My career path came about completely by accident. Having returned from a couple of years travelling and living in Australia, I started temping in the marketing department of Cable & Wireless Marine. I worked closely with the Event Director who was a great mentor and I was soon arranging and attending exhibitions and events throughout the world.
My 'wedding' career also started by chance when I saw an article in a local newspaper about a stately home that was developing a derelict coach house and stable block into a wedding venue. I wrote to the owners and offered my help. I started work almost immediately and helped them market the venue and meeting couples to pursuade them to book. I would ask them to bring their wellies when they came to look around the building site! It was certainly a challenge, but I managed to convince most of them. Working with the couples to plan their wedding at this early stage was fantastic and I was always sad to say goodbye at the end of the wedding.
Another role led me to organise the wedding of Jimmy and Michaela Doherty at Jimmy's Farm in Suffolk (more about that later). I used to watch their programme avidly when they first set up their farm, so to organise their wedding was a dream and one of the highlights of my career. After organising their wedding, I realised I should 'go it alone'!
So here I am ...
The personal bit!
I live in Thaxted, a lovely market town in north Essex with my husband Jonathan, a Firefighter and our two boys Angus and Toby and our recent addition to the family - Flora, our black labrador puppy. I love scouring junk shops for hidden treasure and my addiction to interiors magazines is slightly OCD. I hope one day we will build our own house. I also drink too much wine!
She now chews more than watering cans!
On this first post I would like to thank my friend, Sarah Spence who I have known since I was 9. She has created my website and been very patient with my constant emails and visits. I can hopefully repay the favour and help her new business 'Rose & Aster' which I will tell you about very soon.