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RandFWeddings, headed up by award winning wedding planner Vanessa Harness, specialises in creating exceptional, fun, luxury bespoke weddings - designing and delivering the wedding of your dreams.
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Prices start at

£1140
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Products and Services

Marquee Wedding Specialist
On-the-Day Wedding Coordination
Week of Wedding Planning
Inbound Destination Wedding Specialist
Full-Service Planning
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Full Description
With our vast experience we provide exceptional levels of reassurance whilst at the same time specialising in working outside of the box for those that want something different or non-traditional for their day. We work with many overseas couples choosing the UK to host their wedding celebrations. Creating an amazing guest experience is always our goal.Because every wedding is different, we are flexible in our approach with the planning services that we offer. No matter how short you are for time or how much or how little you wish to be involved in the planning and logistics, we can tailor make a service just for you that leaves you in control of your choices and free to relax in the run up to the wedding day.Whether you are at the beginning or part way through your planning journey, being entrusted as your wedding day planner to finalise what is one of the biggest days of your lives is our privilege. Building relationships with our couples and suppliers is just as important to us as curating the final design for your big day. We pride ourselves in providing a professional, discreet, stress free and above all, fun planning service. We never forget that this is your wedding day and you are therefore always in charge of your options.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Vanessa
I absolutely adore what I do and would love to have the opportunity to share my passion, knowledge and experience with you to create a celebration that is truly memorable, unique and a reflection of you as a couple. Our only rule is to have no rules!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2004
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(23)
Amy Parekh
Married in June 2019
July 2019
I only wish we could give more stars!
I only wish we could give more stars! It's almost impossible to articulate quite how incredible Vanessa and her wonderful team are. From the start, Vanessa showed her expertise, attention to detail, willingness to get anything done no matter how challenging and just how invested she is in your wedding day. No task was too big (and we had some big tasks) and she was on site through all the seasons to make sure everything would be perfect on the day. Vanessa has an incredible ability to juggle an almost impossible number of jobs, succeed at every one, think of things you didn't even know you needed all whilst being a complete joy to work with - a rare ability in any field. We had huge expectations of the day and I can honestly say it surpassed even ours. Seeing it all come together during the days leading up to it revealed how quite large a project it was going to be. It was remarkable to see how the other suppliers hold Vanessa in such high regard - they too would have done anything for her and went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. It says a huge amount about R and F weddings that the whole process was a complete joy. When the day came it looked absolutely magical and we wouldn't have changed a thing. Dom also deserves a big mention - without his logistical input, calming influence and personality, the process just wouldn't have been the same. These two are the real deal, an absolute dream team and I genuinely cannot recommend them highly enough.
Kathy Kingstone
Wedding: May 2019
July 2019
We booked RandFweddiings for their partial planning service
As soon as I met Vanessa and Dom I felt the wedding would be in really safe hands. The day was perfect! I was worried before R and F were on board that a wedding in the garden might appear “cobbled together”. What we had was so far from that. Vanessa quietly gets on with everything she does all your behind the scenes hard work, but also does so much more. She has so much experience and lots of ideas to help. Nothing is too much trouble. The Bride and Groom has an absolutely wonderful day - the one they had dreamed of, and pretty much exactly the vision the bride had for the day, and thanks to R and F weddings help, the most stress free event I’ve been involved in! Vanessa and team were totally calm and professional both during the week before and on the day from early morning until and right up until all the guests had left at about 1am! I can’t stop thinking about the day and looking at the wonderful photos. I’m not usually at all sentimental but it was truly wonderful! Thank you, Vanessa, Dom and Hannah so much! I would 100% recommend using them!
Ashleigh & Jonny
Married in October 2018
January 2019
You put up with our constant inane requests about
Ashleigh and I just wanted to send you a quick email to say how thankful we are for all the work that you’ve done for us and our wedding! Almost a year ago we decided to have a tipi wedding so we could have all of our favourite people together to enjoy a chilled out relaxed wedding with plenty to drink. It wasn’t until we got RandFWeddings on board that our dream became a reality. They were always on call to help with the most minute detail and endlessly went above and beyond to help us create the greatest day of our lives. We really couldn’t have done it without you, incredible stuff! You are genuinely the best guys around You put up with our constant inane requests about tea bag quantities and the length of cable ties we should buy as we pulled our wedding together. Without you the best day of our lives simply wouldn’t have happened. You took a load of stress off of us and you were also a right laugh to deal with! Book these guys, you won’t regret it
Karen & Robert
Married in October 2018
January 2019
We basically do not know what we would have done w
Robert and I would just like to say a few words about your absolutely fantastic service. We basically do not know what we would have done without you! Upon first meeting you we instinctively felt at ease and knew our wedding was in safe hands. Preferring to organise our big day ourselves rather than rely on a wedding venue, the thought of managing everything involved was still a daunting task. We needn’t have worried. Not long after employing your services, you sent a brilliant itinerary for the day, which had been fully co-ordinated with our suppliers. We didn’t have to think about this any more! Whenever we needed help, for example an SOS about our order of service sheets, you immediately took control and we soon received an email with these magically done for us. There was nothing you couldn’t/wouldn’t sort out, including a bridesmaid’s dress that wouldn’t do up on the wedding morning, make up on one of the bridesmaid’s dresses and a difficult venue custodian. You always responded to emails promptly and efficiently. You were so helpful on the day, working away discreetly and professionally in the background. Even after the wedding, the brilliant service didn’t stop there, as you took care of our wedding cake, flowers, seating plan and easel and looked after these until we got back from our mini-moon. What can we say? We really couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you so much.
Roberta
Married in July 2018
January 2019
Do not hesitate at all to use these guys!
Vanessa was an absolute star!!! A few days before our wedding and on the day. Nothing was too much. Such a professional. I can't thank Vanessa for everything she did for us. Working with you was a pleasure. Thank you for everything! I will be recommending you to everyone. Do not hesitate at all to use these guys! Absolute professionals!
Astra Capable
Married in July 2018
January 2019
The whole planning process was clearly explained
Vanessa is an absolute pleasure to work with. The whole planning process was clearly explained and co-ordinated effectively. The wedding was delivered without a hitch, I highly recommend you get in touch with them even if you are considering hiring a partial wedding planner.
Location & Contact Details

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Ford End, Hail Weston, Cambridgeshire, PE19 5JR, England

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Every wedding leaves me with special memories so it is really difficult to choose one - seeing all of my couples on one of the happiest days of their lives creating memories with their loved ones is what makes what we as a team do so special. That we are trusted to play a part of such an important day of their lives is humbling.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Fun, Relaxed, Elegant, Stylish, Modern

What about your business are you most proud of?

Since humble beginnings in 2004 I have built a reputation as one of the UK's best wedding planners and an industry leading expert, I have provided professional talks, radio interviews, provide tutoring to diploma level students and am the wedding planning expert on the Magpie wedding blog along with being BBC Radio Cambs resident Wedding Expert and in 2018 I was asked to be the expert judge for the National Celebrants Awards, I am returning in 2019 to judge the National Celebrant Awards for the 2nd year running.

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

Be You...! sounds cheesy but its true, the most important people in any wedding are the couple and beyond the financial planning and logistics that typically cause couples some stress the biggest element of stress tends to come from family and friends with well meaning expectations. With our planning services we can alleviate most of these stresses leaving you to enjoy the the planning journey with us as it should be - FUN

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

Many moments have broken a small happy emotional tear, however our favourite has to be one of our 2018 Groom's who took singing and guitar lessons, wrote a song, created a video and serenaded his new wife as a surprise just before their first dance - all kept a secret from every member of the wedding party and the guests until the moment it happened!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

First off we need to get to know each other, so we typically start with a no obligation consultation this can be face to face, Skype or even over the phone, following which we will establish your exact wedding planning needs and confirm pricing. Once you are happy to proceed we provide a full written contract for your peace of mind and then the fun of the planning journey starts, like Alice in Wonderland we aim to take you down the rabbit hole to a world of fun while we deal with all the nitty gritty boring but essential stuff.

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

We had a Groom who wanted to arrive at his ceremony riding on a white elephant and he wanted canapés served by Monkey's - we had to draw the line on this for heath & safety/food hygiene reasons but we found them an amazing venue which more than made up for his crazy idea in Aynhoe Park.

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

With over 15 years of experience, we know the devil is in the detail and trusted suppliers. We take care of all of the supplier communications using our trusted list of experts that we have worked with previously. On the rare occasion a problem arises it is our job to find the solution before you even know there was a problem.

What do you love most about your job?

I love taking my couples on a journey, find out about their ideal of a perfect wedding day and making that a reality.

What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

There are so many moments - the anticipation as the bride is ready to enter the ceremony, the speeches, the moment just after the ceremony where you and your guests start to relax with a drink or two and of course when the party really begins and everyone lets their hair down.