So this morning we got into the office and realised that is it mid-March. Mid-March. How exactly did that happen? We have had a wonderfully busy start to the year here at WBZL and thought it was about time we gave you a little update on what we’ve been up to.
Last weekend saw the wedding of Priya and Bayju at the breathtaking Eltham Palace. With 12 weeks planning time, there was no hanging around with this wedding and it was great to see the wedding all come together so well on the day. It was a total honour to work with this couple and to be so involved with their day; Priya and Bayju’s love for one another is completely infectious, they have got a very happy future ahead of them. The day was captured by the legendary Polly Alexandre who was a total dream to work and general all round rock-star. Here is a sneak peek into the glamorous affair:
Secondly, we’re really excited to be announcing the winners of our Blurb contest. So the winners (as chosen by Truly Random Number Generator) are….(drum roll please)…Karen, Laura G and Sylvia. Please drop us an email and we’ll make sure you receive your prize.
In other news, earlier this month we were speaking at the The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners Annual Conference. It was a great weekend in a stunning location (somehow I ended up with the most amazing and biggest room in the place) and it was lovely to see old friends and meet new ones.
March has also seen us featured in the current issues of both You and Your Wedding and Cosmo Bride. See our tips for finding your wedding style on page 151 of Cosmo and page 256 of YYW for some great budget saving tips. There are lots of gorgeous things in both magazines but wow, there are a couple of amazing fashion features in Cosmo – be sure to check out the Birds of a Feather shoot. Too beautiful for words!
Happy weekend everyone!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and got the chance to welcome in the new year in style! If you’re headed back into the office today, I hope you’re feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed and manage to escape the January blues unscathed.
We spent a very lovely Christmas catching up with family and friends and are now eager to get stuck into all the exciting things we’ve got planned for 2009. Here on the blog we’re looking forward to sharing more of our recent work, design concepts and wedding planning tricks.
Today I leave you with a quick snap of some of my Christmas handiwork which will feature in a winter wedding design concept later this week. Join us later this week to see the results.
So its been a busy week at WBZL this week but tomorrow we’re super-dooper excited to be going to Mellissa and Scott’s marquee wedding. We’re crossing our fingers and toes for good weather but know that whatever the weather this wedding is going to be a ball! Will hopefully grab a couple of photographs to show you on Monday (and I just know you’re going to want to see these photos!) but for now I leave you with this beautiful cake that was featured on one of my favourite wedding blog The Bride’s Cafe. I think this cake’s florals are really orignal and Donna from Beautiful Blooms needs to get a gold star!
Studio Nine Photography
So sometimes I think the public perception of wedding planners isn’t great (if I had a pound for every time someone jokes about planners stealing grooms – thanks J Lo) and sometimes I think people are generally confused about what planners do. So today I decided to post a screengrab of a timeline that we recently produced for a client. A timeline is a great way of mapping out all the tasks to be completed before the big day but also making deadlines so that the weeks before the wedding don’t give you the wedding crazies.
Our Timelines are done in a Gantt Chart style with tasks listed down the left and the months listed across the top. We use different colours to indicate who is to complete each task, a series of different symbols and that pale green line down the center indicates that a wedding date has been confirmed; a linchpin decision that lots of other tasks depend on.
So I hope that gives you a little insight into the work of a planner.