- / Wedding Co-ordinators And Wedding Planners
/Weddings By Annabel
Price Band: ££
Typical Price: £800
Price Range: £80 - £6,000
Features & Services
Creativity - Personalisation & Problem Solving
Calm - Swan like event management!
Honest - No waste ethos for money, effort & time
About Weddings by Annabel
WHAT I DO… - Event Management, On the Day Coordination, Problem Solving & Styling - Specialisations in Eco Friendly, DIY & Outdoor Celebrations - In The Lake District & Cumbria for International, National and Local Clients
WHY IS WBA DIFFERENT?…
Honest - Never in a nasty way, just in a way to help question whether you are making the right decisions for your money, style and time. If an element doesn’t fit or isn’t worth the investment for the look and feel you want, I feel its important to share my opinion and the options. Sometimes you just need an honest sounding board and someone to hear your ideas then help bring them to life.
Creative - I believe a wedding is about the joining of two lives so each wedding should showcase this union. I will take time to get to know you and ensure the plans highlight your story. I love a challenge so tell me your quirks, your passions or even what you’re known for. What’s your home like? What’s your favourite hobby? What defines you? Will guests come to your wedding and know from the invitation to the sign on the drive that is it ‘you’ reflected in this event?
Calm - A Wedding Planner should always be calm. Like a swan across the lake, working hard but with all the grace I can muster! Nothing will get in the way of keeping everyone happy. Every event is about the people so this is at the forefront of every plan. I concentrate on the experiences of all involved, from the tastes, textures and temperatures to the smells and sounds. Lets do this together to ensure everyone is at ease and relaxed!
Put simply, my ethos is…
Honest opinions, calm demeanor, fun & laughter. Focus is on no waste and developing the perfect atmosphere.
I'd heard a few suppliers mention Annabel when we were booking the wedding and as soon as I spoke to her on the phone, I had complete faith in her that she could run our wedding to the standard I wanted. We arranged a meeting to which I took my chief bridesmaid. As soon as it was finished, my bridesmaid looked at me and just said 'HIRE HER!' She was so right - Annabel strikes that rare balance of warm and welcoming with efficiency and no nonsense, exactly what you need in a wedding planner. Whilst I thought I could do most of the planning myself, it was absolutely invaluable to have a couple of sessions with her before the wedding to bounce ideas off and get advice from. She was always full of great ideas and her experience means you can totally trust in her. In the weeks before the wedding, Annabel contacted all the suppliers - taking the pressure off me - which was fantastic and on the day before, she came to help us set up. It became quite a frantic day and took a lot longer than anticipated and she was an absolute hero - overseeing it all and staying until the job was done. We can't recommend Annabel enough. I cannot imagine how the day would have run without her - she is absolutely brilliant at what she does and it felt like having one of our friends run the day (in a very efficient way). I would say to anyone considering getting a planner, hire Annabel - you will be so glad you did.
Rebecca & Justin
On the 15th June I married my best friend, Having lost both my parents the planning of the wedding was extremely daunting. I decided then to hire a wedding planner, which soon became the best decision I'd made. Annabel was easy to find on Facebook and online. The meetings with Annabel were invaluable, I was able to get help with ideas, as well as amazing connections for suppliers. More importantly Annabel got to know us and helped us add as much of our personality into our wedding as possible. Meeting her was like meeting a friend for a coffee, she took the stress out whole experience. On the actual day, there were a couple hiccups but Annabel was an absolute angel, not only did she fix the problem but also added humor and fun to situation. Annabel ran our wedding day in a professional way while still smiling and making the whole day incredible. She is truly a wedding angel without whom the day wouldn't have gone ahead. Since the wedding several brides to be have asked if a planner is worth the money? Well my answer is Definitely YES, having a planner was 100% invaluable. She made our day perfectly unique for us as well as showing support during emotional moments. I would recommend Weddings by Annabel to anyone planning a wedding. Thank you Annabel for making our day truly memorable.
Carolyn & Pete
Honestly if you're slightly pondering getting Annabel on board, ponder no more, she's ace! The real life Fronk but way wayyy better. We got in touch with Annabel as we were getting married at home. Having just started a new venture ourselves, a wedding venue in the Lake District no less(!) we decided, after actually looking at a few places, we couldn't imagine our day anywhere else but at ours. Despite at the time, it not being nearly finished yet, it still may seem the obvious place to have it; when you own your own venue, surely you're going to get married there, right? Yes. But! We wanted to be able to relax and enjoy the day like every other beaming bride and groom. Not be worried about making breakfast, clearing glasses and pouring gin, making sure guests were happy and know where they're going, finding safety pins for straying hems and cloths for spilt beverages. We wanted to dance, drink and celebrate with our besties, happy in the knowledge that someone had it all covered. So we got in touch with Annabel. As soon as Annabel came over to see our place and we discussed our day, we were in. Relaxed but totally on it. Knows her stuff, but would never preach or dictate. Smiley and always there, but never in your face or OTT. We instantly trusted her abilities and knowledge to run our day exactly as we wanted it and on top of that to coordinate our awesome staff (and some new ones) as though we were there. And oh boy did she deliver. 106 guests. 6 bridesmaids. 6 groomsmen. 1 flower girl and page boy. A whole host of suppliers. A woodland ceremony. Garden reception. Coco Locos. Ice creams for all. Cake cake cake. Hog roast. 40 more guests. 90s rave down a country lane. A cuzza feast. And some Motown belters. Annabel and team all ensured they happened when and where they should and everyone had an amazing day. Most of all us. We literally had the best day ever and celebrated as though we weren't at home. But were. If you get me... Thanks Annabel, you smashed it. It was perfect.
Fran & Ben
We just wanted to say the biggest of thank yous for everything you did to ensure our special day ran completely smoothly! Even the most organised and colour coded spreadsheet-using bride and groom need the perfect person to hand their day over to the night before to just relax and enjoy, and you were exceptional. Your patience with our random questions, worries, and stresses from our earliest planning days right up through our wedding day were second to none. Your help was invaluable, and we can't tell you enough how much we appreciate your impact on our wedding. Multiple guests commented to us later how smoothly the day ran, and that's definitely down to you! We couldn't recommend you highly enough! THANK YOU!!!!
Meghan & Jonathan
Planning a wedding in the UK from America is no easy feat. I would not recommend it, unless you hire Annabel. After our first conversation with Annabel, I instantly felt at ease. She got our “vibe” right away and was always very quick to reply (even though she was technically on maternity leave and 8 hours adrift.) Annabel took on some of the tasks that are difficult to do being so far away, one of which was finding us a baaaa-tender/ring bearer (i.e. a sheep!) Furthermore, her list of preferred vendors helped us create a day filled with truly amazing people. In times of crisis, she truly shines. The wedding morning started with my makeup/hair lady cancelling a hour before she was due to arrive. Annabel quickly responded “Dont panic! Leave it with me!” In under 10 minutes, she had found a wonderful replacement! Ultimately, throughout our time together, she became our friend and ally. Always making us laugh and allowing me to vent. She pulled off an EPIC wedding and we would not have been able to do it without her. Thank you Annabel, for EVERYTHING you did to make our day so special. We love you!
Rachel & Aaron