As we settle back into working after a lovely break I thought I’d take a little look back at 2011.

Weddings, weddings, weddings

From a large city party, an outdoor ceremony and boat trips down the Thames in 2011 I got to work with some lovely couples helping them plan and coordinate their fabulous weddings.

While the world looked on as Royalty wed in April I planned the London wedding of Anne and Seb who were married the next day.

With beautiful photography by Shell de Mar (assisted by Anushe Low) it was a pleasure to see this wedding featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings blog and shortlisted for Your London Wedding Magazines Wedding of the Year.

Another great wedding I worked on was that of Katie and John’s at Northbrook Park, the highlight for me being able to make sure they got the outside ceremony they really wanted despite the British weather’s best efforts!

Photographer Marianne Taylor performed her usual magic in capturing this wedding and it was an absolute delight to not only see it featured on US blog Style Me Pretty but also in Wedding Flowers Magazine.

Creative Photoshoots

Last year was also a bumper one for photoshoots as suppliers from across the industry got together to work on creative photoshoots showcasing their work.

Photography by Fanni Williams

For this Peaches and Lace shoot at Beauberry House in Dulwich I put together a team of all local suppliers to me and the venue; this shoot featured on Love My Dress Blog.

Photography by Fiona Kelly

The Secret Garden shoot had the stunning Walled Garden at Cowdray as backdrop and featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Bridal Musings and the US Brenda’s Wedding Blog.

Photography by Chanelle at Sergerius Bruce Photography

The Modern Shoot as it came to be known took place at Altitude 360 in London, and a as nice little early Christmas present if was featured on Rock My Wedding in December.

The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners

I’ve always been very proud of my membership of the UKAWP, not only does it promote the professionalism of wedding planners within the industry providing support and further leaning opportunities such as Wedding Planning Excellence (WPE) which I attend every year but I have also made some great friends for life.

Photography by Julia Boggio

Last year I was  part of the planning team who put together the UKAWP’s Wedding Sanctuary at Somerset House as the Creative Director. It was a great event and I’m pleased to say we’ve now started planning this year’s.

…and the rest…

Summer Soiree Photography by  Helen Russell & Katy Lunsford

As well as all the work on weddings and photo shoots I also continued to attend a number of great networking events from the Rock’n’Roll Bride Party (my fourth) in London to the Love My Dresses Summer Soirée in Newcastle and various other little tweet ups and venue showcases too, everyone a great opportunity to meet new and old suppliers.

And as the year came to a close I launched my new look website and logo.

Thank you!!!

Looking back at last year like this and seeing everything I worked on and achieved really does make all the hard work that I’ve put into my little company worthwhile. But most of all it makes me truly grateful for the wonderful  couples I get to work with and fabulous suppliers without which I couldn’t have achieved so much.

On a personal note my husband and I also celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary and my little boy turned 6, so to my boys- thank you, I love you both!