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Weddings by Annabel

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Assistance at any part of planning - Award winning - Experienced - Professional - Personable - Flexible
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Products and Services

Full-Service Planning
Inbound Destination Wedding Specialist
Last-Minute Orders
Marquee Wedding Specialist
On-the-Day Wedding Coordination
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Speech Writer
Toastmaster / Master of Ceremony
Week of Wedding Planning
Full Description
WEDDING PLANNER: MANAGEMENT & INSPIRATION EXPERIENCED - CALM - PROFESSIONAL - PERSONABLE - AWARD WINNING - CREATIVE - HONEST WHAT I DO… - Event Management, On the Day Coordination, Problem Solving & Styling - Specialisations in Eco Friendly, DIY & Outdoor Celebrations - In The Lake District & Cumbria for International, National and Local Clients - Venue Management for unique spaces & Business Consultancy for Wedding Professionals - Workshops for couples & wedding planners ... Organised Creativity WHY IS WBA DIFFERENT?… “Everyone can create a wedding plan, not everyone can handle it when people are added to the mix. I know most of my role for clients is helping with people management; predicting movements & queries, making guests relaxed, looking after disputes, dealing with specific worries, accepting differences, cooling down stress, capturing happy moments, relishing special touches... I thoroughly enjoy it all!! People are fascinating!” — ANNABEL CANDLER, FOUNDER Honest - If an element doesnt fit or isnt worth the money or effort for the look and feel you want, I feel its important to share my opinion and the options. From years of experience and an absolute passion for creating worthwhile events, I can guarantee your time and money are well invested. Sometimes you just need an honest sounding board and someone to hear your ideas then help bringing them to life. Creative - Every celebration should reflect you both so I will take time to get to know you and ensure the plans highlights your story. I love a challenge so tell us your quirks and obsessions! What’s your home like? What’s your favourite hobby? What defines you? Calm - A Wedding Planner should always be calm. Like a swan across the lake, working hard with all the grace I can muster! Nothing will get in the way of keeping everyone happy. Every event is about the people so this is at the forefront of every plan. I concentrate on the experiences of all involved, from the tastes, textures and temp.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Annabel Candler
Its hard to believe how much I love planning events and taking on even the smallest of tasks to ensure a perfect celebration. Every wedding should reflect you as a couple, be memorable and a keepsake event forever. Lets make it happen together - saving time, stress and even money. Here to help!


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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Rachel and Aaron Pool
Married in September 2018
November 2018
A magical wedding weekend
Annabel is my ray of sunshine throughout the the whole wedding process. She is calm, professional, funny, and kind. You really need an ally who can talk some sense into...
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Richard and Cate Ashley
Married in September 2018
November 2018
A wonderful evening with lasting memories
Annabelle arranged our 50th wedding anniversary party in our local church hall. She completely changed the look and atmosphere with her superb decor. She coordinated the ...
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Carly & Ben
Married in August 2018
December 2018
An asset to our wedding day
“We had a definite vision of what we wanted our wedding to be and planned it ourselves but it became clear as we ironed out the details that we would need someone there o...
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Katy & Adam
Married in June 2018
December 2018
Lovely to work with
Why did you choose Annabel? *We actually liked how she had done a wedding in a completely non-traditions venue having seen the pictures online. Once we met with her her ...
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Becca & Ben
Married in June 2018
December 2018
The Wonderful Annabel!
Why did you decide to find a Planner? Our wedding was very DIY and 6 hours away from where we live in London. I knew just setting up and getting everything up there would...
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Jason and Alex Burn
Married in May 2018
November 2018
Perfect outdoor Handfasting
Annabel ensured that our wedding and handfasting ran perfectly. From our initial planning chats, to meeting us on site a few days before the day Annabel was brilliant. Of...
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Location & Contact Details


Calthwaite, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9QZ, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M6 J40

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Nearest Airport

Carlisle / Newcastle

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Cumbria Weddings, Brides Magazine

Industry Awards (4)

Wedding Industry Experts Awards 2013 - Best National Wedding Planner Winner
County Brides - Best Wedding Coordinator North West 2017
Stars of Business Awards - Best Small Business 2015
National Wedding Awards - Best Wedding Planner - Finalist 2019

What is your most memorable wedding?

Wow. I have so many memories of wonderful times with wonderful people! The moments that stand out include a wonderful parading brass band, Mariachi band, a sheep delivering the wedding rings, epic weather storms, guests heart attack (she survived by the way!), suppliers in a car crash (again, they are fine!), crazy weather and difficult guests. None effected the celebration as that's what I'm around for!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Friendly - Experienced - Professional - Personable - Flexible

What about your business are you most proud of?

All of my event challenges being overcome but also being a Mummy while building my business. I somehow manage to juggle two little ladies with my lovely business!

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

Its all starts with the venues. Its the grounding for all the other elements - style, budget, flexibility, atmosphere, professionalism

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

Oooo! That would take up pages! Every wedding has something that I love because I make sure each couple represent themselves in the day. From a quirky invite to a unique favour, something should showcase who you are.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Emails (easy way to understand what they are looking for and if I fit the bill!) - then consultations (meet and go through EVERYTHING until I know them and their dream day and iron out all the ideas still to create and elements still to confirm) - the it can be ongoing support, set up assistance and on the day coordination. It all depends on the couple and what they need me to do.

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

Either a Leopard print themed marquee wedding or a sheep to deliver the beer!

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

Laughter, fun, thorough planning and trust.

What do you love most about your job?

What can be more satisfying than a job well done - smiling clients, happy guests and suppliers that know I am worth having around.

What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

I finish when I know everyone is happy and I dont need to check anything else. This can be after about 16 hours but I wont leave even if my feet hurt as I couldnt bear for anyone to struggle, they should be just partying!