Party Illuminations is a family-run business designed to light up any occasion! Husband-and-wife team Darren and Alice, together with their beautiful, precocious four-year-old daughter Arianna, run the enterprise from a small-holding nestled amidst rolling hills and sprawling woods in the beautiful Torridge countryside.
The couple met 15 years ago when Alice returned to her roots after several years traveling and working in London. What was intended to be one summer of respite from the city became a permanent move after falling in love with rural life – and her husband-to-be. In 2011, the couple married in a secret, intimate wedding in a lovely rustic pub in Exmoor with just 22 (surprised!) guests and their two labradors.
As they were planning Arianna’s third birthday party, her parents searched across the region for sparkly illuminated numbers to mark the occasion. Finding nothing to hire and only expensive products to buy, they realized there was a need for a local rental service with affordable prices. Having this lightbulb moment (excuse the pun), Party Illuminations was born!
Alice holds a diploma in Events Management and has hosted and organized numerous charity events, parties and an annual farm festival in Devon. Loving a party, Darren converted an old turkey shed (inherited from their neighbour) into a disco cabin at the bottom of their garden, complete with a bar and lots of bright lights! They find any excuse to hold a celebration, from the annual ‘chimney-sweeping knees-up’ (which requires a lot of cleaning up the day after!), to the ‘new oven’ dinner party, plus welcoming toasts to the newest farmyard arrivals, and not forgetting plenty of birthdays and anniversaries. Their inherent passion for parties – and for having the right decorations to match the theme (from Trolls to Valentine’s) – is the perfect launch-pad for their business.
“We hope you enjoy the Party Illuminations experience and look forward to helping you create special memories for your party or event” – Alice and Darren.