What is your most memorable wedding?
My daughter's !! It was a homespun, very personal wedding with almost everything handmade ( by me ! ) and 18 months of planning turned into the most perfect happy day !!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Feminine, romantic, detailed, vintage, perfection
What about your business are you most proud of?
I am most proud of the relationship I build with my clients - getting to know my Brides is paramount for me so i can ensure that they are 100 % happy with all my work .
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
ENJOY !!! Most of all enjoy every minute of your wedding planning - do as much as you can together, make your own choices ( it your wedding day ! ) and be positive ! The day will go so fast so make the most of the planning !!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I love it when the couples pooch is ring bearer !! He is part of the family and it's so nice when puppy get's to go to the wedding too !!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I usually meet my Brides and Grooms at Wedding Fairs/ open events and firstly they book a complimentary first consultation . This is to establish what accessories are required and talk a bout the gown design , venue , theme of the wedding etc- all these factors play a part in what I will design. During this meeting I will drawn up some initial ideas, we will look at beads, fabrics etc and then I will mail a detailed quote within 24 hours . After that, if the client wishes to go ahead with the order, a second appointment is scheduled during which I will take a 50% non- returnable deposit and commence work on the accessories. I keep in close contact with mails full of photos and I am also happy for brides to come for interim appointments to look at the progress. On completion a collection date is organised !
What do you love most about your job?
I love the diversity !! Everyday is different - I am either designing , making , seeing clients , planning styled shoots , updating social media with new products, attending Wedding Fairs and Open Days - I work most days a 12 hour day but that is because I love it !!
What is your favourite style of wedding dress?
Ethereal and romantic - lots of Vintage lace , delicate beadwork and Tulle of course !
What is the best way to incorporate "Something Blue" into the wedding outfit?
I often sew a tiny blue silk bow onto a garter but it's also fun to have a bit of glam and stitch Sapphire Swarovski crytals on a garter - my brides love this look !!
What is your favourite wedding dress of all time?
It has to be the gown that Ralph Lauren designed in 2011 for his future Daughter in Law Lauren Bush - it was just perfection!