We think the photos tell the story of our #Nighttoremember ball more than any words.
At 17.23 on Friday the 18th of November we received an email from the organisers of the British Plus Size Awards informing us of cancellation of the event scheduled for 6.00 the following evening. We had 100 guests who had either paid or been invited to be at the event. Members and their friends and our friends from all over the country, and some from Europe. .No reason had been given for the cancellation, and no plea for any help to save the event had gone out A lot of people to inform and re-organise.
Various companies like Curvy Kate looked for alternatives and they opened up “Indulge” organised by the wonderful Miranda at the Windsor as alternative. But you couldn’t open the Windsor up to the over 400 people going to the Awards let alone the 100 guests we had in our party – not big enough. So where to get a venue big enough and good enough, security, serving staff, kitchen staff; food; licenses; entertainment etc - an appropriate setting for our wonderful clothes and the fun and fearless ladies who wear - at less than 24 hours’ notice. After much searching through Friday night into the wee hours of Saturday morning, we finally agreed with the Café Royal Hotel in Regent Street that they had the ability to hold the event.
And what a great job they did in every respect and in the most Spectacular settings. So many thanks go to Marina and her team at the Café Royal – flawless.