Member focus – Weddings by Mary

Today we’d like to introduce Mary who runs Weddings by Mary. Over to you Mary…


How did it all start?

A phone call from a catering contact: “Do you know any Wedding Planners Mary as I have client looking for some help & guidance?”

“Yes” I replied, “Me!”  Having handed my notice in the day prior at the wedding venue I had worked at for the past 10 years I was looking for a new challenge and two days later I met the client and got the job……

Do you have a favourite venue?

I worked at Great Lodge in Great Bardfield, Essex recently and will be working there again in August. It is a beautiful converted barn providing a blank canvas to work with.

How would clients describe you?

Confident, efficient & caring

Wedding planner/s you admire?

Louise Perry

How do you unwind?

Walking the dog

What themes are you working on for 2016/17?

Rustic & fun seems to be the order of the day. Couples are very keen to keep their guests entertained from photo booths to games!

What trends are you seeing?

‘Nude’ cakes, large letters & rustic!

What is your signature dish?

I have a wonderful recipe for Fruity Moroccan Lamb. The combination of spices gives the most amazing aroma and the best thing it is one of those cook now relax later dishes. 

Whose celebrity wedding (dead or alive) would you love to design?

Simon Cowell

Is the job as glamorous as you thought?

I have never thought of the job as glamorous, having worked at weddings from a young age I saw very early on the amount of hard work that happens behind the scenes. It didn’t put me off though.

What is your vice?

Chocolate & coffee – they call to me!

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