We've been a little quiet on our blog recently, because behind the scenes we're busy getting our new website finished....
For some couples, hiring a wedding planner is a no brainer. This might be down to having a very large wedding, getting married overseas or just because they have no idea where to start. But for some couples it’s not always a straightforward decision. In fact I often get contacted by couples who started planning themselves and then realise it’s all too much. So do you really need a planner? Here are the 5 main reasons why you should hire a professional to plan your wedding...
You may have spent hours daydreaming about the perfect wedding day. Planning out every detail, from the length of your veil to the colour of the tablecloths. You've envisioned sending out beautiful invitations, the most perfectly designed day, and walking down the aisle surrounded by your family and friends. Every single element of your day is important, but your wedding venue is possibly the most important and sets the tone for everything else...
Few other wedding locations are as romantic as Italy. Beautiful ancient buildings, breathtaking views and delicious food are ingredients for the fairytale wedding you’ve always dreamed of. The course of love — and your wedding planning — doesn’t always run smooth, however. It can be stressful planning the perfect wedding day, what more when you want to tie the knot in an overseas location like Italy? If you don’t have intimate knowledge of the location...
It seems there is little else happening in the UK at the moment other than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's highly anticipated wedding, and we've got all the details.
The South of France is one of the most romantic places on earth. From majestic chateaus and breath-taking vineyards to beautiful sands by the warm Mediterranean sea, the South of France is home to a stunning selection of venues for destination weddings.
We love planning all manner of fabulous celebrations, and here are just a few of the wonderful weddings and events we've had the privilege of being a part of...
It's almost Christmas here in London and a bit on the cold side, but we're still feeling the sun from our recent trip to Marrakech. We were in the beautiful Red City just a few months ago, visiting some fabulous venues...
Finally, the news we’ve all been waiting for – a Royal wedding! We were thrilled to hear that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged and this will certainly mean lots of wedding excitement over the coming months here in London and across the UK.
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the luxury wedding business summit Engage!17, in Venice. An incredible week spent with the best of the best in the international wedding and event industry.
Last week I was back in one of my favourite places, Dubai. For this visit I’d been invited, as a speaker, to the Planners Xtraordinaire Show. This new show is a closed door congress, bringing together the leading luxury wedding and event planners from across the globe. The show was a chance to spend some time with colleagues from all over the world, in this wonderful eclectic industry, and also share some of my knowledge of managing high-profile events.
Heading into the Autumn is always a busy time of year for industry shows and events. This weekend sees Brides The Show take place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, where our good friend Amie Bone is going to be showcasing some spectacular florals. Sadly I can’t make it as I’m heading to Dubai for the Planner’s Xtraordinaire show but I’m looking forward to seeing what breathtaking designs are on show.
It’s been an incredibly busy summer, but what a fantastic few months we've had. Back in July we had the pleasure of helping to plan a Summer Soiree for Amie Bone Flowers at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge.
The highly anticipated wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews is now just a couple of days away. The high profile couple have chosen to hold their reception at Pippa's parents' mansion in Bucklebury, Berkshire, following a ceremony at St Mark’s Church close by in Englefield.
If you're planning an event, it's always a good idea to hire in a professional event planner, London. They have the experience and also the contacts to make sure your event runs smoothly. Here are just some of the secrets that event planners know about picking the right venue for your event.
Your big day is coming up, and you've hired a wedding planner London to make sure that everything goes smoothly. After all, it's important that everything goes according to plan.
If you want to plan a special event, be it a wedding, anniversary or a corporate event, the UK has literally thousands of fantastic locations to choose from. But if you’re thinking of going further afield, then Europe is right on your doorstep. This is where a luxury destination event planner can help.
When it comes to planning where you’ll get married, many couples dream of a venue in the heart of the countryside or even a barefoot ceremony on an exotic beach. A city wedding doesn’t usually spring to mind as a top choice.
Today is one of the most popular days of the year for proposals so congratulations to everyone who say's yes today. To celebrate and spread the love today we're sharing a few of our favourite shots from some of the very lovely couples we've helped to say I do over the years! Happy Valentine's Day!
If you’re struggling to think of a romantic honeymoon destination and can’t face the stress of a long haul flight then Tuscany in Italy could be the ideal place for you.
Whether it’s a wedding, an anniversary or a birthday celebration, we all love a good party. Ultimately, the most important goal for anyone organising a party or planning an event, no matter how elaborate or informal, is that their guests have a great time.
I always feel fortunate to do a job that I love. I mention this quite a lot, but it really is true. Planning weddings and events for a living is pretty awesome. I'm also fortunate to work with some wonderful people, including the team of people that help at our events but also the most amazing clients...
Only a short drive from the heart of London, Sussex is perfectly placed and easily accessible to major motorway networks and international airports, yet once in the heart of the country, you’ll feel like you’re a million miles from anywhere.
What a wonderful year it's been! From parties in pretty tents in the beautiful Surrey countryside, Hampshire weddings in the glorious New Forest, more lavish London weddings and parties, my first Engage in Italy, a fresh new website, and so much more in between...it's been pretty special with so many highlights.
Many couples assume that hiring a wedding planner is a luxury and added expense they can’t afford. The truth is that a wedding planner will not only relieve the stress of organising your wedding but can be realistic from the outset about the type of budget you need to achieve the wedding you want, and also help keep this on track.
My feet have just touched the floor after returning from Engage!16 last week. What an incredible three days. I mentioned on the blog previously that I was heading out to Puglia in Italy for the luxury wedding business summit, which was held at Borgo Egnazia in the South Eastern Region of Italy.