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Hello

Hi, I’m Mel, 

A thirty-something, lover of weddings, living on the London-Kent border with my husband, daughter and two cats.

Want to know what makes me the right person to plan your wedding or special celebration?

My Story

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.

I have been working in the events industry ever since, working on corporate events, gala dinners, weddings and parties, and working with a high end luxury caterer. I fell in love with working on weddings, and when I got married myself in 2017; I had the most amazing day full of happy, unforgettable memories  and I wanted to give others the same feeling. I completed a Diploma in Wedding and Event Planning and Design, in order to follow my dream and start up my own wedding business - Your Story Events was born.

I want to tell my couples story, and give them an amazing wedding day and have the best time planning it. I  know what it's like to be in their shoes. 10 years in the  industry has given me invaluable knowledge and expertise working on events from 20 to 500 guests. I plan and design weddings and special events in London, the South-east, and  all over the UK. I am passionate about giving my clients an easy, fun  planning experience while  creating a celebration unique to their personality and story. 

 

Think I am the right Wedding and Event planner and designer for you?

Personal loves

  • 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.

What I love most about my job

  • Creating that wow feeling for clients and seeing the happiness on their faces.

  • Getting inspired by everything and anything..Nature, architecture, interior design, colours, my clients!

  • The wedding speeches - without a doubt I will well up at these.

  • Becoming friends with my clients.

  • Adding in the little details that make a big impact.

  • Creating a seamless day that flows easily.

  • The party -  when everyone really lets loose, has fun and dances the night away.

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