I’m Mel, the owner and director of Your Story Events. When choosing your wedding or event planner, it’s important to work with someone you not only trust to do a good job from their skills and experience, but also someone you like and have a connection with. After all, this person will be planning one of the most special days of your life!
So here is a little bit of my story to help you decide if I’m the right person to help you tell yours…
I started my adult life wanting to act. I was doing a Foundation in Theatre Arts at a well-known drama school when I decided I didn’t want to take to the stage and would rather be backstage making the magic happen. Following this I went to complete a Degree in Arts and Event Management in Bournemouth. One of the highlights of my degree was completing an Internship in New York City with the production agency that runs Tribeca Film Festival.
After graduating in 2012, I went on to work for a corporate agency producing conferences, gala dinners and award ceremonies ranging from 50 to 500 guests. After 3 years I wanted to move into the world of luxury, private events and started as an Event Manager for a wedding and party planning company in London. This is when I had my first experience planning weddings and fell in love with it. Next, I went to work with a high-end luxury event caterer where my key focus was wedding clients. I got to work in a variety of beautiful venues and found working behind the scenes gave me a great insight into all the important details that go into planning a beautiful and seamless celebration.
After 4 years of working with the catering company, I decided to chase my dream of starting my own Event and Wedding Planning business - and Your Story Events was born! I really love to get to know my clients, and to work on a design unique to them, telling your story. I have been lucky enough to have my own dream day, so I know what is is like to experience planning my wedding. I want to ensure you can not only relax and know your wedding day is in safe hands, but also make the whole planning experience easy, enjoyable and fun!
My family – I live in Beckenham, on the London-Kent border with my Husband, one year old daughter and two cats.
I love traveling and exploring the world – one of my most amazing adventures was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
I love getting stuck in a good novel, sometimes romance, sometimes a mystery. I’m a big Harry potter fan too!
The theatre bug hasn’t completely gone, I love going to see a good musical, it always makes me happy.
I enjoy practicing body balance to relax – it’s a mix between Pilates, Yoga and Tai chi.
I do love a night out with my friends including cocktails and dancing, though I must admit these are quite rare nowadays!
I love spending Sundays with my family, either on a walk or having a Sunday roast in a local pub with a glass of wine.