What is your most memorable wedding?
Every wedding is memorable as no two are ever the same and for me, lots of weddings I have planned stand out for various reasons - but my all time favourite (to date) involved outdoor entertainment and a dance floor where guests danced under the stars until the early hours of the morning. It was truly magical.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Experienced, knowledgeable, practised, reliable, respected, sophisticated and fun!
What about your business are you most proud of?
I believe the response I receive and feedback from my customers speaks volumes. I strive to deliver an exceptional standard of customer service and personal attention to each and every one of my clients.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Attempt to personalise your day as much as possible.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A particularly heartfelt welcome letter which set the tone for a wonderful wedding I planned on behalf of an extremely thoughtful and considerate couple, the content of which reduced the vast majority of their guests to tears.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
This is determined by each couple and their individual requirements. Ordinarily, the process begins with an initial one hour consultation. Following the initial consultation, a number of meetings will ordinarily take place in order to confirm suppliers and discuss details. This activity culminates in a final stage planning meeting approximately six weeks prior to the big day at which point all of the details are confirmed. An extremely detailed timeline is produced and on the day of a wedding, I am there to coordinate everything and everyone, and ensure that the day runs like clockwork.
What is the most unusual thing you’ve been asked to plan?
An outdoor wedding ceremony for 400 guests which took place on a roundabout!
How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?
I communicate extremely well with my clients throughout the entire planning process. By listening to them and understanding their concerns I am able to anticipate the aspects of their wedding they are most likely to find stressful and ensure any potential issues are avoided. Besides scheduling regular progress calls, I use a sophisticated on-line project management system to deliver real time updates and prompts, ensuring my clients are kept informed and are reassured at every step of the way.
What do you love most about your job?
I create joy. Standing back, watching couples enjoying the most amazing day of their lives fills me with an incredible sense of satisfaction. My job is extremely rewarding.
What is your favourite moment at a wedding?
The reveal - when the Father of a Bride sees his Daughter in her wedding dress for the first time.