I am so lucky to work with the most creative, fabulous and fun couples. Here is just a flavour of the weddings I have had the privilege of working on as well as the kind words that the couples have had to say about me!
MARK & LIANE 16.09.17
Lianne and Mark's wedding at Trinity Buoy Wharf was an absolute delight to work on. I provided on the day co-ordination which was an absolute breeze as Lianne had been so incredibly well organised in the lead up. Not big fans of florals, this pair went for a concrete, copper and greenery aesthetic.
Following a gorgeous candelit ceremony in The Electrician's Shop, guests walked over to the Chainstore. The decor looked absolutely spectacular in the warehouse setting and a lot of fun was had by all! Pieminister provided fabulous pies and The Cheese Truck rocked up later to help guests soak up the booze.
Mark even made a concrete donut wall which was adorned with tasty treats courtesy of Eunella Cakes. Thank you both for including me in your day!
VERy KIND WORDS FROM LIANNE
I’m a very organised person so when I got engaged I knew that I would be able to plan my wedding with very little help from anyone. We loved the warehouse feel, an empty shell to have whatever we wanted, and the view of the Millennium Dome at Trinity Buoy Wharf. However, the price to pay of having whatever we wanted was far more planning and organisation and it would be down to us (me) to source everything down to the cutlery! Soon after booking the venue I knew that we were going to need some ‘on the day’ help. As much as I knew I could plan everything on the lead up to our big day, I knew that I didn’t want any involvement during the day and wanted to enjoy my wedding day as a guest would. Therefore I started my search for an ‘On the day planner’ and came across a recommendation for the Capston Second, which led to an initial meeting with Rachel. I remember approaching the coffee shop in Angel with Mark and saying that all I require is someone that will understand the importance of little details and someone who is competent and confident in bringing all the suppliers together. As soon as I met Rachel I knew she was the right planner for us, she understood that the importance of the detail and got excited when hearing all our plans.
Throughout the next year I worked hard with the planning of our wedding, but Rachel was always an email away to ask for any advice. I had a concerning moment when our furniture hire company and caterers refused to move our chairs from our ceremony room to reception room but Rachel was on hand to offer advice and to arrange additional labour to help with the chair move.
As our wedding approached, I met Rachel again to hand over my ‘bible’ of plans, layouts, timings and logistics, which she loved, understood and was happy to listen to all of my little details. I can be quite anal with my organisation!
On the day, Rachel was first to arrive at the venue and to meet Mark. Mark said that she was incredibly helpful and on the ball with the set up and what he thought was going to be a stressful few hours for him became very enjoyable as Rachel took control. As I arrived everything looked exactly as I planned and Rachel had listened to all of my requests. Rachel was the backbone holding our wedding together on the day, to ensure all of the suppliers were keeping to their agreed contract. As Mark and I enjoyed our wedding day, we weren’t disturbed by any issues or problems as Rachel had everything under control. As the party finished at 1am and the guests left, Rachel was there to tidy up any remaining decorations and to ensure furniture was picked up by the hire companies as we had to have the whole venue cleared by 5am. Rachel packed up our van with all remaining items and ensured our gifts were safe.
We couldn't have had the day we planned without Rachel, I would recommend anyone for her services. She made our Wedding perfect for us.
LIBBY & MATT 22.07.16
The inspiration for this wonderful wedding was the Libby's emerald engagement ring, which was originally Matt’s grandmother's and the colour informed the aesthetic of the whole day. Originally considering a marquee wedding in the countryside, L&M decided to bring the outdoors in at Trinity Buoy Wharf instead. I was lucky enough to work with this pair from the start of the planning process and what a brilliant ride it was!
With the ceremony also taking place in the Chainstore, we enlisted the help of The Original Draping Co to divide up the room. Emma Alexander created a stunning foliage and floral arch and olive trees were brought in to adorn the venue. Foliage runners on bare wooden trestle tables were beautifully simple yet effective and the tables were all named after trees. Libby's INCREDIBLE dress was made for her by Wendy Benstead. The Illustrated Chef provided delicious barbecue boards for the tables and of course the Prosecco was also flowing!
You can see Libby and Matt's wedding featured on Rock n Roll Bride here!
VERY KIND WORDS FROM LIBBY
Having already been engaged for some nine months without making any meaningful progress towards getting married, we employed The Capston Second to help us get things moving, and I can say without the slightest fear of exaggeration that without the tireless, patient and meticulous help of Rachel the eventual wedding would have been a dismal failure, if it happened at all.
She took a brief which was nebulous at best and chivvied, encouraged and at times downright forced it into what turned into the most spectacularly personal and beautiful day we could have imagined.
We were driven around the Hertfordshire countryside to look at suitable venues when we thought that’s what we wanted, and then around London venues without any complaint when we changed our minds; we were hand-held through a labyrinth of paperwork which would certainly have defeated us if left to our own devices; and we received expert advice and feedback on all of our ideas and queries, from the very basic to the minutely detailed.
It was utterly invaluable to us to have the project in the hands of someone so friendly and competent, and never more so than on the day itself, when the many moving parts needed deft handling. Rachel orchestrated the movements of the guests and contractors calmly and discreetly, leaving us with exactly what we wanted: the freedom to devote ourselves to the enjoyment of a wedding which went without a hitch.