The Whole Sch-bang
Established in 2011 from a little shed in the garden now to our Loft Studio, we have built Sch-bang into an award winning, individual creative and forward thinking floristry and styling business working with couples and private clients across the northeast to deliver bespoke, luxurious and unique décor for the most important of occasions.
We understand the magnitude of each wedding and event, the need for accuracy and how a close working relationship with our clients is required therefore we pride ourselves in offering a bespoke service in which we work with you along the way to understand your vision, give you visuals of your concept and then ensure the details to your vision are exact on the run up so the day there are no surprises other than the WOW factor – it works for us just read our reviews!!!
K A T H R Y N
Owner & Creative Director
The eccentric owner and lover of all things unusual - Loves to look ahead of time for the next trend! Kat is the person that will understand your concept and design it further with you. No style or design is out of her reach.
P A M E L A
Senior Stylist & Office Manager
Our eternal Indie Kid and director of paper nothing gets past our Pam. Pam brings to the team a keen eye for detail and organisation ensuring everything is perfect on the day. Her training and flare in floristry means she can turn her hand to all styles of designs large and small.
F R E D D I E
Notorious Client Cuddler
Our affectionate Bichon Frise likes to ensure our clients have a memorable visit to our studio. He loves to be vocal but loves his hotdog treats even more!
P A I G E
Senior Stylist & Marketing
Our hummus loving hippie and flower ball extraordinaire. Paige brings to us a sense of individuality and style - our urban queen can adapt her hand to all designs and styles, with a training and natural flair for floristry large scale pieces are her thing.
Our stylish stylist with a serious high end personal style - Lori brings levels of details that ensures that only perfection is maintained delivering everything to a high standard and is the fastest packer in the northeast.
L O R I E
Senior Stylist & Stock Manager
N E L L Y
The Loft Studio Security
Our spirited miniature chihuahua likes to investigate and meet new people. She often plays hide and seek and loves to drag her toy penguin around with her.
We bring you into our studio for a no obligation consultation to discuss your style, your ideas for your event and the essentials required based on your ideas or your chosen venue. Our studio has lots of inspiration for you to look at so don't worry if you are feeling uninspired!
With our extensive collective knowledge we can add and offer suggestions as to what you need however it makes for a more productive meeting if you come prepared with either some colours or looks you do like which we can help you build on.
We work bespokely so unfortunately we don't offer any packages however we do have designs in ranges that compliment each other that you can hire as little or as much from to create a bespoke look tailored to you.
HOW DO WE WORK?
IS THERE A MINIMUM SPEND?
We do have a minimum spend of £650.00 (excluding delivery and setup).
As we do receive a lot of enquiries for smaller items to be hired solely without styling in order to ensure that our clients can have a maximum choice of items available to them we do have a minimum spend to ensure stock does not get hired out on a smaller basis of numbers or quantities required.
We have to pre-order your flowers and since we work bespokely with you your choice of flowers are tailored uniquely to your event.
We also want to provide a high quality service to our clients and a minimum spend will ensure all of our staff are at hand to make your day perfect.
DEPOSITS, DELIVERY AND SET UP.
We do require a 20% non-refundable booking fee to secure your date with us with the final payment due 6 weeks prior following our final meeting.
The importance of weddings and events means that a lot of work goes into planning well ahead of time - we can take weddings up to two years in advance which means we can be fully booked on key dates therefore we may have to turn away any future enquiries for those dates we have weddings already secured with. The booking fee also covers the time we spend closely working with you creating mood boards and quotes etc.
We usually charge from £100 for delivery and setup, however this varies depending on how far we have to travel to your venues and whether or not a turnaround is needed.
As part of the process we do offer full styling clients a mini setup for you to view elements of your design together to ensure you are fully happy with the final look before the day itself. We recommend this happens in your season a year before so you can see everything as it will feel on your day but don't worry if you would like this sooner it can be accommodated for you.
This small setup will include your centrepiece, chosen tableware - charger plates, napkins, cutlery and glassware - candles, table cloths and chair sashes if any.
This is so we can ensure your design ideas are fully met and any last minute changes are finalised.
DO I GET TO KEEP THE DESIGN?
The design will be a mix of floral and hire Items.
The floral design and consumable items will be yours to keep following your wedding however the hire items will be what is collected following.
At times things do get damaged or do go missing through various factors and if that should happen we would check with firstly the venue and yourselves if you would be able to locate the item. If this is not the case we would have to invoice you for a replacement cost. This ensures that our stock levels do not drop for future bookings.
CHANGES TO BOOKINGS
Once you have booked with us we can work on your design further as people book well in advance of time designs and trends can change.
The booking fee secures your date with us and we work closely with you on the design throughout your time with us.
Whilst we do understand that you may eant changes what we do ask is that your design does not drop to less then 15% of the original booked design with us.
support and terms
If your wedding falls in with a lockdown, we are transferring the date up to two years without any transfer fees and any additional fees will be swapped to an agreed available date due to the fact it is beyond all controls if we cannot hold any level of wedding.If we have any price increases on stock due to the situation or increases from government beyond our control, such as VAT increases, having to transfer to a different year we may have to adapt the prices to cover the additional increase. We would ensure that would be discussed with you first.
We are being as flexible as possible with our clients and taking the lead from the venues. Normally your venue would give you firstly a backup date of options of dates which is always best to run past all suppliers before confirming a preferable date so you would know in advance a date to we would all hold with the original date - if we weren’t able to accommodate a new date you have found preferable with all suppliers we would refund any deposit less the cost of any work undertaken to put your quote together as per the government COVID-19 CMA guidance for weddings and events.
If the date is requested to be transferred, before any guidance is given from government that your wedding would not be able to go ahead on your date, it is effectively a cancellation as the contract is not yet ‘frustrated due to COVID-19’.
However, we understand the unknown of the situation so would try and accommodate with you a new date as best we can under the lead of your venue if they have offered this.
We would request also flexibility with us as in this case we would have to consider any additional costs to transfer to later dates, when it’s not yet essential to transfer, as it is unknown or not directed on a national or tier level yet that the wedding would not be able to go ahead.
If you did decide to cancel for instance because of the level of numbers we’re not favourable at your wedding date without looking at further future options or because of any personal factors caused by COVID-19 we cannot refund the booking fee unfortunately as it would then be a cancellation of services and the booking fee retained. We can provide you with a breakdown of the booking fee work and costs to then present to insurance companies to reclaim.