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June 2018 Hannah and Joe, Northney Village Hall
Becoming involved in Hannah and Joe's wedding early on in the planning meant we got to recommend lots of our favourite suppliers to pull the day together alongside the hard work of the couple, family and friends. Hannah had a vision of her day and it was a beautiful vision that came to life; coppers, peaches and creams set the tone for a hall filled with flowers and metres of handmade macramé. We managed the day and provided a team of service staff.
May 2018 Holly and Liam, Parley Manor, Bournemouth
We were lucky enough to undertake the set up and break down for Holly and Liam at their wedding. What a wedding it was! Holly picked Alice In Wonderland as her inspiration and had subtle nods to the theme running through from her dress (the dress!!!) to the decor. We loved the references to the theme running through the day such as the white rabbit at the top of the aisle and the Drink Me gin favours! Once again it was a joint effort from us and some amazing suppliers new and old.
I couldn’t have picked a better team alongside Penny Lane
flowers to make my vision of an Alice in Wonderland theme come to life! It was
truly magical…thank you so much!
May 2018, Hannah and Sam, Titchfield Barn
This gorgeous couple planned a day true to them and it was a delight to manage. We came on board at relatively late notice when Hannah and Sam realised they wanted someone to support in running their day. They worked so hard to add lots of DIY touches to The Great Barn, Titchfield, Hampshire and it looked beautiful. It was a chilled out day with a hot buffet, drink service provided by ourselves and dancing til late!
May 2018, Jo and Max, Tithe Barn, Petersfield
Jo and Max were super special to us having met them back in 2015 at Candice and Owens big day. We were so excited it was their turn! These two totally rocked the getting married thing on Friday; what a day full of love! Joanne and Max chose a classic colour palette of pinks and greys and the décor focused on amazing blooms. Delicious tucked into and guests were entertained bylive music throughout the day. We got to suggest some fab suppliers as there is nothing better than working with people we know and love.
We received a huge bouquet of thank you flowers.
The day couldn’t have been more perfect. Thank you for everything xx
April 2018, Dave and Kat, Tithe Barn, Petersfield
This couple came to us just over a month before their wedding when they realised that their epic day needed someone to manage it and we are glad they picked us! A huge guest list, lots of suppliers and tons of entertainment made it one of our biggest weddings to date and it was a delight to help Dave and Kat pull off their dream.
Dave and Kat gave us a selection of Gins as a thank you
We just wanted to say a
MASSIVE thank you to yourself (and Sandra and Jodie) - for giving us genuinely
one of the best days ever (we used to think this was such an overstatement -
but it really was!).
We had so much fun, from start to finish. And it was down to you that we
were able to enjoy it so much, and not have to worry about everything. (I
can’t now imagine how we ever thought we’d be able to do it without you…?!!)
Even from the very first time we virtually ‘met’ you, you helped to put us at
ease, giving us top-tips and invaluable advice. Thanks for all the time you
gave us - and for the level of detail that you considered everything in!
We know in many ways we made it really complicated - given the volume of guests
and the multiple, overlapping random activities - some of which we didn’t even
know were happening ourselves (e.g. the shoe game!). But it was so
reassuring on the day to know that we had someone looking out for us and overseeing
everything to make sure it all happened.
March 2018 Ellie and Adam, Southwick Village Hall
Ellie and Adam came to us as personal circumstances meant they could not spend as much time as they would have liked on the planning of their day. We worked with them during the lead up to provide advice, supplier suggestions and help pull together their special day. We assisted in the set up the day before then managed the day itself along with a team of staff. We love the fact that Ellie and Adams personality shone through with lots of DIY touches and a scientific theme!
you so much for all of your help Nicola!! It was a fab day and we were so
grateful for all your help and suggestions of amazing suppliers along the way Lots of love A and E xxx
you Nicola for everything, you are amazing !! From the earliest planning
stages to the day itself your advice, support, hard work and friendship has
been invaluable! We simply couldn’t have done it without you - every wedding
needs a Nicola ! Xxx (Brides Mother)
December 2017 Beth and Adam, Titchfield Barn
We worked with this amazing couple for over 18 months to help with the lead up their big day! We love the style of the day, the colour scheme and the little touches that made it wow! Oh my, what a glorious wedding it was! They absolutely nailed winter wedding chic!! Simply stunning! A wonderful day with awesome suppliers and fantastic friends and family. We provided service staff and managed the day from start finish.
Beth and Adam gave us a beautiful bouquet to say thank you.
Thank you so much for everything last week, we genuinely had the best day ever.
October 2017 Lucy and Chuck, Titchfield Barn
This wedding wasn't wholly a BTSE wedding but when we were asked to be custodian for the day at one of our regular venues it was only natural that we provided our usual all day management service. It was a privilege to be part of.
October 2017 Natalie and Digby, Haddenham Village Hall, Buckinghamshire
Natalie and Digby were introduced to us by one of our favourite photographers who is the cousin of the Bride! Having had experience of managing events themselves they knew they needed help with someone to oversee the day. We were delighted to go on a road trip and be part of this beer festival theme wedding. We loved the look of the day and the true village hall theme!
Natalie and Digby gave us a gorgeous craft gin as a thank you gift.
Hi Nicola, sorry I missed you today. I was
calling to say a belated but massive thank you for doing such a brilliant job
at Nat's wedding. As always you went above and beyond and I
would recommend you to everyone. Thanks again. Sending you much love. Beki Xxxx (Bridesmaid)
September 2017 Maria and Mick, Titchfield Barn
We worked with this couple for over a year to help in pulling their wedding together. We supported with creative and logistical advice and helped with the planning along the way. The day featured everything the couple had wanted including a horse and carriage and a chimney sweep with a real cat! We managed the day and provided staff for food service.
We received a Boots voucher as a thank you.
September 2017 Rachel and Tim, The Old Vicarage, Christchurch
Rachel and Tim came to us for support with the set up and break down of their big day. They ha lots of ideas about the look of their day but just needed help pulling it together on the morning of their wedding. We loved their eclectic style and the way their personality shone through in every element.
September 2017 Angela and Rob, Titchfield Barn
What a delight to work with this wonderful couple and play a part in their big day. Angela and Rob had a very DIY event so asked us to help provided supplier suggestions and logistical advice and then our on the day management service along with providing service staff. Their coral and navy theme looked fantastic against the rustic barn with stunning flowers that totally complimented the look of the day.
We received a floral candle and luxury chocolates as a thank you!
Thanks so much for yesterday. It was such a perfect day. It
was truly a wonderful day and wouldn’t have gone so swimmingly without you!
If you are having a DIY wedding you must book Nicola and her
team! My husband and I were over the moon with the service, from the very first
meeting through to the wedding day itself. We had plenty of support from Nicola
in the lead up to the wedding and her hard work on the day itself to ensure
everything ran smoothly. It was perfect and we can’t thank her enough!
September 2017 Zowie and James, Titchfield Barn
We worked with this fab pair for around 18 months before their wedding so enjoyed the whole lead up with them. What a great day it was! The Brides love of all things vintage and afternoon tea combined with the Grooms Scottish roots worked perfectly and they even snuck in a nod to their little cat! The couple worked so hard to pull off the vision of their big day and we were proud to be managing it for them.
We received a beautiful Jo Malone candle as a thank you!!
We've just left the barn, we will do proper
thank yous when everything sinks in and calms down but I wanted to say thank
you so so so much for everything I have had nothing but compliments about how
smooth everything went because of you. I hope you managed to enjoy part of the
day and it wasn't too stressful for you. Thank you again we are forever
grateful ❤ xxxx
August 2017 Anna and Will, Dammerham Village Hall
Anna and Will booked us after finding us on Facebook and realising they needed a bit of extra help on the day of their wedding. We undertook the set up on the morning then worked with a great team of suppliers to manage the day. We loved the true village hall style wedding with lots of DIY touches, bold colours and tons of flowers! Our favourite part of the day has to be that the couples dog stayed to enjoy the festivities!
Nicola and her Mum are amazing! If you are
looking to do a DIY wedding, like I did, you really will need Behind The Scenes
to help you. Nicola enabled the whole day to run smoothly and was always just
in the background doing things or ready to help where she could with anything
and everything. It was very reassuring just seeing her there. Nicolas advice
leading up to the wedding was invaluable and wise. The finished set up the hall
looked perfect, far better than I could ever have dreamed and this was all down
to Nicola. It was also the little things, like her Mum writing out all my name
place settings for me the week before and making sure we thought about the
small things you wouldn’t have even thought of. Nicola also did a take down so
the morning after we literally just had to load the cars up. This was a great
help when you are feeling tired and hungover. All I can say is thank you so so
SO much to you and your Mum! You were truly amazing and made my day perfect xxx
August 2017 Emma and Chris, Tournabury Woods Estate, Hayling Island
We met this lovely couple a year before their wedding when they were looking round another venue and we were delighted when they got in touch to book our all day management package. We advised during the planning stage and loved that they chose some of our favourite suppliers. We provided staff to undertake the drinks service for the day time. This fun filled wedding featured an elegant palette of pinks and greys with a bird motif carried through various elements.
We were given a very large bottle of prosecco as a thank you!
Thank you so much for yesterday, it went
August 2017 Sophie and Sam, Taplins Place
Sophie and Sam booked us around six months before their wedding on recommendation from one of our previous couples. They needed support in setting up their venue in the morning and the management of the day. On the morning of the wedding we did all the decoration and prepared the floral centre pieces while greeting suppliers and ensuring all plans were in place. Bright sunshine filled the garden, until, just seconds before the outside ceremony, the heavens opened! Quick thinking and some team work from suppliers and the bridal party ensured the ceremony went ahead and was a beautiful moment in time!
We received a Debenhams voucher as a thank you.
Thank you so much
for doing everything you did ( I don't know how you do it) to make the wedding
so successful. I hope you had a rest on Sunday! Everyone was so happy on the day despite the deluge. We will certainly
recommend you. Mother of the Bride
We are going to do proper thank you's when we get
back but I just wanted to say thank you soooooo much Nicola knowing you were
there yesterday made me feel a million times better about everything and we
really really could not have done it without you and your mum! Everyone I've
spoken to today has said such nice things about you. xxx
July 2017 Marie and Chris, Hamble Aerostructures, Southampton
We loved the bright, summer colours chosen for this wedding with lots of flowers and sweet treats! Guests tucked into a fantastic BBQ then ice cream then danced the night away! We helped with the planning during the lead up, assisted on the set up the day before and then managed the day itself.
Thank you for everything Nicola, we had an amazing day xx
July 2017 Kate and Mark, Liphook Barn Farm
Kate and Mark are especially special as they are fellow wedding suppliers. We were overjoyed to be chosen to manage their wedding day! This was a true wedfest with the largest amount of suppliers we have ever dealt with! The Bride and Groom has put in so much attention to detail and so many DIY touches. What a day it was! There was an endless supply of food and drink with music galore; the two even combined with an undercover singing chef! We cannot tell you the feeling of such an amazing day pulling off; its one that we will be talking about for a long time!
a Nicola at their wedding! I cannot put
into words how amazing the Behind the Scenes team is. They are true wedding
HEROS. We designed and
planned our whole wedding from start to finish, but needed someone we trusted
to finish off the set up, manage the whole day and just before so we didn't
have to stress on the day itself. This is where
Nicola and her Mum came in. We knew on the first meeting Nicola totally got us
and our plan – you see we are in the wedding industry and we like everything to
run like clockwork and were just a little bit OCD about our wedding! Isn’t
everyone!? Nicola managed
the whole day & evening for us exactly as we imagined and the day ran
faultlessly and that is down to these ladies! I really can’t
thank them enough for being our wedding fairy and totally nailing it for us.
They both put in such long hours and for that we will be forever grateful. Massive high
five to both of you xx
Kate and Marks wedding featured in the January 2018 edition of Your Hampshire and Dorset Magazine after they won their round of Wedding of the Year. It also featured on The Outside Bride Blog.
July 2017 Victoria and Neil, Itchen Abbas Village Hall, Winchester
We were excited when we heard where this lovely couple were holding their wedding reception as it was a venue Nicola had worked in 11 years prior in one of her first event management jobs! Crisp whites, ivories and greens were the theme for the day and the simple scheme was set off by the space in the hall. We supplied waiting and bar staff to serve drinks and assist the caterers. It was a team of supplier that had never worked together but we were certainly a team by the end of the day!
We want to say a
massive THANK YOU for all the help and support you gave us in the run up to,
during and after our wedding. It was the most perfect day and you did a
fantastic job – we couldn’t have done it without you! Also, all the helpers you
had on the day were superb (especially your Mum!) and I hope they enjoyed
themselves and got to eat some pizza.
Weren’t we lucky
with the weather too! Someone was smiling down on us J I just wish we could
go back and do it all over again!
June 2017 Jodie and Simon, Old Thorns, Liphook
Jodie was recommended to contact up by a previous Bride and we are so glad she did. We helped with lots of supplier suggestions and creative advice along their journey and what a stunner it turned out to be. Pastel colours and a vintage feel were the order of the day. We undertook the set up in the morning and then went back to collect their goodies the next day.
We got to take home lots of flowers!
Thank you for the
absolutely stunning job you did yesterday – it was perfect! I can see why you
love your job!
June 2017, Lisa and Alex, Titchfield Barn
We worked with this couple for nearly 18 months leading up to their big day and gave lots of logistical, creative and supplier advice. The day itself featured a nautical theme with rustic touches and lots of flowers. The couple and their family worked hard to put in lots of DIY touches. Guests tucked into hog roast then pizza while we ran the drinks element throughout the day. We provided staff to help with food and drinks service.
Thank you for all your help! Couldn’t have done it without
May 2017, Aime and Tom, Titchfield Barn
Aime and Tom came to us just a few months before their wedding as although they had planned their whole wedding they needed support to pull off their plans on the day itself. We adore the focus on crisp colours and lots of foliage which totally set off the grandure of the venue. We undertook the food and drinks service to ensure the guests tucked in to the ploughman's and prosecco!
Nicola, thank you so much for everything! You must have
worked so hard to clear away. It was a god send when we got there yesterday. We
had the best day and it went smoothly thanks to you! Xx
Just wanted to say a
massive thank you to you & your team for making the wedding day run so
smoothly. I can honestly say I don’t think we would have done it without you.
It was the best day ever. Thank you x Brides Mum
Aime and Toms wedding featured on Rock My Wedding in December 2017
April 2017, Lucy and Rich, Sopley Mill, Christchurch
A second visit to this stunning venue for us and it was an amazing day. Lucy had taken on all the planning for the day and booked us so she could hand all the worry over to us to manage. Lots of flowers were the focus with a soft colour scheme and metallic touches. Guests enjoyed a three course meal and were treated to a huge sweet station then danced the night away!
The couple gave us a bottle of bubbly to say thank you.
Nicola I literally can't thank you enough for all your hard
work the other day. Thank you thank you. Thank you for looking so calm through out. Thanks for boxing it all up so well. Catch up soon.
Thanks again and again and again and to your lovely helper too xxx
April 2017, Katherine and Gareth, New Place Hotel, Wickham
We initially spoke to Katherine as she wanted creative and supplier advice. On recommendation she then booked us for the set up and break down of their hotel wedding. Katherine chose a classic colour scheme of purples and ivories and allowed the feature flowers ad elegant stationery to make a statement.
As a thank you we received a Next voucher and a huge box of chocolates!
Hi Nicola, just wanted to say a
huge thank you for everything you had done on both the lead up to the big day
and also the setting up/ taking down on the wedding day. Your were such a great
help through the whole process and have been singing your praises. Please let me
know when would be good to collect all our stuff and get it out your hair.
Thanks again Katherine x
April 2017, Kayleigh and Jack, Stockbridge Farm Barn, Sherbourne
When we found out that this gorgeous couple had been recommended by two of our previous clients we were delighted and to add to this we found out on the day that Brothers of two further Brides were in attendance it made it even more special! A new venue for us and one f our furthest weddings but amazing to be part of. The lemon, blue, metallics and rustic theme was totally chic and worked so well in the setting. We loved the outdoor ceremony which made the day!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!! You made our day truly magical.
I wanted to drop you a line to let you know how grateful Jack and I are for
everything you did at the wedding. Things went so smoothly and we had the most
incredible day. All thanks to you (and your lovely mum). There is no way we'd
have been able to do it by ourselves. Everybody commented on how lovely the day
was and what a fantastic job you both did. We really are so grateful. Love Mr and Mrs L x
March 2017, Katie and Tom, Jermyns House, Romsey
When we found out this wedding was for a local beauty business owner and her partner, one of the worlds strongest men we knew it would be interesting! Katie and Tom, along with their families, consulted with us at the early stages to gain logistical, creative and supplier advice. On the day we set up and managed the reception. We loved the classic colour palette along with the personal touches. We didn't stop laughing all day and it was such a pleasure to be part of!
As a thank you we received a Jo Malone set and a Goodwood Afternoon Tea Voucher!
you SO much Nicola and Sandra for all your hard work and
attention to detail at Katie and Tom wedding yesterday! The day would not have gone so
smoothly without your involvement and the venue looked stunning after you had
given it the BTSE treatment! Thank you once again from a very proud and happy
mother and father of the bride FOB
Tom and I cant thank you enough for all of your hard work, dedication and
effort you put into our wedding to make it the perfect day! You absolutely
nailed it, you had some of the strongest men in the country wrapped around your
little finger, and my goodness that takes some doing! We loved having you
there. Thank you again and sending all our love,
The Hibberts xxx
December 2016, Holly and Richard, Tithe Barn, Petersfield
Holly booked us around 9 months before her wedding after a recommendation from one of our other Brides. A last minute venue change meant a few worries for this couple but it all worked out beautifully in the end. And what a stunner it was. A hint of vintage Christmas combined with metallic luxe lead to an amazing look. We set up, managed and broke down the day which was an absolute pleasure.
Thank you so much. I keep welling up, it was my dream wedding. Thank you for everything. You are just a diamond. Don't know what I would have done without you!
Holly and Rich's big day featured in the Januar2018 edition of Wedding Ideas Magazine.
October 2016, Charlotte and Brad, Titchfield Barn, Fareham
This fun couple booked us when they met us on a visit to one of our regular venues and realised they wanted some extra support for their big day. We supported in some final supplier suggestions and some logistical advice and then we managed the day itself. The day epitomised a Autumn Barn wedding with pumpkins, rustic touches and a hint of glam! Guests tucked into warming pie and mash and danced the night away to a fantastic band.
I wanted to say thank you so much for everything that you did to help make our special day perfect, we couldn't havedone it without you! We just wanted to say a massive great bigthank you for everything you did to help make our day amazing. We had the timeof our lives and you really helped us make it happen. Can't believe it was overa month ago already!! We hope you had fun and enjoyed the day even though youwere working. Everyone keeps telling us how amazing our day was, how incredibleeverything looked and that they had the best time and it really was down to youthat it all came together. From the bottom of our hearts, we are so gratefuland so happy we got you involved in our day. Love Mr and Mrs Giles xxxx
September 2016, Charlotte and Ollie, Titchfield Barn, Fareham
We came into Charlotte and Ollie's lives pretty late in the planning stage when her Mum met us at a wedding fair and was won over by the fact we would clear away at the end of the night and we were glad we did!!! Charlotte and Ollie chose a team of suppliers who were simply fantastic and we all worked seamlessly to pull off a magical day. Guests feasted on pizza, ice cream, hog roast and cake in the historic barn while surrounded by stunning blooms and quirky wedfest touches. A fun, family and love filled day!
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you didfor us on Saturday. You helped make the day so perfect and we couldn’t have done it without you, you and your mum are simply amazing!! It was perfect and alot of that was down to you so thank you again. We had so much fun and absolutely loved it. Once again we are so grateful to you, it was such a fabday and everyone has been saying how amazing it was xx
September 2016 Sophie and Dan, Titchfield Barn, Fareham
We worked with Sophie and Dan for 18 months before their wedding and were proud to recommend some amazing suppliers which led to a fantastic day! The blush and coral tones looked beautiful against the rustic barn and gave the day an elegant touch. Family and friends were involved in the day to give it that individual look. Despite the fact it rained all day we adapted and overcame to allow the guests to tuck into some fantastic food, have a drink or two and enjoy a few hours on the dance floor!
We received an Afternoon Tea voucher and a thank you in the speeches.
Thanks so much foreverything you did yesterday Nicola, we had such a great day despite therain!!!It was a good old Irish wedding, hope it wasn’t too overwhelming!!! Thankyou for all your organisation - the barn looked great! Let me know if you need anything else from us and enjoy your afternoon tea :) xxx
September 2016 Bridget and Russ, Private House, Whiteparish
A friend of Bridget's met us at a previous wedding and clubbed together with some other girlfriends to provide this beautiful Bride with her own 'Fairy Wedmother' and we were so glad they did! Despite torrential rain all day it was a fabulous celebration pulling together talents of family and friends to produce this amazing day. We supported in the lead up to the big day with supplier and logistical advice. On the day itself we finished off the set up, provided service staff, undertook room turn-arounds and of course packed awsy! We loved the Alice in Wonderland theme, the copious amounts of flowers and all the tiny details!
We received a voucher for Afternoon Tea at the local lavender farm.
SoI want to thank you and the team again for making our day so painless! Anyhiccups went unnoticed and we really can't thank you enough for what you do.You are an angel not a fairy The finishing touches were fabulous and I missedthem on the day, until I saw your pics. Wefeel very blessed to have had such an amazing team behind us!
Your support is invaluable and was the best wedding present we could gift them both.
Just wanted to say a very big Thank You for being such a great support to us all yesterday. You and your Mum and the other lovely ladies worked so hard and it really made the day flow, and allow Russ and Bridget the time to enjoy everything after such a tough build up.
This beautiful day featured on Love My Dress blog in June 2017.
August 2016 Alice and Robbie, Vicarage Farm, Micheldever
Alice and Robbie had a true outdoors wedding; a festival themed event with Lord Of The Rings touches in a field with music, food and entertainment! A marquee provided the shelter for the day which was decorated with bright flowers and rustic touches. We produced some of the stationery, finished the set up on the day, provided food and drink service and packed away at the end...well not quite the end as the party went on until the small hours!!
We received a bouquet of flowers, bubbly and a Yankee candle
Thanks again so much for all of your teamshelp. We had such an amazing day and really appreciate your help. Please sendour thanks on to your team. We really appreciate all your help leading up to the day as well. We will besure to recommend you to anyone in the future. It was great meeting you! Good luck for the future.
August 2016 Kayla and Rich, East Horton Golf Club
We worked with Kayla for over a year in the lead up to her wedding perfecting this stunning art deco inspired metallic and black look. It was a daring and different vision but it certainly was worth it! We provided the on the morning set up service and broke the venue down at the end of the night. It was great to work with some amazing suppliers who embraced the vision of the day wholeheartedly and had a great time as well!
I received a bottle of my favourite perfume as a thank you!
I cannot thank you enough!!!! You were amazing, I alwaysknew you would be though! My wedding fairy godmother! xx
Kayla and Richs wedding featured in the February 2017 edition of Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding Magazine
August 2016 Hazel and Tommy, Three Choirs Vineyard, Wickham
Another Attention to Detail package and the forth in line of a series of friends so a special day for us! Hazel and Tommy faced a number of challenges along the way including an unexpected venue change so we were glad to support along the way. We provided some of out hire goods to help with the look of the day which combined a gorgeous colour palette and a fun animal theme.
We received a package of goodies including a beautiful mug, tea bags and our favourite biscuits!Thank you for everything! You saved the day (about twenty times over!) We could not have done it without you xx
These ladies are amazing, so much detail goes intowedding planning and venue decorating Vinnies Vintage Vehicles
August 2016 Hannah and Tim, The Square Tower/The Spice Island, Portsmouth
This booking was a our Attention to Detail package; set up and styling for the two venues. We loved the way this couple made the most of the nautical heritage of the surrounding area and chose décor to compliment this. along with a classic colour theme of navy and gold.
We received a beautiful bunch of flowers and a box of chocolates as a thank you.....
Thank you so much Nicola, to both you and your Mum. Youdid such an incredible job for us, we’re happily recommending you to everyonewe know! You guys did an amazing job and made our day for us and all our guests x
August 2016 Jenny and Jim, Titchfield Barn
Jenny and Jim were another couple to book on recommendation and we were glad they did! Their ideas added a burst of colour to one of our regular venues. We loved the bold bunting and bright flowers as well as the quirky socks and shoes! We provided our all day management service as well as service staff to help the day run smoothly.
July 2016, Hannah and Jason, Titchfield Barn
Hannah booked us about 6 months ahead of her wedding after being recommended by another Bride. Hannah and Jason wanted to make the most of their rustic venue so added some decorative touches to compliment the ancient barn. They used their own DIY skills as well as local suppliers to bring together their ideas ensuring the guests were well fed, watered and entertained including a fun bus for the children! We provided our I Do package to manage the day for this couple as well as providing extra service staff.
Thank you! We had an amazing day! Xx
Nicola and her team were a huge asset to our day, they set up everything as I had asked and the barn looked beautiful! On the day of our wedding I didn't stress at all about the venue as I knew Nicola would have it all in hand.
July 2016, Louisa and Jimi, The Kings Arms Hotel, Christchurch
Louisa came to us at the initial stages of her planning for help with choosing a venue and suppliers. We followed this couples journey throughout the whole process and was proud to suggest some of our favourite suppliers. As the wedding was held in a hotel we supported on the day with the décor and room changes as well as supplier support. We adore how the bright colours represent the couple to perfection and bring a certain wow factor to this intimate and personal day.
Jimi and I weren't sure what on earth we wanted to do for our wedding and found Nicola on Facebook after reading an article about how a wedding planner can help you get the best from the day and from your budget. Nicola had suggestions from the start and in the end we went for a hotel wedding. Nicola was a great help in terms of our timescale for planning, what to ask the hotel and dealing with a few issues that came up. Then on the day Nicola (with some help from her mum) was great at making sure our vision of the day ended up coming to reality without my mum taking on the stress she would have done otherwise. Without Nicola I doubt the day would have come together - and would certainly have been MUCH more stressful.
Louisa and Jimmi's wedding featured inYour Hampshire and Dorset Wedding Magazine in July 2017
July 2016, Stephanie and James, Horsebridge Station, Stockbridge
This wedding was particularly close to our hearts as we had know the Brides Mum for many years and it was a venue we had always wanted to work in. We helped bring on board some of our favourite suppliers to turn it into a magical day! On the day we finalised the set up and decor, provided drinks service, managed times, guests and suppliers and packed it all away!!!
We received wine and flowers as a thank you as well as personalised travel mugs...
Cannot thank you and your lovely team enough! We will be doing all the formal thank you's after the honeymoon but in the meantime we can't thank you enough for everything that you did for us. You made it the amazing day that it was and we'll be forever grateful.
Thank you Nicola and your team for all your hard work, it was an amazing day and ran smoothly thanks to you. Brides Mum
June 2016, Erica and Jayson, Rownhams House, Southampton
Erica booked us nearly 18 months before her wedding after meeting us at a wedding fair. We knew the venue well so this lovely couple wanted supplier suggestions and logistical support as well as out on the day services. We provided support the day before the wedding undertaking the set up then on the day itself we managed the suppliers, guests and timing. A fun filled day despite the torrential rain causing us to change plan numerous times!!
We can't thank you enough for what you have done for us in these past 18 months, we would have been truly lost without you. You made my day the best it could possibly be and that means the world to us. Thank you 1000 times over xx
June 2016, Rosanna and Pete, Wickham Centre
Rosanna was the fourth person in a group of friends that booked us to help with their wedding so we were delighted to be able to help. We helped with the decoration and set up of their reception at the Wickham Centre, beautiful creams, greens, pinks and peaches with a fab village fete theme!
May 2016, Loren and Dan, Titchfield Barn
The pastel tones and DIY touches made this wedding a beautiful one. Loren and Dan booked us on recommendation from other couples that had used us and we were pleased they did! Our on the day management service helped them set up their wedding, manage the day and pack away at the end of the night!
Thankyou so much Nicola and her team who worked so hard to make this such a magicaland memorable day. Using Behind The Scenes Events really took thepressure/stress off us in the day leaving us to feel relaxed and have fun. Itreally was a perfect day! Xx
May 2016, Jess and Stuart, Titchfield Barn
We clicked with this fab couple from moment one and had some fab meetings leading up to the big day that went on into the small hours. We helped with the lead up logistics and supplier suggestions and then managed the day itself. We love the alternative features like the beer bucket centre pieces and the cheese cake. It was a very special day filled with unique touches and lots of love.
We received a parcel of chocolate and stationery as a thank you gift!
A huge big thank you for all of your hard work in making ourwedding so amazing. Our big day was more than we could ever have hoped for andyou made it run so smoothly – from how we left the barn on Friday to how stunningit looked on Saturday…the extra touches you did were so appreciated. So was themass clean-up operation that you did on the evening of the wedding! We cantthank you enough for all of it. Every wedding needs a Nic and Mum!
April 2016, Siobhan and Ryan, Private Marquee, Shedfield
We met Siobhan when she was the florist for a Sept 2015 wedding of ours. She was just about to jet back home to Australia only to return a week before the wedding. We stepped into help, undertaking a lot of the supplier liaison and logistic arrangements as well as some creative touches. On the day itself we had a team of staff to do our on the day management as well as assist with drinks and food service.
Thank you so so much for everything you did on Friday! We had the best day ever! And we couldn't have done it without you!
Myself & my husband are
from Australia and both worked in the U.K. For 6 months in 2015. We had decided
we were going to come back to the UK the following year & get married so we
had started to plan. I met Nicola while I was doing the flowers for a wedding
that we were both working on. I was meant to meet Nicola that day, I saw how
calm & in control she was of the situation surrounding her & I knew
straight away I needed her help for mine. She was a godsend & I couldn't
have done it without her.
Siobhan and Ryan's wedding featured in Australian Bride Magazine
April 2016, Laura and Andy, Titchfield Barn
Another couple who cam e to us through recommendation we came on board during the planning stages to help with logistics and ideas. This fun filled day had a rustic meets nautical theme and featured personal touches like the family heirloom cake topper and sword/cricket bat guard of hour. The navy and blush tones looked perfect with the backdrop of the historic barn. We managed the day from start to finish and loved every moment!
Thankyou Nicola and your mum .You were both amazing and you both worked so hard .Wecould not have done it without you .What an amazing team you are .Love Cherylxx (MOB)
Thank you so much Nicola, and everyone who helped make our day run so smoothly! Youare all amazing! We had the best day! Xxxx
Dec 2015, Jenny and Brad, Titchfield Barn
As next door neighbours to one of our 2013 couples this wedding felt like we knew everyone already! A winter themed DIY affair with pops of colour and quirky features that had all sorts of individual touches and involved lots of talent! We helped with the planning leading up to the wedding and supplier suggestions as well as managing the day itself.
We've just come back to mums for the first time since the wedding and your name has been mentioned over and over as an angel! We are so grateful for everything you did and you really helped everything run to perfection. Thank you too for the photos you sent me - they're great and it was really nice to see the photos of things before everyone piled in!!
Sept 2015, Justin and Tina, Gosport Football Club
Probably our smallest wedding to date which made it hugely personal with lots of help from family and friends. We helped with the planning, some of the stationery then the on the day set up and management. We love the fresh colour scheme and the intimacy of this gorgeous day!
We received a huge bouquet of flowers as a thank you
Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day so special!! David is a star! !!And so is your mum! ! Huge hugs to you all see you when we get back. All ourlove. Xxx
Sept 2015, Lily and Tim, Michelmersh Barn, Romsey
We were lucky enough to work with Lily and Tim from the start of their engagement (even playing a part in the engagement party!) so we got to recommend some of our favourite suppliers and help with all the planning. We love that the rustic barn was topped of with lot of bunting with a classic ivory and pink scheme. Guests filled up with hog roast and ice cream before the traditional barn dance.
We received a huge bouquet of flowers as a thank you.
Thank you so much for all your hard workyesterday and all your help with the organisation and planning of the daybefore hand! (and say thank you to your mum & Dave!) everything wasjust perfect and we couldn't have wished for a more amazing day! Xxxx
Sept 2015, Danielle and Mark, Tithe Barn, Petersfield
Danielle and Mark had been recommended by one of our Brides from 2014 so we had been working with them for 18 months to plan their day. Having booked our all day package we were there to set up and manage the event alongside some fab suppliers. We think the look of the day was absolutely stunning .....blush gold, sage and navy ....yes please!
We received a beautiful bouquet as a thank you as well as a lovely pair of earrings!
Nicola, Danielle and I can't thank you and your Mum enough, you were both absolutely amazing and have no idea how we would havemanaged without you! Xx Mark
Truly amazing job! Every finer details was perfect for the Ellis&Horrocks wedding, Thank you for making my sister’s wedding dreams areality! Meaning less ear ache and stress for her now hubby haha!! #nailedit xxxx
Danni and Marks Wedding featured in the January 2017 edition of Wedding Ideas Magazine.
Sept 2015, Hollie and Oli, Tithe Barn, Petersfield
This lovely couple came to about 6 months before their wedding for help with managing the day.We finished the set up, co-ordinated suppliers, managed timings, helped guests and packed away at the end of the night. We love the classic look and timeless colour palette.
We received some lovely flowers as a thank you.
Just wanted to say the biggest thank you!! We had such anamazing day and everyone has loved it and said it was the most beautiful andwell organised and relaxed wedding they have ever been to!!! You are amazingand I cant thank you enough xxx
August 2015, Nicola and Dave, The Concorde Club, Southampton
Nicola and Dave booked us to set up and manage their wedding after party having got married in Cyprus a few weeks before, and, boy, was it an after party! Tons of entertainment, personal touches and delicious food for the guests meant it was truly a night to remember.
We received some beautiful flowers and a gorgeous Jo Malone set as a thank you.
Two very beautiful ladies with hearts of gold. Thank youboth for a truly wonderful day x
August 2015, Krusha and Andy, Titchfield Barn, Fareham
This lovely couple were the second pair to be recommended by a 2013 couple and it was great to manage their big day! This was definately a family affair with the Bride and her Dad growing the flowers and her Aunt and Uncle doing the catering and the cake while the the boys put together the play list. We are fans of gold glitter so this day certainly appealed to our creative side!!!
Thank you so much for all your hard work on Saturday. You were bothfantastic! Couldn’t have done it without you! I can’t recommend your servicesenough. Thanks again xxxx
August 2015, Donna and Pete, Titchfield Barn, Fareham
Another of our barn couples recommended us to Donna and Pete and we are glad they did!!! We were involved with the wedding from the early days, helping with logistics, hire items an creative advice. We had a team of 5 working for us on the day setting up,, serving drinks and helping with the food. Our favourite parts of this laid back day were the bright , quirky colour theme and the amazing cheese cake!!!
We received a beautiful bouquet and a lovely thank you.
Please thank your amazing team and your beautiful mum (as well as your gorgeous self!) for all the hard work they did on Saturday! Everyone commented on how efficient you all were and everyone loved you and your mum! Look forward to catching up soon xxxx
August 2015, Teresa and Billy, Victoria House, Hamble
We did lots of craft projects for Teresa and Billy and then did the set up on the day. Our work included the bunting, table runners, cake topper and cupcake flags. We assisted with the set up for the wedding as well. We love the home spun, country, vintage look and think it all worked amazingly together.
I thought I'd drop you an email just to say huge thanks for all your hard work and support through our wedding experience... I really appreciated all you done to help pull my vision's together. The whole day was perfect and everything looked stunning.
July 2015, Rachel and Neil, Duncton Village Hall, Chichester
This lovely couple and their family came to us about 9 months before their wedding for logistical support and help on the day. Their village hall was filled with stunning flowers, DIY touches and lots of sentiment. We especially adored the cake made by the Brides Mum! We finished the set up on the morning, supported suppliers and guests, served ice cream and packed away at the end of the night!
Thank you for all the work you did before we arrived and for serving the ice creams. A great big thanks for the blackboards. They looked fabulous and Rachel and Neil have hung the time line on their wall at home as a piece of art! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services. You were professional, discreet and 100% reliable. It was good to see you looking on, making sure all was well and ready to jump in if needed.
July 2015, Clare and Andy, Upwaltham Barns, Chichester
For Clare and Andy's vintage inspired day we made the bunting and then set up the décor and broke it down for them at the end of the evening. We loved the very personalised details such as the tea towel favours as well as the stunning cake and beautiful blooms!
Thank you once again for all your help and support in making our day so special, plus the photos you took were great.
June 2015, Charlotte and Paul, Boundary Oak School
Charlotte and Paul planned their wedding all the way from Australia, arriving back in the UK just a week before the big day!! We supported in the set up and management of the day and made the table plan.
Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for all your help in the lead up & on the day of my wedding, you & your mum were an amazing help.
June 2015, Candice and Owen, Titchfield Barn, Fareham
Candice and Owen came to us over a year before their wedding so we supported them with supplier suggestions and logistical advice. On the day itself we helped with the set up, managed the suppliers, served drinks, supported guests and of course packed away at the end! We loved the classic look and sage green tones. The guests tucked into hog roast and ice cream, drank cocktails and danced the night away!
Candice and Owen thanked us with a huge bouquet of flowers and a dinner voucher!
Thank you so much for all of your help and support over the last 18 months. Our wedding day was perfect and it would not have been possible without you. Thank you!
May 2015, Sarah-Louise and Katie, Solent Hotel, Fareham
We met these lovely girls at a wedding fair and helped with initial venue suggestions. When they picked their hotel venue they asked us to come in on the day and do all the décor set up. All the personal touches were beautiful - our favourite bits - the cake and the choir!!!!
Thank you so much for your support before and on the day! it was greatly appreciated!
May 2015, Becky and Steve, Titchfield Barn, Fareham
Located at Titchfield Barn we supported in the lead up to the wedding with logistical help and supplier advice. On the day we helped finish off the decor and set up, supported suppliers, managed guests and timings, serviced drinks and food and packed away at the end of the night! They even borrowed our classic Land Rover as a prop! The day involved a tea and cake reception followed by a picnic lunch which we loved! All the touches were DIY and we think it looked beautiful.
We received a bouquet, wine and a lovely wooden plaque as a thank you!
Thank you for all your help in planning our day and for all your help in making our wedding amazing. We would have never had such an amazing day without you. Thanks for everything you did for us we are more than pleased. The amount of guests that have commented on the details shows how much effort you put in to make our day perfect.
May 2015, Chloe and Michael, Farbridge Barn, Chichester
Chloe and Michaels barn wedding was filled with colour with a vintage feel. Guests were entertained with an ice cream caravan and quirky photo booth. We assisted with with lead up to the wedding, logistical, creative and supplier advice then finished the decor on the day and managed the event.
We received a gorgeous bottle of red wine and a thank you during the speeches.
Nicola you are a diamond. Thanks for everything, it was brilliant day!! Massive thank you. You were amazing and I don't think it would of come together with out you.
April 2015, Chris and Mel, Sopley Mill, Christchurch
Chris and Mel booked us for our Whiskey bar but this soon turned into full event management! This wedding set in a mill took lots of inspiration from the couples heritage and their personalities. We did all the decor set up in the morning then managed the timings, guests and suppliers until the pack away at the end of the night!
We received a beautiful orchid and collection of handmade coasters that were the favours
We would like to thank you and your team for all of your advice, help and hard work. We really did have a perfect day and couldn't have done it with out you. Thank you for everything.
Feb 2015 Sally and John, Balmer Lawn Hotel, Brockenhurst
This lovely couple asked us to support with the set up of their 10th Wedding Anniversary party. We combined some of our hire items with items the couple had collected to come up with a stunning decorative scheme. We set up on the morning and provided the floral arrangements. You cannot beat birds and birdcages in our books!
Sally and John thanked us with a spa set and chocolates!
We're really grateful for all your help. We couldn't have done it without you x
Nov 2014 Linzi and Dan, Solent Hotel, Whiteley
We worked with Linzi for around a year to come up with plans for her table centres to fit her eclectic plum and gold theme, source items and put it all together on the big day! We made the table plan and also sourced some of the other decor. The theme evolved over the year and we combined forces to make the look of the wedding something totally different to what guests may have seen before! Our favourite things were the hot chocolate favours and the sparklers for the guests!!!
Linzi and Dans card and Afternoon Tea voucher were so touching....
Thank you for being the best wedding planner ever. Working with you has been stress free - every Brides dream! You are truly gifted at your job and should be so proud of yourself.
Sept 2014 Kelly and Matt, Langstone Harbour Hotel, Hayling Island
Kelly came to us a few months before her wedding needing assistance with her decor. After much brainstorming we came up with a plan to suit her navy and orange colour scheme and we supplied the table centres, table plan, sweet table plus other periphery decor. We did the set up and styling on the day.
Sept 2014 Kelly and Adam, The Great Barn, Titchfield
We worked with Kelly and Adam for just over a year before their wedding, helping with logistical and creative advice. On the day we finalised the set up and then managed their event for them; organising suppliers, serving drinks, managing timings, helping guests and packing away! We loved their bright colour scheme and all the individual touches that made up their day.
The thank you card and yummy box of shortbread we received were delightful.....
Our wedding was simply the best day of our lives and we don't know how we would have pulled it together so smoothly without all your help. Your organisational skills, attention to detail and 'nothing is too much' approach made working with you relaxed, fun and stress free.
Sept 2014 Kelly and Tina, Lee On Solent Community Hall
These gorgeous girls booked us super early on in their planning so it seemed their wedding was ages off but of course that time zoomed by. They booked us to do the set up and styling of their vintage inspired day. We transformed their hall with all the decor they collected ready for their guests to be entertained by a retro duo while they ate afternoon tea! We love how every table centre was different and how all the little touches reflected the girls so well.
We just wanted to say once again thank you so much for everything you did on our wedding day. The day was just perfect. You were amazing and we will be recommending.
Queen Bees Caterers - Having witnessed Behind The Scenes Events set up weddings, they do not leave until everything is perfect, their attention to detail is amazing and will stay until it is right. We so enjoy working with the team as we know that everything is in safe hands!
Lucy Lou Photography - The community centre hall was done up so lovely by Behind The Scenes Events they did a great job of transforming the venue!
Sept 2014 Claire and Robbie, East Horton Golf Club, Southampton
Claire had a true DIY wedding; sourcing and/or making all the decorative items, including the flowers and evening cupcakes! Her vintage theme was complimented perfectly by the colour palette and it all looked beautiful together. Claire booked and paid for us on the day of a wedding fair having had discussions that morning with her Mum about how it would all be set up and styled! We were glad to be of assistance!
Claire and Robbie gave us some flowers and shortbread as a thank you......
Just a quick message to say thank you so much for setting up for us. It looked absolutely amazing and just how I imagined. East Horton said it was the best set up they had ever seen! Thank you again. You did an amazing job for us. Best money I've ever spent!! Xxxx
Sept 2014 Parysa and Jon, Upwaltham Barns, Chichester
Parysa booked us back in 2013 to do the set up and break down for her wedding and also make some of the decorative touches including the favour bags, runners and blackboards. We adored the setting at Upwatham Barns and all the vintage touches. There was a sweetie table, quirky table plan, lots of photos of the couple, a gorgeous naked cake and beautiful vintage flowers. All the effort the couple put in certainly paid off! It looked amazing!
Parysa and Jon gave us a beautiful flower and pot to say thank you............
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your efforts in making our wedding decorations look absolutely fantastic. We've had so many comments on how beautiful everything looked and all the attention to detail was exactly how we pictured it. We would not hesitate to recommend you to our friends.
Parysa and Jon's wedding featured in the Sept 2015 edition of Wedding Ideas Magazine
August 2014 Marli and Jules, Manor Barn, Petersfield
One of our biggest weddings to date and what a stunner!! A 1920s inspired navy and gold theme with touches of colour and sparkle! Apart from the venue, catering and band we sourced pretty much every supplier including the photographer, hair/make up, and even suggested the brides shoes and headpiece!! We made most of the DIY creative elements and helped lots with logistics and advice. We arranged the flowers in association with Penny Lane Florists who sourced them and made the bouquets & button holes. We did all the set up on the day and managed the event for the couple. We are really proud of the combined efforts of a fab couple, their bridal party and some amazing suppliers.
Marli and Jules presented us with a lovely bottle of bubbly and some luxury truffles during the speeches.........
Thank you for makingour day so special, you are one in a million. You should be really proud of theend results of all your hard work.
Marli and Jules' wedding featured in the Jan 2016 edition of Wedding Ideas Magazine
August 2014 Holly and James, The Great Barn, Titchfield
Holly and James had a natural cornflower blue themed day with a laid back feel. Guests were treated to a delicious hog roast and home made shortbread favours. We provided our day before and on the day set up and management service as well as the table plan and they borrowed our Land Rover as their second wedding car!! We adored their wedding cake and especially liked their fab band! What a great day!
Thank you SO much for everything!!! It goes without saying that we could never have pulled it off ourselves!!! We loved every second of our day, the Barn looked incredible and EVERYONE commented on how much fun they had, and were very impressed by Behind The Scenes Events!
August 2014 Julia and Tony, The Great Barn, Titchfield
When Julia and Tony were recommended by Holly and James (above) we were really excited to see their plans coming to life! Living in London and having a wedding in south Hampshire they needed some logistical advice and moral support to help them on their way as well as day before set up and on the day management. We love the engineers den meets secret garden theme our favourite parts being the light bulb floral chandelier and their afternoon tea wedding breakfast!
The day was such a blur but you were beyond incredible and there are so many little moments in my head remembering you helping in ways I never expected - hairspray, for example! You are amazing. Julia, Bride
From our point of view the day went perfectly, due in no small part, to your efforts. I am so glad Julia and Tony found you and have nothing but respect for the way you worked. Julias Dad
A true professional, Nicola will help, plan, guide any aspect of your big day! A must for taking the stress out of planning a wedding! She really is fabulous and it would be one of the best choices you could make when planning your big day Jenni, JenniBlooms
She's an absolute gem. Jenny Owens, Photographer
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you, every bride I work with that you have helped and are helping has such amazing comments on how you manage their wedding day and how you always deliver. Claire, Uptown Curls
July 2014 Heather and Dan, The Great Barn, Titchfield
We worked with this lovely couple on the lead up to their day to give logistical advice and guidance then helped with many different elements on the day including decor, drinks service, food service, room changes, timing and guest management and packing away at the end of the night. We love their use of flowers to add pockets of colour and adored the very unique table plan!! What a stunning day!
Dan and I would like to thank you and your lovely team for all the wonderful work you did, both in the run up and on the wedding day itself making it a day we will never forget. We also don't know what we would have done without your advice on - well, everything! You have a fantastic team and should be very proud.
June 2014 Cerri and Andy, Springhead Trust, North Dorset
When we found out Cerri and Andys wedding was at one of our all time favourite wedding venues, an old water mill in North Dorset we jumped at the chance to manage their day!!! The wedding took on a purple theme with reception drinks at the bandstand, a vegan wedding breakfast, an ice cream trike and the chance to party the night away to the juke box! Cerri and Andy are just made for one another and their day certainly reflected that. We will miss them lots!
Andy and Cerri gave us the most stunning bouquet to say thank you along with a personalised card left in the room we stayed in....
Thank you so much for helping us make our special day amazing. You are an exceptional wedding organiser, thank you for saying 'yes' to helping us!
June 2014 Hanna and Greg, Southwick D Day Memorial Hall, Southwick
Hanna won some bunting from us in Aug 2013 and her requirements from us expanded from there! We ended up providing set up and all day management for a gorgeous wedding! The colour theme was sage, peach and pastels with a touch of vintage.Some of my favourite suppliers worked the event supplying a yummy afternoon tea and vintage tunes throughout the day. We love all the little touches like the personal spoon favours and the references to Gregs RAF career! It was a fab day all round and don't our Mr and Mrs look stunning!
We received a lovely thank you card and engraved spoon to remember the day by...
Thank you for everything you've done to make our wedding day so special.
May 2014 Katie and Adrian, St Johns Church Hall, Wickham
Katie and Adrian came to us last year after being recommended by one of our 2013 couples. They had an Afternoon Tea reception at their church hall and then went on to Marwell Zoo for their evening party. We decorated the hall for them and did their reception drinks service. We loved the double decker bus to take the guests to their next venue - a great idea! What a gorgeous day!
Katie and Adrian gave us a lovely bottle of bubbly as a thank you along with these lovely words..
We cannot put into words what an amazing day we had. Everyone said how lovely the Tea Party was. Thank you for all your hard work. The hall looked great and we felt like nothing was too much trouble.
May 2014 Helen and James, Goodworth Clatford Village Club, Andover
We loved working with this gorgeous couple to provide on the day management for their village hall big day. They had a vintage theme with a sage green colour palette, pie and mash meal, a fab retro singer and some quirky touches like their jitterbug first dance!!! Every moment was perfect! What a beautiful start to the 2014 season!
It was an absolutely fantastic day, everyone has raved about the music, the weather, the food and of course, the way everything ran perfectly and how hard you worked, how friendly to everyone you were and how you made everyone feel so welcome and relaxed. James and I can't thank you enough for putting together our perfect day and inspiring ideas along the way, you have been a godsend. I seriously couldn't have done it without your expertise and help and of course your mum, please pass on my thanks to her. She has ended up in a few photos and termed "the aunt" as both families thought she must be some aunt of the other family!! Talk about blending in! I hope she got that well deserved slice of cake. I will recommend BTSE to any would-be bride in a similar situation and we'd be more than happy to send any testimonials to future clients.
December 2013 Makala and Rob, Goodwood Hotel, Chichester
Makala and Robs big day was the last of the year for us and we had built a lovely rapport with them over the year so were sad to see them go. We helped them with some supplier sourcing then did the on the day set up and break down. We love how their classic colour theme compliments the hotel decor perfectly.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend BTSE to others.They helped our wedding run smoothly and I could relax and enjoy my day without worrying about the set up. In fact a lot of the decisions towards the end I just left to Nicola as I completely trusted her judgement - her experience of helping couples create their perfect day was obvious from the first meeting we had.
We are really sad that our day is over now, and part of that is because we won't be working with Nicola any more - she's a star!
December 2013 Sarah and Josh, Newtown House Hotel, Hayling Island
Sarah and Josh had a delightful festive themed day with a touch of nature added in! We love the quirky decorations and the snow in the candle jars. Little touches like this can make all the difference. We did the set up and styling then returned in the evening to tidy away!
Nicola and her team were fantastic, they went above and beyond at every opportunity. Our venue looked amazing when they had finished with it, I would highly recommend them!! The cost of their services were very reasonable and at double the price would be worth every penny!
November 2013 Danae and John, The Irish Club, Southsea
Danae booked us nearly a year before her wedding via Facebook as she wanted to take the worry out of her wedding morning. Their ivory, silver and red theme added some sparkle to the winter months! We went in on the morning to the venue to set up, style and manage suppliers.
Just want to say how amazing the Irish club looked last night. Everyone really loved the decorations and we had an amazing day. Thank you so much for all your hard work. It looked amazing xx
September 2013 Dianne and Jamie, St Marys Church Hall, Warsash
We loved working with this wonderful couple who had a bunting filled village hall reception with a travel theme. Pastel colours were combined with an eclectic mix of goodies collected by the couple to decorate the venue. We did the set up and break down as well as advising the couple on traditions, logistics and creative ideas along the way!
When we first booked BTSE I had no idea how invaluable they would prove to be. We had a small intimate wedding but it still required a lot of work and planning. Having Nicola helping was like having one of your really good friends around who just happens to be a wedding organiser! She really understood what we wanted and how low key, relaxed and personal we wanted it to be. She helped us take our ideas and then create that feeling and look whilst still making sure we didn't forget any of the essentials - and believe me when you are organising outside of a 'hotel' type environment as we were this is an easy thing to do...! All in all, having Nicola there with the support of her team turned our fairly average church hall into a real venue of beauty! I can't recommend her highly enough. Really.
September 2013 Emme and Ben, Titchfield Barn, Fareham
Emme and Ben had a gorgeous DIY filled barn wedding which we set up and managed for them along with assisting in the lead up, recommending suppliers and advising along the way. The day was full of quirky touches, amazing suppliers, lots of bunting, even more sweets, garden games and a funky photo booth which gave the guests a fantastically unique day and lots of memories to last a long time. Alongside the set up and break down we kept ourselves busy with food and drinks service, room changes, supplier co-ordination, guest support and management of the timings. As usual we never like to stop!
I have to put a huge shout out to Nicola who did such an amazing job of getting this rustic old barn looking simply beautiful for Emme and Ben. She really did have the whole set up running like clockwork! Driftwood and Daisies Flower Company
Nicola and her team were working their socks off at the barn. Never underestimate a great wedding planner with years of experience. Lovely and Vintage Weddings
And one from the Bride and Groom …
Thank you so much for all that you did for us in the lead up and on our wedding day. We really just don't know how to even start to thank you as much as we want to as we wouldn't have been able to do it without you
Photos of the couple with thanks from Beki Young Photography
August 2013 Katie and Lee, Romsey Golf Club, Southampton
We can't take responsibility for the whole of this beautiful Navy and Pink themed day. We made the bunting and loaned some hire items. We did stay to help with the set up and styling and felt very privileged to play a little part in this special couples' big day.
A big thank you for your hard work on the day. It was brilliant!
June 2013 Caroline and Mick, Newtown House Hotel, Hayling Island
Caroline and Mick had a fantastic floral filled day featuring lots and lots of bunting made by our fair hands! The couple had a beautiful pastel themed colour palette to set off their day in a local hotel. We made the childrens goody bags and the lotto ticket holders which we adored! We came in on the morning of the wedding to set up and style the venue and the wedding and it looked beautiful (we also got a sneaky peek of the bride who looked beautiful too!)!
Caroline didn't leave us out when making her beautiful sweetie jar favours and gave us a couple as a thank you - how lovely (oh, and treated us to Afternoon Tea afterwards!!)!
How can I thank you enough? THANK YOU! You dressed The Newtown beautifully for us. The bunting you made was absolutely stunning as I had no doubt it would be. Your attention to detail was faultless and I knew from our first meeting you would not let us down. Your extra little touches were so kind and thoughtful too, not forgetting those gorgeous little envelopes [for the lotto favours] you provided! We have had so many compliments from people on your bunting and the presentation.
Professional photos from Carla Stillman photography
June 2013 Laura and Richard, Shrivenham Memorial Hall, Swindon
We were so excited about this couple and their big day! Laura and Richard totally immersed themselves and their guests in the world of The Hobbit and used their extensive creative talents to pull off an amazing day. We supported with partial wedding planning, supplier sourcing, set up and styling and on the day management. Alongside the set up and break down we kept ourselves busy with food and drinks service, supplier co-ordination, guest support and management of the timings.An amazing day was had by all!
Laura and Richard gave me a beautiful Art Deco necklace as a thank you (and I also have two of the birch trees in my garden!).
Thanks so much for all of your (and David & Sandra's) help - we would never have made it there (and back again) without you. You were all brilliant and it would have been a disaster without you xx
May 2013 Rachel and Mark, Bradgate Manor, Netley Abbey
We cannot take responsibility for the beautiful look of this wedding but we can take responsibility for the bunting! This gorgeous couple had a pink rose theme to their day and asked us to make bunting to decorate their marquee and compliment the theme. We visited the night before the wedding and saw the result of the fantastic efforts of the couple and their families.
Thank you so much for the bunting, its absolutely perfect! Can't wait to see it, in its full glory! You're a super star xxx
April 2013 Dave and Sarah, The Mill at Gordleton
Dave and Sarahs wedding took on a vintage theme with a classic pink and grey colour scheme. It was held at a boutique hotel in the New Forest. We supported with the planning of the wedding, advised on etiquette and ideas and were lucky enough to be there at the choosing of the Brides dress, the Bridesmaids outfits and the Grooms fittings! We supported on the morning of the wedding with setting up some of the venue and enjoyed those getting ready moments with the Bride!
Thank you for all support before and during the big day. We had a truly amazing day.
October 2012 Rachael and Dean, Woolston Bowling Club, Southampton
Rachael and Dean had a beautiful Autumnal themed day at a local sports club and we supported in the lead up to their wedding and provided the on the day I Do management package. They had lots of guests and a number of suppliers so were happy to hand the management over to us! It was fantastic to share in their celebrations and keep track of the Brides three pairs of shoes all day!!!! Alongside the set up and break down we kept ourselves busy with food and drinks service, supplier co-ordination, guest support and management of the timings.
I was lucky enough to receive a beautiful bouquet of flowers and engraved glass as a thank you.
Behind the Scenes is a highly efficient and well organised company that puts its customers in the heart of everything it does. We had Nicola as our wedding planner she was attentive and had a strong eye for detail, she took away my worries of dressing my venue as she listened to what i wanted and came up with suggestions to make it even better. On our wedding day everything was well organised and ran smoothly. Nicola really looked after us right up until the end (and even then she didnt' stop) Without Nicola and the other members of the team it would not have been quite the success it was. People are still talking about our wedding 5 months on. Every Bride deserves Behind the Scenes.
July 2012 Louise and Dave, Warbrook House, Hook
Louise and Dave booked me to support in the planning of their wedding shortly after their engagement so it was a delight to follow the lead up to the big day. We supported in sourcing suppliers, advised on formalities and etiquette as well as undertaking the set up and styling of the event. The colours were heather and ivory with a family tree theme and complimented the country house hotel in north Hampshire perfectly. The Bride even chose a dress named after her Nan.
The day went without a hitch and I cannot thank Nicola enough for ensuring all I had to do was enjoy myself, she really did go above and beyond and put hours of work into making our day faultless. You can never really prepare for how you feel on your wedding day, it’s a totally overwhelming experience and you go through so many emotions but with Nicola by my side the day was perfect, more than a wedding planner, she became a friend for life.
June 2012 Kate and Simon
Our brief from this Bride was to find a vehicle big enough for her dress! The theme of the wedding was nautical day with a blessing out in the Solent! Kate had seen us use the Vintage Landrover in a previous wedding so requested it for her day and we adding in a little champagne picnic for the couple to enjoy from ceremony to reception!
Thank you, thank you, thank you. You guys were truly brilliant! The Landrover was excellent, our picnic much needed and the photos brill. Lots of Love xxxx
May 2012 Sarah's 30th Birthday, Privatehouse
For this day we did some set up and styling for a garden party birthday.
October 2011 Sandra's 60th Birthday
Sandra brought us in to set up and style her black and silver themed party at a local social club. We managed her guest list, arranged the cake and the decor to take the pressure off so she could enjoy her party!
Just a note to tell you how grateful I was for everything you did for my 60th Birthday party. I am very busy and if it had not been for you it would not have happened! First of all thank you for sourcing and booking the venue and for sending the invites and collating all the replies. The room was decorated beautifully - all the black and white decorations matched my theme perfectly. The cupcakes you sourced were delicious and beautifully decorated. All the comments I received after the party were positive - a good time was had by all!! So thank you once again for all your efforts.
June 2011 Vintage Tea Party Wedding, Rownhams House, Southampton
This wedding was held in a private country house venue and focused around the couples love of Afternoon Tea. The sage and mocha colour scheme was followed throughout with vintage crockery setting of the tables and beautiful chocolate coloured roses amongst the stunning floral displays. Birdcages took centre stage on the tables and guests received seed packets and butterfly biscuits as favours. The wedding car even reflected the theme being a vintage green and cream Landrover!