Vivian & William
Private land in Worsley
The romance of The Valley.
It was an absolute pleasure to be involved with this couple’s relaxed, informal and completely personal day. The Valley, a private piece of land once abandoned, overgrown and completely wild, was lovingly restored by the mother of the groom to create a truly wonderful wedding venue. The swans with cygnets, geese with goslings and ducks with ducklings made very welcome additions to the stunning setting.
Being truly immersed in the spectacular location and having a unique, relaxed, natural feel to the wedding was top priority. First choice, a truly bespoke humanist ceremony performed in an open sided stretch tent overlooking the lake. The resident swans naturally emerged as a theme. A delicate cream and purple colour palette linked together all aspects of the day, from the bespoke stationery to the cake topper. Traditions dispensed with this couple wanted all of their guests to feel relaxed. The live music, a drinks reception full of garden games, the help yourself BBQ followed by a treasure hunt and bonfire all worked perfectly to create the atmosphere they were after. Releasing floating lily candles on the the lake and traditional cake favours paid homage to the bride’s Chinese roots. Everyone finished the evening relaxing on the decking, sipping marshmallow filled hot chocolate (or perhaps whisky) in front of the roaring bonfire.
Debbie was a revelation to us. Her previous background as a solicitor brought a level of professionalism and attention to detail that immediately surprised us. Her direct confident approach combined with extensive experience was a winning combination.
Debbie covered the basics very well by quietly taking care of complicated issues so that we did not even realise they were being taken care of (eg toilet hire, catering, room layout, etc). On top of that, some of her design ideas such as the purple bows, drummer, flower wand and stationery design ended up becoming signature parts of the wedding.
If you want a cheerful, diligent and effective wedding planner who will crawl over hot coals to deliver your wedding (if necessary) – then Debbie is for you. Highly recommended.