Dulcie Lane Event Styling

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About


As a husband & wife styling team, we have been styling venues in Peterborough and surrounding areas for over 5 years.

We have developed a great relationship with a number of venues in the area through providing high levels of service, professionalism in all our work and by delivering high standard stylings as well as a great range. This allowed us to become preferred suppliers to several venues.

Wendy is the creative one in the business, with an amazing eye for detail, great knowledge of combinations, floristry skills as well as a level of creativity with something as simple as a sash.
Steve is the visionary one, seeing how rooms can look and addressing issues that sometimes clients don’t see and offering solutions. 8 years of working with professional photographers has allowed him to develop an eye for what the final product can be.

Dulcie Lane


So why Dulcie Lane, where did that name come from?

Dulcie Lane is a variation of a famous lady from back in the day, and Wendy’s great, great aunt.

Over the years there had been a family myth/rumour/story that there was in years gone by, a famous dancer in the family who had gone on to appear on stage all over the UK in the late 1890’s to early 1900’s called Dulcie Laing.

Fast forward to 2019 and Wendy’s father, while researching the family tree, found the elusive Dulcie Laing on a 1901 census. Listed as a visitor at her parents’ house, it stated her job as actress.

Born 1881 as Mary Annie Laing, she created the stage name Dulcie Laing and had started singing in a chorus line for stage productions. By the time she was 15 she was appearing in music halls across the country in her own show. The earliest mention found of her is in the ‘Music Hall and Theatre Review’ publication from 10th April 1896, see below; she would have just been coming up to the age of 15 then.


She had become known as a ‘sand dancer’ going on to enhance her act with comedy and singing. (Sand dancing is a form of Egyptian style dancing on sand put on a stage and made more famous by the trio act of Wilson, Keppel & Betty. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson,_Keppel_and_Betty ).

Following success with that she formed a comedy singing & dancing duo with Don A. Meely and set about touring all over the UK & Ireland as part of a then famous comedy dancing act.


Following the First World War, she settled in Scotland with her husband where she carried on performing and going on to enjoy a life as a great dance choreographer.

So, in a homage to this lady and her creativity, we decided, with a slight spin on her name, to call our new company after her.

Thanks Dulcie, for the inspiration!

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Testimonials


 My wife and I were extremely happy with the service provided by Steve & Wendy, not only before, but during and after our big day. Arranging a marriage as we now know can be a frightening experience. Looking back now it was made a hell of a lot easier by both Steve and Wendy. Not only did they help us perfect the look we wanted, but it was definitely well priced and affordable in comparison to other providers. Steve also recommended a company (A Formal Affair) that could provided Kilts for myself and my Groomsmen. We were inundated with positive comments regarding the theme and it’s final look on the day, we would both highly recommend Dulcie Lane to anyone planning to get married. Take the stress out of it and contact Steve & Wendy! Thank you again Steve & Wendy. Kind regards, Brett & Danielle"

Brett & Danielle

 I had a vision and Steve and Wendy just got it right away. As it was something I hadn't seen before I was quite nervous as to whether it would all work but they pulled it off a treat. Everyone commented how amazing it looked. Don't hesitate to book you wont be disappointed x"

Lisa Cox

 Massive thanks to Dulcie Lane for their services, right from the initial contact to our meeting them nothing was too much trouble, great advise and a fantastic range of such beautiful things to choose from. On the day they transformed our beautiful venue into something magical , I honestly couldn’t recommend them enough they were absolutely fantastic throughout and I can’t thank them enough"

Tracey Sharp