What is your most memorable wedding?
Each wedding is memorable for very different reasons... From seeing the joy on a brides face when you present her with the bouquet you have made her, through to the wows from the couple and thier guests when they notice the little extra details you have put into personalised items throughout the day, down to teaching the younger wedding guests the dance moves to Apache by the Sugar Hill Gang. Every memory is precious to me, and every bride is a friend for life.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Beautiful, Whimsical, Unique, Natural, Timeless
What about your business are you most proud of?
I started the business myself and I run every aspect of it myself. When a Bride makes contact it will always be me you speak to.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't be afraid to ask questions, it's your day make sure you get exactly what you want.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Personalised tissue packets - I definitely carry extra for myself.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
We would have an inital phone call or skype to see if you like me and the products and services The Secret Bridesmaid has to offer. If you do, great and you book. I then set up a pinterest board so you can share your ideas with me and I make it happen, I also set up a whatsapp group so you can contact me whenever you want and I send over an information pack. I will make an appoinmnet with you at your venue so you can explain exactly where you want things to be and set up and how. I take video diary while we are there and get more deatils from your information pack. If you want me to bring any additional products for you to see in person, just let me know and I can bring things along. After our meeting I then go away and create your binder which will have every aspect of your wedding in that you want me invloved with in it. I tend to mock up table centrepieces, how you want cutley laid out - basically everything, all the details so I know its is exactly what you want. If you have nay last minute idea changes just let me know and I will update your binder. If you need me to coordinate with other suppliers just let me know and I will get in contact with them for you.
What is the best themed wedding you have worked at?
All of them - they are all so different!
What are the decorative trends with brides currently?
Brides are tending to have a vibe to the day rather than a theme or colour, so they want to make guests feel happy and relaxed
What is your signature finishing touch?
A signature scent! Because I work with silk flowers and foliage I ask my couples to choose from one of the Jo Malone scents I stock and add it into the silk flowers and foliage just for that extra wow impact.
What decoration do you think every wedding needs?
Foliage and candles, you can never have too much of either