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.
Products and Services
Marquee Wedding Specialist
On-the-Day Wedding Coordination
Week of Wedding Planning
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 we will design an unforgettable day which reflects your personalities, your preferences and your stories. 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.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Susannah parker
Hello and welcome to the world of Couture Weddings & Events! I'm Susannah and I love working with couples to design and organise their once in a lifetime day. I’ve loved weddings ever since I was little – I grew up dreaming about owning a wedding dress shop, I had it all styled out in my head right down to what my antique desk and chair would look like! With a long and proven career in events in London, being a wedding planner is my dream job - and it's my job to make your dreams come true x
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Married in August 2018
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
Married in August 2017
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 pre...
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Understated luxury, calming, creative, collaborative
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!
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 your budget
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!