What is your most memorable wedding?
There are too many. I play such a huge part in each wedding that it's hard to choose. If I had to choose I'd say the one where the bride got her photo taken with Glen Johnson and Peter Crouch! And then she sang a song with me!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Cool, indie, alternative, organised, passionate
What about your business are you most proud of?
I am most proud of the amount of positive testimonials I have received in the past few years and that brides rave about my service.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Step back and take stock. You can't please everyone even when you try. It's your day and while you need to be mindful of those around you don't forget why you're getting married.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I was once at the wedding of a couple where the bride had survived a very serious brain tumour. She had travelled to LA to have life saving surgery. As a thank you to the surgeon they invited him to the wedding and left an empty chair for him. Halfway through the meal the surgeon arrived. He had taken the red eye flight directly from his son's graduation in the US to be at the wedding. He arrived to a rapturous round of applause and a standing ovation. That was pretty spine chilling and extremely special.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I want to immerse myself in my couple's weddings. I'm not just coming to sing, I'm coming to give you an experience. One of the ways I do this is to put my couples into a private, exclusive Facebook group which is a community of people planning their weddings. I broadcast regularly on facebook live especially for that group AND give them access to my public gig diary so they can come and see me live. It's a way of always being in touch with one another, to make them feel like they can ask me anything at any time and so when I walk through the door at their wedding, it's like a friend has arrived!
What makes a romantic first dance?
I'm a bit emotional to be honest. I don't come across that way but it doesn't take much to get my eyes wet. It's usually when couples choose a song that is personal to them and I can see them gazing into each others' eyes singing the lyrics to one another.
What is your number one floor-filler?
Without a doubt it's Superstition by Stevie Wonder followed by You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon
Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?
Flip! Definitely would have loved to have experienced the exhiliration of playing at Woodstock or have been a part of Simon and Garfunkel's band! I'd play an entire day of Paul Simon's music if I could.
What is the soundtrack to your life?
Indie indie indie. I'm a child of the 90s but going to University opened up my world to a range of lyrical masters including James Taylor, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. I'm also quite a fan of Tom Waits but there aren't many of his songs that would go down too well at a wedding.