What a fantastic summer we have had at JT Management. We had the pleasure of working with some amazing people. The summer started with the launch of Freedog, Bristol, an Urban Activity Centre opening in Temple Meads after the hugely successful opening of Swindon, We were asked to be involved with everything from organising the opening night to promoting the brand. The launch party was such fun- there were about 250 people, 80% of which were kids, essentially organised chaos. Kids were running between the trampoline park, parkour area and trick zone. We had some amazing performances by OK Worldwide, and Angels Dance Academy. We ensured there was a great mix of people on the guest list, even the mayor of Bristol showed up to have a bounce! A hectic but truly successful launch!

Freedog Event Management

Freedog Launch Party Event

Photography by Paolo Ferla:

We then turned our attention to our biggest event of the year so far, and it was such good fun! We started working with a lovely couple at the beginning of the year; they wanted to throw a huge party for all their friends and family to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. The guest list started at 250 people, over the months this kept growing, and then one day the client called me and said ‘I have something to tell you, please don’t hate me but I think the numbers are more likely to be 500!’ I took a deep breath and calmly responded ‘No problem at all’. We set straight to work on doubling the quantities from the teaspoons to the prosecco. The whole process was such a joy as the couple were so excited by every concept we took them through, they requested that we organise Russian coassack dancers on horseback- so we did exactly that! The event took place in July, outside and with expectations of a gorgeous sunny day. However, typical England it poured for 48 hours pre-event which led to all sorts of nightmares as we had set up marquees in the field which were slowly flooding – the venue started to look like Glastonbury! It was the morning of the event, and I have to say I was extremely nervous about whether it was going to stay dry. The guests started to arrive across the lawns in their hundreds and were met with glasses of bubbly, the sounds of the jazz band in the background and to everyone’s joy the most beautiful blue sky! One of the guests remarked ‘I had no doubt regarding the weather as the sun will always shine on the righteous’. Contrary to the forecast that day was one of the summer’s hottest, beautiful days and the guests danced outside well into the night.




To finish off a great summer, much to my excitement, I was asked to orchestrate a wedding in Cornwall. It was truly beautiful. In keeping with all my summer events so far, there had been a storm the night before, and even the local farmer had said it was going to rain on the day but the sun shone, and the guests were treated to the most amazing sunset melting into the sea behind the tipis. They started with a blessing on the beach, where the guests ran into the sea following the bride, and then they came back to Roscarrock perched on a hill overlooking the sea. There were balloons, cocktails made by Cecil (a vintage ice cream van), fire pits, acoustic music and then just when the guests thought they were done a pizza oven in a van arrived! The whole experience was fantastic, family and friends were there to celebrate two lovely people, kids everywhere and nothing but laughter throughout the day!



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