As we head towards the weekend I am faced with the reality that on Saturday I will be attending my last ever wedding as planned by me. After 11 years of planning weddings here in Hampshire I have handed over the reins to a new and wonderful planner Kate. The time is right and I am ready for some very exciting new chapters in the years ahead, however it does feel a little sad to be hanging up my clipboard as it were, after working with so many wonderful people.
I have experienced many, many fantastic things – some good some not so! The stories I can tell you after 600+ weddings would fill a book …… actually funny that should come up as I have been writing a book this year and I am excited to say that it has caught a publishers eye and we hope to have it in book shops very soon! It is filled with lots of fun and laughter as well as tears and emotional challenges over the decade I’ve been working with brides and grooms. As you can imagine there are a few unbelievable moments that just have to be shared.
I am also off to Uni in the Autumn, I start as an Associate Lecturer to the Events Management students helping them to develop their studies within the wedding industry, an exciting way to pass on my skills and experiences.
Lastly – and this is the most exciting chapter for me – we will bring you an amazing new service this Autumn, one that will ensure the wedding industry is viewed totally differently by brides and one that regulates all those wonderfully professional suppliers …. It’s all still under wraps a bit but believe me when I say that this will change how we book and plan weddings forever – yippee! A true passion of mine has been to regulate the industry, have some transparency and clarity on good quality wedding service providers, we believe we have developed this answer … watch this space!
So for now, as one part of my life ends and a new part begins I leave you with some of my favourite images over the years …..
Thank you for being part of my life for so long.