What is your most memorable wedding?
Working with a beautiful bride, who despite her dad's terminal illness, was very dedicated and lovely to work alongside. What made her wedding one of my favourites was seeing the moment she walked in to view her reception room... she burst into tears at how gorgeous it looked and knowing that I helped play a part in making her day perfect just filled me with joy.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Relaxed, soothing, life-saving!, organised and professional.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Taking the stress away from so many lovely couples! It is very fulfilling to see a bride and groom relax and enjoy their day!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Budget budget budget!! It's so easy to get carried away when wedding planning. My top tip when budgeting is to prioritise the areas that mean the most to you and ensure you include an emergency fund.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
My favourite personal touch was a couple who had named their tables after all of the places they had visited. Their table plan consisted of a map of the world with each tables list of guests had was pointing to each location on the map. Then the table markers were little polaroid images that the couple had taken whilst in that location. Certainly a little jealous of all the amazing places they had visited together!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
After the initial enquiry, I invite each potential client to a consultation. This allows us to discuss your wedding and my services in greater detail and allows us to get to know each other better. If a planning service is booked, I get stuck in straight away! Whether this is sourcing your venue or your suppliers, we sit down and discuss your requirements and budget and start to bring your dream wedding to life. If a coordination service is chosen, I approach you 2.5 months before your big day to collect your supplier information, from here I begin to construct the schedule of your special day and finalise details with all suppliers. For all services, I am available 24/7 to offer support and recommendations.
What is the most unusual thing you’ve been asked to plan?
Nothing too crazy just yet! I really want animals at a wedding - especially Alpacas and Owl ring bearers!!
How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?
Organisation, timings and writing a lot down! (...and hiring a wedding planner! ;) )
What do you love most about your job?
Seeing so much love!
What is your favourite moment at a wedding?
My absolute favourite moment has got to have been from one of my more recent weddings! My couple were legally wed 3 days before their blessing ceremony taking place on the bandstand in Shrewsbury Quarry and decided to arrive together and walk the aisle as husband and wife. The Quarry being a very public area meant that there was lots of uninvited guests around, however when my bride and groom began to walk their very long aisle, every single bystander gave a round of applause and it was such a beautiful moment - I really had to hold back the tears!