2011 was an amazing year for us. A year ago, we moved into our spacious studio in Sheung Wan and when we unpacked our boxes, we wondered how we would ever fill the space. Sure enough, a year later, we are utilizing every square inch. From the dedicated invitation design area where we showcase the best U.S letterpress design studios to the long working area where our dedicated staff spend tireless hours, almost every seat is taken. With boxes and bolts of fabric lying about, spare wedding favours and invitations waiting to be collected, how did we EVER manage in our previous office which was 1/4 of the size?!
This year, although we planned less than 20 weddings, we were busier than ever — highlights included a gorgeous 3-day wedding in idyllic Bali, a wedding luncheon at the Grand Hyatt Beijing, a beautiful wedding at the top of the Peak and of course our annual luxury wedding fair that we organize for InterContinental Hong Kong. We learnt some new tricks, met lots of new people, made some new friends and embraced a few challenges along the way (as anyone who has worked with a local Beijing florist may discover!).
Our team practically doubled — Sally joined mid-year followed by the return of Apple (what a relief!), and Annie No. 2 joined a few weeks ago as a trainee coordinator. We’ve also had Mark, our indispensable intern from a Swiss hospitality school helping out in a huge way for the past 5 months. Bonnie and Annie No. 1 round out the team and what a great team they are. Our huge office doesn’t seem so big anymore!
Looking forward, we have a three day Indian wedding to kick off the New Year followed by two glamorous weddings all before a very early Chinese New Year. We can then tackle the slew of enquiries we’ve had for end-2012 and get back to the patient couples who have emailed or called this past month.
May 2012 bring you all love and happiness.. see you in the New Year!
We are eagerly anticipating the 80 (yes..80!) brand new designs that Bella Figura has in store for 2012! Think coloured envelopes, foil stamping, new inks, new fonts, letterpress on pocketfolds and 7 new calligraphy styles! We’re drooling already and can’t wait.
The albums are due to arrive in January, what a great way to kick of a new year of wedding planning!
Yes! If you are detailed oriented, able to multi-task and able to accurately keep track of different projects, speak and write fluent Cantonese, English (Mandarin a plus) proficient in Excel and Word and able to work in a high pressured environment, then this may be an ideal job for you. We are hiring an Assistant Events Coordinator for a full time position immediately. There will be a three month probation but if you make it, you can be a part of a small but dynamic team organizing some of the best weddings in Hong Kong and Asia. If you’re able to work alone as well as part of a team and interested, please send your CV, expected salary and a letter explaining why you think you are perfect for the job.
Bear in mind, wedding planning is nowhere near as glamorous as depicted in the movies, its long hours in front of a computer and actually quite unsociable since most weddings take place at the weekends but oh so very gratifying when everything effortlessly unfolds with your hard work.
If that doesn’t faze you, then email your letter, CV and expected salary to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All information will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purposes only.
The latest Design of the Month over at the talented invitation designers at Bella Figura is Ikaty by Kamal! All custom letterpress invitation and stationery orders placed between now and December 31 will receive 20% off so what are you waiting for? This 20% off applies to Ikaty save the dates, invitations, thank you cards, menus, coasters, place cards, programs, and any other piece that uses the Ikaty design. To get you inspired, their design team put together these stunning customizations — take a look!
If you like what you see, give us a call at +2869 4222 to make an appointment to browse the actual Ikaty samples and the rest of their designs.