The Retas 2019 In Pictures

PG Buzz shares just a flavour of The Retas 2019…

Above: The Grosvenor House Hotel Ballroom had the ‘fiesta’ feeling, helped along by the flowers that were donated by Budget Greeting Cards.
Above: The Grosvenor House Hotel Ballroom had the ‘fiesta’ feeling, helped along by the flowers that were donated by Budget Greeting Cards.
Above: (left-right) Alan and Denise Laird (Spirito); Claire Williams (Paper Salad); Will and Amanda Oscroft (Love It); Jack Wilson (Paper Salad); Rita Knibbs, Rachael Barnes and Emma Knights (Dragonfly Cards & Gifts) and Karen Wilson (Paper Salad) enjoying the champagne drinks reception.
Above: (left-right) Alan and Denise Laird (Spirito); Claire Williams (Paper Salad); Will and Amanda Oscroft (Love It); Jack Wilson (Paper Salad); Rita Knibbs, Rachael Barnes and Emma Knights (Dragonfly Cards & Gifts) and Karen Wilson (Paper Salad) enjoying the champagne drinks reception.
Above: (left-right) Joanna McFarlane (agent), Hazel Small (RHS Wisley), Katharine MacLaverty, Siobhan Watkins (Oliver Bonas) and Jo Bannister (agent).
Above: (left-right) Joanna McFarlane (agent), Hazel Small (RHS Wisley), Katharine MacLaverty, Siobhan Watkins (Oliver Bonas) and Jo Bannister (agent).
Above: GCA’s ceo Amanda Fergusson (centre) with Between the Lines’ (left-right) Florian Kleinlercher, Lindsey Kleinlercher, Lucy Minerva and Ellie Kleinlercher.
Above: GCA’s ceo Amanda Fergusson (centre) with Between the Lines’ (left-right) Florian Kleinlercher, Lindsey Kleinlercher, Lucy Minerva and Ellie Kleinlercher.
Above: Pippa Evans hosted the event and even wrote special song all about card sending that she delivered superbly well.
Above: Pippa Evans hosted the event and even wrote special song all about card sending that she delivered superbly well.
Above: How much did the heaviest burrito weigh? What was the biggest Mexican wave? Ask Richard Turnbull, md of Greetings House as he won the fun ‘higher or lower’ elimination quiz that was sponsored by Cath Tate Cards. Cath Tate and Rosie Tate presented Richard with his prize of a magnum of champagne and book about Frida Kahlo.
Above: How much did the heaviest burrito weigh? What was the biggest Mexican wave? Ask Richard Turnbull, md of Greetings House as he won the fun ‘higher or lower’ elimination quiz that was sponsored by Cath Tate Cards. Cath Tate and Rosie Tate presented Richard with his prize of a magnum of champagne and book about Frida Kahlo.
Above: A jubiliant trio of winners. (Left-right) Hallmark’s Graeme Francis with Simon Bailey (Bailey’s), Alison Baker (Island Greetings), Lynda Bygrave (Celebrations) and Penny Bailey (Bailey’s).
Above: A jubiliant trio of winners. (Left-right) Hallmark’s Graeme Francis with Simon Bailey (Bailey’s), Alison Baker (Island Greetings), Lynda Bygrave (Celebrations) and Penny Bailey (Bailey’s).
Above: Over £5,000 was raised in the charity raffle, the proceeds for which were divided between Amnesty International and The Light Fund. Indie retailer Sarah Laker of Marple’s Stationery Suppliers was the lucky winner of four VIP tickets to a big Man United V Arsenal match. She was presented with her prize by Max Publishing’s creative director Mark Grayson.
Above: Over £5,000 was raised in the charity raffle, the proceeds for which were divided between Amnesty International and The Light Fund. Indie retailer Sarah Laker of Marple’s Stationery Suppliers was the lucky winner of four VIP tickets to a big Man United V Arsenal match. She was presented with her prize by Max Publishing’s creative director Mark Grayson.
Above: Oh goody! The striking Eurowrap Mexican-themed giftbags were full of lots of great ‘goodies’ for everyone to take home.
Above: Oh goody! The striking Eurowrap Mexican-themed giftbags were full of lots of great ‘goodies’ for everyone to take home.
Above: The celebrating continued well into the evening at the nearby Market Tavern!
Above: The celebrating continued well into the evening at the nearby Market Tavern!

Top: The Adelitas all female mariachi group certainly blew the cobwebs away!

 

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