Paul & Kelly

“The help and support that wedding planner, Ellen, gave us was invaluable and just what we needed. Having someone there to bounce our ideas off and give impartial feedback was a great help – even when it came to choosing suits! Ellen is efficient and organised. Her friendly presence really helped us to relax and enjoy the day.

Ellen was also generous with her time and made herself available at all sorts of random times to answer any questions that we had. In the days before the wedding, knowing that Ellen was there to make sure that everything went according to plan was priceless.”

Matt & Domi

“We found it quite difficult to choose a wedding venue – we wanted something unique and rustic that we could make our own. However, we didn’t have the confidence or artistic flare to bring our ideas to life! When we found Barmbyfield Barns, we fell in love with this venue straight away as it had bags of character and was so rustic that we could do whatever we liked with it. We were however a little bit overwhelmed about decorating such a huge venue from scratch.

Fortunately for us, we were introduced to Ellen by the owner and immediately knew that it would all work. We straight away clicked with Ellen – we felt so comfortable in her company and she really seemed to “get” the musical theme we were visualising. Ellen helped us with everything, from thinking up ideas, sourcing materials, meeting with and coordinating suppliers, right through to decorating the barns and seamlessly coordinating everything on the big day!

Ellen already had a big network of contacts including all the kinds of suppliers we were looking for. She quickly introduced us to Fleur Adamo Floral Designs, the wood-fired Pizza Peddlers and Limelight Hire for lettered lights.

Although we had lots of ideas of our own, Ellen helped us to put all those ideas together so that everything worked with our theme. She provided tonnes of suggestions to tie everything together, creating a secret board on Pinterest where we could all share ideas. We had so many comments about how amazing the venue looked on the day! Ellen’s coordination on the big day was immaculate, with her working away subtly in the background to make sure that everything happened exactly as we’d planned. A massive thank you to Ellen, we can’t sing her praises enough!”

Duncan & Jennie

“Thank you SO much for everything on the 25th and in the run-up. It was really important to me to organise everything myself, but I can’t begin to tell you how much it helped having you there on the day to put everything into action. I didn’t worry about a thing and it all went so smoothly so thank you :)”

Sarah & George

“Ellen played a huge part in bringing our wedding day together. She is professional and knowledgeable and helps to keep what can be a stressful day running smoothly.

We were holding our wedding on my parents’ farm, with all suppliers hired separately, Ellen co-ordinated everyone meaning myself, my husband and family didn’t have to worry about a thing and could just enjoy the day!
Ellen also helped with the finishing touches and made sure all styling was looking how it should at all times, an element that held much importance to us. I completely trusted her creative eye. From the initial meeting to the day itself communication was easy and I felt relaxed knowing that Ellen had everything in hand. I would advise any bride contemplating hiring Ellen to not hesitate, your day will be all the more special by doing so.”

Liz & David

“Ellen was an absolute star on our wedding day. Everything ran so smoothly and perfectly and it was down to Ellen and all her hard work.
She liaised with all our suppliers in the run up to the wedding and never stopped all day on the day. She was also so friendly, helpful and approachable. She took all the pressure off so we could just enjoy our day. We’d recommend her to anyone!”

John Drysdale, YO1 Festival Director

“Ellen became part of the YO1 events team during the early part 2012. Ellen quickly fitted into our way of working and was quick to show initiative and an ability to work well under pressure. A festival is a fast paced, high-pressure environment and is no place for the faint hearted.

Ellen adapted well and from her initial voluntary work position, she quickly became a valuable and integral part of the team.

In 2013 Ellen’s role increased to include the procurement and management of all the food concessions as well as taking her first steps into the media aspect of the event. She took on the responsibility of creating the event programme. Ellen also negotiated with sponsors and clients for adverts and content within the programme. She took to the challenge well and excelled once again.

By 2014 Ellen had reached the point of being part of the festival management team. Her roles included being media manager, concessions manager and art coordinator. She also gave support to the event director in the day to day running of the business.

Ellen now goes from strength to strength. She is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, focused individual. I for one would feel completely at ease knowing she was in charge of making my special day one to remember.”

Alexandra Anderson, Britain Does Vintage

“Ellen has worked with me at Britain Does Vintage for many years. She started when she was looking for work experience and has turned into a really great team member who we can call on whenever we need some extra hands.

Our business often works on a cash entry system so to have someone we trust implicitly is extremely important to the running of our events. Not only do I trust Ellen to ensure the event is set up correctly, to offer exceptional customer service to the businesses joining us on the day and to make sure the event runs smoothly – I also trust her to handle our cash – which is a huge issue for us when finding staff. The fact that we are confident to allow Ellen to handle all of this is a reflection on her bubbly, caring and reliable attitude.

Ellen came to me with no knowledge in the events industry and now runs many of our events – she is a quick learner, completely trustworthy and very creative.

I would 110% recommend Ellen to any businesses looking for extra hands, any business also in the wedding industry looking to work with an events planner AND all brides/grooms-to-be who need help and inspiration for their big day!

Ellen is a lovely superstar and I’m honoured to call her my friend.”

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