st, 2013 by Charlotte

Another busy few days at IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) in Amsterdam which this year welcomed a total of 52,974 attendees from 170 countries through its doors to make it the largest IBC to date.

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Gatsby Met Garden Glam

Posted on: October 21st, 2013 by Charlotte

A stunning 40th garden party in the heart of Oxfordshire was the setting for a Gatsy meets Garden Glam inspired event.

Everywhere you looked there was a bit of elegant sparkle, with stunning Crystal chandeliers hung from the trees in the garden, to the crystal cut t-light holders on the mirror top tables. Even the flower vases of beautiful white hydrangeas had a bit of a sparkle effect.

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A Hint of Africa

Posted on: October 21st, 2013 by Charlotte

Subtle influences from Africa provided the backdrop for a clients 50th birthday party in the grounds of their home in Hertfordshire for their 170 guests.

A CD player with animal noises was hidden in the bushes so that guests were greeted by roaring lions and babbling baboons – which caused a few laughs not to mention a few surprised looks!

On entering the marquee, Moroccan canapés and bowl food circulated early on, followed by little cubes of the fabulous African cake for midnight munchies.

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James Bond Would be Proud

Posted on: October 21st, 2013 by Charlotte

Martini’s were shaken not stirred as guests dressed to thrill at a client’s 40th birthday party at their home in Buckinghamshire.

155 guests were treated to a sit down dinner followed by live band (IPOP) and DJ (DJ Suleman) where they partied into the small hours.

007 lighting effects (Lightech) were projected onto the façade of the house and marquee floor. Diamonds (sadly not real ones) were scattered on the canapés and tables. A Golden bullet (a quails egg in disguise with gold leaf) were a real talking point as were the shortbread revolvers on the champagne & Ferrero Roche mousse dessert.

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