Date published: Wednesday 24 May 2017
1. Tell us about yourself?
My name is Clare Ryder, owner of CSR Falconry and privileged to have over 30 years experience with Birds of Prey. I now specializes in providing personal unforgettable experiences with birds of prey for your wedding day. We offer wedding ring delivery, static displays to greet your guest and opportunities to handle these truly wonderful birds.
We make your special day unique and memorable, adding a magic touch by having your wedding rings delivered by one of our Barn Owls. They will fly down the aisle to the gloved hand of the appointed person, safely delivering your rings. They will then fly back to the falconer and your ceremony will continue.
Your special guest will then be available afterwards for photographs and to meet the rest of your wedding party.
Wedding Ring bearing via an owl brings a heightened sense of awe and wonder to the wedding day.
2. Why do you love working in the wedding industry?
I love meeting with the couples when planning their wedding day. The ring delivery is usually a surprise for the guests so there is always an element of excitement for them. Being involved in making some unforgettable memories with them is magical and something that I love every time. We are a member of The New Forest Wedding Group and are recommended suppliers for many venues and as a result get to work with the best suppliers in the industry, many of whom have become a second family.
3. What do your customers say about you?
I love the feedback from my customers! Some have gone on to become friends after their wedding day. Some of their comments include; “Beautiful birds all so well behaved and clearly very loved”, “The way Luna perfectly delivered the rings at my friend’s wedding was just magical”, “Wow this company was amazing”. People always comment on the bond that I have with the birds and how they watch me all the time and are so responsive
4. What is your favourite aspect of your work?
I get to spend my days with truly wonderful birds and have them as a part of my life. Also the amazing reactions that I get when they deliver the wedding rings and when the guests get to handle them after the ceremony.
5. What makes you different from others in the industry?
We offer something different for a wedding day that is not on everyone’s wish list and quite often people have never even heard of what we do! We specialise in ring deliveries, which make our birds focussed and confident in what they do. They gain experience in all the different venues and with a wide variety of people. We are a small enough business to care and give a personal and bespoke experience to all of our couples.
6. What has been your favourite wedding so far?
I couldn’t choose a favourite as all weddings are special in their own way. Each have memories for me for different reasons and I have enjoyed working with the couples and being a part of their day.
7. What tips would you give a couple when planning their wedding and booking suppliers?
I would always advise couples to choose their venue and work with their dedicated wedding coordinator. Research your options for the things that you want at your wedding and ask for recommendations for the suppliers. Always look for someone who will work with you to create the day that you want and don’t be pressured to book until you are happy with them. Be relaxed and open minded so that your planning is as stress free as possible.