Couture Events Ltd

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Leading wedding planner Susannah Parker has over 15 years experience of wedding and party planning throughout London and the South East and is well known for her calm and collaborative approach.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1800
Details

Products and Services

Marquee Wedding Specialist
On-the-Day Wedding Coordination
Week of Wedding Planning
Full-Service Planning
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Full Description
Susannah Parker, Managing Director of Couture Weddings, is a proven specialist in the creative design and immaculate management of bespoke luxury weddings, tailor made to suit your exact requirements in terms of style, scope and budget. Susannah will spend time getting to know you as a couple, and listening carefully to the journey of your relationship; from there, together you will design an unforgettable day which reflects your personalities, your preferences and your stories. She says "When working with me as your wedding planner, you’re not just benefitting from my skills in detailed planning and expert organising but also all the wealth of industry knowledge I have built up over many years. I pride myself on the quality of my own personal network of tried and trusted suppliers which I have built up over the last decade - my clients rely on me to recommend event partners who I personally know and can vouch for and venues where I know all the ins and outs. My goal is to work alongside you to ensure that you feel calm and confident throughout your wedding planning journey and can rest assured in the knowledge that by having me by your side, the design, planning and organisation of every detail is in calm, experienced and capable hands"

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Susannah Parker
Welcome to the wonderful world of wedding planning! Bringing your vision to life for your big day is going to be fabulously fun but it's also naturally rather daunting and possibly rather overwhelming. I'm here to act as your trusted expert and your guide, as together we navigate all the paths to creating your dream day; I'm your designer & stylist, your planner & organiser, your negotiator & administrator, your confidant and all round 'wedding buddy'. I'm here for you, every step of the way x

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2018
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(6)
K & M
Married in October 2019
October 2018
K&M - Two Temple Place, London
Thank you so much again for your fantastic work on our wedding, you are a superstar, so supportive and kind and organised. You really had everything covered down to the tiny details, we really appreciated all your hard work and my parents loved you and were so impressed"
Nina and Sami
Married in July 2019
October 2018
Nina and Sami - Froyle Park
I cannot put into words how much I appreciate you and everything you did to delivery the dream that was the most beautiful wedding day we have hoped for. You truly made it complexly stress free - friends and family would ask me what my secret was for looking so calm and relaxed and I would always say "All thanks to our Susannah". And don't get me started on how you effortlessly made the day happen so smoothly - I felt calmness knowing the all was in hand with you. Sami and I cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us. We'll be 100% recommending you to everyone we know. The world needs to know how amazing you are! Thank you again a million times"
L&J
Married in June 2019
October 2018
L&J
You are amazing! Thank you for all of your hard work, you have been amazing and we adore you! L&J
R&G
Married in April 2019
October 2018
London wedding
Ten days have past since our wedding and we wanted to email you to say a huge thank you. We are indebted to you for making the day the success it was and bringing our vision to life. Thank you for all the hard work you put in - from speaking to suppliers and getting quotes, meeting them, liaising with Diana and Malcom, planning the order of the day and making the marquee look fabulous. We loved all the details like the pictures on the bar and the bake off table. Thank you for dealing with the generator and grabber on the day and staying late into the night after the wedding - we appreciate it so much. Your recommended suppliers were amazing. The kids and friends said how brilliant Tariq was and Matt got everyone of all ages on the dance floor ! You’ve been fantastic to work with - so calm, detail driven and patient. We have loved the experience and would recommend you to friends and family. R&G
V&S
Married in August 2018
November 2018
V&S
We just wanted to say how amazing and faultless our day was ... and how amazing you were literally every step of the way to create the most perfect day for us
Sarah
Married in August 2017
November 2018
S&T
For each line of this testimonial we could easily write a page to express our gratitude to Susannah and for her infinite personal and professional qualities. Susannah preempted our every single need, issue and wish during the planning of our wedding day, and from conception to completion she effortlessly lifted such a weight from our shoulders that we do not know how we could have done it without her. Susannah is a class act, her attention to detail is outstanding, she's generous, creative, indefatigable, reliable, trustworthy, talented, intelligent, charismatic and above all passionate about her work; we always felt she had our best interests at heart and looked on us not just as another client but as friends whom she was personally invested in making happy whatever it took."
Location & Contact Details

Address

Guildford, Surrey, England

Travel Notes

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Industry Awards (1)

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Every wedding holds unique memories for me and they are all so special, impossible to choose just one!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Luxurious, understated, stylish, timeless, calming,

What about your business are you most proud of?

Having left a big London agency to set up my own business, all my work in the first year has come through word of mouth recommendations - no paid directory listings or advertising - you can't be prouder than that! Also having my work featured in You and Your Wedding (2 x 5 page spreads) twice in one year.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Prioritise your budget

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Every wedding is uniquely personal to that couple but I love it when guests notice these elements and comment how the day is a brilliant reflection of their relationship and is distinctly "them"

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I believe that as a wedding planner, it’s not my job to project my taste and preferences onto my clients but rather spend time getting to know them and listening carefully to the journey of their relationship and from there, to design and deliver an unforgettable day which reflects their personalities, their preferences and their stories and which guests would all agree is tangibly “them”. I do have a signature approach to wedding planning though which I am often told is a combination of meticulous, calm and collaborative.

What is the most unusual thing you’ve been asked to plan?

A surprise engagement at a stately home venue in central London

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

Top Tips: 1) Be organised – a folder, a timeline, a to do list and a budget – or get help from a planner! 2) Be clear – discuss and agree what are the ‘must haves’, the ‘nice to haves’ and the ‘could do withouts’ and allocate time and budget accordingly 3) Be calm – don’t sweat the small stuff – the most important part of the day is the ceremony and the celebrations with loved ones. No one will notice if the napkins don’t match the exact shade of your earrings so don’t lose sleep over it! 4) Engage me as your wedding planner ;-)

What do you love most about your job?

Prioritise the items on budget - the must haves, the nice to haves and the could do withouts

What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

I am always really moved by the arrival of the bride and the few moments we spend together with her attendants before she makes her entrance. That and the first dance - which can either be really romantic or really fun - or both!

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