Instead, I began to recover my wedding planning business in Bulgaria and took a job in hospitality within the beauty industry and moved on to the events team. I then became a destination wedding consultant for a company based in Kingston-Upon-Thames, which I loved as I got to sell weddings in many sunny destinations. Then the pandemic hit.
Furloughed and overseas, the lockdown was a challenge. My husband works abroad so I was at home, alone, jobless and had no idea what my future looked like. But it gave me the opportunity to really think about what I loved to do and I quickly became eager to start my own business.
With an undying passion for creativity and making people happy whilst creating unforgettable moments, I was inspired by the rise in online art classes and knew that when the world opened up again, there’d be a gap in the market for these to exist offline too.
I read the story of the founder of some similar events (you can read the story on my blog – “What is a paint and sip party? Everything you need to know.”) and it just clicked with me. I loved the idea of having a glass of good wine whilst being able to paint something beautiful.
I saw an opportunity for me to use all my knowledge and experience in planning high-end weddings and to create an experience which will make people happier and will support their well-being – painting whilst sipping a glass of nice wine!
Our events offer time to have peace and quiet away from the humdrum of London life. No screens, just smiles. You can mingle and make new friends whilst creating a no-experience-needed masterpiece. Hosted at local South West London venues, many of the guests will likely be your neighbours!
Our main mission is to establish a community and hold social events across South West London that inspire creativity. Our guests come along to spend some quality time with family and friends, have fun, and make some happy memories whilst having a glass of good wine and painting something to remember the day by.