We’re thrilled to bring you an interview with Lucy of Wiskow & White, planner based in London and Siena! Without further ado:
Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.
We’re Lucy & Danielle, a unique team of two wedding planners. Lucy is based in the UK and Danielle in Italy. We work together to create truly bespoke weddings, driven by a passion for helping couples create nothing short of the weddings that they dream of.
See the rest of the interview after the cut!
How did you get into wedding planning?
Danielle has been wedding planning for over 20 years in Italy. She started as a catering manager and fell into wedding planning naturally. I (Lucy) have an events, marketing and project management background. I met Danielle when she helped us plan our wedding in Tuscany. We got on extremely well and decided that our combined skills could create something really special. And that’s how we created Wiskow & White.
What’s your favourite part of the job?
I love working with couples, getting to know them, finding solutions in sometimes challenging situations, getting creative with styling, planning and spreadsheets but the best part of the job is the wedding day. Seeing everything come together and seeing the couple, who become your friends, enjoy their special day together. It’s magic.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding planners just getting started?
Self-confidence. When you start out and you’re not highly experienced as a planner, you may suffer from imposter syndrome. I did. Get yourself skilled up, shadow a caterer, a florist, a musician and get to know all of the crafts you’re working with. And trust yourself. You’ve got the skills and the passion to be successful as a planner – so believe it!
What are your hobbies or non-work-related activities?
I have quite recently had my first child so tending to my son takes up a lot of my non-work-related activities! I also enjoy exercising and try and get as much of this into my life as I can.
What is your current favourite colour combination?
This regularly changes. Although neutral is all the rage at the moment, I’m loving bright flowers and can’t wait for a wedding that we have in August with some of the brightest yellows, pinks and oranges there are.
Are there any trends that you absolutely love or would love to see brides leave behind?
I love to see couples adopt a wireless ceremony. Everyone is truly in the moment and focused on the words being said, seeing things through their own eyes. I think this makes the moment even more special.
What tips or advice can you give to couples who are in the midst of planning?
Stick to your guns and make sure you do what you want to do, it’s your wedding. But don’t get too caught up in the planning. It’s your wedding, try and enjoy every part of it, not just the day. When the day comes, go with the flow and make sure that someone else has the responsibility of making any decisions that are required. You need to enjoy your day that you’ve worked so hard for and dreamt of for so long.
Thanks Lucy! For more about Wiskow & White, check out their WeddingLovely profile or head straight to their website.
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