Rosie Weddings provides beautiful wedding bars and vintage games hire for weddings and parties. They can also cook delicious crêpes and galettes for your special day.
Colourful, characterful, bedecked with flowers, lights and bunting, their bars add something really special to your big day celebrations. We love the fact that both their vintage horsebox lorry and cabin bar, together with their fairground games encourage your guests to mingle and thoroughly enjoy themselves in the process, whatever their age.
Rosie’s Bar will sit outside your venue and creates a spacious and welcoming ‘inside, outside’ space for your guests. Whatever your bar requirements, this is guaranteed to be such a sociable gathering area. If you’re looking for something smaller, then book the equally charming cabin.
And what better way to entertain your wedding guests than some fairground fun? Rosie’s classic collection of vintage games should provide hours of entertainment for young and old alike. Bringing out the big kid in all your guests!
Over to Clare now to tell us more about her fabulously unique business.
Tell us a little about yourself and your business
We are Clare and Fred and we live in Bristol with our brood of kids. Between us we run Rosie Weddings which provides beautiful tented bars from Rosie the vintage lorry and our quirky wooden cabin.
We also have a collection of fairground games which are very popular and add fun and entertainment to your special day as well as serving up our delicious crepes and galettes if desired!
What motivated you to start your business?
We had been getting along following our own careers and quite out of the blue we realised that it would be great fun to start something together. Fred had for some years had a half baked dream of converting an old horsebox lorry into a mobile cider bar complete with tables, chairs and barrels of cider and we just kind of expanded on and refined the idea into something sensible. We both have a strong sense of the aesthetic and wanted to do something that allowed us to express that.
Tell us a little more about the day to day activities of your business
Much of Fred’s time is spent at our storage facility and workshop which is situated on a 16th century organic farm in Somerset just next to the orchard, not bad as a place of work! There he maintains Rosie the lorry and our little cabin bar along with all our vintage games which all take a lot of painting and varnishing in order to be tip top for our clients.
As for myself I deal with the enquiries and communicate with the brides, (mainly) which fits in well with school runs and the like. We have a little office at home and I can see straight into our garden from my desk where I can watch the squirrels eating the surplus coconuts from the coconut shie that we leave out for them.
If our readers were to order from you, what can they expect?
From the first moment they get in touch with us our clients can expect a personal service with lots of attention to detail as the plans for their big day progress. We have to be very flexible and we do our best to accommodate most requests. Although we offer packages we never forget the fact that every wedding is a unique event with its own individual requirements.
Once the client has decided which aspects of our service they require, bar hire/crepes/vintage games/glassware etc they pay a small deposit and we write them in to the diary, it doesn’t stop there though, and as the time draws nearer to their big day our communication with them ramps up, sorting out all the smallest of details to make sure that the day progresses seamlessly and exactly how they want it to be.
How can couples judge if a company is the right fit for their wedding?
(Fred) Yes that can be a tricky one, our website is very visual and a visitor to it can quickly and easily see exactly what we offer and decide whether it fits in with their vision of their big day.
If it does and they get in touch with us then speaking with Clare usually convinces them.
What are your favourite moments from previous weddings you’ve been involved with?
We did a wedding a few years ago in the beautiful garden of the client’s beautiful house not far from Bath which turned out to be full of celebrities, we can’t mention any names and of course (much to our disappointment) we couldn’t take any pictures for the website, but film and television stars were everywhere.
The client, for their own perfectly sensible reasons, hadn’t prompted us and as such we had no idea until they all appeared at the bar, we had to do our best not to get star struck! That was quite a night and won’t be quickly forgotten.
The bigger picture – does your business offer goods/services outside of the wedding world? Tell us more
When Rosie is not a wedding bar she can be found at some of the best music festivals in the South of the UK where she transforms in to ‘Cosy Rosies Cafe and Creperie’ serving extremely delicious gourmet crepes, freshly made lemonade and china cups of tea and coffee. We generally take along the skittle alley and a game or two to add some fun to the proceedings
What have you got planned for the next 12 months?
At the moment we are busy expanding our collection of games before we launch into the wedding and festival season. It’s a slow old process as all of our games are handmade and then painted up in the fairground tradition by Camilla out tireless sign writer.
And finally, what or who inspires you and why?
We are inspired by lemonade makers, and others who put lemons to good use.
All images courtesy of Rosie Weddings