From oil industry to Event Planning

a giant leap

but an incredibly rewarding one.



As a result, I took it upon myself to study the subject and gained

a diploma as an International Event and Wedding Planning

Professional (IEWP).  The decision to set up my own company was

a big step but one that I have never looked back on. 

I, quite simply, love my job!


The skills I have learned over the years in my previous career have been transferable to my current line of work; strong negotiation skills, planning, drafting and reviewing contractual documents, great organizational skills and interacting with the public have all set me in good stead when dealing with both my suppliers and my clients.

My husband and I have notoriety as being “wedding crashers” as we have attended well over fifty weddings as guests!  This has given me a vast insight into what works and what doesn’t work at weddings and also the many different themes that are in keeping with the modern day.  I do love a wedding!

The inspiration for the company name comes from the designer of my wedding dress – my wedding and planning prior to the big day, was single-handedly, the best time of my life to date.  I want all my brides and grooms to feel how we did – to know they have had the best day of their lives is what matters most to me.  To play such an important role in achieving this is rewarding in itself and fills me with an enormous sense of happiness.

No event is too big or too small and I LOVE a challenge!

Since graduating from Edinburgh University with a languages and business degree, I found myself back in Aberdeen and working in the oil industry.  This led to me completing a postgraduate degree in International Commercial Law and so a nine year career as a Contracts Engineer ensued.

Prior to starting my university life, I worked in the hospitality industry which involved me organizing large corporate events and weddings.  This followed on throughout my career as I became hands on in organizing corporate, team building and social events for the companies I worked for.

My real creative skills fell out with my work life when I became heavily involved in organising many events including baby showers, hen parties, anniversary and engagement parties, special birthdays and weddings.  I was constantly being told by others that this was my niche and that, with such an eye for detail and creativity, I was destined to pursue this as a career.

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