Earlier this year I ran a wedding fair at Excel where I met the gorgeous Rachelle & Russ with Russ' parents. Russ' parents were quite insistent they had a toastmaster and I'm not sure at the time that Russ was so sure, but he agreed providing I wasn't in regalia of my red tailcoats as he wanted a less formal approach but did want a well-run wedding. However, once we had our planning meeting at their venue at Houchins around a month before, they had decided to go for the traditional Toastmaster attire. It was a beautiful wedding day in every way and the weather was perfect. Now that they have managed to settle down after their honeymoon(s), I caught up with them to ask for a Testimonial, here is what they had to say about me and my services.
We first met Sian at the Excel centre wedding show, from the moment we met her she was bubbly, friendly and very welcoming.
Sian made first contact with us in a very detailed email explaining all her services again along with everything we had discussed from our first meeting. In the lead up to our wedding I never anticipated how much organising, time management and coordinating skills go into the actual day and I was completely freaking out, I have never planned a birthday party let alone a wedding.
We heard from Sian months before our big day and organised a meeting at her house which was around 2 and half hours long. From that moment I knew we had hired the right person from the job. She sat with me and my husband and went over the day with fine toothcomb even mentioning things I hadn’t heard of even realised would need planning. We left feeling like a weight had been lifted from our shoulders and completely as ease that our wedding was in very experienced and capable hands.
Sian rang around all of our suppliers and organised what time they would be turning up at the venue on the day. On the day of the wedding Sian had our list from the meeting of where everything needed to be, table plans, decorations from the ceremony etc., she even took photos of the finished venue and text them to me so that I could be at ease whilst getting ready. Throughout the entire day she went above and beyond making sure the whole day rang without a single hiccup.
There are not enough ways for me and my husband to say thank you for everything she did in the lead up to the wedding and on the wedding day, she exceeded all of our expectations. Through the whole wedding planning experience, we went to many wedding shows and met many suppliers and without a doubt Sian is one of best she really knows how to connect with not only her brides but the grooms as well.
Thank you Mr & Mrs Jarvis, for your lovely kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to have worked your wedding day and help make it magical and equally important stress free for you both. You are truly a lovely couple and you organised an amazing wedding day for you and your guests. It was so beautiful. I really enjoyed your wedding day and I wish you both all the love and happiness in your future together. Do keep in touch and pass on my best regards to Brian & Joy and let them know I'll be ready for their other son's weddings in the future when the time comes :-)
The above are a few pictures I asked for from Rachelle & Russell which captures their wedding day perfectly.
Here are also a small selection that I took throughout the day in between duties, this was Houchins Farm in Essex, a stunning venue indeed and decorations by Lacey's Event Services.