Weddings by Annabel

We always love to hear from wedding planners! Everyone gives such good advice but wedding planners know a bit of everything, I therefore (unbiasedly, promise) think they can give the best! Let’s hear from Annabel:

Who are you and what do you do?

Annabel Candler, Owner of Weddings by Annabel – The term ‘wedding planner’ has a few stereotypes attached so perhaps ‘wedding faffer’ is a better description!? I use my experience, creativity and love of spreadsheets and list to help couples make those important decisions, developing a dream wedding celebration. I can either just step in for a meeting to help get all the details lined up; or I can look after certain elements that are creating worry; or manage the whole event. Sometimes, couple just need that bit of guidance along the way then someone to take the reins on the day. I’ll do whatever makes them feel happy and confident about the day!

What’s your favourite part of a wedding?

Oooo, that’s tough! So many parts are special but if varies for each couple. They react differently, so one Groom may delight in his speech therefore he and everyone listening glows. Sometimes the first dance is a touching and emotional glimpse into how they feel. Sometimes its the walk down the aisle that creates that dream like state in everyone! I suppose I just love when the ‘show’ breaks and the true adoration shines through.

What’s the best bit of advice you can give to couples in the planning process?

Venue is key and reflects on everything, the wedding ‘team’ is important for many varied potential tasks so pick wisely and remember this is all about celebrating your love for each other, not just pleasing others or creating perfection.

What keeps you passionate?

Knowing that, what I do, actually can dramatically change the couple’s special day and therefore their memories. If the day is a happy one, you pick up on the atmosphere and ride the waves. Its thrilling!

Do you like to keep up with trends? What’s your biggest trend to watch currently?

I keep an eye on them but that part of the planning isn’t normally part of my role. Whether it’s dress type, theme colours or accessories, it’s often the favourite part for the Bride and her friends to plan! I just advise on how to make what they pick suit the venue and their style. If I could pick a favourite theme at the moment though it would be navy, copper and ivory. Just love that combo!

What’s next for your business?

I am loving doing the Facebook Live nights. Its a lovely way to interact with a few people and their concerns. I also run a venue, Kirklinton Hall & Gardens, which I adore and is very VERY busy this year! I hope to look after a few other quirky venues and extend my team. Always something new on the horizon! Variation is the key to life after all!!

How do we book/use your services?

Email firstly then a consultation will help define what is actually needed. I wont push help on anyone as everyone can plan an event, I just might need to add some tips in to get the best from it.

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One Curious Dream | Wonderful Wedding Suppliers

Today we hear from Jo at One Curious Dream, it’s a super fun one with some fab photos! We really don’t think you should miss this one!

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Who are you and what do you do?

We are kick-ass wedding planners and prop hire superstars who also offer on the day coordination & venue styling services. Working with awesome couples in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge and London, we create beautiful weddings that are unique, quirky and full of personal touches.

What’s your favourite part of a wedding?

We’re party animals at One Curious Dream HQ, so the evening is always great fun – we love working on weddings where everybody lets loose and really enjoys themselves! Having said that, having the chance to add beautiful décor touches that embrace the couple’s individuality is always super rewarding and watching the bride and groom entering their venue to see how amazing it looks – well, the feeling never grows old!

What’s the best bit of advice you can give to couples in the planning process?

Simple really – your day, your way. Take advice on board, but ultimately keep in mind this day is about you and what your wishes are as a couple. If you want to do something unique and quirky or get married in a venue that doesn’t fit with traditional expectations, brilliant – do it!

What keeps you passionate?

It sounds cheesy, we know! For us, the satisfaction comes from seeing our gorgeous clients being wowed when the planning is over and the day comes together, looking even better than they could have imagined!

Do you like to keep up with trends? What’s your biggest trend to watch currently?

At One Curious Dream, we’re all about the foliage – we love it, we use it on everything! In fact, we were using this long before it became the go to trend for 2017 – so we think we’re well ahead of the curve!

What’s next for your business?

We adore our business and are so overwhelmed that we get to help so many awesome couples in East Anglia and London. Next stop for us is to open our London studio later on this year – exciting times ahead!

How do we get in contact:

 

Ever After Events | Wonderful Wedding Suppliers

Today we hear from Ever After Events! We, as wedding planners ourselves, know how important it is to find the right planner. We would also strongly recommend, if you can afford a planner, book one! You gain experience, advice and contacts that are invaluable in the planning process and ultimately can save you money in the long run! Let’s kick off as usual with some photos…

Who are you and what do you do?

Ever After is founded by a sisterly duo, with a passion for transforming weddings and events alike. Specialising in bespoke services to create celebrations that excite, we pride ourselves on delivering beautiful styling, stunning floral design and hand-picked finishing touches to make your day truly unique. 

What’s your favourite part of a wedding?

Our favourite part of a wedding is the little moments before the main event. We visit the bride to deliver the bridal party bouquets and the atmosphere is contagious with a wonderful combination of nerves, happiness and curiosity. We love meeting family members who gaze admirably at their loved ones and the friends whom share the excitement as their best friend is about to embark on their biggest adventure yet. 

What’s the best bit of advice you can give to couples in the planning process?

Our best advice is to engage with wedding suppliers that you like. Personality is important, particularly when planning your special day, so recruit people that understand you, your wishes and your woes. It’ll make the whole planning experience more enjoyable and you’ll feel much more relaxed on the day. 

What keeps you passionate?

We love meeting new couples and sharing new ideas – it’s these nuggets of loveliness that inspire us. Combine this with receiving wonderful feedback, it’s hard not to love what we do! 

Do you like to keep up with trends?

We love seeing new trends emerge and how they evolve over time. Our favourite trend at the moment is the geometric style, with floral filled terrariums and lots of greenery. This trend looks gorgeous by day, but by night, candlelight dances off the angled glass shapes and creates another level of magic. 

What’s next for your business?

We’re hoping to offer an internship programme to give people with a passion for parties the opportunity to work with us and progress their own personal and professional development.  

How do we book/use your services?

Simply contact us via our website and we’d be delighted to welcome you to our creative studio for a complimentary consultation and a glass of champagne of course! 
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Location: Denham, Buckinghamshire
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