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 BOOTH

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!

HEATHER BRANDON

Regional Manager & 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!

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

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!

Emily Hankey

Bespoke Wedding Planner – Staffordshire

After studying photography at college, I went on to photographing weddings. A world that that was completely new to me at the time and one that sparked my hunger to be more creative. I have gone on to designing and making wedding invitations, as well as creating digital artwork.

 With 4 years’ experience of working in the hospitality industry I knew working as a wedding planner was the path for me. I am now able to take everything I have learnt and love onto this magical journey.

What is your favourite food?

Burgers!! I love finding quirky new places to eat with my fiancé so I can try out new burgers. My parents have told me I’m a little obsessed.

What’s your favourite film?

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino.

If you could visit anywhere in the world where would it be?

Vietnam! It just looks unreal.

What is one strange fact about you?

I have always been a secret metal head with 11 years’ experience in ballroom dancing.

Rachel Derrig-Vanzie

Bespoke Wedding Planner – South Yorkshire

After Studying International Tourism Management at university and working overseas, I began my career in Event Planning. Following a few years in the industry I knew it was my passion and where I could let my creativity shine! I had arranged so many engagement parties and wedding celebrations and I knew it was my dream to eventually plan a wedding! I LOVE love, and getting to be a part of a couples wedding planning process is so rewarding, now I get to help the couples at Bespoke Weddings plan their dream day.

What is your favourite holiday destination?

Thailand! Thai food is my favourite cuisine, and nothing beats the white sand and crystal clear waters, plus who doesn’t love a ride in a Tuk Tuk!

What are your hobbies?

I ice skate and love to hike!

What is your favourite animal?

I love Giraffe’s and my dream would be to stay at the Giraffe manor in Kenya.

How do you relax?

A good spa day and massage or facial.

Eleanor Tellwright

Bespoke Wedding Planner- Shropshire

Having worked within the travel industry for 5 years, I found a passion for weddings through helping customers book their dream weddings abroad or booking their honeymoons. I loved hearing about their proposal stories and exciting plans for their big day. I was very excited when I came across the role with Bespoke Wedding’s, as I knew this was the dream job for me. I am looking forward to being a part of so many couples special day!

Do you have any pets?

Yes, I have a crazy Cocker Spaniel called Alfie who is my bestest friend.

Where is your favourite holiday destination?

I’d have to say either Thailand or Bali. Both have the most beautiful places to visit, culture and of course, incredible food!

What is your favourite season?

Definitely summer, I love the heat and plenty of sunshine.

What is your favourite cocktail?

Pornstar Martini, every time! 

Kirsty Patrick

Bespoke Wedding Planner – South Derbyshire

My love of planning weddings started when I was little and watched ‘The Wedding Planner’ for the first time. With Bespoke Weddings I now get to call my dream job a reality! I’m looking forward to helping couples plan their perfect day, making their dream a reality too. I’m a sucker for a cute love story and by hearing all about the two of you, I can help inject your personalities into your special day.

WHERE WOULD BE YOUR DREAM PLACE TO VISIT AND WHY?

New Zealand – absolutely beautiful and I have to meet my favourite animal, the duck billed platypus!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEAL?

You can’t beat a classic roast dinner!

IF YOU COULD LIVE IN A FICTIONAL WORLD, WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE?

Can I create a hybrid of ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’ and live in a land of wizards and fairytale characters? Sounds pretty perfect to me.

STRANGEST PETS YOU’VE EVER HAD?

Chipmunks – called Chip, Munk (inventive I know!) and Snip.

Michalina Kaczmarek

Bespoke Wedding Planner – Staffordshire

I’ve always felt the need for letting my creative juices flow. Fashion, makeup, interior design, all things arts and crafts and generally everything that makes life more beautiful are the things that are making me happy, so I always knew I needed to find a career path that would combine it all and allow me to do the thing I love the most. I’ve found myself helping my best friend prepare for her wedding (it’s actually when I’ve heard about Bespoke for the first time as she was entering the competition), which proved to be so exciting, fulfilling and rewarding, that I’ve realised it’s exactly what I was looking for!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK?

Tough choice as I love reading but probably The Witcher series, I’ve read it all in Polish years ago and recently re-read it in English for the first time, very exciting!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?

Ramen! I’m obsessed with it!

DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?

Yes! Two cats, little girl Runa and a big fluffy boy Roland.

WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT?

Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia! But also, Iceland and Thailand, I love traveling!

Rebecca Kelleher

Bespoke Wedding Planner – Warwickshire

Having worked in events, I found my passion for organisation and helping people turn a plan into reality. I have organised everything from track days to corporate dinners and have loved every minute. When I came across the Wedding Planner position at Bespoke Weddings, I thought it would be my chance to help couples turn a dream into reality and after helping a friend plan her wedding, I realised there is nothing better than seeing it all come to life.

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Croatia, the views look incredible.

WHAT IS your favourite film?

The Lion King, I love everything Disney.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate!

What is your favourite cocktail?

Pina Colada.

Claire Bolton

Bespoke Wedding Planner – North Derbyshire

I have always had an interest in the wedding industry, anything and everything wedding related brings me so much joy! After knowing for some time that I wanted a complete change of career, I took the leap and began the search for my new venture. That same day I found the Bespoke Wedding Planner position, I was so excited and applied straight away. A short time later I was lucky enough to be offered the job and now here I am! It feels like it was all meant to be. I now get to do something that I am extremely passionate about and call it work! Helping others make their dream wedding day a reality… I feel so lucky to be a part of the wonderful team at Bespoke Weddings.

Do you have any pets?

Yes! I have a dog, a Cockapoo named Daisy. She brings a smile to my face every day.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I love to get creative! I enjoy photography, learning to use my DSLR camera and editing photos. I recently invested in a sewing machine too and I’ve been having a go at different projects (Daisy has a LOT of pretty bows now!).

Where do you love to go on holiday?

Walt Disney World in Florida! The most magical place on earth, I am a huge Disney fan. I would love to travel around more of America in the future too.

What is your favourite season?

Spring. The lighter evenings, baby animals, the beautiful flowers and easter chocolate!

Alice Warren

Sales & Marketing Assistant & 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.

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