Meet Jess

If you talk to me for a few minutes, you’ll soon realise I’m not an airy-fairy, fluffy kind of person. That’s not to say I don’t love dissolving into hysterical laughter, or that I’m not a big softie (I’ll 100% need tissues on your wedding day, even though I’ll probably pass my tears off as hayfever), but I am known for my no nonsense practicality in all manner of situations.

I also confess to having found writing about myself on this page hard – it’s made me stare at the page for longer than I thought possible and have to go on a lot of bracing walks and drink about 47,000 cups of tea. So, to help me out (and to give you a truly accurate reflection of the kind of person you’ll be working with as your wedding planner) I thought I’d reach out to some of the people who know me best and ask how they’d describe me. Here goes...

“Jess is my go-to person for what we call a ‘safe space’ chat where I can vent without judgement. She’s the one person in my life where I think ‘yeah she’s got her sh*t together.”

“Honest, direct and fabulous – she’s everything you want in a friend.”

“She has very high standards, which are reflected in everything she does; from her business to her home life. She’s a good old believer of tough love, and if she thinks you’re in need you’re getting some!”

Why Weddings?

I’ve been involved in weddings and events since 2014 and to be honest, it’s the perfect job for me… I’m a little bit of a control freak and I take great pride in this.

As your wedding planner I need to know what’s happening, when/where/how and why to the nth degree, and I’m armed for every eventuality in work and in life (you’ve only got to look in my frankly epic on-the-day kit bag to know the extent of this – why yes, I do carry air freshener and a mallet!)

I love the busyness and the rush that comes with the build up to a wedding, but if you’re working with me, you won’t see all of the many cogs I’m keeping moving in this great big gorgeous event machine we’re creating together!

I’m the calm in the chaos, that’s how I like to operate. While I’d hesitate to compare myself to a swan, I do definitely appreciate the image of serenity above the surface while industriously paddling underneath!

Your wedding day (or days) means multiple suppliers, many differing personalities coming together on site, possibly multiple locations and of course, multiple guest dynamics. As far as I’m concerned, the more complex the better. I don’t see the point in doing what’s been done dozens of times before. You deserve the celebration of a lifetime, and I’ll stop at nothing to get it right.

Entertaining at home is one of my absolute favourite things to do, and serving up a delicious meal for the people who mean most to me is very much part of my love language.

How About Outside Of Work?

I’m guessing it won’t be a huge surprise to you to learn that I like to stay busy. While I can appreciate a damn good box set, I’m just not really a sofa and Netflix kinda gal. I like to have a full calendar and lots of things to look forward to on the horizon.

My inner circle of friends and loved ones is small but brilliant – I wouldn’t have it any other way – and I try to spend as much quality time with them as I can. I love getting outdoors with the dogs (who, by the way, are a regular fixture in the office), and we go on long rambles in the hills of the Peak District.

When I need to relax, you’ll find me either in the spa in full on chill out mode, or in my kitchen, cooking up a storm for friends and family (just don’t ask me to follow a recipe).

Entertaining at home is one of my absolute favourite things to do, and serving up a delicious meal for the people who mean most to me is very much part of my love language.

Working with you to find ways that authentically celebrate your love language, and to design and plan a wedding or party that’s worthy of it is such an enormous honour. I’d love to hear more about your ideas and look at how best my services can help you. So why not get in touch for an initial chat?

Speak to you soon!