What is your most memorable wedding?
No wedding is the same as another, so the key is listening to what the couple want, and doing my best to achieve it. I start by taking some very basic details and framing a contract, but after that it's entirely up to the couple as to how much they want to customise the experience.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Don't stress, and accept that 99.9% of weddings never run to an exact timetable – relax and enjoy it!
What about your business are you most proud of?
My first time at Blenheim Palace. As well as my solo work, I also accompanied opera/crossover singer Laura Wright (then a member of 'classical girl band' All Angels) and to cap it all, the meal was being filmed for the BBC's Masterchef programme, so I had Greg Wallace and John Torode regularly peering over my shoulder!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
A couple of weddings where the bride and groom had their pet dog attend and play a part. As an animal-lover myself, that's always great to see!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Going from a web site to a fully-fledged business in less than a year.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
The Beatles – what else?
What makes a romantic first dance?
It has to have some emotional resonance or significance for the couple. Get that in place, and romance does the rest!
What is your number one floor-filler?
Every kind of music possible, basically! I've been mad about music since I was a small child, and started learning the piano when I was five.
Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?
Solo pianists aren't really 'floor-fillers' by definition but when I play in a band situation, the answer to that question is definitely Superstition by Stevie Wonder.
What is the soundtrack to your life?
Inventive, Melodic, Smooth, Detailed, Expressive