Meet The Team

Wedding & Event Planner

Natasha Sellers

General Manager – Derbyshire

After completing my Law degree I started looking down various career paths and came across a Wedding Planner position with Bespoke Weddings! Of course the most logical step after studying Law! I had just helped to plan my friends Wedding, which ignited my passion and interest in the Industry, so I applied for the job and the rest as they say is history!

What is your favourite Film?

The Notebook.

Do you have any strange habits?

I have to set the volume on everything to an even number! I hate odd numbers!

What is your favourite Holiday?

Thailand- which was an eventful trip! Whilst elephant trekking through the Jungle, my elephant fell over and flung me and my friend into snake and critter infested Jungle undergrowth!

What is your guilty pleasure?

Gin & Tonic!

Louise Marsden

Sales and Marketing Manager & Bespoke Wedding Planner – North Derbyshire

My sister is possibly the most laid back person on the planet so when it came to her hen do and wedding this is where I stepped in to help! From there I did a course at the Wedding Planning College then joined Bespoke Weddings. I started out Wedding Planning for a couple of years and still do a little of this along side being the Sales & Marketing Manager.

Who is your Celebrity Crush?

Gino D’acampo, loving Italian food helps too!

What is your guilty pleasure?

Cheese & Wine…

What is your unpopular opinion?

I HATE everything about ketchup!

Your strangest pet?

A one eyed tortoise named Patch! Although my black lab can sometimes be quite strange too….

Vicky Redhead

Bespoke Wedding Planner – Nottinghamshire

When I decided I needed a career change after working 12 years in the Travel Industry, I knew I wanted to do something I was extremely passionate about. After booking and planning in the region of 100 weddings abroad I knew what I wanted to do!! When Bespoke weddings gave me the opportunity to work with them I burst into tears of joy!! I am one of the lucky people in the world who can say they LOVE going to work everyday.

What is your greatest achievement?

My 20 month old little girl Lyla-Rae…..who was born on my birthday.!

What is your favourite place on the planet?

Cuba, where I got married to my husband 8 years ago, such an amazing experience & country.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Working out, Shopping (of course!) & eating nice food!! Lots of it!

Cool fact…

I am related to Jason Statham!!!

Charlotte Walsgrove

Bespoke Wedding Planner – Staffordshire & Shropshire

When I left school 27 years ago I became a travel agent and I have continued to do this job while having my children Jack now 19 years old and Libby 18, I have always loved arranging clients dream holidays and friends birthdays weddings and christening, so to have this opportunity with Bespoke Weddings to help couples create their unforgettable day seems like a dream come true for me.

What is the top of your holiday destinations?

Maldives before they disappear forever!

What is your favourite ice cream flavour?

Rum n Rasin.

What is something you wish you were gifted at doing?

Singing ( I have been told by my Husband I can’t) 🙁

What was your first concert?

Whitney Houston.

Aimee-Louise Sumner

Bespoke Wedding Planner – Leicestershire & Warwickshire

Since leaving college 11 years ago I have worked in many different roles in the search for the perfect job, but I never found the right one. After helping some friends plan their wedding and running the whole day for them I realised that Wedding Planning was definitely the career path for me. I absolutely fell in love with everything wedding related and since then I started my journey to reach my goal of becoming a full time Wedding Planner. I am completely thrilled to join Bespoke and cannot wait to help as many couples as possible make their dream day happen!

What is your biggest achievement?

I lived and worked in Egypt for 3 years.

What is your favourite treat?

I’m obsessed with Reeces peanut butter cups….especially the white chocolate ones!

Is there anything you are scared of?

E.T!

What has been your most bizarre job role to date?

I’ve worked as a Christmas Elf at a zoo!

Laura Kolka

Bespoke Wedding Planner – South Yorkshire

Originally from Buckinghamshire, I fell in love with Sheffield and the North after completing my English and Theatre Degree at the University of Sheffield. My love for Weddings has been ongoing for years, my laptop has plenty of Word documents filled with images of venues, themes, and wedding dresses! However after working in corporate events in London for a couple of years, I took the plunge and moved to the city I love and to do my dream job as well!

What do you do in your spare time?

Power-lifting/bodybuilding and cooking!

What is your favourite movie?

Sex and the City (that wedding dress though!) or any of the Lord of the Rings films.

What wouldn’t you be caught without?

Biros, my diary, and a lip-kit.

What makes you laugh the most?

Dog videos and my boyfriend!

Kirsty Moran

Bespoke Wedding Planner – Derbyshire

I thrive on meeting new people, discovering what excites them and helping them to achieve their goals; so far throughout my career that has been developing others to achieve their dream jobs and now joining Bespoke Weddings, I have the opportunity to help couples achieve their dream wedding and I could not be more excited!

Although I am organised and structured I have an instinctive passion for all things creative and all things wedding; from stationery and event decor to music and fashion and of course, who doesn’t love eating cake!?

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Walk my 2 rascal pugs, go to live music events, upcycle anything I can get my hands on and scroll through Pinterest for wedding and design inspiration

What is your proudest achievement?

It’s a toss-up between winning ‘Legendary Leader’ in my previous role (purely because of how every person in my teams nominated me) and the LOVE illuminated marquee letters I made for my friends’ wedding

Random fact about me…

I can hang just by my ankles on a trapeze

What is your guilty pleasure?

Secretly watching the pugs on my home CCTV when I’m out (they’re just so cute though)!

Alice Warren

Bespoke Wedding Planner – Derbyshire

Over the years I have completed different courses and tried my hand at quite a few jobs, from working in civil engineering to fitting bulbs & mixing paint at Halfords! I was in search of a job where I could make others happy and also find joy and purpose for myself. In recent years I have assisted in planning events and offering a hand organising aspects of friends and relatives weddings, and found it suited me perfectly. I am so grateful to join Bespoke Weddings and be given an opportunity at a career where my creativeness, enthusiasm and passion can shine!

What do you do in your spare time?

I really enjoy fitness and walking– I walked the Yorkshire three peaks a few years ago in aid of Macmillan.

What is your favourite food?

Pizza (or basically anything covered in cheese)!

How do you relax?

I have always enjoyed reading and currently working my way through a bucket list of the best 100 books to read.

What are your hobbies?

I love being out in my garden and love all kinds of flowers – I recently completed a floristry diploma in my spare time.

Maria Napper

Bespoke Wedding Planner – Lincolnshire & Rutland

I have a passion for helping couples create their bespoke wedding day. As a self employed florist I found myself branching out into the wedding circle meeting some fantastic clients and suppliers. This therefore inspired me to extend my role further and apply to become a wedding planner for Bespoke Weddings!

Where is the most exciting place you have visited?

Lapland!

What are your favourite flowers?

Peonies

How do you enjoy leisure time?

Family holidays and days out, spa days and retail therapy!

Where in the world would you like to visit?

Seychelles

Katie Bettany

Bespoke Wedding Planner – Leicestershire

Starting off my career as a florist it wasn’t long before I fell in love with weddings! It’s a wonderful experience to be part of every couples big day & being able to see the excitement on the morning is simply the icing on the cake! From the day I began my wedding planning and event management course I knew it was the job for me! It gives me great happiness to be able to spend my career making sure that every Bride and Groom get the day of their dreams. Having been a wedding coordinator in a venue for a few years, it was time to branch out and getting the opportunity to join Bespoke Weddings has made my dream job come true! I cannot wait to meet new couples and help them plan their special day!

What is your favourite animal?

An elephant, so much so I have one tattooed to my ankle!

What is your guilty pleasure?

I have such a sweet tooth. I’m easily pleased when it comes to chocolate, especially Ferrero Rocher & Mini Eggs!

How do you spend you spare time?

I found a new ‘love’ (word is used very loosely) for running. It’s good for my physical fitness and great for the mind. I now compete in the W.O.L.F run each summer

Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?

I love a city break. London, Paris & Rome, each year the list continues!

Stephanie Newnes

Bespoke Wedding Planner- Shropshire

After an injury that altered many things in my life, I wanted to find something that would allow me to still access my creativity and passion. Through helping my best friend plan her wedding from start to finish, I caught the bug of helping people create their dream day. The role just seemed to fit and everything slotted into place when I received a call offering me the role of a Bespoke Wedding Planner.

What did career did you have before joining bespoke?

I used to work as a professional dancer.

How many countries have you travelled to?

Truth is, I have lost count, my performing career took me world wide on board cruise ships!

What do you do in your spare time?

I have my own business which preserves flowers in 3D form of which I don’t see as a job as I really enjoy doing each preservation.

How do you wind down after a long day?

A very large glass of red!

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