Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding - May/June 2022 (Issue 63)

BACK ON TRACK Carringtons Catering is welcoming the return of its jam-packed events diary with dates already being booked up until 2025. Hitting record numbers in its 40-year history, the team look set to cater for up to 15 events a week during this next 12 months, with some wedding and private functions requiring more than 70 members of staff to facilitate them. It’s a stark contrast to the previous two years for the company’s directors Darren and Helen Wynn who were heavily hit by the pandemic and left with no choice but to put operations on hold until the easing of national restrictions. Master Chef of Great Britain and director Darren says, “We’re back to doing what we love with the venues we’re proud to work with – we’ve never been this busy.” Carringtons Catering is one of the North West’s longest standing independent caterers, providing bespoke catering, event and hospitality services. The team has built an outstanding reputation for delivering culinary excellence and a professional service, together with a first-class dining experience. Helen added, “It’s great to know that people are still planning for the future and that they haven’t been deterred by the events of the last few years. Many have been waiting years to have their dream days, so we feel very proud to have been chosen to make these happen. We have so many exciting things coming up in 2022 and beyond, and it’s great to be back.” Watch this space! Check out ALL THAT GLITTERS A new generation of H Samuel shops has arrived on the high street, transforming the shopping experience for its customers. These concept stores offer an immersive retail experience where you can discover the latest trends and experiment with different looks through the curation of fashionable jewellery and watches. The highlight of the new-look store features for us of course, is the design bar. A bespoke bridal and design experience provided by H Samuel’s style experts and master craftsman, you can add a personal touch to your jewellery with engraving, customise your own one-ofa-kind piece by selecting your stone, cut, setting and budget. You can even bring to life your design vision and create your own unique, bespoke item of jewellery. Also in store, you’ll find the HS Loves trend bar where you can get the look by discovering design staples, leading fashion brands and new trends. Plus, the ear-piercing salon – a dedicated space for earpiercing with a selection of earrings to stack and create a look. Signet UK and Ireland managing director, Neil Old says, “We’ve come a long way since Harriet Samuel opened her first store in 1890, but with her customer-focused approach and appreciation of the value of jewellery, we think she’d approve.” The new H Samuel stores being opened in the next few months will be at key UK locations including locally at Liverpool ONE. NearlywedNEWS Catch up on the latest from around the region 8