The Truly Stunning City Rooms

It’s a Thursday night and i am still catching up from the weekends events. I had the pleasure of exhibiting at the stunning City Rooms in Leicester on Sunday and it was a great event, hosted by a great group of people with lovely couples in attendance.


Photo copyright The City Rooms

If you haven’t found your wedding venue yet and would love a ‘GRAND’ city centre wedding venue, then look no further! I have had the pleasure of spending more time at this lovely venue of late, first with Eve Lily’s 3rd Birthday Party and since styling photo shoots, all soon to be revealed! (A little squeal of excitement every time i mention this, as the pictures are just amazing! Thanks to Sarah Salotti that is).

I’m not sure which part is my favourite about this venue, I think it may have something to do with the overall class and opulence the ballroom, bar and the grand staircase just ooze! See for yourself.


Photo copyright The City Rooms

I am very much looking forward to meeting with the couples I have spoken to since Sunday, as I can’t wait to get chatting about weddings! As always there were the usual fun crowd of suppliers in attendance, some of which we get to see quite a lot which makes us very lucky.

One of our new friends also attended and I am so pleased we know them as they are just fabulous when it comes to pampering you! As everyone know’s when it comes to, day to day life we rarely get time to pamper ourselves, maybe the odd foot massage or manicure if we are lucky. We all know we should take more care of ourselves but life just seems to get in the way! Well when it comes to weddings this bad habit needs to change. as on your wedding day there is nothing more important than looking and feeling your best! So, here you go!!


If you don’t already know of the Retreat Spa in Oadby then go check them out, Dawn and Faye are just fabulous and will make sure you feel a million dollars on every visit, I can certainly vouch for that, as I have had the pleasure of some amazing treatments from them. Their relax, restore and revive saying is 100% the company through and through.


Photography by Sarah Salotti Photography

I will be letting you know more about this fab beauty spa soon, in the meantime get on the phone and see just what i am talking about!

Here’s to 2013!

Bye bye to 2012……..which ended in a wedding whirlwind, it was our best year yet with some fantastic weddings and lovely clients, plus a Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed birthday party! 


Photography by Steve Walton Photography

I decided to say thank you to all my friends who have been a part of Eve Lily from the start, family, friends and lovely suppliers (who are now friends) from the wedding industry plus my wonderful clients, past and present.



Photography by Steve Walton Photography

It was a lovely night, held at the stunningly beautiful City Rooms in Leicester. If you know the venue then you will be aware that it’s just a perfect ballroom to hold such an event, if you don’t, then I suggest you take a peek. I was lucky to have the wonderful Rebecca and her band perform some beautiful songs, including Moon River of course!

Themed as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the guys looked very swish whilst the girls made such a wonderful effort by either looking glam or arriving dressed as Audrey, just perfect! Obviously I had to make an effort being the host and so I played dress up and tried my hardest to become Audrey for the night, with the help of my good friend Beth from Bettie Lottie Make Up of course. I even had a birthday cake which as you can see it was just beautiful, courtesy of the lovely Melody from Melody Cakes.


Photography by Steve Walton Photography

Thank you to all who came and helped me celebrate, it truly was a lovely night and another fantastic Eve Lily memory. Here’s a few images courtesy of Steve Walton Photography who managed to take some lovely pictures for me to share. 

As the title says, here’s to 2013! 

Well I have been so busy with work and home life, I am only getting to write this now and share what we have been up to so far in 2013!

After launching my new website for Eve Lily last year I really wanted to make best use of it and start blogging news, updates, friends and fun stuff, so here I am, finally! A little introduction you may say to the year ahead…..

So new website, new friends, new blog, new clients, existing clients, new photo shoots, existing photo shoots, the list goes on, here are some of my favourite things so far for 2013.


Yay for our first blog feature for 2013, here’s hoping for many more. We recently had the pleasure of being featured on Under The Vintage Veil, it was great to be featured by Sara on a gorgeous blog. The photo shoot was so much fun, a truly amazing day with a creative group of people to help me pull it together. I will be featuring it on the blog soon so keep your eye’s peeled as it will give you a fun take on the day and its events!

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Photography by Nigel Ord Smith Photography

In other blog news, I am so happy to say that I am now writing for the fabulous Love Luxe Blog, I will be sharing my experience, passion for all the things we do and some beautiful styling ideas that will hopefully appeal to all who read it! Thanks Rosie, it truly is a pleasure. Follow the link below to read the latest post. x


For all who know me will be aware of the REAL Eve Lily! She is elbow height, very sweet, very chatty (a little like her mum) sociable, great fun and getting older by the day! Well as I have explained in my about us page on the website, Eve Lily is why I started in the wedding business. So in honor of Eve I decided to style a shoot and feature her in my work, a kind of keepsake for us both! I have no words for how good the pictures are from the days shoot, courtesy of Sarah Salotti Photography (which I shall also be blogging about soon so carry on keeping those eyes peeled). Here is a teaser to show you just how much fun we had!


Photography by Sarah Salotti Photography


Okay, so this is an exciting new project that is coming together nicely with one of my fantastic friends and fabulous photographer, Nigel Ord Smith. Boudoir is really becoming more and more ‘fashionable’ as they might say and really is lots of fun. A wide variety of styles of boudoir are available these days, from modern, vintage through to a totally fun pin-up. I can’t wait to show you some beautiful work that will be coming your way soon.


As of tomorrow we now have a weekly blog feature, Friday Friends! This is so we can share who we know in the wedding world and why they are some of the best suppliers in Leicester. Its great to know some fantastic and creative suppliers, so we thought we should share the love! Come and visit us tomorrow to see who is our first friend…..

So, all that is left to say is please join us and subscribe so that I can keep you updated on these exciting elements of Eve Lily and involve you in our love of the wedding world!

Much Love

Nicola – Eve Lily xx


Welcome to the new Eve Lily Weddings & Events blog! If you’re reading this then hopefully you’ll have found the blog through our shiny sparkly new website – if not, then make sure you head over there and check it out!

Over the next few weeks we’ll be blogging about some of the wonderful weddings that we’ve worked on, plus sharing some of our ideas and lots of inspiration for our lovely brides and grooms!

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Nicola x
Eve Lily Weddings & Events