What is your most memorable wedding?
A couple marrying at an outside venue, in front of a lake, with their two youngest daughters waving fairy wands over their rings to provide the magic of love as their elder daughter held the rings on a hand embroidered cushion.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Joyful, inclusive, quirky, professional, imaginative
What about your business are you most proud of?
Positive feedback from the couples and their families and friends that I work with
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Focus on how you want your day to be and write it down.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Hand made bags of dried rose petal confetti provided to the guests by a bride who had made it from all the roses the groom had given her from the moment that the couple became engaged.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Talk to a couple and agree the date and venue and get a sense of the type of ceremony that they are looking for. Discuss symbolic activities that might be incorporated.
Give the couple a checklist to complete.
Telephone discussion with couple about the checklist - may include more examples, examples of music/musicians, poetry, use of animals, etc
Draft ceremony and deliver to couple
More discussion until finalised
Officiate at ceremony
Provide bound copy of ceremony
What is the most unusual thing you’ve been asked to plan?
Ring warming for a couple where the husband had lost his wedding ring and the wife had bought a new one, measuring her husbands finger with a piece of string as he was asleep
How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?
Plan, keep in touch with the couple, get there early, have a box with 'emergency' materials in!
What do you love most about your job?
Focus on what you want and make lists/records of what you are doing
What is your favourite moment at a wedding?
When the couple look into each others eyes as they make vows - what a privilege to be part of that moment.