Thanks so much for taking the time to engage in my project.
My main goal of this project is to raise the funds to employ a fabulous social media expert to create a kick start marketing strategy to dive into 2018 with and help grow my Wedding Planning business for the next couple of wedding seasons.
My chosen creative is just 19 years old and has, like myself, taken the leap to go for her dreams and build her own business. By pledging to me you would not only be supporting myself, but also another entrepreneur and small local business, as well as engaged couples around the UK and abroad (yes I Have international clients!) by helping me reach out to them and assisting with their wedding planning journey to help them save time, stress and money.
Do what you love..
2 years ago I returned home from spending time travelling, living and working in Australia. Of course, it was AWESOME! I often wonder why I'm not still out there, but hey ho, I have different goals and things I want to achieve on my home turf now, surrounded by my loved ones. Whilst being out there I worked for two amazing wedding and event planning companies, doing exactly what I love and are best at. Creating couples dream wedding days.
Never give up..
In May 2016 I launched my own Wedding Planning business, Faye Darcy Events I never expected it to be easy, and it certainly hasn't been. I juggle every aspect of my business myself. I have hit a number of road blocks both in my professional and personal life but I am SO passionate about what I do, have the drive and ambition to never give up and believe that failure is not an option, if something doesn't work, I'll try something else until it does.
When other peoples happiness is your happiness..
This summer was fabulous for me, I had some lovely couples and created some amazing weddings for them. There is so much job satisfaction from being a wedding planner. Yes, it can be stressful and does hold a huge amount of responsibility, but those moments when the day comes and I see my work pull together, just seeing how happy my couples and their guests are fills me with so much warmth and happiness. I have worked with some amazing suppliers from the North East, including Nigel John who captured the beautiful moment in the project image of one of my lovely couples.
My services range from helping couples find their dream venue, selecting suppliers, on the day coordination, right through to full wedding planning and coordination. I can help as little or as much as they would like and to suit their budget whether it be large or small.
In 2018 I would love to grow a catalogue of hire items and to push my wedding styling and design services to get even more creative for couples.
Weddings can become extremely expensive and I don't believe they have to. At the end of the day, marriage is about the love and happiness two people share, the commitment they have to one another to spend the rest of their lives together, you don't have to spend £20k for it to be amazing and to show that.
A couples day should be 100% about them and reflect them and I always encourage couples to step outside of the box, not to just follow what someone else has done.
Inspiration from around the globe..
I have always been a creative and a dreamer, my inspiration for my work doesn't just come from wedding trends. It comes from the couples I meet and their stories, places I travel to, restaurants I visit, colours in the sky, interior trends, fashion and arts, architecture of beautiful and unusual buildings.
My inspiration to never give up and to keep pushing my business comes from my entrepreneurial family, their failures, their successes, I swear it's in our genes! My dad who I lost 3 years ago to a short battle to cancer, my grandparents , they always believed in everything I did, supported me along the way and told me I could do anything I wanted to do and be whoever I wanted to be.
How YOU can help
By being the generous and supportive person that you are, your pledge will help me to fund a fab marketing strategy to kick start my business for 2018.
Next years dates are beginning to fill up, but being a one girl band (apart from the days I have my events and a team of helpers) I juggle every aspect of my business myself. Social media is where the majority of my enquiries and business comes from, however, I have recently being slacking with it and not having the time to put the work that it needs to go into it due to focusing on other areas of the business and of course planning current clients weddings.
Having a professional who completely understands my business and is on the same page as me will enable me to remove the stress of thinking "Agh I haven't done a tweet today!, What should my content for the week be, how do I reach out to my audience" and will enable me to reach out to more and more lovely couples, to be part of the wedding planning journey, and to ultimately continue to build my business, having a full time team and to reach my dreams.
Love from my couples..
// “It was an absolute pleasure to work with Faye on our wedding. Everything ran like clockwork on the day and Faye was a huge part of that. We were able to relax and enjoy the whole experience in the knowledge that Faye was working with all of our different suppliers and ensuring that everyone arrived on time and knew where they should be. On the day we had upwards of 15 different suppliers and vendors that Faye worked with and so many of them have spoken with us to say how great it was to work with Faye.
From thoughtful last minute touches to passing on the names of useful contacts and vendors in advance of the day Faye's knowledge and experience proved to be invaluable and we were delighted to have her on board for our big day.
Thank you Faye! "
// “Thank you so much for all of your help leading up to and on our wedding day! Everything went perfectly and the theme was just as we imagined it!”
// “Thank you Faye, for all of your input in helping to plan our dream wedding. It was great to see our ideas come to life. All of your ideas and inspiration helped to create exactly what we wanted, especially when we weren’t sure if certain things would be possible! We can’t thank you enough!”
// “Your professionalism, dedication, humour and kindness created the most perfect day. Thank you. We would most definitely recommend you for anyone wanting to take the stress out of wedding planning and creating a personalised/special day!”
// “Thank you so much for your support on our wedding day- we simply could not have done it without you”
// “With us roping you in pretty last minute, you made everything so much less stressful on the day and made everything look so wonderful at the venue despite the rain! From easels, to napkin folding balloon blowing and pom-pom trying- THANK YOU for it all!”
Thank you SO much again for taking the time to read my project, time is precious and I appreciate every moment you have taken to read this.
Faye Darcy x