What is your most memorable wedding?
Sunrise Handfasting at Stonehenge
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Warm, humorous, professional, relaxed, confident
What about your business are you most proud of?
That I've been able to add a special touch to each and every ceremony I've created and delivered. Also that I've made some good friends through my work.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
It's your day, stick to your guns and don't be bullied or swayed by family and friends. Celebrate your love in the way that truly reflects you as a couple, not how others want you to!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
The faces of the bride and grooms mothers as they were given their roses during the first kiss last kiss ceremony.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Email to confirm I’ve availability then meet with me for no obligation chat. Once we’ve met and you’ve decided if you want us to work together, you complete my booking form and pay the non refundable deposit by BACS. Once received, the date is confirmed in my diary. Meet up, or Skype, FaceTime, email regularly sharing ideas and I provide access to my resources. I make myself available for advice/guidance and provide drafts of the ceremony for you to look at. I edit them until you’re both 100% happy. I arrive early on the day, meet other people: wedding planner, master of ceremonies, photographer etc. Say hi to the groom and his people, check they have rings, music organized, he's calm etc. Then if the Bride wants I will pop in to her and reassure her if she’s anxious. Once I've done the ceremony I make myself available for photos (if you want me) and then I quietly leave so that you can continue celebrating with your friends and families. Afterwards, I provide a copy of the ceremony and you share images with me and feedback for promotional use.
What is the most unusual thing you’ve been asked to plan?
A strange Victoriana, Bram Stoker type wedding theme combined with Christmas carols and a lot of acknowledging family members who were deceased. Although strange the couple clearly loved each other and had been through so much in their lives before they met, so I was happy to develop the ceremony that the bride had dreamt of for years.
How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?
Keep a sense of humour and delegate. Try to focus on the important part of the day , the marriage ceremony. The words you speak to one another are what’s important, the other things are lovely but if they're not perfect its not the end of the world.
What do you love most about your job?
Keep everything in a folder, don’t be afraid to do things your way. Make your own traditions.
What is your favourite moment at a wedding?
When the couple first come face to face in front of me ready to make the biggest commitment of their lives. You can just feel and see the love between them.