Me and my team
" Believe in yourself, chase those dreams"
All About Me
This is me Tilly, mother to two boys Jack and Jenson. We live in the picturesque town of Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire.
I believe life should be celebrated and shared.
Champagne for breakfast. Cake for tea. High heels on a Tuesday. Gold rimmed china to go with our Deliveroo takeout. And red lippie everyday.
Its fair to say I eat, sleep and breath weddings. I have been planning weddings and events since 2001. I adore what I do and have been lucky enough to work the so many truly wonderful couples over the years. I pride myself in tailoring unique celebrations with the highest level of personal and professional service.
Born and raised in beautiful South Africa I studied at the prestigious Three Cities International Hotel School and following my training I went on to acclaim a wedding and events planner diploma.
I believe it’s important to have the right people behind you, people who are just as enthusiastic as you are about creating a wedding that perfectly captures the essence of your relationship.
I’ve love creating big, bold and beautiful events from blank canvases and have had the pleasure in transforming many luxurious and prestigious venues and hotels in London and South Africa.
I plan elegant, stylish, glamorous and fun celebrations. Themed celebrations, beautiful honeymoons, team building events and weddings in London and the UK to destination weddings in Europe and beyond, I strive to be the best at what we do. Attention to detail, imagination, experience and above all natural creative flair combined with passion are what go in to the events I manage.
Over a cup of tea or glass of bubbles, lets brain storm and create and most importantly may you have the best day and night that you and you guests will never forget and talk about way into the future.
Why Hire Me
So, you want to plan a wedding?
It takes on average over 250 hours to plan a wedding.
After all the googling, phone calling, appointment taking, decision making, food and wine tasting (yum!), spreadsheet building, more decision making, credit card swiping, run sheet producing, rehearsal managing, people herding, you still have to have enough sanity, energy and excitement for the wedding day itself!
This is where I come in...…………
I will save you time.
Hiring an event planner will save a lot of your time and allow you to focus on the most essential aspects of the event such as catering , venue selection or finding your perfect dress . An event planner will not only handle major aspects of the event but also minor details such as food arrangement, tableware and floral arrangement. Channeling your energy into one or two areas in the planning process ensures that every aspect of the major areas is looked into from various angles.
I will save you money.
I have strong working relationships with suppliers, vendors, and venue owners. Through these relationships, I will be able to receive a considerable discount.
Less stress more fun
Planning your wedding, should not be stressful! It should be full of excitement and be enjoyable and stress free. However, it is common for couples to get overwhelmed during their wedding planning and it’s not hard to understand why. A wedding is a huge event in your lives, so naturally you will want it to go off without a hitch. That said, most couples have full time jobs and busy lives and wedding planning can be something they just do not have time for, or they feel it’s getting too much to take on themselves. If that happens, my advice is to stop. Take a breath, call me and let me take care of all the stressful parts of the planning so you can concentrate on enjoying the run up to the day.
Another really important aspect of having a wedding planner is for ideas! I'm busting with inspiration! I'm full of creativity and packed with helpful ideas. I know all the latest wedding trends and how to bring them to life.
Budget and Logistics
I will help you keep to your budget and can bring ideas to life! It can be all very well to have lofty ideas for how you want your wedding to look, but it can be hard to make it happen. A good wedding planner has the logistical know-how and contacts to make your wish list a reality, while at the same time negotiating better rates with suppliers without a ballooning budget.
My services are completely personalised and can be custom built. I can assist with as much or as little of your wedding plans as you wish. I can even help with on-the-day co-ordination too. The bottom line is, it’s always your day and I’m here to help bring your vision to life.
Your Perfect Venue
I am dedicated to helping you find the perfect venue for your wedding. Be it a scenic wine estate, a bush or beach location, an urban setting, a castle or country farm – on or off the beaten track – I will help transform everyday settings into your personal, extraordinary wedding and event space.
I will guide you in defining your wedding day as you’ve always imagined it – bringing your ideas to life and creating your bespoke celebration in every detail. From managing complex technical logistics to tailoring interior designs – I promise to customise each nuance of your day.
Project & Budget Management
To ensure you are relaxed and supported from start to finish – I will advise and manage the budgeting and planning process. Still hands-on involved in the arrangements but in the knowledge that i will give you peace of mind- I project manage with skill, against timelines, dead lines and with your budget parameters in mind.
Décor & Design
I create out of this world weddings and events ! From glamorous weddings to chic country celebrations – I design and deliver all the magnificent creative details for your exclusive day. I will use your individual ideas and bring them to life.
I see weddings and events as celebrations and take great care to ensure that gastronomic and artistic appetites are equally satiated. Your menu is tailored to suit your palate, wines are matched expertly, personalised cocktails created and interesting twists & flavors designed for those with an adventurous taste.
Music & Entertainment
Whether you’d like to book a renowned band, an accomplished classical ensemble, an African children’s choir, a well-known DJ, a famous opera singer or trapeze artist – I will source, brief and book the sought-after music & entertainment talents for you.
Details & Personal Touches
Your wedding is as unique as the level of attention that goes into every detail. From personalised gift ideas, to creative lighting concepts, bespoke furniture items to 3-D drawings of your table layout .
I will suggest and inspire with creative on-trend ideas and practical solutions.