Aaaaand hello again! Welcome back to the Doris Loves blog for another week of “Getting to Know You…”! Today you may well recognise the lovely Nikki and her business Fiesta Fields as they featured here on the blog earlier in the year with Nikki’s real wedding featuring our light-up letters! So we won’t ramble on any further… on with the show!
The basic bits…
Q. Well hello there! How the devil are you? First thing’s first… who are you and what do you do?
A. Hello, I’m Nikki and I own Fiesta Fields. We source and manage venues for landowners who are wanting to make their land available for hire for weddings, outdoor celebrations and glamping parties. We also use our knowledge and experience to help clients put on their event, relieving (hopefully) some of the stresses that come with this kind of event.
Q. And how did you get into the wedding venue business?
A. In summer 2014 we booked a field for our wedding and the landowner said he was keen to promote his site. I thought I would have a go at marketing the location, so I worked on a proposal and he was keen to give it a go. I spent a couple of months building my website – when I should have been planning our wedding – and in November 2014 Fiesta Fields was officially born.
Q. What do you enjoy most about being the boss at Fiesta Fields?
A. Meeting some lovely people and the satisfaction of having played a part, however small, in creating some amazing memories for them. I also enjoy collaborating with all the fab suppliers out there. It’s such a friendly, creative and down to earth industry to work in.
And the fun stuff…
Q. If you could jump on a plane tomorrow… where would you go?
A. Ooh, with kids or without? With, it would be Sardinia, amazing beaches and food and less than 2 hours flying. Without, Borneo, it was next on the list before I fell pregnant. We will go there one day, but when they are older, we’re not that brave!
Q. It’s Sunday… what’s your all-time favourite thing to be doing?
A. Lie in, nice brekkie, sunny walk in the countryside and a leisurely lunch at a pub with friends while the kids play happily in the beer garden.
Q. Do you have a TV show you’re currently addicted to? (Not a Goggle-boxer? How about a favourite book right now?)
A. Yes! Nashville. My husband got hold of the next series ahead of time. Good music and eye candy, the perfect combination. I used to love reading and am looking forward to reading another one some time in the next 5 years!
Q. You’re home alone… guilty pleasure song: GO!
A. Steppin’ out, Joe Jackson.
Q. Which would you rather be: a Care Bear or a unicorn?!
A. Hmm, can I be a fraggle instead? I would be Red. “Dance your cares away, worries for another day….” Am I showing my age?
Q. Do you have a top tip, hack or any advice for brides and grooms planning their big day?
A. Don’t be guided by tradition or others. Do whatever suits the the two of you. Dream big, be creative and accept Pinterest as your best friend for the next year or so.
Big thanks to Nikki for coming on board to let us in on all the goss’ from Fiesta Fields! If you’d like to learn more then pop on over to their site and check them out! Why not also swing by Nikki’s real wedding blog post to have another look at Fiesta Fields in action (it’s a super dreamy wedding, FYI)!
Did you spot our luxury LOVE letters hiding in the background in one of the pictures? You can have a jolly good look at them here!
Oh no! You didn’t miss last week’s “Getting to Know You…” did you?? You’d best take a look… it’s Emma from Tigers to Lilies!