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.
Back 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 acknowledged in the industry as the UK’s first Wedding Planner.
Siobhan is now established as one of the UK’s leading wedding co-ordinators. Her beautiful weddings have featured in Hello, OK! and many bridal magazines in various countries around the world. Her famous clients include Joan Collins, Barbara Windsor, Greg Kinnear, Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck, Des O’Connor and Ronni Ancona.
She was GMTV’s resident wedding expert and featured on the show for the Interactive wedding (2002-2006) where she designed various aspects of a wedding for the viewers to vote on.
Siobhan writes for various wedding magazines and is frequently requested as a speaker at business seminars and wedding shows. She is also frequently hired as a consultant for wedding related TV and radio shows, new venues and other suppliers within the wedding industry.
In 2005 she launched her DVD, ‘From This Day Forward’, a guide to planning the perfect wedding.
As well as still planning a limited number of weddings a year and running the NAWP, Siobhan now spends some of her time guest lecturing to Event Course/Degree students at various colleges and universities in London.
Photograph courtesy of Lloyd Dobbie
Hazel is well-known as a wedding industry super-connector. Her eponymous consultancy business, Hazel Parsons Wedding & Events, provides wedding venues and suppliers with targeted marketing, sales and PR support.
Hazel began her career in hospitality in 1998 training as a chef in one of the most prestigious fine dining restaurants at that time. She went on to explore a career in Hotel Management running multi-award winning properties in Cornwall, the St.Ives Harbour Hotel and later the 5 Star, The Cove, Aparthotel.
Passionate about the wedding industry, Hazel set up her consultancy business in 2014 after being heavily involved in the weddings within the properties she managed. She decided to share her expertise, industry know-how and enthusiasm with wedding venues and suppliers across the UK to help them achieve results. Since then she has worked on projects for Carbis Bay Estate, Launcells Barton, Trenderway Weddings, Ocean Studios, Pengenna Manor, Cosawes Barton, Tredudwell Manor, Coombe Trenchard, Camel Studios, St.Aubyns Estates, Trelowarren Estate and Bodmin Jail.
Hazel has written features for local, national and international wedding publications and has appeared on numerous radio and television features for her work within the wedding and events industry.
In 2013 Hazel founded the WedMeetup events after recognising a need for high-quality networking events in Cornwall, focused on building communities and generating referrals. In 2017 Hazel started working as part of the National Association of Wedding Professionals (NAWP) and was made Associate Director in 2019. More recently Hazel spoke as part of the NAWP at the prestigious Bridelux Symposium at The Savoy, London.
Tracy Butterfield is perhaps best known as the founder of WEDx seminars and workshops. Ask Tracy what she does, and she will say "I champion Wedding Professionals". A major connector within the wedding community, she's passionate about inspiring, motivating and building communities.
As an image consultant she worked on her first wedding some 20 years ago and since then has held positions as a wedding planner and co-ordinator at two stately homes, Operations Manager at a 5-star hotel, GM of both a Golf and Event Club and a Gastro Pub, as well as running her own music and entertainment venue. It’s fair to say that she’s seen the business of weddings, hospitality and customer service from all sides!
In 2014 her passion for the wedding industry and those that work tirelessly within it, led to her founding the Four Counties Wedding Awards (4CWA), recognising and rewarding the excellent customer service of those in the wedding industry. 4CWA has fast become a community that brings together and supports its members.
Fast forward to 2017 and the desire to create unique events for the wedding industry that would ‘weducate’, inspire and motivate was realised in the formation of WEDx.
In 2018, Tracy joined NAWP as Director of Development.
Rebecca Edwards or Beckie as she likes to be known has been planning and delivering weddings for over 10 years in one of Cornwall's most sought-after destination wedding venues, the St.Ives Harbour Hotel. Working closely within the wedding and events team her work there laid the foundations for the business to receive 4 awards for the ‘Best Wedding Venue in Cornwall’ and later to receive an extra AA star, giving the hotel it’s current 4 Star status.
In 2019 Beckie was head-hunted for a partnership position within the Award-Winning Wedding Consultancy Business, Hazel Parsons. In her current role, she has worked on projects for St.Aubyn Estates, The Park, Cornwall, Carbis Bay Estate, Camel Studio & Ocean Studios focusing on building business relationships, increasing revenue and enhancing the customer experience.
Beckie is well known for her strategic vision, clarity, attention to detail and in-depth knowledge of the wedding industry. She co-organises THE wedding marketing conference for the South West of the UK, the South West WedMeetup once every year in March and the WedMeetup networking events for Cornwall & Devon. These events focus on building communities, creating business connections and empowering SME’s to achieve within their businesses.
In 2019 Beckie was appointed as the Assistant Director of the National Association of Wedding Professionals