Redamancy Weddings – The Wedding Spotlight
Happy Monday, world. I’ve had a gorgeous weekend shooting over two days for Jake & Alice’s very personal wedding celebration, then spending time with my boys and beautiful extended family. Happy to be back at work today though as this week I have the lovely Carly in on work experience with me!
Today brings another feature to The Wedding Spotlight; Charlotte from Redamancy Wedding Planning and Styling. Charlotte’s site and words are elegant and beautiful with the right amount of Pinterest-worthy drooling factor.
First things first, could you tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do?
My name’s Charlotte and I run Redamancy Wedding Planning and Styling. I specialise in creative weddings that are flawlessly planned and styled. Redamancy is an Old-English word which means “the act of loving the one who loves you; a love returned in full”, and that is at the heart of all the weddings I plan for my wonderful couples. I would describe my styling as quite editorial. It can be emotive and soft like the fine art styles, but it definitely has a bit of an edge to it too. I love thinking about the story behind the wedding, how the couple met and how they like to spend their time together, and really trying to weave elements of that into their special day. My favourite pictures from weddings are always the getting ready shots for that very reason; there’s a real story in the preparations. I like to evoke emotion, and help couples to express their personality through their wedding.
What inspires you to push yourself creatively or further in business?
The fact that my job impacts so much on the most important day in couple’s life. I know that what I create is going to be part of their wedding memories forever, and this pushes me to do the absolute best job that I can. I constantly look for new inspiring ideas on Pinterest and blogs like Rock My Wedding, and keep up to date with the current trends so I can always offer my couples the best planning and styling flair.
What does your daily routine look like?
I wake up and immediately post a photo on Instagram. I love instagram as it’s full of inspiring ideas for the industry and it’s a great way to network with other amazing wedding suppliers. Next up I check my emails and reply to any enquiries and opportunities that have come through. A lot of the time, when I’m not researching ideas for my clients, designing styling proposals and inspiration boards for them, and reaching out to suppliers on their behalf, I am styling a photoshoot for the wedding industry. These are often featured on blogs and take a lot of work to get the theme right. This means my day can be taken up with shopping for props, liaising with the venue or other suppliers, and taking sample photos. Currently, I’m working on a Boho shoot, a Palm-Springs inspired shoot and an Asian Wedding showcase for a popular wedding venue.
What’s your favourite memory from working in this field so far?
Definitely my first consultation with a couple who chose me to plan their wedding. I have wanted to be a wedding planner since I was 16 years old and so to finally be sitting there, after years of doing everything to make my dream come true, was the moment I realised that I had made it. I was on a bit of a high after that for a few days!
What advice would you give to couples to make the most of their wedding day?
Don’t stress! I know it’s easier said than done when you have so much to think about and all eyes will be on you, but your wedding day will go so quickly that it’s far better to try and enjoy every single moment than lose time stressing over things which don’t matter in the long-run. Try and remember that you’re doing this for everything that marriage represents, not just for a wedding. That should put everything in perspective for you and help you to enjoy your day to the max! Oh, and hire a wedding planner! I’ve never heard any regrets from those who have, but a lot from couples who chose to go it alone.
Thanks Charlotte! We love what you do :) If you, dear reader, do as well then you can find more information on INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK or PINTEREST. She’s also so kindly offered a discount code, name this blog and you’ll get a little bit off her services. Always helps!