By nikkicurran, 15-Nov-2012 18:20:00
3 weddings and a ... bit of sabrage!
What a week it has been since we got back from a break in Dubai.
Your Toastmasters, Nikki & Jonathan have had meetings with three couples planning their weddings for 2013.
Two are to be held in the summer at Whitstable Castle and one in the winter at St Augustine’s Westgate.
Nikki a Maitre Sabreur will be teaching sabrage to them all – an event that is becoming ever popular both at weddings and social events.
Nikki is a member of the Confrerie du Sabre d’Or a unique body of people that understand the true history of sabrage and its place in celebrating special occasions.
By nikkicurran, 16-Oct-2012 14:22:00
Kent Wedding Toastmasters and Sabrage at St Augustine’s Wedding Fayre.
On the 30th September Jonathan & Nikki Your Toastmasters spent a very enjoyable Sunday at St Augustine’s Wedding Fayre.
It is always a pleasure to be at such a wonderful venue that gives brides and grooms so many possibilities for their special day. The professional staff are so very helpful and well worth speaking to for advice and ideas.
Kent Wedding Toastmaster, Jonathan, welcomed brides, grooms and families to the fair and Nikki, Kent’s Professional Lady Toastmaster directed them around the extensive venue ensuring all guests saw the suppliers on show.
Many brides and grooms loved the scarlet uniforms and the pleasant manner of us both.
We thoroughly enjoyed the day and ended it by Nikki, a Maitre Sabreur, teaching Nicola, a St Augustine’s employee, how to sabrage a bottle of champagne to celebrate her forthcoming wedding. Angela from The Ace of Hearts Video was on hand with her digital camera to capture the moment.
Thanks to Karen, Tony, Gavin, Nicola and the team at St Augustine’s for a great day and their kind words to us after the fayre.
By nikkicurran, 16-Oct-2012 08:12:00
Special Care Baby Unit Charity Night at the Pavilion Broadstairs
It was a humbling experience to be invited to become auctioneers at the Pavilion Broadstairs on Friday 28th September. After all we only had to raise money for the Special Care Baby Unit by urging generous guests to bid on the wonderful donated gifts.
Nikki, Kent based Lady Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies acted as the auctioneer for this charity event and did a very professional job on the night that also coincided with the Octoberfest Beer Night!
Although it was challenging it was not in the same league as the cycle team lead by Jason Short who travelled 800 miles from John O’Groats to Broadstairs Kent during a week of terrible storms and wind.
As well as the auction and raffle guests were also entertained by the Jeff Barker Band and Surf Dude Grandad.
Your Toastmasters and Event Coordinators were proud to be part of this magnificent charity night.
Well done everyone who has helped to raise nearly £17,000 for this very worthwhile cause.
If you would like to support this great cause and help Jason reach the target of £25,000 donate click here.
By nikkicurran, 29-Sep-2012 13:57:00
There is no better way to spread conviviality than with a chilled glass of champagne.
There is no better way to open a bottle than with a sabre.
Whatever event you are planning why not introduce sabrage to your guests?
A French tradition that goes back to Napoleonic times and it is alive and flourishing here in England.
Nikki Curran is a Maitre Sabreur and a member of the Confrerie du Sabre d’Or. She is qualified to teach the noble art to both individuals and groups.
With the opportunity to show some style and panache this could be that little something different that you are looking for.
Why not contact us now
Phone 01843 223462 or 07856 872978
By nikkicurran, 25-Sep-2012 14:42:00
Northern Ireland is God’s own country and the perfect setting for a wedding.
On Saturday 8th September Your Toastmasters attended such an event at Portrush on the northern coast.
As guests began to arrive at Ballywilliam Presbyterian Church so did the aircraft that were displaying at the air show taking place the same weekend. There is always something special about the Red Arrows performing in the sky on your special day.
Before the wedding breakfast Nikki a Maitre Sabreur oversaw the groom sabrage (open champagne with style using a sabre) a bottle of champagne in front of his new bride and all the guests; and they all loved the spectacle. Nikki was proud to introduce sabrage on behalf of the Confrerie du Sabre d’Or to the people of Ulster and looks forward to many more such occasions.
The whole day was splendid and one of the highlights was the exceptional speech by the best man that was enjoyed by all.
The Irish really know how to enjoy themselves and what’s more the sun shone as well!
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