What makes a great wedding co-ordinator at Highfield Park?
Moving to Hampshire has given me a great opportunity to meet lots of new wedding co-ordinators at some of my favourite wedding venues. And if I were planning on getting married, I’d want me wedding co-ordinator to be just like Sarah from Highfield Park, Hampshire.
Highfield Park is such an amazing wedding venue and Sarah and the wedding team at Highfield go that extra mile to make a bride and groom’s wedding day special. For them it is not just another wedding day but a very important day for couples.
I fell in love with Highfield Park when I took Linda and Darren’s wedding photographs back in May this year. Darren and Linda’s wedding was such a fabulous day and Highfield park made a stunning venue for wedding photographs. Subsequently, Highfield Park kindly agreed to allow me to shoot a Cinderella themed supplier collaboration photo shoot.
I believe it is so important to build a great relationship with wedding co-ordinators and as a photographer is a big part of the wedding day it is important that the photographer works with the venue wedding team in ensuring the day runs smoothly and to time.
It was lovely to catch up with Sarah recently and I was interested to hear her thoughts on her role as a wedding co-ordinator and what made the role special to Sarah.
Sarah, with a retail background, appreciates that customer service is really important. She has such a lovely bubbly personality and I’m sure her brides love her. I can clearly tell that Sarah loves what she does. She takes a real personal interest in all her wedding booking and pays particular attention to all the finer details of the wedding. Highfield Park only has one wedding a day and therefore the bride and groom can ensure they get the undivided attention of the wedding team at Highfield.
I asked Sarah what she thought made a great wedding photographer. For Sarah it is really important that the photographer works with the wedding team on the day. A good photographer will show consideration and make sure that there are no impacts on the timings of the day. I would definitely agree with Sarah that bride and grooms should chose a wedding photographer that is suited to the personality of the bride and groom. My style of photography is very subtle and I blend in with the wedding and this relaxed approach is what my bride and grooms want from a wedding photographer.
I asked Sarah what were her three top tips for bride and grooms:
- Get to know your wedding co-ordinator that will be looking after you on your wedding day. They will get to know exactly what you want on your wedding day and what is important to you.
- Book your wedding photographer early; particular in the busy wedding season between May and September, a good photographer will be booked up 12 months in advance
- Spread out the booking all your wedding suppliers; take time to visit wedding fayres and get ideas of what you would like on your wedding day.
You are never too old to get married; Sarah arranged a wedding for a couple in their 70s and it will always remain a very special wedding for Sarah. She built a close friendship with the couple and was invited to their wedding day as a guest rather than their wedding co-ordinator. Apparently it was quite an emotional day.
I also asked Sarah whether there was a particular trend at the moment for weddings and I wasn’t surprise when she said vintage style with hessian and wooden chairs. It’s always exciting to see the various themed weddings that make each wedding quite unique.
For me I cannot wait to work with the Highfield Park wedding team and look forward to shooting my next wedding at Highfield.