With over 12 years experience as a wedding and events organizer, Kaleigh of Sparkle Pearls and Lace shares practical and inspiring advice for brides (and grooms) to-be.
Blog: Sparkle Pearls and Lace
Based: Oxford, U.K.
How did you get into bridal blogging? I have been a wedding fanatic ever since I was a child. I followed my dream by setting up a wedding/party planning business. The blog kind of happened by accident but I realized, that as a wedding planner, I have quite an insight into the wonderful world of weddings and Sparkle Pearls and Lace blossomed from there.
What do you love most about weddings? I really do love everything about weddings but my favorite part is when the happy couple share a moment, such as after the ceremony or before they enter the wedding breakfast. That is when you can see love at its greatest!
What’s the most underrated aspect of any ceremony? The vows—when happy couples make such meaningful promises to each other. It is such a special part of the day!
Your secret to staying calm under pressure? When it all gets a bit too much, remember why you are planning a wedding in the first place, because you are in love and you should cherish that.
Most unique wedding you’ve ever featured? A surprise wedding! The bride and groom did not want a traditional wedding, so they invited family and friends for a garden party. It just so happened that they also got married!
Your number one piece of advice for any blushing bride? To plan a wedding that cherishes love, a wedding that reflects you as a couple and that will leave your guests smiling and thinking 'That was so them!'