WPE Speaker Focus: Alice Chorley
I am so very pleased to introduce to you Alice Chorley of Sternberg Clarke who will be presenting on the subject of entertainment at weddings at WPE 11. Read on to find out about Alice before meeting her at the big event……
What’s your USP?
It would be our knowledge and understanding of the entertainment industry. From this, we can not only provide our clients with fantastic and talented acts but we are also able to offer them unique ideas or even just helpful advice.
What’s your signature dish (personality or food)?
I would say a rare steak…although when I say ‘signature dish’ I actually mean ‘dish that I like to be cooked for me’!
Do you have a favourite restaurant?
I love The Endiboro Castle in Camden, although it is more of a pub than a restaurant.
It’s really friendly and you can just relax on the big leather sofas. Plus they do a great Sunday lunch. (I am very food orientated!)
How would your clients describe you?
I’d like to think that they think I’m approachable, helpful and imaginative.
Have you ever had a challenging client and how did you deal with it?
Every client is unique, and I wouldn’t say that I have had challenging clients, but just different ones. Every bride has their idea of what they want their wedding to be like, and the key is to really understand the vision in their head and then do whatever we can to get as close to that ideal as possible.
If you could plan/ be involved in a celebrity wedding (alive or dead) whose would it be?
The Royal Wedding, of course! I think it would be simple and classic, yet stunning. The real test here is to do something that’s timeless because the pictures of it will be around for decades. In that way, it’s no different from a normal wedding because you’re trying to create something that’s going to be memorable without making people cringe when they look back on it.
On the other end of the spectrum, Katy Perry and Russell Brand’s wedding looked really fun and having the Indian theme would create fantastic entertainment opportunities!
What’s your biggest achievement since launching?
I wasn’t actually around for it but we did the entertainment at Posh and Becks’ wedding. It was (obviously) very extravagant and a great way to show our attributes.
Personally, just getting the job was a dream come true!
What is your vice?
I’d probably say silly 80’s films! My boyfriend hates me for it but I love all the classics; When Harry Met Sally, Pretty Woman and Dirty Dancing.
Describe yourself in 3 words
Kind, hard working (does that count as two words?!) and unique!
Name one blog you follow religiously
I love rock my wedding. It’s a very well produced blog, but also features some really beautiful and original weddings. Our own blog is pretty good too!