Sandie Chivers - Owner
Everyone who knows me, will tell you that I bring whole lot of heart to every wedding or event. When I started out in 2015 the business was founded with one person at the helm – me! Since then, I have expanded and grown Style and Joy Events built on professionalism, client trust and award-winning industry collaboration whilst maintaining the same family values still true to my core. Through ongoing success, I have built relationships with wedding venue’s throughout Norfolk and Suffolk which Style and Joy now manage exclusively. I am an independent, hardworking mum with two beautiful boys and a cavalier king Charles called Rory. Your in great hands when you book the team at Style & Joy.
- In my downtime, I am at home enjoying quality time with the boys.
- I love meeting people, getting to know our clients – being personable is what we are about.
- Natalie and I share a love for musicals; I cannot wait to see Moulin Rouge later this year!
- I love to travel and much as I can with my two boys.
- I have a sweet tooth – two sugars in my tea always!
James Poll - Carpenter
Creativity and freedom are what I love, which is what makes me feel so passionate about what I do. As a Carpenter, my accumulated fifteen years of experience has given me the knowledge and skills that allow me to push myself and my designs, to be unique. I am very much a family man at heart, with a gorgeous wife and four, slightly crazy children that keeps me on my toes, along with our lurcher who fits right in with our brand of crazy!
- I love to try new things – anything that pushes me to be better.
- I am a HUGE foodie! And there is always room for dessert in my opinion.
- I have a lot of patience for anyone that wants to learn – always happy to give them the time they need.
- I am a relaxed person that doesn’t believe in stress and I’m always smiling.
Harriet - Designer & Stationer
Hi I’m Harriet. For as long as I can remember I’ve always been interested in Art, with supportive teachers and family I could explore it. I used any medium I could get my hands on, which the sheer amount of art stored in my parent’s loft would attest to. Now I mostly work digitally, or traditionally with watercolour. I was also that kid who loved art and math! I love Admin – is that weird? After years working in management I know just how much of an advantage it is to be organised, and a good excel doc is key. A few years ago I worked on a friend’s wedding stationery and absolutely fell in love with the process. Stationery is usually one of the first tangible things starting the journey to the big day, and there’s something about working in this industry that’s so positive and bright.
● I have a cat named Moby who’s afraid of almost everything.
● My taste in movies is definitely a mix of adventure and cheese: 1. Jurassic Park 2.
Back to the future 3. Indiana Jones.
● I love the theatre, especially musicals. The best show I’ve seen was ‘The King and I’.
● Theme parks are an ideal day trip; roller coasters, fun food and silly merch! My
favourite has to be DisneySea in Japan, it was my first Disney park experience and a
real childhood dream though I was in my twenties.
Neil Senior - Photographer
MY LOVE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
I was drawn to the documentary photography genre so invested in training with award winning photographers who inspired me. I developed a photographic and editing style of my own that founded my signature portfolio you see today. I love the North Norfolk landscape which I explore with my beautiful wife Natalie and our Keeshond Fenris, often this entails long walks along this amazing coastline whatever the season. Our rambles usually end at The White Horse at Brancaster for Fish & Chips or the Norfolk Deli in Hunstanton.
YOUR NORFOLK PHOTOGRAPHER
Located near to Norwich, Norfolk photographing weddings throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and London. My love for travel means I also cover weddings across the UK and destination weddings in France and Italy.
My wedding photography has heart and soul because as a photographer I am drawn to authenticity. I document meaningful moments and beautiful emotions without direct influence or photographer input. Instead, my portfolio showcases the connections between two people, their family and friends because wedding photography should be as natural and spontaneous as your celebrations.
Aaron - Videographer
My name is Aaron and I have a passion for storytelling in the art of cinematic film.
I studied filmmaking at University of East Anglia. Upon graduating, I moved to Cyprus to pursue my craft. During my time there I worked for various clients in many different filmmaking roles. A few years ago, I had the opportunity to film a wedding, and I realised wedding cinematography is my passion. I fell in love with seeing couples react to the final videos of their special day. To have the opportunity to be part of such an important day for so many people is a priceless feeling for me.
After working for 9 years in Cyprus, I moved back to my hometown in Norfolk. Now I aim to create art in the form of film that tells a story of your important day and of your love and life together – a film that you can watch and cherish for the rest of your lives.
Amy and Steven - Bar Hire Specialists
Amy and Steven work strongly together mixing up cocktails and creating personalised menus for our clients special day. With over 12 years in the industry, both Amy and Steven get a huge thrill from working behind the bar.
With a huge passion of mixology and customer care, chatting to each customer and creating special memories at each event.
– Outside of our busy bars we relax with our two mischievous miniature Dachshunds.
– We travel and much as we can, whenever we can, gaining greater cocktail knowledge wherever we go. At least that’s what we tell them ourselves it’s for!
Karl - Entertainment Specialist
I have always had a passion for music, from a very young age.
Completing many events from Weddings to Corporate functions to a high standard. Feedback from clients soon started to show my skills to read a crowd and fill a dance floor. With being brought up in the entertainment industry, my music knowledge is huge, knowing the 60s/Motown classics to the latest club & dance hits of today. Having performed at many prestigious venues, nothing gives me great pleasure then seeing a full dance floor and everyone having a great time. Karl – Entertainment Specialist
Luke - Lighting and Marquee Installation Specialist
I have worked in the events industry for 4 years, setting up traditional marquees for everything from small garden parties to weddings and festivals. I grew up in Norfolk and marquees installations are my forte based out of East Anglia.
My aim is to create a space fit for you and your guests to the form and function of your event. Outside of the marquee industry I am also a ski/snowboard instructor over in Switzerland.
Aaron Poyser – Event Assistant & Installation
Hi, my name is Aaron I am quite a private person, but I will do anything to help you out whether you are a friend, family, or our client during a set up. I love to garden and watch Rugby.
When I am not working with the team at Style and Joy at HQ or out at an event installation, I spend my down time surrounded with my family and partner or socialising with friends. Natalie will tell you I am a very proactive, hardworking, and dedicated member of the team.
Style and Joy is one big family unit founded on my awesome colleagues and family members; it just so happens that I am Sandie’s brother I am so proud of her achievements to date. Just don’t tell her I said that!
Laura Howard - Event Staff
Before working for Sandie I was doing secretarial work for mine and my partner Neils business alongside looking after our children. I would answer emails and phone enquiries, order and pick up parts and book jobs into the diary. Whilst planning my own wedding i met Sandie at a wedding show and we got on straight away (infact we couldn’t stop talking!) not long after our first meeting Sandie mention to me about joining her team, from that moment on I knew that this job would be a dream come true for me. I am a very talkative person and I strive to make everything I do the best it can possibly be.
A Little More About Me
- I have 4 beautiful children aged 10, 9, 9 and 3
- I am slightly (maybe more than slightly) obsessed with sloths!
- Cleaning is one of my favourite past times
- I am currently planning my wedding after it being postponed twice
- Ive always wanted to learn the bagpipes (random i know!)
Sapphira - Events Staff
My names Sapphira and I have always loved the ideas of weddings since I was a little girl. Going from dancing round to seeing every fine detail in decorations. Flowers, fairy lights, carpets, the whole shabang!
I love making people’s dream days just as they imagine! Seeing the bride and groom smiles at the end of the night is what I aim for! It’s all an amazing adventure and an experience I will remember and treasure forever
Sarah Thornhill – Warehouse Assistant
Sarah here, I am a mum of four, I love working for Style and Joy Events assisting in our warehouse, maintaining stock, training staff, ensuring deliveries are correct, I love unpacking new and exciting stock knowing it will soon go out to a wedding or event.
In my spare time I crochet and read thrillers.
I love the creativity and imagination of this industry and enjoy working on personal projects with crafts and diamond arts.