We caught up with our very own ‘Wedding Angel’ Catherine Gunfield-Starling, to hear all about life as a wedding planner.
Q: What inspired you to become a wedding planner?
I have always loved weddings. Two people solidifying their relationship in front of their loved ones is a wonderful thing, of course it wasn’t all about the romanticism. I was always so excited about seeing the colours, the dress and theme the couple had chosen. There are also the logistics and the ‘behind the scenes’ which intrigued me, the amount of time, organisation and creativity that goes into organising such an event inspired me.
Q: How long have you been in business and what previous experience did you have?
I started Angelic Weddings in 2007 offering a complete bespoke planning, design and stationery service based in Bury St Edmunds. Previous to that I worked within the customer and client service sector which gave me great foundations to provide an exceptional one to one service. I pride myself on top quality client service which many brides and couples comment on. Couples, brides in particular, value speedy responses to correspondence and a genuine attentive approach to the planning of their big day!
Q: What is your favourite part of the job?
Creating unique bespoke pieces for each couple, that’s the essence of Angelic Weddings. A truly bespoke service! Every time a couple collect their order they always seem so happy and it’s a wonderful feeling knowing that you have created something for them that they will keep for years to come.
Q: What other services do you offer?
Bespoke handcrafted stationery, from save the dates all the way through to thank you cards and everything in between. Set-up services, are also extremely popular, those extra pair of hands to help, provide advice and setup any stationery and design tables to your set brief. Hire items such as vintage suitcase, vintage crockery, bird cages, wishing tree and glassware. Planning services, from venue sourcing all the way through to complete design packages and on the day help.
Q: You have recently expanded into a new sector of your business, tell us about that?
We are very excited to announce that we are now offering chair cover and sash hire, which includes delivery, set-up and collection covering Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. We have stunning white Lycra chair covers, a choice of organza and satin sashes in an array of colours and also stunning chiffon hoods with ruffles. Something for everyone and will complement most venues and chair options.
We also have a brand new package, our most comprehensive to date, called the Pic n Mix package, pulling all those design elements that make a wedding truly unique together into one service. This covers all venue stationery items, centre pieces, props, hire items, set-up services and chair cover and sash hire. It is a truly comprehensive package encompassing most design and creative aspects you will need for your big day.
Q: If anyone is interested in your services how can they reach you?
In order that your needs are fully understood and establish which service is right for you we offer a free no obligation consultation. We can also be contacted via the links below! Don’t forget to check out our Pinterest page where you will find over 50 boards!
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