Member Focus – Natasha Spencer Weddings & Events
We are delighted to introduce Natasha Spencer Weddings & Events. Over to you Natasha…
How did it all start?
Through my teen years I adored drawing wedding dresses and dreamed of becoming a designer, sadly my drawing skills weren’t as good as my imagination. There was something I loved about weddings, and at that your age I believed it was designing the dresses. When I got engaged I thoroughly loved planning my own wedding, it was the first ever wedding I attended… followed by 14 others in the same year! I loved the process, it was stress free and one of the best years of my life. The more weddings I attended the more I began to annoy my husband asking far too many questions, ones that I knew he didn’t know the answer to, I just wanted to talk about weddings. I thoroughly enjoyed sticking my nose in to friends planning and I found many telling me how stressed they were and how they couldn’t wait for it to all be over. I felt so sad, thinking back to my own experience, I wanted to make their planning experience a pleasure. From there the ideas of becoming a wedding planner began to bubble away. In May 2016 I lost my Dad, Spencer, very suddenly at I decided life is far too short to wait for the right moment and there is no better time than the present. From there I enrolled on the UKAWP courses and Natasha Spencer Weddings & Events was born.
Do you have a favourite venue?
I love a marquee, the idea of creating a venue from a blank canvas.
How would clients describe you?
‘Patient, relaxed and creative. Full of brilliant ideas and keeps stress and nerves at bay’
Wedding planners or suppliers you particularly admire?
Bernadette Chapman – I met her when doing the UKAWP Step by Step course and I found her inspirational. I aspire to create what she has created in Dream Occasions, in ten years, that is where I would like to be.
Louise of One Stylish Day – I love her bold and creative ideas. Her style led weddings are beautiful, she’s very forward thinking and that is something I aim to create with my own brides.
How do you unwind?
I love to exercise! Getting the endorphins going in a high energy workout class it a certain way to put a smile on my face.
What trends are you seeing for 2017/18?
2017 has shown a lot of foliage and greenery with brides moving away from tight bouquets of flowers and to more loose and free flowing natural ideas full of greens. Succulents have been incredibly popular and I can’t see that going anywhere for a while. I think 2018 will be the year for neutrals, stone colours and a hint of metallic but still very natural and loose form.
What is your signature dish?
Roast Lamb with all the trimmings. I love gathering plenty of family and friends for a Sunday Roast.
Whose celebrity wedding (dead or alive) would you love work on?
Poppy Delavine and James Cook – I can imagine it was a real mix of Debrett’s Etiquette and forward thinking style.
What is your vice?
A swanky meal in a swanky restaurant. I love getting dressed up and going out for an exceptional meal.