14 Jan 2013
The Truth Behind Katherine Courtney Wedding Planners
Fran @ Hitched
You’ve probably been told numerous times over by your
married friends that your wedding day will be the best day of your life. If,
however, you’re excited about the day but just don’t know how to achieve your
dreams, then you should consider enlisting the help of a wonderful wedding
The hitched.co.uk suppliers directory has a list of wedding
planners available to guide you through the process of wedding planning or take
over completely, presenting you with the wedding you’ve always dreamed of. I
wanted to chat to both Katherine Griffiths and Courtney Love from Katherine
Courtney Wedding Planning & Coordination (www.katherinecourtney.com), to get
their views on why they love planning weddings so much.
Have you always had a
passion for weddings?
“We were destined to find each other and our love of
everything wedding is what drew us together.
Having planned weddings independently Katherine & Courtney have
moved into this industry as a formidable duo after planning and co-ordinating
some high profile corporate events in London together.
Courtney says: "I can remember the first wedding I was
a guest at, at the young age of eight.
My aunt was a videographer and she allowed me to join her for the day
serving as her little assistant. I will
never forget what it was like watching the bride walk down the aisle in front
of her friends and family. The music, flowers, tender tears; and I will never
forget the blue hued dresses the bridesmaids wore - satin/silk the colour of
the sky. I'd never seen that colour
replicated before. I was at an
impressionable, sentimental age and it stuck with me. I would play out weddings with my dolls in
the years that followed, making & designing wedding dresses and would play
dress-up with the bed sheets pretending I was wearing a long, trailing
veil. It's no surprise I ended up
wearing a cathedral length veil at my own wedding in 2009. Weddings bring out the best in everyone and I
wish everyday could be a wedding day."
Katherine says: "I have always been in love with
weddings, they are occasions which bring family together from far and wide for
one day celebrating a wonderful occasion, filled with happiness, love and
laughter. I have been very lucky to grow up in a beautiful home in Shropshire
where my mother built a very successful bed and breakfast business which she
started in 1984. The Citadel in Weston. Because of its idyllic location and
fairy-tale surroundings we have had many honeymooners stay over the years and
quite a few proposals!
“Some of my early memories are decorating one of the guest
bedrooms for one of the honeymooners coming to stay, my mother would always let
me do the fun part of sprinkling the rose petals around the room! To this day I love looking after people
making sure they have the best day of their lives."
What trends have you
seen becoming more popular for 2013 weddings in terms of decor and colour
Katherine and Courtney both agreed that “In 2013 we think
couples are looking to move away from cookie-cutter style weddings. In a year
which brings much superstition, savvy brides will be wise to look for discounts
and deals as there are many to be had.
“The ubiquitous country vintage and shabby chic wedding will
remain popular, however creative brides are starting to deviate from the ever
popular trend and find new ways to style their big day. Period films will have
a huge influence such as The Great Gatsby released in May, Mr. Selfridges now
showing and the much beloved 20s era Downton Abbey each serve as inspiration.
“Colours are going bold and deep; a move away from soft
pastels seen in earlier seasons. Greens such as chartreuse are very popular. As
is colour blocking by using contrasting colours ie: red/purple blue/green.
Champagne toasts are making way for black-tie cocktail parties: think Gin bars
and personalised Martinis made with the couple in mind.
“In terms of fashion the taboo trend of bridesmaids in black
is starting to break boundaries here in the UK.
Striking in photographs and popular for looking good on all figures,
black is sure to be a hit with your maids as not only can they wear the dress
again, but the dress won't date as trends move forward”
If you could plan a
dream wedding for a celebrity, who would it be for and why?
“We've thought carefully about this question as there is an
endless list of beautiful and talented celebrities that we would be honoured to
be involved with, but one personality stands out for a range of unique
reasons. We would love to design, style
and co-ordinate the wedding for eight time Grammy award winner Adele.
“We wanted to select a celebrity that would evoke the sort
of image that we as a duo hope to portray.
Adele is an unconventional celebrity beauty. Her professional image weaves elegance, sophistication,
high glam and harks back to a golden era from days past with her 60s inspired
bouffants, thick row of lashes and soulful tunes, but also incorporates an East
London, rock ‘n 'roll, Jack Daniels sort of edge in her everyday persona.
“Adele doesn't necessarily fit the traditional Hollywood
beauty mould and as such Katherine Courtney Weddings would love to have the
ability to showcase high quality bridal glamour on a figure most women can
relate to. It would be so fun to design a celebrity wedding that is perhaps
more realistic and accessible to nearly all women. A wedding which would inspire and promote a
healthier body image than the ubiquitous celebrity bride. Lastly, it's no secret Adele's lyrics are
autobiographical. We would love to plan
a wedding for Adele as it would be the ultimate happily-ever-after story.”
If you’re interested in having the passion of Katherine
Courtney Weddings featured on your big day then click here to contact these two
inspirational women directly.