Monday, 15 November 2010

Scent for your wedding day

Scent never fails to evoke memories. Without realising, our olfactory sense identifies and stores this memory or association. How many times have you turned to look as a stranger passes you, thinking you will know them, purely because you identify the scent they are wearing as familiar? I like to incoporate a scent into my clients' wedding day to create another evocative memory for them to easily recall. This can be in a variety of ways, from the flowers used in a bouquet, the perfume or after shave they choose to wear or the scented candles burning in the Ladies loo!SENTI opened in Wimbledon Village last December and I discovered it this summer through a client. It is the brainchild of Debbie Knight who fell in love with the Dr Vranjes fragrances on checking into a hotel room in Florence. She liked them so much, she became the UK distributor!

The range includes candles, diffusers and body products. The candles and room diffusers are perfect for weddings, either in the drinks reception area or in the restrooms. Many of my bridess have bought the body products as a treat for their relaxing night prior to the wedding.

To read more about Debbie, Senti and the fabulous products available go to

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Fabulous tiaras

Donna is a long time wedding associate of mine and this year she launched her company 'Top hat and veils'. My clients have been delighted with their wedding accessories and the personal service she offers.

A little bit about them : 'Top Hat & Veils specialise in a large range of wedding accessories.
We are passionate about supplying only the finest of accessories at affordable prices. Our fantastic collections are ideal for brides, bridesmaids and the mother of the bride. We offer advise over the phone, e-mail and in person by appointment - so that we can give you personal advise in finding the ideal accessory for your outfit.'

As a wedding planner, for me, it is all about offering my clients personal service and Donna and her team embody that principle.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Radio schedule for 28th July

Station Name Area Covered Time
BBC Radio Lincolnshire Lincoln 08:30 - 08:40
Colourful London 09:50 - 10:00
U105 Belfast, Antrim, Omagh 10:10 - 10:20
BBC Radio Guernsey Guernsey 10:40 - 10:50
Swansea Sound 1170 MW Swansea 11.45 - 12.00

Pre-recorded interviews will also feature at some point during the day on:
Adfero, Radio Wave Blackpool, BBC Radio Solent, BBC Radio Stoke, Kingdom FM, 107 The Bee, 2BR, BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Radio Somerset, Premier Christian Radio, Northern Media Group, BBC South West

The most romantic job - the search is on!

On Wednesday 28th July 2010, I launch the search for the 'Mercure Wedding Angel'. I will be doing a series of nationwide radio interviews with Mercure Hotels to begin the search for 2 candidates for 'the most romantic job' - the wedding co-ordinators at two of their flagship hotels. I will be guest judging the competition which provides a fantastic opportunity for anyone wanting to break into the wedding industry.
The website will be live tomorrow and I will post up a list of the interview times and stations in order that you can listen in to get the details if you are interested entering.
Off the back of this launch, Mercure have collated some interesting wedding facts and figures that I will discuss on air tomorrow.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Monday, 28 June 2010

Confetti Confidential on sale now!

Confetti Confidential by Holly McQueen on sale now!
Holly contacted me a couple of years ago when she was researching the role of a wedding planner for her new book. We met a few times and I also took her to the Designer Wedding Show to experience all things weddings! I had great fun talking with and advising her -it is wonderful to see some of it in print now in this hilarious book.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Visit to Magenta Ink HQ!

I recently visited Scotland's leading stationery designer, Adrienne Kerr, at her Magenta Ink!studios. I have worked with Adrienne for 14 years and we have come up with some original designs in that time! I like the fact that, for each client, the creation is totally bespoke. Adrienne's flair combined with the paper and print knowledge, make her the ultimate one stop for any stationery requests. She has recently become a stockist for USA favourite Vera Wang. For more information and to see her designs go to

Thursday, 8 April 2010

As recommended by Ten Lifestyle!

I am delighted to have been selected by Ten Lifestyle as their recommended wedding planner for London and the South East.
Ten Lifestyle is the ultimate concierge service - a lifestyle management company that helps members get the most from their lives. They organise anything that their members don't have the time, inclination or expertise to organise themselves, such as entertainment, restaurants, travel and home refurbishments. Ten’s experts can deal with any kind of request.
For more information go to

Monday, 22 March 2010

Claridges wedding with Mary Jane Vaughan

Mary Jane Vaughan Designs ( featured one of my weddings at Claridges in their latest newsletter. Mary Jane and her team are always a pleasure to work with, her enthusiasm for each and every job is infectious and mirrors my own.

Friday, 19 March 2010

First Connections Speed Networking Event

I am one of the industry professionals at The Event School London Speed Networking Event on Wednesday 24th March at 6.30pm. The event takes place at Waterfront Studios in Excel. Tickets are £10 + VAT and available via or email
This is an ideal opportunity for anyone wanting to work in the event industry to meet, talk to and get advice from some of the industry's top professionals.
See you there!

Friday, 22 January 2010

BRIDES Jan/Feb on sale

Brides January/February issue features the wedding of Corrie Jackson and James Butcher. I organised the wedding last July at Brocket Hall. The magazine features some great images of the flowers, fly past and stationery.

Click here to view testimonials of some of the other weddings I have planned.


Hudsons Dream Weddings Guide is now on sale at WH Smith. It is a handy guide with essential and up to date information on the finest UK locations for civil ceremonies and receptions. I have contributed an article on how to find the right venue for your wedding and reception aswell as a full 'run down', with images, of a wedding from last year.

Click here to view other publications which have featured my wedding planner service.