What is your most memorable wedding?
Most memerable would be the spooky goings on at an old venue where amongst other things a prosecco cork popped on its own and flew at the bride who was on the other side of the room! We had a great giggle that morning as well as having the bridal party looking lovely.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Unique, secure, bespoke, elegant, soft,
What about your business are you most proud of?
My feedback I get from my brides, it quite often brings a tear to my eye the lovely things they say.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Find friendly and reliable suppliers who you have an instant connection with. Don’t book any one with little experience or it doesn’t feel quite right.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Memories of loved ones no longer here placed in the bouquet.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Initial contact via email or telephone consultation (or both), then a booking form is drawn up containing the full quote. If the bride would like to book she pays 25% deposit to secure her date. Around 3 months before the wedding a trial appointment will be arranged for 4-6 weeks before the wedding. At the trial appointment the bridal style is rehearsed and we will discuss styles for bridesmaids too, by the end of the trial pictures and notes will be taken and a start time for the wedding day agreed. The remainder of the balance is also due 4 weeks before the wedding so the bride doesn’t have to worry about making payment on the day. The wedding day - I arrive early to set up and have every one looking and reeling relaxed and wonderful and ready in plenty of time to spare!
What do you love most about your job?
Seeing my brides delighted on the happiest morning of their life!
What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?
Have a your wedding hair cut around a month before the wedding if having an updo but keep a colour appointment to just before the wedding. Don’t change your colour at this point though and bear this in mind if you had clip in extensions at your trial as they may not match!
How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?
Reassure them if needed, most of my brides just enjoy the wedding morning as they say most of their stresses are the day before. One of the bridal party will usually supply the bride with a glass of proccecco toward the end to calm any last minute nerves!
What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?
Avoid people throwing their arms round your neck with hugs and keep to air kisses as much as possible!