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Behind the Scenes - Meet Rosie and the BrollyBucket Studio

Behind the Scenes - Meet Rosie and the BrollyBucket Studio

Today I am thrilled to be able to share our new video from PV films with you and have taken the opportunity to introduce myself and the BrollyBucket studio properly! Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you will let me know what you think of the video at the end? 

Behind the Scenes - Meet Rosie and the BrollyBucket Studio

Launched in 2011 on the outskirts of Glasgow as a premier wedding and event umbrella hire service, BrollyBucket means a lot to me and so it is my pleasure to share it with you!

Starting at Art School, my creative passion first led me to the world of visual and retail merchandising. The relationship between my team and high street stores allowed me to create something spectacular from nothing. It was a joy to work with colour, aesthetics and creating a ‘feel’ for the store.

And then… I fell in love.

Behind the Scenes - Meet Rosie and the BrollyBucket Studio

Behind the Scenes - Meet Rosie and the BrollyBucket Studio

I married my lovely husband Alex in St Andrews, Fife in April 2010. The weather was not favourable (April certainly 'Showered' that year!) and I invested a lot of time and expense in purchasing lots and lots of umbrellas to use on the day!

Little did I know, but my wedding brollies would become in high demand for many friends and family weddings! This demand for 'borrowing' created the concept and idea behind our umbrella hire service and has grown to create the business I now proudly own.

As well as sourcing lots of wonderful white umbrellas for our wedding, I wanted to make the umbrellas a feature and use them as decor. As an artist, the form, colour and look of the umbrellas was very important to my day, and I really wanted them to add to the overall aesthetic of the day. I really wanted to use them to flank the archway leading in to the church both as a focal point and for ease of use by my guests.

So, I also searched for lovely, modern umbrella stands which would look bridal and elegant sitting at the entrance. However, after a long search, my hunt failed! I couldn't find anything I liked! So my creative side kicked in and I would not be defeated, so I designed my own umbrella stands...the 'BrollyBucket' was born!

My design was an elegant cylindrical umbrella stand which looked fabulous and my white umbrellas stood proudly inside, waiting to be used!

My new-found business had of course to be named after it's signature item, the 'BrollyBucket'

Behind the Scenes - Meet Rosie and the BrollyBucket Studio

Based 20 minutes North of Glasgow is our brolly workshop, The Old Shed. 

Formally a derelict lambing shed, The Old Shed has been lovingly renovated and is now home to our brolly business. We work from both here and our office a few miles away.

Our studio is where all brolly orders are prepared, packed and stored, ready for each event.

Our studio and workshop is also our creative hub and we love to invite other people to use our studio. We often host styled photoshoots in the studio and are always looking to collaborate and work alongside others in the industry.

Since the very first day, I have worked tirelessly to build a helpful, friendly business which serves an abundance of lovely weddings and events Nationwide.

My background in art has contributed to the colourful selection of brollies we now stock, and I just love to see them used as a styling 'feature' as well as beautiful weddings, and I love nothing more than supplying brollies to suspend from gorgeous tents, tipis and marquees! - The ideas are endless!

With every wedding order, I am honoured that BrollyBucket is chosen by the bride and groom (and their families!)  to be part of their handpicked supplier line up.

My parents, husband and office-dog Flint are regular helpers, and love to get involved with every enquiry. I love packaging and sending umbrellas with a personal touch from our gorgeous rural workshop, whether the client is an intimate wedding or a grand event, and am also thrilled to have worked with a range of events, stylists, PR, TV, Theatre and Film productions all over the UK.

Behind the Scenes - Meet Rosie and the BrollyBucket Studio

Behind the Scenes - Meet Rosie and the BrollyBucket Studio

Thank you for your interest in BrollyBucket, I hope you enjoy the film below and find everything you are looking for and I look forward to working with you soon! 

A day in the BrollyBucket workshop...

Umbrella Hire by BrollyBucket from PV Films on Vimeo.

 with thanks to...

Workshop Film by PV Films

Portraits of Rosie by Rosewarne Cox Photography

Flint in the Park by Fiona Higgins Photography

Flint and Rosie at the Red Workshop door by See My Lovely Photography

 

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'Pastel in the City' - Wedding Inspiration in Notting Hill

'Pastel in the City' - Wedding Inspiration in Notting Hill

Today I have the absolute pleasure to share our most recent shoot with you - inspired by stunning Notting Hill in spring, our pastel brollies look elegant, fun and whimsical in the City setting. I just know you will love it!

Pastel in the City

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The theme, ‘Pastel In The City’ was ideal and just the vibe to highlight this season - soft, feminine and packed with pastel weddings. I have long dreamed of the Pastel Homes and the contrasting black wrought iron railings of Notting Hill and this was the perfect location for us. We frequently work in London and regularly hire to gorgeous venues nearby so it was great to set the shoot in an area of high interest to our clients.

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This season, our Rose Pink and Lavender umbrellas have been extremely popular and are the perfect pastel accessory. In our shoot, Chloe’s sumptuous floral crown, paired with our Lavender umbrella just takes my breath away! Florals are one of my favourite elements of a wedding and usually my first question to clients when they get in touch is “tell me about your flowers” … flowers and brollies go so well together! Pulling a little pink tone from your bouquet and adding a pop of pink as your brolly looks incredible.

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In the shoot, it was really important to capture just how beautifully and gently our umbrellas merge into your day. If you are walking to the ceremony, walking down the path at your parents home to marry outside or simply leaving your hotel you need to be covered. These sections in the day are all being documented, filmed and photographed so everything should be wedding ready and beautifully coordinated. Our bride, Chloe looks ready to walk to her venue, step into the waiting car or to meet her partner for a pre-ceremony sneak peak!

Pastel in the City Umbrella Hire Brolly Bucket Notting Hill

Get the Look

We hire 3 main styles of umbrella and each style is available in many colour ways! Coordinated, matching umbrellas are lovely when captured bobbing and twirling in the background of your wedding film or caught on camera by your photographer. All of our brollies are plain and are not branded in any way. In your photographs, you, your guests, your flowers are what you want to be drawn to. Umbrellas should compliment and frame the shots and ours do just that.
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The ‘Bridal Party Package’ is much loved by many and is the perfect ‘just in case’ set as it contains 3 large umbrellas for the couple, 3 classic umbrellas which are perfect for bridesmaids and other VIP members of the bridal party. You also receive one of our Ruffle Umbrellas with is wonderful for just the bride and is always much admired with its soft frilly edge. For weddings which are packed with colour, our Summer Event package is ideal and in high demand this year. 15 coloured umbrellas displayed in our willow umbrella stands are fun, bright and add a lovely pop of colour. Your guests will love picking which colour they use! Male guests especially love this and always like to match the brolly with their socks or special tie!

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Suppliers

Introducing the Limited Edition Rose Quartz Brolly Package

Introducing the Limited Edition Rose Quartz Brolly Package

Following the popularity of our bright Summer Event package, we are pleased to present, new for SS17, the Rose Quartz Package.

Limited Edition Rose Quartz BrollyBucket Wedding Umbrella Package

Perfect for all modern couples this summer, this collection is influenced by beautiful interiors and our fashion forward brides. Featuring our fabulous rose pink, sartorial signature grey and classic black umbrellas, this selection will add stunning practical detail to any wedding.

Limited Edition Rose Quartz BrollyBucket Wedding Umbrella Package

Presented in one of our Petit Willow Umbrella Stands, this package looks fantastic awaiting your guests at the entrance to the venue, from gorgeous tipis to Michelin restaurants. For sleek city parties, glamorous marquee affairs and handcrafted shindigs – this colour way compliments beautiful weddings, nationwide.

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Take inspiration from interior design trends this year with some serious style, with colourways to compliment both the bride and groom! Will you choose to smoulder under the sultry greys or blush with the dusky pink?

Limited Edition Rose Quartz BrollyBucket Wedding Umbrella Package

Need more ideas for your Rose Quartz wedding? Take a look at our Pinterest board full of inspiration.

Limited Edition Rose Quartz BrollyBucket Wedding Umbrella Package

With many thanks to Maxeen Kim for these wonderful images of our brollies.

These gorgeous brollies are available to hire today - view HERE

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