“My love of the preparation work that goes into a wedding emerged early in my career over twenty years ago. Working in event operations, there was something almost magical about creating the backdrop for a fabulous wedding reception from an empty function room. It always felt like a great achievement to me. As we set up the room, the anticipation would grow, layer by layer, as the other wedding suppliers came and added their elements to the beautiful displays. The finished room was always wonderfully personalised and, by now, the excitement was bubbling. We would greet the bride and groom, handing them a glass of champagne, with their guests following behind. There was always a moment when the bride saw the room for the first time and I could see the joy in her eyes. Then came the soft gasps and smiles from passers by seeing the glowing bride, her proud groom and their excited guests. I always came away with a lovely warm fuzzy feeling when I worked weddings over any other event.
When I moved into event management, my love for weddings grew. I always felt honoured to be involved in a part of the bride and groom’s preparations. I loved meeting new brides and grooms-to-be, discussing their ideas and showing them how they could work, and finally greeting them on their wedding day and bringing their plans to life.”
In a few short years, I had moved into senior management of large event coordination teams. I personally coordinated hundreds of weddings, events, charity balls, training courses, and national and international conferences over this time. But my heart stayed where it had begun – with weddings.
I started Weddings for you by Marie because I realised that life’s too short not to follow your heart. As an events coordinator, it always saddened me to see so many brides being stressed through the different stages of wedding planning. I knew that with the right support and an experienced hand to hold theirs, it didn’t have to be that
way. I decided to offer my experience to take away that unnecessary stress.
Your wedding – and the build up to it – is one of the most special times in your life. The memories you make
of your engagement, right through to your wedding day (and, of course, the fun of your honeymoon!) are memories that you will cherish forever.
Weddings for you by Marie blog
Marie owner of Weddings for you by Marie. Based in Suffolk covering Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Norfolk. She has worked within the wedding, hotel and events industry for over 20 years.