Member Focus – Wedding Supplier Partner Member – Prezola
Today we are delighted to introduce new supplier partner member Prezola. Over to you Ali to introduce yourselves more….
How did it all start?
Prezola was founded by husband and wife team Dom & Ali Beaven in 2010. The idea came after interior designer, Ali, was struggling to compile an online present list and internet geek, Dom, realised there was a gap in the market for a new kind of gift list! Dom and Ali resigned from their jobs and got busy working with developers, designers and retailers from their kitchen table to get Prezola launched. Couples loved the choice and flexibility right from the start!
How would clients describe you?
The perfect wedding gift list destination for finding fresh, stylish and timeless gifts for your newlywed home. From practical kitchen essentials to bed and bathroom must-haves, quirky home accessories to designer luxe, Prezola has it all! Prezola is the gift list reinvented for modern living.
Wedding planners or suppliers you particularly admire?
Ooh we love working with Katrina Otter, Wedding Planner Extraordinaire! Emma from Coco Wedding Venues, Jay Archer Flowers, Louise Beukes – her support and encouragement to anyone new coming into the wedding industry is remarkable!
How do you unwind?
I love spending time with my family and walking our gorgeous dog Daisy. Shopping, eating and drinking! Having a passion for interiors, I love reading home décor magazines to catch up on latest trends and looking out for new brands to appear on Prezola.
What trends are you seeing for 2017/18?
Lots more colour (hurrah!) I still love grey but adding a splash of neon bright or tropical print will bring any space up to date for 2018. Watch out for parrots! Natural materials are still huge – wood, marble and concrete but with an artisan handmade quality. I love mixing materials and my Ali&Co collection is perfect for this! Lighting is evolving in a big way so keep an eye out for quirky bare filament bulbs on marble or metallic bases along with impressive light installations adding a real wow factor to interiors.
What is your signature dish?
Working long hours tend to lead to quick suppers Monday – Friday and being in Bath means I eat out far too much! I do love cooking a roast dinner which is a must for me on a Sunday. When I’m laying the table properly, my current tableware is Sophie Conran for Portmeirion, perfect for every day or more formal gatherings and elegant LSA Aurelia Glassware.
Whose celebrity wedding (dead or alive) would you love work on?
I think William and Kate would have loved a Prezola list!
What is your vice?
Red wine and chocolate!
Nothing wrong with those vices Ali!