Meet The Team

Wedding & Event Planner

Natasha Sellers

General Manager – Derbyshire

After completing my Law degree I started looking down various career paths and came across a Wedding Planner position with Bespoke Weddings! Of course the most logical step after studying Law! I had just helped to plan my friends Wedding, which ignited my passion and interest in the Industry, so I applied for the job and the rest as they say is history!

What is your favourite Film?

The Notebook.

Do you have any strange habits?

I have to set the volume on everything to an even number! I hate odd numbers!

What is your favourite Holiday?

Italy… mainly because of the food!

What is your guilty pleasure?

Red wine!

Louise Marsden

Sales and Marketing Manager & Bespoke Wedding Planner – North Derbyshire

My sister is possibly the most laid back person on the planet so when it came to her hen do and wedding this is where I stepped in to help! From there I did a course at the Wedding Planning College then joined Bespoke Weddings in 2015. I started out Wedding Planning for a couple of years and still do a little of this along side being the Sales & Marketing Manager.

Who is your Celebrity Crush?

Gino D’acampo, loving Italian food helps too!

What is your guilty pleasure?

Cheese & Wine…

What is your unpopular opinion?

I HATE everything about ketchup!

Your strangest pet?

A one eyed tortoise named Patch! Although my black lab can sometimes be quite strange too….

LAURA KOLKA

Regional Manager & Bespoke Wedding Planner– south yorkshire

Originally from Buckinghamshire, I fell in love with Sheffield and the North after completing my English and Theatre Degree at the University of Sheffield. My love for Weddings has been ongoing for years, my laptop has plenty of Word documents filled with images of venues, themes, and wedding dresses! However after working in corporate events in London for a couple of years, I took the plunge and moved to the city I love and to do my dream job as well!

What do you do in your spare time?

Power-lifting/bodybuilding and cooking!

What is your favourite movie?

Sex and the City (that wedding dress though!) or any of the Lord of the Rings films.

What wouldn’t you be caught without?

Biros, my diary, and a lip-kit.

What makes you laugh the most?

Dog videos and my boyfriend!

Charlotte Walsgrove

Bespoke Wedding Planner – Staffordshire 

In my previous career as a travel agent I always loved arranging clients dream holidays and friends birthdays, weddings and christening, so to have this opportunity with Bespoke Weddings to help couples create their unforgettable day seems like a dream come true for me!

What is the top of your holiday destinations?

Maldives before they disappear forever!

What is your favourite ice cream flavour?

Rum n Rasin.

What is something you wish you were gifted at doing?

Singing ( I have been told by my Husband I can’t) 🙁

What was your first concert?

Whitney Houston.

Maria Napper

Bespoke Wedding Planner – Lincolnshire & Rutland

I have a passion for helping couples create their bespoke wedding day. As a self employed florist I found myself branching out into the wedding circle meeting some fantastic clients and suppliers. This therefore inspired me to extend my role further and apply to become a wedding planner for Bespoke Weddings!

Where is the most exciting place you have visited?

Lapland!

What are your favourite flowers?

Peonies

How do you enjoy leisure time?

Family holidays and days out, spa days and retail therapy!

Where in the world would you like to visit?

Seychelles

Katie Bettany

Bespoke Wedding Planner – Leicestershire

Starting off my career as a florist it wasn’t long before I fell in love with weddings! It’s a wonderful experience to be part of every couples big day & being able to see the excitement on the morning is simply the icing on the cake! From the day I began my wedding planning and event management course I knew it was the job for me! It gives me great happiness to be able to spend my career making sure that every Bride and Groom get the day of their dreams. Having been a wedding coordinator in a venue for a few years, it was time to branch out and getting the opportunity to join Bespoke Weddings has made my dream job come true! I cannot wait to meet new couples and help them plan their special day!

What is your favourite animal?

An elephant, so much so I have one tattooed to my ankle!

What is your guilty pleasure?

I have such a sweet tooth. I’m easily pleased when it comes to chocolate, especially Ferrero Rocher & Mini Eggs!

How do you spend you spare time?

I found a new ‘love’ (word is used very loosely) for running. It’s good for my physical fitness and great for the mind. I now compete in the W.O.L.F run each summer

Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?

I love a city break. London, Paris & Rome, each year the list continues!

Hannah ryder

Bespoke Wedding Planner – Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire

Having left wedding planning for finance almost 5 years ago, I finally decided I just had to go back to working in weddings, I missed it too much! Planning and arranging are just things I love to do, whether that’s for a wedding, party, or other events; I just love it!

When I was offered the chance to work for Bespoke, I had to take it and finally do my dream job. I love listening to proposal stories and couples dream weddings, so where better to hear them than as a wedding planner!

What hobby do you enjoy?

Cooking & baking.

What is your dream holiday destination?

Australia!

Name a film that always makes you cry?

Marley and Me, even though I know the ending, it still gets me every time!

What is your favourite food?

Pasta!

Keely tredgold

Bespoke Wedding Planner – Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire

Starting off in the Design industry, thoughts of Weddings were never far away. I LOVE WEDDINGS! So alongside my full time job I was always finding ways to get involved in Weddings. After 15 years in the Design industry and doing Wedding stationery for 8 years on the side, a move to Nottinghamshire prompted me to take up Wedding stationery full time but I have always wanted to be a Wedding Planner, it’s my dream job. I’m so excited to work with couples and help create their perfect day.

What is your favourite colour combination for weddings?

I love Navy and Rose Gold with a little Pink, gorgeous! Oh and Sage Green and Dusky Pink… oooo and deep Pinks and Purples with a hint of Peacock Green… and Cornflower Blue with elements of Sage and Dusky Pink… and… well I like everything!

What is your secret love?

Glitter! Sparkles! Bling! Actually it’s not so secret, I was known as the “Glitter Queen” at my last job as 90% of my designs contained glitter or foils.

What is your real secret love?

A spoon… a jar of Biscoff spread… the couch… my duvet and watching the Twilight films back to back. Team Edward!

What is your favourite film?

1978 The Slipper and the Rose, the perfect Cinderella story!

Louise dickie

Bespoke Wedding Planner- west midlands & Shropshire

My previous career was within the hospitality industry, working within hotels. I have organised countless events both private and corporate but weddings have always been my absolute favourite… I love to listen to the couples stories and getting to know them and ultimately helping them to create their perfect day.

What is your favourite film?

Dirty dancing and the Jazz singer – You have to love a love story!!

Where in the world would you love to visit?

The Cayman Islands

any strange habits?

My obsession with cleaning in a methodical way!!!

What do you do in your spare time?

Meeting and socialising with my friends and reading, though not at the same time…..

Alice Warren

Bespoke Wedding Planner – Derbyshire

Over the years I have completed different courses and tried my hand at quite a few jobs, from working in civil engineering to fitting bulbs & mixing paint at Halfords! I was in search of a job where I could make others happy and also find joy and purpose for myself. In recent years I have assisted in planning events and offering a hand organising aspects of friends and relatives weddings, and found it suited me perfectly. I am so grateful to join Bespoke Weddings and be given an opportunity at a career where my creativeness, enthusiasm and passion can shine!

What do you do in your spare time?

I really enjoy fitness and walking– I walked the Yorkshire three peaks a few years ago in aid of Macmillan.

What is your favourite food?

Pizza (or basically anything covered in cheese)!

How do you relax?

I have always enjoyed reading and currently working my way through a bucket list of the best 100 books to read.

What are your hobbies?

I love being out in my garden and love all kinds of flowers – I recently completed a floristry diploma in my spare time.

HEATHER BRANDON

Bespoke Wedding Planner – Warwickshire

I’ve worked in the events industry for over 4 years but have always been most excited about being involved in weddings. I can’t count how many Pinterest boards I have with wedding inspiration!

Having worked as an Events Manager in hotels in London; I took the big move to go back to my roots in the Midlands and follow my dream to become a Wedding Planner and am so excited to join Bespoke Weddings. I’m passionate about building relationships and connecting with people and love being part of making the dream come alive; from the very first meeting to the big day itself!

What do you do in your spare time?

I absolutely love anything crafty. I have a degree in Fine Art and still love to take time to paint or start new Pinterest projects.

What is your favourite film?

The Greatest Showman – sometimes you can’t beat a cheesy feel good musical!

What is the best holiday you’ve been on?

It’s a toss up between travelling round Italy; eating lots of food and drinking wine. Or going to a festival in Budapest which was incredible!

What is your favourite book?

The Book Thief, The Time Travellers Wife, I Capture the Castle and The Kite Runner are definitely in my top 4. Love reading so there’s too many to choose from!

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