‘We were on a break!’
It certainly feels like we are ‘on a break’ right now; but that is ALL it is. We will get back to normal, weddings will continue to take place and our industry will thrive again. We are not winding down to a close, it’s just we can’t quite see the end of this yet, and with that comes worry.
It’s hardly been a break or rest period as there’s been weddings to undo and reappraise - not something we are in the business of doing to this extent. We all know we will come out of it eventually and we are doing our best to get through it.
I sincerely hope you can all take some time out to share a much-needed laugh - needed to help sustain us on a busy wedding day, and now, more than ever.
Love this throwback to behind the scenes, a sustaining coffee break moment for Samantha and me at a wedding @goodwood_estate in 2007. No doubt, sharing a laugh with Head Butler David and his team as the evening is winding down to a close.
(With thanks to @eyeimagine for this lovely memory of past times)
About Siobhan Craven-Robins
Back in 1995, Siobhan recognised a gap in the market for designated co-ordinators to help couples through the wedding planning process saving them time, money and disappointment.
Siobhan is acknowledged in the industry as the UK’s first Wedding Planner.
Siobhan is now established as one of the UK’s leading wedding co-ordinators. Her beautiful weddings have featured in Hello, OK! and many bridal magazines in various countries around the world. Her famous clients include Joan Collins, Barbara Windsor, Greg Kinnear, Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck, Des O’Connor and Ronni Ancona.
She was GMTV’s resident wedding expert and featured on the show for the Interactive
wedding (2002-2006) where she designed various aspects of a wedding for the viewers to
vote on. In 2005 she launched her DVD, ‘From This Day Forward’, a guide to planning the perfect wedding.
Siobhan writes for various wedding magazines and is frequently requested as a speaker at
business seminars and wedding shows. She is also frequently hired as a consultant for
wedding related TV and radio shows, new venues and other suppliers within the wedding
industry. She has provided commentary for many of the Royal weddings, penned forewords
for industry books and appeared countless times on National and International tv and radio
providing expert commentary on a range of wedding related news items.
In 2013, with two of her industry colleagues, she founded National Association of Wedding
Professionals; an association promoting professionalism and integrity within the UK Wedding
Industry. The association has gone from strength to strength, boasting a high calibre
membership and is now regarded as a benchmark for professionalism within the UK industry.
Siobhan now spends some of her time lecturing for The Event School London, hosting
various Masterclasses and her 5-day Certificate in Wedding Planning.
Siobhan is renowned for her imaginative flair; no two weddings are ever the same. Her goal is
to achieve a wedding that is truly representative of the couple involved. A wedding that is
"Siobhàn's classes personally were fantastic, her passion for her line of work really reflected in all her teachings. Delivery of the programme was wonderful"
Siobhan's wedding planning courses with The Event School London include:
Certificate in Wedding Planning
MasterClass in Destination Wedding Planning
MasterClass in Wedding Business Development
Micro MasterCLass ReBoost Your Wedding Planning Business
(Virtual in Online Wedding Planning Classes or back in London in 2021)