Amanda began her career in 2002, when her passion for beautifully designed weddings led her to study with the Association of Bridal Consultants to become a wedding professional. Since then, Amanda has been planning and designing exquisite weddings in the UK and abroad for the most discerning of clients, ranging from business professionals to celebrities and sports personalities. Amanda is one of the few UK Wedding Planners with extensive experience of coordinating destination weddings in some of the most romantic locations in Europe. Her knowledge from having planned such events offers Amanda’s clients the peace of mind in knowing that their special day is in expert hands. Her meticulous organisational skills, sincere approachability and unfaltering dedication have awarded Amanda with a reputation of being one of the elite and greatly sought after Wedding Planners in the UK.
Amanda is regularly featured wedding expert sharing her knowledge and advice, as well as offering couples tips and information about the latest wedding trends.
Established since 2005, Lester is one of the most highly regarded and respected luxury Wedding Planners in the UK. He is a detail-oriented Wedding Planner with exceptionally good taste and meticulous planning and creative skills. Lester’s clients benefit enormously from his guidance, knowledge, expertise and good humour.
Every task is carried out with gracious style, enthusiasm and a sense of calm. His primary focus is always on his clients and suppliers. He has an innate capacity for managing and organising seamless, elegant weddings and continues to work with some of the finest industry professionals.
His vast knowledge, experience and enthusiasm are unparalleled; he is a perfectionist who strives for excellence and works to create weddings that are unique and personal to each couple.
Lester is often invited to contribute to wedding blogs as well as writing for bridal magazines, offering his valuable insight into wedding trends, etiquette and styling ideas.
In 1995 Siobhan recognised a gap in the market for designated co-ordinators to help couples through the wedding planning process saving them time, money and disappointment. Siobhan is now established as one of the country’s leading wedding co-ordinators. Her famous clients include Joan Collins, Barbara Windsor, Greg Kinnear and Des O’Connor. She was GMTV’s wedding expert and featured on the show for the Interactive wedding, where she designed various aspects of a wedding for the viewers to vote on. In 2004, Siobhan released her DVD guide to planning a wedding – From This Day Forward. Siobhan writes for various wedding magazines and is frequently requested as a speaker at business seminars and wedding shows. She is also regularly hired as a consultant for wedding related TV shows, new venues and other suppliers.
Renowned for her attention to detail, imaginative flair, discretion and sense of fun; her goal is to achieve a wedding that is truly representative of the couple – a wedding that is individual to them, and one that guests enjoy and appreciate.
Hazel is well-known as the wedding industry super-connector in the South West of England. Her eponymous consultancy provides wedding businesses, venues and suppliers, with targeted marketing, sales and PR support.
Her career began over 15 years ago in hospitality where she soon developed an interest in events and particularly weddings, growing that aspect of the business for the various hotels she worked for. Following a degree-level marketing course Hazel combined her flair for organisation, creativity and attention to detail with the commercial acumen that had spearheaded her success in hospitality, to create the leading consultancy she runs today.
Her mission is to help those in the wedding industry to drive up standards, collaborate with each other, seek new opportunities and run their businesses more profitably.
To this end she has devised sell-out events such as the Cornwall Wed MeetUp which offers networking for those in the business of weddings to get together, forge valuable connections and learn from industry leaders, and sales and marketing workshops such as the WedShed initiative that guides SMEs on best practice.
Hazel also works with businesses on an individual basis, blogs for Ultimate Wedding Magazine and is the very enthusiastic host of Twitter’s highly popular #WedChat for the wedding industry and future brides and grooms.
Photograph courtesy of Rudi Dharmalingam, Divine Narrative Photography