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 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….

What is your guilty pleasure?

Cheese & Wine…


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 husband!


Regional Manager – Warwickshire

As Editor and Publisher of National Weddings Magazine and then as Sales & Events Manager of a 5* Wedding Venue, I’ve been lucky enough to work with couples and wedding service providers for over 20 years. I’m thrilled to be part of the Bespoke Wedding team who help make couples dreams become reality. I’m also delighted to be working with the WVSA to help deliver the Platinum Wedding Service.

How much do you love weddings?

I love weddings so much that my husband and I had two!!! One in Saint Lucia for twelve special family members and friends and then a second for one hundred people at a lovely Wedding Venue in Warwickshire. I had two ‘outfits’ one for the ceremony and another for the Wedding Breakfast and reception!!

Where are your favourite places to visit?

The Caribbean and Asia. The climate, people, culture, scenery and food is amazing.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

I wouldn’t give up work. I’d use the money to fly first class to all my favourite destinations and then, after I’d spoiled my family and friends, I’d set up a few Charities to support the homeless, elderly, animals and Children.

What is your favourite film?

Saving Private Ryan (Guilty pleasure – the Jurassic Park films).

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.

Maria Napper

Bespoke Wedding Planner – Cambridgeshire & 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?


What are your favourite flowers?


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?


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.

Heather Wright

Bespoke Wedding Planner- Staffordshire

From a young age, I have always dreamt of planning my own wedding. The thought of so many different elements and so many different choices, being pulled together to create one magical day, sparks a real desire to create something truly magnificent! I have 11 years of experience in the hospitality industry, building rapports and connecting with people from all walks of life, which I thoroughly enjoy. I guess my journey really started when my best friend asked me to help her plan her wedding. I utterly loved being able to help her turn her dream into a reality and this ignited my passion for weddings.

What is your favourite time of the year?

Definitely Summer!

What is something you could spend hours doing?

Listen to music! Whether that be old country music, rock, power ballads or the charts! No matter what the mood, there’s always something to suit. I love the power of music!

Where would your favourite holiday destination be and why?

Italy! I think there’s something truly remarkable about there; traveling down the river on a gondola, walking around vineyards and lapping up the sun. Plus, it seems like such a romantic place.. or maybe I’ve just watched ‘Letters to Juliet’ a few too many times!

What is your favourite food?


Peter Thacker-Davis

Bespoke Wedding Planner – West Midlands & Warwickshire

I graduated university in 2013 with a BA Hons in Drama and sticking to the stereotype I went into working in restaurants. I enjoyed getting to meet new people and celebrate events with them. I found my love for weddings after planning my own wedding and helping other friends plan theirs. I completed a online course in wedding planning to help develop my skills. I’m obsessed with all tv shows about weddings (say yes to the dress/don’t tell the bride). During lockdown I decided that I wanted to get out of restaurants and follow this passion and was given this amazing opportunity with Bespoke Weddings. I hope to help make your special day amazing!

What is your favourite film?


If you could have dinner with any famous person who would it be?

It would have to be a table for 3 with Me, The Queen and Celine Dion.

WHAT IS your favourite holiday destination?

New York. Amazing city and where I proposed to my Husband in Central Park.

What would be your Dream wedding to plan?

Disney theme with everyone dressed as different characters and all the tables being themed on a different film and just everything DISNEY!

Olivia Tomlinson

Bespoke Wedding Planner – Yorkshire

I have always loved attending weddings and witnessing the joy two people feel on their special day. Recently being involved in wedding styling and dressing so many beautiful venues I knew I wanted to be a part of the longer journey and have a personal involvement within the day, therefore felt a career in wedding planning would allow me to channel all my personal skills while creating and fulfilling visions of others. I feel beyond grateful to work Bespoke Weddings as they allow me to peruse my passion and the rewarding feeling I love so much when seeing a couple’s dreams come to life on their big day.

What is your guilty pleasure?

A jar of Nutella and a spoon all to myself!

What country would you love to visit?


What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love a gym class – I find them a great way to clear my mind and release all the endorphins.

What is your favourite cocktail?

A mojito with a fruity twist – Raspberry is my all time favourite!

Marie Adams

Bespoke Wedding Planner – Nottinghamshire

I always knew I wanted to work within the wedding industry but never knew which path I wanted to go down. After trying out various different jobs, I made the scary but exciting decision to become a freelance wedding photographer. My passion for weddings grew, so when I also got the opportunity to become a wedding planner I jumped at the chance! I love working with couples and sharing their excitement for their big day.

What is your favourite time of year?

I love Autumn and all the colours, and of course Halloween!

How do you relax?

I like to get cosy with our six cats and binge watch my favourite shows.

What do you do in your spare time?

I like to visit different areas in the Peaks with my camera, my favourite so far has been Mam Tor sunrise!

What is your favourite food?

Anything involving pasta and cheese!

Hayley Wootton

Bespoke Wedding Planner – Shropshire

After completing my Textile Design degree in 2018 I knew I would go down a creative career path. After working for four years as a Visual Merchandiser for an Interiors company, I was eager to take a slightly different direction into the world of the wedding industry to pursue my dream career. I have always had a love for all things weddings and when I got engaged myself my passion for the industry grew and I knew it was a career path I had to pursue. With my own wedding approaching in 2023, I am so happy the wedding bubble doesn’t have to end as I now have my dream job helping other couples plan and design their big day.

Where is your favourite place you have visited?

My favourite holiday has to be Mauritius. It was a tropical paradise, and the Mauritian food was incredible.

What is your favourite flower?

Peonies. I have planned my whole wedding day around when they are in bloom.

What is your favourite song?

Mysterious girl by Peter Andre. It is impossible not to sing along to.

What is your favourite food?

Garlic bread

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.


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


You can’t beat a classic roast dinner!


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.


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

Katherine Dobson

Bespoke Wedding Planner- Warwickshire & Leicestershire

I love all things weddings and have always been THE planner in my personal and professional life. With 9 years’ experience of being a Personal Assistant, I was eager to take a different direction into the world of weddings. Planning my own wedding in 2019 really ignited my passion to become a wedding planner. I’m detail orientated and super organised, and love the idea of connecting with each couple to help their wedding vision come to life!

What is the best holiday you’ve been on?

New York!

What is your favourite cocktail?

A Peach Bellini

What is your favourite film?

Christmas films are my guilty pleasure – Home Alone, The Holiday and Love Actually.

What is your favourite cuisine?

Italian – I love pizza, pasta and Prosecco!

Kerry Dixey

Bespoke Wedding Planner – West Midlands

I have always had a great love for planning events for my family and friends so when I found myself questioning my next steps after maternity leave, wedding planning was the only thing I really wanted to do! My background is primarily in Hospitality in a variety of settings but for the last 4 years I have been self employed creating handmade gifts and keepsakes, largely for the wedding party or the bride and groom themselves. Helping couples plan and achieve their perfect day is a dream come true for me and I am so grateful I get to do it as a career!

What is your guilty pleasure?

Country Music! I listen to it all day every day, I am totally obsessed!

Who is your celebrity crush?

Henry Cavill tops the list for me!

What would be your dream holiday?

DISNEYWORLD! I plan to travel to a few states over a few weeks but taking my girls to Disney is top of the list!

Where is your favourite place to visit?

A little bit of a different answer but I love to visit my parents in Spain! Seeing them is the best part but the gorgeous weather and the swimming pool is up there too!

Georgia Nickels-Pitcher

Bespoke Wedding Planner- Warwickshire & Northamptonshire

The TV programme, Four weddings, is what sparked my love for all things weddings. Growing up I knew that I wanted to be a wedding planner so I went to University to gain my degree in Events Management. I love all the joy and happiness a wedding brings and to be able to help couples achieve their dream day is just simply AMAZING! I am immensely grateful to Bespoke Weddings for giving me the opportunity to peruse my dream career and allowing me to work with amazing couples to help bring their dream day to life!

What is your favourite film?

Beauty and the Beast- This has been my favourite since I was little. 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to spend time with my two Frenchies and family. Oh and of course you can’t beat some retail therapy! 

What is your favourite time of year?

CHRISTMAS!! If I could I would have our Christmas tree up all year round (My boyfriend says no every time I ask!) 

How do you relax?

I love to have a snuggle with my Frenchies under the heated blanket watching telly with a glass of wine!  

Lauren Rayner

Bespoke Wedding Planner – CAMBRIDGESHIRE

After 5 years in a heavy customer service environment and holding a fairytale ideal of weddings I knew this is a career I would enjoy. I love all things planning so I can see why I’m known as “the planner” within my family and friendship groups. I’m eager to put my passion of planning to create every couples vision on their special day.

What’s your favourite film?


Dream holiday destination?

Aruba- sunbathing with flamingos on a beach is a MUST!

What is your guilty pleasure?

Sea side donuts.

How do you relax?

With a glass of wine and a bubble bath


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