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Full Description
Isabella Weddings & Events was established in 2003, for 13 years I have worked with many couples and corporate clients. After running a hotel I decided that I wanted to work with couples directly, I love my job and pride myself in offering expert advice from years of experience. A friendly and informal approach you can be sure of not only expert support but also a relaxed environment in which to share your most special day. When not planning weddings or events I write for Love Our Wedding Magazine and Bride Magazine, I am a University Lecturer, written a wedding planning book, mentor new planners and run regular training events for both couples and industry professionals. I am also a judge for the Wedding Industry Awards, and excited to be part of the process! I currently work with just a select number of wedding couples a year so that I can dedicate myself to my client, so please do get in touch if you would like a professional by your side to ensure your wedding is perfect and stress free. We always offer a free, informal chat before you have to make any decisions so do get in touch anytime, we have lots of testimonials and happy clients who can also give you the heads up on our services - a few of these have been listed on our testimonials page for you to read :)

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Marie Haverly
Hello, I know what a worrying time you are facing, hiring a wedding planner isn't for everyone and it can feel like you might lose control. Let me reassure you really quickly, I prefer to be seen as your friend who happens to know lots about how to do this right. You will remain fully in control and make all the decisions, I'm just here to help steer you along the road, take away the worry and guide you through the maze that is wedding planning. Don't fear, give me a call and lets have a coffee!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
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Lucy & Bill
Wedding: May 2014
September 2016
Thank you for being brilliant at what you do
I really wanted to send you a personal BIG thank you for an epic day you engineered for us on Saturday. I can honestly say that I had the best week of my life last week. ...
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Catherine and Darrell
Married in May 2012
September 2016
You built me my dream wedding.
Thank you for being there every step of the way. Thank you for making me feel that complete changes of direction are manageable. Every wedding should have a Marie, to rem...
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Pamela & Robert
Married in June 2013
September 2016
Valued Support
We want to again thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of the support and many ways you endeavoured to make our wedding a fantastic day of our dreams. You were ...
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Kim Taylor
Wedding: May 2014
September 2016
Why everyone needs a wedding planner!
Thank you so much for helping me out at Tam and Simon's wedding, I would have been very very stuck without you. The added reasons why everyone needs a wedding planner!
Elspeth & Miguel
Married in May 2014
September 2016
Totally invaluable to have you there
Dear Marie, A little note to express our immense gratitude for all your help and support over the last few weeks leading up the wedding and also on the actual day. You re...
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Helen & Michael
Married in June 2014
September 2016
Worth your weight in gold!
Thank you so much for your support and ideas over the past few months in the lead up to our wedding, your hard work on the day itself and your help afterwards. Our guests...
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Location & Contact Details


Southampton, Hampshire, England

Travel Notes

We travel to meet you at a suitable and easily reached venue of your choice or at home.

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Nearest Motorway & Junction

M27 Junction 2

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Nearest Airport

Southampton Eastleigh

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Love our Wedding , Bride, Brides, Rock n Roll Bride

Industry Awards (1)

Wedding Industry Awards Judge
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Probably when our couple announced their (up until now) secret pregnancy as part of their speeches, not a dry eye in the house!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Relaxed, experienced, fun, quirky, creative

What about your business are you most proud of?

How long we've been established, we are one of the longest serving independent wedding planning companies on the South Coast! 13 years is a long time to work in this role so I love to share my experience with others and help them succeed.

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

Apart from employ a wedding planner ;-) I would say to delegate, enlist help before everything becomes overwhelming and don't focus too much on the little things, keep perspective - sorry thats more than one tip!

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

When a father of a bride has been secretly attending physio therapy to ensure he could attempt to walk his daughter down the aisle, he suffered from MS and wanted to be able to leave his wheelchair for the short walk, the bride had no idea and it was very touching to witness.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I am a best friend who knows lots about weddings. We travel the journey together, as a team. It is my job to guide them and support them, not to take over or control. We work together and I ensure they keep relaxed and enjoy the entire thing!

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

I have been asked to book a team of Storm Troopers to guide guests into the wedding reception, that was fun!

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

By knowing what needs to be done when, having many years of experience means I have pretty much encountered every problem or potential hassle so I know how to eliminate these before they arise. I can take all the hassle away by knowing the corners to cut, the details to check and how to have a stress-free day - by having someone else take over the boring stuff the couple can enjoy the fun bits!

What do you love most about your job?

Being trusted to contribute to such a personal moment with a couple, it's an honour.

What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

The ceremony, after all it's what the wedding is all about isn't it - to marry that person of your dreams!

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