We are now coming to the end of our wedding season here in Spain, and I have been thinking about why suppliers and planners love this industry so much. It is extremely hard work especially during the searingly hot summer months.
I was in Seville a few weeks ago and we were dashing out to place out place cards, then after about setting out 20 rushing back in to cool down for 15 minutes, it was insanely hot and what should have taken us 10 minutes took an hour just due to the heat!
I have watched the most amazing suppliers such as catering, lighting, staging, florists, photographers, entertainers, working in extremely hot conditions, putting in very long hours physically working hard, yet all with smiles on their faces.
So why do we do it? We love it!
I am not sure exactly what attracts people to weddings but I will try to explain!
I have some great students who are obsessed with all things weddings, but it isn´t until you are working in the industry you will understand why so many wedding industry professionals are hooked and believe me it is not as glamorous as it is made out to be.
I came into the industry as I loved parties, I adore creating atmospheres using decor to create themed events. As a child I watched magical films utterly in awe and was transported into different worlds by films such as Winter Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the list is endless really but all set in imaginary, magical spaces. I was also an avid book reader, I poured over Enid Blyton books such as the Faraway Tree and C S Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia took me into a different world.
I knew from quite a young age I wanted to create magical spaces and it was a no brainer I went to study at display and exhibition design at The College of Distributive Trades in London.
I worked for many years in London designing corporate events before I moved to Spain and I have been so fortunate that my entire career has been all about creating magical spaces, I have worked as a window dresser, event coordinator and an interior designer and of course for the past 15 years as a wedding designer and planner.